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United Nations of Pangea – 6/12/19

Approximately 335 million years ago (give or take), the Earth was entirely one ocean with only one humongous blob of land which scientists have named Pangea. Around 175 million years ago, plate tectonics began to carry various chunks of Pangea this way and that, ultimately creating the continental shapes we know and love today. Artist Massimo Pietrobon wanted to know where modern countries would fall within Pangea if it still existed today, so he created a conceptual map called Pangea Politica. Admittedly, his map is speculative and imaginative, but from what I can tell it’s not at all that far from the truth! Check it out here to see how different the world was back then!