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Author Topic: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.  (Read 6188 times)

Offline Bourbon Spirit

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A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« on: April 26, 2012, 06:52:17 AM »
Everyone likes maps! I do, at least, and I have a fairly large collection in my bookmarks. So, in the spirit of Taijitu civic pride I present to you this thread. Every day a new map.

Today is the 25th of April.

Today's Map is: Europe, Circa 1910s

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 03:45:37 PM »
I love these maps :D
                                 
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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 04:14:14 PM »
Today is the 26th of April.

Today's Map is: Interactive Map of the Napoleonic Wars

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 04:19:54 PM »
OMG I LOVE MAPS
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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 04:37:51 PM »
Pretty detailed. The author could have followed the real borders more closely though :/
                                 
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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2012, 06:38:15 PM »
Damn, that's a lot of French conquests.

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2012, 07:32:35 PM »
Today is the 27th of April.

Today's map is all the maps for WWI that you'll ever need.

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2012, 03:54:54 AM »
NICE!!
                                 
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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2012, 11:57:08 PM »
Today is April 28th!

Today's series is on the Spanish Civil War: here.

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 08:17:29 PM »
Today is April 29th.

Today's map is of Africa, circa 1897, showing the borders established by the Berlin Conference of 1885.

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 11:44:11 PM »
Today is April 29th.

Today's map is of Africa, circa 1897, showing the borders established by the Berlin Conference of 1885.

Portugal and Britain have one of the oldest alliances in effect, yet the British liked to abuse whenever they had the upper hand, the whole problem was a train route and it's adjacent territories for resource exploration.
Pink Map, African Portuguese colonies disputed by British Empire

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 02:08:36 AM »
Today is April 29th.

Today's map is of Africa, circa 1897, showing the borders established by the Berlin Conference of 1885.

Portugal and Britain have one of the oldest alliances in effect, yet the British liked to abuse whenever they had the upper hand, the whole problem was a train route and it's adjacent territories for resource exploration.
Pink Map, African Portuguese colonies disputed by British Empire

To be fair to the Brits, if they abused the alliance "whenever they had the upper hand," that would be all the time. ;)

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 02:54:49 AM »
Nope, "the old alliance" was done in the 1300s, Portugal was a super-power around the 1500s, England only had the "upper hand" probably around 1700s with their maritime expansions after overpassing one of their main enemies. I'd say it's tied, around 300 years of upper-hand to each party, wouldn't you say?

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 07:24:51 PM »
Today is April 29th.

Today's map is of Africa, circa 1897, showing the borders established by the Berlin Conference of 1885.

Great map. It's a pity that so many people tend to forget about the consequences of European greed and abuse in Africa and place blame for the continent's state where it doesn't belong.
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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 08:51:22 PM »
I didn't know the Berlin Conference was a thing until I saw that map. I feel rather dumb now.