Using GIS to explore colonialism & ethnicity in Africa. @NnamdiObasi Maybe these countries are still not ready for independence. Can't help but feel that things would be better for their citizens if they were still colonies or some kind of protectorate with limited self-government. At least there would not be. @NnamdiObasi Maybe these countries are still not ready for independence. Can't help but feel that things would be better for their citizens if they were still colonies or some kind of protectorate with limited self-government. At least there would not be. I'm so bored of these tired travel programme formats - seeing the world through the lens of a posh, middle-aged, white bloke on the BBC. Hasn't the whole of history essentially been this? It leads to cringe-worthy segments like this, essentially glorifyin.
Well, it must be a first. A historian doing some colouring in □… *****An Englishman Plays Risk - Foil Arms and Hog (colonialism) This 1821 got me hooked. It shows how civilized regions of the world apparently were. The line in the US dividing the savage West from the enlightened East is interesting. I could spend hours pondering over this one! Source. Yesterday I was in London and I saw a model made of couscous of the ancient Algerian city of Ghardaïa - it was in a top international art gallery and I thought “ffs, WHY?” #citiesmadeofcouscous…
Actual European Discoveries - Land Unknown by Humans Before the Age of Exploration - Map by Bill Rankin. Source. #History #map shows the old world in the year 1000. Source. This bizarre map from 1942 detailing a "perfect" post-WW2 world. No nation states but only “united states” of some sort (or are they empires). Source. I love that this #vintage poster about the usefulness of maps is labelled "Tools of civilization". Source. Native Lands: An Interactive Map Reveals the Indigenous Lands on Which Modern Nations Were Built. “Now when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps.
I would look for hours at South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in the all the glories of exploration. At that time there were many blank spaces on the earth, and when I saw one that looked particularly inviting on a map (but they all look that) I would put my finger on it and say, ‘When I grow up I will go there.’” —Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness In his post-WWII historical survey, The Story of Maps, Lloyd A. Brown observes that “the very material used in the making of maps, charts and globes contributed to their destruction.” Moreover, in mapping history, it often happened that “if a map were old and obsolete and parchment was scarce, the old ink and rubrication could be scraped off and the skin used over again. Blank spaces represent those areas that had not yet been forcibly brought into the European economy of property, the sine qua non of Enlightenment humanity. Via Atlas Obscura Related Content: Twitter.
#Map of Africa with modern and ethnic boundaries. Makes perfect sense, doesn't it?! Nothing to see here. Nothing to worry about... Source. *****Empire pecking order: Largest 10 empires (area million km2, year): British (36, 1920) Mongol (24, 1270) Russian (23, 1895) Qing (15, 1790) Spanish (14, 1810) French (12, 1920) Umayyad (11, 720) Yuan (11, 1310) Portuguese (10, 1815) Xiongnu (9, *****LUNAversal Viewer. #Map shows which countries drive on the left (blue) and which on the right (red) side of the road. Source. Millions of 18th and 19th century ship logged journeys plotted on a map to reveal the story of our ocean travel!
How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war. ‘Today on the Western Front,” the German sociologist Max Weber wrote in September 1917, there “stands a dross of African and Asiatic savages and all the world’s rabble of thieves and lumpens.”
Weber was referring to the millions of Indian, African, Arab, Chinese and Vietnamese soldiers and labourers, who were then fighting with British and French forces in Europe, as well as in several ancillary theatres of the first world war. Faced with manpower shortages, British imperialists had recruited up to 1.4 million Indian soldiers. France enlisted nearly 500,000 troops from its colonies in Africa and Indochina. Nearly 400,000 African Americans were also inducted into US forces. "Colonialism is doomed everywhere!" (India/Goa/Diu/Daman) Soviet poster.
*****Short History of Colonialism Since 1492 In One GIF. Share on Facebook1.1k shares on Facebook World map showing Colonialism from 1492-2008 The map above presents a very short history of colonialism around the world from 1492-2008 in one simple GIF.
Interestingly, it doesn’t limit itself to European colonialism but also includes the colonial empires of the United States, Russia/Soviet Union and Japan. *****How Google Maps could help settle the Afghanistan-Pakistan border dispute. More than a thousand miles of harsh, mountainous terrain separates Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The border is notoriously porous and difficult to enforce, as invading armies have learned — and it’s been a source of contention between the two governments for decades. Dividing the East and West throughout history Source - ******A map of the world according to second languages. Language remains an inescapable leftover of conquest and empire.
Algeria's second language is French - a remnant of France's occupation - and much of Africa speaks English, Italian or French as a result of their colonialism alongside their many countries' native tongues. MoveHub, an online resource for people looking to move abroad, created an infographic to demonstrate the second languages of countries around the world. Europe The countries which once belonged to the former Soviet Union – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine – still hold Russian as their second language.
Romania, Serbia and Slovakia’s collective second language is Hungarian, from their membership in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. North America Canada's second official language is French, whereas both Alaska and the US's second language is Spanish. South America Central America Africa. Lmd_853.jpg (JPEG Image, 1754 × 1240 pixels) - Scaled (58%) The world of our ancestors, a version of a map drawn in 220 BC. An amazing walkable globe portraying the world of 1935 at the Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. *****#Map shows on which side of the road cars have to drive. I haven't worked out the pattern... *****Chart: Which Side Of The Road Do You Drive On? Driving It's a question that arises surprisingly often among travellers, especially those considering renting a car.
Moral and Political Chart of the Inhabited World (1837) A white person shared this true tea on Facebook. So I'm sharing it here. Hypotheticals: What if Five of the Greatest Empires Existed at the Same Time? – Mappa Mundi. Imagine you wake up one day and the world is controlled by five of history’s greatest empires, all at their anachronous peaks.
Realistically if this were to happen, the chaos would be unimaginable and it would break down in a matter of weeks, if not days. The political mix-up would undoubtedly cause an economic disaster followed by a humanitarian crisis, where millions would die from starvation or riots and millions more would be reduced to poverty. That’s not to mention all the treaties being thrown away as they apply to countries that no longer exist. War, both civil and conventional (and maybe nuclear, if we’re lucky), would reign supreme, and the world would go to hell very, very quickly. It would be the greatest disaster in human history by far. But I didn’t think about all that before making this map, so… yeah. For the sake of the exercise, let’s all assume that — somehow — not everything is terrible.
So let’s run through those five Empires, starting with the biggest one. Like this: Map of the Eastern hemisphere in 1066 AD #History. 19 August 1953. The CIA and MI6 helped to overthrow the government of Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah (pictured) If you're a nation wanting to declare independence, August is the time to do it. August 15 alone is celebrated in four countries: □□□□□□□□ Short History of Colonialism Since 1492 In One GIF. *****Average flag of the world and for all continents. I find Europe and America rather philosophical. Source. #Vintage #map from 1941 shows empires throughout #history. Source. #World #History Timeline. Where did each country’s head of government obtain their highest educational qualification?
The World in 1900.