The borders between nations can tell you a lot about how countries fence off their turf. They also, in a way, show us what their relationships are with their neighboring countries. Borders between friendly nations can almost seem non-existent, while others are marked by guard posts and demilitarized zones.
History played a huge part in setting these borders but the reality is, sometimes (unfortunately) current events can change them awfully quickly. We are of course hoping that doesn’t happen anytime soon, or better yet, never. Here are 21 national borders from around the world.
1. Slovakia, Austria and Hungary
2. Norway and Sweden
3. Netherlands and Belgium
4. Poland and Ukraine
5. Haiti and The Dominican Republic, which evidently have very different environmental protection laws.
6. Zipline that connects Spain and Portugal
7. USA and Mexico
8. Macau and mainland China. Macau drives on the left side of the road, mainland China on the right. This is their solution for when you cross the border.
9. Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay
10. Bolivia and Brasil
11. USA and Mexico
12. Denmark and Sweden
13. Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium
14. USA and Canada
15. Sweden and Norway
16. A woman in Lithuania speaking to her friends in Belarus
17. Germany and Czech Republic
18. Spain and Portugal
19. Egypt and Israel
20. German, Poland and Czech
21. Residents of Naco, Arizona and Naco, Mexico play volleyball match over fence between USA and Mexico.