25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

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Politics – an interesting thing, which somehow affects the lives of each of us. But today is not about that. Today we look at how politics influenced the boundaries of different states. And if you expect to see here with the traditional border checkpoint, then get ready to be surprised. These photos demonstrate just how incredible and even absurd may be the policies of States in respect of their borders. And then, as neighboring states decide the same questions.

The Most Unusual Showcase of Politics Influenced the Boundaries of Different States:

Norway and Sweden

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Reddit user haqbar

Netherlands and Belgium

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Photo by NASA

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Photo by NASA
This rather relaxed border runs through the town of Baarle, essentially splitting the town in two.

Former West and East Berlin

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Chris Hadfield / NASA
When the city was still divided, sodium bulbs were used to light up the streets in East Berlin. Whereas in West Berlin the Allies used mostly halide bulbs. The difference is still apparent today.

South and North Korea

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

At night, North Korea is pitch black.

United States (Right) and Russia (Left)

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

The Diomede Islands are on either side of the Russia-US border. Despite being a mere 2.4 miles apart, the Russian island is 21 hours ahead of the American island.

United States (Left) and Mexico (Right)

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Photo by NASA

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Photo by NASA

United States and Canada

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Photo by NASA
At 5,500 miles, this long clearing in the trees marks the US-Canadian border. This vast border runs directly through the small town of Derby Line, cutting several buildings in half.

Spain and Portugal

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Portugal is known for its poor road network.

India and Pakistan

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Photo by NASA

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Photo by NASA

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Photo by NASA
The bright orange line is the floodlit border zone between the two countries. The entire 1248 mile border is visible from space.

Haiti and the Dominican Republic

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Google

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Photo by NASA
Haiti has practiced little to no control of deforestation, leaving its side of the border barren when compared to the protected rainforests of the Dominican Republic.

Poland and Ukraine

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

These two fish, designed by artist Jaroslaw Koziara symbolize the unity and trading between the two countries.

Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

China and Macau

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

In China, they drive on the right and in Macau, once a Portuguese colony, they drive on the left. This has led to a rather twisted border crossing that accommodates both styles.

Germany and Czech Republic

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Czech Republic, Germany and Poland meet at a forked river

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Germany and Poland

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

The bridge over the Oder river, from Poland to Germany, was blown up by the Red Army in 1945.

Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

The magnificent Mt Roraima marks a triple border divided amongst the three countries.

Spain and British Gibraltar

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

The Netherlands and Belgium

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

The Belgian road system is one of the most heavily congested in the world, with traffic from other European countries using it heavily. This has led to some Belgian roads literally being worn to the ground.

Argentina (Left) and Brazil (Right)

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

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Source: Photo by NASA
The Iguazu Falls act as the border between these two countries.

Brazil (Left) and Bolivia|(Right)

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

This shocking border shows the different levels of rainforest protection in the country.

Germany and the Czech Republic

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Source: Reddit user Phate18
This border shows two rather different approaches to a bark beetle infestation. Germany culled and replanted the tress whereas on the Czech Republic side, the trees were neglected.

Austria and Slovenia

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Spain and Morocco

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics

Ceuta is a small Spanish city located on the north coast of North Africa and surrounded by Morocco. A tall wall surrounds the city.

India and Pakistan Himalaya Border

25 Bizarre International Borders That Say a Lot About Politics





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