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That looks to me a lot like a map of (in the instance of the Gray areas) where there were active independence movements going on, particularly with far-right party backing. Quebec: This province has always effectively been a French-speaking enclave in a largely English-speaking country. As such, there's always been a Quebec Nationalist element within the ...


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The main purpose is – per caption – to illustrate the varying degrees of censorship: Dictatorial Control of the Agencies of Public Communication Varying Degrees of Control, Censorship and Intimidation Relative Freedom from Official Supervision For Quebec, no definitive solution seems to be known. But there are convincing hypotheses out there: The ...


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Treaty of Tordesillas defined a division of new lands between Spain and Portugal along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands. Since it was so difficult to define where that meridian was, some Portuguese maps declared that the territory of present Uruguay was under their influence, even though the territory was in Spain's lands. As result, ...


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There's an article here with details and reconstruction pictures like this one. Most of the site is small houses and you can see from photos many have not been reconstructed but there is still a lot that was done. A New York Times article on Mohenjo Daro says Much of the area has been reconstructed with newly made bricks, which preserves the look and ...


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The National Land Survey of Finland site has digital maps from before 1939 available for viewing, including Karelia (below).


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According to this Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_empires1 The Xia dynasty was at its largest about 1800 BC with an estimated area of about 450,000 square kilometers or 170,000 square miles. The Shang dynasty was at its largest about 1122 BC with an estimated area of about 1,250,000 square kilometers or 480,000 square miles. ...


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There are a number of possibilities here, though none fully meet your criteria. Aside from the Mercator distortion mentioned by SJuan76 in his comment, you may be thinking of the McDonald Gill Highways of Empire map from 1927 which placed the British Isles in the centre of the frame and projected, in red, the overseas empire around them, in somewhat ...


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For what this website defines as history (roughly, "the story of humanity"), there's rather a lot of "pre-Columbian history" in South America, and you can't really depict it all in a single map. Population density maps for 6500BCE, 3500BCE, and 1491 AD would all look quite different from each other. For the purposes of the rest of the answer, I'm going to ...


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Delaware Bad maps are the whole reason for Delaware's existence. Ownership of the west shore of Delaware Bay had been controversial because of the Swedish and Dutch settlements that had preceded the settlement of Maryland. The preamble of the Charter of Maryland states that Lord Baltimore desired to set up a numerous Colony of the English Nation, to ...


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Official administration division names probably didn't exist before 1795. Based on the Paris de 1285 a 1314, les pelletiers sont dans la Cité Map, there were 3 sub-divisions Quartier d'outre Grand Pont (A, North, Right bank) La Ville La Cité (B, Île de la Cité) Quartier d'outre Petit Pont (C, South, Left bank) Université So outside the La Cité, you ...


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After the mutiny of the Bounty in 1789, Christian Fletcher's group of 9 mutinees and 20 abducted Tahitians decided to settle on Pitcairn Island, which had already been discovered but was wrongly reported (drawn 348 km or 188 nautical miles on the West of its real position) on the English Admiralty's maps. Wikipedia offers the source Stanley, David (2004). ...


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While T.E.D.'s summary of Union Nationale and Social Credit politics of the 1930's is more than adequate, one must take the entire map with a grain of salt. Ignoring the rough style, there are numerous egregious errors: French and Spanish Morocco are conflated and combined, as are Algeria and Tunisia. However one might choose to rate French Morocco and ...


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Hadrian's Wall runs along the top of the Whin Sill, a geological feature that presents people approaching from the north with a sheer cliff. So the Wall's height was boosted in many places by a natural feature. The Roman's didn't just take advantage of the relative narrowness of the island there -- they used the geography to make the Wall more defensible.


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Check out https://www.timemaps.com It's pretty much exactly what you seem to be looking for. You can zoom in and out at specific points in time, navigate around the map to different areas, and so forth. The granularity isn't always as precise as one would like now, but in time they'll presumably improve it.


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Welcome on stack exchange. It is often said that during the war between France and Prussia in 1870-1871, the Prussians had a better organized QG with better maps, and that was a good way for them to organize their manoeuvers. On the other hand the French Army suffered sometimes from bad estimations of time to travel, or bad choices on which positions where ...


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University of Alabama has a large digital collection of historical maps grouped by region and period of publication. Here are the world maps for 1876-1900, and it's a long list with thumbnail images and publication details. But unfortunately, the image links don't work! It's really a shame this site is not maintained but with some searching you may be able ...


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