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Old November 6th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #11

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Oh Btw I forgot the Himalayas who is serving as a natural wall between China and India for centuries. Had it not for the Himalayas, China might have captured the seven sister states of north east India in 1962.

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Kotor Fortifications in Montenegro. Part of the UNESCO Heritage sites.

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The great Amazon Jungle is a fortification
the world biggest number of non contacted tribes live here protected
by the great forest.
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Had it not for the Himalayas, China might have captured the seven sister states of north east India in 1962.
If memory serves, that war wasnt one of expansion, but a border dispute (hadnt India been shifting markers forward or such?), so it seems unlikely China would have invaded those states (even if it could).
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From the top of my head..

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City of Rewanduz in south-Kurdistan, with one twisted way to the top and between two great valleys.
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Masada was an natural fortress...until the Romans took it
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This is Tirad Pass, at Ilocos Sur Province, Philippines which was used by the Filipinos as the natural fortification against the Americans, but it was taken over because another Filipino lead the American Scouts and so the secret passage of the place was known to them, leading to the defeat of Filipino soldiers under Gregorio Del Pilar:

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Gen. Gregorio Del Pilar and some of the Filipino soldiers:

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The American Troops under Brig. Gen. Young:

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.... and the American Rough Riders:

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Old November 6th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #18

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The Hindukush. It stops everything. It's all steep rock scree, snow and ice. No way over at all. Have to go round.

There really wasn't a need for a formal buffer sone (Wakhan corridor).
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Old November 13th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #19

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If memory serves, that war wasnt one of expansion, but a border dispute (hadnt India been shifting markers forward or such?), so it seems unlikely China would have invaded those states (even if it could).

They were very close to the periphery of Tezpur, a major city of Assam. (Even Nehru lost hope for North eastern states - his famous remark "My heart goes for the people of Assam") However winter was coming and there wasn't any proper supply lines to support further incursion into India through the Himalayan range. The reason they withdrew even thaugh they considered the conquered area part of their territory. Even today they are claiming that area as part of China.

(Btw incase you aren't aware The border dispute between India and China involves 1/5th of the one state and another entire state of India!!!)
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INDIA... Mt Everest,monsoon, and the Himalayas maybe china with their mountains....
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