Thank you!I really like maps of areas that don't get much attention, like African infrastructure! What happened in 1997? What have you done to Zambia!!
Why is there a state named Gay?
If that's the word you want to use for cultural genocide, sure.
Changing people's maternal language takes more than education, unless said government aims for bilingualism, meaning they would speak both Java-Malaysian and German. But making colonized people a cultural elite is less likely than abducting children like Native children were abducted to be raised as Anglo-Saxon children.
I mean, if it were describing German (or any other non-native colonial overlord language like e.g. Dutch, Portugese or English for that matter) as a secondary language, You/I could let that education argument pass, but maternal language in those numbers? That's either a case of very high cultural subjugation or a case of this one very haram act that may not be named and involves resettlement.In every instance where a non-European-descended people primarily speak a European language, it's the result of colonization and subjugation. There are so many examples that it's more useful to point out counter-examples: The only countries that *weren't* colonized by European-descended powers for appreciable lengths of time have all maintained their indigenous language: Amharic in Ethiopia, Thai in Thailand, Japanese in Japan, Chinese in China, Nepali in Nepal, Persian in Iran, and so on. This also extends to non-Europeans colonizing and subjugating other non-Europeans. For example, Amharic in Oromia, Japanese in Hokkaido, Chinese in Xinjiang, Persian in Luristan, and so on. It also extends to Europeans subjugating other Europeans, such as French in Languedoc, Spanish in Catalonia, English in Wales and Ireland, and so on.
People don't stop speaking a perfectly good language in favor of another one except as the result of a severe power imbalance.
I assumed so.I didn't intend it as a good thing and I agree with the description that it's cultural genocide,and I don't approve of it(cultural genocide). I didn't think people would get so overactive about this.
Thank you.The State of Gay mostly was organized in 605 SPE, today being a densely populated state on Kauresia's east coast. The territory that preceded the State was a purchase from the Anzian Empire in 534 SPE for a great sum of the east coast for a great sum of money, Belivue (the continent Kauresia is on) has mostly been subject to being arbitrarily carved by colonial powers in its last couple of centuries, mostly by the Callish, Escrian, Anzian, and Eridonian Empires that mostly wanted trade with the nearby Leranyu which hosted a plethora of resources that countries would want. The State of Gay was named after one of the figures behind the purchase of the territory in 534, Rory Gay, was the Secretary of State at the time of the purchase and one of the main coordinators of Kauresia's foreign policy, who negotiated with Anzian delegation, who weren't too confident in maintaining that stretch of territory as the mainland had been subject to attempted republican revolutions that stagnated economic progress, in which they were desperate for monetary gain even if they had to give up their colonial possessions for it. The purchase had been completed by 534 and Kauresia was left with an east coast to expand trade east, hoping to open up direct and short trade routes with Concordia.
Every day we stray further from God...For your edification (or the malicious destruction of your visual cortex, take your pick) I hereby present the result of the third Most Unreadable Map Challenge. (Actually the fourth, but the other "third" one isn't for WorldA.) This one was started by @APeninSpace, and features many chaotic, stunning, detailed, insanity-inducing contributions by -- among others -- @Etruscan-enthusiast35, @Fred Guo, @Bennett, @Baconheimer, @Allan Nonymous, and yours truly. I've now filled in the last "blank spots" on the map, thereby completing this project. Fred Guo has already started the next round, and I urge you all to participate in it right here. (It's an excellent opportunity to go totally batshit crazy.)
I stress that this map was a collaborative effort, and that I'm only posting it here because I'm the one who completed the project. I had my fair share in the creation of this crime against cartography, but the credit belongs to all those who participated. It was a lot of fun, guys!
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