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These declassified maps show how the CIA saw the world at the height of the Cold War – Business Insider

The CIA is known for many things, but never would one think that the CIA would be known for their cartography skills. When they first began collecting geographical data through these maps, they were drawn by hand on translucent sheets that could then be manipulated through stacking, photography, and printing. These maps released by the CIA on their anniversary give us a little insight into what the world looked like to this agency throughout history.

These declassified maps show how the CIA saw the world at the height of the Cold War – Business Insider