Return of Horrible Educational Maps

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

  1. Kirook Well-Known Member

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    Apparently Ireland has retaken Ulster, the Rhineland and Prussia have become independent, and I don't know what the hell is going on in Belarus.
     
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  2. Eli.is.crazy Why does worldbuilding have to be so hard?

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    Now that i think more about, Czechoslovakogalacia isn't THAT bad of an idea.
     
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  3. Eli.is.crazy Why does worldbuilding have to be so hard?

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    C Z E C H O S L O V A K O G A L A C I A
    F O R L I F E!
     
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  4. Baconheimer Berserker of Chaos

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    And the worst part is that the map makers have no idea how to spell! Roumainie, Pologne?!
     
  5. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    French... :winkytongue:
     
  6. Eli.is.crazy Why does worldbuilding have to be so hard?

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    WTF is going on romania? like really?
     
  7. Baconheimer Berserker of Chaos

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    And did they just shift the Baltic states down in that first map, or do they just suck at drawing the Gulf of Finland?
     
  8. Eli.is.crazy Why does worldbuilding have to be so hard?

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    No, They litteraly skipped over Latvia
     
  9. Eli.is.crazy Why does worldbuilding have to be so hard?

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    And not to mention Silesia. *shudders*
     
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  11. Admiral A. Kolchak Russian Hacker

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    Here's a map from the documentary World War 2 From Space:

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    Disgusting.

    Clearly a program that's all about maps has no time for actually making sure the maps are factually correct. They make this same mistake several times, and also consistently use Hitler's personal standard instead of the actual Nazi flag when representing Germany.

    Oh they also pretend that D-Day was the turning point of the war. It comes complete with this: "June 6, 1944. The fate of the world hangs in the balance"

    XD
     
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  12. Eli.is.crazy Why does worldbuilding have to be so hard?

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    BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAA
     
  13. Fladoodle New Member

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    I'm currently training to be a history teacher, and wandering around in the department files, I found this; the worst thing I've ever seen. The other teacher was dismayed at my disgust, crying "Well I didn't make it!"

    I despair for the education of the youth of Britain.
     

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  14. Thande At the psephological moment Donor

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    I presume that if you ever come to teach that period you'll be using Worlda maps from AH.com?

    (It was a daunting realisation when I realised we actually produce maps more accurate than any 'proper' historical map producer, arguably even more so than the DK and Times Atlases of World History).
     
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  15. HowAboutThisForAName Call me Isaac

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    Ah yes, the -apparently massive- Spanish subcontinent and, uh, well it looks like Greenland's going for a jog.
     
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  16. The Plainsman Some call me Bazinga

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    In a way, it was.
     
  17. Admiral A. Kolchak Russian Hacker

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    Let's not start a flame war over this. The general consensus among members of this site is that Moscow/Stalingrad was the turning point of the war.
     
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  18. The Plainsman Some call me Bazinga

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    That's true.
     
  19. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    What intrigues me about that map is not the bad quality of it, but when I looked at the logo the company I work for I noticed some ghastly similarities
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    The way Italy has kicked the Balkans into Asia Minor and vanquished the Black and Caspian Sea by doing so is the same and the Kamchatka Peninsula is also jutting out of the same rectangular bit of land. (admittedly that company logo is rather thrifty about depicting islands, but the main landmass is just like your map)
    In addition I today I took a look at the right part where the American continent is (on this photo hidden behind the box-carrying arm) and Greenland has been shoved in the very same manner on top of Canada.

    So whoever has designed this world map, it does get used...
     
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  20. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    Not to mention the British Isles aren't there.