Spitsbergen, it might have been a part of the Netherlands. Discovered by Willem Barentsz, but apparently they forgot to plant the Dutch flag. Now it falls under Norwegian authority and is called Svalbard. The Dutch and Norwegians have slaughtered whales en masse. Later came the coal mines. Longyearbyen is the capital and Norwegian. Barentsburg, another town, is Russian. But Spitsbergen is above all the kingdom of the polar bear.