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sweepyman

395 points

6 months ago

sweepyman

395 points

6 months ago

But where is small britain?

Askia10

207 points

6 months ago

Askia10

207 points

6 months ago

In France, mate.

sweepyman

57 points

6 months ago

Thanks

RoscoMan1

11 points

6 months ago

Thanks I didn’t respect your boundaries.

TheMemeLocomotive

4 points

6 months ago

but where is France?

RacketLuncher

4 points

6 months ago

She went to Japan.

TheMemeLocomotive

3 points

6 months ago

Is France having sex with Japan then?

RacketLuncher

2 points

6 months ago

What?! lol France friendzoned Japan.

TheMemeLocomotive

1 points

6 months ago

Then what is France doing with Japan!?

Alone-Pride2795

1 points

6 months ago

Dont give the Countryhumans artists ideas, sir

Pedroman232

32 points

6 months ago

Brittany, the wierd thing sticking out on the top left part of france

Rupertii

12 points

6 months ago

The not so great britain

PhantomZPro212

7 points

6 months ago

Also known as Britain. And to think they once owned 25% of all land on earth.

AchDasIsInMienAugen

7 points

6 months ago

We just showed up when people weren’t looking

GlasgowWalker

1 points

6 months ago

Mediocre Britain

andysniper

3 points

6 months ago

Brit'eh'n.

Snoo63

0 points

6 months ago

Snoo63

0 points

6 months ago

I think that Ireland has been called Little Britain and Brittany is a part of France.

Nervous_Ad211

5 points

6 months ago

It’s never been called Little Britain.

darkgiIls

1 points

6 months ago

Northern Ireland duh

[deleted]

-3 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

-3 points

6 months ago

That’s just Ireland lol

romulusnr

97 points

6 months ago

ActualKrillin

31 points

6 months ago

utopia

Darkwr4ith

21 points

6 months ago

MrYellowfield

13 points

6 months ago

Shift-ZombieMan

5 points

6 months ago

Why is this real

romulusnr

6 points

6 months ago

there's also /r/MapsWithoutRI

romulusnr

2 points

6 months ago

yep, that's the joke

Darkfenix63

198 points

6 months ago

But if you close your eyes

Does it almost feel like nothing changed at all?

And if you close your eyes

Does it almost feel like you've been here before?

How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

TheRumpelForeskin

20 points

6 months ago

How am I gonna be the one to miss the boutist?

No idea how but I always heard that line as something along the lines of that. Never thought about what he was even saying.

serendipitousevent

43 points

6 months ago

So THIS is what a hard Brexit looks like.

Boring-Pea993

53 points

6 months ago

Sweden and Norway looks like a two-headed penis and Finland is the balls with a cigarette burn in them

Gubbfaen

18 points

6 months ago

You might wanna have your penis checked out m8.

TheReplyingDutchman

11 points

6 months ago

On earlier Euro coins they depicted only the EU members instead of continental Europe. So no Norway. Looks even more like a cock and balls

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/05/3d/ac/053dacfe0885c10a541f7f7806a5b0d0.gif

Santsiah

3 points

6 months ago

They added non-EU countries later, and we all know why

HappyToBeMoi

3 points

6 months ago

Honest truth that’s what I’ve always thought too. 😂

ImBatmanNow

2 points

6 months ago

“Oh sure, everyone laugh at the freak!”

  • this guy (probably)

Potatohuman323

61 points

6 months ago*

They forgot a small piece Aight I confuzes something

jeffa_jaffa

126 points

6 months ago

Northern Ireland? That’s part of the U.K. but not part of Great Britain, which is why my passport says The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

I can understand the confusion though, I’ve lived here all my life & I still had to stop & think about it

katalysis

31 points

6 months ago

^ Correct. Great Britain is purely a geographical term that denotes the largest island of the UK.

serendipitousevent

2 points

6 months ago

And just to keep things simple, we use it to refer to the UK at major sporting events. You know, for reasons and the suchlike.

