Just something I found interesting.
This will interest you! LOL
Very interesting and no surprise.
Russia also has its own map site, Yandex, that shows Abkhazia and South Ossetia as separate nations.
I'm sure that on Chinese sites, Taiwan is always just another one of their provinces (even the U.S. likes to pretend that is true on the world stage).
I don't even want to know what the North Korean versions are like.
Countries like to shape their own realities.
Yes, but only Google has widespread acceptance.
Which explains why nations want to be sure the version of Google Maps seen in their country is the "correct" one.
What I find most fascinating is the idea that people in a given country might not even be aware of a border dispute in their own nation. I suppose many of them never affect the average citizen of those nations.
I found that interesting, too. Given that Google has screwed up and shown the wrong map at least twice, I would think countries where the internet is widely regulated, like China, would check it via a VPN or from an embassy regularly. And perhaps they do now.
Really interesting video, thanks for sharing!
That guy in the video desperately needs a voice transplant!
As for the maps, it's even worse when you look at alphabets. Somebody started compiling digital fonts for all the alphabets in the world. A lot of countries demand separate fonts because they hate other countries so much they refuse to admit they use the same alphabet!