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    Interesting maps and infographics

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    Post  GarryB Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:19 am

    A lot of gray there....
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    Post  kvs Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:48 pm

    GarryB wrote:A lot of gray there....

    The lack of solar/PV is rather surprising. I expected more. America is in much better geographic placement compared
    to most of Europe and Russia.

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    Post  JohninMK Wed May 25, 2022 1:59 pm

    A larger land mass than the British Empire?

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    Post  GarryB Thu May 26, 2022 3:37 am

    Love old maps from before white european colonialists went around and divided all the know resources of the time up into packages they could claim as colonies...

    100 years ago today they were creating countries in the middle east... which is not to say the ME is brand new and owes anything at all to Europe... there are places there with thousands of years of history that puts Europe to shame, but it is a western thing to be a country and have a flag and they managed to impose that on everyone... a country without a flag could be stolen by their rules...

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    Post  Odin of Ossetia Sun Dec 18, 2022 1:44 am





    How Foreign is Each Team at the 2022 Football World Cup?


    https://www.vox.com/c/world/2022/12/8/23471181/how-migration-has-shaped-the-world-cup



    My comments:

    The "nationality" should be citizenship.

    Some of the national teams look very deceptively "pure" according to the above Web page but in reality they are not, for example England and the Netherlands, you can see this only by looking at some of their players.



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    Post  JohninMK Sat Aug 19, 2023 11:43 pm

    Sir Halford John Mackinder (1861–1947) was a British geographer, academic, and politician. He is best known for his work in geopolitics and is considered one of the founders of this field. Mackinder's geopolitical concept, often referred to as the "Heartland Theory," posits that control of the Eurasian landmass, particularly the vast "Heartland" region in the center of the continent, is essential for achieving global dominance. According to this theory, the nation or alliance that gains control over the Heartland can potentially dominate the world. Mackinder's ideas were influential in shaping geopolitical thinking and have been discussed in the context of various historical events and international relations strategies.


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    Nicholas J. Spykman (1893–1943) was a Dutch-American political scientist and geographer who developed the Rimland Theory, a new model of world order. Building upon Mackinder's ideas, Spykman emphasized the strategic significance of the coastal Rimland surrounding the Eurasian landmass. He believed control over the Rimland was crucial for preventing the domination of the Heartland and maintaining global stability. Spykman's theory influenced U.S. foreign policy and the Cold War containment strategy by highlighting the importance of coastal regions in shaping international relations.

    A more modern (2014) analysis of those thoughts.

    http://nordstreambymortymer.blogspot.com/2023/02/mackinder-roadblocks-against-euro-asian.html

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