(Original post by bestofyou)
Yeah well as far as the British Government is concerned thin air is as good a place as any.
However tradionally borders tended to be drawn along territorial boundaries, of which were defined by different tribes or to define those the big one is language.
E.g. Indian territory in north america.
Sometimes these territories unite where there are similarities between two territories.
E.g. Germany/Austria, Italy, UK
There are places that exist to today that these traditional borders either do not exist because the traditional people are no longer around in great number or have been integrated to the extent that it simply doesn't matter.
E.g. USA, Canada, most S.American nations etc etc
However there are also places that exist today where the traditional border does no longer exist despite large numbers on the population wanting it to. In these cases borders had been created for no other reason but to create a majority out of a minority.
E.g. For the latter sentence I shall include only Ireland and Palestine however plenty of other people fall into this category.
As I said, I am not getting into an argument on this matter. I regonise the northern irish border exists, and that it is part of the UK and that nationalists are a minority in NI.
However I also recognise the fact that the border was created simply to make a majority out of the unionist minority. For this reason the border was not drawn where Ulster ended like it should have been but as something that had never previously existed.
Given the unfair circumstances that the Home Rule campaign was subject to, in that the vast
majority of the island wanted HR, yet due to a tiny (in comparison) minority it was refused and eventually resulted in partition. As a result, while I recognise the existance of NI, I find it rather amusing that unionists play the 'we are a (slight) majority' card as an excuse to remain part of the UK.
As for the Jews in the middle east a bunch of Arabs had their land taken from them, and a Jewish state created in its place. Naturally enough the Arabs where not happy about it however it doesn't matter now because Jews are now the majority in that particular region.