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Old 08-02-2013, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Germany
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I'm also curious about the French/German border. Are there border towns in both countries that mostly speak the language of the opposite country across the border?
The French regions bordering Germany are Alsace and northeastern Lorraine. Both regions belong to the German language area, but most people, specially in the cities, speak French now.

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Old 08-02-2013, 07:25 AM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Many have already been said but, Northern parts of North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin are more like Canada. Southern Ontario more like the US. Imperial County, CA could easily be part of northern Baja.

The Belgian province of Luxembourg could join the country of the same name. Likewise for Belgian Limburg.

The area of northwestern France, around Dunkirk, can be part of Flanders.
Why do you think that Southern Ontario is "American". I'm sorry, but I don't see that.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Finland
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This thread should be renamed "The Revanchist thread"...
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:50 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Large parts of Sweden were historically Danish (Southern Sweden) and Norwegian (western Sweden). Long time ago, though. I believe the people in those regions consider themselves pretty solid Swedes, not willing to go back.
Yea, Skåne ( Most Southern part ) has been Swedish for hundreds of years now. They don't speak Danish there , actually, they never did speak Danish. There are however some people in that part of the country who do consider themselves friends of the Danes. Back in the 1600,s they would have been called snapphanar.

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Old 02-09-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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I would say that Galicia is very similar to Portugal in culture and language, and it's part of Spain. But the Galicians might prefer to be their own country instead of joining Portugal.

I would also like to point out that the borders in Latin America are based on cultural and political identities. The borders are not natural but generally political or cultural. There are lots of similarities, of course, but the fact remains that most Latin Americans are very specific about their country. So I would say that Latin American countries are their own countries.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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As for Italy:
Eastern border with Slovenia: Everything has been said in the first posts.
Northern Border: South Tyrol (Südtirol/Alto Adige) is a German speaking area with an approximate 30% of Italian speaking and small communities speaking Ladin and other minor languages (Cimbro,Mocheno).
It's largely false that South Tyroleans want to be annexed to Austria because they have an enormous autonomy, together with Trentino (where I live which is 95% Italian speaking), and thus enjoy several better conditions than the rest of Italy (this happens because Trentino and Südtirol are an autonomous region, like Val d'Aosta, Friuli Venezia Giulia,Sicilia and Sardegna).
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Why do you think that Southern Ontario is "American". I'm sorry, but I don't see that.

I completetly agree with him. So, there.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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*Darwin in Australia, could easily be mistaken for a city in Indonesia (which is nearby). Many of the people there anyway are of Asian descent.

*The northern parts of Iraq, going past Mosul, seem more like mainland Turkey (culture, geography, etc). There are less Iraqi Arabs there and more Kurds/Assyrians, which were originally based in south Eastern Turkey hundreds of years ago.

*Iran's West Azerbaijan region should be part of Azerbaijan. They're mostly Azerbaijanis there.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:50 AM
 
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*Darwin in Australia, could easily be mistaken for a city in Indonesia (which is nearby). Many of the people there anyway are of Asian descent.

*The northern parts of Iraq, going past Mosul, seem more like mainland Turkey (culture, geography, etc). There are less Iraqi Arabs there and more Kurds/Assyrians, which were originally based in south Eastern Turkey hundreds of years ago.

*Iran's West Azerbaijan region should be part of Azerbaijan. They're mostly Azerbaijanis there.
I don't really like Darwin is like Indonesia aside from the climate, availability of tropical fruits maybe. It still looks a more modern, and Australian, and isn't all THAT Asian.
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