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Click, Empire, and Fall: Iceland Independence Day Komi Republic Text and graphics Theo Deutinger, Filip Cieloch and Lucia de Usera Faroe Islands shan Throughout history, the borders of Europe have constantly a. Basque Country changed. Unfortunately, shifting borders are usually the outcome LaRioja of conflict, as exemplified by the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Yet 6n armed conflict is avoidable, as shown by the emergence of the 7.Free County post-Soviet states and the peaceful divorce of Czechoslovakia in 1993. Just a year ago, one might have thought that a more mature 10.Switzertand world was evolving - one in which the pursuit of sovereignty could 11.5ao be settled without gunfire- but in light of the war in Ukraine and 13. Liguria ISIL's desire for an Islamic caliphate, global sanity seems more 1. Tieino unachievable than ever, Jämtland O0ster Shetland Outer Hebrides Orkney Islands Udmurtia Sweden Estonia Tatarstan Bashkortostan The concept of nation-state sovereignty beganth euth tyrol Chuvashia Northumberland the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 and is based on territoriality and 19 of ManDenmark Friui-Venezia Giutia the absence of a role for external agents in domestic structures. 20.istria ber that had declined to about 70 at the end of the 19 century, Bonia Herzegovina eign states. Republika Srpska In 1648 the world consisted of some 80 sovereign states, a num-22. Croatian Rep of Ireland Mordovia when it began to grow again. Today's world comprises 20andnk Wales Mercia Together with the rise of the modern state, the accuracy of national boundaries increased as well, thanks to modern 28. Northern Epirus Kazakhstan Germany surveying techniques (triangulation) and the consequent pro- 3Shlesaig-Holssein duction of highly detailed maps. Precisely drawn borders have 31. Karachay-Cherkessia not led to greater stability, however, but to even more sensitivityAbiahazia among nations. A study of the number and size of nation states 34. South Ossetia concludes that one result of democratization and economic 35. Ingushetia integration is ever more countries. As Marshall McLuhan points 37 out in The Gutenberg Galaxy, literacy is another determining 38. Adjara Netherlands Guernsey Isle of Wigh Jersey O P Brittany bourg factor, as most states that have formed over the past 150 years Nagorno Karabakh Car ORostov Slovakia Ruthenia have appeared along language lines, and people who can read and write are aware of the cultural impact of word-based com- Austria Transnistria Russia The collapse of hegemonic empires has also served as Galicia Hungary Kr midwife at the birth of nation states. The end of the Roman Empire marked an increase in the number of European states, which had risen from 37 to 1 14 by 1300, a development compara- ble to the proliferation of sovereign states in East-Central Europe Portuga Occitania ia gauzia Croatia 三 ezgistar Romania since the fall of the Communist regime. The process of autonomy Monaco has slowed down but not halted; in Western Europe it is fed by subsidies from the European Union, a Marino Bul nd in Eastern Europe it is triggered by Russia's autocratic government. Both systems have an expiration date and should be prepared for a higher diversity o Valencia of sovereign states. It is to be hoped that, at the very least, the nations of Western Europe understand the concept of a peaceful divorce and the need to respect another's point of view. Andalusia Balearic Islands .Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore, On the Number and Sine of Sardinia Notions, The Quartery Journal of Economies, Vol. 112, Na.4 (Now. 1007) 2. Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Golaxy The Making ef Typogrophic Mon, Univeesity of Toronto Press, 1962 3. Chiu Yu Ko, Mark Koyama and Tuan-Hwee Sng, Unified China _ Iraq and Divided Europe, June 2014 ru Malta land-of-maps: Independence Day : what Europe would look if separatist movement got their wish [5335 × 3205]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
Click, Empire, and Fall: Iceland
 Independence Day
 Komi Republic
 Text and graphics Theo Deutinger, Filip Cieloch and Lucia de Usera
 Faroe Islands shan
 Throughout history, the borders of Europe have constantly a. Basque Country
 changed. Unfortunately, shifting borders are usually the outcome LaRioja
 of conflict, as exemplified by the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Yet 6n
 armed conflict is avoidable, as shown by the emergence of the 7.Free County
 post-Soviet states and the peaceful divorce of Czechoslovakia in
 1993. Just a year ago, one might have thought that a more mature 10.Switzertand
 world was evolving - one in which the pursuit of sovereignty could 11.5ao
 be settled without gunfire- but in light of the war in Ukraine and 13. Liguria
 ISIL's desire for an Islamic caliphate, global sanity seems more 1. Tieino
 unachievable than ever,
 Jämtland
 O0ster
 Shetland
 Outer Hebrides Orkney
 Islands
 Udmurtia
 Sweden
 Estonia
 Tatarstan Bashkortostan
 The concept of nation-state sovereignty beganth euth tyrol
 Chuvashia
 Northumberland
 the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 and is based on territoriality and 19
 of ManDenmark
 Friui-Venezia Giutia
 the absence of a role for external agents in domestic structures. 20.istria
 ber that had declined to about 70 at the end of the 19 century, Bonia Herzegovina
 eign states.
 Republika Srpska
 In 1648 the world consisted of some 80 sovereign states, a num-22. Croatian Rep of
 Ireland
 Mordovia
 when it began to grow again. Today's world comprises 20andnk
 Wales Mercia
 Together with the rise of the modern state, the accuracy
 of national boundaries increased as well, thanks to modern 28. Northern Epirus
 Kazakhstan
 Germany
 surveying techniques (triangulation) and the consequent pro- 3Shlesaig-Holssein
 duction of highly detailed maps. Precisely drawn borders have 31. Karachay-Cherkessia
 not led to greater stability, however, but to even more sensitivityAbiahazia
 among nations. A study of the number and size of nation states 34. South Ossetia
 concludes that one result of democratization and economic 35. Ingushetia
 integration is ever more countries. As Marshall McLuhan points 37
 out in The Gutenberg Galaxy, literacy is another determining 38. Adjara
 Netherlands
 Guernsey Isle of Wigh
 Jersey
 O P
 Brittany
 bourg
 factor, as most states that have formed over the past 150
 years Nagorno Karabakh
 Car
 ORostov
 Slovakia
 Ruthenia
 have appeared along language lines, and people who can read
 and write are aware of the cultural impact of word-based com-
 Austria
 Transnistria
 Russia
 The collapse of hegemonic empires has also served as
 Galicia
 Hungary
 Kr
 midwife at the birth of nation states. The end of the Roman
 Empire marked an increase in the number of European states,
 which had risen from 37 to 1 14 by 1300, a development compara-
 ble to the proliferation of sovereign states in East-Central Europe Portuga
 Occitania
 ia
 gauzia
 Croatia
 三
 ezgistar
 Romania
 since the fall of the Communist regime. The process of autonomy
 Monaco
 has slowed down but not halted; in Western Europe it is fed by
 subsidies from the European Union, a
 Marino
 Bul
 nd in Eastern Europe it is
 triggered by Russia's autocratic government. Both systems have
 an expiration date and should be prepared for a higher diversity
 o Valencia
 of sovereign states. It is to be hoped that, at the very least, the
 nations of Western Europe understand the concept of a peaceful
 divorce and the need to respect another's point of view.
 Andalusia
 Balearic Islands
 .Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore, On the Number and Sine of
 Sardinia
 Notions, The Quartery Journal of Economies, Vol. 112, Na.4 (Now. 1007)
 2. Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Golaxy The Making ef
 Typogrophic Mon, Univeesity of Toronto Press, 1962
 3. Chiu Yu Ko, Mark Koyama and Tuan-Hwee Sng, Unified China
 _
 Iraq
 and Divided Europe, June 2014
 ru
 Malta
land-of-maps:

