I thought all maps cut through the Pacific. It makes more sense to cut an ocean in half than a continent.
@Chknsyphilis, every one ive ever seen does so idk
@Chknsyphilis, yeah, I'm in America and Most of the ones I've ever seen cut the pacific
@Niam Leeson, yeah never once have I seen a map like this? And I'm American
I don't think I've ever seen a map like that, and I've lived in America for 18 years, all the ones I see are cutting through the pacific.
@Vladimir Putin, I've never seen a map with America in the middle like that either...
@Vladimir Putin, The Russian PM has lived in America for 18 years? *calls CIA*
@AnnoyedWalrus, Currently, Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia. He was the Prime Minister from 08-2012 ( I believe), because he and Dmitry Medvedev have a tag-team rotation thing going on.
@Vladimir Putin, that map is a huge one. Its 8 ft tall and several more feet wide. One is in my old jr high and then another is in my basement.
@Vladimir Putin, I saw them when I was little (I'm now 20), but haven't since elementary school now that I think about it
In britain, yes we are in the middle, but at least none of the countries have been cut...
@wondersuperbatwoman, well we did sort of own half the world so it'd be difficult to stick all of the British Empire in the middle of a map
@LowGravitasWarning, LOL true
Shouldn't GB be in the center? Because of the time zones?
@Wrestle Quotes, true, but most world maps have America on the left, Europe in the kind of middle and Asia, Africa and Australia to the right.
That person is a dirty liar. I'm American and I have never seen a single map like this
@Peeta Griffin, I have, in world atlas books
We all need to take a moment to talk about Australia, who wanted to be on top so bad, they flipped the world over
In Ireland, we split the beer between everyone and have a party.
In America, we have maps that are spherical (Google Earth) so we don't even offend the Pacific...
Standard world maps are made in Belgium, which is why Europe is in the center.
how does cutting a map offend anyone? people are so touchy these days
In the UK America is on the far left, Asia is kinda middle-right, Europe is middle-left and the other places are in other bits. 🌎🌍🌏such geography
The purpose for the US being in the center is to show the overseas trade routes to Asia and to Europe.
Hey Australian maps turn the whole thing upside down so they're at the top so
As an atlantean i am deeply offended by Cartesian maps
Im from New Zealand and on our maps we are on the bottom right corner
Go and Google "Australian world map." It's pretty funny.
Whatever country makes the map is in the middle because it makes the map more relevant... it puts everything else into better perspective
The problem with this map is that it's a Mercator
One thing I've never understood, is why cut through the pacific? You cut the tip off Russia. You could just cut through the Atlantic. Where you MAY cut through Greenland, but you probably wouldn't anyway.
All of our maps in america are cut through the pacific and they follow the time zones.
They offend Hawaii