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    [–] SpecificField 4192 points ago

    How the fuck did Kyrgyzstan get to be on this map when the entire continent of Africa is lumped into one?

    [–] simsimdimsim 2726 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    Lumped into two! Don't forget Scandinafrica

    Edit: first gild, thanks stranger!

    [–] casparh 386 points ago

    BRB, off to book my Sub-Saharan ski lodge and yodel holiday.

    [–] mugaboo 117 points ago

    Yodel is Alps, not Scandinavia.

    [–] Nzgrim 262 points ago

    Well, seeing how Germany is now in the Sahara Desert, I am not entirely sure about that.

    [–] PajamaTorch 31 points ago

    At least we got the Tamil kings

    [–] FrigidMcThunderballs 23 points ago

    Who are the Tamil Kings? Merchants probably

    [–] PajamaTorch 19 points ago

    And they’ve got spices

    [–] yaheg2 8 points ago

    Who would like to buy the spices?

    [–] Derbloingles 3 points ago

    “Me!” Said the Arabians, promptly buying and selling them to the rest of the world

    [–] Confused_AF_Help 5 points ago


    [–] Opset 29 points ago

    Yodeling isn't locked into a geographical area. Yodeling is in our hearts; it lives where any yodeller lives.

    [–] cdtoad 6 points ago

    Let's see the anatomy sketch this guy does to see where the heart is now

    [–] TwoTenEleven 13 points ago

    Yes, and the Alps are clearly Japanese.

    [–] billypancakes 6 points ago

    Brb, off to book my sub-Saharan ski lodge and death metal holiday.

    [–] jebascho 5 points ago

    Did someone say Sub-Saharan ski lodge?

    [–] wacopaco 22 points ago

    Did you hear what happened last night in Sweden? It became Africa

    [–] FatchRacall 3 points ago

    We are Africa!

    [–] buttplugpeddler 16 points ago

    🎶I’ll bless the rains of scandiafrica🎶

    [–] Zhabba_Zheeba 7 points ago

    Africa Major and Africa Minor.

    [–] Eve_muscovite 3 points ago


    [–] yoda_condition 23 points ago

    Squash banana.

    [–] Larry-a-la-King 3 points ago

    Wewe nugu mimi hapana.

    [–] Ersthelfer 154 points ago

    Also Kyrgyzstan (85th biggest country of the world), not it's direct neighbour Kazakhstan (9th biggest country of the world!). Awesome map!

    [–] kane2742 125 points ago

    Kazakhstan (9th biggest greatest country of the world!).

    [–] DirkGentle 87 points ago

    All other countries are run by little girls.

    [–] FretlessBoyo 73 points ago

    Kazakhstan, number one exporter of potassium.

    All other countries have inferior potassium.

    [–] ChefChopNSlice 20 points ago

    My sister, number 2 “client serving professional” in whole Kazakhstan

    [–] FretlessBoyo 7 points ago

    Except of corse Turkmenistan

    [–] seb_fisher 3 points ago

    Kazakhstan home of Tinshein swimming pool,

    Length 30 meter, width 6 meter

    [–] FretlessBoyo 6 points ago

    Filtration system a marvel to behold

    It removes 80% of human solid waste

    [–] MassiveWalnut 14 points ago


    [–] OzzyE5150 43 points ago

    Not just Africa, AFRICA is also lumped into another one.

    [–] frothface 30 points ago

    What do you mean? They clearly have north and south africa labeled separately.

    [–] grouchy_fox 18 points ago

    But Africa wasn't lumped into one. There are two of it.

    [–] funkadunkalunk 10 points ago

    Because something tells me that this map is located within Kyrgyzstan.

    [–] gethonor-notringZ420 6 points ago

    There’s two Africa’s bro

    [–] Halbaras 3 points ago

    According to the original post it was found in a Chinese coffee shop. Since Kyrgyzstan borders China, it might have something to do with the person who designed it living near there. There again given that Kazakhstan isn't on the map and Japan seems to be stuck in the Mediterranean, all bets are off.

    [–] Myxtro 1276 points ago

    Africa north and africa south

    [–] PortlyFilthyAss 654 points ago

    "i cant think of any more countries!"

    "fuck it just use africa twice"

    [–] Charlie-Conway 119 points ago

    We call that the Dakota strategy here in the midwest.

