US President Donald Trump on Sunday affirmed that he was thinking about an endeavor to purchase Greenland for key reasons, expressing that “essentially, it’s a large real estate deal”. However, he additionally conceded that the plan was “not number one in the burner”, the proposal was slammed by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen. “Greenland is not for sale,” Frederiksen said to his statement.
For the US, this would not be the first procurement of a foreign land. Going back to the pages of history, it uncovers myriads of nations and states acquired by the US. They include:
In 1859, Russia offered Alaska to the US for $7.2 million. Be that as it may, The Treaty with Russia was signed by William Seward, Secretary of State, and Edouard de Stoeckl, Russian Minister to the United States, in 1867. From that point forward, the US approaches the Pacific Northern edge, pronouncing Alaska as its 49th State.
In 1898, the United States added Hawaii. Nonetheless, simply after 1900, it was set apart as the 50th State of the Country, till then it was left as a domain. The buy was an upheaval of nationalist movement mixed by the Spanish-American War.
Procurement of Texas in 1845, denoted the greatest territorial expansion of the United States to date. The Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo was signed by US President James K. Polk in 1848, after the finished occasions of negotiation of the Oregon Treaty with Great Britain in 1846 and the Mexican-American War in 1848, which prompted the obtaining of the region.
In 1849, the consistent triumph of US military forces in the Mexican-American War brought about the securing of in excess of 500,000 square miles of Mexican domain by America.
The Philippines, Guam and Puetro Rico
After its defeat in the Spanish-American War of 1898, Spain surrendered the Philippines, Guam and Puetro Rico to the United States for nearly $20 million.
In 1819, the Treaty of Adama-Onis was signed between United States and Spain that surrendered Florida to the US and furthermore characterized the boundary between two nations.
In 1803, in a land bargain between the United States and France, around 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River was obtained by the US for $15 million.
Other than the US, other super powers were additionally interested in the securing of land.
The Kashmir Purchase
Recently turned Union Territory of India, Kashmir, was obtained by previous Jammu ruler Gulab Singh from the British for Nanakshahee Rs 7.5 million. The buy came under the Treaty of Amritsar, held in 1846.
Principality of Lichtenberg
In 1834, because of political turmoil in St.Wendel and the incredible good ways from the remainder of the Duchy, the Duke, Ernest I sold Principality of Lichtenberg to Prussia for the annuity of 80,000 talers.