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Independence Vote Share Across Scotland

Independence Vote Share Across Scotland

(Source: bbc.com)

Results of 1991 referendum to preserve the Soviet Union
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In case you’re wondering what happened, the Referendum in march of 1991 was not legally binding in any way. Gorbachev was trying to use it to bolster his party’s legitimacy during a period of political decentralization and to validate his opening up policy without losing control of the union.
New political posts were created to this end, eg. the presidency of Russia, and Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian Republic in July of 1991 and Gorbachev, who held soviet leadership bumbled along, attempting to control Yeltsin and others via appeasement, by deferring more powers to the republics.
With these actions Gorbachev made his own position tenuous and effectively irrelevant, resulting in a power vacuum at the highest post of the USSR. The august coup was an attempt by elements of the Supreme Soviet to fill the power vacuum and reverse decentralization, it failed as the troops stationed in Moscow proved loyal to the Russian president. Yeltsin became the dominant figure in the union instead.
He promptly pulled Russia out of the union thereby ending it (the union apparatus relied on Russian portion of budget to function), He induced shock market reforms which involved selling off all state assets as quickly as possible to raise capital for building of a private sector, much of the raised capital ending up in various pockets; this inadvertently induced chaos and destroyed the economies in Russia and surrounding republics (which were highly integrated with the SFSR).
It is relevant to note that he was receiving advice from Western European and American economists who had established themselves in the Kremlin as external advisory observers for economic reform. Gorbachev had allowed them there as part of his opening up policy.

Results of 1991 referendum to preserve the Soviet Union

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(Source: en.ria.ru)

Decline of the influence and distribution of the German language in Central Europe
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This map shows the results of ethnic cleansing in central and eastern Europe after World War 2.
Flight and expulsion of Germans (1944–50)

Decline of the influence and distribution of the German language in Central Europe

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Location of Nuclear Power Plants in the World, 2011

Location of Nuclear Power Plants in the World, 2011

(Source: na.unep.net)

Homeric Greece

Homeric Greece

(Source: Wikipedia)

Map of Europe following World War 2

Map of Europe following World War 2

(Source: reddit.com)