Swedish Colonial Empire from 1581-1878

Helsinki (then Helsingfors, it’s still the Swedish name for the city) was founded in 1550 by Swedish King Gustav Vasa to rival Tallinn (then Reval). Tallinn was an old and important trade city which was part of Hanseatic League. Gustav Vasa thought that a

8 Minimalist Maps

What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little shit? Ill have you know I graduated top of my class in Geography, and Ive been involved in numerous cartographic studies with National Geographic, and I have over 300 confirmed published maps.

20 maps of prejudice in Europe

Long story short. France is actually made of “unnatural” borders. The place have always been the crossroad of western Europe since the Antiquity, and the regencies tourough the country figured out at some point that they better had to form alliances to streghen their

Half of Canada lives south of the red line, or 45.7 degrees north.

[So basically not on the Canadian shield.](http://i.imgur.com/D3Qq8CI.jpg) [Geological map.](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Canada_geological_map.JPG) Canada is a land greatly shaped by [geology](http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/shield/). I honestly find it a very Canadian oddity that, upon reversing the arbitrary north-up orientation to a [south-up map](http://www.mapresources.com/media/catalog/product/m/c/mc-eur-782561_comp_4.jpg), the world suddenly became a [little clearer.](http://i.imgur.com/HHW3nQ5.jpg) This

Super Mario World Global Map

Yeah, sadly, that is what EVERYONE tries in my games. We play with 4 to 6 players each match, and 2 to 3 always go for the American war. One tries to fortify Europe via chokepoints like Western Africa, the Middle East or Greenland;

Baseball Nation Map

Two things I noticed. 1. The Cubs are big in Des Moines, Iowa and surrounding areas. The Cubs’ minor league team, called the Iowa Cubs are in Des Moines. So it’s possible that the minor league team increases the fanbase for the Chicago team,

Divided Ukraine

Its more of a minority “band together” thing, for example many political parties in the world often have different groups with vastly different interests uniting to vote for one party because they feel they have more to gain by joining with eachother then divided.

Food shortages in Europe after World War I, 1918

War Communism was the name which came out of war conditions during the Allied Intervention. Whoever dubbed it, or whattever its name is sort of minor in comparison to the events which occured, which include a coalition of about a dozen nations invading Russia

The most photographed places in the world

That’s another variable where I’m kind of at a loss. It also occurs me that I wouldn’t have much idea where to start with the non-English speaking parts of the web. It would be hard for me to avoid creating a map of places

Fewer than 1% of Canadians live in the white area

The reason most of the big colonial cities are not on the Hudson Bay dates back to the fur trading part of the Columbian Exchange. Britain and France had different “strategies” for the fur trade. France took the rivers and went directly to the

World Median Ages

[Wikipedia uses the same set of numbers for its examples of the arithmetic, geometric, and harmonic means.](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean#Pythagorean_means) A good real‐world example of the importance of choosing the proper mean is vehicle fuel economy. In the U.S., fuel economy is generally measured in distance travelled

Major European Cities on a map of Texas

If you look at a map of Maine I bet there are even more on that map. And yep, a look at the Google has revealed someone who put a makeshift map together of them. Definitely a lot more. http://thequibleycorner.blogspot.com/2008/05/foreign-cities-and-countries-of-maine.html Rome, Denmark, Sweden, Stockholm,

Map of the area of the 3 largest Pacific Island cultures.

Speaking for Hawaii, there is a great blending currently going on among Hawaiians and many other Polynesian emigrants (esp. Samoa, Tonga, Marquesas). Regarding history, Hawaii is definitely distinct for many reasons. Hawaii had hundreds of thousands of native people when Capt. Cook “discovered” the
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