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Today's question at the office:
If you're an expatriate from a country that no longer exists, how do you answer the question of "Where are you from?"
Do you say "I'm from the former Soviet Union" or "I'm from Czechoslovakia" or "Yugoslavia," even though they don't exist anymore?
Or do you give a more complicated answer, like "I'm from a town that is now located in Uzbekistan."
Unfortunately, I don't know anyone who left a country before it broke away/fell apart that I can ask. Maybe I can make a pen pal in Tuvalu, then wait for climate change to sink that island and see what they say when asked the question.
"I guess I'm from the sea."