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religous imperialism: http://www.mapsofwar.com/images/Religion.swf

Political imperialism of the Middle East: Imperial History of the Middle East

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Looks like the christian imperialists could teach those awful nasty islamic brutes a thing or two, eh?
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that's very cool. thanks for sharing bot.



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Very nice find

Wonder why the good folks in the Middle East get a bit touchy when a new "foreign policy" wanders in to say ohai!

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Looks like the christian imperialists could teach those awful nasty islamic brutes a thing or two, eh?
Do you understand map projections? That's an equal angle projection. Not an equal area projection. Thus, a square of a certain size on the map equator covers more actual land area than an equally-sized map square in the polar areas.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to compare the geodesic areas of the various religions over time. Vary the color saturation by population density.

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that's very cool. thanks for sharing bot.
I especially found intriguing the sudden expansion of the Mongol Conquest, followed almost immediately by it's almost complete collapse.

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Imperialism always meets the same end, because it's always unidirectional in nature (more, more, more).

I also found it interesting that a single religious icon was born into an area other than one of religious void.

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Imperialism always meets the same end, because it's always unidirectional in nature (more, more, more).
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History is still being written.

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Do you understand map projections? That's an equal angle projection. Not an equal area projection. Thus, a square of a certain size on the map equator covers more actual land area than an equally-sized map square in the polar areas.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to compare the geodesic areas of the various religions over time. Vary the color saturation by population density.

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Ummm no, map projections are of little interest to me, nor do they alter the gist of my comment.
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Winston Churchill was fully aware of the potential for fanaticism and warfare, inherent within Islam since the time of the founder and his successors. He did not choose to dilute his words. His experiments at nation building in the Middle East may not have been as successful as he would have wished. He knew that war had attended Islam since its origins, and a century ago fanatics were exploiting this. Today, the world is still threatened by Islamic terrorism and the war of jihad is still being fought, even in the mountains and valleys of Malakand. Our leaders today, unlike Winston Churchill, are too conciliatory to acknowledge publicly the true nature of the beast that threatens us.

When he was describing Nazism, Churchill said: "An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping it will eat him last." He also said: "Victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance." Those words should be heeded. In the current struggle against the spread of Islamism, they are as true today as they were 65 years ago.
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