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Old February 25th, 2014, 12:20 AM   #24321
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Like British Columbia isn't part of the UK.
But it's not independent either.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:09 AM   #24322
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Why would French Guiana be independent?
Current Belize was once known as British Honduras. Current Guyana was British Guiana. Suriname was Dutch Guiana. Why wouldn't French Guiana be independent?
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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:46 AM   #24323
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Current Belize was once known as British Honduras. Current Guyana was British Guiana. Suriname was Dutch Guiana. Why wouldn't French Guiana be independent?
They want be the part of EU
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Old February 25th, 2014, 11:40 AM   #24324
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They want be the part of EU
Like Puerto Rico, they prefer to renounce to their national identity for better living conditions.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 11:46 AM   #24325
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Of course. I was just pointing out to Verso that having a national adjective in a country's name is not necessarily an obstacle to independence.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 11:52 AM   #24326
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Of course. I was just pointing out to Verso that having a national adjective in a country's name is not necessarily an obstacle to independence.
Of course. Name is just a name, can be whenever changed. And you can see the practise is like: the more is adjective "democratic" in a country name stressed the more authoritative regime it has
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Old February 25th, 2014, 12:21 PM   #24327
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Of course. Name is just a name, can be whenever changed. And you can see the practise is like: the more is adjective "democratic" in a country name stressed the more authoritative regime it has
"Every faction in Africa calls themselves by these noble names - Liberation this, Patriotic that, Democratic Republic of something-or-other... I guess they can't own up to what they usually are: the Federation of Worse Oppressors Than the Last Bunch of Oppressors. Often, the most barbaric atrocities occur when both combatants proclaim themselves Freedom Fighters." Lord of War
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Old February 25th, 2014, 12:23 PM   #24328
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Old February 25th, 2014, 12:25 PM   #24329
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Old February 25th, 2014, 01:13 PM   #24330
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Two new roadtrips in mind

1. In Easter period: San Marino, Rimini, Urbino, Mantova, Bologna, Ferrara, Fano, Ravenna (not necessarily all of them), and the last day, Lake Garda, with Sirmione, the eastern shore road and Torbole.

2. In late June, another long weekend opportunity: Genova, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence
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Old February 25th, 2014, 01:18 PM   #24331
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You can easily spare Rimini and Fano... not much to see there. I was also a little disappointed by Mantova.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 02:17 PM   #24332
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You can easily spare Rimini and Fano... not much to see there. I was also a little disappointed by Mantova.
In Rimini the "Italia in Miniatura" theme park worth an afternoon IMHO.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 02:30 PM   #24333
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I will have to see where I will eventually go, I have some locations written, and will make a plan. Rimini could have been a place where to sleep.
Perugia and Cesena also seem nice.

The second trip won't go unfortunately, my gf doesn't seem to be able to take the Friday Brückentag off

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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:13 PM   #24334
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In Rimini the "Italia in Miniatura" theme park worth an afternoon IMHO.
Only if you are under 8.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:15 PM   #24335
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I will have to see where I will eventually go, I have some locations written, and will make a plan. Rimini could have been a place where to sleep.
Perugia and Cesena also seem nice.
Between them I would definitely choose Perugia.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 05:11 PM   #24336
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General rule: if the name of the country has 'democratic' or anything like that in the name, it's most of the time certainly not a democracy.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 06:57 PM   #24337
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There are actually almost none democracies in the world as mostly there are just republics.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 06:59 PM   #24338
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Unless you count New England towns where decisions are still made at town meetings. :-P
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Old February 25th, 2014, 07:15 PM   #24339
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Ok, draft plan for the roadtrip:
Entire roadmap -> http://goo.gl/maps/LW5ts

Day 1 - http://goo.gl/maps/zMBOJ
Ingolstadt (leave work early, at around 15) - stop somewhere on the way - Ferrara (accommodation)

Day 2 - http://goo.gl/maps/T0EHK
Ferrara - Ravenna - Cesena (accommodation) - San Marino - Cesena

Day 3 - http://goo.gl/maps/aoRwU
Cesena - Rimini - Urbrino - Perugia - Cesena

Day 4 - http://goo.gl/maps/MxrUu
Cesena - Bologna - Accommodation somewhere near Sirmione

Day 5 - http://goo.gl/maps/JM3eH
Sirmione - East road of Lake Garda: Malcesine - Riva del Garda - Nago-Torbole ( - stop somewhere on the way) - Ingolstadt

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Old February 25th, 2014, 07:22 PM   #24340
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Current Belize was once known as British Honduras. Current Guyana was British Guiana. Suriname was Dutch Guiana. Why wouldn't French Guiana be independent?
None of those was independent under those names.

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Of course. I was just pointing out to Verso that having a national adjective in a country's name is not necessarily an obstacle to independence.
I'm not saying it's an obstacle to independence, but when I first heard of the name "French Guiana", I certainly didn't think "yeah, I'm sure it's independent". The only way I can think of considering it independent is if I saw it on a map and didn't actually know its name at first (like seeing a blank map of South America). Even if there was such an independent state, I'd first check out its status.
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