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Altered Maps ': To make a map larger than what it maps.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kyriakos, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. gay_Aleks

    gay_Aleks communism will win.

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    Apparently Johan made a map. Can't be worse than what's going on in any of the EU series.

    Also, for Christ sake, what the hell is Finisterre? All I know is it's a province in Britanny. Again, due to the abovementioned series.
     
  2. JohannaK

    JohannaK Heroically Clueless

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    Didn't someone post that very same map already?
     
  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Romania (apart from the coastal strip, and definitely nothing north of the Danube) isn't part of "Rumelia" though. But all thrace is (including Constantinople).
    (i am sure all the rest on that map is just fine :p ).
     
  4. SeekTruthFromFacts

    SeekTruthFromFacts King

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    Finisterre is a cape. It's also a sea area in French and Spanish shipping forecasts, and was also one for the British for many years.
     
  5. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    I'm trying to think of an alternate history where this happened.
     
  6. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    It's a neat map. But is it geography?
     
  7. gay_Aleks

    gay_Aleks communism will win.

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    I like how Switzerland just stands there. "You're splitting up, guys? I'm all OK with that, I'm here to stay."
     
  8. Little Faith

    Little Faith Warlord

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    The point of this thread series used to be ridiculous alternate borders like these, but then it got turned into yet another infographics thread. This represents a return to form.
     
  9. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    To be fair, the map is about EU member states.
     
  10. gay_Aleks

    gay_Aleks communism will win.

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    Well, sure. But still, it's pretty neat.
     
  11. GinandTonic

    GinandTonic Saphire w/ Schweps + Lime

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    Why on earth would you put bits of London into two countries when the population of London proper is almost exactly the target size? Given that London in many ways is a city-state, making it a city-state for the map seems a no brainer.

    On the other hand a lot of Londoners might well agree that those godless suburbs towards Essex already are another country :hmm:
     
  12. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Are you looking at the same map?

    The target size is 17 to 18 million, isn't it?

    You've confused me utterly.
     
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    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    And, really, New Saxony? I guess the mapmaker is trying to be silly.
     
  14. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Well. Sussex does mean South Saxony, anyway, doesn't it? What would you have preferred, Greater South Saxony?
     
  15. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    Wessex or something connected to the South? Then we have the silliness with "Northland" and the barely-Gaelic (if that) Northern Isles being included in the Celtic Union.
     
  16. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    And Amsterdam seems to be on the edge of a massive oil-spill or mud plane :yup:

    I guess the low canals finally were filled with dirt for good.
     
  17. gay_Aleks

    gay_Aleks communism will win.

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    Must be due to the Muslim conspiracy.
     
  18. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Oh, you are critical!

    I agree it's not a sensible map. But it's a good effort at producing equal population sized European states.

    Otherwise what do we have? A Europe dominated by Germany, France and the UK?
     
  19. gay_Aleks

    gay_Aleks communism will win.

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    I'm quite sure the only thing UK has dominated is, like, Ireland or something?
     
  20. Kyriakos

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    Edit: NM, move on :D
     

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