A Map is Worth a Thousand Words, and Maybe More…

Maps can present a lot of information in a very efficient way. Think of geography in the broad sense, including economics, geology, political boundaries and other kinds of information in addition to “simple” spatial relationships. The article linked below uses a series of maps to bring the time dimension (i.e., history) into the presentation. For those who need a refresher on the history of the USSR, or for those who might be too young to even remember the USSR, this article provides a useful thumbnail sketch. As they say, the past is prologue, and this is important context for the current developments in eastern Europe.

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