Maps of the world: all about the distribution of power

Maps fascinate me. On humanitysdarkerside.com I wrote a post about the various maps I have in my office.

When it comes to maps of the world, I find them to be all about the distribution of power. Power to define who and what goes where on pieces of paper is something people regularly kill other people for. Vivid Maps just posted a picture of the map below. European thinking on who lives where is behind this map that supposedly shows The Distribution of the Human Race.

Drawn by John Emslie

 

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