Look alikes

The Atlantic just mapped the most urgent conflicts for the forthcoming year. Here you go:

Atlantic conflict map

Compare and contrast with this gag that did the rounds of the internet a while back:

tragedy world map

And yes, it is reasonable for a US publication to have a focus on things that are going to affect the US. As the Atlantic itself explains:

The countries in red below represent all conflicts that were assessed as either highly likely to occur/intensify or high-impact, meaning the contingency could threaten the U.S. mainland, spark U.S. military involvement because of mutual-defense treaty commitments, or endanger the supply of strategic U.S. resources.

It still made me giggle, though.


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