The thought is especially appalling to Greenlandic-Danes for 3 causes. First, Greenland has its personal language, tradition, and historical past. The notion of shopping for a nation wholesale is deeply disrespectful to the painful colonial historical past of Greenland.
Though President Trump’s curiosity in shopping for Greenland has been mocked and vehemently rejected, he should not fear an excessive amount of about US’ geopolitical positioning within the Arctic. As a small nation, Denmark relies on US help to defend Greenland’s 27,00zero miles of shoreline in opposition to Russia. This dependency means the international coverage of Denmark is tailor-made to favor American pursuits — from permitting air bases with nuclear weapons to supporting the US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Regardless of how obscene and thoughtless a proposal President Trump may make when he visits Denmark in September, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen will most likely sustain the custom of appeasing the US President as finest she will.
Greenland is not going to be offered — however the US may have privileged entry to the island. No marvel the folks of Greenland stay up for the day they not should be a bargaining chip tossed between Denmark and america.