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Who Owns The North Pole?

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Though uninhabited and full of melting ice caps, the North Pole is surprisingly an appealing piece of real estate. Many countries have already claimed parts of the region. So who technically owns the North Pole? And why do these nations want it so bad? Learn More: UN Law of the Sea https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/MTDSG/Volume%20II/Chapter%20XXI/XXI-6.en.pdf NOAA: The North Pole http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/gallery_np.html 2014 webcams of the region deployed by the University of Washington Who Owns the North Pole? Debate Heats Up as Climate Change Transforms Arctic http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-04/who-owns-the-north-pole-debate-heats-up-as-climate-change-transforms-arctic.html Russia Plants Underwater Flag at North Pole http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/world/europe/02cnd-artic.html Cold Wars: Why Canada Wants to Claim the North Pole http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/9/5191740/canada-russia-fight-over-north-pole-arctic Thanks again to this episode of TestTube's sponsor, the BuyPower Card from Capital One! _________________________ TestTube's new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq