Laconic History of our World Map

The Laconic History of our World map by cartographer Martin Elme, representing each country with a single word.   Have a look at a larger version…

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The Laconic World map produced: “by running all the various countries’ “History of _____” Wikipedia article through a word cloud, then writing out the most common word to fit into the country’s boundary. The result is thousands of years of human history oversimplified into 100-some words.”

More interesting information about the map here.

via gizmodo

source Maphugger