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Altered Maps XVI: Gerardus Mercator Must Die

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Traitorfish, Aug 5, 2017.

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  1. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    That's quite clever. ;)
     
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    Maintaining the balkans of power.



     
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    Lohrenswald nIGHTMARE

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    Seems like what level of administrative unit is used in traitor's map is inconsistent
    In Poland the highest level is used, but not in Germany
     
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    Takhisis Would-be overnight hero

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    I would invert the colours in the Fyromic flag.
     
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    crabapple I am watching

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    I want to see a world map like that.
     
  8. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    I suspect that the map-maker just used a pre-existing map that was itself somewhat arbitrary; a lot of the countries are divided in more detail that would be necessary to make a decent go of their flag.

    Not mine, for the record, pilfered from reddit via tumblr.
     
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    metatron deplorable ally

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    I want to give Denmark and Scotland a hug.
    Also: Bornholm and Jersey.
    I'm not sure what the German things are supposed to be. Like, they are parts of states, sure, but i'm tilting my head considering the possibility that they're made up.^^
     
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    The Channel Islands don't have a flag as they're a UK dependency (but not part of the UK), so basically they probably need red and yellow (reminiscent of the Three Lions), due to the Queen's status as Duke of Normandy over there.
     
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    Hilarious :rotfl:
     
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    That's the wrong direction
    or is Mecca meanwhile in the US ?
     
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    Most of Europe as a praying man is quite clever, but the British Isles as a moon and star doesn't fit at all.
     
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    Your irrational hatred of pareidolia is already known :p

     
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    That's a really ugly chicken cosplaying as a novelty church.
     
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    Jersey is part of France in the map is what i'm saying.
    I'm not asking for a "correct" color here. Like, the same as Guernsey would be fine in any case.
     
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    Oh, well, yes. I thought that went without saying. :shifty:
     
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    That's all a matter of perception

    calimero_verft.gif
     
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    Yikes! :eek:

    If that's a Catholic church, whatever's in the incense must be really strong stuff.
     
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    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    A bit of Wiki-diving suggests they're probably the Regierungsbezirk, which are apparently an administrative division used by the federal government? An odd choice, given that they've used states or equivalents in other federal countries. (In fact, in Bosnia & Herzegovina, they've done it twice over: they've distinguished Republic Srpska and the Cantons of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina.)

    They seem to have done something similar with Spain, using the provinces instead of the autonomous communities, but Spain is emphatically (if sometimes unconvincingly) non-federal, which can hardly be said for Germany.
     

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