The Most Complex International Borders in the World

An interesting site popped up in my Facebook feed the other day that occupied 20 minutes of my time watching two interesting YouTube videos.

Never did I realize that that international borders carry so much complexity with them, and that traveling to a country isn’t as cut and dry as it seems.

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There are three takeaways from the videos, as mentioned from

  • Two types of borders exist: enclaves and exclaves
  • Borders can be subjective, especially in obscure areas (…and even depends on where you front door is!)
  • Countries with no governments, and their surrounding countries can have a very difficult time determining where the border is.

If you’ve got a few minutes, check these out:

Part I

Part II

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  1. GUWonder says

    You should check out the history of some of the Bangladesh and India border issues, to see how complex geographic national boundaries can be.

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