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Old 06-17-2015, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Source: Balkanised South Africa - map by Neethis on DeviantArt



Source: Springtime of Nations: South Africa Hears “Boer State,” “Winnie Mandela Province” Proposals
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:17 AM
 
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Old 07-19-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Sudan

But i don't know why Ethiopia is that far West.
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:53 PM
 
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Around the UK!
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ideally tribally - but there's no chance.

There are too many vested interests (the natural resources are not distributed on a tribal basis!) and there's too much corruption. For example in South Africa there are 9 indigenous tribes, so nine countries. But a large proportion of the wealth is in only 2 or 3 regions. Political power is in the hands of the tribes from poorer areas so no incentive to change.

in addition with the more centralization of power, the more wealth, the greater opportunities for nepotism, cronyism, manipulation and self enrichment (all the best qualities of democracy!)
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:56 AM
 
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DR Congo is too large, make Katanga independent.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Katanga
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Lunda
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Exactly what I was thinking, but you phrased it better. I think the 19th and 20th century definition of countries and nations needs to be redefined for a 21st century world. I would suggest the same think for parts of South America as well.
It's been more than two years already and unlikely to get an answer, but the bolded part resulted very curious to me. Why should South America redefine its country borders/national entities/whatever? What areas specifically?
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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No borders.

one love, mon.
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:06 AM
 
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"one love, oneworld"-Bandaid Africa 1986 . Organized by "sir " Bob Geldof. What a laugh. We were so naive back then.
Now with 1000 African migrants washing up on European shores every day, we don't sing the same tune anymore.
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:55 PM
 
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With the exception of a few tweaks (namely, splitting Nigeria up between the Christian south and the Muslim north, among a few other border changes), I'd leave the map alone. I think the modern day borders for the most part do a solid job at incorporating various related ethnic groups, resources, etc.
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