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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4830 on: March 21, 2019, 08:26:03 AM »

India celebrate their independence, even though they were partitioned.

India was partioned from Pakistan (East and West), not northern India... d'oh!  :P :)
The Brits left in a hurry. The border between India and Pakistan was decided in a few weeks. In the north there is a large region which is still disputed between the countries.
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« Reply #4831 on: March 21, 2019, 09:45:30 AM »
Just to poke things slightly...

Isn't St Patrick's colour Blue? or did I just imagine that?

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4832 on: March 22, 2019, 03:55:43 PM »

India celebrate their independence, even though they were partitioned.

India was partioned from Pakistan (East and West), not northern India... d'oh!  :P :)
The Brits left in a hurry. The border between India and Pakistan was decided in a few weeks. In the north there is a large region which is still disputed between the countries.
 Does this sound familiar ?

FFS, they just had an Imperial penchant for drawing lines on the maps of other peoples' nations. How long do you think they laboured over the 6 County demarcation? I'll give you a clue: not very.
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« Reply #4833 on: March 22, 2019, 07:31:36 PM »
Don't know about that.. look at the Fermanagh border around the lakes. Strangest bordering layout u could get.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4834 on: March 22, 2019, 07:40:56 PM »
Don't know about that.. look at the Fermanagh border around the lakes. Strangest bordering layout u could get.
Would that (county) border not have been drawn up long before the partition of Ireland?


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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4835 on: March 23, 2019, 01:32:36 AM »
I believe their may have been variations along the original boundary here

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4836 on: March 23, 2019, 10:13:15 AM »
I believe their may have been variations along the original boundary here

There were three candidates for the partition of Ireland rather summarily drawn up, with the current abomination* as the chosen one; that despite earnest promises from Britain that the Boundary Commission's findings would be implemented, but her perfidy soon put paid to that plan.

* Any incarnation of partition is actually an abomination.
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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4837 on: March 24, 2019, 09:08:03 PM »
Don't know about that.. look at the Fermanagh border around the lakes. Strangest bordering layout u could get.
Would that (county) border not have been drawn up long before the partition of Ireland?

Yup. Those lines were only ever intended as local government boundaries. Partition was seen as a temporary measure, so they probably didn’t think it would matter much.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4838 on: March 24, 2019, 09:31:29 PM »
I seriously doubt the Brits looked at partition as temporary.

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Re: Joe Brolly
« Reply #4839 on: March 31, 2019, 03:58:36 PM »
I seriously doubt the Brits looked at partition as temporary.

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