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Old February 26th, 2011, 01:04 AM   #4161
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Oy. This topic's worse than the Belgian one. ;-)

EDIT: Never mind. It seems to have been fixed while I was posting this....
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Old February 26th, 2011, 04:21 AM   #4162
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The Scottish Government is the SNP which were elected in 2007 and the SNP advocate full sovereign independance for Scotland.

The next elections are in May this year and should the SNP form the next government (they are currently ahead in polls) they will bring an independance referendum bill forward in 2011 for the people of Scotland to decide.

I hope Scottish people will finally be free of centuries of English oppression.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 04:39 AM   #4163
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I hope Scottish people will finally be free of centuries of English oppression.
Mel Gibson much?

Check the real facts. The UK's past two prime ministers preceding David Cameron were Scottish. Both of those also had a Scottish chancellor throughout their years in control. Hardly symbolic of an oppression.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 07:46 AM   #4164
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I hope Scottish people will finally be free of centuries of English oppression.
Independence for Scotland is not to do with any oppression or past events.

It is to do with having full sovereign control over all your affairs and making decisions
which best suit the population of your country instead of some other sovereign entity representing you on the world stage (eg defence, foreign affairs). In effect, like any other forward thinking mature democracy.

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Old February 26th, 2011, 11:10 AM   #4165
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The 3.5 t sign - are they common at border crossings in Europe?
No, they aren't.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 05:05 PM   #4166
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Conceptual images of the Windsor-Essex Parkway: a new highway which will link Detroit, USA and Windsor, Canada via a new bridge at the border crossing.









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Website: http://www.weparkway.ca/

The Windsor-Essex Parkway will create a full freeway link at the busiest border crossing in the world (in terms of trade $).

Construction starts later this year. Prep work begun in 2010.

I hope this gets completed. It is long overdue! Most Ontario/Michigan and Ontario/New York crossings are outdated and creates bottlenecks. I had over an hour and half wait at Ft. Erie/Buffalo crossing last weekend due to the 2 lanes inbound U.S. creating a bottleneck. I really wish we could have a seamless crossing with Canada. I know the reasons why we can't but still it's almost ridiculous.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #4167
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I hope Scottish people will finally be free of centuries of English oppression.
History fail.

Read a book. It looks something like this...

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Old February 26th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #4168
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What is it that made Scotland retain the title of country?? What criteria are you using? I never see any solid evidence.

And if it still is one, it certainly isn't an international border, as the UK has the international border. If Scotland is indeed still a country, then shouldn't we have to consider Bavaria or the Basque region or even Texas as countries too?
Seen as all my recent posts seem to have been deleted, even the on-topic ones (well done cybernats, back-slapping all round), I'll answer this again...

'Country' in its purest sense just means a defined (or roughly defined) area of land. You leave the town to go out into 'the country', for instance. In England, we have the West Country, the Black Country etc. The UK is a country of countries. It's not really relevent what Texas considers itself, as there's no worldwide naming convention on regional entities within a state. Another thing to note with the UK is that it's traditionally a unitary state and the home countries were never used as units (bar Northern Ireland) until relatively recently, meaning no reference to states, provinces, cantons or whatever.

But for the purpose of this thread, the UK is one country, with a united external border and no internal borders. Like I said, I only posted the video of the crazy American on the England/Wales border because I found it passively amusing.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 08:10 PM   #4169
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Haven't you had enough already?
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Old February 26th, 2011, 08:33 PM   #4170
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Haven't you had enough already?
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I thought that only us, Eastern-Europeans, have such unnecessary debates.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #4171
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LOL You called Verso an Eastern European.

Anyways, I was talking with JeremyCastle. If you don't care for what I was saying to him, don't comment on it.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #4172
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LOL You called Verso an Eastern European.
No, I wasn't talking about him, but about me and the rest of the Eastern Europeans. You would be surprised, but I know where Slovenia is and I was there once.

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Anyways, I was talking with JeremyCastle. If you don't care for what I was saying to him, don't comment on it.
OK, got it, although there is another way called pm.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #4173
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Panama-Colombia:


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/24673015 by Bachi64


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/27294754 by Sebaxtian

Colombia-Brazil:


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/17767301 by fliariverah


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/45224002 by pacurrio


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/9778102 by Vale do Amazonas

Peru is also close:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7786387 by gerardo79852
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Old February 27th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #4174
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So it is possible to cross overland between Columbia and Panama? I thought the only option was via Darien, but I'm sure there isn't a clearly demarcated border crossing.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 04:59 AM   #4175
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So it is possible to cross overland between Columbia and Panama? I thought the only option was via Darien, but I'm sure there isn't a clearly demarcated border crossing.
Gotcha. I didn't know either, but there's a village on each side of the border on the northern coast, which aren't connected to the rest of the respective countries. I don't even think there's a road between them, just a pedestrian border crossing apparently (which I doubt is controlled).
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Old February 27th, 2011, 05:40 AM   #4176
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So it is possible to cross overland between Columbia and Panama? I thought the only option was via Darien, but I'm sure there isn't a clearly demarcated border crossing.
Last time I was looking at Google Maps in that area (I was sort of playing around, trying to find my way to North America from Buenos Aires), there wasn't one. (Hence the hypothetical drive north stopped there.) Too lazy to verify now.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #4177
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So it is possible to cross overland between Columbia and Panama? I thought the only option was via Darien, but I'm sure there isn't a clearly demarcated border crossing.
The border between Panama and Colombia is demarcated even in the Darien. Since the Darien segment of the Panamerican Highway was never built, there is no way for vehicles to cross from one country to the other over land and have to be ferried by sea.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #4178
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Like I said, I only posted the video of the crazy American on the England/Wales border because I found it passively amusing.
Amusing it was... I enjoyed it! :-)

Yes, seeing that the "little debate" of Scotland being a country was deleted, lets just focus on talking about international borders. :-)

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Old March 1st, 2011, 06:57 PM   #4179
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The border between Roosendaal (NL, N262) and Essen (BE, N117) has been an important one, long time ago. Since highways have been built and since Schengen this road is not important anymore at all, but still it looks big there.

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The border is visible (change of streetlights)


The former Dutch customs office.


The Belgian cyclepath...


... start exactly on the border


The usual welcome and speed signs.





Back to the Netherlands
The Belgian N117 (this was a 2 lane road in each direction, but the road has been downgraded some years ago)


The most important exit before the border is...


... the Frituur



The Belgian cycle path ends here ont the border as well, but on this side of the road, cyclists can escape.



The Antwerpseweg


Old lights. It must have been a long time since they did their job for the last time.


On the Dutch N262 towards Roosendaal

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Old March 1st, 2011, 07:22 PM   #4180
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So Dutchmen, please, build the bicycle path on your side!
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