International date line
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Mon Jan 3 15:26:10 UTC 2000
"Law, Gwil Jr." wrote:
> When Kiribati adopted a uniform date in 1995, thereby moving the Phoenix and
> Line Islands to the west side of the IDL (or, if you prefer, moving the IDL
> to the east side of the Phoenix and Line Islands),
We do, I think, prefer the latter. No matter how sovereign the government
of Kiribati may be, it is not in the business of moving islands!
> The straight-line boundaries between Pacific
> island nations that are shown on many maps are based on an international
> convention, but are not legally binding national borders.
I'm confused. Does this mean that there are overlapping claims to sovereignty,
or what? What is a "legally binding national border" anyway?
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