Natural borders for various countries

Futurist

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Why don't you use a more detailed modern early 20th century map, which depict sparsely populated areas, like high mountains and swamps, and which depict the ethnicity of larger cities .




Here is the plan about ethnic borders made by Romanian Aurel Popovicy for Franz Ferdinand's request.



First: Itself that a country is multiethnic is not a reason to dismember it. It is only reason for hard-core nationalist thinkers.

Second: There were no democratic referendums to legitimate such decisions. The referendum would be a very huge risk for Romania Czechoslovakia or Yugoislavia to expand their territories.

Third: The Entente (And France) did not care about any ethnic justice, just short-sighted geopolitical geso-strategic interest. (Which proved to be false, if you see the political events of WW2.)
1. Did the various peoples of Hungary actually want to remain under Hungarian rule, though?

2. I agree that holding plebiscites in regards to this would have been better.

3. Oh, certainly!
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
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BTW, I do think that Czechoslovakia's northern and western borders were its natural borders--though obviously not quite as fair from an ethnic and national self-determination perspective.