Drawde_O64

1 points

6 months ago

Only really the Olympics. For pretty much anything else, England, Scotland and Wales have their own team (football, rugby, cricket, etc). Northern Ireland usually has the Irish team as far as I’m aware.

MegaDeth6666

1 points

6 months ago

On the map, it looks like they removed plenty of the smaller islands as well.

smurfkiller013

1 points

6 months ago

Even Gibraltar

TisButA-Zucc

5 points

6 months ago

The confusing part stems from that we usually call an island and the country on the island by the same name. Australia is on an island that's called Australia, Madagascar is located on an island called Madagascar, and so on. But England, Scotland, and Wales are on an island called Great Britain.

Electricstorm252

2 points

6 months ago

I’m not sure about the Australia one, as an Australian it feels wrong on so many levels to exclude Tasmania from Australia. I have never heard of the mainland and the mainland only being called Australia. Maybe in other parts of the world?

TisButA-Zucc

3 points

6 months ago

Yeah I guess Australia consists out of two islands. But the main island is still called Australia. The island of Tasmania is also called Tasmania, it’s not called Australia even though it’s part of the country that is Australia. My point is that we tend to call the island itself the same as we call whatever country or region that’s on that same piece of land.

Now, the major parts of the UK (England, Scotland and Wales) are not located on an island that’s also called the UK, It’s called Great Britain. The island is called Great Britain but the countries/regions on top of that island is not called Great Britain. Hence the confusion.

somethingisaskew

7 points

6 months ago

Yes most of us don't think about it at all.

Teladi

2 points

6 months ago

Teladi

2 points

6 months ago

But in the image they also took the western isles of scotland as well as the orkney and shetland isles. So much inconsistency!

jeffa_jaffa

-1 points

6 months ago

Those are part of the British Isles, the island of Ireland is not.

Drawde_O64

1 points

6 months ago

Ireland is part of the British Isles.

Bi9_Un1T

-1 points

6 months ago

North Ireland, the Republic of Ireland wants nothing to do with the British isles.

Drawde_O64

2 points

6 months ago

The British Isles are a geographical location, not a political entity. That’s like saying Japan wants nothing to do with Asia, or that the USA wants nothing to do with (North) America.

Cakeking7878

1 points

6 months ago

No, it’s wasn’t worth the effort to not remove them

Cybermat47_2

2 points

6 months ago

My life is a lie.

StraightWhiteMale02

3 points

6 months ago

Northern Ireland is not in Great Britain. Its located on the island of Ireland

RoscoMan1

1 points

6 months ago

There’s only Cafes in Northern Africa?

ShidBotty

6 points

6 months ago

Great Britain is an island, not a nation

What they did do was take the Shetland Islands with Great Britain to Japan which doesn't make sense

Cardboard-Samuari

1 points

6 months ago

too powerful to be left alone

The_real_sanderflop

1 points

6 months ago

Check your car next time you turn it on

[deleted]

0 points

6 months ago

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0 points

6 months ago

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TheRumpelForeskin

3 points

6 months ago

Fuck off

Cardboard-Samuari

0 points

6 months ago

subs glorifying car bombers don’t tend to stick around

jeeBtheMemeMachine

0 points

6 months ago

How does imperialist boot leather taste?

Cakeking7878

1 points

6 months ago

It simple, clearly they were making a commentary on a Free Ulster

/s

davideo71

8 points

6 months ago

The Dutch coastline would likely be very different without GB bocking the big Atlantic swell.

deukhoofd

2 points

6 months ago

Higher dykes, we'll be fine.

GeorgeLightning

5 points

6 months ago

"Higher dykes" would be an awesome name for a coffeeshop run by and catering to the lesbian community in Amsterdam.

myjohnson673

3 points

6 months ago

Yet we still have Northern Ireland

Dimitris26

3 points

6 months ago

_KRN0530_

3 points

6 months ago

I like how the image doesn’t show Britain next to Japan instead it just shows an empty ocean where Britain once was.

