Oct 17, 2018

History of Central America

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Edited: Oct 17, 2018

The evolution of Central America has been grossly misrepresented in most academic outlets, something that is a painful reflection of how little the public in the so-called First World cares about the fate of these nations and their past, prefering to demonize them and simply brand them as unruly and backwards by definition

 

Today I bring you a map that will show you the odyssey that was nation-building in Central America, from the last years of the Spanish rule to 2018. Please enjoy

 

Oct 17, 2018

Great video! I see you finally got your aspect ratio down as well despite being slightly widescreen. The resolution is all around clearer too.

Oct 18, 2018

Thank you Jabari! And yeah, those changes in image size were what I needed to improve quality.

 

Also, this map was a really eye-opening experience for me. It really made me travel across time :)

Oct 18, 2018

Actually upon watching it on actual YouTube, the aspect ratio is fine. It just looks widescreen when viewed in the forum plugin. Nice work.

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