The Whisky War is now over!

πŸŽ‰ Congratulations to Denmark on becoming the second country in the world that shares a land border with Canada!

To those countries fighting or hoping to fight bloody wars over territorial disputes, SHAME ON YOU!


A Canadian flag raising on Hans Island in 2005, left, and a Danish flag raising in 2002.From left: Canadian Department of National Defense, Polfoto

In 1984, Canada provoked Denmark by planting its flag on Hans Island and leaving a bottle of Canadian whisky. The Danish Minister of Greenland Affairs came to the island himself the same year with the Danish flag, a bottle of akvavit, and a letter stating “Welcome to the Danish Island” (Velkommen til den danske ΓΈ).

On June 10, 2022, Canada and Denmark settled on a border across the island, dividing it between the Canadian territory of Nunavut and the semi-autonomous Danish constituent country of Greenland to be unveiled June 14, 2022.

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