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Old December 1st, 2013, 10:22 PM   #8961
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Are there any remnants of border checks of interwar-Poland?
They are rare.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 10:28 PM   #8962
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Well, France has maritime borders with: Belgium, the UK, Jersey (UK), Guernesey (UK), Spain, Monaco, Italy, Canada, Barbados, Dominica, Montserrat (UK), St Lucia, Venezuela, St Martin (Netherlands), Anguilla (UK), Suriname, Brazil, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Australia, Fidji, Norfolk Island (Australia), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Pitcairn Islands (UK), Kiribati, Samoa, Tokelau (New Zealand), Tonga, Tuvalu and Heard Island & McDonald Islands (Australia).

Voilà !

Hope I didn't miss anyone. (IMHO, enough neighbours to create the "France and its Neighbours Games" )
What about antarctic land claims? France has one that shares long borders with Australia.

If one point with no length at all is considered "a border", then France also shares a one point border (at the south pole) with all other countries with antarctic land claims, namely Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Norway and UK. Of these Argentina is disputable though, since its claim is completely overlapped with those of Chile and UK. Does France recognise these claims?
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Old December 1st, 2013, 11:53 PM   #8963
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In Brazil, another "pare" signal,

are they quite often?
It's the regulamentary stop sign here, STOP is not used anywhere in Americas except in english spoken countries or european colonies. In spanish spoken countries are used PARE or ALTO (think Mexico uses the later one).
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Old December 1st, 2013, 11:54 PM   #8964
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Is 'aduana' Brazilian Portuguese for customs?
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 01:13 AM   #8965
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In Brazil, another "pare" signal,

are they quite often?
Yes they are, we don't have STOP signals.

I thought we were the only ones, but in my last trip to Canada I noticed that they use the Arrêt signal in Quebec province.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 03:54 AM   #8966
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Brazil/Argentina Bridge

There's no road on Argentinian side:


There is a road, but not paved:



oficial info (in spanish): http://www.gendarmeria.gov.ar/pasos/...ichpepgua.html


This is the story behind this no sense:

Actually the brazilian side wasn't paved either until 2010. The idea was to pave the road linking Paraiso in Brazil and National Route 14 in Argentina. (around 8 km on brazilian side and 50 km on argentinean side had to be paved) to divert traffic heading to brazilian beaches out of the busy border crossings located more to the north. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=P...ra=pr&t=m&z=11

The key thing that delayed the paving on the argentinean side (which nowdays it's finally being done) was that the bridge shown on the pics was found out to be damaged due to floods and uncapable of handling the heavy traffic a paved road would brigh. Moreover statictics shown that it remained underwater due to floods several weeks each year.


Just on last July both braziliean and argentinean parlaments agreed on building a new bridge, but it must be done at a slightly new location and be quite higher due to the floods. As of Today there's no date for the building and opening of the new bridge. More info on the new bridge (in portuguese): http://www.iirsa.org/proyectos/detal...to.aspx?h=1320
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 04:04 AM   #8967
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Wow, probably it is because that area of Argentina is quite remote from an Argentinian perspective, but the amount of forest conserved in Argentina is radically massive compared to the adjacent Brazilian and Paraguayan areas. However I see that in more recent satellite images it starts to be cut off too.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 01:57 AM   #8968
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Which reminds me, French-language websites in Belgium and Switzerland during the last French elections were heavily promoting the fact that they'd have the results before they could be legally released in France, claiming they were not obligated to respect French law on that point and had a right to inform their Belgian and Swiss readers... then pretending to be shocked when the abnormal increase in traffic to their sites during the hour or so before France's polls closed practically crashed them.
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The RTBF (belgian francophone public TV) website was down few minutes ago (and now it's only limited to the French elections), because of too many connections from France, since the Belgians, Swiss etc media are "allowed" to give partial results and the final results in the afternoon while french media must wait 8 pm.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 02:04 AM   #8969
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What about antarctic land claims? France has one that shares long borders with Australia.

