The map above shows what the borders of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa might look like if they were based on the dominant Y-DNA haplogroup rather than ethnicity and/or any other political considerations.
The Border Between Belgium & The Netherlands at Baarle-Hertog/Baarle-Nassau
The map above shows the incredibly strange and complex border between Belgium and the Netherlands at Baarle-Hertog (Belgium) / Baarle-Nassau (Netherlands).
European Borders In 1914 vs Borders Today
The map above shows what Europe’s borders looked on the eve of World War One in 1914, overlaid on top of the borders of European countries today. The first thing that jumps out at you is how many fewer countries there were.
Saint Martin – The Smallest Inhabited Island Divided Between Two Countries
Saint Martin (French: Saint-Martin; Dutch: Sint Maarten) is one of the Renaissance Islands (along with Anguilla and Saint Barthélemy) situated at the northern end of the Leeward Island chain in the northeast Caribbean.
Fact: With an area of only 87 square kilometres (34 square miles), it has the distinction of being the smallest inhabited island that is divided between two nations.
The Amur River: Dividing Deserted Russian Siberia From Populous Chinese Manchuria
The Amur River (called the Heilong Jiang in Chinese) separates Russia’s Far East from Northeast China. And as the map shows, the contrast could not be much more striking.