Late enough in my undergraduate career to know better, I stumbled into a course on British politics. I was there by accident--my politics of the Middle East course was directly above the British class on the next floor. I made the mistake not once but twice. In my embarrassment, however, I missed some of the interesting comparisons conveyed in the images below:

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Created by Otto Neurath for L.S. Florence and K.B. Smellie's America and Britain: Three Volumes in One. See more at Brain Picker.