A Laconic History of the World

// Simplifying history is of course… simplistic, but still here's a #fun    #typographic   #map  designed by Martin Elmer of maphugger.com 

This map was produced by running all the various countries’ “History of …” Wikipedia article through a word cloud, then writing out the most common word to fit into the country’s boundary. The result is thousands of years of human history oversimplified into 100-some words.

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A Laconic History of the World

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