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Countries and islands that other countries bought

Love Exploring Logo By Daniel Coughlin of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 32: In August 2019 President Trump announced that he was considering making an offer to buy Greenland. But is the idea of America buying an entire other country such a ridiculous concept? Looking back through history many countries have purchased sovereign territory. Click or scroll through for 31 other examples of nations buying all, or parts of, other nations.

Land trade through the ages

In August 2019 President Trump announced that he was considering making an offer to buy Greenland. But is the idea of America buying an entire other country such a ridiculous concept? Looking back through history many countries have purchased sovereign territory. Click or scroll through for 31 other examples of nations buying all, or parts of, other nations.

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