South Pole, who owns it?

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duffy

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South Pole, who owns it?
« on: May 12, 2008, 03:54:42 PM »
Hi there,

brand new to the boards and I think there are some great points made which I am keenly reading through :)

Quick question though, I was under the impression that no one country controls / owns the north or south pole due to a treaty put together? Which interestingly co-insides with the retention of the Fauklands by British forces due to the strategic placement for invading South America and a strong post for mining within the South Pole when it became available.

What I am trying to say, isn't it strange that no superpower has declared "we own that", or I am misinformed.
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Ski

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Re: South Pole, who owns it?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008, 04:19:02 PM »
What is strange is that one can't travel to any part of Antarctica, excepting a very small region for tourists.
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duffy

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Re: South Pole, who owns it?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 04:38:00 PM »
That is strange..

Is there a random excuse to not allow people to go to a "unsafe" error of the antartic?
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pancakes

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Re: South Pole, who owns it?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008, 06:07:36 PM »
they're all in on it, why would anyone claim ownership...
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duffy

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Re: South Pole, who owns it?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 02:39:19 AM »
Well I percieve it would stop us getting a flag and declaring it Duffy World! :D
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Re: South Pole, who owns it?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 05:23:07 AM »
Start a new religion and claim that noone must build there as it is holy. Get 20 guys to stand around shouting about ice all day. instant owership.
Easy as 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679

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Re: South Pole, who owns it?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008, 12:58:42 AM »
why could anyone claim proprietorship?It's very strange.
 
 

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wantok

Re: South Pole, who owns it?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2008, 01:14:20 AM »
One learn new things everyday!
Who owns it?Could we claim?No maybe too cold!