Has anyone done a DeviantArt style map of OTL (used by figures such as RvBOMally, QuantumBranching, etc.) which has pithy little annotations describing the fantastical to the abominable qualities of the world? I'm imagining the brief descriptors of war in Syria, of cartels in Mexico, of civil disorder in Hong Kong and of coup in Bolivia and all the rest. And of democratization in Sudan, economic boom in Ethiopia, of change in Chile. You know, both good and the bad.
Could probably even happen as a monthly news update, but an annual new year's eve thing is probably the best way.