Return of Horrible Educational Maps

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

  1. hurax mostly lurking

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    As a Pacific-centric map, it makes a bit more sense to have the distorted Europe and Greenland. Still really ugly and horrible, and your company might have made it worse with the islands... what the hell happened with Indonesia there? So the British schoolbook guys took the original, cut and pasted it to make an Eurocentric map (Afrocentric would be the better word for our most common projections when I think about it)... why not take a halway decent map to start with?
     
  2. Baconheimer Berserker of Chaos

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    I guess TTLs Switzerland has a few more cantons.

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  3. Magyarország Legitimizmus

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    Isn't that a circle to represent Liechtenstein, but looks awful and blends in with Switzerland?
     
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  4. Kirook Well-Known Member

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    Yugoslavia's back!
     
  5. SealTheRealDeal Well-Known Member

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    I saw this book on the shelf
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    I crack it open
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    AUSTRIA?! WHAT DID THEY DO TO YOU?!
    Needless to say it went back on the shelf...
     
  6. Magyarország Legitimizmus

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    Oh, god. OH GOD. PUT IT BACK, PUT IT BACK!

    This is so bad, holy shit.
     
  7. oshron Emperor of Rplegacy

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    agreed.

    how the hell could they forget Czechoslovakia?! XD
     
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  8. Britannicus Well-Known Member

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    Gotta love the two separate cities of 'Buda' and 'Pest'.

    EDIT: Turns out the map is right - they did used to be two separate cities. Well, I've just made a fool out of myself!
     
  9. Magyarország Legitimizmus

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    Considering the garbage quality of the map, I'm shocked that it actually shows such an oft-forgotten detail!
     
  10. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    Given that the lower part of the map (up to Buda and Pest) is reasonably accurate (apart form having the Austrian border going through Milan instead of being a bit more to the west) but becomes increasingly empty the more it gets to the north it seems that the map was snatched away before the poor chap that was editing it could finish the job.
     
  11. Clandango Well-Known Member

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    Probably doesn't count, but I once showed my history teacher a map from one of the Timeline 181 books, with the Confederates having Cuba, Oklahoma, Sonora, and Chihuaha. He asked to photocopy it and I decline. I think he was new on the job for a number of reasons.
     
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  12. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    That horrible education about maps.
     
  13. Clandango Well-Known Member

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    That may also help explain the Cretan Peninsula.
     
  14. Thande At the psephological moment Donor

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    I'm guessing the person who did the map assumed that it would be cut off at the north somewhere between the Alps and the Danube, so didn't bother to erase the more northerly borders of their source map. Though it doesn't explain the Russia label.
     
  15. False Dmitri Я хочу пельменей

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    No, it still fits. Modern borders up top, historical borders at the bottom. Cartographer #2, who understands basic design but not maps, centered the Russia label after adding the northern area.
     
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  16. Camelopardalim Ministre-President de la Syldavie

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    I was watching this Korean tv show, and I gave a little gasp when I saw this map because it almost looks like it's from a Japanese WW2 victory TL:
    • Manchukuo + Mega-Mengjiang = a big ass buffer state for Korea
    • Independent Guangdong and Hainan, fulfilling many quickly made worlda maps on this site - perhaps Cantonese and Min nationalist collaborationist states
    • Yunnan is either independent or part of Myanmar (and I just noticed that Yunnan looks slightly like a turkey facing east)
    • Thailand has been shifted upwards and to the east, leaving some weird lakes and making Laos very narrow - undoubtedly the nefarious work of Japanese scientists in order to punish the rebellious Laotians
    • the entire American continent has been twisted away from Asia to make the Bering strait enormous and protect Asia from the American hordes
    • the entire Hawaiian island chain has been wiped off the face of the earth as punishment for its unprovoked attack on Japanese bombers
     
  17. hurax mostly lurking

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    Japan also appears to have Sachalin.
     
  18. Suvareshkin Well-Known Member

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    The most intriguing facet of this map is that it's Korean, the only nation that would languish the most in the scenario you depicted.
     
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  19. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    Although it appears to have a unified Korea.
     
  20. Kirook Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it's actually a Korean Empire that somehow conquered Japan?