The Middle Kingdom has been extending its reach far into Africa, Latin America and Europe with a variety of contentious industrial and infrastructure schemes
Global Affairs & Human Geography Digital Knowledge Source
Why What is Where: The Digital Knowledge Source for Geography & Global Affairs
Curated by Allison Anthony
Maybe the writer of this study was high when she published it.
Most of the world is divided neatly into distinct nations with clearly defined borders. This map is about the locations that do not fit that model, territories that are claimed by more than one country / occupying force. The conflicts range from major wars whose impact is felt around world (e.g. Islamic State) to minor disagreements over remote, uninhabited rocks (e.g. Rockall Island).