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Borders are Drawn by Armies

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Submitted by SAKOVKT (United States), May 16, 2016 at 13:33

In response to Michael S.

There is, has been, and always will be a set method of establishing borders.
It's done by armies which conquer territory and then hold it.
If you think this isn't true, then which country is it that never had an army but still has its territory?
If you think there is a better way of doing it, then, what is it?
Whatever line one draws on paper is just ink.
A border, however, is a line that separates two armies.

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