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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:56 PM

19. The establishment of consular relations...

... between States takes place by mutual consent, says the Vienna Convention On Consular Relations. But the relationship between Denmark and USA are not rooted in mutual consent, but by raw power.

The US army came to Greenland while Denmark was under German occupation, by "permission" from a civil servant at the Embassy. After WW2 ended Denmark wanted all the bases closed and the army gone, but had to settle with a deal giving USA right to specific bases, but also confirming Denmark's "sovereignty" over Greenland. Denmark then had to learn from the newspapers, that USA anyway were using much more of the area, than in the deal.

Bottom line is, if USA want's a consulate on Greenland, USA will make it. And we have to accept. But selling Greenland - that is another story!

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