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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History Language

The Reinvention of Writing

Sequoyah didn’t know how to read; he still taught the Cherokee to write.

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The Polish Tango

Let’s take Poland and push it somewhere else.

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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History Politics

Dinosaurs, Democrats, and the Black Vote

How a population of prehistoric plankton led to particular political prominence in the American south.

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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History

The True Heart of Darkness

How the King of Belgium stole the Congo and everything in it.

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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History

The Long Way to Madagascar

Africa’s largest island is located 260 miles off its Eastern coast, but its first settlers took the scenic route.

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Cartographic Conquest

The Central American (almost) war caused by Google Maps.

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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History International Politics

Gross National Happiness

What can we learn from the “world’s happiest country”?