Questions tagged [borders]

The lines separating countries, administrative divisions, or other areas.

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Is the borderline between DPRK and Russia anyhow protected?

Is there anything that doesn't allow the people of DPRK to cross the North Korea-Russian border?
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What border security “experts” is Evan McMullin referring to?

In a recent interview on Special Report with Bret Baier, Evan McMullin stated the following about border security: As far as a wall is concerned, the experts actually say that in some places a wall ...
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Are there any official borders between continents?

I was talking to a friend about how Turkey wants to join the EU, I was a bit confused because I considered Turkey to be part of Asia, however he thought it was part of Europe. So we got maps up on our ...
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Why are only certain professions able to countersign passport photos in the UK?

Current law says that passport photographs may only be countersigned by persons within certain professions, and only once such a person has know the applicant for at least two years, specifically the ...
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what unit length is used for political boundaries?

I'm writing some software which can plot boundaries, similar to the resolution of the 'Coastline paradox'. I have aesthetic solutions for borders over land with variable lengths for straight runs, ...
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Why does the UK Border Force check train travellers before boarding, but ferry and flight passengers after disembarking?

When travelling to the UK by æroplane or ferry, the UK Border Force checks passports upon arrival in airport or ferry terminals (at least for the Hoek van Holland-Harwich ferry; not sure about ferries ...
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Why does Guyana let international companies explote resources in territory reclaimed by Venezuela?

From what I know, one of the major issues between Guyana and Venezuela is that Guyanese government has started negotiations with Exxon-Mobil to drill and produce Oil in disputed territory as you can ...
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Why do we have borders? [closed]

From a Cameroonian refugee. Why do we have borders ? A reporter interviews a Cameroonian refugee. What he says in the video sounds like, "The sky is open and only one thing, why do we divide it ...
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What impact on urban sprawl is there when each major city has its own administrative division?

Urban Sprawl is a major issue in many countries. Specifically in my country (Switzerland) it is such an issue that truly rural areas (where a majority of people don't go to a town every day to work) ...
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How could Philadelphia join New Jersey?

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Senate voted to block a Philadelphia law which would require paid sick leave for employees. This is just one in a long series of examples where the heavily-Democrat ...
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Why is redrawing the artificial borders not a viable solution to conflicted states?

Multiple states in Middle East and Africa seem to be stuck in violent conflicts that seem to be reoccurring and nearly inevitable because of the unstable internal power balance of various ethnic or ...
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World Map with Country Borders in the Oceans

Is there a world map that depicts the borders including territorial waters?
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Without government, wouldn't warlords take over? [closed]

In an Anarcho-capitalist society, where there is no government, wouldn't warlords of competing factions take over?
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Sino-Indian War of 1962

What was the reason behind Sino-Indian war of 1962? Was it a Communist invasion of Indian territory? Another version I heard was that it was the forward policy of India which provoked PRC for a war. ...
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How high must a craft fly in order to not be in foreign airspace?

When flying over another country's airspace, the laws of that country apply. Alcohol, for example, can be banned on certain flights due to international recognition of a foreign power's rights. That ...