Who Controls Antarctica? Mystery of the 7th Continent

Antarctica is one of the rare places where there is no human influence. It has a very unique mix of flora and fauna.

But if Antarctica doesn't have any human influence, who owns it? And if no one country owns it, then are we wasting the potential of Antarctica in the name of geopolitics? Read this.

Who Controls Antarctica?

Antarctica is the only continent which isn't a country, doesn't have a government, nor any indigenous tribes living there for ages.

One of the most obvious reasons is that it is the coldest continent in the world. The temperature can go as low as -89° C. Additionally,

it is also the windiest place on Earth. With snowstorms at a speed of 300 km/hr.

It can blind you. Antarctica is also the world's driest continent.

To the extent that you might be surprised to know that it is considered a desert. There's only around 51mm of rain here,

and even when it rains, it turns into snow before reaching the ground. So in a way, Antarctica is the only place on Earth with little to no influence from humans.

The Moon Day

But it doesn't mean that countries all across the world haven't tried to take over Antarctica.

France claims this part of Antarctica, Norway claims this part, Australia lays its claim on the entire part on the right side.

Countries like Britain, Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand claim various parts of Antarctica. So is Antarctica truly divided among these countries? In today's article, let's get to know.

The Interesting Geopolitics and History of Antarctica

Let's begin our story right at the beginning..............

Around 350 BC, the Greek philosopher Aristotle, was among the first people to say that the Earth was spherical.