The sociodemographic development of Germany after reunification: - Population development - Employees subject to social insurance - Unemployment rate

The sociodemographic development of Germany after reunification: - Population development - Employees subject to social insurance - Unemployment rate

‘The second map really blew my mind. The East lost between 16% and 40% of its (basically) full-time employees between 1990-96. That’s quite insane’–CeterumCenseo85

Comparative Size of Lakes and Islands from 1855

Comparative Size of Lakes and Islands from 1855

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‘It may look small on the map, but Tulare Lake in California (lower left in Western Hemisphere map) was once the largest freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes until the end of the 19th century. It stretched north of Fresno to south of Bakersfield and filled the San Joaquin Valley between the Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevadas. This was until agricultural development began and the lake was drained’–mypatronusislasagna

Comparative Size of Lakes and Islands from 1855

Comparative Size of Lakes and Islands from 1855

6129 × 4997

‘It may look small on the map, but Tulare Lake in California (lower left in Western Hemisphere map) was once the largest freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes until the end of the 19th century. It stretched north of Fresno to south of Bakersfield and filled the San Joaquin Valley between the Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevadas. This was until agricultural development began and the lake was drained. It’s interesting that the map includes Mono Lake but not Owens Lake because both of those lakes continue to face similar issues today as a result of agricultural practices and the City of Los Angeles funneling water to southern California’–mypatronusislasagna

The 24 states of Australia - if all statehood proposals had been accepted

The 24 states of Australia - if all statehood proposals had been accepted

“I legitimately would love for Central Australia to be real only to have a population of ~100 people …After having lived on a station in that part of SA, I can honestly say Central Australia would be 90% child molester, racist, sociopath, or severely mentally ill. Good parties though … As someone who has also spent time there.. I’d have to agree. Weirdest bunch of misfits that I’ve ever met. It’s like they all head out there because they can’t function in normal society”

Two Ocean Pass : a mountain pass in Wyoming where a stream splits and half the water goes to the Pacific Ocean and half goes to the Atlantic Ocean

Two Ocean Pass : a mountain pass in Wyoming where a stream splits and half the water goes to the Pacific Ocean and half goes to the Atlantic Ocean

“I am too lazy to find the map, but further north on the Continental Divide in Yellowstone National Park, there’s a lake that drains backwards over the divide. The Continental divide folds back on itself so the west side of the lake drains east and the east side of the lake drains west”–SoupVichy