Return of Horrible Educational Maps

Not to mention the peninsula drift!

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Also note that the Low Countries are beyond sea-level low. Although I'm slighty disappointed that the map maker didn't fudge up Kaliningrad (One of the minimum requirements for a PhD in bad mapmaking)
I like to think the Low Countries ended up somewhere in the Carribean, thus allowing the Surinamese in the Netherlands to keep a close connection with their homeland. Well, one of their more recent ones. Much of them originally were brought in from Indonesia and- I am over complicating things. Just imagine it though, with St. Martin as a capital for their union, or for them to all be in the EU. Almost seems like it would be fun up until El Niño and other hurricanes both sneak behind and over the dikes to flood everything. That fresh water inner sea they worked so hard to make will turn into a mosquito pond. Or just be the main source f drinking water for the country. Weird the map labels West Bank, though considering it is one of the more lush part of Israel and Palestine, it makes sense.
 
Find myself just wondering what it looks like on the hemisphere on the other side... ;)
considering general wraparound, it's probably mostly land. this angle is like if we're looking at a hemisphere with the entire Pacific visible at once

this would make for a decent fantasy world map, though :)
 


Amazing how the Safavid's borders nearly perfectly followed modern borders
In the east definitely, in the North, doesn't really look like it. Especially in the Northwest, that slight touch on the Black Sea looks event smaller than the Georgian Coast without Abkhazia.
 
Now this is obviously from a game so it is not educational anyways (and technically depending on how a match plays out this could be true for the in-game world)

Still, when you see "Russia 1914" you don't expect this:

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(Bonus points for when you look closely you'll notice that what would be the Kaliningrad enclave in our world is obviously submerged)
 
Now this is obviously from a game so it is not educational anyways (and technically depending on how a match plays out this could be true for the in-game world)

Still, when you see "Russia 1914" you don't expect this:

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(Bonus points for when you look closely you'll notice that what would be the Kaliningrad enclave in our world is obviously submerged)
Congratulations to Novgorod for not getting absorbed into Muscovy
 
Now to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

It has an Air Museum, which by then means that the following map is meant to be educational.

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And if you think the Pacific Theatre was already bad, you haven't seen their take on Europe and Africa:

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Now to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

It has an Air Museum, which by then means that the following map is meant to be educational.

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And if you think the Pacific Theatre was already bad, you haven't seen their take on Europe and Africa:

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South America is also screwy with the Amazon shrunken...
The screwiest part of South America other than Uruguay missing is that the Guianas (Guiana, Surinam, French Guiana) are combined larger than Mexico or Germany.
 
On the upside, they got the borders of Germany nearly correct in all pictures (okay they forgot the Saar region in several maps and in the 1942 one they forgot that the Nazis also had annexed Luxembourg and to flat-out count the General Government as part of Germany is a bit odd but we had much worse maps in this thread), just don't look at any other borders.

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Dammit! I told you not to look at other borders!
 
On the upside, they got the borders of Germany nearly correct in all pictures (okay they forgot the Saar region in several maps and in the 1942 one they forgot that the Nazis also had annexed Luxembourg and to flat-out count the General Government as part of Germany is a bit odd but we had much worse maps in this thread), just don't look at any other borders.

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Dammit! I told you not to look at other borders!
TIL Yugoslavia only existed in the 1940s and only had half of Slovenia
 
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