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Old 11-16-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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israel , they,ve been robbing parts of other countries for decades
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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A lot of people in the US think England is the entire UK, not realizing that England is one country that comprises the United Kingdom (BBC did a survey here before that came to the conclusion that Americans knew where and what England is, but thought the United Kingdom was a country in the Middle East)
England is actually a bit more than half the size of the UK, with 80% of it's population.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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The Pacific Northwest region of USA/Canada sometimes can act like a separate nation.

A part of Northern Thailand has Laos influence, and the most Southern part of Thailand has Malaysian influence.

An Argentine told me that Uruguay’s relation with Argentina can qualify for this, and that it could easily join Argentina.

Monaco should be part of France, and I am not sure why Monaco became a separate nation.

There appears to be a similar situation with Luxembourg vs. Belgium/Germany as Monaco vs. France.

Papua Indonesia seems connected to the country of Papua New Guinea and that also appears true with the Borneo island part of Indonesia with the Borneo island part of Malaysia.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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There appears to be a similar situation with Luxembourg vs. Belgium/Germany as Monaco vs. France.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir_wel...e_wat_mir_sinn
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:51 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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The Pacific Northwest region of USA/Canada sometimes can act like a separate nation.

A part of Northern Thailand has Laos influence, and the most Southern part of Thailand has Malaysian influence.

An Argentine told me that Uruguay’s relation with Argentina can qualify for this, and that it could easily join Argentina.

Monaco should be part of France, and I am not sure why Monaco became a separate nation.

There appears to be a similar situation with Luxembourg vs. Belgium/Germany as Monaco vs. France.

Papua Indonesia seems connected to the country of Papua New Guinea and that also appears true with the Borneo island part of Indonesia with the Borneo island part of Malaysia.
Historical, of course. San Marino is much older than the country of Italy.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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Historical, of course. San Marino is much older than the country of Italy.
Did you agree with the other connecting examples I said?

Andorra and Liechtenstein are other extra small countries, but they seem to act that they don’t belong to their neighboring countries compared to Monaco, Luxembourg, and San Marino.

I am not against all very small countries. I enjoy plenty of countries of all geographic sizes. For one example, Singapore is an excellent small country and it works very well for Singapore’s existence.

Singapore is larger than Monaco, and San Marino, but just slightly larger than Andorra and Liechtenstein.

Luxembourg is actually bigger in geographic size compared to Singapore, but Singapore acts a lot more powerful and international.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Monaco is one of the many small Italian principalities that used to exist before they were all merged into the modern country of Italy. The royal family, the Grimaldis, came from the Genoese aristocracy. The only reason Monaco was not included in Italy is that it is separated from the rest of Italy by a corner of France. That area was annexed by France relatively recently; I've seen indications that some diehards still consider Nice to be an Italian city occupied by the French.

San Marino is still separate from Italy because when they drew up the treaties merging all those old kingdoms and principalities, they didn't include San Marino, which was already a republic.

Lichtenstein is like a German version of Monaco. When the various German kingdoms and principalities merged, Lichtenstein was not included because it is separated from the rest of Germany by Austria and Switzerland.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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How about parts of far-Western Ukraine that used to belong to Poland? Including cities like Lviv/Lvov where Polish and Jewish people were more numerous compared to Ukrainians. The whole area was annexed by the USSR after WW2.

Also Karelia including Viipuri/Vyborg was Finnish before Soviet annexation. Viipuri was the second most populous Finnish city at the time. Are there a lot of Finns left?
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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Andorra and Liechtenstein are other extra small countries, but they seem to act that they don’t belong to their neighboring countries compared to Monaco, Luxembourg, and San Marino.
Andorra is quite integrated with Spain. Their main sport teams play in the Spanish league system and there is a very large Spanish-born population. Actually until fairly recenty, the Bishop of nearby Seo de Urgel in Spain was the head of state in Andorra. Liechtenstein is also integrated in Switzerland from a sports point of view.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Also Karelia including Viipuri/Vyborg was Finnish before Soviet annexation. Viipuri was the second most populous Finnish city at the time. Are there a lot of Finns left?
Vyborg was Finnish until 1944, when all Finnish nationals were evacuated. Or evicted, more precisely. The city and Karelia today is completely Russian. Some die-hard nationalists still want it back along with the rest of the former Finnish Carelia, but I say no thanks.
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