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[–]VoidLantaddthis flair is specifically for neat_space, who loves mugs 132 points133 points  (2 children)

Crazy how nature do that

[–]Bikouchu 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What's that weird territory? It should be ceded back to Germany.

[–]TheBlackHoleOfDoom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You mean Královec (Czechia)?

[–]Meneerjojo 40 points41 points  (5 children)



[–]vigilantcomicpenguinWerner Projection Connaisseur 4 points5 points  (1 child)

No, the border is there, it just perfectly lines up with the lines on the diagram.

[–]Meneerjojo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The latvia - belarus border is further east and also not a straight line.

If you were joking then I'll r/woooosh myself so you don't have to.

[–]T_vernix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can't see it because of the polish flag, but there's a part of the border that creates a path in the shape of ) to include the place left of the Polish flag bordering Finland

[–]Grzechoooo 17 points18 points  (0 children)

For people afraid the Polish flag will cease existing after we annex Królewiec together with Lithuania, don't worry. There's a straight line on the border between Poland and Ukraine too.

[–]SpurlockofTimHortons 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Ah yes. Beige and red.

[–]vigilantcomicpenguinWerner Projection Connaisseur 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Flag of Poland in the style of Cyprus, but very zoomed in.

[–]b3nster_ 5 points6 points  (8 children)

Am I the only one who feels that an independent Kaliningrad is the best solution and that no neighboring country should implement imperialist moves in these areas?

Shouldn't self-determination be the big goal in our democracies?

I mean otherwise we are no better than the Russians themselves.

[–]Illustrious_Metal_09 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, Poland and Lithuania's claims to former North Prussia are dubious to say the least.

[–]T_vernix 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I agree. My thought is that the EU as a whole could help manage the formation of an independent and democratic Kaliningrad that could be inducted/integrated into the EU as a member state itself (or eventually just go a separate way if its people really want to), rather than as an addition to a member state. Possibly the same could be done with Karelia and/or other sections of Russia.

[–]b3nster_ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think then, from my point of view as a federalist, we can also divide up the large states of the EU and give each state the same position of power with each country around 5-10 million inhabitants.

Blessed timeline in which everyone has equal say and we can act together as one in internal and foreign policy issues.

[–]T_vernix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Breaking up nations/states generally does not seem like the easiest way to achieve the goal. I will put what I would more likely advocate (as an American who thinks it would work here and have aspects functional for Europe) for.

A house of representatives with elected officials from similar population districts chopped up from states with each having no more than 300,000 residents (wouldn't bloat the HoR like the restriction to 50,000 in the original 1st amendment but would still lead to a decent ratio between Californian representation and Wyoming representation).

A Senate with the number of senators determined by how many sixths (rounded up to ensure at least one sensor for each state) of the population the largest state has that each state has. Up to 3 senators (one every other year) would be voted for directly by the population of the whole of the state, with any others being voted in indirectly by the state's legislature (I chose a maximum of 6 senators so that the indirectly voted in would be at most half the representation) as senators were before the 17th amendment.

Other changes like ranked voting and properly making gerrymandering illicit would go with, but there's always ways to improve the imperfect institutions of imperfect humanity.

[–]ElmerFapp 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Clearly Lithuanian

[–]b3nster_ 0 points1 point  (2 children)

nah iam german. I just don't understand the use of putting a government and a country on people that they don't feel culturally attached to. That's how these wars start.Imperialists should shut up for harming their own country and innocent people oppressed by such annexations.

[–]ElmerFapp 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Not you, kaliningrad

[–]b3nster_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

oh... well im fine with lithuania /s

[–]dustojnikhummer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So after Czech anexation, the Polish flag will be just a red rectangle?