4 thoughts on “Cultural Map of the World”

  1. Think it would’ve worked better if they’d used overlapping (Venn-like) sets instead of trying so hard to force everything into a single scheme.

    If you read the decoder-ring (click on the map) it says that

    Societies near the traditional pole emphasize the importance of parent-child ties and deference to authority, along with absolute standards and traditional family values

    How does that square with Japan at the top?

    Still. I applaud the idea and Sweden does seem attractive (they should’ve colour-coded for temperature too). What does this map say about the idea that social-democracy is a step towards tyranny?

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