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Old 11-26-2016, 04:41 PM
 
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Which countries could unite and work together? Of course this isn't happening, but if it did where would it work best?

Here is a stab at it.

Norway & Sweden

Australia & New Zealand
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Old 11-26-2016, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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I think the U.S. should absorb the entire Caribbean, if that counts.
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Old 11-26-2016, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
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Old 11-26-2016, 05:41 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Ireland and Northern Ireland
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Old 11-26-2016, 06:31 PM
 
Location: NO
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Germany and Austria
US and Canada
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Old 11-26-2016, 06:49 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Nothing new under the sol?

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I think the U.S. should absorb the entire Caribbean, if that counts.
That was discussed during & after the Spanish American War - we annexed Puerto Rico (more or less) & took the Philippines under protectorate status - allegedly to Christianize them, although the Spanish had been there @ that for centuries). We also could have placed Cuba in protectorate status, but passed. In all three cases, there were calls for outright annexation & taking them in as US states. Anti-Catholic & anti-Spanish language (& maybe anti-Black, -Malayan, -Chinese, -Islamic) forces objected in the US, & we didn't annex the islands.

The same discussion came up repeatedly as the US intervened in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Central & South America, Mexico (Mexican American War) & throughout the Caribbean. Each time, the proposals for were knocked back by concerns over taking in a large Spanish- or Native People speaking populations, Catholics or Nativists, Native People populations, under a different (French? Spanish?) legal system.

There were less objections to taking in the Bahamas, Jamaica & other English-speaking islands & nations, although we didn't typically intervene in those - & there was still some concern about the variations in government, the Black & Arab & India populations, etc.

All of this ground has been plowed repeatedly - the exact same discussions took place after the Mexican American War, when we annexed NM, AZ, CO, CA, NV & bits of other states, & the people & tribes already there. If we - the US - didn't carry through on most of these annexation notions when we were an expanding industrializing country & growing by natural increase in population (plus immigration), then it's much less likely now, that we're less of an industrializing economy, & when immigration has become a controversial issue. In point of fact, without immigration, our population would be contracting - & we still have lots of grunt work that needs to be done (plus Social Security & other social net programs need steady income streams).
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Netherlands & Belgium

France & Monaco

Spain & Andorra

Switzerland & Liechtenstein

Italy & San Marino

Slovenia & Croatia

Albania & Kosovo

Romania & Moldavia

Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau & Guinea

Togo & Benin

Equatorial Guinea & Gabon

South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi & Tanzania

Zambia & Malawi

South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland

Thailand & Laos
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Old 11-26-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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Let's just get all of Scandanavia in of one country.

Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway & Denmark

We constantly talk about them like they are one country anyway. Their flags look the same already.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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The current global trend is favoring secession so I'm going to put a different twist on a few of these:

Sweden, Norway and Denmark

Flanders and Netherlands

Wallonia and France

Macedonia, Bulgaria

Albania and Kosovo (I actually think this is a real possibility)

Canada, US west coast and northern states of Mexico.

Vietnam, Laos, Thailand

Germany, Austria

Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland

Philippines, Guam

Australia, New Zealand

Serbia and Montenegro (they only recently split)

South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi & Tanzania (I think this is actually an idea being played around with)
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Vietnam, Laos, Thailand
Thailand and Vietnam will never be part of the same country.
Too different from each other in many ways.
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