Return of Horrible Educational Maps

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Westphalian, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Westphalian Well-Known Member

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    I looked for a map with the search words "Germany 1648".

    Lo, I found this. I knew that the Thirty Years' War was bad, but did not know that Germany was molten.

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    But the Napoleonic Wars had left it in bad shape, as well:
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    Argl ....
     
  2. Chicxulub Harris/Klobuchar 2020

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    Oh my... *shudders*

    The Middle Ages was worse...

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  3. Zek Sora hi

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  4. wietze Figment of my own Imagination

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    for comparison, a good map for 1648 from wiki:

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  5. Zaius Member

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    Love the random "CENTRAL EUROPE" in Moravia :D
     
  6. zalezsky A Slavic Swine

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    May i present to you. CNN Kings of Cartography
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  7. Zek Sora hi

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    Another addition:

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  8. B_Munro Member

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    Central Europe. Right outside of Brunn...

    On the other hand, blobby as it is, everything is (roughly) where it should be and not mislabeled, so it's better than CNN.
     
  9. Westphalian Well-Known Member

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    I have found another one, on a page about Volga Germans. It is supposed to depict the HRE in 1789. Hint: It is not, at least not in OTL.

    Challenge: Find a way that the cabinet wars and conflicts of the 18th century result in this map being correct for 1789. (I mean, beyond "... and then they went all insane.")

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  10. Chicxulub Harris/Klobuchar 2020

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    We should create a thread for bad maps, that said, here is one particularly offending map I found.

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  11. fluttersky ~ᴍeʀmᴀiᴅ iɴ a seᴀ oғ aɴoᴍiᴇ~

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    ಠ_ಠ

    That's just egregiously wrong in every respect.

    With the possible exception of the location of New Orleans.

    I want to know how such an abysmal map was formed in the first place.
     
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  12. Chicxulub Harris/Klobuchar 2020

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    Me too. fi
     
  13. shiftygiant cliquey clean Gone Fishin'

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    Ignorance and some guy in the graphics department accidentally shifting the layer of stars in Photoshop, most likely.
     
  14. Thande We stand on the brink of a new era, if only- Donor

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    I used Centennia maps for LTTW at one point, one inaccuracy stems from them assuming (for example) "a member of the House of Wettin is Archbishop of Trier, therefore Trier is a Saxon possession".
     
  15. Petike Sky Pirate Extraordinaire Kicked

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    The presence of the spelling "Hapsburg" tells me all I want to know about the "quality" of these blobby maps. I seriously wonder why people bother making crap educational maps like this. There is no point to them. At all.
     
  16. The Professor Pontif of the Guild

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    I swear someone here used to regularly use "Habspurge" in response to the inevitable it's "Hab not Hap" correction.
     
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  17. Indicus Raianus Indicorum

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    Someone accidentally moved the layers with the capitals. Not to mention make a picture with Amitabh Bachchan cover a huge chunk of land.
     
  18. machinekng We Will Prevail

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    But all the stars are shifted in different directions?.Unless you made every single one their own layer, and then randomly shifted each one, you wouldn't have a pattern like that.

    It boggles the mind. :confused:
     
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  19. Indicus Raianus Indicorum

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    It could be worse. They could have made Amitabh Bachchan too big and have him cover the map. :p
     
  20. machinekng We Will Prevail

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    That would actually be a significant improvement.