Wonder #2818: Why Do Countries Have Borders?
Question 1 of 3
According to this Wonder, which of the following is NOT a reason countries have borders?
- to separate people who have different ways of life
- to help protect people from illness
- to allow easy access for people traveling from one country to another
- to set how far a particular country’s power reaches
Question 2 of 3
When European colonizers set borders for many African nations during the 1800s and 1900s without the consent of the people who lived there, it caused . . .
- a great deal of conflict on the continent, including violent civil wars
- the establishment of free and fair elections
- a significant reduction in some diseases
- a reasonable separation of people with differing religions
Question 3 of 3
This Wonder was mainly about . . .
- how the COVID-19 pandemic affected national borders around the world
- what defines a country’s border and how it impacts those who live there
- how the borders between countries reduce crime and provide job opportunities
- the history of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea
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