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Future of the Poles: Greenland by DaneOfScandinavy Future of the Poles: Greenland by DaneOfScandinavy
As temperatures continue to rise, the Greenlandic ice shelf disappears, reforming the world's largest island into an archipelago. With vast amounts of resources hidden underneath the ice and a trade route emerging to the north of the archipelago, Greenland becomes a region of great strategic importance. Tens of thousands of people migrate there due to the disastrous effects of the Flood in their homelands, and farming communities emerge across the islands. Today, Greenland, formerly Danish sovereign territory, is divided into four regions: Thuleland, governed by the US; South Greenland, governed by the Nordic Federation; Chinese Greenland, governed by China; and Lomonosova, governed by Russia.


See also:
Antarctica


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Imperium Guy for the base map
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InukUpNorth Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  New member
I don't think Greenland would split whatsoever... Depends on whether the powerful nations go nuts about our riches.
As an Inuk from Greenland, I would neither say China will be able to take up our resources single-handedly, coz our
governments have strong policies about our resources.
Creative thoughts though.. 
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theengineerman Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Why China?
Would it make sense if the US had territory in Greenland?
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
China is investing a lot in Greenland because of their resource, so I figured they might just purchase land like they're doing in Africa. 

It would, but Canada and the US are so close that it's not really necessary. 
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xArachnoFreakx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... I`LL BECOME CHINESE GREENLANDIC!!!... awesome B)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
What strange names, I can´t pronounce the one in the russian part XD

But isn´t "Nuuk" actually Godthab?
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Greenlandic is a strange language. But yes Nuuk is Godthåb, Qaanaaq is actually Thule.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I like the danish names more XD
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GibbleGarp Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
No offense, but Greenland wouldn't split whatsoever... Just because it loses some part's of it's land, doesn't mean that it'll lose stability. And what about the other nations, would they not get affected?
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
You're right, and this would have huge effects on the entire world. I doubt that any of these nations would actually be able to colonize Greenland. Btw, this was just an idea I got from an ATL called The Green North.
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Kajm Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think he means it would be submerged. Melting the ice of Greenland would raise the oceans by 7 meters. It would also take 50,000 years, even if the Average of the Earth's temperature went up another 2 degrees, which is not likely at this time. The lens is 9000 feet thick at the center, after all.
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