Hans Island
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It isn't clear why Defense Minister Bill Graham chose to make a trip on July 20 to tiny, uninhabited Hans Island (Location), which straddles Nares Strait between Greenland and Ellesmere Island, but he certainly struck a raw nerve when he did so. The Danes protested and there has been plenty of bluster on both sides since. Why is the ownership of this island in dispute? What's on it? What does it look like? How is this quarrel likely to be resolved? The answer to all of these questions and many more are here at your fingertips. We've assembled a complete file on what's known about this little-known island and why it has become the subject of such a touchy quarrel with our good friends, the Danes.






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