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A European Union of 28 states of equal population

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Weald56, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Weald56

    Weald56 Established commenter

    Fancy a different sort of Europe? Here's one, based on states of equal populations - 18 million each:-

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/123522713@N06/14489964857

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    (Link has better quality map!)

    I quite like the idea of living in New Saxony!

    What about you? Where would you be? Would you like it to be like this?
     
  2. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    I'm not sure I'd enjoy living in the Celtic Union as it's so spread out.
    Languages would include English, Welsh, Gaelic, Cornish, Breton, French... and probably an awful lot more too!
    Interesting idea though, thanks.

    Just a thought, though. Why 28 states? Why 18 million? Would all grow equally? If too many babies are born, would they create a 29th state to keep populations at 18m?
     
  3. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Is that all of Ireland, most of Scotland, Wales and Cornwall?
    Hah, Hah, in case it is.
     
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  4. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    And Brittany.
     
  5. cariadwch

    cariadwch Established commenter

    and Devon
     
  6. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    .

    And Kernow . . . ;)

    A very interesting idea overall, @kent1

    Best wishes

    ,
     
  7. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    I can't speak for them as they won't have me as one of them, but I imagine the Cornish would be in favour.
     
  8. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Why bother?
     
  9. Cantandmorecant

    Cantandmorecant Lead commenter

    What an awful idea. The bleached out colours of the countries seem to symbolise the forced homogeneity of EU imposed rule. The link map isn't any different.

    Why? It would make no difference where you lived if the EU had their way. Everywhere would look the same. It's really a case of

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Tigger1962

    Tigger1962 New commenter

    Why are non-EU countries included?
     
  11. Cantandmorecant

    Cantandmorecant Lead commenter

    Because they have designs on the whole of Europe?
     
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Which non-EU countries?
     
  13. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Map would never happen anyway... can't see the Poles accepting the resurrection of Prussia.

    There are too many historic land grievances to allow this to happen.
     
  14. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    That's a fun map. Funnily enough, only today I was thinking what a map of the world (of countries) would look like if redrawn to reflect local allegiances and freedom from outside domination and internal oppression. There would be a Kurdistan, for example, and presumably that area of Syria that is home to ethnic Turks would be part of Turkey. Korea would be united. Somewhat ironically, something like this has to happen I feel, as a first step to a nicer world where nationalism recedes, and federalism and internationalism starts to flourish.
     
  15. jamiedoorknob

    jamiedoorknob Occasional commenter

    The kingdom of Dalriada rides again.

    Superb!
     
  16. silvaran

    silvaran Occasional commenter

    Good luck with re-drawing the map of Syria: this is the small area close to the Turkish border where the Russian plane was shot down. Where would you put your borders to reflect local allegiances? [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  17. silvaran

    silvaran Occasional commenter

    Would you support self determination of ethnic groups in Lebanon?
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Ouch! lol! OK Houston ....

    That does look complicated, However, not all ethnic groups are going to be at loggerheads or have grievances. One has to make a start, and certain principles can apply, such as amalgamation of groups into directly adjacent favourable countries. The world be a first step, which would simplify the map. The take a relook and make the next step. Where amalgamation is not practical then compensating policies can be put into aciton - guarantee of water supply, a degree of autonomy, and so forth.
     
  19. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

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    Got my own country, thanks.
     
  20. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Those tent settlements look kinda permanent Nomad...
    Edited for typos..see bold
     

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