If one point with no length at all is considered "a border", then France also shares a one point border (at the south pole) with all other countries with antarctic land claims, namely Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Norway and UK. Of these Argentina is disputable though, since its claim is completely overlapped with those of Chile and UK. Does France recognise these claims?
Not sure about France's position regarding the other claims, but for sure France recognizes its own sovereignty over the Adélie Land !

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Old December 3rd, 2013, 03:41 AM   #8970
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Indeed !
Wait, you saved a screen cap?
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 04:24 AM   #8971
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Of course I did!
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 10:36 AM   #8972
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What about antarctic land claims? France has one that shares long borders with Australia.

If one point with no length at all is considered "a border", then France also shares a one point border (at the south pole) with all other countries with antarctic land claims, namely Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Norway and UK. Of these Argentina is disputable though, since its claim is completely overlapped with those of Chile and UK. Does France recognise these claims?
As a signatory of the Antarctic Treaty, France, like all other signatories, has accepted the following Treaty language:

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1. Nothing contained in the present Treaty shall be interpreted as:

(a) a renunciation by any Contracting Party of previously asserted rights of or claims to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica;

(b) a renunciation or diminution by any Contracting Party of any basis of claim to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica which it may have whether as a result of its activities or those of its nationals in Antarctica, or otherwise;

(c) prejudicing the position of any Contracting Party as regards its recognition or nonrecognition of any other State's right of or claim or basis of claim to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica.

2. No acts or activities taking place while the present Treaty is in force shall constitute a basis for asserting, supporting or denying a claim to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica. No new claim, or enlargement of an existing claim, to territorial sovereignty shall be asserted while the present Treaty is in force . . . .
http://www.nsf.gov/geo/plr/antarct/anttrty.jsp

This effectively means that, while the signatories may continue to assert pre-existing claims, those claims are of no practical effect while the Treaty exists (and the Treaty is likely to be renewed for the foreseeable future--nobody wants the land rush that allowing it to expire would cause).

Actually, Argentina may have one of the strongest claims since one of the traditional bases for a claim is to have established a self-sustaining population of one's citizens and Argentina is the only claimant which has caused a number of its citizens to give birth at a station within its claim.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #8973
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New border crossing between Poland and Ukraine


On Monday 2 December a new road border crossing between Poland and Ukraine opened at Budomierz, close to the town of Lubaczów, some 400 km south-east of Warsaw. The construction costs were entirely covered by the Polish government (99 million zloty, i. e. 23,5 million euro) and the European Union (almost 47 million zloty - some 11 million euro). The new border crossing is located on the Polish territory. The Ukrainian president Janukovich was expected to participate in the inauguration, but as his power is crumbling he didn't come.
Now there are 7 road border crossings between Poland and Ukraine.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 05:26 PM   #8974
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How many crossings with Belarus are there?
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Old December 5th, 2013, 11:38 PM   #8975
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Currently there are 7 of them (I mean road border crossings). My favourite one is in the Białowieża Forest, close to the small town of Białowieża:

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Old December 6th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #8976
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Swedish-Norway-Border 1 630km long

This was before Sweden changed to right hand traffic in 1967.


From here


Snowmobile on the border.

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Old December 6th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #8977
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The new Iron curtain: EU (free world) - Putin's empire (Russia\Belarus)

FIN-RUS border
https://maps.google.it/maps?ll=60.95...215.91,,0,8.68

Lithuanian road touching Belarus
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Old December 6th, 2013, 11:52 PM   #8978
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Quite interesting second one.

Look at this poing. Road is still in Spain within several kilometres and the path lane is in France. Nowadays there is no difference either controls... but paved road remains close to border for a long time and paths and shoulders in the northern side are in France

https://maps.google.es/?ll=42.951473...292.32,,0,10.6
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Old December 7th, 2013, 12:36 AM   #8979
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Old December 7th, 2013, 12:51 AM   #8980
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More pics of the USA-Mexico border in Tijuana:

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Puerta Mexico. Entering from San Ysidro, CA (San Diego County) to Tijuana.
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The Border, next to the Puerta Mexico.image hosted on flickr
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