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World History Maps by Thomas Lessman

World History Maps by Thomas Lessman
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Constantine's Roman Empire World Digital Library Home File:Egypt 2010 population density1.png Forgotten Nations History Rome annihilated Carthage to ensure it would never again rise as a major threat. The Ottomans forever ended Byzantium’s glory. The vast armies of Persia were repeatedly beaten back by the Greeks, subjugated by the might of Alexander, and destroyed by the rise of Islam. 10BurgundyWestern Europe France’s greatest historical rivals are often considered to be England or Germany. We’ve previously mentioned how Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, divided the Carolingian Empire among his sons. For a time, it seemed that fortune favored Burgundy. 9NovgorodEastern Europe The city of Novgorod, whose residents sometimes called it “Lord Novgorod the Great,” truly lived up to its name. By the 14th century, Novgorod had become one of the busiest trading ports in Europe—an estimated 400,000 people lived in the city. Sadly, this state of affairs wouldn’t last forever. Ivan III, also known as “Ivan the Great,” invaded the city in 1471, subsequently annexing it in 1478. 6MajapahitSoutheast Asia

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Images of the social and economic world Here is an ordinary map of the world: Click on image for a larger version Roughly speaking, on a map like this, the sizes of the countries of the world are in proportion to their actual sizes on the surface of the planet and their shapes are the same as their actual shapes. (This is only approximate though, since some distortion is inevitable when you go from a spherical planet to a flat map.) It's possible, however, and sometimes very useful, to redraw the map with the sizes of countries made bigger or smaller in order to represent something of interest. Here, for example, is a cartogram that shows the human population of the countries of the world: Population In this map the sizes of countries are proportional not to their actual landmass but instead to the number of people living there; a country with 20 million people, for instance, appears twice as large as a country with 10 million. Gross domestic product Now here are a few more cartograms. Child mortality People living with HIV/AIDS

Europe by bike – in 1933 Evening spent in Ostend has cheered me up completely. We have found most aristocratic digs with lift which only charges 25 francs for b & b – a marked contrast to a café on the Promenade, where they rushed [charged] us 8d for a ham sandwich! Ostend (Photo: Getty) August 2 Spending the night at a funny café/restaurant in Waterloo – only two doors up from where Wellington lodged the night before battle! I’ve never seen such flat roads as in Belgium. August 3 Have settled in Cologne. The journey was eventful. Hilter attends a rally just days before Marion and her father arrived in the country (Photo: Getty) August 4 We have really begun to see Germany today. We went several miles this afternoon with a most interesting individual: a school kid of 16, who was going on a six-week biking expedition with the sum of 20 marks (£1). Got kicked out of Cologne Cathedral this morning because I had shorts on. A cyclist beside the Rhine (Photo: Getty) August 5 August 6 August 7 August 8 August 9 August 11 August 12