People like to own things: cars, clothes, houses, mahogany coffee tables, Jean-Luc Reichmann statue key chains, LR06 batteries and zones. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. “You see, from there to there? Well, it’s mine now. A In this way, all parts of the world today belong to the kingdom. Well, almost all of them.
1. International water
It is also called the high seas and it corresponds to 64% of the surface of the ocean or about half of the surface of the earth. Basically, when a state has a coastline, it owns an area that extends up to 370.4 kilometers from the coast. This is his “exclusive economic zone”. This 370.4 km distance belongs to no one outside, it is international waters. As long as you respect international conventions, you can do whatever you want there. Of course, here I give you a simplified version because I have not yet become an expert in international law, but it gives you an idea.
2. Bir Tawil
It is a small desert region of about 2000km2 located between Sudan and Egypt but no state has claimed it. Moreover, it is quite the opposite: Sudan – which claims a region from Egypt called Halaib Triangle – considers that the hero Tawil belongs to Egypt, and Egypt, for its part, considers that the hero Tawil belongs to Sudan. In short, no one wants this little land. Finally yes: In 2014, an American decided to declare himself the king of this land, but it has no value and no one cares.
3. Mary Bird Land
Seven countries have territorial claims over Antarctica and are fighting for their land ownership. It is indeed a matter of chaos, since some of these countries recognize the claims of others, but not all of them, so it is difficult to say whether the continent is “affiliated” to the states. What is certain, however, is that the 1,610,000 km2 Marie Bird land in West Antarctica does not belong to anyone, for the simple reason that no country has claimed it. No one wants him (like me when we make a football team).
4. Space and cosmic objects
The Outer Space Treaty, an international treaty, prohibits states from allocating space outside the atmosphere. Specifically, no country can claim ownership of space, planets or natural satellites. It’s dead to dead. And at the same time, it’s even better, because it probably saved us from an open war between the United States and Russia, both of which wanted to own the moon. Finally I imagine.
5. Some areas on the right bank of the Danube
The Danube is a river that marks, among other things, a natural border between Croatia and Serbia. Problem: Over time, the course of the Danube has changed, and it’s messy, because one wonders if the boundaries should change. Serbia thinks so, while Croatia wants to keep the old Danube route as a border. As a result, both countries claim certain territories that suit them, but they also consider that certain territories belong to other countries. These areas (a few square kilometers) are located on the right bank of the Danube, so no one else claims. Don’t try to go and find a micro-race there, smart people have already taken care of it.
Here, I put you a map: in yellow, it is the territory claimed by two countries, and in green, the two countries want to move closer to each other. We can better understand why Croatia wants to keep the old Danube route as its border. Don’t be silly.
Rockall is a small rock 25 meters wide west of Scotland which is claimed by the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and Iceland. Originally, the United Kingdom wanted to own it to expand its fishing grounds, but the rock is too small for its own exclusive economic zone (remember, we talked about it above). As a result, the only reason these countries fight this small part is because they are able to use its soil. Currently, Rockall is still the subject of controversy between countries that claim it, but it will not keep us awake.
7. Hans Island
Canada and Denmark are vying for ownership of Hans Island, a 1.3 km island located in the far north of Greenland and Canada. Since 2013, since the two countries have not been able to reach an agreement and its position is still unclear, the association said Hans Insula Universalis Trying to make the island a “terra nulias”, a place that no one can belong to. The goal would be to prevent anyone from exploiting the area’s oil on the day the ice melts, so that’s a good thing (as long as we love our little planet).