Independence Day : what Europe would look if separatist movement got their wish [5335 × 3205]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!

land-of-maps: Independence Day : what Europe would look if separatist movement got their wish [5335 × 3205]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!

Independence Day, Life, and Happy: 22 years ago, this man sacrificed his life to save the world. Happy Independence Day.
Independence Day, Life, and Happy: 22 years ago, this man sacrificed his life to save the world. Happy Independence Day.

22 years ago, this man sacrificed his life to save the world. Happy Independence Day.

Independence Day, Life, and Happy: 22 years ago today this man sacrificed his life to save the world. Happy Independence Day.
Independence Day, Life, and Happy: 22 years ago today this man sacrificed his life to save the world. Happy Independence Day.

22 years ago today this man sacrificed his life to save the world. Happy Independence Day.

Animals, Children, and Family: l don't know how to say this but... If you support locking children in cages and separating them from their parents because they crossed an imaginary line on a giant rock floating in infinite space, you're not a patriot, you're an asshole! Just want to send a reminder to all the hypocrites celebrating Independence Day tomorrow I also want to add that people of color did not get their independence until years later and now today in 2018 people are still fighting for their independence, what people don’t understand is that ALL governments will take your “god, creator, natural” independence from you. Those who celebrate Independence Day are only celebrating it because they think it does not effect them or they do not care about how it effects others. Until we separate ourselves from the state you are not independent but a slave to the system. The founding fathers still owned slaves and we’re creating mass genocide as they fought from their independence from the British Banks... well guess what this entire country is enslaved by the same banking family cartel from back in the day. Tomorrow isn’t Independence Day. Tomorrow is the man made illusion ... a spell that keeps the masses a sleep from rising up and creating a more peaceful society. Spending money, oppressing animals and allowing the state to run wild is far from independence. standup911
Animals, Children, and Family: l don't know how to say this but...
 If you support locking children in cages
 and separating them from their parents
 because they crossed an imaginary line
 on a giant rock floating in infinite space,
 you're not a patriot, you're an asshole!
Just want to send a reminder to all the hypocrites celebrating Independence Day tomorrow I also want to add that people of color did not get their independence until years later and now today in 2018 people are still fighting for their independence, what people don’t understand is that ALL governments will take your “god, creator, natural” independence from you. Those who celebrate Independence Day are only celebrating it because they think it does not effect them or they do not care about how it effects others. Until we separate ourselves from the state you are not independent but a slave to the system. The founding fathers still owned slaves and we’re creating mass genocide as they fought from their independence from the British Banks... well guess what this entire country is enslaved by the same banking family cartel from back in the day. Tomorrow isn’t Independence Day. Tomorrow is the man made illusion ... a spell that keeps the masses a sleep from rising up and creating a more peaceful society. Spending money, oppressing animals and allowing the state to run wild is far from independence. standup911

Just want to send a reminder to all the hypocrites celebrating Independence Day tomorrow I also want to add that people of color did not get...

Anaconda, Independence Day, and Target: HAPPY 100 RTHDAY esmaelj: Day 6 is Finnish independence day! This year our country turned 100 years old! Onnea satavuotiaalle Suomelle! 
Anaconda, Independence Day, and Target: HAPPY 100
 RTHDAY
esmaelj:

Day 6 is Finnish independence day! This year our country turned 100 years old! Onnea satavuotiaalle Suomelle! 

esmaelj: Day 6 is Finnish independence day! This year our country turned 100 years old! Onnea satavuotiaalle Suomelle! 

Anaconda, Independence Day, and Target: isriana: Our independence day greetings from Finland, 100 years old today 😸💙
Anaconda, Independence Day, and Target: isriana:

Our independence day greetings from Finland, 100 years old today 
😸💙

isriana: Our independence day greetings from Finland, 100 years old today 😸💙