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That's an important observation. Spain and Portugal have the Pyrenees between them and the centre of Europe. Italy has the Alps and a very mountainous north. Greece is sort of an island with the Balcans in-between. Ireland is a real island. This has to be a factor too.

Note though that peripheral states (e.g. Estonia) and Switzerland have similar problems but do not suffer from the same pathology.


Vencit omnia veritas.

by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]a[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]gmail[dot]com) on Fri Apr 9th, 2010 at 02:41:23 PM EST
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