The Most Complicated And Highly Disputed Borders In The World

The Most Complicated And Highly Disputed Borders In The World

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Key Facts In This Video

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    There are two types of geographical countries: enclaves and exclaves. (0:24)

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    Borders can be subjective, especially in obscure areas. (6:51)

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    Even countries with no governments or surrounding countries can have a difficult time determining its international borders. (8:15)

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Canada and the United States share the longest, straightest border in the world. It's delineated by a 20-foot (6-meter) space carved through the forest for 5,500 miles (8,800 kilometers). (0:00)

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    Canada and the United States still have disputed territory. (1:47)

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    The border cuts Point Roberts off from Vancouver Island, and Campobello Island from the rest of Canada. (3:38)

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Key Facts In This Video

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    The difference between enclaves and exclaves can have a big impact on a country's boarders. (0:13)

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    Disputed boarders usually have a deep historical context to them. (4:05)

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