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Old 11-04-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Election Day Pop Quiz!!

Which countries share the longest continuous uninterrupted border in European history?
Norway and Sweden
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:20 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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Norway and Sweden

Nope, Norway and Sweden were two separated nations only in 1905.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Nope, Norway and Sweden were two separated nations only in 1905.
Can you please restate the question? The fact that it was recently created does not disqualify it from being the longest in history. Do you mean longest in terms of how long the border is, geographically, or now long it has been a border, chronollogically? If you mean the latter, it is Spain/Portugal,. although I think there have been a few slight adjustments to the alighment of that border. Or it could be Italy/San Marino. However, Italy hasn't been a country very long either, but there has been a border there since 301 AD.

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Old 11-04-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Can you please restate the question? The fact that it was recently created does not disqualify it from being the longest in history. Do you mean longest in terms of how long the border is, geographically, or now long it has been a border, chronollogically? If you mean the latter, it is Spain/Portugal,. although I think there have been a few slight adjustments to the alighment of that border. Or it could be Italy/San Marino. However, Italy hasn't been a country very long either, but there has been a border there since 301 AD.
Agreed, clarification please. By longest, I thought in miles, I guess the poster means longest in terms of years.

Wasn't quite certain of the term uninterrupted either, thought it might mean a straight line kind of border like what Canada and the US have from Minnesota westward, not interrupted by curves formed by geological features like mountain ranges and rivers.

You could say Britain and France, the English Channel hasn't gone anywhere
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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Can you please restate the question? The fact that it was recently created does not disqualify it from being the longest in history. Do you mean longest in terms of how long the border is, geographically, or now long it has been a border, chronollogically? If you mean the latter, it is Spain/Portugal,. although I think there have been a few slight adjustments to the alighment of that border. Or it could be Italy/San Marino. However, Italy hasn't been a country very long either, but there has been a border there since 301 AD.
Sorry, I meant longest in period of time.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Italy...Switzerland?
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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Italy...Switzerland?

Nope.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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Sorry, I meant longest in period of time.
I'll suggest that it's San Marino, reputed to be the oldest surviving republic in Europe.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Which of these sets of points are the farthest apart:

1. Wasilla, Alaska, to Russia
2. Plains, Georgia, to Canada
3. Plains, Georgia, to Cuba.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Which of these sets of points are the farthest apart:

1. Wasilla, Alaska, to Russia
2. Plains, Georgia, to Canada
3. Plains, Georgia, to Cuba.
I am sure it is Wasilla to Russia and we have so far kept the current political discourse out of our geography thread, but remember it was Tina Fey that said "I can see Russia from my house." Sarah Palin told Charlie Gibson that there is an Alaska island from which you can see an island that is Russian territory. Those of us that are geography nuts already knew this.

I have heard others count some of Tina Fey's statements as if Palin herself said them. Let's keep comedy and reality separate and our geography thread separate from the current political discourse. I visit both and the reason I like to come to this thread is because there are times when I want to leave that discussion behind.

Jtur, sorry if I am insinuating too much in your question, but that is just the way it hit me.
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