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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

How Americans and Europeans View the World

How Americans view the world.
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Each person has a different way of looking at the world, but these views are often bundled in the form of prejudices. In his new book, "Atlas of Prejudice," recently published in Germany, Bulgarian designer Yanko Tsvetskov, 38, has created satirical maps based on national and historical clichés.

In Germany, the book has been published by Knesebeck Verlag. An English edition is expected soon. In Germany, apparently, when people think of Sweden, it is IKEA that comes to mind.

How the Greeks view Europe.
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How the British view Europe.
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To the British, on the other hand, Europe's national boundaries fade, while where to get the best cake, beer, soup and shops remains abundantly clear.

How the Poles view Europe.
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And when Poles think of neighboring Germany, they think of a "Western Bully." It's perhaps not surprising given that Germany long tried to keep its labor market closed to its Eastern European neighbor. Oh, and then there was that war.

How the Germans view Europe.
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How the French view Europe
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Europe in 2022
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In the future, posits the Crystal Ball map, much of Europe will be divided into the mega-states of the European Union, Second Kalmar Union and Merkelreich, while China will own Greece and Portugalicia will have eaten all the fish.

(spiegel.de/fotostrecke)            (alphadesigner.com)

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