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Beers at the Border Bar: No Shirt? No Passport? No Service!

  • David Bell Mislan
  • Philip Streich


This chapter covers the topic of strangely drawn borders. It highlights some of the stranger borders in the world by describing some unusual examples: a bar in the former Yugoslavia that is split between two countries; enclaves, counter enclaves, the world’s only counter-counter enclave; and the Scottish Court of the Netherlands, among others. It concludes with an explanation of the US-Canada border that began with Benjamin Franklin’s poorly drawn map.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Bell Mislan
    • 1
  • Philip Streich
    • 2
  1. 1.American UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.School of Human SciencesOsaka UniversitySuitaJapan

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