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Why do us Americans get blamed for this shjt. It was like this way before we were a thing
@Tab00Tim3Jump3r, you print a map with the center based on who is using it. Japan would be center if they drew the map as well so we can all just get over it.
@Tab00Tim3Jump3r, not just before, but way before. Stupid Europeans.
@Tab00Tim3Jump3r, because you guys have really funny over reactions
@Tab00Tim3Jump3r, same with the imperial system. Blame England they gave it to us.
@Lemon1324, So true.
@Lemon1324, That's actually kinda funny, cause I always thought the over reactions of other countries were funny. Mostly because they tend to blame everything on the US.
@Dr Who Fandom, there have been very few times I have seen a map with America in the center. We are always on the left side of the map. Not sure where you got that bit of info from o.O
East and west are based upon Europe's point of view, no?
@Box of Cats, yeah, I thought it was based on the Prime Meridian.
@StarshipFullofKids, yeah that one (it's in europe... I think)
@Box of Cats, Middle East. Birth place of civilization. Sheesh, read a book.
@copdeeznutz, I do sometimes... I was top of the class material until I left school then I forgot the stuff I didn't care for
@Box of Cats, yeah this is a dumb joke
@Box of Cats, it's in London
@StarshipFullofKids, no. Most of Europe is east of prime meridian
@copdeeznutz, so true. Many people dont know this nowadays.
@Box of Cats, it's the Mediterranean Sea, because mediterranean means middle
@Box of Cats, Yeah it is. I live in a small town near London.
@Box of Cats, since most cartographers were from Europe, maps were made with Europe in the center
@StarshipFullofKids, I believe it would actually be based off of the international date line. This is the point where time changes a full day. Just to the left of it is the furthest east (most advanced in time) and just to the right is the furthest west (most behind in time). It has nothing to do with Americans. Oh and by the way 'Merica!
@relevantusername007, the international date line is the other half of the prime meridian
@Super GingerBoy, medi means middle. Terra means land or earth. Mediterranean means of the middle land. It refers to the Inland areas surrounding the sea.
Who's the idiot blaming America for this
That's like saying a guy facing you is stupid because his left isn't your left.
@Techmech24, that is a really funny and useful saying.
That's because it came from Europe's perspective (Europe is West, Asia is East) and we were colonized by Europeans
I wish I could down vote this picture more than once due to its stupidity.
Actually America is generally considered "The West" and Iran and the surrounding countries are considered "The East" as it is from Europe's point of view.
On most maps here in murica we're on the left and it ends with asia on the very right i could be wrong about other states but that's how it is where i live
@JohnWang, yes, the prime meridian is the 0 degree longitude line seperating the two hemispheres. It going right through europe it would make sense why Asia is east and America is west.
@SquiddlePiddle, thank you!
Europeans invented this dumbaśs
Have you ever been so arrogant that you cut a continent in half just so you could be in the centre?
Stupid whoever made this its not an american thing it was a europe thing.
Oh my god I just noticed that in the center it says "me" this American is stupid we are all wrong
There's the Western Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere. Then inside the country there's a West Coast and East Coast. It's really that simple. Lots of countries have coasts, but that doesn't change what hemisphere they're in.
@Gay Rattlesnake , love the comment lol
This person is either in Cleveland or Pittsburgh. I live in both said places so I can relate.
Canada puts north America on the left and the map is cut off in the pacific to avoid any hurt feels
Have you ever wanted to be centre of attention so bad... that you split Asia in half
@SuperBat Goku, it's based off where the map is drawn
You ever love your country so much you sliced Asia in half so you could be the center of attention?
I just down voted everyone of this douche's posts.
After the ending of world war 2 the world was split into two...east and west this marked the beginning of the cold war
OP just went full retard.
If there is a way to take down pics, I'm all ears.
I love how the Middle East is in "the west"
This is very incorrect
We've always used the European perspective on that cause at this point it'd be just annoying reimagining it
Well lets look at it like this. Japan knows themselves as The land of the rising Sun. Thus the red dot on a white flag represent this. America is considered the west. So obviously east and west is based off the time zone where the date switches. That's how the majority of the world views it. Now from American point of you. It's still like that but if you're talking about just America than the West Coast middle America and East Coast but that's only if you are looking at a map of just America. One could say that only extremely uneducated people view the map such as the one above.
@Seohn, and yes I'm well aware of the typos I made. I didn't proofread before I hit the reply button.
@Seohn, and to be honest I don't know if that's truly how the majority of the world use it. But here in America that's how we view it. The proof is in American media and news. We are the West, Japan is the East. So maybe someone outside of America made this map.
Based on hemisphere...
Ok, I messed up. I'm sorry. It's not the first time this has happened.
@DistractedDingo, Walk of atonement for you! Shame... Shame...
@DistractedDingo, at least you said sorry.
@Whatssofunny, what must I do, master?!?
@DistractedDingo, walk naked through King's Landing.
@Whatssofunny, I shall do it with gusto!
I would like to take a tiny amount of time to point out: Everyone constantly disses Americans for stuff that none of us had anything to do with. I mean, would the French appreciate it if we called them all idiots for Napoleon's faults? Let's blame Germany for.. Whatever.. And start a third World War. How about Russian? Why don't we blame RUSSIA for.. Having horrible winters? Seriously, guys. Just get over it.
Constantinople and the Middle East would be considered the middle and center. (I know it is now called Istanbul, but we're talking about when the terms were made)
This is a really messed up map, why is Asia split down the middle and not near Alaska?
It's because they are two big chunks of land. If they are not touching each other they get to decide what is East and West.
So an american came up with this or?
The stupid one is whoever actually made the map like this. Also, its not from an individual's point of view, its from the point of view of the entire world.
The datum point is in Greenwich. England
We still rule that guys...
Western Europe? So youre telling me that if you stand in germany, ireland is not west of you, and it also came from the cold war, the half of Europe that had capitalistic views was known as western because they allied with the US and Britain who are known to have western view points, and the soviet satellite states, allies with russia and the such, became known as Eastern
What is he sellin?