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Old 07-30-2013, 06:05 AM
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Location: Ontario
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North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin is 100% American.
I have to disagree, they seem kinda Canadian to me

Maybe the US-Canada border should be at 45N, coast to coast.
As the border is at 45N at Quebec-NY-VT.

That way northern Maine would be in Canada, which seems logical to me.
Also northern Michigan-Wisconsin, most of Minnesota, northern South Dakota, all of North Dakota and Montana, northern Idaho, all of Washington State as well as extreme northern Oregon including Portland
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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No, not true. Quebec borders VT, NH, and ME. Maine is the only New England state that borders Acadia (New Brunswick and Nova Scotia). Most of the Acadian French were driven out of the region centuries ago. The French Canadians in New England are mostly from Quebec.
Agreed. There are some people of Acadian descent in New England but those of Québécois origins are much more numerous. Keep in mind that the base population of Québécois from which the migrations originated is also much much larger than that of Acadians.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Seoul
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Odd for someone who believes this to refer to them as the Falkland Islands rather than Malvinas... anyways, the citizens of the Falklands recently voted on this issue and virtually everyone voted in favor of remaining a British Protectorate. Argentinians need to get over it.
It's a painful reminder of the days of British colonialism and exploitation. Same with North Ireland

USA should do something with Puerto Rico too. Either make it a state or let it go, right now they're just keeping it hanging on
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Finland
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It's a painful reminder of the days of British colonialism and exploitation. Same with North Ireland

USA should do something with Puerto Rico too. Either make it a state or let it go, right now they're just keeping it hanging on
No. The Falklands were uninhabited when discovered by Europeans. The first British settlement was established 60 years before there was any Argentinian nation. The Argentine claims are just BS. Likewise, should Spain cede the Canary Islands to the seabirds?

Puerto Rico is free to choose if they want to be an unincorporated territory as now, apply for statehood, or apply for independence. It's their choice. And the US has done no harm to Puerto Rico, it has only benefitted from the federal government.

BTW, when will this 'White Man's Guilt' end? Never?
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Or some border towns in the US/Mexican border that are predominantly Spanish speaking and Hispanic and had might as well be apart of Mexico?
This part yes. One example is Calexico in Imperial County I mentioned earlier. Even when shopping in certain stores, the PA announcements are often only in Spanish. Even the name tells this story; Calexico is on the American side from the Baja Capital Mexicali. Yes that's Calexico on the California side and Mexicali on the Mexican side.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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USA should do something with Puerto Rico too. Either make it a state or let it go, right now they're just keeping it hanging on
There was a vote some years back and the majority of Puerto Ricans opted to remain as they are.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I have to disagree, they seem kinda Canadian to me

Maybe the US-Canada border should be at 45N, coast to coast.
As the border is at 45N at Quebec-NY-VT
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That way northern Maine would be in Canada, which seems logical to me.
Also northern Michigan-Wisconsin, most of Minnesota, northern South Dakota, all of North Dakota and Montana, northern Idaho, all of Washington State as well as extreme northern Oregon including Portland
Its funny you suggest following the New York and Vermont border with Quebec across the country. Because that is exactly what New York tried to do, at least with southern Ontario. New York once claimed southern Ontario including what is now Toronto.

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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Tasmania is more similar to New Zealand than Australia, especially in its climate, and natural scenery.

The far north part of India is more similar to Pakistan than India. As a majority of the people are Muslim there. India after all is predomically Hindu

Eastern Ukraine is more like Russia than Ukraine.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Seoul
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Also, Chechnya. Putin please give it up. It's not valuable for Russia and all it does is ignite Chechen nationalism
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:44 AM
 
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Also, Chechnya. Putin please give it up. It's not valuable for Russia and all it does is ignite Chechen nationalism
If Russia gives up Chechnya, it might be interpreted as a sign of weakness elsewhere in that vast country Russia and it could be the beginning of the end for that country.
Bearing in mind that Chechnya today has such an extent of autonomy it has is own President and lives under Sharia law! formal independence on the other hand would mean cutting off Russian aid and precipitating that maverick country into the arms of Al Qaida and other Islamic fanatics. For its own internal security , the Federation of Russia needs to loosely keep Chechnya in its structure.
As well as Kabardino-Balkaria, Dagestan and Ingushetia with numerous and restive Islamic populations.
Moreover, I believe in the long run Abkazia and South Ossetia (moderate, fiercely pro Russian Moslems), and Transdniestra (a Russian majority speaking maverick state at the East of Romanian speaking Moldova) should become part of the FR. Indeed, I acknowledge they are already de facto associated states with Russia, despite the fierce opposition of the "UESSR", NATO, and-unfortunately, a future President Ron Paul should know better-the US
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