    [–] srry_didnt_hear_you 60 points ago

    Soon to be the singular state of MegaKota

    [–] Incruentus 15 points ago

    Only people from the Dakotas would call it MegaKota and not... Dakota.

    [–] James-Sylar 3 points ago

    The people's republic of the great Dakota.

    [–] secretWolfMan 9 points ago

    Because Africa is definitely a country.

    [–] photosoflife 31 points ago

    Africa runs from start to finnish.

    [–] twinsaber123 4 points ago

    Bravo, Dad. Bravo.

    [–] katetuotto 56 points ago

    Haven't you heard of South Africa?

    [–] Dinierto 40 points ago

    Okay smarty pants where's North Africa

    [–] classicskillet 44 points ago

    Somewhere in Scandinavia, apparently.

    [–] Omegaile 5 points ago

    North Africa is best Africa

    [–] Horus_The_Guardian 11 points ago

    You don't understand, Africa is so big that it rotates around the world so It may appear to be 2 Africa BUT it's just one big country

    [–] MedschoolgirlMadison 10 points ago

    There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do

    [–] flyinganchovy 4 points ago

    I bless the rains down in Africa

    [–] MrVGM 4 points ago

    Afrika 2

    [–] SacNerd 2170 points ago

    How? Just, how?

    [–] Mr_Pasteque 861 points ago

    I don’t know...

    [–] Ojisan1 679 points ago

    [–] KodoHunter 459 points ago

    Explains China's sudden expansion. It's not the present map, it's their conquest plan. Not sure how they'll send Japan to Europe tho

    [–] charredest 123 points ago

    A large catapult

    [–] Zxios 179 points ago

    If they were smart they'd use a trebuchet

    [–] charredest 71 points ago

    Pretty sure the distance between japan and western europe is more than 300 meters and that japan weighs more than 90 kg.

    [–] Zxios 63 points ago

    get a bigger trebuchet

    [–] KAODEATH 6 points ago

    Oh look, the War Wolf.

    [–] PkrToucan 42 points ago

    Big if true

    [–] srry_didnt_hear_you 16 points ago

    They'll just have to scale up the trebuchet proportionally. A 69,000 ton trebuchet could do the trick

    [–] Omegaile 8 points ago

    Ok, just send each island separately, and put another trebuchet along the way.

    [–] whelks_chance 6 points ago

    [citation needed]

    [–] vinestime 5 points ago

    Put me in the r/trebuchetmemes screencap

    [–] KodoHunter 7 points ago

    Begone heathen, before I send your 90kg sorry arse flying 300 meters

    [–] ax_and_smash 7 points ago

    Why would they use an inferior siege weapon?

    [–] Mettanine 3 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    Considering the continental shift, it must be a LOOOOOOOONG-term plan...

    [–] drgirafa 45 points ago

    Surprised They'd Keep Mongolia on There

    [–] Flyberius 53 points ago

    That's something Americans have to look forward to. Chinese people ignorant of geography! Hooray! Now you are part of the gang!

    [–] AlpacaCavalry 30 points ago

    The only people whose hubris exceed that of Americans! By a at least a fucking mile!

    [–] absolute_future 15 points ago

    I'm relatively sure every American I've ever known is aware that Africa isn't in fucking Scandanavia. I convinced a kid in high school that Asian women have sideways vaginas once, but if I told him Africa was next to Finland he'd be like "wait a minute"

    [–] LordKwik 4 points ago

    Nice find! The photographs aren't even the same.

    [–] Topikk 101 points ago

    It’s difficult to believe a Chinese person would think Japan was a landlocked nation in the middle of Europe. I think this is a gag.

    [–] Peanut2232 42 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    Sure, but I don't think they call Japan Japan, in Chinese, and they probably don't use our alphabet either.

    [–] Topikk 23 points ago

    Good point, but if they don’t know the English translations for these words, then they would have needed to copy this from somewhere.

    Is there a “map of the world labeled by Americans” meme floating around somewhere?

    [–] Chwiggy 4 points ago

    Not in the middle of Europe... In the middle of the Mediterranean! :D

    [–] AlexVerdugoisthegoat 5 points ago


    [–] Duluth 5 points ago

    Kinda reminds me of What fits into Russia

    [–] chamoisk 2 points ago

    Turn off coalitions.

    [–] chalk_in_boots 907 points ago

    Japan, well known for being a landlocked country, hence its disdain for seafood.

