On August 14, it is 80 years since Norway gained sovereignty over Svalbard. This sovereignty was recognized in the Svalbard Treaty, which came into force on August 14, 1925. To date, 39 states have signed the treaty, including Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and China.
Until 1920, the archipelago had been no man's land. Sweden had already started mining in Svea, but was not really interested in ownership. . .
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