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Old November 16th, 2012, 06:59 AM   #31

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São Marcelo Fort in Brazil

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That's not a natural fortification, surely?

Although it's only tangentially related to natural fortifications, natural borders such as rivers and mountains play a huge part in shaping countries. If you take a relief map of Japan and superimpose the borders of the old provinces on it, the borders follow natural features such as the numerous mountain ranges beautifully.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 07:10 AM   #32

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That's not a natural fortification, surely?

Although it's only tangentially related to natural fortifications, natural borders such as rivers and mountains play a huge part in shaping countries. If you take a relief map of Japan and superimpose the borders of the old provinces on it, the borders follow natural features such as the numerous mountain ranges beautifully.

This was a small island all turned in a fort, they flattened the island
but i think you are right not much natural
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good luck getting in to the Indian Janjira fort.
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As far as I know it is the only Indian fort that was attacked repeatedly by the powerful empires like Marathas , British, Dutch and Portuguese and yet remained undefeated.
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This is the paramount empirical example of the most successful natural fortification ever.

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Period.
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