NORWAY: East Greenland Nailed

Half a dozen flat-faced Eskimos and a little group of sad-eyed arctic puffins sat on the bleak rocks of Myggbukta (Mosquito Bay), Greenland, recently while a party of five explorers, snug-buttoned in woolies, tacked the Norwegian flag to an improvised flagstaff. The event seemed of only passing interest to the Eskimos and the puffins, but when news of it broke last week all Scandinavia seethed.

"So Norway is trying to steal East Greenland!" stormed the Danes. Editorials in the Norwegian press pointed out that, although Denmark claims all Greenland, the region of...

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