This is a picture of an actual map taken from the textbook of a fourth grader during the time of Communist Hungary.
Every time I look at this photo it just cracks me up. Communist Russia sure had a way of handling its enemies : – convince the world that they do not exist.
Mother Russia is at the center of the world. She dominates the entire world. Poor Australia is squeezed into the right bottom corner almost as an after thought. Maybe the fact that our first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru had a socialistic outlook helped in India’s size and position in the map.
Europe I suppose had to be there owing to the proximity. I mean you could not simply ignore that large land mass next door. Or wait maybe its because some of the Eastern European countries were communist. Yes that must have been their saving grace.
Poor Africa has been cut in the middle. At least she gets a place ( half) in the map.
Oh dear! where is South America? I mean understand why North America is not part of this map, but what in the world did the unfortunate continent do other than perhaps have an ‘America’ to it’s name?