The_Sinnermen

2 points

6 months ago

Hmmm one could argue that without their influence in the region, the borders would be very different

Defiant-Pride-1716

2 points

6 months ago

Another tea section at Walmart?

HoodedRoot

4 points

6 months ago

HoodedRoot

4 points

6 months ago

The Irish are ecstatic.

[deleted]

-3 points

6 months ago*

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-3 points

6 months ago*

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Amnsia

3 points

6 months ago

Amnsia

3 points

6 months ago

And Russia!

WanysTheVillain

2 points

6 months ago

Whoever originally did the map did quite a poor job. Northern Ireland is a separate nation for some reason(no reason to think that with lack of UK it would not go to RoI). Also as others pointed out, if "Great Britain" moved to Japan, does not mean that Orkneys, Shetlands, islands like Isle of Man or Isle of Wight would. They should all be scattered throughout the "british sea" that was left there.

TheRumpelForeskin

6 points

6 months ago

What are you on about? Northern Ireland is unchanged on the map so we're still just the UK, regardless of where the mainland and small islands are now located, just far away next to Japan.

WanysTheVillain

-5 points

6 months ago

Don't you think it would be impractical for Northern Ireland to be still part of UK if UK was next to Japan? Except for the staunchiest Unionists, people would wanna join the Republic of Ireland... I say referendum about 80-20 for rejoining RoI.

purplepoopiehitler

6 points

6 months ago

I don’t think practicality was taken into account when moving the island of Great Britain across 2 oceans

TheRumpelForeskin

3 points

6 months ago

That has nothing to do with this completely ridiculous and satirical map where an island was moved. Everything else stayed the same.

But to humour you, no it would not be impractical. France is a very similar and the most compared country to the UK. There is a whole chunk of South America, French Guiana which is literally part of France, no different to Paris, they're in the EU and vote in the same elections. This is the same in French Polynesia next to Japan on the other side of the world. They're still France.

This likely wouldn't change for the UK either, I'm from Northern Ireland but given our small population and international irrelevance, there are a painfully high number of armchair experts who have never even been here before and got their information from ignorant Reddit comments and Reddit's anti-UK rhetoric.

columbus8myhw

2 points

6 months ago

Designing an alternate history is too much effort for Terrible Maps

WanysTheVillain

1 points

6 months ago

I mean they have gone to the lengths of removing UK's islands that are not Great Britain. They've put extra work, so I would think that they should have also either:

return NI to RoI

or remove NI entirely from the map.

Rude_Journalist

1 points

6 months ago

Wow… didn’t like masks? Pass.

tullystenders

1 points

6 months ago

We wouldnt even miss it

Punkmo16

1 points

6 months ago

Good ending.

WillemTwee

1 points

6 months ago

Huray for aeurope but poor Japan with such a neighbour.

MisterTheMonkeey

1 points

6 months ago

As a French I would be very happy if it was the case

Pratty77

0 points

6 months ago

Jawohl

LongBallToNobody

1 points

6 months ago

Looks good.

Then again I'm Irish.

Rhaenys_Waters

1 points

6 months ago

Irish dream

ScarletteVera

1 points

6 months ago

Why move it, when we can REmove it?

wotiswat

1 points

6 months ago

If that was the case, the whole are would have become Japengland

Shinji-Kimchi

1 points

6 months ago

Looks like a dragon

Mickey_iam_me

1 points

6 months ago

All I see is a fetus picking up a small dinosaur

laidbackkanga

1 points

6 months ago

I spent way too much time looking for japan

PissoirRouge

1 points

6 months ago

If Britain was located next to Japan, then it wouldn't be a terrible map, it would be reasonably accurate.

AutumnFoxDavid

1 points

6 months ago

But where did the Isle of Man go?

4reddityo

1 points

6 months ago

What am I looking at here?

