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comment by OftenBen

Geography has always been my worst subject. I need maps, and maps that can compare the scale of a city/nation to something that makes sense to me.

It boggles my mind that all these areas are so close.

It really is tribal warfare.

kleinbl00  ·  324 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I wholeheartedly recommend a historical atlas. They're great for perspective. It's worth noting that the Iraq War was basically the Invasion of California (from a perspective of geographical equivalency) and that London, during the reign of Henry VIII, had a population of 50,000 people... making the Plantagenet Succession the modern equivalent of a particularly bloody rural city council meeting.

Behold: The Gaza Strip.

OftenBen  ·  324 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fuck me.

The dirt there has probably been turned by bombs more than plows at this point.

kleinbl00  ·  324 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well... the bombs are recent. The Cartoon History of the Universe argued that it was the bloodiest little stretch of land in the history of mankind so...