Saturday, April 21, 2012

World Empires

Maps of the World:

Map of the World in 750 CE

The World recently:

The World as a cartographer from Uruguay might see it:

Try to imagine how the World might be organized in 2750.  I imagine

•••  the Turkic Union (Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan) uniting with Iran, northern Afghanistan, and Tajikistan to recreate a Turko-Persian Empire; 

••• the states of South America joining in the United States of South America;  

•••  Canada and Mexico joining with the existing United States to form the United States of  North America;  

•••  the Pashtun on both sides of the Hindu Kush will form Pashtunistan and thee rest of the world will finally leave them alone; 

•••  Russia will join the European Union, bringing Georgia and Armenia along with it; 

•••  Pakistan, which has no good choices, will join the Golf Monarchies, which will gobble up Yemen and North Africa, though that Empire is unlikely to recreate the Golden Age of Islam, being too stultified by religion; 

and I have no guesses for Africa.  I also can't imagine India joining China or their remaining competitive states; something will have to give, and I don't know what it will be.

Or the World will, finally, give up Empire and allow all folks to live with those with whom they have affinity. I'd like that.

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