US seen by Californians and The World seen by Americans.
Probably the most popular map on the internet for the past month was this representation of United States as seen by Californians: Religious Nutballs in the East, Fake Cowboys in Texas, Old people are of course in Florida, the area around Vegas, Coffee area, the loud and obnoxious New Yorker’s area, and northern area around the lakes seen as part of Canada.
It is a quite funny and hilarious view that lead to many discussions and new maps drawn by other fellow Americans, the loud and obnoxious New Yorkers quickly reviewed the map into this (see right) while others demanded California be a new country, Texan cowboys said they had their own republic once and that could be an option again. Others went even further stating there should definitely be NoCal & SoCal (for Northern and Southern parts of California), or start wondering where did Alaska and Hawaii disappeared.
Speaking of New Yorkers actually, here’s the view they have for the world, as seen from the 9th avenue:
And here we get to the point when the obvious question arises: how do Americans actually see the world? It is not a news for anyone that Americans suck at geography, so how do they see the world? I searched for the world maps made-up by Americans and I found a few interesting funny representations of the world which appeared over the years, starting with the cold war years, the world according to Ronald Reagan and more recently to the places on earth they bombed. Here are just a few selections, just click on the map to see the details:
Oh, and just to conclude on this topic, here’s one of the latest news from the Onion News Network.
I actually have a large copy of that New Yorker cover at home.
And the way Californians see America is very similar to how New Yorkers see it. Except, of course, for how they view California.
Just so you know, the onion is a parody newspaper, not real. But many americans do suck at geography and it blows my mind. I blame liberal schools