National Geographic : 1919 Nov
A NEW World You Have Never Seen! HAVE you seen the world as it looks to day? The old world no longer exists it has been completely made over-vast changes have taken place in every quarter of the globe. Today we are living in a NEW world! The greatest war in history has turned the whole world upside down. It has wiped out our former maps-it has altered the face of con tinents, changed the status of territories every where-it has upset the entire world situation. Important New Changes Everywhere Besides the war, making forces at work revising the map of the world. Recent explora tions, unprece dented expansion in commerce and industry, political upheavals - all have left their marks in every part of the globe. How much do you know of this New World you are living in? Probably you have seen fragmentary there have been other epoch The New Strap t u maps in newspapers and magazines showing some one portion of the map that has been affected, but have you ever had the whole new world of today laid before your eyes so that you get a clear, com prehensive conception of just what changes have taken place? Do you know what has been added to our geographi cal knowledge of the world by the recent explorations of Stefansson, Stuck, and McMillan in' the Arctic, of Smuts in Africa, of Roosevelt and Rondo in Brazil? Do you know how commerce has opened new routes of communication, built great new railroads in Alaska, Australia, Africa, Asia, South America? Do you know how many new industrial cities have sprung up as a result of shipbuilding in the United States? Do you know where the new kingdom of Hejaz and the new empire of Mongolia are located? Do you know the new Europe that has on Italy's Boot comeoutof thewar ' with all the changes THERE is a new strap on Italy's in boundaries, the boot as a result of the war. The new nations that have northern boundary has been ex- been born, the inter tended to strengthen the natural nationalized cities, frontier-important readjust- the territories that ments have been made on the are under plebiscites? Dalmatian coast. Yet your present Do you know how atlas does not show these vital the Peace Treaties changes. And this is only one ex- the Peace Treaties ample of the many vast alterations have affected Africa, that have completely changed the Asia, the islands of map of every part of the world. the Pacific? You might better have no atlas at Do you knowwhat all than one that is full of misinfor- is included in the nation. But this is the last time territory of ove you need ever discard an out-of- terry a late atlas, for now a new kind of million square miles atlas is ready for you- The NEW which was taken from WORLD Loose-Leaf ATLAS- Germany and how it ip-to-date now and always. was disposed of by the Allies?