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Old 10-02-2013, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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The same reason why Spain was in Mexico and South America because Britain was a colonial power.
Mexico and Argentina do not belong to Spain any more since 1821. So why are these 2 islands still under UK ?
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:36 AM
 
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Mexico and Argentina do not belong to Spain any more since 1821. So why are these 2 islands still under UK ?
Some places still belong to colonial powers and are overseas territories. Lots of countries still have some of these like France, Netherlands etc.

Six counties of Northern Ireland are part of UK while the rest of Ireland has left the UK. Northern Ireland wants to remain in the UK. Gibraltar and Falklands are British overseas territories and want to keep their ties to the UK.

France has quite a few overseas territories.

Overseas departments and territories of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Spain, Portugal, Norway, Denmark and Netherlands all have dependencies/overseas territories. For example Spain has Ceuta and Melilla which are on the North African coast.

Special member state territories and the European Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 10-02-2013, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Finland
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The Falklands don't 'belong' to Argentina, but the UK. The islands have been under British rule almost continuously since discovered, and the isles had no native population when the Europeans arrived.

The Falklands have on several instances voted for approval to remain with the British, so the people living there don't want to be transferred to Argentina.

Argentina has no legitimate claims to the Falklands, and the islands have never been under Argentinian control.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:20 AM
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Both are in Europe
I know.
Here is another suggestion:Great Britain and Argentina.
Could someone guess the connection?
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Australia
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England- Australia.

Mexico-Spain.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Country outside North America most like Jamaica? Ghana?
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:46 PM
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I feel each continent is extremely separate, and not a matter of grouping too easily in relevance of identification.


However, there are notable worthy examples:

Spain-Argentina/Chile/Paraguay/Uruguay/Bolivia/Peru/Ecuador/Colombia/Venezuela/Panama/Costa Rica/Nicaragua/Honduras/El Salvador/Guatemala/Mexico/Cuba/and Dominican Republic (Virtually all Spanish speaking countries in South America, Central America, and Caribbean): Historical Spaniard colonialism is extremely widespread, and an unparalleled epic event in lots of areas all over Americas.

Argentina-Italy: Buenos Aires province in particular has tons of Italian demographics in the native, and immigrant population. Areas of Argentina is like a complex blend of Spanish, and Italian in South America.

Spain-Philippines: This version of colonialism was the only substantial one in Asia. The Philippines really does feel equally Spanish Latin “Hispanic,” and Asian. Sometimes even more the former than the latter.

Canada-France
: Only because of Quebec. Unique status of Quebec in Canada almost made them separate into another country. In modern times, have they ever wanted to become part of France in unification as an overseas department region?

Brazil-Portugal: They are not too exactly identical with each other, yet there is a ton of similarities, especially language.

Macau area of China/Goa area of India-Portugal: Remarkable how anything Portuguese went anywhere in Asia at any given moment. Portugal always feels like the polar opposite compared with areas of Asia. Macau, and Goa have versions of Euro Portuguese architecture around, in some micro zones of China, and India out of all places imaginable! How not expected!

Australia/New Zealand-UK: Australia and New Zealand are quite unique compared to UK/England, yet there is this Anglo British connection.

Fiji-India!: There is a significant Asian Indian demographic in the Oceania island of Fiji. Those Hindu Temples in Fiji look remarkably South Indian. I am surprised nobody said this pair yet up to this given moment.

Peru-China: There is actually around 1 million Peruvian Chinese in Peru, and including 2-3% of Peru’s population. Rural Peru, and native people there somehow have a subtle Ancient Southeast Asian mysticism about them.


Ancient historical colonialism is not always a reason to pair countries in different continents. For one example Netherlands-Indonesia is not something I am including in classification above because Indonesia in modern times feels way too different from Netherlands. I am ambivalent about including France-Vietnam/Cambodia or not.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Canada-France[/b]: Only because of Quebec. Unique status of Quebec in Canada almost made them separate into another country. In modern times, have they ever wanted to become part of France in unification as an overseas department region?

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The Quebec independence movement is not at all about joining up with France in any way. It's about Quebec being its own country.
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Old 03-10-2015, 03:39 AM
 
Location: West Jakarta + Tangerang
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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

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.

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Madagascar people are Ethnic Madagascar they are not purely Ethnic Indonesia, the truth is Suriname is Indonesians of Javanese descent .. they have decades of living in that country. the origin Madagascar people is a Theory and can really true and can not they have a mixed blood of Borneo and Africa. they look different from the indonesians in general
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Old 03-10-2015, 03:51 AM
 
Location: West Jakarta + Tangerang
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I feel each continent is extremely separate, and not a matter of grouping too easily in relevance of identification.


However, there are notable worthy examples:


Ancient historical colonialism is not always a reason to pair countries in different continents. For one example Netherlands-Indonesia is not something I am including in classification above because Indonesia in modern times feels way too different from Netherlands. I am ambivalent about including France-Vietnam/Cambodia or not.
I agree with your write , Indonesia moderen daya is different from Netherland, may be Netherland stronger in countries other colonies, but in terms of language some vocabulary in the Indonesian has a Dutch influence, as well as building heritage buildings, some of the food is still there effect until today.
I think the same as Vietnam still has a French influence there, especially food and possibly language.
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