Facts about your planet

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  1. Robert

    Robert Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    This is a fascinating set of maps showing a variety of similarities - and differences in the world as we think we know it. It may change your perspective on both.


    1.This map shows the world divided into 7 sections (each with
    distinct color) each section containing 1 billion people.
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    2. This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of
    Australia's entire population lives.
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    3. It may not come as a surprise but more people live
    inside the circle than outside of it.
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    4. This map shows what is on the other side of the world
    from where you're standing. For the most part it's water.
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    5. Apparently you can't get Big Macs everywhere. This map shows (in red) the countries that have McDonalds.
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    6. This map shows the countries (in blue) where people
    drive on the left side of the road.
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    7. This map shows countries (in white) that England has
    never invaded. There are only 22 (In the WORLD!)
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    8. The line on this map shows all of the world's
    Internet connections in 1969.
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    9. This map shows the countries that heavily restricted
    Internet access in 2013.
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    10. This map shows (in red) countries that were all
    Communist at one point in time.
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    11. This map shows (in red) the countries that don't
    use the metric system.
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    12. This map shows (in blue) places where Google street
    view is available.
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    13. This map shows (in green) all the landlocked countries
    of the world.
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    14. And this is what the world would look like if all the
    countries with coast lines sank.
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    Cool maps. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Robert Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Max, I love to break up fights by posting interesting things. Glad you enjoyed this.
     
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    I really appreciate this thread. I am currently pursuing a degree in environmental science with a focus in geographical information systems (GIS). I spent a little over 2 years as a GIS technician / intern at Oak Ridge National Lab. And, in the US Army for 6 years as an infantryman is where I developed my passion for maps.
     
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    Robert Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I started learning maps in the Boy Scouts and I believe that in the CA Cadet Corps We did a bit of learning to use maps. In Infantry training at Fort Ord I used maps on various problems. I would say though I did learn even more about maps and how to use them correctly during pilot training. Sounds like you have put a lot of thought and effort into your chosen career. Good luck and good going.
     
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    Your OP illustrates perfectly what I love about maps, that you can visualize anything with a map, making them one of the most versatile tools for science or any other field.
     
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    china 1.379 billion (2016)
    india 1.324 billion (2016)
    n. korea 25.37 million (2016)
    myanmar 52.89 million (2016)
    bangledesh 163 million (2016)
    laos 163 million (2016)
    thailand 68.86 million (2016)
    veitnam 92.7 million (2016)
    malaysia 31.19 million (2016)
    indonesia/islands 261.1 million (2016)
    phillippines 103.3 million (2016)

    3.50212 billion?

    total earth population... 7.442 billion (2016)

    difference of 3.93988 billion....


    That's IF the numbers are correct.
     
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    Myanmar (Burmese: [mjəmà]), officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by India and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand and Laos to its east and China to its north and northeast.

    Myanmar has been a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1997.

    Myanmar was granted independence in 1948, as a democratic nation. Following a coup d'état in 1962, it became a military dictatorship under the Burma Socialist Programme Party.

    For most of its independent years, the country has been engrossed in rampant ethnic strife and its myriad ethnic groups have been involved in one of the world's longest-running ongoing civil wars. During this time, the United Nations and several other organisations have reported consistent and systematic human rights violations in the country. In 2011, the military junta was officially dissolved following a 2010 general election, and a nominally civilian government was installed. This, along with the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and political prisoners, has improved the country's human rights record and foreign relations, and has led to the easing of trade and other economic sanctions.[13] There is, however, continuing criticism of the government's treatment of ethnic minorities, its response to the ethnic insurgency, and religious clashes.[14] In the landmark 2015 election, Aung San Suu Kyi's party won a majority in both houses. However, the Burmese military remains a powerful force in politics.


    [​IMG]U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Aung San Suu Kyi and her staff at her home in Yangon, 2012


    The new parliament convened on 1 February 2016[109] and, on 15 March 2016, Htin Kyaw was elected as the first non-military president since the military coup of 1962. On 6 April 2016, Aung San Suu Kyi assumed the newly created role of State Counsellor, a role akin to a Prime Minister.

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    Myanmar President Thein Sein meets US President Barack Obama in Yangon, 2012.


    Though the country's foreign relations, particularly with Western nations, have been strained, relations have thawed since the reforms following the 2010 elections. After years of diplomatic isolation and economic and military sanctions,[131] the United States relaxed curbs on foreign aid to Myanmar in November 2011[103] and announced the resumption of diplomatic relations on 13 January 2012[132] The European Union has placed sanctions on Myanmar, including an arms embargo, cessation of trade preferences, and suspension of all aid with the exception of humanitarian aid

    In 2008, India suspended military aid to Myanmar over the issue of human rights abuses by the ruling junta, although it has preserved extensive commercial ties, which provide the regime with much-needed revenue


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar#cite_note-138


    Myanmar is the largest producer of methamphetamines in the world, with the majority of Ya ba found in Thailand produced in Myanmar, particularly in the Golden Triangle and Northeastern Shan State, which borders Thailand, Laos and China.[324] Burmese-produced ya ba is typically trafficked to Thailand via Laos, before being transported through the northeastern Thai region of Isan

    A large majority of the population practices Buddhism; estimates range from 80%[300] to 89%.[301] According to 2014 Myanmar Census, 87.9% of the population identifies as Buddhists


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ya_ba


    So would that mean only 12.3 percent uses meth in Myanmar?
     
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    This happens to be of great interest and use. So hope you enjoy it again.
     
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    Correction:

    Population of Laos (2016) .. 6.758 million
     
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    Seems like this could gather more steam were people to speak up of places they have been to, lived at and got to know the people there.
    Places outside the USA I have been to and perhaps a short story are.
    1. Mexico. Been there and a time in 1964 that I recall is we had just been married and was in Los Angeles and decided a short drive into Tijuana was in order. Mexican guy shows up as we got out of the car to tell us he could take us to a place to get married. We said, we just got married. He reverses course to tell us he can take us to a place to get divorced. It was not as funny as it sounds.
    2. Newfoundland. Two times. Both times I was on active duty in the Army. My first time there gave me the idea nobody wanted to be there. I was so shocked to see such tiny trees and not a lot of vegetation. The base was so remote the story is some Air Force guys went AWOL and managed to get through Canada into the USA somewhere in the NE states. And got awarded a certificate for passing escape and evasion. Can't be sure if that was a local joke or not, but now that hit me as funny in 1962. Last time was in January 1964 and it was cold. Snow covered buildings. i did not know it snowed that deep. I departed Frankfurt Germany and though it was also cold, we had hardly any snow on the ground.
    3. Germany. Arrived at Frankfurt in Oct 1962 to a chilly place. At the moment, I was not aware of just how far north I was. My time from October to the end of January 1964 were spent wondering what happened to the round door knobs. (trying to be a tad bit humorous)
    4. Holland, actually Amsterdam struck me as a funny country that liked to build tall but narrow buildings. I would judge the hotel I stayed at as a bit wider than the bedroom and hall plus the outside walls. At least the breakfast was suited to Americans.
    5. Berlin then was about the same as a different country. Amazing city full of love and fun. The idea Germans are loud and rude is a legend. I think from our WW2 movies that were made to make Germans seem to be our hated enemy. Freedom truly hit you there since you saw many people that lived in fear of the machine guns held by the security forces all over the place. Felt like being inside a prison, more particularly in East Germany. West Berlin was a joy. I miss it right now.
     

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