It's time for Part 1 of our 3-part series on "Who owns the sea, sky, and space?"
Ever wondered who actually owns the sea?
Learn about who owns 2/3 of the surface area of the world, why countries want to claim ownership of rocks in the middle of nowhere, and the half-Maltese, half-Swedish orphan who managed to get the world to finally agree on something.
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- Introduction to the 3-part mini series
- Who owns the world's land?
- History of sea ownership & the cannon shot rule
- The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
- Why the US hasn't signed the convention
- Different types of ownership of different parts of the sea
- Why countries are rushing to claim ownership of the Arctic ocean
- What happens in the 'high seas' (spoiler alert: pirates not allowed)
- Why countries in East Asia are fighting over abandoned rocks
- The man who orchestrated it all: Arvid Pardo
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