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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:26 AM   #21

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US and the Philippines would turn America into the undisputed dominant power in the Pacific, and give the Filipinos a huge upper hand in its disputes with China. It also would provide America with a large amount of cheap labor and a market to sell goods, while the Filipinos would finally get decent paying jobs.
How is that supposed to happen ? What is the commonality they share ? their conjunct animosity with PRC shall not be the binding force !
IT sounds like union of Russia and Afghanistan
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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:27 AM   #22

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There's a little part in Belgium where they speak German. I'd like that to reunificate with Germany please.

It was annexed after WWI because from there WWI artillery could take a better position. I'm sure by now Germany has a plan to deal with that. Let's not provoke them...
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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:58 AM   #23

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Germany and Austria will never come together as one country there are too many differences and no one wants it.
Maybe we should take a hint from history that every time Austria tried to join Germany it ended in failure. There should be an ocean between us.

I'm not sure if it would be good for S.Korea and N.Korea to re-unite anytime soon. Many of my S.Korean friends are not in favour of it since they think the North will drag them down financially. I'm personally not so sure of that, I actually think it would be good for Korea economically in the long run what is missing here is the mindset that they are after all still one people Which is actually kind of sad.
I think if the N.Korean regime collapses, China will want to get into there. Mark my words.

With Belgium, I still have hope for them and I'd like them to stay a country. I'm not sure if it would be better for them to break up. They made it all these years as a two nation state, they will eventually pull through this.

I think an Iberian union would be economically good for the participating states however with Catalonia wanting to secceed atm it doesn't look like it's ever going to happen.
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There's a little part in Belgium where they speak German. I'd like that to reunificate with Germany please.

It was annexed after WWI because from there WWI artillery could take a better position. I'm sure by now Germany has a plan to deal with that. Let's not provoke them...

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Old November 20th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #25

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Unifications that I'd like too see:
  • United States & Canada
  • Unificiation of latin states in Central America
  • Ireland & Northern Ireland
  • Albania & Kosovo
  • Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro (sort of Yugoslavia)
  • South Korea & North Korea
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I'd like to see the unification of all mankind and for every citizen of every nation to be equal.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 09:13 AM   #27

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I think the reunification of North and South Korea might be harder than with Germany. I know very little about East Germany but I've got the impression that North Korea is more extreme in its control of citizens, and the way people are isolated and it's lasted longer.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 10:07 AM   #28

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The arab gulf states,maybe unity will give them some semblance of competence.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #29
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This is very interesting, aside from the fact about how hard it would be to unify them (this is speculative history). With a population of , what, 1.6 billion? How powerful would this make India? I can't help feeling that it would just make poor people in 3 different countries poor people in 1 country.
Today, this speculative country would have mountain of problems, the worse of all 3 nations combined as you highlighted. But the benefits of such a union would make a hyper power that would make the US hyper power look like San Marino (eventually, after a serious amount of time and probably some blood).

I'm going to go crazy and further speculate with all English-speaking joining up....just think of the rugby team!!
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Old November 20th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #30

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How about:

Ethiopia and Eritrea
North and South Sudan
Czech Republic and Slovakia
Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia etc...
Indonesia and East Timor

Oh wait, maybe not...
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