Submitter: At last! I can finally weed this atlas because the teacher retired. So many students needed to access print historical atlases, that I had to keep it around. I am really mystified as to why a 1992 edition of an atlas would feature Stalin against the USSR flag. Reminds me of when Americans complained about Sherwin-Williams’ “Cover the Earth” ad back in the Cold War days. There have been significant geographic changes and trends since 1992–even some reminiscent of the Cold War–so this atlas will be “deposed.”
Holly: I get that an atlas of world history would feature something historical on the cover, but Stalin and Russia? It’s an “interesting” choice, anyway. A historical atlas is a beautiful thing to have on-hand in print, but as you can see in this list, there have been geographical changes significant to world history since 1992. I’m not sure how this publisher defines “history” but it feels like there are missing pieces that would qualify.