November 19th, 2014

Made of Love

Africa, where the map bears little relation to the people

Two great maps showing where the various European empires cut straight lines directly across ethnic lines. I wish I'd seen these when I was writing up my thirty-second guide to the Middle East.

both posted in the comments of an article on an alt-history map of Africa, showing what it might have looked like if it hadn't been colonized by Europe.

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