When The Big Apple’s Burnt

There’s a prophecy somewhere online that New York City would get nuclear bombed, whether if it’ll come true or not is up to anybody’s guess but if it were to come here’s a taste of it garnered from Nukemap:

Estimated fatalities (this is done using Tsar Bomba, a notorious Russian nuclear bomb):
6,326,470
Estimated injuries:
3,928,940
In any given 24-hour period, there are on average 14,709,356 people in the light (1 psi) blast range of the simulated detonation.
Modeling casualties from a nuclear attack is difficult. These numbers should be seen as evocative, not definitive. Fallout effects are deliberately ignored, because they can depend on what actions people take after the detonation. For more information about the model, click here.
Effect distances for a 50 megaton surface burst: ▼
Radiation radius (500 rem): 5.05 km (80.2 km²)
500 rem ionizing radiation dose; likely fatal, in about 1 month; 15% of survivors will eventually die of cancer as a result of exposure.
Fireball radius: 6.01 km (113 km²)
Maximum size of the nuclear fireball; relevance to damage on the ground depends on the height of detonation. If it touches the ground, the amount of radioactive fallout is significantly increased. Anything inside the fireball is effectively vaporized.

Heavy blast damage radius (20 psi): 8.02 km (202 km²)
At 20 psi overpressure, heavily built concrete buildings are severely damaged or demolished; fatalities approach 100%. Often used as a benchmark for heavy damage in cities.
Moderate blast damage radius (5 psi): 16.9 km (894 km²)
At 5 psi overpressure, most residential buildings collapse, injuries are universal, fatalities are widespread. The chances of a fire starting in commercial and residential damage are high, and buildings so damaged are at high risk of spreading fire. Often used as a benchmark for moderate damage in cities.
Light blast damage radius (1 psi): 43.3 km (5,900 km²)
At a around 1 psi overpressure, glass windows can be expected to break. This can cause many injuries in a surrounding population who comes to a window after seeing the flash of a nuclear explosion (which travels faster than the pressure wave). Often used as a benchmark for light damage in cities.
Thermal radiation radius (3rd degree burns): 51.4 km (8,290 km²)
Third degree burns extend throughout the layers of skin, and are often painless because they destroy the pain nerves. They can cause severe scarring or disablement, and can require amputation. 100% probability for 3rd degree burns at this yield is 13.6 cal/cm2.
Note: Rounding accounts for any inconsistencies in the above numbers. Also, yields above 20 Mt are derived from a scaling of 20 Mt yields, and are not as validated as those under 20 Mt.
Estimated total-dose fallout contours for a 50 megaton surface burst (3% fission) with a 15 mph wind: ▼
Fallout contour for 1 rads per hour:
Maximum downwind cloud distance: 964 km
Maximum width: 196 km
Approximate area affected: 147,410 km²
Fallout contour for 10 rads per hour:
Maximum downwind cloud distance: 675 km
Maximum width: 126 km
Approximate area affected: 66,380 km²
Fallout contour for 100 rads per hour:
Maximum downwind cloud distance: 385 km
Maximum width: 56.1 km
Approximate area affected: 17,090 km²
The selected radiation level is too high for stem fallout at this yield, and so this contour is not mapped. Maximum radiation contour for stem fallout that can be mapped for this yield is 56 r/hr.
Fallout contour for 1,000 rads per hour:
The selected radiation level is too high for fallout at this yield, and so this contour is not mapped. Maximum radiation contour for cloud fallout that can be mapped for this yield is 634 r/hr; for stem fallout it is 56 r/hr.
Fallout windsock is 7 km from ground zero. Click here to hide the windsock.
To change the radiation doses to map, click here.
For more information on the fallout model and its interpretation, click here.

This is what would happen if New York City were to get nuked at all, though the actual bomb might be even worse. Even then, it’s a terrifying foretaste of what may come if this city were to get bombed at all. Both Nagasaki and Hiroshima were nuked in living memory, American and European cities are next in line from Russia. Russia might even nuke Sweden, Norway and Finland after taking over Ukraine. The anonymous woman of Valdres had a prophecy of Europe being nuked, so using Nukemap again we can get a good (or bad) idea if Russia were to nuke Stockholm.

Stockholm, Sweden
Go

  1. Enter a yield (in kilotons):
    50000

“Tsar Bomba” – largest USSR bomb tested (50 Mt)

  1. Basic options: Height of burst: [?] Airburst Surface
    Other effects: Casualties Radioactive fallout
    Advanced options: ▶
  2. Click the “Detonate” button below.
    Detonate
    Clear all effects Launch multiple
    Center ground zero Probe location
    Note that you can drag the target marker after you have detonated the nuke.
    Estimated fatalities:
    1,083,040

    Estimated injuries:
    387,750

    In any given 24-hour period, there are on average 1,803,666 people in the light (1 psi) blast range of the simulated detonation.
    Modeling casualties from a nuclear attack is difficult. These numbers should be seen as evocative, not definitive. Fallout effects are deliberately ignored, because they can depend on what actions people take after the detonation. For more information about the model, click here.
    Effect distances for a 50 megaton surface burst: ▼
    Radiation radius (500 rem): 5.05 km (80.2 km²)
    500 rem ionizing radiation dose; likely fatal, in about 1 month; 15% of survivors will eventually die of cancer as a result of exposure.
    Fireball radius: 6.01 km (113 km²)
    Maximum size of the nuclear fireball; relevance to damage on the ground depends on the height of detonation. If it touches the ground, the amount of radioactive fallout is significantly increased. Anything inside the fireball is effectively vaporized.
    Heavy blast damage radius (20 psi): 8.02 km (202 km²)
    At 20 psi overpressure, heavily built concrete buildings are severely damaged or demolished; fatalities approach 100%. Often used as a benchmark for heavy damage in cities.
    Moderate blast damage radius (5 psi): 16.9 km (894 km²)
    At 5 psi overpressure, most residential buildings collapse, injuries are universal, fatalities are widespread. The chances of a fire starting in commercial and residential damage are high, and buildings so damaged are at high risk of spreading fire. Often used as a benchmark for moderate damage in cities.
    Light blast damage radius (1 psi): 43.3 km (5,900 km²)
    At a around 1 psi overpressure, glass windows can be expected to break. This can cause many injuries in a surrounding population who comes to a window after seeing the flash of a nuclear explosion (which travels faster than the pressure wave). Often used as a benchmark for light damage in cities.
    Thermal radiation radius (3rd degree burns): 51.4 km (8,290 km²)
    Third degree burns extend throughout the layers of skin, and are often painless because they destroy the pain nerves. They can cause severe scarring or disablement, and can require amputation. 100% probability for 3rd degree burns at this yield is 13.6 cal/cm2.
    Note: Rounding accounts for any inconsistencies in the above numbers. Also, yields above 20 Mt are derived from a scaling of 20 Mt yields, and are not as validated as those under 20 Mt.
    Estimated total-dose fallout contours for a 50 megaton surface burst (3% fission) with a 15 mph wind: ▼
    Fallout contour for 1 rads per hour:
    Maximum downwind cloud distance: 964 km
    Maximum width: 196 km
    Approximate area affected: 147,410 km²
    Fallout contour for 10 rads per hour:
    Maximum downwind cloud distance: 675 km
    Maximum width: 126 km
    Approximate area affected: 66,380 km²
    Fallout contour for 100 rads per hour:
    Maximum downwind cloud distance: 385 km
    Maximum width: 56.1 km
    Approximate area affected: 17,090 km²
    The selected radiation level is too high for stem fallout at this yield, and so this contour is not mapped. Maximum radiation contour for stem fallout that can be mapped for this yield is 56 r/hr.
    Fallout contour for 1,000 rads per hour:
    The selected radiation level is too high for fallout at this yield, and so this contour is not mapped. Maximum radiation contour for cloud fallout that can be mapped for this yield is 634 r/hr; for stem fallout it is 56 r/hr.

Russia might even take over Poland and claim it as its own after nuking it, WWIII might even occur as early as the 2020s with Ukraine as a foretaste of this. Should these come to pass, you might have to peruse Nukemap to know what would really happen if Russia were to nuke New York City after nuking Northern and Central Europe.

Why people racebend

When it comes to seeking representation, the fact that for most of the time POC representation is either minimal or stereotypical or both says a lot about why some people racebend existing white characters. Personally I see Valentina Vostok as Yakut, if because it’s the Yakut themselves are interesting as they’re an ethnic minority in Russia. Similar to her usual presentation, she works as a pilot but is now a member of a longstanding ethnic minority.

