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Key to Map of Geopolitical Anomalies

By Martin W. Lewis | June 15, 2011 | 14 Comments
Map of a Selection of Geopolitical Anomalies

As the title indicates, only a selection of geopolitical anomalies are indicated on the map. Many more are ignored, including the Basque nationalist movement, the Catalan nationality seeking status as a nation, the British bastion of Gibraltar, and the Spanish North African exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla—and that is merely for Spain and environs.

The Oddities and Anomalies of Svalbard

By Martin W. Lewis | December 14, 2010 | 2 Comments

The arctic archipelago of Svalbard is prominent on Mercator-projection world maps and figures as well in most pull-down geographical menus. Svalbard is also plenty interesting in its own right. News stories about the archipelago often focus on either its high-tech seed bank or its polar bears. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault was recently described

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