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While most islands belong to one country, there are some that are divided between two or more countries. In some cases, the countries that share islands now because former colonial powers made border arrangements that carried on when their colonies achieved independence. The island of New Guinea, for example, used to be controlled by different colonial powers, which literally split the island in half. The border that they created became the border that now separates two independent countries.

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