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Author Topic: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.  (Read 6288 times)

Offline Bourbon Spirit

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2012, 02:08:07 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?

Not really at all, I'd say. The treaty looks from my point of view as an attempt by Portugal to co-opt a dangerous rival to its tenuous colonial holdings or, harking back to older times, looking to gain the backing of a potent regional power against its perennial antagonists. I really look in vain for a Portuguese Wellington, or a English John I Master of the Order of Aviz. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own interpretation especially with a treaty that is, in all reality, a dozen treaties with numerous manifestations and eras of irrelevant dormancy. There is probably no room for blanket statements. Perhaps we can just settle that both sides thought they had more to gain from being friends than being enemies, regardless of their relative dispositions of power?  

Today is April 30th, today's maps is an interactive one of the North African campaign of WWII.
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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2012, 03:53:46 AM »
Today is March 1st.

Who doesn't like uboats?

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2012, 02:56:54 PM »
Today is March 1st.

Who doesn't like uboats?

Surely you mean the first of May.

And Uboats are a terrible, terrible thing.
                                 
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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2012, 03:00:37 PM »
Today is March 1st.

Who doesn't like uboats?

Surely you mean the first of May.

And Uboats are a terrible, terrible thing.

Das Boot shows that

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2012, 10:55:10 PM »
Today is March 1st.

Who doesn't like uboats?

Surely you mean the first of May.

And Uboats are a terrible, terrible thing.

Oh quite right! My mistake.

Yesterday was May 2nd and is deserving of some more World War I maps (accessible on the upper-right side).

Today is May 3rd and today's map is about... Coal.

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2012, 05:07:51 PM »
Coal, glorious coal,
keeps me warm in the win-ter...
                                 
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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2012, 08:21:45 PM »
Goodness! I am falling behind.

May 4th, a map. Okay, actually a RAND report on the Fall of South Vietnam, but it does have a ton of nifty maps.

May 5th, an interactive map of Europe. Turn on your speakers for an awesome British voice!

May 6th, a ton of maps regarding the split up of India and Pakistan and Bangladesh.

May 7th, another map in the similar vein of thought.

May 8th, a selection of mildly useful maps on the Gulf. Link.  

May 9th, a map showing the convoluted nature of the West Bank.

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2012, 09:32:19 PM »
Still not as convoluted as old timey Germany was.

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2012, 12:46:44 AM »
It's like modern art.

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2012, 09:40:19 PM »
10:44 < GoalVA> http://orbis.stanford.edu/
10:44 < GoalVA> ^ A google maps style approach to trying to map out the Roman empire at its height
10:44 < GoalVA> Very interesting
                                 
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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2012, 04:18:15 PM »

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2012, 07:50:47 PM »
Snazzy! :)
                                 
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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2012, 09:15:04 PM »
A few days too late :p

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Re: A Map a Day Keeps... Well, Something Away.
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2012, 06:32:23 PM »
A few days too late :p

A map a day may be a little... Too much. ;)

A map... A day... On some days.

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