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How does geographical proximity influence the formation of regional organisations?

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Geographical proximity, by and large, influences the formation of regional organisations. The following points clarify the same.
a. Geographical proximity establishes a sense of mutual cooperation and understanding among the neighbouring countries.
b. It drives countries to work collectively for the promotion of their regional interests by forming a group or forum.
c. Countries develop an understanding that if neighbouring states collectively form an arrangement, they will be in a position to exercise greater influence at the global level.
d. Countries in close geographical contiguity share common customs, history and traditions. Since there is lot of cultural intermingling, it is easy for a regional organisation that would bring about more people to people exchange and guarantee peace in the region.

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