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Altered Maps XII: Not to Scale

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Save_Ferris, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Save_Ferris

    Save_Ferris Admiring Myself

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    Welcome to a new installment of maps, for all of you crazy Sporclers out there!

    Earlier threads:
    Altered Maps (the original!)
    Altered Maps 2: Uber-Yugoslavia FTW
    Altered Maps 3: The rise of the Basque Empire!
    Altered Maps 4: Partitioning Eastern Europe Like In The Good Old Days
    Altered Maps V: The Molotov-Threadentropp Pact
    Altered Maps VI: Xorda Gene Bombs.. going from Earth to Mobius
    Altered Maps VII: Making the World a Better Place
    Altered Maps VIII: World borders just got garbage-dayed
    Altered Maps IX:: Playing Musical Chairs with the Landmasses
    Altered Maps X:Ten Time's a Altered Map
    Altered maps XI: Towards a New Decade!

    Does anyone still use these? Either way:

    Spoiler Maps, maps, maps :




























    Spoiler Larger version of the above (MUCH LARGER) :

    More blank maps HERE or here.


    Anyway, I've only made one official map, which shows the population growth rates of cities in Los Angeles county between 2000 and 2010:
     

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  2. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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    A map of Metro/Subway systems in the world. There are now also metros in:

    -Palma de Mallorca
    -Santo Domingo
    -Mecca
    -Foshan
    -Xi'an
    -Suzhou
    -Kunming
     
  3. NedimNapoleon

    NedimNapoleon Weird Little Human

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    Spoiler :
     
  4. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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  5. Civ'ed

    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    oh gawd, not a Hitler Wins map, right?
    Nah, I should not say anything.
    Subbed :p
     
  6. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

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    Ewww... :p
     
  7. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    next we might see a napoleon wins map
     
  8. holy king

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    calling that tram line in linz that partly goes underground a subway system is a bit of a stretch, really. :p
     
  9. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    The cities are so far off my eyes now hurt.
     
  10. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    I created this map over a year ago, but I still remember how the axis won:

    Italy has a competent military (explains victory in Africa).
    The Germans win at Stalingrad (explains Soviet Union).
    Spain joins the war.
    The US does not.
     
  11. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    I spent like 5 minutes looking for Chicago, only to realize someone seems to have pushed it to northern Canada in my absence :lol:
     
  12. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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    Yeah, the book that map comes from is all about world metros, especially their maps. The prologue states that '''metro'' has a variety of meanings and it therefore uses a really broad definition of what one is. Glasgow and Liverpool metros, for example, are little more than underground loops connected to mainland train lines.

    The book also constantly emphasizes the importance of using distorted diagrams to make everything clearer, so that there aren't a series of confusing loops and awkward station placements like in New York.
     
  13. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

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    Not really.

    Not really at all.
     
  14. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    You'r right, the US not getting involved helped them a lot more.
     
  15. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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    Nope.
     
  16. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

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    Try again.
     
  17. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    Yes, yes, the USSR played a larger role in the defeat of Germany, but they were helped by the US. Also the Americans helped defeat Afrika Korps, and put a lot of pressure on the Western Front that would not have been there without them.
     
  18. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

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    Well, lets look at it this way: when you say, the US doesn't join the war, what exactly do you mean? Because much of that aid was happening well before Pearl Harbor and the official joining of the war.
     
  19. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    Pearl Harbor doesn't happen. The US never declares war on Japan. Germany never declares war on the US. (Roosevelt might have to loose the 1940 elections in order for aid to not be sent to the USSR).
     
  20. History_Buff

    History_Buff Knight of Cydonia

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    Great. None of those things preclude massive amounts of US aid to the Allies.
     

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