Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Probably the best website in the world...

Set up by a collaboration of the Universities of Sheffield and Michigan Worldmapper.Org is truly brilliant. Over three hundred different cartograms displaying the world with the sizes of countries adjusted for various measures. Nice little descriptions next to them.

A thumbnail index of them all starts here.

Some highlights. Want to know why we're still able to afford imports despite the decline in manufacturing?



Where do most refugees go?



Don't take your dog to India:



Finally, compare military spending in 2002:



With war deaths in the same year:



Apparently if you want peace it really is best to prepare for war.

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