I got 138/141, since I confused Latvia and Lithuania twice and had a brainfart where my mouse was heading toward San Marino but clicked Vatican City. And, of course, since you’re identifying every country on the map, it starts to get easier over time. The Balkans were also tough, but I recently read Jan Myrdal’s vintage Hoxha defence Albania Defiant which helped me with locating Albania (it’s not listed in his later bibliographies - I’d like to read his anti-Gang of Four travelogue through western China sometime soon - it might be about the Silk Road but I only read the introduction). I was afraid the map was tricking me about the location of Kosovo.
By fall the settlers’ situation was secure enough that they held a feast of thanksgiving. Massasoit showed up with “some ninety men,” Winslow later recalled, most of them with weapons. The Pilgrim militia responded by marching around and firing their guns in the air in a manner intended to convey menace. Gratified, both sides sat down, ate a lot of food and complained about the Narragansett. Ecce Thanksgiving.
An article from 2005 by the author of 1491 about the political conflicts in the Dawnland (New England) among the 100,000 or so members of the nations inhabiting it, Tisquantum’s (Squanto) place in it as pniese (bodyguard/lieutenant) to a sachem (governor), his kidnapping by an English underling who hoped to make a quick buck in the slave trade, his epic journey back from Europe to Newfoundland and from there to the Dawnland, finding a post-apocalyptic wasteland instead of his hometown, his imprisonment by Massasoit, another sachem, and how the graverobbing Calvinist incompetents who landed shortly thereafter at the site of his hometown gave Tisquantum what he felt was the key to his political survival with perhaps the chance of overthrowing Massasoit.
The Kickstarter video makes it pretty clear that it’s not going to be very good if it gets made (gameplay example is “minigames like triage and shutting down power grids” followed by the developer demonstrating this by swiping his finger over a character’s bloody chest rapidly and it seems pretty draining of the politics of the situation beyond bland platitudes), but it is ambitious and it’s more interesting than episodic content about finding Saddam’s hidey hole or whatever Kuma games was doing.
Also, “critical decision making” at the level of a point and click adventure in the early ’90s. I may sound harsh, but does anyone know any adventure/rpg/”whatever GTA is” games about revolutionary situations that are actually any good?Troll answer: that one with the Cuban exile destroying Cuba all by himself?Real answer to myself: I’ve heard good things about Red Faction, even if it’s just FPS missions. But it’s this pseudo-open world concept that seems so set up for failure.
I see something seriously wrong with this fucking chart.
That it exists? Classifying ethnicity by color is a pretty stupid way to go given the high range of variation in a lot of populations. Notice how they toss in “mixed, mixed brown” but fail to give a “Race” to go with it?
It’s also pretty interesting that Japanese are considered darker than “Orientals” - was this chart made from folks who only encountered Japanese on the southern islands? Or during WW2 SE Asia battles?
Only Google result (done by searching “yellow, mixed, mixed brown”) coming up is African Holistic Health (7th edition) by LLaila O. Afrika, which modifies this chart’s European scientific racism of a only a few decades’ past to fit a New Age Afrocentric holistic health viewpoint, although the point in the context is that medical research is focused on white people who along with lacking melanin, lack vitamins and minerals, and does not fit Black people (it adds that high melanin is selenium-centred and low-melanin is sulphur-centred). The paragraph above comes after a paragraph that is omitted in the PDF I linked (maybe a different edition?). Obviously the photo above is from a book, so it’s not necessarily going to come up on Google, but it seemed like such 19th/early 20th century-style European scientific racism that I thought the chart’s origin would be public domain somewhere. Based on the bibliography, it might be William Boyd’s Genetics and the Races of Man from 1950 (in 1958 Boyd collaborated with Asimov), which, even if it was a joke above, fits bankuei’s WW2 island battle “data collection” speculation.