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Guess the Map VIII: Didn't Color the Island Countries

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  1. say1988

    say1988 Deity

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    You are right. I knew I had seen that map before.

    The author of the book says that it is likely the british have had a presence in some countries (i.e Luxembourg and Mongolia) but it can't be verified.

    South America and the Pacific would be covered by expeditions by explorers and parties raiding Spanish territories.
     
  2. Muhammed

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    Some of the small states in europe have some very strange laws compared to their surroundings.
    Could be sports related aswell?
     
  3. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    Belarus, Mongolia and the strip in Turkestan were parte of larger polities with which the British did have notorious involvement at the time…
     
  4. say1988

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    Except it is based on modern borders, not historical. So unless there is evidence of the British military operating inside the modern borders of Belarus, etc, it won't be counted.
     
  5. chegel

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    This is probably correct. This map is one of the first results for an image search of "countries british military presence". Link

     
  6. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    I guess George Thompson and Co.'s involvement in the Paraguayan War doesn't count...
     
  7. say1988

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    As it appears that he was there on behalf of the Paraguayan government and not the British it certainly should not.
     
  8. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Huh! Well, I never!

    It's a wonder English isn't more widespread.
     
  9. strijder20

    strijder20 Wallowing in irony

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    Yes, Arwon is right of course. I copied that map and reversed the colours to make things a bit harder.
     
  10. say1988

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    Nah, these don't necessarily indicate time or significance of presence. It counts if Captain Smith of the HMS Exploration Vessel stopped off on the island and got into a spat with the natives. Or if Captian Doe of the Privateer operating under the auspices of the crown sacked a random Spanish coastal settlement.
     
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    And Belarus, which isn't a monarchy (de jure).
     
  12. Arwon

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    Open floor, I have nothing.
     
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    Maroon: > 16%
    Red: > 8%
    Orange: > 4%
    Yellow: > 2%
    Green: > 1%
    Light Blue: > 0.5%
    Dark Blue: > 0.25%
    Purple: > 0%
    Grey: 0%

    Values taken from wikipedia. I can't vouch for their accuracy.
     
  14. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Great grandparents cracking their dentures chewing toffee?
     
  15. Optical

    Optical The Fall of the Eleventh

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    Addicts to some kind of drug? Marijuana?
     
  16. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    I don't think so. What're those two outliers in Africa? Malawi and Rwanda?
     
  17. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    Considering that Netherlands is high on the list, I say % of prostitutes in the country.
     
  18. Muhammed

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    vegetation?
     
  19. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Prostitutes looked promising. But Iran's got more than Angola? Doesn't seem likely.
     
  20. nocho

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    Poor Netherlands and its fame abroad...

    Anyway, I dare say that at least 1 prostitute can be found somewhere on the Arabian peninsula, so I'd say it's something else.
     
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