Every imperial project, no matter how great, eventually meets its downfall. In fact, you may be reading this in a country that was once part of a now-vanished international superpower. Here are maps that reveal the rise and fall of the world’s most ambitious empires.
Kingston, Jamaica, is in the hands of highly organized and warring drug gangs who manage drug trafficking and distribution at all levels.
When we see old photos in black and white, we sometimes forget that life back then was experienced in the same vibrant colours that surround us today. This gallery of talented artists helps us remember that.
Established in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan still remains one of America’s most secretive organizations. The photographer Anthony Karen gained unprecedented access to the ‘Invisible Empire’.
Military conflicts and wars cause a certain level of unrest in countries. It’s a depressing fact that these conflicts do not only exist between and among countries fighting for power or settling disputes, but also among citizens who struggle to resolve their differences. Because of this, it is not only the economic or political stability of a country that is thrown off but also the culture and safety of its sometimes-oblivious civilians. Here are the 25 longest standing military conflicts that are still going on.
Using infographical maps to represent data is nothing new, but London-based designer Yanko Tsvetkov, through his site alphadesigner.com, has taken this common form in a new direction by releasing a series of both funny and thought-provoking prejudice maps. Instead of displaying political borders or statistics, his maps make tongue-in-cheek representations of social, cultural and political stereotypes.