November 02, 2007

The World according to Americans

"The World according to Ronald Reagan", by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist David Horsey (click to zoom):


(source: http://www.csc.calpoly.edu/~bfriesen/images/reaganposter.jpg)

It dates from 1982+ because the Falklands War and the occupation of Beirut by Israel happened in 1982. This original which was plagiarized to give the following variation:


(source: http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/800px-reagan-digitised-poster.JPG)

A less artistic but still funny one is "The World according to America" whose author claims he didn't know Horsey's cartoon (see the legend and the 2003 version):


(source (broken): http://www.jigsawlounge.co.uk/kungfu/world/america.gif)

And more recently, people tried to picture how George W. Bush saw the World in "The World according to Dubya":


(source: http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2006/12/298202156_73e54012fa_b.jpg)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very funny maps, though I think, reducing USA to GWB is too simple (it is a very common attitude here in Germany). But on the other side I think, this satire hits the reality very well. :-)
In the last days I was very busy with my move within M√ľnster, I will get a new internet connection in the next days, so that I will be able to follow your blog continously again. *juchhu*
Rainy November greetings and best wishes
Bernd

Anonymous said...

Hi Joseph, the following site contains also some interesting facts about the Roman Empire: ;-)
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/horsey/empirerising/
Bernd