The Antarctic Treaty - Main Points - 11 slides
4 - Territorial Claims on Hold - There are a number of historical claims on sections of Antarctic territory by countries that are near there and/or were actively involved in exploration and discovery before the Antarctic treaty came into force. Under the terms of the treaty these claims are all put on hold, they are neither recognised nor disregarded, no new claims can be made while the Treaty is in force.
The claims were made in the 20th century, Marie Byrd Land is the only unclaimed segment.First Previous Next
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