Anyway, the article argues that the major problems in the Middle East stem from borders, and argues that the simple solution would be to redraw them all. The author offers a new prospective map of what he thinks the region should look like. The suggestion is radical – Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia would be significantly changed, and there would be new states for the Kurds, Baluchs, Arab Shias, and the holy Islamic cities.
While I both agree and disagree with elements of what the article proposes, it raises the bigger picture of how much fun you might have rearranging borders throughout the world.
And it got me thinking. What other revisions could we make to the world map? An independent Texas? A left-handers’ homeland? The People’s Republic of North Kessock? Or how about uniting Slovakia and Slovenia so nobody gets them confused any more?
Let’s have your suggestions – but no marks for the boring, obvious ones such as Scotland, Tibet or Palestine…