The map above appeared in Jules Verne’s The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century and shows the areas of the world that remained unexplored (to Westerners) in 1881.
The brilliant isochrone world map above shows how long it takes to get from London to any other point in the world in 2016.
It was created by the team at Rome2rio, who specialise in helping people get anywhere on earth, and is an update to the famous 1914 map by cartographer and geographer John George Bartholomew (see below)
The map above was created by the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign and highlights the huge risk to the British economy if it votes to leave the EU.
At risk are EU signed free trade deals with 60+ countries (covering an area far larger than the British Empire). If the UK were to leave, it would have to start from square one and renegotiate new free trade deals with each and every one.
The map above presents a very short history of colonialism around the world from 1492-2008 in one simple GIF. Interestingly, it doesn’t limit itself to European colonialism but also includes the colonial empires of the United States, Russia/Soviet Union and Japan.
The map above shows global terrorist attacks with more than 20 fatalities over the last 15 years.
While there have been several tragic attacks in Europe and North America, it’s the people of Asia, Africa and especially the Middle-East who have been the primary victims.
In 2014, deaths from terrorism increased by 80% from 2013, with a total of 32,658 victims.
78% of all deaths and 57% of all attacks occurred in just five countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria. With Iraq continuing to be the country most impacted by terrorism with 9,929 terrorist fatalities, the highest ever recorded in a single country.
To understand the timeline of these attacks watch the time-lapse video below: