I mentioned the Dutch, the Netherlands and Holland in my last post, all the while thinking ‘which name was for which bit again?’. Then I remembered this helpful video from the helpfully prolific CGP Grey. What I remember most is that it’s actually pretty confusing and so I feel less bad for not knowing it all by heart. I still don’t and I’ve just watch the video above again. History madness.
Essencial viewing after that one is his similar piece The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained.
And if you’re in the European mood then follow that with Where is Scandinavia?.
Up for more? Then with crazy elections brewing abroad, remember how made our own system is in the UK with The Problems with First Past the Post Voting Explained.
Oh, and if you recognise the style, that’s because he also did the recently awesome, The Simple Solution to Traffic which is right up my current traffic and road systems street.
And his previously awesomely scary Humans Need Not Apply.
Heck, just watch everything he’s made in order of popularity. Get yourself a YouTube account if you’ve not already got one and subscribe to him even. Better yet, support him on patreon.com/cgpgrey. He was the reason I finally signed up to it myself.