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According to Max Fishers Artic Land Grab as global warming advances and further intensifies the polar meltdown new untouched area in artic open up and countries are in a race to acquire it The complex scenario is portrayed on to a map which displays the different territories and claims within the artic circleIBRU Durham Univ The map in this case is extremely important and it also exhibits a number of JB Harleys ideas from his essay Maps Knowledge and Power Like Harleys argument The greater the administrative complexity of the statesand the more pervasive its territorial ambition then greater its appetite for maps 280 countries like Russia and Canada are acting up to claim more part of the articFisher The map also presents these overlapping claims and disputes between the states involved and so it is key in understanding the circumstances and working towards an outcome The map of the artic land grab holds an influence and important role over the situation because of its unbiased scientifically true nature and ability to anticipate the future The current situation of the land grab challenges Harleys ideas that maps reveal the powers structures controlling it 280 By looking at this map the viewer learns about the situation but cannot clearly identify who the one powerful player is The Map right now points out agreed territory overlapping disputes and the area the countries want to acquire Durham Univ In Harleys paper he implies that a map is actually the boast of the powerful and its contents shows the transaction of power 287 but this map was made by a third party and doesnt have any inclination to any of the countries personal interest Durham Univ In recent development Russia has requested to the UN to redraw the map Russia wishes a larger part of the artic
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