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Why is Belize divided into two parts in this map?

&tldr; There is a territorial dispute between Guatemala and Belize pending at the International Court of Justice. Whether the map in question shows the territory claimed correctly is contentious. ...
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Why is Belize divided into two parts in this map?

There's changelog for that that says (in 2022) "Added disputed territory". Guatemala has a border dispute with Belize, but I'm not sure exactly what that entails. TLDR. There are some other ...
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Why are Suriname, Belize, and Guinea-Bissau classified as "Small Island Developing States"?

Well, the catch, quoting from a 2014 UN (and more precisely UNDP) publication, is that it seems it's simply a matter of self-identification Some 52 countries and ‘associate states’ declare themselves ...
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Why are Suriname, Belize, and Guinea-Bissau classified as "Small Island Developing States"?

It seems that the name is just somewhat misleading. There are 3 groups of especially vulnerable countries represented by the "United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least ...
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Why are Suriname, Belize, and Guinea-Bissau classified as "Small Island Developing States"?

Following up on Hulk's answer, these countries' logistics and economics strongly resemble islands: Their road networks are poorly integrated with the rest of their continent. They have neither a ...
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