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Hitler's Map of the planned “Greater German Reich”.

Hitler's Map of the planned “Greater German Reich”. He would have taken it all under his control as plan for the Aryan race. Part radical socialism, fascism and right wing racist. After WWI paramilitary groups began in Germany .

Cultural and Historical Zones Map of the Middle East

I’ve noted before the superb trove of maps available at the Gulf 2000 website, but here’s another one this time of the broad cultural and historical zones of the Middle East.

dialects

Arabic Dialects - Arabic forms a dialect continuum, so people might understand neighbouring dialects but ones further away - eg Moroccan and Syrian are not mutually intelligible. In reality Arabic is not one language but several.

Distribution of ethnic groups, #Sudan and #SouthSudan.

S Sudan on precipice, Obama warns

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These Are The Most Religious Places In The World — And What They're Practicing

Official Languages in Africa :: What's more ... the image links to a website that chronicles one man's journey, travelling and volunteering, through the continent. 200 Days in Africa.

A linguistic infographic detailing the most commonly used (business) languages on the African continent. via Afrographique

Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes. Great visual for history.

HISTORY - Watch 1000 years of European borders change in 3 minutes - Video

These “Arab pizzas” probably date back to the fifteenth century and would have appeared in the region of the Beqaa Valley in Eastern Lebanon close to the Syrian border, the capital of which is Baalbek. An Iraqi family named Haidar is at the origin of the recipe.

Lahm Bi Ajin (or Sfiha)

These "Arab pizzas" called lahm bi ajin date back to the fifteenth century and would have appeared in the region of the Beqaa Valley in Eastern Lebanon.

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