Monday, September 24, 2012

The next new country?

The New York Times had a fascinating article about possible new states.  The article is here.  It postulates the following:

  1. Azawad declares independence from Mali.
  2. Belgium splits in two between French and Flemish speakers.
  3. DR Congo splinters into little pieces.
  4. Somalia divided into three.
  5. Syria splits into Alawite state, Druse state, Damascus, and Aleppo.
  6. All of the Arabian peninsula becomes one.
  7. Kurdistan!
  8. Azerbaijan takes northern Iran.
  9. Pashtunistan and Baluchistan.
  10. China takes Russian Far East.
  11. One Korea.


Peter Secor said...

What about Greenland?

Viva Chile! said...

China taking a part of Russia? Not a chance in hell! That would need a nuclear war.

Azerbaijan securing part of Iran doesnt sound likely either. Sadly, one Korea isn' on my list either.

I vote for Azawad. I've heard something about Catalonia as well, but I dont think it will happen. Greenland sounds more plausible.

Maxichamp said...

@Viva: I agree. Many of the suggestions sound far-fetched.