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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 History

Scars of the Soviet Union

A recent flare-up in a century-old conflict renews seeds of ethnic discord, memoirs of the USSR.

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History The Grapevine

Bloodbath

Did history’s most prolific serial killer really bathe in the blood of her victims?

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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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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History

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”?

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Drugs History

My Meth Dealer, Kim Jong-il

How North Korea’s brief meth venture created an internal addiction crisis.

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Geography History

No Man’s Land

There’s a territory between Egypt and Sudan that no one wants. Can I have it?