France vs Italy: Who owns Europe's highest mountain?



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Mont Blanc (French) or Monte Bianco (Italian) is the highest mountain in the European Alps and has been a point of contention between France and Italy for years. Both countries have a territorial dispute going one, which not only includes Mont Blanc/Monte Bianco, but also the nearby areas of Pointe Helbronner and Dôme du Goûter.

Although France and Italy have a close economic, political and cultural relationship while being both part of the European Union, the issue over Mont Blanc/Monte Bianco has still strained Franco-Italian relations on multiple occasions. This video explores the origin of this territorial dispute, the situation we have today and what it means for the future of France, Italy and Europe.
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Music:

Parisian Cafe - Aaron Kenny (YouTube Audio library)

Bushwick Tarantella - Kevin MacLeod
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Bushwick Tarentella Loop - Kevin MacLeod
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Summer Symphony Ball - Sir Cubworth (YouTube Audio library)

No.9 Esther’s Waltz - Esther Abrami
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Timestamps:

0:00​ Introduction
1:49 History
7:31 Current situation
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Sources:

Michal Day (2015) Mont Blanc controversy: French suffer a fit of pique as Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest mountain. In: The Independent.

Angela Giuffrida (2020) Italy reignites Mont Blanc border dispute with France. In: The Guardian.

Michael MacCarthy-Morrogh (1991) The Unification of Italy.
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