It's Not Just Mexico - Mapping Border Disputes Worldwide

If territorial boundaries are not given by nature, they are usually drawn by humans and have most often evolved over decades of fighting and conflict.

As Statista's Isabel von Kessel notes, since humans existed on earth, the soil they inhabited has been of huge importance to them and as long as boundaries exist, people have found themselves in dispute over them. Hence, territorial and even maritime boundaries are not necessarily static, they have shifted back and forth to all cardinal directions and likewise, existing countries have been wiped out from the map while new ones have been created.

When it comes to conflict on territory, most countries on the globe are currently involved in territorial disputes and surprisingly few are not. Therefore, this infographic gives an idea of the status quo on a world that still experiences a lot of disputes about territory...

Infographic: Border Disputes Worldwide | Statista

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While new conflicts have emerged though, some others have also been settled in recent years, such as the border disputes between Burkina Faso and Niger in 2013, India and Bangladesh in 2015 or Chile and Peru in 2014, to name just a few.

Comments

Tallest Skil The Gray Man Fri, 07/07/2017 - 22:01 Permalink

Reminder that president James K. Polk and US Congress voted in favor of making the southern border with Mexico start at Tampico and follow the modern southern border of Mexico's northernmost states. The TRAITOR, Nicolas Trist, negotiated for LESS land than he was ordered to take during the Treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo.

There will be a reconquest, all right, but it won't be "reconquista." Imagine that region of the world under a white country's flag. Imagine the drug cartels rooted out for good (or, rather, having never been there in the first place). What a world.

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Fish Gone Bad stacking12321 Sat, 07/08/2017 - 01:40 Permalink

There is a lot of money for people to make in the illegal drug trade.  From growing and harvesting, to chemists and mules, to distributors and dealers, to cops and judges, lawyers, prison guards, and everyone in between.  Illegal drugs keep a shit load of people employed. If any agency wanted to stop drugs they could arrest some people getting high, torture them and find out where they got it from, then torture the guy who gets ratted out and repeat the process until everyone confesses.  So why with all these "bad cops" hasn't that happened?  Because it keeps people employed and paying taxes.

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Mr 9x19 Tallest Skil Sat, 07/08/2017 - 06:22 Permalink

without cartels such in 70-90 you would have 3000% more black population if crackheadz didn't died massivly. you should reconsider your pov about the things that happened in the past, and those that have not let be finished.i remember something else in other continent that is very regretable to have been interrupted.we see the consequences every day now.

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Robert A. Heinlein Fri, 07/07/2017 - 22:19 Permalink

Just something to think about: IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER  ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.     IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDERILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.  IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDERILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT. IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDERILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED. IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDERILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAINIF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDERILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.  IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLYYOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT. IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET ……. !!!A JOB, A DRIVERS LICENSE,SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, WELFARE,FOOD STAMPS, CREDIT CARDS,SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE,FREE EDUCATION, FREE HEALTH CARE,A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTONBILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGETHE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHILE YOUPROTEST THAT YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH RESPECTAND, IN MANY INSTANCES, YOU CAN VOTE.Any questions?  Bueuler? Beauler?  

DutchMadness Sat, 07/08/2017 - 03:17 Permalink

Lets talk about WALLS: the border wall in Nicosia, Cyprus, the fencewall between Greece and Macedonia, the 30 foot wall beteen Spanish Melilla and Marocco, etc...

A. Boaty Sat, 07/08/2017 - 07:31 Permalink

Imaginary lines on a map mean nothing. People have a natural right to go and live anywhere. Theoretically, at least, people should have as much mobility as capital

Last of the Mi… Sat, 07/08/2017 - 08:17 Permalink

Globalist article designed to blur the lines of Federal law and US sovereignty and it's right to protect itself. Saw another article about how worldwide immigration is a right now. Bitch please! Yawn.

Arrest Hillary Sat, 07/08/2017 - 08:47 Permalink

Geometrically straight borders .... are rare .... they imply strongly mutual consent and agreement .... most straight borders are in English speaking countries .... and with their neighbors .... collateral benefit of being neighbors with civilized people ? Anglophile Islamophobe .... and in your face proud of it ?

Arrest Hillary Sat, 07/08/2017 - 08:53 Permalink

There is a God given natural right .... to go where you want .... if you pay your own frieght .... and make a living by contributing to the free market .... and demanding nothing .... but, a little respect for your gross personal product ?