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Old 08-13-2013, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Colombia and Panama, which were all one country a couple hundred years ago. Similar to the Turkey issue above, but at a different point in their history.

Turkey - Azerbaijan. The Caucasus countries are classified as Europe by most line-drawers.

Egypt - Syria, which were amalgamated into the United Arab Republic for a few years in the 60s.

Greenland - Canada.

Madagascar - Indonesia. The people of both countries share a common ethnicity.

Netherlands - South Africa, which share both ethnicity and language, and their modern cultures evolved alongside each other.

Surinam - India. Surinam is about 40% of Hindustani ancestry.

Liberia - USA. The ancestors of modern Liberians are freed slaves from the Americas, and still speak English with a black American accent. They use only US dollars, and have never had their own currency.

Dominican Republic - Equatorial Guinea. Both African island cultures with Spanish language and colonial history.

Cuba - Philippines. Both tropical former Spanish colonies taken over and developed by the USA and then by despots.
Though Cuba and Philippines were both Spanish colonies that both fell under the hands of USA after, I would pair Philippines with Mexico instead because of their shared history and culture.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:42 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Nambia - Chile
China - USA (money, power, diversity)
Russia - Canada (size, cold)
Israel - Costa Rica (small beautiful countries in nasty regions)
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:55 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Though Cuba and Philippines were both Spanish colonies that both fell under the hands of USA after, I would pair Philippines with Mexico instead because of their shared history and culture.
^This
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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China - USA (money, power, diversity)
Diversity? How many cities does China have with more than 100 different nationalities living in it?
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:16 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Diversity? How many cities does China have with more than 100 different nationalities living in it?
diversity in landscapes.

but Guangzhou has a growing African community, still they mostly come from Nigeria but its shocking to some people to see a sizable African community in a Chinese city.
In Southern China, A Thriving African Neighborhood : NPR
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Monaco - Macau
Germany - Japan
Pakistan - Bangladesh



I always split Asia in 2

West Asia = West of China and India
East Asia = East of the Stans

so you make links between West and East Asian countries.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Finland - Namibia
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Finland - Namibia
Wouldn't have thought of that combo. Why?
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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Colombia and Panama, which were all one country a couple hundred years ago. Similar to the Turkey issue above, but at a different point in their history.

Turkey - Azerbaijan. The Caucasus countries are classified as Europe by most line-drawers.

Egypt - Syria, which were amalgamated into the United Arab Republic for a few years in the 60s.

Greenland - Canada.

Madagascar - Indonesia. The people of both countries share a common ethnicity.

Netherlands - South Africa, which share both ethnicity and language, and their modern cultures evolved alongside each other.

Surinam - India. Surinam is about 40% of Hindustani ancestry.

Liberia - USA. The ancestors of modern Liberians are freed slaves from the Americas, and still speak English with a black American accent. They use only US dollars, and have never had their own currency.

Dominican Republic - Equatorial Guinea. Both African island cultures with Spanish language and colonial history.

Cuba - Philippines. Both tropical former Spanish colonies taken over and developed by the USA and then by despots.
Actually Panama was an integral part of Colombia until 1903/1904 and officially until 1921/1922
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Wouldn't have thought of that combo. Why?
Finland, and especially the president-to-be Martti Ahtisaari was the strongest proponent in supporting Namibia's pleas for independence and lobbied the UN. A group of Finnish diplomats administered the peacekeeping force and the first democratic elections in Namibia, marking the final breakout from South Africa and the start of a new independent nation.
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