Borders define geographic boundaries of political entities or legal jurisdictions, such as governments, sovereign states, federated states and other subnational entities. Some borders—such as a state's internal administrative borders, or inter-state borders within the Schengen Area—are open and completely unguarded. Other borders are partially or fully controlled, and may be crossed legally only at designated border checkpoints and border zones may be controlled. Some, mostly contentious, borders may even foster the setting up of buffer zones.
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... conceived the idea that Germany would guarantee her western borders and pledged never to invade Belgium and France again, along with a guarantee from Britain that they would come to Germany's aid ... Germany officially recognized the post-World War I western border for the first time, and was guaranteed peace with France, and promised admission to ... Germany's eastern borders were guaranteed to Poland only by France, not by a general agreement ...
... Primarily longleaf, loblolly, and shortleaf pine, the forest includes two wilderness areas and borders the Sam Rayburn Reservoir ... Upper Peninsula, Hiawatha National Forest borders Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron ... acres (7,032.5 km2) Straddling the California-Oregon border, this forest has part of five wilderness areas, 152 mi (245 km) of wild and scenic rivers, and 200 mi (320 km) of rivers for rafting ...
... The following pictures show in how many different ways international and regional borders can be closed off, monitored, at least marked as such, or simply unremarkable ... Borders of the World The Wagah border crossing between India and Pakistan along the Radcliffe Line Border at Tijuana, Mexico and San Ysidro, California, USA ... A straight-line border surveyed when the region was thinly populated A sign showing the limitations of the Frontier Closed Area, a 28-km² area along the Hong Kong-side of the 30-km-long border between Hong Kong ...
... of terrorists harbored within their borders ... Iran announced it deployed military and police forces to seal its 560 mile border with Afghanistan to prevent a possible influx of refugees ... A Russian division of 7,000 men based in Tajikistan, which borders Afghanistan, was placed on heightened combat alert ...
Famous quotes related to border:
“I learn to affirm
Truths light at strange turns of the minds road,
wrong turns that lead
over the border into wonder....”
—Denise Levertov (b. 1923)
“Within the memory of many of my townsmen the road near which my house stands resounded with the laugh and gossip of inhabitants, and the woods which border it were notched and dotted here and there with their little gardens and dwellings, though it was then much more shut in by the forest than now.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Adolescence is a border between childhood and adulthood. Like all borders, its teeming with energy and fraught with danger.”
—Mary Pipher (20th century)