Return of Horrible Educational Maps

Although... an ATL explaining how "The Soviet Union" came to consist of the Balkans, Turkey, Iran, and... well... some large amorphous blob should make for an interesting read :)
 
Although... an ATL explaining how "The Soviet Union" came to consist of the Balkans, Turkey, Iran, and... well... some large amorphous blob should make for an interesting read :)
Bolsheviks keep getting pushed south by White forces and somehow manage to take control of those areas until some kind of armistice is reached?
 
Although... an ATL explaining how "The Soviet Union" came to consist of the Balkans, Turkey, Iran, and... well... some large amorphous blob should make for an interesting read :)
I'd bet decent money it's actually a map from one of those "Yellowstone erupts/a meteor hits, a new ice age is triggered and everyone flees equatorwards" timelines.
 
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Apparently shows religion in Europe in 1560
Ah yes, because being part of or a vassal of the Ottoman empire automatically makes a region Muslim Majority. Like, even if it is just by state religion, which it doesn't seem to be, the Danubian Principalities (Moldavia and Wallachia) would be Orthodox, would they not? Also, straight line borders between religious or cultural groups are just lazy.

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Ah yes, because being part of or a vassal of the Ottoman empire automatically makes a region Muslim Majority. Like, even if it is just by state religion, which it doesn't seem to be, the Danubian Principalities (Moldavia and Wallachia) would be Orthodox, would they not? Also, straight line borders between religious or cultural groups are just lazy.

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It also mentions Orthodox as a minority religion. Even so, it should mention Orthodox in Transylvania too, but it doesn't.
 
Ah yes, because being part of or a vassal of the Ottoman empire automatically makes a region Muslim Majority. Like, even if it is just by state religion, which it doesn't seem to be, the Danubian Principalities (Moldavia and Wallachia) would be Orthodox, would they not? Also, straight line borders between religious or cultural groups are just lazy.

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Also severely understates groups that are neither Catholic nor Lutheran. For instance Hussites are marked as a minority within Bohemia when they were a majority till the early 1600s.
Silesia (which was almost 90 percent Protestant) is Catholic according to the map, Eastern Latvia (the only Catholic area in an otherwise majority-Lutheran country) is Catholic, and generally the map tends to use borders as a better signifier of religion (for instance all Ottoman areas being marked as Muslim-majority of course) than demographics.
 
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