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    I am genuinely interested in how and why borders came about and why all of a sudden it was illegal to be in a country without the proper documentation.

    Anyone got any (condensed) information? Where the first border was, why it was implemented etc.

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Clintbarton)
    I am genuinely interested in how and why borders came about and why all of a sudden it was illegal to be in a country without the proper documentation.

    Anyone got any (condensed) information? Where the first border was, why it was implemented etc.

    Thanks.
    I think it's just national security really. It makes it easier to keep checks people and it allows nations to serve their own national interests - being able to prosecute and deal with their own, direct funding, yadeeyadeeyah.
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    (Original post by Clintbarton)
    I am genuinely interested in how and why borders came about and why all of a sudden it was illegal to be in a country without the proper documentation.

    Anyone got any (condensed) information? Where the first border was, why it was implemented etc.

    Thanks.
    http://newint.org/features/1991/09/05/simply/
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    Passports and borders are recent inventions. For thousands of years, people travelled without any documentation because there were no photos to prove who you were.
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    (Original post by Clintbarton)
    I am genuinely interested in how and why borders came about and why all of a sudden it was illegal to be in a country without the proper documentation.

    Anyone got any (condensed) information? Where the first border was, why it was implemented etc.

    Thanks.
    An excellent podcast here posing the question "Is migration a basic human right?" and in doing so, explores the bizarre concept that is borders.

    http://freakonomics.com/podcast/is-m...radio-podcast/
 
 
 
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