A border is the line or a boundary that separates two countries or area of governance. People divide the land and make borders causing disputes across the borders which last for generations to come. People in the borders, guard them and protect them so that there is no intrusion. Borders separating nations can be natural, geometric or relict. Natural borders formed by nature like mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, forests, waterfalls separate two nations’ communication. Geometric border is formed by lines between states and relict is a nonexistent border.
International borders between nations are interesting to note and it reveals whether a country is friendly or not. Like neighbours of row houses who separate the houses by fence or walls, nations also build walls and barbed wires if they are unfriendly like the India and Pakistan border. Few nations use natural delimiters like mountains or rivers to note the borders, or make a playground across if they are friendly like the residents playing volleyball match over the fence between USA and Mexico. Few nations’ border can differ based on their environment policy like the Haiti – Dominican border. One considers the forest as a heritage and the other cuts them for charcoal extraction. If countries across the borders are friendly then travelling across becomes easy without any security check or scanning. One can notice a signboard or a flag and casually dart across. The border between Netherlands and Belgium is a relict one. Just a marking on the pavement separates the two countries. But if there is enmity, then the travel across the border becomes really unpleasant. There are portals with checkpoints and identity verification which one has to pass through. A glance across the borders speaks volumes of the economic development of the countries such as the one across USA and Mexico. One is so densely occupied whereas the other is open and spacious.
When natural border separates two nations, like a river, it is the responsibility of both the nations to keep it pollution free – like the river which separates Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Sometimes borders are formed across the rivers where open able gates are provided in the river for boats to pass through. Long winding roads separate two countries like the one separating Macau and mainland China. Borders separate two countries physically but there is no border for humanity!
1) Residents Of Naco, Arizona And Naco, Mexico Play Volleyball Match Over Fence Between USA And Mexico [ Source ]