North American Remoteness

North American Remoteness

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‘You can see the bottleneck in the Canadian network near Thunder Bay, Ontario, where there’s only two east-west road links, the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian National Railway line a bit north of it. Other than those two, you need to go into the US or take a plane to get from one side of Canada to the other’

1587 map of the Americas, Pacific - by Abraham Ortelius

1587 map of the Americas, Pacific - by Abraham Ortelius

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“Very nice map.

“The passage at the bottom of South America is in fact the Strait of Magellan, (Latin: fretum magellanicum). South of it is Terra del Fuego (Spanish: Land of Fire). Cape Horn was not discovered until 1616 proving that Terra del Fuego was not the northern part of what would later be named Antarctica”–doitstuart

Largest ethnicities of Canada and USA

Largest ethnicities of Canada and USA

“British Americans, namely those of English descent but also Scottish and Scots-Irish Americans, are severely under reported in these surveys. Those ethnic Americans in the Southeast are mostly the descendants of old Anglo and Scots-Irish settlers from the colonial era and I’d wager half those “Germans” and “Irish” Americans have substantial Anglo heritage”–Disillusioned_Brit