Like Netherlands why no other country tried claiming land from the sea.

Nov 2018
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Denmark
#11
Should this thread not be moved to General history or European history?

There is not much Speculative history about them.

One can literally trample on the dikes almost all the way from Holland to Denmark.
 

Edratman

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Feb 2009
6,602
Eastern PA
#14
Huge swathes of land, all across the globe, are drained swamps/marsh. Virtually all of Florida below the panhandle is reclaimed swamp/marsh land.
 

Frank81

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Feb 2010
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Canary Islands-Spain
#15
Coastal Belgium has been also dried in the Dutch way



The fundamental question remains, though

In my opinion, it is a combination of technology, wish (or necessity) and geography. In the case of Europe, no other country like the Netherlands has so much land at so low level
 
Jul 2009
9,858
#16
Huge swathes of land, all across the globe, are drained swamps/marsh. Virtually all of Florida below the panhandle is reclaimed swamp/marsh land.
You are an engineer. With rising sea levels expected, what is the expectation for Florida? I don't see a dike wall from Cape Canaveral to Miami as feasible. Not on the Gulf side either.

If sea levels rise as dramatically as some geo-scientists anticipate, technology may have a lot of catching up to do.
 

Futurist

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May 2014
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SoCal
#17

Edratman

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Feb 2009
6,602
Eastern PA
#18
You are an engineer. With rising sea levels expected, what is the expectation for Florida? I don't see a dike wall from Cape Canaveral to Miami as feasible. Not on the Gulf side either.

If sea levels rise as dramatically as some geo-scientists anticipate, technology may have a lot of catching up to do.
The average height above sea level for Florida is 6 ft, which means that a huge potion of the state is lower than that. Add in the fact that Florida has 1300 miles of coastline, that would require a huge dike. Of course, you cannot only look at Florida as the problem.. Every coastal state has enormous stretches of land that are only a few feet above sea level, so dikes along the entire length of both coasts is an unimaginable feat.

The bright side is that no matter where you live in Florida, in a few years you will be able to say that you have "Ocean View".
 
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