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Soviet Era Wall Map of the World

This detailed political world map, designed for educational purposes and published by the Main Directorate of Geodesy and Cartography under the Council of Ministers of the USSR in 1972, is presented in two hemispheres.

This map serves as both an educational tool and a historical document, reflecting the geopolitical state of the world in the early 1970s, a period marked by the Cold War and significant political changes globally.

The Soviet perspective on some territorial disputes is presented: In Israel, number 32 refers to "Territory of an Arab State" (Территория арабского государства). A note at the bottom reads (translated: Note. The borders of the State of Israel are shown in accordance with the resolution of the UN General Assembly of November 29, 1947." The Soviets did not acknowledge the lands won by Israel in the Six-Day War. Vietnam is depicted as unified, something that wouldn't happen in practice until April 30, 1975. South Korea is not acknowledged, though a de facto border is shown. At number 41, The Peoples Democratic Republic of Yemen (Народная Демократическая Республика Йемен) is delineated.

In the lower left and right corners of the map, there are legends explaining the symbols used, including those for capitals, other populated places, and geopolitical boundaries. 

Condition Description
Two large color-printed folding sheets. Some toning to certain panels, as illustrated.