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Guinea-Bissau: What a country!

- Sat, 04 Jan 2020 21:18:32 EST 7JXWX72I No.4942140
File: 1578190712608.jpg -(359250B / 350.83KB, 800x490) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Guinea-Bissau: What a country!
I mean just look at it, holy shit it's so beautiful. A maze of estuaries and sweeping inlets, a frayed edge to the gently curving coast, it's fringes crumbling away into the sea itself, the islands a hint of an ancient coastline and what's to come.

It reminds me strongly of what I would call the most beautiful part of the planet on a map, the southern Chinese coastline.
Pris - Sat, 04 Jan 2020 21:25:03 EST 7JXWX72I No.4942141 Reply
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And the more I looked at the more I was struck by the inland portions, how organic and logical its borders are for a post-colonial country in Africa. How clearly the country itself radiates from the neck of land between the Cacheu and Gebu estuaries into the land those rivers give easy access to. The borders drawn between watersheds, and in the north where it does devolve to an arbitrary line it's still a clear denotation of what you can access from those southern rivers.
Pris - Sat, 04 Jan 2020 21:27:33 EST 7JXWX72I No.4942142 Reply
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this is especially noticeable when you look at the topography, the country just flows
African borders aren't supposed to do that, they're supposed to be arbitrary impositions that break up natural and human geography
ThomasHubblekadge.sit - Sat, 04 Jan 2020 21:29:41 EST uONtOrQe No.4942143 Reply
Looks kinda like middle earth.
Tyson Griffin - Sat, 04 Jan 2020 21:38:20 EST HGEeguR0 No.4942144 Reply
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> they're supposed to be arbitrary impositions that break up natural and human geography
About that...

IDK if ethnic conflicts have to do with their political instability, but let's not pretend like it's a paradise. IDK much about guinea bissau, but Senegal seems dope. And cape verde is awesome. And guinnes bissau is like a blend of those.So they're cool. But how cool?
Tyson Griffin - Sat, 04 Jan 2020 21:44:20 EST HGEeguR0 No.4942146 Reply
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Also, I think the most interesting African borders goes to The Gambia. I just follows a river. IDK the reasoning for that, or if it makes any sense in practice. But I like it. Borders drawn according to hydro barriers make sense.
Tyson Griffin - Sat, 04 Jan 2020 21:55:17 EST HGEeguR0 No.4942147 Reply
Oh yeah, and I'm also somewhat obsessed with the pearl river delta. You have good taste in coastline, OP. Then again, all coastlines are beautiful
Jean-Baptiste Troisgros - Sat, 04 Jan 2020 22:05:35 EST JgIxhV6U No.4942149 Reply
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How do you pronounce the 'Bissau' part of 'Guinea-Bissau'?

Actually, how do you pronounce the whole 'Guinea-Bissau' properly?
Junior Dos Santos - Sat, 04 Jan 2020 22:29:25 EST UjnCnKeo No.4942150 Reply
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that river does look beautiful
i know a dude that had to work in Ecuatorial Guinea and told me it was gorgeous too
Pris - Sat, 04 Jan 2020 23:46:51 EST 7JXWX72I No.4942169 Reply
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Yeah, I was gonna mention that in another post, it's really obviously not a paradise, and it WAS a colony so there is always going to be arbitrary divisions, but I guess probably more due to Portuguese weakness than anything else they had to limit themselves to a coherent geographic area. Zaguinchor on the Casamance river in southern Senegal was a Portugese trading post until very late in the scramble for Africa, and splitting that region off from the Cacheu broke up families across borders and led to cross-border violence during the Bissau independence war.

I'm not really familiar with the ins and outs of their political instability either, but I can't imagine the northeast being majority Muslim and coast being majority Catholic helps them get along.
I also wonder how the economic disparity is, the estuaries and especially that neck of land in between the main two I mentioned are the most important agricultural regions, both for the staple crop rice and for the primary cash crop peanuts, with the interior more reliant on millet.
The population density pretty clearly shows the main agricultural areas too, which is neat.

The Gambia is a relic of when the colonization of the coast was just small scale European trading posts, the British put a fort at Banjul so they got to control trade on the Gambia river, they never left, even through the French dominated all the land around it.
Hamilton Dibblewell - Sun, 05 Jan 2020 12:23:01 EST SyJ41SU5 No.4942235 Reply
It actually rhyme in Russian.
Well, it work well for poster about drinking but I think crossfaded is my much more favorite wording. Isn't "washed out" also similar English term for being very high?
Ian Billingwill - Sun, 05 Jan 2020 12:47:55 EST zVgCHF4g No.4942240 Reply
Never heard washed out. Wasted, but that's more for drinking. Blasted, baked out of your mind .. more for weed
Gray Maynard - Sun, 05 Jan 2020 14:30:48 EST ISrIVywm No.4942266 Reply
No that is a euphemism for an enema, you must frequent questionable night clubs
Weyoun 8 - Sun, 05 Jan 2020 14:56:05 EST 5R3boVC+ No.4942276 Reply
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Reminds me of it's ex-neighbor landmass, the Carolinas
Reuben Shittingstock - Sun, 05 Jan 2020 15:36:34 EST RKOZfxbo No.4942296 Reply
You know the fjords in Norway? I got a prize for creating those, you know.
Monster C - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 07:08:30 EST sLIKIuzL No.4945961 Reply
You necrobumped this shit to tell us all that you don't like China. Great stuff. Why do you think anyone cares what you hate? Why do you think anyone wants to hear about it all the time?

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