Likewise I see Felicity Smoak as an Anglo-Indian seamstress, admittedly that’s because I listen to Indian music myself and I sew. This would anger some of her fans, especially if they’re into the Arrow version of her, where I could imagine them saying that Jews in the garment industry also exist and that Judaism is essential to her nature. But then again I think an Indian who works in the fashion industry might be less stereotypical than a Jew working in STEM.

Perhaps other than Bollywood and the general Indian media industries, we don’t see these kinds of characters that often. It could be argued that Jews who don’t fit stereotypes are also underrepresented, but I feel an Anglo-Indian seamstress Felicity Smoak would break stereotypes better than a Jewish hacker Felicity Smoak has ever done. Not to mention, it’s even said that the Felicity Smoak who appears in Arrow is a retread of Smallville’s Chloe Sullivan.

An Anglo-Indian Felicity Smoak would be less derivative of that, especially when you realise how unprecedented this portrayal is within the wider DC media. There’s no shortage of blonde white hackers, scientists and martial artists but honestly I can’t name any prominent Indian DC character other than Solstice, Jinx and Celsius. Even then, these two haven’t appeared outside of comics well to my knowledge and that’s still pretty telling when it comes to representation.

Jinx might be the most prominent Indian DC character, but due to her appearance in the Teen Titans animation she’s been whitewashed. Making Felicity Smoak Anglo-Indian might actually make her DC’s most prominent Indian character to date, since she was already well-known in Arrow and yes this would be controversial as she’s portrayed as Jewish in the Arrow programme. But even then, there are people who do see her as anything other than white.

Hence some even racebend her as black, so making her Anglo-Indian wouldn’t be much of a stretch in this regard. I even know one Native American woman who racebends Poison Ivy to be indigenous, especially when it comes to some indigenous communities having a strong closeness to nature that Poison Ivy weaponising this association wouldn’t be much of a stretch either.

Since Poison Ivy herself is a scientist, there are indigenous scientists and especially indigenous conservationists who feel similarly about the environment despite not indulging in the same ruthless tactics as she does. I also think indigenous people involved in STEM as well as geeky indigenous people are pretty underrepresented in the media, in fact they’re more underrepresented in the media than blacks are.

We have Urkel, Baxter Stockman from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Shuri, Riri Willliams and Lunella LaFayette and most of them are involved in STEM in one way or another. There’s only one indigenous character involved in STEM and that’s Marvel’s Forge, so making Poison Ivy indigenous might alleviate this problem. Likewise, I could say similar things about South Asian representation in the media.

When they do show up at all, they often fall into stereotypes. This may not always be the case for all portrayals, but it does get telling when there’s a repetitive portrayal of them that change must occur to minimise this. I also think some people racebend isn’t just that the idea of making a white character nonwhite interesting but also because they can’t see themselves at times.

Actually they’re unable to find anything that can break the stereotype so they racebend existing characters instead, perhaps outside of Russian media there’s really not a single portrayal of Evenki and Yakut people in fiction. They get a mention in Farley Mowat’s book and some nonfiction, but your best chance of finding more of that’s in Russian language media and I know this from experience. I still think making Valentina Vostok Yakut would inject actual diversity in non-Russian portrayals of Russia.

Okay Russian media might not be any better, whether if it’s the underrepresentation of Yakut and Evenki people or stereotypes of them. But Valentina Vostok being Yakut would actually be the best thing to ever happen to her, in that we get to see more nonwhite Russians. Bonus points if she’s also not a stereotype. When it comes to making Felicity Smoak either Indian or black, it serves a similar purpose in that it creates representation when there’s none.

It’s also no different from making Poison Ivy indigenous because it also addresses the historic lack of representation by racebending or reimagining an existing character, maybe DC and Marvel are already doing this to some characters. I still think a Yakut Negative Woman or a Desi Felicity Smoak would open doors for something, especially if these are characters you often don’t see in the media. Let alone outside of Russian and Indian media, where in Felicity’s case she’s a seamstress or in Valentina’s case she’s a pilot.

I think racebending existing white characters has an advantage here in the sense that while this isn’t always the case, it can help break stereotypes about ethnic minorities. In Felicity’s and Valentina’s cases, this can open up to unheard of communities, well unheard of outside of Russia and India. (Actually even then, they might be either underrepresented or stereotyped in those countries.)

