2. Map of the Day: How much does your vote count? - The Map Den
Today’s map of the day touches on the thorny issue of…politics, though I’m not going to get into a political discussion; if you want to, please got the usual channels, i.e. YouTube comments section. This map from the Economist Intelligent Unit’s (EIU) Democracy Index is a simple, clear, but informative map (click here for full interactive version here). This made minor headlines recently, as USA’s democracy rating, ‘the land of the free’, was downgraded to ‘flawed democracy’. For myself, I find the geographical and historical patterns of this just as interesting, for example, the post-colonial patterns of authoritarian and hybrid regimes, particularly in Central AsiaRead More →