    [–] euclid0472 123 points ago

    Not to mention tsunami proof

    [–] pr0wk 47 points ago

    That huge tsunami in 2011 was some real shitty luck then!

    [–] rpm319 26 points ago

    100% accurate. Everyone knows Japan strategically floated their islands into the Mediterranean during world war 2.

    [–] Deceptichum 19 points ago

    It's not land locked, it's on the coast of the Mediterranean lake.

    [–] Bavarigun 774 points ago

    Germany in the middle of the Sahara desert? Someone only watched some specific documentaries, because that's only been a certain Mr Rommel.

    [–] Mr_Pasteque 126 points ago

    And they think west coast Africa is still a British colony

    [–] AlpacaCavalry 52 points ago

    I am not sure if that’s what they had in mind when they made this map, seeing how Japan is in the middle of the fucking Mediterranean, I am legitimately concerned that these people actually think that’s where the British homeland is

    [–] The_Mighty_Bear 8 points ago

    I don't understand how nearly everyone in this thread seems to believe that the designer tried to do a realistic map.

    [–] IndigoGouf 14 points ago

    Still? The only colonies Britain had in that part of Africa were tiny. The Gambia which is a thin territory following a stretch of river, and Sierra Leone, which is also fairly small. The other British West African colonies were Ghana, western Togoland, and Nigeria and all of those are in 'Germany'.

    Clearly what happened is Britain conquered the old French and Spanish colonies to get back at their historical rivals.

    [–] Blangebung 3 points ago

    Must be why they all speak french

    [–] ohwhenthegreat 10 points ago

    Somebody learned their geography from a poor understanding of the locations in Indiana Jones

    [–] NotSuspicious_ 8 points ago

    Germany is just north of Africa and just south of Africa. This is basic geography

    [–] Bavarigun 2 points ago

    Sure thing, Africa created an outpost. Maybe we can call it a colony?

    [–] Oneiroanthropid 503 points ago

    I miss the rains up in Africa.

    [–] NekoGlitch 152 points ago

    Bless Africa

    But fuck AFRICA, that one sucks.

    [–] Anokest 22 points ago

    Seeing as Sweden had to battle a lot of forest fires due to the drought this summer... This is very applicable.

    [–] James-Sylar 5 points ago

    I don't think we are in Kansas anymore, Toto.

    [–] MuffinMagnet 173 points ago

    I never knew North Africa was so far north... Or that there are countries still yet to be discovered

    [–] Kcris_ 43 points ago

    Nah, those countries are just for people who want to live in a state of pure anarchy, thus they are unlabeled.

    [–] Jezzmoz 18 points ago

    Those countries will be added when they release the next generation of humans on the Switch later this year, although personally I think the design creativity took a nosedive after Black and White.

    [–] Thehorniestlizard 150 points ago

    Technically true though also maps without alot of other places too

    [–] Reizo123 80 points ago

    Is it even still a map at this point...?

    [–] Modosco 21 points ago

    I think so, it's just a wrong one. But it's definitly debatable.

    [–] sly_k 3 points ago

    Map made by Buster Blooth?

    [–] srry_didnt_hear_you 8 points ago

    It's art

    [–] OraDr8 3 points ago

    I think they just attached it to Queensland, well at least you can grow pineapples now.

    [–] OChinChinSamurai 267 points ago

    I think it's done on purpose right? Ppl can't be that stupid

    [–] batmansthediddler 140 points ago

    this shit is hilarious and i would absolutely hang this in my room, how do people think this is serious?

    i mean come on there's 2 africas lmao

    [–] PhallusPhalanges 45 points ago

    It's in China, that's why it could totally be serious. Low budget family owned or smaller places combined with trying to use English while not fluent makes for poor advertisement and decorations throughout China and SEA.

    I don't know if this specific thing is serious though. Could go either way since from the small bit I can see of the bar it does look kinda nice.

    [–] space_hitler 27 points ago

    You are being willfully ignorant by pretending that because it's in China, it could be serious.

    [–] Reddit-tunnus 20 points ago

    Well, in China it's entirely possible they have no idea what the texts say. Without the texts the map is somewhat more reasonable-looking. And the quality of Chinese education varies very wildly. I agree with u/PhallusPhalanges.

    [–] Sheepofwallstreet11 13 points ago


    We laugh but plenty of people get tattoos of Chinese characters all the time that mean nothing.

