Still on the topic of rigged "elections," this week's article is all about rotten boroughs. You can click on the title to learn more!
Tag: The UK
Cleveland and Cleveland
Cleveland, England Cleveland is a city in Ohio in the United States, but Cleveland is a region in Britain that was formerly a county. It’s easy to get the two confused. You’ve probably encountered this phenomenon before: two towns with the exact same name! Whether it be Toledo, Ohio and Toledo, Spain or Newcastle, Australia … Continue reading Cleveland and Cleveland
South Sudan is About the Size of France, And Other Interesting Geographic Comparisons
Geography is weird to say the least. Often, many have inaccurate conceptions conceptions about the size of certain countries, and are surprised to learn of their true size. You can click on the title to learn about some interesting geographic comparisons!
A Border With Four Hundred Million Years of History
The Anglo-Scottish border has more history than what may come to mind. You can click on the title to learn more!
How a War Lasted Only 38 Minutes
There was once a war that lasted only 38 minutes. This war was quick yet had numerous effects on the countries it involved. Hopefully, the Anglo-Zanzibar War will be remembered for long to come. You can click on the title to learn more!
Wait, We’re Still at War?
There have been many times in history when areas have really just forgotten they were at war. This has led to some unusually long conflicts - including one that lasted over 2,000 years. You can click on the title to learn more!
The Modern Stonehenge(s)
Many cities have days when the Sun aligns perfectly with their streets, resulting in many beautiful spectacles. These events, from Manhattanhenge to Torontohenge, all rival Stonehenge when it comes to the best places to visit on the Summer and Winter Solstices. You can click the title to learn more!
What is the Smallest Country in the World?
What is the smallest country in the world? It seems like a simple question, right? This article talks about the common misconception and then two different answers that could be given. You can click the title to learn more!
The Onions of Bermuda
Image From "Bolgiano's "Greater Baltimore" Tomato" (1908) | Every country and most territories have a demonym for themselves, i.e. a name for inhabitants of their area. For example, inhabitants of Canada are Canadians. As for Bermuda, though their people are often just called Bermudians, another demonym is popular. Bermudians are often called Onions, especially by themselves in a patriotic sense. Bermudians are proud of their history relating to their wondrous onions. You can click the title to learn more!
Marketing Two Letters: How Nations Benefit From Their Domain Names
We've been obsessed with creating abbreviations for countries' names for a long time. So when the World Wide Web was released, countries' 'codes' were used as a two letter indication of their nation. Some areas got lucky with their names, such as Montenegro's ".me" domain name. I looked through the most popular and famous examples of countries that seemingly got lucky with their domain names. You can click the title to learn more!