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Old 09-21-2012, 10:24 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Typically countries that border each other, but sometimes not, but which countries seem really similar to each other? Consider history, language, culture, genetics.etc.

Exclude micro-states like San Marino or Monaco.

Belgium and France

Austria and Germany

Russia and Ukraine

Spain and Portugal

Slovakia and Czech Republic

Croatia and Serbia

Greece and Macedonia

Norway and Sweden

Denmark and Sweden

Latvia and Lithuania

Morocco and Tunisia

Libya and Algeria

Saudi Arabia and Yemen

Ethiopia and Eritrea

Kenya and Tanzania

Uganda and Rwanda

Congo and D.R. Congo

South Africa and Namibia

Bhutan and China (Tibet)

Laos and Thailand

China and Taiwan

South Korea and North Korea

Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea

New Caledonia and French Polynesia

Malaysia and Singapore

Malaysia and Indonesia

United States and Canada

Jamaica and Barbados

Guatemala and Honduras

Colombia and Venezuela

Chile and Bolivia

Peru and Ecuador

Argentina and Uruguay
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:16 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Lol you said pretty much all of them. I'll add Qatar and UAE
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:20 AM
 
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Yeh North Korea and South Korea are so similar to each other except for one small difference
The primary difference between North and South Korea - The Oatmeal
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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romania and moldova
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Pretty much all the anglophone former british colonies of the Caribbean are very similar to each other with perhaps a slight exception for Trinidad due to its comparatively larger South Asian population.

Russia and Belarus are apparently in a union of sorts and have a lot in common.

Most of the former Yugoslavia were/are similar to each other in many ways.

Basically, geographically near groupings of nations which use the same or similar languages with somewhat similar economies (which means North and South Korea should be considered very different) are similar
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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No two countries are more similar than Austria and Germany.

Denmark and Norway are very similar too, but Denmark is more liberal while Norway is surprisingly conservative (relatively speaking, it's still pretty liberal really).
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: World
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India and Nepal
india (west bengal) and Bangladesh
India (North parts) and Pakistan
Pakistan (khyber pakhtunwa province) and Afghanistan
Estonia and Finland
Ethiopia and Eritrea
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: World
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Cuba and Puerto Rico????
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chile and Bolivia aren't that similar..
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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Sweden and Finland.
At least in the north.
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