The Virgin Islands describes an almost shameful period in Denmark’s history, where the then poor country and today one of the richest sold the islands under economic pressure in 1917 after a referendum in 1916 during the First World War. The islands have ever since belonged to the US. The price was 25 mill. USD. You can only get a few of the best residences on the islands for that price, a real estate agent would probably have added. The Danes then in the historical context that prevailed, especially produced sugar and rum with the inhabitants as “employees” under real slave-like conditions.
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