How advantageous the Queen Elizabeth Islands could be for a Political, Economic, Educational and Academic, Cultural and Military Superpower.
There is no guarantees, it depends on who buys the islands and who Canada would be willing to sell the islands to (if anybody)..
Depending who the islands gets sold to, who colonizes the islands and what traditions they bring to the islands, and what kind of an education that the settlers bring...
It could be ENORMOUSLY, GIGANTICALLY, ASTRONOMICALLY advantageous.
And I'll tell you how that is.
For one thing, its in the Arctic.
They need technology to keep themselves safe, if not also comfortable.
Its also in the Northern Hemisphere, within the world of Science and technology.
Its on the western hemisphere, which is in the "new world".
There is nothing politically "tired" about that place or the people that would settle it.
Being the undeveloped land that it is... the technologies used to develop it would be a combination of cutting edge and state of the art in the 21st century.
Its also an island chain, that brings maritime and air travel and trade, and combat.
Those islands are the size of a large European country, area wise too., which is historically proven to be ALL that is needed.
The water is lethally freezing... we would need large and powerful ships to navigate the waters...
And that brings military power.
There are no natural resources to readily use, so we would have to use our brains, to make OUR OWN.
Our brain and the things that we make with it, is our resource there.
But here's the deal..
Your fuckin' NRA supporting, Union hating, regulation hating, Private property loving, Gravy train slurping ass wouldn't like it much.
We need socialism there... we can't have homeless people in the ARCTIC... nowhere... PERIOD !
But that also is historically the MARK of a much stronger, better economy too.