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Redrawing borders

What do borders mean today? In this graphic, we consider a number of ways of conceptualizing the divisions between us beyond just nationality.

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18 November, 2014

What do borders mean today? How many different ways can the world be divided? In the graphic below, we consider a number of new ways of conceptualizing the divisions between us beyond just nationality. Part of our series Border Check.


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