If some people racebend Poison Ivy as Native American (well one does), I am justified in racebending Valentina Vostok as Yakut and Felicity Smoak as Indian. Racebending can help undo racist stereotypes, especially if used properly and to the fullest. Surely, people will get mad if Felicity’s portrayed as Anglo-Indian or Valentina Vostok as Yakut. But I also think it creates representation for certain demographics, in fact some will defend these.

As for a Native American Poison Ivy, they are very underrepresented in television. As I said before, Native Americans in STEM (in the media) are even more underrepresented so while an indigenous Poison Ivy would be controversial it would also provide representation in a way a white Poison Ivy wouldn’t. According to the same study, white characters get 88% screen time even though white people currently appear at 60% of the American population.

A cursory glance at the Arrow cast shows that perhaps other than cameos, there’s not a single Asian character and Asian actor among them. A Desi seamstress Felicity Smoak would be rather interesting to portray and explore, even if it’s going to be a controversial decision. A Yakut Valentina Vostok would be just as controversial, though her existence is proof that nonwhite people exist in Russia.

There’s a reason why people racebend, I racebend Valentina Vostok because I find Yakut people interesting and that Yakut people are practically unheard of in non-Western, fictional portrayals. They racebend to create the representation they don’t get while consuming such media, so it’s only fair that they get the representation they needed and wanted.

You may not like it, but people will racebend characters to create the representation they wanted.

Religion and pet ownership rates

There is a study on the relationship between religion and pet ownership in America where based on what I’ve read, while Catholics were more likely to own cats those who attend church less frequently were more likely to own cats themselves but evangelicals were least likely to own pets in general. I think for evangelicals, that would be because even if they like animals they probably don’t prioritise them at the expense of God the way mainline Catholics and Protestants do.

Okay, that’s not always the case but it does make sense that when it comes to turning a pet into an idol maybe Evangelicals are less likely to obsess over animals and own animals because that might get in the way of worshiping God. Things would look pretty different if it were Russia and Greece, two Orthodox majority countries where save for certain cases dogs aren’t allowed to go to church and considered impure so would dog owners in these places be less likely to attend frequently?

It would be pretty similar in Muslim majority countries like Turkey, Indonesia and Morocco where if dogs are also held to be impure, then dog owners are less likely to attend mosques frequently. In the case with countries like Ghana and Uganda, this would play out similarly to America but with some churches (especially if they’re either Pentecostal or African Initiated) associating cats and dogs with witchcraft would they be less likely to attend often?

I could be wrong about that, but if some Pentecostal and African Initiated Churches associate these animals with witchcraft in one way or another then their followers would be also likely to not own pets that much either. Even if it’s not the case for other animals in other African countries as well as religious African pet owners, there is a possibility that if cats and dogs are associated with witchcraft in places like Cameroon and Ghana then devout believers are less likely to own them.

As for cat owners not frequently attending church in America, maybe it’s far likelier that upon knowing the church persecuted cats that might be another reason why they don’t attend church that often there. (Things would look different if it were Russia where cats are even permitted to enter churches while dogs aren’t.) I even have a nagging feeling this might be more of a cultural thing, given some countries do strongly associate pet animals with witchcraft or certain animals with impurity.

Okay, this isn’t always the case for all African countries and also not always the case with Orthodox majority countries like Greece and Russia but there’s a possible difference not found in America. Okay I spoke too soon about Greece, but the fact that pet ownership in Greece in general’s not as high as in America where around 70% of Americans own pets while 62% of Greeks don’t own pets. So there is a cultural difference between Greece and America, though both countries prefer dogs.

Canada, while America’s neighbour, has a higher rate of cat ownership. While this isn’t true for all Canadians or Americans, there’s a possible cultural difference between the two that manifests in other ways. While both Russia and Turkey prefer cats, they’re still different in some regards. Ghana and Uganda might be no different in some regards, despite being massively Pentecostal.

On the other hand, since there’s a strong belief in witchcraft in many African countries that the fear of witchcraft would put a dent on pet ownership for the more devout believers though depending on the animal and/or country. (To be fair, there was also a strong fear of witchcraft in Europe so that also would’ve put a dent on pet ownership.)

