Especially with the counties you picked. Yeesh.
What is that county on the east coast?
Finally, someone said it.
L O L god bless you for saying what we were all thinking
Origin of the major rivers?
Besides an attempt to explain the desert north and jungle south, is there any reason for this presumed mountain range?
It's only accurate along the coasts, and that comes from literally thousands of ships logging their positions. Some of them were wrong, some of them a little wrong, but over time that dataset is large enough that it'll produce decent results.
As for the interior ... that's not really getting accurate until more than a hundred years later.
You know what? I didn’t realize it was that large
Nort Dakota declares itself The Most Serene Republic of Veneto and launches a crusade against Benton Harbor, Michigan
That's exactly why I posted it, I had no idea.
Primarily underwater in the Black Sea.
Now i want the game with all the world.
Unova is canonically far away from the other regions.
So is Kalos. Unova is New York area, Kalos is Paris area, and Alola is Hawaii. The first 4 gens are Japan. Also Alola is in another dimension or something too.
This is completely arbitrary and in conflict with the story and the climate of every one of the games regions.
The first regions are all supposed to be part of an immaginary while Kalos, Unima and Alola are supposed to be really far away and respectively France, New york and the Hawaii arcipelago.
So, first Poland, now this map... Is it becoming a trend? An interesting trend, though.
Political reasons. Until becoming State president, Klaus Iohannis had been mayor of Sibiu for 14 years, time during which he steadily boosted the local economy by sponsoring the city abroad and attracting foreign capital, especially from Germany. Thanks to him Sibiu was crowned European Cultural Capital of 2007, which was a breakthrough for Romania in general. So people saw the opporfunity at 2014 elections and decided to vote for someone capable of a change, with the proofs of his successful past as a mayor. He is arguably doing well.
Historical and cultural reasons. Klaus Iohannis is a Transylvanian Saxon born and raised in Sibiu, so he's part of the historical German minority of Romania. Transylvania has had and still has a very rich history of multiculturalism with many minorities inhabiting its lands. All those minorities voted for him.
Economical reasons. Transylvania is seen as the most developed area of Romania and this is due primarly to the Habsburgic domination, when railways and industries were built, schools and universties were founded and people had a way to educate themselves. And in all of this the middle-class had the opportunity to flourish. But the reasons go far beyond that. Transylvania has historically been at the crossroads between Western world and the Ottoman empire, boosting economical development and the flourishing of the trading bourgeoisie.
Ukraine, Serbia also have map potential here
Really interesting. Can someone explain the cultural/social/etc issues behind this? Or is it just a total coincidence?
Graecia, comes from the name of the westernmost Greek tribe first acquainted with Italians. Probably, colonists from Graea in Boeotia.
Yunan, comes from the name for the easternmost Greek tribe first acquainted with Persians, the Ionians > Yauna > > Yavan > Yunan.
Own names of the Greeks during Bronze Age were Achaeans, Danaans and Argives (Homer), recorded by Hittites (Ahiyawa) and Egyptians (Tanaju). Hellas, then was the small region inhabited by Myrmidones of Achilles, that in later times lead the unification and spread the name to all, as Hellenes and the country Hellas.
Hellas, is possible of PIE meaning with three options: a) pasture fields, from *welsu, similar to Elis. b) swamp/wetland, from *seles, connected to Sperchios river first homeland of Hellenes in Homer. c) seat/place (of gods), from *sed-la>sella, also connected with the Selli, priests of Zeus in Dodoni. (most possible)
They still say greek ("gresk"), though.
That's true but "hellensk" is a viable option too. I might start saying that instead.
It feels weird that I am further north than Newfoundland.
Ahh the Gulf Stream
Yeah. Really messes up with your perspective. Especially considering the climate. Western Europe is so much warmer comparatively that you think it's much further south than it really is (or vice versa, you think most of north America is farther north than it really is).
And here in Finland we would be dead.
What’s up with the Baltic Sea?
Or the Black Sea or the Caspian Sea.
TIL what a numbat is
Looks great! Reminds me of this:
The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the banded anteater, marsupial anteater, or walpurti, is a marsupial native to Western Australia and recently re-introduced to South Australia. Its diet consists almost exclusively of termites. Once widespread across southern Australia, its range is now restricted to several small colonies, and it is listed as an endangered species. The numbat is an emblem of Western Australia and protected by conservation programs.
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This looks exactly like every city I built in SimCity 3K/4 where I'd lay out all the roads first, paint in the zoning, then put all the services at equally distributed locations at major intersections.
Man, now I wanna play some simcity
Let me introduce you to /sub/citiesskylines
Aka Traffic Simulator.
The streets are numbered and there are a lot of diagonals, so travelling in the city is a very special experience. Locals usually love the design, but outsiders sometimes get confused by the many diagonal streets.