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The boat is being floated
13 10, 5:20am
Isn't it weird that obsession the English have with drawing borders where there shouldn't be any ?
In 1839, yep ! 1839... they (i.e. the English) put a border between the not yet Grand, Duchy of Luxembourg and the soon to be Belgian province of Luxembourg. Do you think they would have asked the people who lived there what they wanted ? No, the English checked... more or less... who spoke what, and drew the border.
My great-grannies came from both sides of that stupid line. And a hundred and eighty years later, I'm finally both nationalities again.
If you want to have an idea of the border, have a look at the picture with the boundary marker here...