Is the USA buying Greenland?

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What would you buy if you had trillions of dollars? Private jets, millions of cats, an island? Well turns
out US President Trump is considering that last one! He's floated the idea of America buying
Greenland and while that's probably not going to happen, similar things have been done before!

In 1867, Then U.S president Andrew Johnson signed off on paying 107.2 million to buy Alaska from
Russia! Let's cut this old school thing. Yep, buying territory from another nation isn't a new idea at
all. And Greenland is a territory owned by Denmark although it has its own government. So
hypothetically this is possible. But why would America want to buy Greenland? Well, Greenland is
also full of natural resources like coal, zinc and copper, and it's in a good strategic spot for things
like military bases. Which America has already. The U-S has actually tried to buy Greenland before
after the end of the second war so it's not a new idea. But Greenland doesn't seem too keen. Of
course it's pretty unlikely it'll happen and even President Trump says it's just an idea. So the people
of Greenland can probably relax for now.
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What would you buy if you had trillions of dollars? Private jets, millions of cats, an island? Well turns
out US President Trump is considering that last one! He's floated the idea of America buying
Greenland and while that's probably not going to happen, similar things have been done before!

In 1867, Then U.S president Andrew Johnson signed off on paying 107.2 million to buy Alaska from
Russia! Let's cut this old school thing. Yep, buying territory from another nation isn't a new idea at
all. And Greenland is a territory owned by Denmark although it has its own government. So
hypothetically this is possible. But why would America want to buy Greenland? Well, Greenland is
also full of natural resources like coal, zinc and copper, and it's in a good strategic spot for things
like military bases. Which America has already. The U-S has actually tried to buy Greenland before
after the end of the second war so it's not a new idea. But Greenland doesn't seem too keen. Of
course it's pretty unlikely it'll happen and even President Trump says it's just an idea. So the people
of Greenland can probably relax for now.
There are no notes for this quiz.
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Quiz #: 33815
What would you buy if you had trillions of dollars?
Quiz by: rmd
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What would you buy if you had trillions of dollars?
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