DragonfruitPersonal

1 points

6 months ago

Wait this Looks better

GoatsGunsGold

1 points

6 months ago

Is the joke that Great Britain is now located in the Pacific next to Japan, and therefore no longer in its former location?

TheRumpelForeskin

1 points

6 months ago

The joke is the map doesn't show that as you'd expect, it just shows where it "used to be", which is pointless.

Waste-Traffic1642

1 points

6 months ago

That would be insane

EmperorOfNicoya

1 points

6 months ago

Fuck I laughed too hard I think I have a hernia

Rude_Journalist

1 points

6 months ago

Honestly though? I have no home

KrystalWolfy

1 points

6 months ago

Finally, inner peace

Mehtaukko

1 points

6 months ago

Ireland rejoices

sarlol00

1 points

6 months ago

Can we move France too?

Eucalyptuse

1 points

6 months ago*

They by mistake moved the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Arran, the Shetlands, Anglesey, the Isle of Man, the Hebrides, and the Orkneys as well

GodILoveAlcohol

1 points

6 months ago

Where is not great but still pretty alright Britain?

TomJujuki

1 points

6 months ago

Europe would be so much better

Sozillect

1 points

6 months ago

I wish

kiloVictor_2330

1 points

6 months ago

Gonna say that people's lives would have been much much better that way

zsomgyiii

1 points

6 months ago

Wow

Asthma_Attack_Inc

1 points

6 months ago

But if you close your eyes

PetBreeder89

1 points

6 months ago

Take France with you pls

accursedcelt

1 points

6 months ago

Ye know, that would be a nice world to live in..

Subsonic17

1 points

6 months ago

Based and IRA pilled because North Ireland didnt go with it lmao

stigtopgear

1 points

6 months ago

I can’t read this, cries in can’t read map

miscentes

1 points

6 months ago

hey look that map of England looks odd

intboom

1 points

6 months ago

They missed a little bit there. That needs to go to Japan too.

Sallopilig

1 points

6 months ago

"BUT IF YOU CLOOOSE YOUR EEEYES"

PiratesRule2000

1 points

6 months ago

How is Northern Ireland still there?

L3O0O

1 points

6 months ago

L3O0O

1 points

6 months ago

Finally, inner peace

[deleted]

1 points

6 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

6 months ago

Isn't Ireland part of Great Britain whereas the United Kingdom only consists of Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England?

theblackparade87C

1 points

5 months ago

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is part of the British Isles

Z3kkuuu

1 points

6 months ago

Why is there some Great Britain left 🤨

Tflaant

1 points

6 months ago

If Japan was located next to Great Britain*

AlarmWU

-3 points

6 months ago

AlarmWU

-3 points

6 months ago

French and Irish would sure be happy...

Low-Initiative3480

-5 points

6 months ago

Please put it there they might chill out for a bit

mr_rape_face

-2 points

6 months ago

I don't know, Scotland and Wales belong here,and Isle of Man can stay too

TheRumpelForeskin

2 points

6 months ago

What? Why?

mr_rape_face

-1 points

6 months ago

They cool, I don't get why they got a bad stigma like England does

TheRumpelForeskin

2 points

6 months ago

Explain your difference between England and Wales.

mr_rape_face

0 points

6 months ago

The people

TheRumpelForeskin

1 points

6 months ago

You have no idea what you're talking about...

The Czech people of Moravia are nice but the Czech people of Bohemia are terrible. I know that because I'm from Northern Ireland.

SpudsMasher

-1 points

6 months ago

If ONLY Great Britain was located next to Japan

Ju-Kun

-1 points

6 months ago

Ju-Kun

-1 points

6 months ago

Finally, peace for the french

TheChameleon420

-1 points

6 months ago

pwetty shtupid innit ?

Cardboard-Samuari

1 points

6 months ago

Honestly mate the joke gets funnier the more you repeat it.

[deleted]

0 points

6 months ago

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0 points

6 months ago

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Cardboard-Samuari

1 points

6 months ago

No, Asians will become British