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The Mercator map distorts lines to make colonial powers appear larger then they are.
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The Mercator map distorts lines to make colonial powers appear larger then they are.
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user2891221183306

The Gall Peter's projection is better but still inaccurate. It's pretty much impossible to represent the globe in a 2d, 4-cornered map.

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Radish Distributors

It’s mathematically impossible to represent a sphere on a flat plane without distortion. There is definitely a reason the Mercator projection is so

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Izidro Ribas

That's a reach

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Claire Smalley

neither map is accurate. But the second is proportional to the country size

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Bashy Ball

That’s not racist it’s just the way maps where made to try to depict the earth is round

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__0pale__

both distort (one the surface area, the other the shapes and angles), remember guys: the best map is a globe

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at first i thought this was an april fools

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🪬FREDDY🪬

ah yes, the famous colonial power of Greenland

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Ganymede

It's crazy bc like.... the size of a country isn't relevant to anything! Like it's meaningless

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it may do that but it wasn't the purpose of the map. the mercator map was invented for navigation. a straight line on the mercator is a straight line

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Matt_Laplaca

I'm sorry but this time I must say the caption is completely false. 👇

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never knew Greenland was a colonial power

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Not racist it is just good for ships

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waserd

Those “colonial powers” look the same size in both. Also Greenland?

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Ok

But which one is more readable? That’s what matters, nothing else.

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FreshStudentRina

hi, every kind of map is distorted in some way. different maps are used for different things. they either have accurate angles, surfaces or distances>

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loinn

The only accurate map is a globe.

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fortnitemaster69

You litteraly couldn’t be more wrong lmao

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🐌Moss🐛

I’m sorry to say but no maps that are flat and supposed to represent a sphere are accurate. There are simply ways to flat them out and you change it

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