It does depend on the animal, so if cats are associated with witchcraft in let’s say Southern Nigeria it would be lower than in the North. If cats and dogs are both associated with witchcraft in Ghana, then the rate of ownership for both animals would be lower too. But it still proves my point that a fear of witchcraft would put a dent on pet ownership if animals are involved as either witch aides or witch guises.

Even if not all religious Africans are opposed to pets, a distrust of witchcraft would still play a role in pet ownership rates. I also think those in the West are impacted by secular thinking to a greater degree than in Africa, so this might impact their attitudes to animals though it’s not always so clear-cut. Since African Pentecostalism tends to be syncretic in nature, that is incorporating folk beliefs into any faith, attitudes to certain animals does vary between countries and communities.

Then again, I also think European Christianity would’ve been syncretic at some point when it comes to incorporating a degree of folk beliefs into either Lutheranism, Eastern Orthodox or Catholicism. According to one study in early modern Sweden, some of the beliefs could be a holdover from Norse religion when it comes to witches’ shapeshifting ability. That too, like African Pentecostalism, would’ve put a dent on pet ownership even if that’s not always the case for all believers.

While religion can affect one’s choice of pet, culture (in addition to personal preference and perhaps health convenience if they have allergies) can also influence it.

Avoiding generalisations

As I realised in life, human cultures aren’t just a matter of east versus west (while there are commonalities, there are also nuances as informed by geography and history) but also a matter of the differences between these cultures and in-between. While Nigeria and Ghana are nonWestern countries, they can’t be mistaken for each other when it comes to things like differences in the rates of pet ownership and attitudes towards certain animals where I think with Ghanaians they’re likelier to tolerate and own cats than Nigerians do even if not all Nigerians distrust cats and not all Ghanaians tolerate cats. Even in Nigeria, you have these cultural differences between ethnicities where those in the Muslim North (the Fulani and Hausa) are likelier to own cats than those in the Christian South (Igbo and Yoruba).

Or for another matter, the differences between China and Taiwan where the former not only has a larger population (including a generous number of Muslim Uighur) but also predominantly Communist despite the rise of capitalism there and that Taiwan has the Austronesian people, more support for gay rights and the odd fact that the character of Zhu Bajie (as popularised in the novel Journey to the West) is worshiped as a god of prostitutes there. Admittedly, that’s all I know about these two but the fact that China and Taiwan needn’t to be treated as interchangeable and that their differences are already apparent in the geography (China occupies a lot of land, Taiwan’s just an island archipelago) should affect the way their cultures are formed, even if the Taiwanese Han are descended from Chinese mainlanders but Taiwan’s going to be different from China in some respects.

Likewise both Ireland and Great Britain are islands but the real difference’s that Ireland no longer has a monarchy and is independent of Britain whereas Scotland and Wales are still part of it and that Britain still has a monarchy should be enough to colour their respective characters. (One way Scotland isn’t like Ireland is that Scotland has a lot of Protestants and is culturally Protestant whereas Ireland’s culturally Catholic though Protestants and atheists aren’t nonexistent there.) Some of the same things can be said of Ukraine and Russia where I think with Ukraine, it’s a smaller country with more Slavic names for every month whereas Russia uses the Latin names and that Russia has more nonwhite ethnicities there (Yakut people for instance live in Russia).

The differences between cultures isn’t just a matter of east versus west or non-West versus West, that’s a mere generalisation of how their cultures are and even then their cultures aren’t without their nuances and idiosyncrasies that make them the way they are.

Western vs Eastern comics

I feel the way some people describe comics as such is very narrow in that they don’t take Philippine, French, Belgian, German, Italian, British, Indonesian, Malaysian, Indian and Chinese media into account. Both of them are Western and Eastern, add African comics to it then the definition of non-Western comics expands significantly (there are Nigerian comics, Ugandan comics, Kenyan comics and Ivorian comics).

Whenever they say Western comics, they often mean American superhero comics and this greatly ignores the depth and breadth of non-superhero stuff such as Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, Archie Comics, Cathy and The Boondocks. American comics aren’t always superheroes just as Japanese comics aren’t always shounen and shoujo. There’s an unfortunate tendency to equate all things Eastern with Japanese comics and cartoons, ignoring other countries’ own.

