Atlantropa, also referred to as Panropa, was a gigantic engineering and colonization project devised by the German architect Herman Sörgel in the 1920s and promulgated by him until his death in 1952.
Its central feature was a hydroelectric dam to be built across the Strait of Gibraltar, which would have provided enormous amounts of hydroelectricity and would have led to the lowering of the surface of the Mediterranean Sea by up to 200 metres (660 ft), opening up large new lands for settlement, for example in a now almost totally drained Adriatic Sea.
British Conquest of Manila on 1762
Source. It’s from the communications office of the Philippine president. It shows the British troop movements. It also shows the old core of manila, Intramuros, over modern Manila, that’s why modern places like Quirino Grandstand, Manila hotel, US Embassy, etc. are marked even though they didn’t exist back in 1762.
Manu Valcarce:"The Other Side of Rio"
Since losing its capital status to Brasília in 1960, Rio has been in decline. Investment dried up, brains and businesses fled to arch-rival São Paulo and violence became endemic. The number of favelas, hill-side slums, grew exponentially. In these places, everything from traffic violations to murder seemed to go unpunished. The drug trade took hold. The city became divided into two different worlds.