Borders Between These Countries Really Say a Lot About International Politics.

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If you want to learn about the relationship between two bordering countries, look no further than their physical boundaries. Some of them are natural wonders. Some are unwelcoming walls. Others are polite lines drawn in the ground that seem to simply request you not cross over without making your presence known to government officials.

Aside from to revealing a lot about what two neighboring nations think about each other, these borders are also just cool to look at. Many are beautiful; others are super complicated. Take a look.

Norway and Sweden

Norway and Sweden

Netherlands and Belgium

Netherlands and Belgium

 

Spain and Morocco

Spain and Morocco

 

Spain and British Gibraltar

Spain and British Gibraltar

 

Argentina and Brazil

Argentina and Brazil

 

Slovakia and Poland

Slovakia and Poland

 

United States and Russia

United States and Russia

 

Spain and Portugal

Spain and Portugal

 

India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan

 

Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland

Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland

 

Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil

Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil

 

Austria and Slovenia

Austria and Slovenia

 

Poland and Ukraine

Poland and Ukraine

 

Former West and East Berlin

Former West and East Berlin

 

United States and Canada

United States and Canada

 

Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Haiti and the Dominican Republic

 

United States and Mexico

United States and Mexico

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As awesome as it was to see these, imagine how great the world would be if we didn’t need borders at all. That doesn’t look like it’s going to happen any time soon, but one can always dream.