Poland’s Borders, Geography, and Geopolitics.

Poland is one of the largest nations in Europe. It is also a nation that has been through immense changes in its history. It has gone from being one of Europe’s largest empires to not even appearing on the map. Watch video below to see Poland’s borders change from 1635-now. Now, it is important to…

Iceland, Where Europe And North America Meet.

There is vast ocean separating North America from Europe. There would be no way that Europe and North America could meet, not with land masses touching. However, if you go to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, there is something else to be found. A divergent plate boundary in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is where the…

The Geography of US/Cuba Relations

  90 miles of water separates the U.S. state of Florida from the nation of Cuba. Such a short distance, and yet, much contention. Recently, an entry about the potential for a tourism boom in Cuba was written on TheGeoScholar. With President Donald Trump rolling back changes that former President Barack Obama made towards US/Cuba…

People Shaping The Land: Polders

  Geography Is Dynamic. Remember it, and remember it often. Things on the earth are changing all of the time. Many of those things are natural. Many things change because of human beings. One example is polders. What is a polder? Land which has been reclaimed from a body of water. That is the short…

Explaining The Blue Jay Fan Presence in Seattle.

Photo from Seattle Times. In September 2016, a frustrated Felix Hernandez shouted this refrain to booing Blue Jays fans at Safeco Field while pointing downward at the field: “THIS IS MY HOUSE”!! 1977. The Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays begin play. Whenever the Toronto Blue Jays come to town, so do Blue Jays…

Catalonia Referendum on Leaving Spain

Spain is the 4th largest nation in Europe. Currently, there are¬†46,423,064 people living there. Politically, there is something going on that could affect whether or not the two stats mentioned remain this way. Spain does not have provinces or states. Instead, Spain has 16 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous cities(Ceuta and Melilla). One of those…

Hurricane, Typhoon, Cyclone: What’s The Difference?

Yes, we hear these terms on weather forecasts, those tropical storms that we see causing much havoc. Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones. Three different weather terms. What is the difference between these three? Well, not much, except where they take place. Such storms in the Indian Ocean are known as cyclones. Such storms occurring in North America…

Paris Agreement, Geographic Perspective

After U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the USA out of the Paris Agreement, an immense amount of controversy has taken place. For a long time, issues such as climate change and global warming have proven to be polarizing subjects, at least when put into the political arena. First, the Paris Climate Agreement needs to be…

Explaining Appalachian Coal

Make. America. Great. Again. This is the refrain of now-President Trump’s campaign. The plans to get the USA’s economy to better times. One major part of it is the coal industry. The coal mining and steel manufacturing regions served as a major part of the electorate for Trump. Here is the truth. A politician can…

The Normandy Landings

June 6, 1944. The largest seaborne military operation would come into fruition. It would be a military operation that would alter the course of WWII, the Western Front. The Normandy region of France was under Nazi occupation at the time. ¬†Allied forced landed on the beaches of Normandy. What would becoming known as D-Day would…