TITLE

ANTARCTICA IN A TWO-POWER WORLD

AUTHOR(S)
Sullivan, Walter
PUB. DATE
October 1957
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Oct57, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p154
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The bottom quarter of the planet is its mostly lonely region, consisting largely of ocean areas and Antarctica. Until the end of the last century, no human being had set foot on the Antarctic continent. In the present, some nations have about 40 outposts in that area. Most of the stations were set to carry out observations during the International Geophysical Year (I.G.Y.), which runs for 18 months until the end of 1958. Although the I.G.Y. is supposed to be purely scientific, it is possible that some of these bases, including those of the U.S. and Soviet Union, may become permanent. This article discusses the international policies governing the Antarctic sites. The author relates the conflicting claims of some countries about the issue.
ACCESSION #
14738311

 

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