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Putting a Price on Sovereignty

Season 6 | Episode 1

Gone are the days when countries bought vast quantities of foreign territory in the interest of expanding their borders...or are they? Beginning with President Trump's interest in a purchase of Greenland, we look both at the history of nations buying control over one another, as well as a glance to the future. What happens when nations are forced to buy foreign land because of the threats of sea level rise? What are the implications of one sovereign nation purchasing another? Is it possible that the acquisition of foreign nations could become the norm?

Host: Balthazar Merrin
Researcher: Walter Sharon
Producer: Andy Carluccio
 

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