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  • Essequibo, the Territorial Dispute between Venezuela and Guyana

    January 8, 2016

    The Essequibo (in Spanish, Esequibo), is an undeveloped, sparsely populated but resource-rich jungle territory region, nearly sixty percent of modern Guyana, consisting of all its territory west of the Essequibo River (see map). Venezuela’s deeply rooted belief is that the Essequibo region was unjustly taken from them by meddling foreign powers. It is a matter of national integrity, made more alluring by the possible wealth of natural resources there. Guyana’s position is that they are trying to defend the land that has been part of their country for almost 200 years, land they need to help develop their country economically.

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  • Eisch Duitschen grond!

    Eisch Duitschen grond! Ons recht en onze redding

    June 12, 2013

    Propaganda poster published by the Dutch Committee for Territorial Expansion with a call to support the Committee and the annexation of territory of the former German Reich. Image: map of The Netherlands with an arrow pointing towards Germany.

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  • De Duitscher moet onze schade betalen

    Eisch Duitschen grond

    June 12, 2013

    Poster published by the Dutch Committee for Territorial Expansion with a call to support the Committee and the annexation of territory of the former German Reich. Image: in a red, white and blue plane a map of The Netherland and war damages are depicted. In front of that the text “The German must pay our damages. He […]

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  • Map of Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay (with) Map of Chili, by S. Augustus Mitchell, 1880

    Bolivia’s Centenarian Maritime Claim before the International Court of Justice

    May 14, 2013

    Despite losing its maritime coast, the so-called Littoral Department, after the War of the Pacific, Bolivia has historically maintained, as a state policy, a maritime claim to Chile. The claim asks for sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean and its maritime space. The Political Constitution of 2009 established that Bolivia declares its right to access to the sea, and that its objective is to solve the problem peacefully. Therefore, on 24 April 2013, Bolivia instituted proceedings against Chile before the International Court of Justice. A guest blog by Elizabeth Santalla Vargas.

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