History (and sometimes, unfortunately, current events) shows us just how easily national borders can change, but we still like to think that they are permanent fixtures. These photos of different national borders around the world show you how both friendly and hostile nations like to fence off their turf.

Borders will often say much about countries' relationships. The borders between friendly nations, especially those in the European Union's Schengen zone, can seem almost non-existent, marked by no more than a line or a road sign. Other borders are delineated by natural markers like rivers, or by man-made markers, like guard posts and demilitarized zones.

#2 Slovakia, Austria And Hungary

Slovakia, Austria And Hungary

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Chellery 1 year ago

But who owns the table? :O

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#4 Netherlands And Belgium

Netherlands And Belgium

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CaioOstertag 1 year ago

Would be funny live in that house, if you are in the living room you are in Belgium, and if you are in the kitchen you are in Netherlands lol

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#6 Australia And Everywhere

Australia And Everywhere

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SarahMcRae 1 year ago

I thought this one was hilarious (as an Aussie)!

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#13 USA And Mexico

USA And Mexico

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HenrikHargitai 1 year ago

i thaught its a printers lay

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#14 Denmark And Sweden

Denmark And Sweden

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MortenPersson 1 year ago

Well, the flags are put wrong. The island, Pepperholmen, is on the danish side of the border and the bridgehead on the mainland is in Sweden. Otherwise a Nice shot.

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#15 Sweden And Norway

Sweden And Norway

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SarahMcRae 1 year ago

Ha, I did similar on a bridge between Sweden and Finland. :D

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#18 Usa And Canada

Usa And Canada

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StellarSutherland 1 year ago

I mean who exactly draws these lines?! And splits up the earth? I know the answer, but think about it we are the only being that pays to live on earth like we have another choice... Ur born, u pay...smh

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#20 Spain And Portugal

Spain And Portugal

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Troux 1 year ago

Portugal: Spain's rally stage.

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