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Major Political Boundaries

What are the major political boundaries in the world today?

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Hello. There are a lot of political boundaries that are of major significance to the world at large. However, since you are limited by your word count, I have centered on the ones considered of 'major' political significance due to the weight they carry politically. I hope this solution will be of help to you. Please follow the links to expand the information below.

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Political Boundaries

Unlike natural boundaries that divide territories like rivers, lakes or mountains and any geographic formation is easily ascertained. Back in the early days, tribes marked their territories via natural boundaries. The land beyond these boundaries or 'borders' belong either to rival or neighbouring clans or tribes are territories that people have yet to explore. In the days of colonialisation, natural formations became 'markers' of territory of a certain colonizing nation or local inhabitants. It is markedly understood that beyond these markers, the power and authority that they wield 'expires' or is questionable. Slowly, natural boundaries and markers became 'administrative' boundaries turning into 'political & social' boundaries as tribes became recognized as nations and colonies gained their independence as their own autonomous states. In the case of the United States for example, the National Boundary that marks US territory from Canadian Territory in North America designates which land belongs to the US and which belong to Canada. That means, the administrative, legal and political authority ...

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The solution explains and narrates the 'main' political boundaries in the world today considered to have significant political and social importance. The solution follows the APA-format and gives significant information on specific boundaries in selected regions (i.e. Europe, South Asia, China, Russia, the Middle-East).