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priceofliberty:

Syria and Iraq — Who currently holds what?

Black is land controlled by Islamic State
Yellow is land controlled by Kurdish forces
Green is land controlled by FSA “moderates”
and Red is Syrian and Iraqi forces, respectively.

united-nations:

More war = more people needing asylum. 
A UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency report released on Friday shows that the number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized countries continued to climb in the first half of 2014, driven by the wars in Syria and Iraq as well as conflict and instability in countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea. 
The report warned that 2014 could produce as many as 700,000 claims – which would make it the highest level in industrialized countries in 20 years. More details and the Asylum Trends report in full: http://j.mp/10e7SSRless

united-nations:

mapsontheweb:

Map of the coalition against ISIS.
Update: Russia to join fight against ISIS

mapsontheweb:

Map of the coalition against ISIS.

Update: Russia to join fight against ISIS

mapsontheweb:

Gun Restrictions by Country

cheezefish: Colors are based on which quintile said country falls into on the list provided by the source.
Federations may have different laws depending on states or subdivisions. This is especially true for the US. In this map, the most lenient state laws represent the entire country.
Data

mapsontheweb:

Gun Restrictions by Country

cheezefish: Colors are based on which quintile said country falls into on the list provided by the source.

Federations may have different laws depending on states or subdivisions. This is especially true for the US. In this map, the most lenient state laws represent the entire country.

Data

mapsontheweb:

Countries bombed by The United States of America in the 21st century
Related: Countries bombed by France in the 21st century

mapsontheweb:

Countries bombed by The United States of America in the 21st century

Related: Countries bombed by France in the 21st century

radhistory:

The 1889 London Underground Tube map
Originally, the development of the London Underground was taken by many different companies, so for a long time there was no specific map showing all routes. You’ll notice these are different from the modern map as they are not schematic and the stations are just overlaid on a normal map of the terrain. Therefore, these older maps would have been made by normal traditional cartographers.

The 1908 Tube Map
This was the first time a combined map was published, thanks to the separate companies forming a conglomerate called the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (later absorbed into the TFL we know and love). You’ll notice this still has the traditional map outlines of the overland terrain.

The 1926 Tube Map
This map was designed by a man called Mcdonald McGill and was the first map to have a blank background instead of being overlaid on top of the overland terrain. Good going, Mcdonald; if you’re underneath it anyway who gives a shit where the Thames is.

Harry Beck’s 1933 Tube Map
This is where it really kicks off. This may no doubt be familiar to anyone who has travelled around London because it’s the traditional schematic diagram you’re used to looking at to get around. All this means is that geographical location and distance is sacrificed in order to make the locations, transfers and overall context easier. You try using the 1926 to get around instead of this; you might as well try and divinate with tramp puke.

1960’s Tube Map
Swinging London’s developments

Real life Map of the Underground stations.
See? Looks like you’d be trying to navigate with shoelaces.
Source source source

radhistory:

The 1889 London Underground Tube map

Originally, the development of the London Underground was taken by many different companies, so for a long time there was no specific map showing all routes. You’ll notice these are different from the modern map as they are not schematic and the stations are just overlaid on a normal map of the terrain. Therefore, these older maps would have been made by normal traditional cartographers.

1908

The 1908 Tube Map

This was the first time a combined map was published, thanks to the separate companies forming a conglomerate called the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (later absorbed into the TFL we know and love). You’ll notice this still has the traditional map outlines of the overland terrain.

1926

The 1926 Tube Map

This map was designed by a man called Mcdonald McGill and was the first map to have a blank background instead of being overlaid on top of the overland terrain. Good going, Mcdonald; if you’re underneath it anyway who gives a shit where the Thames is.

1933

Harry Beck’s 1933 Tube Map

This is where it really kicks off. This may no doubt be familiar to anyone who has travelled around London because it’s the traditional schematic diagram you’re used to looking at to get around. All this means is that geographical location and distance is sacrificed in order to make the locations, transfers and overall context easier. You try using the 1926 to get around instead of this; you might as well try and divinate with tramp puke.

1960

1960’s Tube Map

Swinging London’s developments

real life

Real life Map of the Underground stations.

See? Looks like you’d be trying to navigate with shoelaces.

Source source source

road-to-kamarg:

Local residents stand in front of an apartment block damaged by recent shelling in the settlement of Makiivka, on the outskirts of Donetsk, August 19, 2014 (Reuters / Maxim Shemetov)

Local residents stand in front of an apartment block damaged by recent shelling in the settlement of Makiivka, on the outskirts of Donetsk, August 19, 2014 (Reuters / Maxim Shemetov)

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There have been at least two countries in Europe in recent history that undertook…

disfiguredhumanity:

Claus Bjørn Larsen - A man walks the streets in one of the largest gathering points for ethnic Albanian refugees fleeing violence in Kosovo.

disfiguredhumanity:

Claus Bjørn Larsen - A man walks the streets in one of the largest gathering points for ethnic Albanian refugees fleeing violence in Kosovo.

discover-kosovo:

Mitrovica

discover-kosovo:

Mitrovica

polandballcomics:

Kosovo’s Hardships. Source: Source and comments

polandballcomics:

Kosovo’s Hardships.

Source: Source and comments