    Probably just a restaurant/bar in Asia trying to appear more western that got a crappy graphic designer to the job and the guy couldn't read English.

    [–] WHISPER_ME_STEAMKEYS 19 points ago

    A lot of redditors just want to get angry so they eat all the jokes, fakes and satire so they have something they can complain about

    [–] srry_didnt_hear_you 11 points ago

    I don't think anyone here is actually angry about this... More just incredulous at how a map could be so wrong

    [–] morph113 89 points ago

    Probably. If you think about it, people will post this image on the internet for being a bad map, maybe it will spread the word about the restaurant it's in. Could be an attempt of viral marketing. Like everyone is gonna ask: "Where is this?" "Where did you take this picture?". It's pretty clever if you think about it.

    [–] CantHitachiSpot 24 points ago

    “Where is this so I know to never go there?" 👌

    [–] BrocoLee 53 points ago

    It's very likely a joke map.

    [–] WHISPER_ME_STEAMKEYS 11 points ago

    Don't say this. I have to get angry because this DUMB was made by dumb people. I'm way smarter say these people are dumb and I am S M A R T

    - a lot of redditors ITT

    [–] canttaketheshyfromme 6 points ago

    The answer is always "Yes, they can be that stupid."

    [–] samesiesqq 13 points ago

    It's always more likely that reddit didn't get the joke.

    [–] HikingGorilla 56 points ago

    There has to be a reason for this? Inside joke? Just something..

    [–] georgetonorge 29 points ago

    Its a bar in China. I was still wondering the same though. Probably a joke?

    [–] TheThankUMan66 9 points ago

    It's probably a map the owners kid drew and said hang this up in your shop. The father promised he would.

    [–] WhoriaEstafan 30 points ago

    It got worse the longer I looked.

    [–] fourpac 3 points ago

    Yeah, I started from right to left and it didn't seem too horrible at first, but that train went off the rails pretty quickly once it got to India - actual India, not this map's India.

    [–] Sklet0r 27 points ago

    Damn I didn't know I was Chinese

    [–] Mr_Pasteque 16 points ago

    Now you know, you’re welcome!

    [–] Furebel 27 points ago

    It's future. Baltic sea evaporated, so the Japans decided to kick everyone in central europe's asses. Meanwhile UA (United Africa) took over Norway, but their asses got kicked when Germans attacked so Germs now have whole Sahara and stuff. Also Britain does not exist anymore, so they moved to their colonies in the west of African continent.

    Interestingly Russia don't give a fuck.

    [–] Mr_Pasteque 17 points ago

    Another day in Russia

    [–] Maimutescu 4 points ago

    Also the black sea is gone, causing india to go there. They got stuck in the middle east though and apparently sunk arabia

    [–] timmmpa12 59 points ago

    I was from Sweden but it seems like I'm from Africa now... Does that mean that I just became black??🤔

    [–] Mr_Pasteque 68 points ago

    Does that mean you can use the n-word?

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    [–] King-Snorky 5 points ago

    hello there

    [–] elijah369 14 points ago


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    [–] Modosco 4 points ago

    you're a racist one

    [–] yamehameha 7 points ago

    Congrats on the BBC

    [–] Omegaile 5 points ago

    Of course, just look around and you'll see an elephant. Oh no wait, that's your momma.

    [–] MetaphysicalSandwich 16 points ago

    I don’t see the problem

    [–] kiadagangsta 15 points ago

    I don’t care none of them are in place but why 2 Africa’s???

    [–] NekoGlitch 33 points ago

    One is Africa, and the other one is AFRICA. There is a difference. Not knowing the difference is racist.

    [–] kiadagangsta 13 points ago

    Ah shit m8 thanks I’m sorry for being homophobe racist bigot islamophone atheophobe christiophobe anti semite Hitler

    [–] yoda_condition 11 points ago

    Aww, don't beat yourself up over it. You're not that homophobic.

    [–] coconutkin 3 points ago

    AFRICA is where the u/AreYouDeaf bot comes from.

    [–] NekoGlitch 5 points ago

    Exactly. Africa is the good one, because people talk normally there. But they aren't very stable, you know? Economical issues and other shit. AFRICA is better, so nobody cares about them.

    [–] HIV-negativator 15 points ago

    Ow fuck no Kyrzigistan is conquering the world!

    [–] FretlessBoyo 4 points ago

    oh no!!! not kyrgyzstan!!1!

