You’re never too far away from France [unless you live in Eastern Asia].

France is one of the most successful apprentices of Rome, along side England & Spain. They’re basically a mini version of the USA, but with far more sovereign territories spanning many oceans & continents.
 
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Apollo

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Djibouti should have remained part of France like French Guiana.

Compare the GDP per capita between Guyana, Suriname (independent) vs French Guyana, big difference.

Same with Réunion vs the non-French islands nearby.

Would have been funny if Somalia directly bordered the EU. Haha, they would build a gigantic wall.
 
Djibouti should have remained part of France like French Guiana.

Compare the GDP per capita between Guyana, Suriname (independent) vs French Guyana, big difference.

Same with Réunion vs the non-French islands nearby.

Would have been funny if Somalia directly bordered the EU. Haha, they would build a gigantic wall.
Idea: somaliweyn (America) builds a wall against the Ethiopians and other Africans( Mexicans and other latinos)

trump wall GIF
 
Djibouti should have remained part of France like French Guiana.

Compare the GDP per capita between Guyana, Suriname (independent) vs French Guyana, big difference.

Same with Réunion vs the non-French islands nearby.

Would have been funny if Somalia directly bordered the EU. Haha, they would build a gigantic wall.
Independence is overrated for Djibouti. Honestly, they were better off staying as a French territory for the economic perks.
 

Jacko

VIP
Djibouti should have remained part of France like French Guiana.

Compare the GDP per capita between Guyana, Suriname (independent) vs French Guyana, big difference.

Same with Réunion vs the non-French islands nearby.

Would have been funny if Somalia directly bordered the EU. Haha, they would build a gigantic wall.
Contrast between the GDP per capita of Mayotte and the other islands in the Comorian archipelago is pretty huge as well. People from Madagascar and Comorians always tying to sneak in despite getting independence.
 
:williamswtf::umwhat:

Other than Oromos in Hargeisa and Bosaso, what other Africans are supposedly a demographic threat to Somalia?
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Somalia does not attack Ethiopia in 1977 and allies the west instead of the soviets. Somalia waits to attack Ethiopia till 1994 and focus on economy and education becoming a first-world nation in the 1990s. Somalia becomes a safe haven for Africans escaping war and poverty. In the 2000s Somalis become sick of the immigrant and they make a wall and border security in border against Kenya and Ethiopia and Eritrea.
 
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Somalia does not attack Ethiopia in 1977 and allies the west instead of the soviets. Somalia waits to attack Ethiopia till 1994 and focus on economy and education becoming a first-world nation in the 1990s.

So you would have clawed your way out of poverty through productive geopolitical alignments and decades of well considered investments... only to be sanctioned into oblivion in 1994 at the heels of an irredentist attack on Ethiopia?

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Contrast between the GDP per capita of Mayotte and the other islands in the Comorian archipelago is pretty huge as well. People from Madagascar and Comorians always tying to sneak in despite getting independence.
I remember watching a documentary about Mayotte's issue with Comorian illegals sneaking into their territory. The Mayotte locals are no different in the ethno-cultural sense to the Comorians, but have intense hatred for them.

Funny how Mayotte is ~97% Muslim; mostly Non-European and proficiency in French is the lowest of all French departments, but are highly loyal to France.
 
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So you would have clawed your way out of poverty through productive geopolitical alignments and decades of well considered investments... only to be sanctioned into oblivion in 1994 at the heels of an irredentist attack on Ethiopia?

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Getting the support of the Americans and the west also Ogaden is Somali territory. We could also support Ogaden rebels to break off from Ethiopia and get independence and later on they join Somalia.
 

Jacko

VIP
I remember watching a documentary about Mayotte's issue with Comorian illegals sneaking into their territory. The Mayotte locals are no different in the ethno-cultural sense to the Comorians, but have intense hatred for them.

Funny how Mayotte is ~97% Muslim; mostly Non-European and proficiency in French is the lowest of all French departments, but are highly loyal to France.
It's an interesting region and no doubt they have a complicated relationship with France. For ~20 years, after independence from France, Comoros was ruled from the shadows by a real life Bond supervillain, they called him le Sultan blanc des Comores lool.
 
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