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Europe in 1871 (Will Russia Never Change?)

Just came across this and wondered how much has changed since then, if anything at all. According to this source, the map is from (circa) 1871, and was published in Bologna, Italy. Even though some parts of it – like the reference to the Alabama Claims – are self-evident, others – like the fashionable crocodile in Turkey – are not so much. Yet, most of them are just too easy to identify – even today…

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