Oldjohnw wrote:Greenland isn't for sale. But I suspect that the UK might well be, soon enough.
Has been for many decades. America held the debts for so long following wwii. Middle East oil mains buy up a lot, largest UK landlord is a Danish clothing entrepreneur. In the past middle Eastern nations or Japan invested in the UK. Now its a mix of China and various European countries through utility business buy up.
That's just businesses and finance. That is not the same as buying up a region of a country so it becomes part of your nation. Such as what created the US Virgin Islands. In the past Britain was the buying country. If not buying they conquered land.
The days of buying land and a population are over. It's a bit of nonsense to bring it up. As said it's a ploy by trump to generate a reason to back out of a visit once he heard Obama was also visiting Denmark / Greenland. It's very bad form to formally request from the Danish monarchy for a formal state visit only to cancel it with such bad form. It's making USA come across in an even worse light diplomatically.