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04-12-2019, 18:28   #61
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Napoleon’s march on (in beige) and retreat from (in black) Moscow. The thickness of the line denotes the number of soldiers as well as their route. The line graph underneath is the air temperature. Crossing a river in the depths of winter is not a good military move..

From Edward Tufte’s book on how to display data

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A good map for December - the Christmas gift-bringers of Europe



There's an article to with the map which you can read here.
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So Ireland spends the most as a percentage of income on alcohol? And it appears it’s not even close.
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So Ireland spends the most as a percentage of income on alcohol? And it appears it’s not even close.
Only because alcohol is taxed so heavily and far more expensive compared to the known heavy drinkers such as Finland and Russia.
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So Ireland spends the most as a percentage of income on alcohol? And it appears it’s not even close.
Combination of being heavy drinkers and very high duty and vat on alcohol.
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Only because alcohol is taxed so heavily and far more expensive compared to the known heavy drinkers such as Finland and Russia.
It’s expensive in other countries too.
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The areas in red were called 'Zone Rouge' and were no-go areas after WW1. They were filled with unexploded ordnance, bodies, barbed wire, machinery etc. The areas are in rich farmland and were gradually cleared out over the following 80 years. In parts of that area you still need special permission to erect any structure, they government will get teams in to check the earth for bombs and bodies.

For comparison, the distance from Paris at the foot of the map to Lille near the top is about the same as Cork to Dublin.

Lille to Namcy is about the same as Belfast to Tralee.

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It’s expensive in other countries too.
While we're usually around the top 10, we're not the heaviest drinkers - lots of data below - including the map posted, but on the graph it looks like we're 7 or 8 per consumption/GDP

https://ourworldindata.org/alcohol-consumption
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Excellent thread. Keep ‘em coming. I love maps.
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Antipodal map, showing where you come out the opposite side of the earth. Approx 15% of land is opposite land which is roughly 4% of the surface of the earth.

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While we're usually around the top 10, we're not the heaviest drinkers - lots of data below - including the map posted, but on the graph it looks like we're 7 or 8 per consumption/GDP

https://ourworldindata.org/alcohol-consumption
We’re big bingers, according to that. The pattern is more telling to me than the amount.

Top ten out of 200+ countries? Yeah, we’re boozehounds.
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There’s been a map like this in my local pub long before Brexit was a twinkle in somebody’s eye

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Psychogeographic map - how the brain sees the body
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There’s been a map like this in my local pub long before Brexit was a twinkle in somebody’s eye
Interesting that those who drew that map didn't allow their dislike of the UK to motivate them to take back the 6 counties.
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