Monday, February 25, 2013

Fun with Maps

Check out this page of maps.  Fun stuff.  My favorite:

This is a map of every country England has ever invaded:
No wonder the sun never set on the British Empire.  Jeez.  Sweden, Belarus, Mongolia, a stan or two, Mail, Chad, Ivory Coast, CAR, Burundi, Rep of Congo, Bolivia, Paraguay, Guatemala, and some micro-European countries did not get invaded by the UK at some point.  They didn't like landlocked countries (also on the page of maps), apparently, as that is one of the unifying features of most of these places.  Once you rule the waves, I guess you end up trying to rule all the stuff that touches the waves. 

Anyhow, check out the various maps and highlight any that you think need some over-thinking.


Anonymous said...

England? England hasn't invaded anywhere since the late 16th century. Perhaps a larger political unit was intended?

Anonymous said...

R U dumb the British empire was invading stuff in the late 19 the century (the scramble for Africa) also in Britain's imperial century almost 10,000,000 sq kilometres were added to the British empire between 1815-1914 so yh the 16 the century