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Video: Ukrainian Refugees, Lost and in Limbo

Video: Ukrainian Refugees, Lost and in Limbo | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Over a million people have been forced to flee their homes because of the war in Ukraine. Many of these internally displaced people have struggled to find a new life.
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migration, political units. Ukrainian conflict and its personal consequences. 

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This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine

This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
In practical terms.
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There are stated reasons and underlying reasons for political decision s. 

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Crisis in the Crimea: The Showdown Between Ukraine and Russia

Crisis in the Crimea: The Showdown Between Ukraine and Russia | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 7, 2014 9:32 AM

This StoryMap from ESRI is a nice way to explore the current events in Crimea and this set of maps from National Geographic shows the historical geography of the region.   This issue has many inter-regional connections as well.  Many residents of former Soviet Republics are nervous seeing Russia's aggressive political strategy;  Moscow's previously similar foreign policy that aligned with Beijing's interests are now diverging

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A Dictator's Guide to Urban Design

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Ukraine's Independence Square, and the revolutionary dimensions of public spaces.
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10 Territorial Disputes That Mean Your Maps Are Already Wrong

10 Territorial Disputes That Mean Your Maps Are Already Wrong | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
As it stands, there are well over 150 territorial disputes around the globe, some more urgent than others. Here are 10 you need to know about -- and that could redefine the world map.
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 The changing nature of maps.

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What Are The Rules For Changing A Country's Borders?

What Are The Rules For Changing A Country's Borders? | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Drawing borders feels like an anachronism that was the domain of 19th-century diplomats, but Crimea shows that national boundaries still aren't considered fixed in many parts of the world.
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Great for political unit or review. Nation, states, borders. 

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Ukraine Mobilizes Reserve Troops, Threatening War

Ukraine Mobilizes Reserve Troops, Threatening War | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Russia’s move to seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula on Saturday led Ukraine to call up its military reserves on Sunday and warn Moscow against further incursions.
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Ethnic tensions and threats of war in Russia. Return to the Cold War?

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This one map helps explain Ukraine’s protests

This one map helps explain Ukraine’s protests | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
This map illustrates the country's deep division – and why the protests might not be what you think.
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