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What led some people to (correctly) believe that there was no land under the ice cap at the North Pole?

The answer lies in your second map, and the extensive exploration of Siberia's Arctic sea coast through the 1600's in search of a Northern Passage. Note how well mapped that area has become in the ...
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Were Arctic communities aware how different daylight cycles were elsewhere?

First: I have a problem with what I see as an implicit assumptions in the question that primitive peoples were simpletons. To understand the phenomena of midnight sun only a few straightforward facts ...
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Were Arctic communities aware how different daylight cycles were elsewhere?

This is very difficult to prove as most of the northern civilizations did not have a system of writing down their knowledge. Even when they had this, they would have been hampered, as we understand it,...
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Is there evidence of people moving east to Europe?

No, they didn't. There is no evidence of human occupation in Iceland before Irish monks and later the Vikings settled there. Eskimo technology wasn't bad at all, kayaks are pretty nifty boats. But not ...
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Is there evidence of people moving east to Europe?

Well, they did, but not before they were discovered by europeans. Some inuits have moved to Denmark since Denmark had Greenland under their jurisdiction.
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How was Canadian sovereignty in the arctic threatened in the 1950s?

Your basic assumption that there is Canadian control of everything between Greenland and Alaska is more or less true. But there are a few existing problems of sovereignty between the two countries of ...
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