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Governments, army leaders and diplomats spend months, years or even decades creating borders countries. A farmer Belgium did not need so long. It took him just a few minutes to change the border Belgium and France. He made Belgium 1,000 square meters bigger and France 1,000 square meters smaller. How? He moved a 150-kilogram boundary stone 2.29 metres France. A boundary stone shows where the border two countries or areas lies. The stone the farmer relocated was laid down 1819 to mark the French-Belgian border. The farmer did not move the stone political reasons. He did it to make it easier to drive his tractor his field.

Moving the border two countries could easily create a major diplomatic incident or even lead to war. Luckily, diplomats Belgium and France saw the funny side this. They avoided an international crisis a friendly manner. The mayor the Belgian town said: "The stone was placed there 1819 the defeat of Napoleon. The situation should be resolved tomorrow. We will find the person who moved the stone so we can avoid any troubles. I still have to verify who the landowner is." The mayor added: "We know exactly where the stone was before. It was right to a tree." The mayor the town the border in France said: "I fully trust my Belgian counterpart, who did what was necessary."

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