The map above is probably the most detailed map of Medieval Trade Routes in Europe, Asia and Africa in the 11th and 12th centuries you can find online. It includes major and minor locations, major and minor routes, sea routes, canals and roads.
The map above shows the size of the Russian Economy (GDP) relative to Western European countries at nominal exchange rates.
On this basis the Russia economy is worth $1.4 trillion, making it the 12th largest in the world. Roughly equivalent to the GDPs of the Netherlands ($824 billion), Belgium ($492 billion) and Luxembourg ($64 billion) combined.
This post is either really well or very poorly timed. When we first had the idea for it, the total cryptocurrency market had soared to an estimated $822 billion. But as of the time of publication it has plunged by 47%, down to $433 billion (17 Jan 2018).
The map above shows which countries in the world have a smaller GDP (in terms of US dollars) than the total market cap of all bitcoins.
The map shows sales tax or VAT rates for countries around the world, including many subdivisions such as US states and Canadian provinces. The country with the highest rate of VAT is Hungary at 27% followed by Croatia, Denmark, Norway and Sweden at 25% each.
There is no single country with the lowest rate of VAT since there are several with 0% rates including everywhere from Bermuda to Hong Kong to Iraq to the UAE. If you’re curious you can see a full list of rates below.