During the Cold War the Arctic was already front area.The Intercontinental missiles targeting the US and the USSR would fly to their targets via the Arctic. Not Europe lies between Russia and the US, but the North Pole as shown in the attached map.
That is the Mediterranean area. And it’s already underway.
The North Pole is not a country, but floating ice, where you can sail under a submarine.How do you want to build a frontline? It’s like you’re saying the North Sea is a new frontline.
Not literally, but indeed figuratively, for 2 reasons.First of all, because the heating of the Earth previously closed sailing routes such as the Northern Sea route are navigable along Canada. In the second place because previously difficult to mining raw materials on the soil Vqan the Arctic Ocean to be deginable. I think the leading countries that face each other are the US, (ASL due to the fact that Alaska is part of the US), Canada, Denmark (due to the fact that Greenland is part of Denmark), Norway and Russia the main Countries that will benefit from this. As you see, it is not about superpowers here, but about countries that are fortunate enough to have territory near the North Pole.
Incidentally, I think that this is also going to play in Antarctica, because many countries have a claim on different parts of Antarctica, which also often overlap.I am thinking of countries such as Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand on the basis of their proximity to Antarctica, but also less obvious countries like Great Britain (on the basis of the fact that the pool traveler Scott A fatal expedition To the South Pole, the southernmost point on earth, and the fact that there are islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean that form part of the British kingdom, such as the Falkland Islands, which can serve as a basis for further expeditions to Antarctica. What made the possession of these islands also interesting is the fact that the waters around the islands are very fishrich, and that there are minerals on the seabed, and Norway, because Roald Amundsen, also a pool traveler, has succeeded in making the South Pole Reach.
Just look at a map of Antarctica, and you will see that there are a lot of 15 countries that, often also have overlapping claism on parts of Antarctica.In fact, some of those countries have given their consent to other countries (most of them are countries that do not have a territorial claim to Antarctica) to establish a research station in Antarctica.
I believe that the countries with claims in 1959 had agreed for thirty years that no land would be drilling for any quarrying in the part they claimed (it was not so much concern for the environment, but concerns about potential military conflicts Between countries.) I believe that this moratorium has been renewed in 1989 (I do not know for how long)
However, I do see conflicts in Antarctica at a given moment.It could be so that country A, which has no claim on Antarctica but has a research station, and therefore is neutral, finds Delfs in a part claimed by 2 countries, country B, which has given permission to open the research station, and Country C, which disputes the claim of country B. In theory this could lead to a conflict between 3 countries, because I think, regardless of the fact that country A does not claim on Antarctica (I think of example India), they will still try to earn something. For these reasons, comnflicts between Chile and Argentina (which have already had a border dispute in the past) and Argentina and Great Britain (again around the Falkland Islands) are possible. I think that Argentina, in particular, will not be able to resist the temptation to engage in a military adventure, because the country often has large debts at the IMF, and exploitation of additionalminerals will be the quickest way to pay off the debts.
In the Arctic, the main conflicts between Russia and the rest, and between Canada and the US. The US exerts pressure on Canada to allow more shipping along the Arctic Ocean, while Canada is afraid that it can cause oil disasters because part of the increased shipping from oil tankers would exist.(at present, some shipping is possible in the Arctic Ocean, even if the sea is frozen. When the sea is frozen, redeys need ice breakers, and they are unsuitable for cargo traffic.
I do not know for sure if I am right to the rights of countries with only a research station, because I do not know if only bio do research (to the flora and fauna), or also quarrying research.However, it could just be that if the countries with a research station also do drillings to minerals, and find something, that the Government of their countries will try to save a salad