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Twelve things that reveal Wales’ hidden impact on the world

From the NHS to Captain Morgan, the beginnings of the internet to modern cremation, let’s take a look at surprising Welsh firsts that influence the world today.

Stonehenge sunset

The bluestones of Stonehenge came from the Preseli Hills of west Wales. (Image: Flickr)

Wales has made significant contributions to the world in many different areas, including political ideologies, Neolithic historical mysteries and, perhaps surprisingly (but most importantly), the rum industry.

Although some of these contributions may be common knowledge to many, there are others which have been forgotten and lost in the depths of dusty old history books.

The map below shows the various areas of Wales that have contributed to these firsts, and how they did it…

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