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Origin of straight municipal boundary line in NJ

If you look at a map of the municipal borders of New Jersey, you see a clear line mid-state running northwest to southeast. It's about halfway between NYC and Philadelphia. What is the historical ...
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Has any state ever forcibly expelled part of its territory? [duplicate]

Throughout history, states (countries) have broken away from other states to become independent, usually against the will of the parent state. But has there ever been a case of a parent state ...
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The boundary between New York and Quebec before the seven years' war of 1756‒1763

This is related to this earlier question, which deals with events after the war. Before the Seven Years' War of 1756‒1763, if I understand correctly, Quebec was ruled by France. In that war, Britain ...
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Line houses and laws?

What were the circumstances of the construction of the various buildings through which the boundary between Vermont and Quebec passes? In particular, what were the laws affecting construction on the ...
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18th-century land surveyors Valentine and Collins

These gentlemen are not to be confused with the 21st-century football players. The Peace Treaty of 1783 between the United States and Britain said that a big part of the boundary between Quebec and ...