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GeoCurrents Is Back—And Another One-Question Map Geo-Quiz

Submitted by on September 4, 2013 – 9:20 am 7 Comments |  
quizAs GeoCurrents returns from its summer vacation, we will begin with another one-map quiz, which introduces tomorrow’s full post.

The questions is simple: what does the Wikipedia map, reproduced here without the legend, show? The topic being mapped is once again commonplace, familiar to all readers. Hint: several of the color categories on the map represents a historical change from one condition to another, each of which are shown by their own colors.

The actual map, with an explanatory title and full key, will be posted tomorrow.

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  • Fedor Manin

    Has something to do with right-hand vs. left-hand drive. Red on the right, blue on the left… orange switched from left to right, purple right to left? Not sure about green.

    • Brendan Hennessy

      Atlantic Canada used to have left-hand drive but the rest of the country was always on the right. Maybe green means that the country used to be mixed? I could see China being the same way with spheres of influence and concessions and whatnot.

  • Verpadoro

    Namibia is purple, this is weird. Maybe something with an international organization, like Commonwealth ?

  • Haider

    Left hand drive, right hand drive and countries which shifted from left to right or right to left.

  • Peter Rosa

    I don’t believe it is related to left- or right-hand drive because the United States and Sweden are the same color. The United States has always been right hand while Sweden changed over from left hand in the 1960′s.

  • ktwop
  • Asya Pereltsvaig