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  1. SubscriberPonderable
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    11 Apr '14 08:44
    world maps under different topics:

    http://www.goodnet.org/articles/9-maps-to-change-how-you-see-world

    I like to look at rthematic maps 😉
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    Number 4 (# people living in Asia compared to outside of Asia) blew my mind.
  3. SubscriberKewpie
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    11 Apr '14 09:22
    Some of the IQ results surprised me.
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    11 Apr '14 09:36
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    world maps under different topics:

    http://www.goodnet.org/articles/9-maps-to-change-how-you-see-world

    I like to look at rthematic maps 😉
    Excellent, Ponderable. Thanks.
  5. SubscriberSuzianne
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    08 Jun '14 01:42
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    world maps under different topics:

    http://www.goodnet.org/articles/9-maps-to-change-how-you-see-world

    I like to look at rthematic maps 😉
    Okay, that settles it.

    I'm moving to Canada. 🙂
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    08 Jun '14 04:01
    What a sharp dividing latitude in Africa between lush and desert.
  7. SubscriberSuzianne
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    08 Jun '14 04:47
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    What a sharp dividing latitude in Africa between lush and desert.
    The only things dividing desert from tropical is proximity to fresh water. Often, rainfall, or the lack of it, makes the only difference.
  8. SubscriberPonderable
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    14 Jun '14 11:08
    another interesting thing:

    see the frontiers of Europe chnage:

    http://www.viralforest.com/watch-1000-years-european-borders-change/
  9. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    16 Jun '14 00:34
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    another interesting thing:

    see the frontiers of Europe chnage:

    http://www.viralforest.com/watch-1000-years-european-borders-change/
    Fascinating. Thanks for posting it. Europe's frontiers seem to have stabilized in recent
    years, but who knows what's next? Germany was a hodgepodge of independent states
    for centuries until Bismarck ignited the Franco-Prussian War and unified the country.
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    16 Jun '14 01:231 edit
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Fascinating. Thanks for posting it. Europe's frontiers seem to have stabilized in recent
    years, but who knows what's next? Germany was a hodgepodge of independent states
    for centuries until Bismarck ignited the Franco-Prussian War and unified the country.
    The borders in Ukraine at the moment are oscillating.

    I also thank Ponderable for this wonderful thread. Maps are a essential part of our lives. I personally cannot live without them. I love history and maps are one of the most amazing tools to transcribe the changes in time.
  11. SubscriberPonderable
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    16 Jun '14 04:52
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Fascinating. Thanks for posting it. Europe's frontiers seem to have stabilized in recent
    years, but who knows what's next? Germany was a hodgepodge of independent states
    for centuries until Bismarck ignited the Franco-Prussian War and unified the country.
    Actually it was Napoleon who organised Germany into big chunks....the Bismarckian unification wouldn't have been possible without that.
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