The United States is mind-boggling. Right?!
You’ve read National Geographic, you know the USA has a bunch of different climatic zones, but WOW, check this glorious topographic map!
'Murica, you pretty. Also: inland Cali is basically a massive dried-up lake bed right?
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And here’s what the mapped world looked like in 1498, just after the 1492 « discovery » of the Americas.
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Of course, in 1492 the lands that would eventually become the United States were already a rainbow nation of Native American peoples.
Pre-Columbian population estimates vary from 900,000 to some 18,000,000 people. Source: Encyclopedia Britannica.
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And then, the European « penetration » began.
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