Europe in Detail, American (or Swedish?) Style
German Carto-fan, Rudolf, sent this funny map to me. It is an "American version of Europe in detail."
Click on image for readable version.
Poking fun at the average American's lack of geographic knowledge is fair game... In fact, I think this map has FAR MORE detail about Europe than the average American has ever really given any thought.
I pointed out the fact that there were no notes about Belgium and a few other countries on the map. He made up his own on the spot:
Belgium: Part of France and Netherlands, economy runs on "Manniken Pis" souvenirs.(Belgians, Austrians, Slovakians and Maltese, direct your complaints to Rudolf... Everyone else direct your complaints to ninsianna.com, where you can find this and other amusing "US View of the World" maps.)
Austria: Folk who like pronouncing A like in puking
Slovakia: sheep cheese and bacon for all meals
Malta: more churches than police
UPDATE 5/14: I agree with the commenters below... this map has been mislabeled. I think it was probably created by a European, most likely a Swede.