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No Man's Land

Posted on the 23 March 2012 by Gerard @presurfer
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Roughly 30% of the Earth's surface is land. And where there is land, there is a nation (or multiple nations) ready to claim it as its own. In fact, some of the world's strangest disputes have been over pieces of land so small as to inspire bemused disbelief. Outside of Antarctica, almost every square foot of land is claimed by at least one nation.
Almost, because of an 800 square mile trapezoid-shaped piece of land call Bir Tawil. Bir Tawil sits between Egypt and Sudan, as pictured above. And neither country wants the land; in fact, either would be quite happy if the other took it.The Presurfer

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