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[VectorMaps] Countries of the World

18.13MB. 0 audio & 388 images. Updated 2013-05-18.

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************************************************************************************ General VectorMaps info: - clean, high resolution maps. I find studying cards that have bad quality, pixelated images distracting. All the images are transparent PNGs, so they'll fit well with almost any background color. - consistency. Instead of using a separate zoomed-in image for each area, VectorMaps use a single image and highlight the area you're learning. That way you spend less time figuring out which part of the map you're looking at and more time actually learning. Since all cards are based on a single image, they're always the same size and have the same look and feel. The workflow is smoother because your interface doesn't shift around trying to adapt to images of different sizes. - color coding. Most geography decks I've seen use the same color to highlight the area you're studying, which is really bland and boring. Giving different colors to different areas makes study sessions a bit more pleasant to look at, and I find it also helps with memorization. All VectorMaps decks use large base images, so you may have trouble studying them on mobile devices. Anki will resize all images to fit your screen, making some small countries or areas difficult or impossible to see unless you zoom in, which can be a pain. There are helper objects like arrows and circles for all smaller countries to make them easier to see, but sometimes even they won't be enough. If you really need to use your mobile device for studying these, you could crop out a smaller part of the map for the area that's giving you trouble. It should be a pretty trivial task with any image editor, but you'll of course lose some consistency. ************************************************************************************ 194 countries with high resolution maps and names in English and Croatian. Uses 9 different maps, one for each region: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, West Asia, East Asia, Oceania and Russia. Tags correspond to region names, but use underscores instead of spaces, ie. filtering by the "Central_America" tag will show you all the countries using that map. Russia has it's own map, and Australia and New Zealand share the Oceania map because it was impractical to include them in any other region. Update 16.05.2013 - Added capital cities and flags for all countries

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Cards are customizable! When this deck is imported into the desktop program, cards will appear as the deck author has made them. If you'd like to customize what appears on the front and back of a card, you can do so by clicking the Edit button, and then clicking the Cards button.
Name Bahrain
Croatian name Bahrein
Capital Manama
Tags West_Asia
Name Brunei
Croatian name Brunej
Capital Bandar Seri Begawan
Tags East_Asia
Name China
Croatian name Kina
Capital Beijing
Tags East_Asia

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Missing countries and poor updating is a genuine problem.
Posted on 2017-01-31

"Who cares?" People who care about the state and completeness of their knowledge and not how shiny or pretty something is, that's who. It's not good enough to simply omit the entirety of the Pacific island nations. Fully-fledged sovereign nations, not dependencies or territories.

Paired with all the other inconsistencies and dated information, spellings etc., that have already been mentioned this deck is lucky to be worth 3 stars, and it's only because of those oh-so-pretty maps. They are genuinely of high quality, as well as the flags and are the only reason I bother spending a good 3 hours sorting through and modifying.

Also, there was no card that used the Capital field, so you will have to make one yourself if you want to learn (not difficult of course).

thanks very much. have loved using this deck
Posted on 2015-12-29

was wondering could you (or anyone able) help with something?

I'm new on anki and despite trying to grasp the cards/fields/notes malarky am not sure how I can learn/review the information in the 'capitals' field.

Ideally, I'd set things up so I can learn/review each country and its capital indepently of the flags and maps, because I've learned these now but more or less and completely starting from scratch with capital cities.

help would be great.
thanks again for this deck.


Great deck with minor corrections and additions needed
Posted on 2015-10-13

Very high quality deck but incomplete. I've made the following corrections to my version so far: changed 'Republic of Congo' to 'Republic of the Congo', updated Burma to Myanmar, changed 'South African Republic' to 'South Africa' (official name is Republic of South Africa). The Ulster Banner is no longer the flag of Northern Ireland and, arguably, should not have been included. I replaced mine with Saint Patrick's Saltire. Also, some of the maps of smaller countries/territories are too zoomed out to be able to see/learn where they are.

The deck is missing the following sovereign states: Fiji, Kiribati, Mauritius, Naura, Samao, Soloman Islands, South Sudan, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuata, United Kingdom.

Inconsistently, some territories or states with voluntary associations are included in the deck (like French Guiana) and some are not. The following are missing: Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Réunion, South Sudan, Saint Helena, Clipperton Island, Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire-Sint Eustatius-Saba, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, Åland Islands, Faroe Islands, Channel Islands.

I added the following disputed territories to my deck: Abkhazia (claimed by Georgia) Nagorno-Karabakh (claimed by Azerbaijan), Northern Cyprus (claimed by Cyprus), Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (claimed by Morocco), Somaliland (claimed by Somalia), South Ossetia (claimed by Georgia), Transnistria (claimed by Moldova).

Most beautiful world geography deck out there
Posted on 2015-10-12

Some smaller countries might be missing, but the illustrations in this deck are second to none.

Posted on 2015-05-15

This deck is incredible. Maybe it misses 10 countries, who cares? The quality of maps is insane.

Posted on 2015-01-02

Thanks for the excellent upload!

Needs updating
Posted on 2014-06-08

As has already been suggested, this is a fantastic geography deck, certainly the most beautiful, but those last countries, that have been listed, need to be added to the deck.