Do “World Map” makers like it when countries change names; or are they happy just copying last year’s “World Map”?
If I was a country with nothing going for it, I’d change my name every year just to keep those map makers on their toes. … and to give myself the illusion of power.
If I couldn’t change the world, at least I could change the world map!
note: If a country changed its name to something offensive, it would make geography classes more fun at school.
double note: If a country’s name doesn’t fit neatly inside the country’s space on the world map, then it’s too long.
New Zealand, Denmark, The United Kingdom, and most small island nations’ names are hanging out all over the place. Having a country’s name written over international waters is “map imperialism” in my books.
triple note: Either I need to buy a new map or something bad has happened to Ceylon, Rhodesia, Burma, and Upper Volta!