The Mexico–United States border (in one line)


This is a first rough overview over the Mexico – United States border as rendered into a straight line during a virtual flyover.
Total length: 3176.59 km (1973.8 miles)

"Twelve years prior to 9/11, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. his event seemed to announce a new beginning of the "happy '90s", Francis Fukuyama's utopia of the "end of history," the belief that liberal democracy had, in principle, won out, that the advent of a global liberal community was hovering just around the corner, and that the obstacles to this Hollywood-style ending were merely empirical and contingent (local pockets of resistance whose leaders had no yet grasped that their time was up). September 11, in contrast, symbolized the end of the Clintonite period, and heralded an era in which new walls were seen emerging everywhere: between Israel and the West Bank, around the European Union, along the US-Mexico border, but also within nationstates themselves." (Slavoj Žižek)

Read more:
On border and border walls

More info about the technique:
What If You Would Pull Rivers To A Straight Line
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