DENMARK: Strangers in Slesvig

Little Denmark has next to no army or navy. Yet in the last 13 years it has won more territory proportionately to its size than any other world nation. Last fortnight the Permanent Court of International Justice at The Hague clinched Denmark's claim to all Greenland, 50 times as big as Denmark (TIME, April 17). Last week like a small dog that has just buried one bone. Denmark whirled bristling to protect another.

A much-gnawed bone is Schleswig-Holstein. In 1460 the Kings of Denmark became Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein, agreed never to join it to...

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