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Which Jefferson?

Previously: Which Iberia? – Which Alexandria? – Which Albania? – Which African Nation? – Which Guinea? – Which Thebes? – Which Georgia? – Which Galicia? – Which Victoria? There is no state or territory of the United States with the … Continue reading

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How many can you get?

How many of the countries of the world can you name? What if you had to accurately write them out? You can test yourself using this geographical map, and the clock gives you fifteen minutes to write out as many … Continue reading

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The Bible, as seen on Google Earth

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The Geography of Chinese Power

Our Bob has an article in the International Herald Tribune on, well, the geography of Chinese power. The article appears below, abridged — click the link for the full story. The Geography of Chinese Power Today China’s ambitions are as … Continue reading

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Modern Saudi Arabia, Part 2: Great War Opportunism

The Historical Geography of Saudi Arabia – Part 1 The Middle Eastern Theater of the Great War opened with the British capture of Basra, which was vital to securing oil supplies for their forces. After that, the war was stuck … Continue reading

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The Global Decline of the Arabic Script

Today, the Latin alphabet is the international standard for phonetic writing. But this is a modern phenomenon. For centuries, Arabic was the central language to science and trade, and consequently, the use of its script was dominant worldwide well into … Continue reading

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The Geography of Modern Saudi Arabia, Part 1: Ibn Saud Takes Power

- Prelude: The Historical Geography of Saudi Arabia – Most summaries you read about modern Arabian history focus on the Trucial States, the Arab Revolt, Pan-Arabian nationalism, and the modern political instability. Saudi Arabia is never mentioned until the discovery … Continue reading

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The Low-Tech Zoomable Map

From Fastcompany.com comes this introduction to the zoomable paper map. Each quarter of the map can be unfolded, revealing zoomed-in detail.

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A Fault Line of the Persian Gulf War

One key fault line in the Arab world is the divide between countries ruled by hereditary monarchs – the Emirs, Sultans, and Kings of the region — and those countries that overthrew monarchs or won independence and established republican governments. … Continue reading

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The Geography of Vietnam Through History

Previously: Ethiopia – Poland – Armenia – Persia – Russia I – Russia II – Russia III – India – Britannia – Sweden – Saudi Arabia

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