Return of Horrible Educational Maps

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

  1. Nathan Bernacki Well-Known Member

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    WTF happened to Greece?
     
  2. Clandango Disestablishmentarianist

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    It, along with Anatolia and the Balkans, was grated like Parmesan and spread over the North Sea. Probably why it is so dark over there.
     
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  3. justinNL The weird one

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    Judging by the land reclamation in NL I'd say 2081.
     
  4. TooManyIdeas Giving Al Gore flashbacks since 2017

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    just some convention locations
     
  5. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    From the Marzipan Museum in Budapest

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    What's especially odd is that the British isles are shaped comparatively decent but the rest of Europe...

    And as usual, the Kaliningrad enclave is missing (although with that map and what it is made of, someone might have actually eaten it)
     
  6. Anja Frank & Frei

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    Mmmmmmm Königsberger Marzipan!
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  7. lock A good guy with a bad latitude

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    Nope. I'm giving them full credit in this one. They made a map out of effing MARZIPAN.

    And look closely. It's just the EU countries, specifically between 2004 and 2007. And I think they got all the countries correct, even coloring Norway and Switzerland the same yellow color as the non-EU areas of the map.




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  8. oshron Emperor of Rplegacy

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    it's just like real Europe, only tiny and sweet XD
     
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  9. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    Well, that map was probably made by children and so I might forgive the errors. But if it had been adults they should be able to do better.

    For comparison:

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  10. Iserlohn Amateur Cartographer

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    The map featured in an Aldi Süd ad I saw on Facebook just now (which is fascinating because I live in an Aldi Nord area). Also sorry for the bad compression, I had to downsize it to avoid putting it through Imgur.
     
  11. AlternateHistory191 General Secretary of the Proxima Centauri b SSR

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    Well, they are called Aldi Süd.
     
  12. Crying Your ideology is shit, SHIIIIIIIIT

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    Other than the floating countries, I was trying to figure out whats wrong with the map - I can't spot anything other than them leaving Sicily and Sardinia out of Italy, which probably means I'm an idiot.

    EDIT: Oh. I see South Germany now.
     
  13. Halcyon Dayz Hobbesian Anarchist™

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    They also forgot Scotland.

    Which is where Aldi Süd operates. Hence the name.

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    Blue is Aldi Nord.
     
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  14. Iserlohn Amateur Cartographer

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    @Halcyon Dayz

    Yeah, that Scotland is weird (honestly it looks more like parts of Scotland which are less "illuminated" were excluded), plus the weird exclusion of Tasmania, and the fact that the ad team thought it important to include Alaska but no other non-Lower 48 US possessions, plus the lack of Hainan contrasted to the inclusion of Taiwan... It's just weird.

    Italy is the biggest screw-up of theirs though, for sure.
     
  15. lock A good guy with a bad latitude

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    Aldi Nord operates in the USA also. Except it's not called Aldi Nord.

    It's called Trader Joe's.


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  16. FriendlyGhost Haunting history for 45+ yrs

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  17. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    Since this was from a language learning book and neither about geography or history (at least not much) the errors might be forgivable.

    (Just don't look at China or India)


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  18. Tethys00 Dirty fucking SocDem Donor

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  19. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    And now for some plate tectonics!

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  20. Miranda Brawner Trans Woman

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