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Cartography And Conflict

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A newly issued Chinese passport featuring a map that lays claim to disputed territory with several neighboring countries is only the latest case of cartographic aggression.

 

"Maps, like statistics, can lie — or at least tell only one side of the story. As often as not, they can belie the level of actual governmental control or the ethnic and social realities on the ground. And competing views over 'who owns what' invariably fuel nationalistic fervor."


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Meagan Harpin's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:22 PM

Maps can lie, or at least only tell one side of a story. China sparked an international uproar over their new passports that features a map of China. The map includes territories claimed by India, Vietnam, the Philippines and Taiwan.

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BBC NEWS | Democratic Republic of Congo | Interactive Map | Map

BBC NEWS | Democratic Republic of Congo | Interactive Map | Map | géographie, histoire, sciences sociales, développement durable | Scoop.it

An interactive map in which you can find out, synthetically, wich are the regional countries involved in the conflict in Congo and why.


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