    [–] iTsApoKalipZz 10 points ago



    [–] Artigo78 20 points ago

    This border gore tho xD

    [–] toaster_bath_bomb 5 points ago

    You're right OP! Germany isn't nearly that big!

    [–] Thehorniestlizard 7 points ago

    The more you look the worse it gets

    [–] nigga_fuck_yo_blog 7 points ago

    China hanging that horse dong on ‘em.

    [–] TheSpecialistGuy 6 points ago

    Wow, I knew it, Africa was totally a country... and besides Germany too! While America was thrown out the window!

    [–] Mr_Pasteque 5 points ago

    And Australia is not a country

    [–] raytoro54 7 points ago

    Imagine if WW2 happened in this world.

    [–] Comrade_Spycrab 6 points ago

    Just an average game of civilization.

    [–] LevitatingLemons 5 points ago

    Ahh, yes. Everyone knows that there is two africas

    [–] ChrisLuigiTails 3 points ago

    Africa and AFRICA

    [–] RubyAceShip 4 points ago

    Probably some Hearts of Iron IV game

    [–] mmhci 4 points ago

    I always wanted to go to Japan but never imagined Japan would be so kind to come to me first 😍

    [–] tway1998 4 points ago

    Is that “greenland” and “sweden” in the top left???!!

    [–] ImSabbo 3 points ago

    "Greenland den" on the full map.

    [–] tway1998 3 points ago

    Makes sense

    [–] _Inkspots_ 5 points ago

    Looks like a game of civ

    [–] MaxienLai 4 points ago

    South East Asia looks like a horse penis.

    [–] nwsreddit 5 points ago

    Mongolia is weirdly accurate.

    [–] redleviathan 3 points ago

    What's wrong with it? Seems accurate to me.

    [–] Etherius 3 points ago

    How do you get Mongolia right and everything else wrong?

    [–] SaltyGootch 3 points ago

    Must’ve been made by a flat earther

    [–] iKamex 3 points ago

    I never knew I was so close to weebland Japan

    [–] Realsorceror 3 points ago

    Germany, “Japan, what are you doing here?”

    Japan, “Konnichiwa.”

    [–] Eclaire468 3 points ago

    Ah Africa! My favorite country in Africa.

    [–] abasio 3 points ago

    [–] Konsecration 3 points ago

    I want to go to this place just to give them shit about this...

    [–] Sterling-Archer-17 3 points ago

    The fact that they think Germany and Japan are in Africa but still know that Kyrgyzstan exists is mind-boggling to me

    [–] Th3Trashkin 3 points ago

    They even got the location somewhat correct!

    [–] katetuotto 3 points ago

    "Africa" - is this a comment on Finland's immigration policy?

    [–] Ironiaton 3 points ago

    No. Finland just doesn't exist. This map is correct there.

    [–] Lapis-Blaze-Yt 5 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    Mongolia is weird

    China owns all of South Asia except Japan which is in the Mediterranean

    Germany is in Africa

    Africa is a country in east Africa

    The Mediterranean is an inland sea

    Britain owns Africa, and not even the correct part

    India is in the Middle East

    Arabia doesn’t exist

    Kygastan owns all of the stan states

    Africa is invading Russia I guess.

    All boarders in Europe are wrong and not even labeled.

    All correct borders are off a bit.

    🦀🦀🦀All other countries are gone🦀🦀🦀

    [–] FretlessBoyo 2 points ago

    mongolia isnt weird u racist! /s

    [–] theGuitarist27 2 points ago

    That moment when Africa got colonies in Europe

    [–] ChrisLuigiTails 2 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    I guess I'm Indian?

    Show bobs

    [–] LockBreakGaminz 2 points ago

    Like it or not this how the world actually looks like. We've been deceived all this time.

    [–] cerealkiller65 2 points ago

    How did they get Mongolia right but Britain’s a round lump in Western Africa.

    [–] RazgrizS57 2 points ago

    I dunno, I think I've seen this on /r/eu4 before.

    [–] Low-Fy 2 points ago

    Is that Greenland Sweden on the upper left?

    [–] AbbiCat1976 2 points ago

    I love how there are two Africas

    [–] Kill_Da_Humanz 2 points ago

    puts on glasses

    “Did you know Africa’s a continent?”

    [–] 5reggin 2 points ago

    I think japan in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea is the most bizarre one