Geopolitics through Maps

Geopolitics is the politics of international relations, particularly those influenced by geographical factors. A quick look at a map might lead to questions about the relationships between nations in terms of their proximity and possible trade. But maps can also provide much deeper insights into the geopolitical histories of nation states if the establishment of […]

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WorldMapper: The world as you’ve never seen it before

Many of you have probably seen one or more of the maps created by WorldMapper before. Their website contains hundreds of cartograms–maps that display land area proportional to some independent variable–to help people better grasp disproportionate distributions of just about any easily quantifiable information. From the cartograms above, can you match each with the variable […]

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