Who Owns Antarctica?

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Today's short question with a long answer: Who owns Antarctica? In the four-minute video below, CGP Grey explains. Oh, and he also explores (near the end) why exactly we might care—long story short, Antarctica has a surprising bounty of natural resources. This one gets interesting.

For an even deeper dive on this topic, check out the Australian Antarctic Division page on the topic (detailing Australia's claim), Wikipedia's Antarctic Treaty System page, and our own coverage of Antarctica ownership by Michele Debczak.

See also: Reddit thread discussing this video.