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JCC Terr's Interesting Map Thread (Image Heavy)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Terr_Mys, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I like that by the 1800s, they're still referring to Iran as Ajamistan (ajam, being an Arabic word for someone who doesn't understand the language, or illiterate, because at the time of the Muslim conquests, Persians were characterized by that they didn't understand Arabic).

    Also fun to see that at this point in time, what we now know as Australia is still known as New Holland. But curiously "Kenya" is on the opposite side of Africa on this map, on the Ivory Coast. Is there a historical reason for this, or just an error? Does anyone know?
     
  2. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I just don't rely on maps. I look to the stars.
     
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  3. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  4. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Not a map, but still interesting:

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  5. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I've been trying to fine a map from the 2010 Census, but no dice thus far.
     
  6. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The stars are a map.
     
  7. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Not a very reliable one though.
     
  8. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

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    And yet it always feels like all of their kids go to LAVC...
     
  9. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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  10. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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  11. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    U.S. time zones in 1913... crazy how different they are from today:

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  12. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    It must have been weird living in southern New Mexico back then.
     
  13. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  14. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    ATTN Amurrica: sprawl is bad, mm'kay?

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  15. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    lol Bakersfield
     
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  16. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  17. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    There's a Catalan enclave on Sardinia? Huh.
     
  18. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I think Aragon controlled Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily at one point.

    (Going off of EU3)
     
  19. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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  20. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Current snow depth in the U.S.:

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  21. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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  22. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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  23. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Incorrect for both Czech Republic and Slovakia. We get both - St. Nicholas (Mikuláš) brings small presents (usually sweets and fruit) on St. Nicholas day - 6th December (well, on the eve of his feast day, so 5th December evening). And on Christmas Eve we get presents from Baby Jesus (Ježíšek in Czech Republic, Ježiško in Slovakia).
     
  24. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    US county names by etymology:

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  25. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Same sex marriage laws in the US as of 12/21/13:

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