I think he probably is thinking of nigeria or something. And somehow that this is not a factual quiz but one of opinions or something ( like with lists of best actors or something, then you get similiar responses, like: person x is in the top 3? PLease..)
If you were to use Sudan's version of their border with Egypt according to my calculations (in google maps lol), South sudan would be 1057.5 km from egypt. a k a SOUTH SUDAN WOULD BE ON THE LIST
I guess I'm a country now, by Jerry's totally rational unbiased logic. Emotional reasoning is a thing I'm not trying to insult you. Look it up after you look up the word sovereignty. None of your statements of "fact" make Palestine a sovereign nation and therefore don't need to be refuted, even though some are misleading, deliberately or otherwise.
But you are arguing to "ing" about a point he hadn't made. He never said jetpunk says this so it must be true, quite the contrary, he mentions that in ambiguous/controversial cases this is the standard choice for jetpunk. (Similar to using a source, it might be up for debate, but that is what the source uses.)
In the comment above you imply ing believes something to be true just because JetPunk says it's true. Your criticism is hollow since you believe that Palestine sprang into existence in 1988, because Fatah declared it
I asked simply, okay, what changed in 1988? Aside from Fatah saying something had changed - which you said is not a good way to arrive at the truth. How was Palestine not a country in 1987, but was a country in 1988.
The answer is nothing changed except that the PLO, a terrorist organization that had for decades tried to achieve its goal of destroying the state of Israel through violence, decided to change tactics, renounce violence, and see if they could achieve their goals diplomatically instead. But the West Bank and Gaza were occupied in '87, and in '88
In 1988, one group of at-that-time-unrecognized thugs in one of the occupied Palestinian territories, who were by no means the sole representative of the "Palestinian" people, and who controlled virtually nothing, and governed virtually nothing, announced that they were the government of the independent state of Palestine.
To you, this created the state of Palestine.
In reality, this declaration had as much weight as if I declared myself sovereign, or if Dan declared Kosovo sovereign. In other words, none.
I said nothing that was nonsense. I'm not playing to any audience. You just failed to follow along. I'll stop vandalizing your quiz now. Sorry.