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Old 05-03-2017, 09:19 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Make Bosnia smaller, give a part to Croatia, a part to Serbia (cause 50% of Bosnia is one of those two).
Oh boy, I'm sure that will be a peaceful transition
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:48 PM
 
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* USA,Canada,Europe & Meksiko
* Korea,Japan,Manchu & China
* Thailand,Vietnam,Cambodia & Burma
* Indonesia,Singapore,Malaysia
* Philipines,Timor Leste,Papua New Guinea
* Australia,New Zealand
* Brazil,Argentina,Venezuela

etc.
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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* USA,Canada,Europe & Meksiko
* Korea,Japan,Manchu & China
* Thailand,Vietnam,Cambodia & Burma
* Brazil,Argentina,Venezuela

etc.
USA and Mexico, China and Japan, Thailand and Burma, Brazil and Argentina
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Old 05-05-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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USA and Mexico, China and Japan, Thailand and Burma, Brazil and Argentina
I think this guy is clearly trolling, given the really low post count
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:39 PM
 
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I think this guy is clearly trolling,
Bro, My comment not troll, everyone has a different opinion.
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Well thouse countries could unite. It would not make any sense, but they could. Also, USA could unite with Kenya and Uzbekistan.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:27 AM
 
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Thailand and Laos.
Thailand already includes a wide region where the language and the culture is basically Laotian: the Isaan (North-Eastern) region, so why not unite this region with Laos.
Besides, Lao and Thai languages are closely related, and so are the peoples.
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:47 PM
 
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they will after the usa levels them
Well any attack by the US on Russians in Syria can lead to another World War.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:26 AM
 
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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Ironically enough, I think if Puerto Rico were to ever become independent from the United States, there would be a 70% chance that Puerto Rico would try to form sort type of union with another country. As Puerto Rico is very reliant on the US, many have a colonial mindset, if they ever become independent its because of dissatisfaction with the US and no desire to let go of a Hispanic identity. The 2 most likely options of union are:

1. They would try to re-annex themselves as an autonomous region of Spain, their version of a state, similar to the Canary Islands. Some Puerto Rican politicians already show support for this. This would create another "parent-child" type relationship, like Florida and the US as a whole.

2. They would try to unite with Dominican Republic or Cuba. Cuba because of its similar culture and strong military, they are largely seen as 2 wings of the same bird historically, however many Puerto Ricans wouldnt want to have to adjust to Cuba's communist society. Dominican Republic, also because of very similar culture, and geographic proximity, the 2 are literally neighbors. Both countries, have average Caribbean economies, tho would still most likely be better off than a solely independent Puerto Rico. If the Virgin Islands become independent, that may another option towards a union for Puerto Rico, kinda like 2 sons kicked out their parents house and now help each other out. Tho, I think an independent Puerto Rico would most likely unite with Dominican Republic over Cuba or any other country. A union with any of these countries would create more of a partnership or "marriage" , similar to Trinidad and Tobago.
I agree with the 2nd option. The best thing Puerto Rico can do is discontinue any association with the US and unite with the Dominican Republic, as you said before it would be similar to what Trinidad and Tobago got going on. Puerto Rico would only worsen as a US territory obviously, and as a state its unknown what would happen economically but itll definetly lose most its culture very quickly if it ever becomes a state (Congress determines if they can become a state or not, and i dont think it accept a majority non white/mixed race culturally hispanic and very poor territory as a state, even the blackest state mississippi is majority white and the poorest state is no where near as poor as Puerto Rico, congress would likely never accept anytime soon if ever). A union with DR is ideal, as it has a stronger military & economy than a independent PR, as well as very similar culture and very close distance.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:28 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I agree with the 2nd option. The best thing Puerto Rico can do is discontinue any association with the US and unite with the Dominican Republic, as you said before it would be similar to what Trinidad and Tobago got going on. Puerto Rico would only worsen as a US territory obviously, and as a state its unknown what would happen economically but itll definetly lose most its culture very quickly if it ever becomes a state (Congress determines if they can become a state or not, and i dont think it accept a majority non white/mixed race culturally hispanic and very poor territory as a state, even the blackest state mississippi is majority white and the poorest state is no where near as poor as Puerto Rico, congress would likely never accept anytime soon if ever). A union with DR is ideal, as it has a stronger military & economy than a independent PR, as well as very similar culture and very close distance.
I disagree with this assessment. For starters, you cannot say that PR would lose its Hispanic identity pretty quickly when Hawaii has managed to maintain most of it's Polynesian culture right down to place names and names of wildlife being in the native language. As a Spanish speaking territory, PR wouldn't be too out of place as the US has he second largest number of Spanish speakers in the world after Mexico. Being a state would mean they would have to pay certain taxes their exempt from now but also that they would have representation in congress. Speaking of congress, there is no way of knowing whether or not congress would approve or not. Many in both parties have supported the idea of PR being the 51st state. It is unlikely that PR itself would vote to become a state as that would take away the ease of becoming independent which they now have as well as the trend in the US has been one of disunity.
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