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What's Going on in Europe
Portugal is weeping, Geert Wilders Says Netherlands Would Be Better Off if It Left 28-Nation Bloc, France can't compete with Germany, Merkel is pissed at Obama, Belgium is ousting Afgans. Is anybody happy?

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O'k, considering the topic (its title), we only need to define Europe for our purposes, right?
I suggest the following: that which is in NATO - is Europe:idea: :D


Like this (two orange European countries are missing on the map: Canada and the USA)?


What's the lowest colour? Too tiny letters!..  "Members of Josh"????;)

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Purple are those countries that have taken the two for one offer.

European countries that are members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe:


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Red are the countries that have won the Eurovision Song Contest this century.


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Green for Security, and orange - for "Co-operation"????

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Looks like a horsebear hugging a doggoat.:D

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Union of European Football Associations


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Union for the Mediterranean

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Looks like a horsebear hugging a doggoat.:D

More like a lobster engulfing a seahorse than a horsebear.

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Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

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Europe of Circles and Circle-like Things


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NUTS2 population density

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[PSST]Jax has gone nuts![/PSST]

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You could go NUTS2 if Eurostat let you.

But there are earlier European empires as well, this map for 800 AD.


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Jumping ahead in time a bit, for a long time Europe had cornered the market in urbanisation, and this corner of Eurasia still has a large urban presence, the size of the circles represent (sub)urban population.



Over time however, the world will catch up.


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Don't you think it's enough?

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No.
We want maps!
We want maps!
We want maps!
We want maps!
A matter of attitude.

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No.
We want maps!
We want maps!
We want maps!
We want maps!

I fully agree. The problem with Europe is not enough maps.

My favorite of the bunch so far had to do with drainage. The seas may not be as important to us as they once were, but they have still shaped us and our culture.




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Jax, drain yourself already!:/

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This map/poster shows Europe as the most connected region on the planet (excepting some laggards like Norway, Scotland and the like).



As interesting are the datasets used to generate this map.

This is the road network, basically showing that we've got road traffic covered.


A little more interesting is the rail network, rjhowie pay attention.


Navigable rivers, the old-style superhighways.


Shipping


Land cover


Slopes

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This map/poster shows Europe as the most connected region on the planet (excepting some laggards like Norway, Scotland and the like).

For what seems like mostly obvious reasons, that's not terribly dissimilar to population density.  I guess India would show up brighter still if it were more like Europe.

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For what seems like mostly obvious reasons, that's not terribly dissimilar to population density.  I guess India would show up brighter still if it were more like Europe.
Population density and wealth, and technology. I'd leave it to others which would be the causes and which the effects. A time series would have been cool (say from 1945 until tomorrow).

The city cutoff of 50,000 people matters in the north. North of the Arctic Circle cities are smaller than that, with a few exceptions (Murmansk-Severomorsk-Apatity, Tromsø, and Vorilsk in Europe). Even further south there are not many, Arkhangelsk, Oulo, Rovaniemi, Luleå, Trondheim lighting up the map. Reykjavik is the only Icelandic city this size, so the map there shows distance to Reykjavik.  Greenland has none, so it is all dark.
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These maps also shows the geographical rationale for why my "big three", Europe/West-Asia, South Asia, and East Asia have had a semi-independent history, there are some seriously tricky bits in the middle. They are no less tricky to South-East Asia, but there the sea routes were well established.


Also, look at the railway map again (by the way, these maps are the full-size pictures, open them up in a separate tab to see them in full glory). Russian imperialism led to a line being drawn from Europe to China (spot Moscow on the map), and Chinese commercialism may return the favour. Then look at South Asia, this subcontinent lives in a world of its own. (For why, look at the "slopes" map).

Finally look at the "shipping" map, and you can see the Eurasian half-circuit, it is basically a naval motorway most of the way.

The other half-circuit is limited by polar ice. 

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----Vorilsk in Europe----
Is this some common misspelling of Norilsk? Norilsk is not in Europe. And I'm not debating.

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Is this some common misspelling of Norilsk? Norilsk is not in Europe. And I'm not debating.

The linked article speaks of Norilsk in Siberia. A mistake snuck in somewhere. ;)