TIL that the United States has offered to purchase Greenland from Denmark twice, once in 1946 and again in 2019 due to its strategic location in the Arctic, the U.S. also occupied the island during WW2 from 1940-45 after the fall of Denmark and constructed Thule Air Base.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposals_for_the_United_States_to_purchase_Greenland

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