Where there are limits, there will always be disgruntled. Yes, and set the border is always painful - by wars, painful negotiations, political machinations and intrigues. Not surprisingly, associated with the boundaries of some crazy stories.
1. The Americans, who were on the other side of the Mexican granitsyZabor between Texas and Mexico was built under President Bush ml., In 2008. The goal is clear: to reduce the number of illegal migrants and drug trafficking to pull the plug. For those living at the border of American farmers this innovation was to be a great relief (they really were not happy with the constant shuttling back and forth traffickers and periodic skirmishes between drug cartels), if not for one small fact: the Americans proved to be a result of other side of the fence. That is - in Mexico.
How it happened is not known, but the fence was built a mile from the borders of the present, so that in some places it was on private land or in innocent landowners. You can imagine the horror of a man who suddenly sees his native land, he inherited from his ancestors, suddenly grows very tall fence with a formidable inscription "Do not go near !!!". Now the Americans are forced to cross the border every time they need to get to work or sit at the bar with friends.
One farmer complained that he was forced to pass the border control whenever comes with its own field in their own barn.
Cut into two parts and the area turned out to be one of the University of Texas. So the students also have to run with a lecture on the lecture across the border.
2. Indian town in Bangladesh, India BangladeshAnklav, as you probably already know - this is a piece of one country, which is inside the other, a kind of island. In rare cases, inside the enclave formed another island, which is called an enclave of the second order. That is the first enclave will resemble a bagel and an enclave of the second order - donut hole. And if you need to get into that part of the country, which is in the middle of the "donut" you have to cross two borders.
Now imagine that you live in the Indian district of Dachau Kagrabari. It is surrounded by a bagel in Bangladesh, which in turn is surrounded by a donut of India, and the whole structure is in the territory of Bangladesh.
If you need to cross the entire configuration through this, you will go first in India, then in Bangladesh, then again to India, Bangladesh, India, Bangladesh, India, Bangladesh.
Generally, in the territory of the two countries, there are 160 enclaves, but a multi-piece, fortunately, only one. It turned out as a result of the signing of the peace treaty after a long history of wars. In order not to conduct lengthy negotiations and wrangling, the parties simply froze the boundaries that have been established at the time of signing, given the very small plots of land, which they succeeded each other to grab.
From the outside it's pretty funny, but there the residents not to laugh. Each of them is very difficult to get out of his tiny donut in which they are stuck, how to punish. Citizens of India, for example, to go to the relatives of the "big" India need a passport, without which it will not be allowed in Bangladesh. A passport is issued only in the "big" of India. That is, in order to obtain a passport to travel, again they must somehow cross the territory of Bangladesh. Twice. That's a vicious circle.
Exactly the same flour is experiencing India to provide its citizens of the most necessary. However, all the anguish and limited. Therefore, district Dachau Kagrabari still live without electricity, and, in fact, stuck in the Stone Age. Only in well-guarded.
3. Table for the Korean granitseSevernaya Korea - a country with a weirdo. This is manifested in everything. And the border is no exception.
The border between North and South Korea called "demilitarized zone". Along both sides of it focused almost two million soldiers. Since the Korean War as a formal and not over, no one is allowed to cross the border. Never. Under any pretext. Even the president.
It is not difficult to guess that in a situation where no one can invite for a cup of tea and biscuits, which is extremely difficult to conduct whatever negotiations. And the Koreans came up with a rather strange output.
They took, and built a meeting room at the border. And so that one half of the negotiating table was in North Korea, and the other - on the southern half. That is, the parties can negotiate without having to leave their home territories. This conference room is always full of soldiers who do not despise each other's eyes, day or night. Even when no negotiations are not conducted.
I wonder whether the Presidents reach each other and shake hands? And what if one of them asks the other to pass the sugar bowl? Or everyone should come with her?
4. India and Pakistan can not divide completely useless lednikIndiya and Pakistan - as the quarrelsome brothers who are so used to bicker on every occasion that the importance of the subject for bickering is not irrelevant. If only out of spite.
One of the most heated debate broke out over the question of the Siachen glacier supplies. This is a completely useless piece of ice that no country in their right mind would buy.
The problem is that when the border between India and Pakistan was established, no one had not occurred to document how this boundary passes through the Siachen. Just because the glacier - a death trap, located at an altitude of 4800 meters above sea level, who wants to communicate with her?
Therefore, they decided that India ends and Pakistan begins in some indeterminate point of useless wasteland. And while this question is not one to worry. And in 1984, the year of Pakistan has decided to send their people to the study of the glacier. India responded just like a child who ignored the toy until she needed another. They immediately announced their glacier area.
Thus began one of the most absurd wars in human history.
The regiment of Indian soldiers was airlifted to Siachen, and most of it was under the control of India. Pakistan has repeatedly tried to win the position, but in vain.
So Glacier Siachen and still remains the highest battlefield in the world, and one of the most godforsaken - bullets killed there less than from the glacier. The Indians even built a special helicopter to supply the troops on the glacier are all necessary, so there rarefied air.
What's so important in establishing the boundaries of the Siachen Glacier? Never mind. In addition, if one of the parties to step back, it would mean its symbolic defeat, and defeat the enemy.
And each of the warring parties is ready to freeze as many of its citizens, so as not to allow such a disgrace.
5. lined with gorodPomnite first story with bagels-enclaves? The town of Baarle-Hertog is even more abruptly.
At first glance, this small and quiet Belgian village. And there would be nothing unusual, if at the same time it would not be, and the Dutch small and quiet settlement.
The town is divided into 24 sites of various shapes and sizes. This is madness began in the Middle Ages, when local feudal lords have brought the fashion to pay for the loss in gambling pieces of their own land instead of money. As a result, the boundary is now not only cuts into pieces streets and quarters - may belong to different countries, even different rooms of the same building.
In the cafe, for example, some tables can stand in Belgium, while others - in the Netherlands. And because of the laws of the Netherlands restaurants should be closed relatively early, at a particular time visitors who want to continue the feast, just transplanted to Belgian territory.
Every home or business must pay taxes to the country in whose territory it has its front door. So many citizens have adapted to endure the door from place to place, depending on how much more profitable to pay the tax.
In addition, these countries have, for example, different speed limits - and it is not very convenient when you cross the border several times per minute.
A corrupt bank settled in a building on the border. Tax authorities in Belgium could not cross the threshold, because the entrance was on the territory of the Netherlands, and the Dutch authorities could not go down to the store because it was located in Belgium. So they toiled until you figured out that you can join forces.