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So you can say "people of color" but not "colored people."
You can say "people with disabilities" or "people with special needs" but not "disabled people" or "special needs people."

This is all in an effort to put the fact that they are people first before their ethnicity or ability. Which is cool. I have no problem with that.

But we say "poor people"  or "rich people"

Why not, "people of poverty" or "people of wealth?" 

Let that sit, simmer, and stew a bit...

Just a thought...
(he says tongue-in-cheek)
Map of Europe, 1925 (WiP) by ebturner
Map of Europe, 1925 (WiP)
A map I've created showing Europe in 1925 after the various treaties have been implemented following World War One. I've included the occupied Rhineland and the Ruhr region as one piece, even though by 1925, both had pretty much been cleared of foreign troops (Thanks to the 1924 Dawes Plan & 1925 Locarno Treaties). Also, the Saar district is shown and it would remain occupied until the 1935 plebiscite. The Free City of Danzig is also shown. By 1925, the Memel Territory (southern Lithuania/northern East Prussia) had been annexed by Lithuania.

I have used original treaties and 1919-1925 maps as much as possible to draw these borders. I believe I still have all the original primary sources if one is so inclined to see them.

This is a work in progress. I intend to place country names on the map. Additionally, this is a Google Earth file. Each country is a separate file with hundreds, if not thousands of separate polygons. I am also creating "country files" for each country showing the proper name, flag, heads of state/government, a short narrative on the borders, and a short historical narrative about the country in 1925 or the 1920s, as well as, one or two websites where one can go for more information. Inside the narratives I have hyperlinked to treaties or wikipedia articles as I can.

This is the first in what I hope are many maps that I want to use in the classroom. I will upload all the Google Earth files when I am completed with the entire project.

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I am a high school U.S. history, world history, geography, economics, government teacher. I also facilitate ancient history, art history, and world history online classes. I teach at a county public alternative school for students who violate zero tolerance polices or have continual behavior issues. I started teaching in 2010 after serving in the military for 21 years.

I received my B.A. in history/education in 2010, focusing on early American history. I am a member of the following organizations:

- Phi Kappa Phi (oldest national honor society for all academic disciplines)
- Phi Alpha Theta (national honor society for history students)
- National Forensic League (speech and debate honor society)
- Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

I am also a retired disabled Army veteran (1985 - 2006). I am a Southwest Asia veteran. I am also a former German & Arabic linguist.
Favorite Quotes:

"Sic Parvis Magna" ~ Heraldic motto of Sir Francis Drake (1540 - 1596)

"De gustibus non est disputandum" ~Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, 1880

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boshthehedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Thanks for the fave!
ebturner Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Most welcome!
willcraft Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I just wanted to say, bless you for that post on the chemical weapons, it provided me with a useful citation here:…

It's great that you are helping to bring such facts to the attention of people like myself, who might otherwise have remained ignorant of them.
ebturner Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Are you referring to that NYT article regarding chemical weapons? If so, you are most welcome. Glad I could be of some assistance. Particularly since I am not as eloquent or as sharp as your comments.
willcraft Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
To be honest, I am not as eloquent as my comments make me seem. An on-line thesaurus and a spell-checking browser make my capacity to weave words appear unusually potent. The trick is not to say the same thing In the same way to frequently, rather, I force myself to vary the expressions I use. In the linked comment I tried to avoid repeating myself, even though similar phrases were needed: "Baathist regime" and "high throne" of "Saddam Hussein", for example have the same meaning in that context, but I appear more graceful of speech by diversifying the terms.

I tend to lean towards the loquacious when commenting, so I need to do this, otherwise people would lose interest halfway through. 
ebturner Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm very familiar with using a spell-checker and an on-line thesaurus. They were quite needed in college writing so many history papers. But there still takes a certain amount of skill to do what you do. Don't minimize what you're doing. As far as your "loquaciousness" goes, I would argue that it is not just your way with words that keep people reading, but also your ability to avoid ad hominem attacks that are too frequent on DA. Courtesy goes a long way and too many here do not engage in it. My mother always said, "You attract more flies with honey, than you do with vinegar." So true, so true.
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willcraft Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. mentioned something about the war in Mesopotamia, and I sought to dispel some of the falsehoods surrounding that period of history. 
ebturner Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
One of the single worse things I see on DA - historical inaccuracies. It goes hand-in-hand with all the other factual inaccuracies and absolute falsehoods I read. I have found that it is not worth my time or effort to attempt to correct them all.
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for the +fav!
Kajm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I Thought you might be among the first to fave that one :P
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