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    Could somebody tell me exactly about Montenegro? Is it an independent state? What about the flag and the capital?


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    You should try Google it will point you to all you wish to know and much you do not.


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    Wikipedia holds the answers!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montenegro
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    To make the thread interesting, what are your opinions on Montenegro's independence?

    New countries seem to be smaller and smaller, and if it wasn't for Montenegro's fine climate and tourism-potential they'd probably be too small to survive on their own. But some people still advocate the split up of countries into smaller, culturally homogenous units. They want to see a Europe that's unified on the continental level, but split up into small independent states at the regional level. Is this what's happening in Montenegro, or is it simply the maffia taking over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    To make the thread interesting, what are your opinions on Montenegro's independence?

    New countries seem to be smaller and smaller, and if it wasn't for Montenegro's fine climate and tourism-potential they'd probably be too small to survive on their own. But some people still advocate the split up of countries into smaller, culturally homogenous units. They want to see a Europe that's unified on the continental level, but split up into small independent states at the regional level. Is this what's happening in Montenegro, or is it simply the maffia taking over?
    Well if you look at Europe, most countries are not broken down into cultural nations. Within each state you have groups that "belong" in the state next door. This has been a talking point for years, as most of Europes borders were a result of power struggles between governments, which means many of the borders make no sense.

    The recent movement in Europe is to, where possible, create states based on cultural identity, rather than outdated imperial borders. You'll never see the big boys do it, but smaller nations like Serbia and Montenegro, see obvious advantages and will do so. Plus th fact that it's really none of our business what other nations decide to do. Even if the splits are driven by the "wrong" reasons, its still their perrogative.

    Overall though, I think the movements are pure, becuase for decades now, you see nations who's different cultural members hate each other, and it often resulted in violence. (mostly in SE Europe)

    Country size seems not to be a problem either, as there are smaller nations in Europe who have not be bitten by the "tourist bug", yet are i good shape. Andorra and Luxembourg come to mind.

    It just goes to show that we're not in some "final" setup of the world. It's always changing, and just becuase we're around doesn't make any difference. It's just liek any other period in history. Countries come and go...no one is above that.
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    I completely agree with you BUT!!!
    -Wikipedia shows only general unnecessary (for me0 information without the flag, the capital...
    -Google is fullfilled with the info for tourists except the geopolitical ones.
    One of the problems of the modern geopolitical world - small economically weak countries. We've got lots of examples in Africa. However I presume Montenegro is the exception - higly developed brunch of tourism let it to rise economic amounts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChatskiJ
    I completely agree with you BUT!!!
    -Wikipedia shows only general unnecessary (for me0 information without the flag, the capital...
    -Google is fullfilled with the info for tourists except the geopolitical ones.
    One of the problems of the modern geopolitical world - small economically weak countries. We've got lots of examples in Africa. However I presume Montenegro is the exception - higly developed brunch of tourism let it to rise economic amounts.
    Europe is a totally different monster than Africa. Africa deals with boundries set up by European colonization that never took into account tribal boundries. This leads to the fighting we have today.

    Europe, however, generally can support small micro-states if you will. Luxembourg, Vatican City, Andorra, Montenegro, etc. Most of Eastern Europe are also rather small nations. Given the high state of economical ad industrial development, it is not that hard to support a small state, even one devoid of many resources. It becomes even eaisier when the infrastructure was already in place (such as E. Europe thanks to the Soviets). With international trade as it is these days, if you are at least moderately developed and have a willing workforce, it can be rather cheap to import the goods your country needs to function. Most of E. Europe (though not as developed as say...Germany or England, has become quite stable and profitable.
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