Unrecognized countries: Greenland

Since the 18th century Greenland has been a colony of Denmark.

In 1979 it became autonomous but still remained a part of Denmark. In 2008, more than 75% of Greenland’s population voted to extend the autonomy status of their island. Nevertheless, the country has never been independent. The island is very big and very rich potentially, but a low level of literacy along with poor income in harsh weather conditions raise concerns over Greenland’s chances of survival as an independent state…