Return of Horrible Educational Maps

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

  1. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    Now maps of both World Wars.

    The upper map of WWI is almost acceptable given that they painted over an obviously modern map. The hand drawn borders are not overly wobbly, had they remembered Alsace-Lorraine and North Schleswig and avoided that strange Montenegro Panhandle that separates Serbia and Albania this map would have gotten a passing grade. (not a good grade, mind you, just a passing one)

    Unfortunately it seems that the printing press ran short on blue when they came to the WWII map...

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  2. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    In another thread the question was raised why so many animals in heraldry are depicted with weird proportions.

    So I guess this is okay for a world map linked with heraldry.

    And they haven't forgotten New Zealand, you have to give'em that!

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  3. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    One of my friends sent me this on Discord:

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  4. TheScottishMongol Monstergirl

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    Terrifying implications
     
  5. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

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    This actually raises an interesting scenario. With the Caribbean enyeetenéd to be neighbors with the Newfies, Columbus would slam straight into Mexico on his first voyage, making for a very different first contact. Had he found himself in the Aztec Empire under Ahuizotl, there’s no telling what would happen, since he probably wouldn’t immediately welcome the newcomers into his palace and give up the ship like his nephew did with Cortes.
     
  6. oshron Emperor of Rplegacy

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    well remember, the Aztecs were more inland--i'd say it's more likely he would land in the Yucatan and encounter Mayans instead
     
  7. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    Actually with those islands up there the gulf stream is likely to get a bit re-directed. It will probably still reach France and the British Isles but Scandinavia is likely a bit colder, and Iceland and Greenland are probably a lot colder (that small warm period that allowed small birch forests to grow in South Greenland would very likely never happen here and Life Eriksson will have to think up a new name)

    And now for a reverse take have a bad, but indeed educational map.

    It was deliberate and from a quiz to see if the examines could identify (and possibly correct) what had been labeled wrong.

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  8. naraht Well-Known Member

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    My count is ten:
    Vienna
    London
    Madrid
    Copenhagen
    Bucharest
    Oslo
    SWEDEN
    FRANCE
    POLAND
    BULGARIA
     
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  9. BrobDingnag Well-Known Member

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    Monaco. It’s on the French coast, whereas that’s Andorra.
     
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  10. water123 The Biggest Normie on this Website

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    Art.
     
  11. AltHispano It's worth dreaming / Vale la pena soñar

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    Caribean! Philipines!
     
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  12. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    As it seems Business Insider doesn't have a Map Insider...

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  13. naraht Well-Known Member

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    I see three major issues:
    1) Iraq has been turned into a gulf
    2) Iceland has a close big brother to its west
    3) The entire map appears to have been slightly squished East to West.

    There are a few other issues (Latvia looks wierd, and the double Portugal/Spain border), but other than that not hideous.
     
  14. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    Also Estonia nudged itself into the the Gulf of Riga and has no longer a border with Russia. (and on the new coastline the Business insider managed to misplace St.Petersburg)
     
  15. BrobDingnag Well-Known Member

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    That's the infamous United Nations-occupied Demilitarized Zone between Portugal and Spain. What a terrible war that was…
     
  16. naraht Well-Known Member

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    Anyone want to do a TL where Salazar and Franco *hate* each other?
     
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  17. Antonio Ferrari Well-Known Member

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    Map in Milan Natural Museum showing horse distribution in the Holocene. Dunno if it also means to show ice caps.
     
  18. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

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    As we all know, Australia didn't exist until 4,000 years ago
     
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  19. BrobDingnag Well-Known Member

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    They couldn’t take the cold, obviously.
     
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  20. Antonio Ferrari Well-Known Member

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    Also Scandinavia? The hell is that, some kind of food?
    That being said I wonder how the climate would be affected by the form of these continents