There’s a comics scene in the Philippines just as there’s already one in Nigeria, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, India and Malaysia; that might just be me speaking from a Southeast Asian perspective but there are whole other comics scenes that exist outside of Japan and America that need more attention and enthusiasm. Non-Western comics do exist in places like Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia where they may not always be manga but they do need more attention and enthusiasm.

Just as Western comics aren’t always about American superheroes, those kinds of comics exist in places like France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Russia for instance.

Actually not dog-friendly

Bashing on cats is bad enough but if dog poisoning being common in Russia and Germany’s any indication, bashing on dogs wouldn’t be any better and actually there was this antidog website called Gegenhund where there was even a poison bait calculator aimed at harming dogs as well as making fun of dogs and their owners along with shock imagery.

No seriously, I don’t think Germany’s that dog-friendly when it comes to dog poisoning being a common problem not helped by perceived problems like dog defecation that makes me think it’s a real problem when it’s done out of spite and even gets innocent dogs in the crossfire. If you have a dog that gets poisoned, you won’t feel good about it and even be hurt by this experience.

The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium have the same problem enough to warrant its own section for it, which’s how bad the problem is and gets.

I have to realise

Hating on cats is bad enough for those who like or tolerate cats, but I think with the cases of Germany, Switzerland and Russia hating on dogs isn’t any better with regards to how big of a problem dog poisoning is over there. If that’s not bad enough, there was the controversial website called Gegenhund which’s a website bashing on dogs.

(Whilst Gegenhund’s gone, the spirit of Gegenhund survives in r/dogfree.)

Gegenhund’s so controversial that people have petitioned to get rid of this website, though if the Barbara Streisand effect were to be believed, the spirit of it survives among niche communities. Dog poisoning’s a big deal in Germany and Russia that the website Giftkoeder Radar exists to alert people of that problem. Don’t be surprised, if they take it real seriously.

That might be me maturing, but bear in mind hating on dogs is just as much of a problem whenever dog poisoning’s a thing.

Less dog-friendly than you think it is

I’ve come to the conclusion that Germany, Austria and Switzerland aren’t that dog friendly in the sense of dog poisoning being such a big deal over there, conflicts over dog defecation and the like has stirred a bitter fight between dog haters and dog owners. It’s such a big deal that Giftkoeder Radar exists to alert people of the things that’ll kill their dogs.

Russia and Ukraine also have a similar problem, where poisons end up targeting beloved owned dogs that it should alarm anybody and anyone with a dog there. It’s not to say Russia and Germany are necessarily cat friendly but rather the problem with animal abuse’s universal to any place and community, it could be animal meat but it could also be animal poisoning.

To put into people’s shoes, imagine if somebody kept on threatening you and your dog with poison that either you try to get the poison away from you or the pet suffers from poisoning that it’s going to be traumatising and hurtful. To make matters worse, there’s the issue of canine pestilence that affects those caught in the crossfire.

Somebody might intend to poison a stray dog but your dog gets poisoned instead, somebody might get mad at you for not cleaning up your dog as to be really livid enough to poison it. Actually and parsimoniously, any degree of dog pestilence goes with dog hatred, not just in India but also in Germany and Russia when it comes to dog faeces.

(Or cat pestilence.)

Bear in mind it’s a serious problem that targets innocent animals, those caught in the crossfire where let’s say somebody lays out a poison bait and then your dog eats it, it’s going to hurt you more where it’s already an epidemic in Russia and Germany.

White for death

To be fair as I realised in life, that when it comes to China and India as well as Russia and other countries at some point, that/when white’s chosen for mourning and death I feel it’s a more appropriate colour in some regards, in my opinion.

White isn’t just the colour of snow and ice, it’s also the colour of raining skies as if the sky’s mourning and bones (after the corpse decays a lot) like I feel there’s a better case for white being the colour of mourning and death in my opinion.

I said before

I said before that when it comes to extrapolating hair colour percentages from one country to its neighbour, it makes the most parsimonious sense when it comes to geographic and possibly genetic proximity (history of intermarriage and immigration, don’t be surprised if a Slovene community exists in Italy as it’s right next to it).

Logically, with Belgium being right between France and The Netherlands that the percentage of blonds to brunettes and in-between would be similar to its neighbours to a degree. But that also opens a can of worms where the hair colour percentage of Ukraine and Russia’s similar to Poland.

The number of blonds and mousy blonds in Austria’s similar to Slovakia and Northern Italy, so on and so forth.