Guess the map

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  1. Thedrin

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    Is it something to do with imported goods? Cuba hit a peak prior to the revolution. The richest European countries hit the mark a decade before the rest of Europe (and Greenland a decade after Denmark).
     
  2. amadeus

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    Yes. In the case of the USSR countries, I used the USSR. West and East Germany fall in the same decade. I forgot to include the Yemens -- North Yemen, if pictured, would be green and South Yemen blue.

    Full scale, in case it was confusing.

    Red: 1959 or before
    Brownish: 1960s
    Green: 1970s
    Blue: 1980s
    Purple: 1990 or later
     
  3. say1988

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    But that doesn't fit Cuba, since January 1959 was then end of the revolution. So the map marks the changeover or immediate aftermath, not something prior to the revolution.
    I would assume it is, directly or indirecly, linked to Castro coming to power/Batista being overthrown.
     
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    Red = 1959 or before. If the map details the moment when importation or consumption of some luxury good hit its peak, then Cuba would be fine assuming the peak was reached before the revolution.
     
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    Someone already mentioned tobacco consumption, maybe that was overlooked or the year was missed then. I'd go with that again though. The trickiness with the color corresponding to a year means that raw numbers/percentages/modern stats wouldn't in fact matter so tobacco does look really promising, peak year of tobacco consumption or imports or something in a given measure for each nation.
     
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    I've been reading the replies and it isn't tobacco consumption.
     
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    Adoption of Color Television. :smug:
     
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    I do believe you're right.:clap:
     
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    I doubt it. There is no way Cuba beat Canada to color tv...

    Edit: nevermind, Cuba was 1958, Canada was 1966. I guess the map is correct.
     
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    Bingo. :goodjob:
     
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    I'm opening this ups to anyone
     
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    Countries that border only one other country? but why is Bahrain there? Shouldn't it be Qatar?
     
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    Monaco should be red then, too.
     
  15. say1988

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    Also Monaco and, depending on how you define things, Gibralter.
    Cyprus as well depending on how you recognize Nothern Cyprus and the Sovereign Base Areas (which I believed aren't considered Cypriot territory, unlike Guantanimo, which is Cuban soil leased by the US).
     
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    And Singapore... But shouldn't this be in a new thread?
     
  17. say1988

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    Singapore is an island and has no borders.
     
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    Either Gib and the Sov bases have only one land border or the UK has more than one border.
     
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    The waterway on the border with Malaysia is scarcely 500 metres wide in places, and there are two short border bridges across it between Singapore and Malaysia. So it's a border but not a true land border.
     
  20. say1988

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    If you count artificial borders, the UK borders France, Denmark borders Sweden, and Bahrain does have one border with Saudi Arabia (which I believe was just a missclick by the map creator instead of Qatar).
     
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