…c classroom globes, or the different colors their manufacturers painted the different nations with. The nationless band of plutocrats who use governments as tools and weapons are not limited by those things. They don’t think in those terms. They don’t care about land and governments, they care about money, power, and influence. And none of those things are geographically confined.
…ourself in a language simply through using resources online and having a language partner or tutor. I know so many people who have been living abroad for years and never came even close to mastering a language. At the same time, I know individuals who became proficient without ever being “in-country”.
… said, the importance of these factors is grossly exaggerated. Some good questions to ask here are: Is this even a competition? Why am I doing it in the first place? If someone can reach a B2 level in five months and I need 3 years to get there, does this mean it is not even worth starting?