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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TO MAP CRIMEA AS PART OF RUSSIA
Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2014 | Breitbart News

Posted on 03/19/2014 7:54:28 AM PDT by Biggirl

On Wednesday, the National Geographic Society announced that they would be altering the global map to include Crimea in the map of Russia after Crimea’s secession from Ukraine is legally finalized. On Tuesday, National Geographic editorial leadership, led by geographer Juan Jose Valdes, determined that maps used by the organization must show “the world as it is, not as people would like it to be…As you can only surmise, sometimes our maps are not received in a positive light by some individuals who want to see the world in a different light.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; crimeareferendum; map; nationalgeographic; putin; russia; ukraine; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko
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1 posted on 03/19/2014 7:54:29 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Who do we need to pay to get D.C. off the map of the US?


2 posted on 03/19/2014 7:57:23 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Biggirl
so much for NatGeo..bending to WH pressure.
3 posted on 03/19/2014 7:57:25 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Biggirl
After Russian Duma ratifies the treaty signed between Crimea and Russia, National Geographic will paint Russia the same color as Crimea

So wait, is Crimea absorbing Russia?

4 posted on 03/19/2014 7:59:53 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Screw the farmers. I can get everything I need at the grocery store.)
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To: Biggirl

NatGeo is full dhimmi


5 posted on 03/19/2014 8:00:01 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Biggirl

Uuuuummmmm, I’m pretty sure Putin alread took care of that.


6 posted on 03/19/2014 8:00:14 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Biggirl

If National Geographic were to show the world as it really is and not as what some people would like to think it is, the Crimea would be shown as a territory of the Ukraine under unlawful occupaton and administration by Russia. So, National Geographic chooses to publish a fraud.


7 posted on 03/19/2014 8:00:33 AM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: Biggirl
Geographer Juan Jose Valdes


8 posted on 03/19/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Biggirl

I’m curious if they recognize Israel?


9 posted on 03/19/2014 8:02:31 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: WhiskeyX

How did NG paint Kuwait while it was being raided by So-damn Hussein?


10 posted on 03/19/2014 8:03:17 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Biggirl

Not the first time land has changed hands by force, and maps are ever-changing.

A big fuss over the invasion and usurpation is appropriate. Fussing because a map shows reality is not.


11 posted on 03/19/2014 8:04:01 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: WhiskeyX

An emergency remapping! They couldn’t wait until the dust settled before they did the Prankster’s bidding.


12 posted on 03/19/2014 8:04:02 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: WhiskeyX

The people of Crimea did vote to become part of Russia again. It is their wish.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: Biggirl
I'm sure they painted Sudetenland into the Greater German Reich as well in 1938.
14 posted on 03/19/2014 8:06:22 AM PDT by AU72
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To: C210N

Had Saddam succeeded, Kuwait would no doubt have been re-mapped as a province of Iraq.

But Saddam failed. Putin succeeded because all that opposed him was hot air.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 8:06:29 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Biggirl

Then they may as well show northern mexico as being part of the US.


16 posted on 03/19/2014 8:06:34 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: Biggirl; caww; grania
"“the world as it is, not as people would like it to be"

That's how V.Putin sees it: Imperial Russia, under Catherine the Great's rule (18th century):


17 posted on 03/19/2014 8:06:51 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: tillacum

The people of Crimea did vote to become part of Russia again. It is their wish.


No they did not. A vote under the barrel of a gun is not a democratic process.


18 posted on 03/19/2014 8:06:56 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Biggirl

It is what it is. The vacuous leadership of the current Oval Office occupant, obsessed with forcing sodomy and increased debt on America, created an opportunity for the nationalistic ambitions of Putin.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 8:07:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: C210N

Does NG show Taiwan as part of PRC?


20 posted on 03/19/2014 8:08:49 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Biggirl

Save some money and do Ukraine as well.

Save even more money and reissue the August 31, 1939 map of Europe (you can buy one on the NGS website). That shows the Ukraine and Belarus as their proper sizes, respectively, with Lwow, Grodno, and Brest in Poland where they belong.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 8:09:27 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: Biggirl

Okay, now who you think Obama works for?


22 posted on 03/19/2014 8:09:45 AM PDT by dforest
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To: tillacum

A rushed referendum with foreign troops in the streets is supposed to be legitimate? Will you say the same when parts of California vote to join Mexico?


23 posted on 03/19/2014 8:10:36 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Biggirl

NG lost its way decades ago.


24 posted on 03/19/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Biggirl

Yet another Proof, that those Green on the outside are RED on the inside.

Watermelon Communists.


25 posted on 03/19/2014 8:11:06 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Biggirl

It is part of Russia.


26 posted on 03/19/2014 8:11:47 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: WhiskeyX
If National Geographic were to show the world as it really is

What "really is" is exactly what is at issue between the "West" and Russia, right now.

And I'm not sure that the UN-IMF-EU-Soros-World Bank-Davos-Obamatron view of what "really is" is going to prevail.

27 posted on 03/19/2014 8:11:55 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: Marguerite

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3134326/posts

Is a thread from a couple days ago....links to an animated map showing most of the border changes in Europe from the last 950 years or so....fascinating.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 8:12:37 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Biggirl

Maps change. Watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq0KNfS_M44

Political Borders of Europe from 1519 to 2006

Animated.

I’m more concerned right now about Putin’s reported plans to establish military bases in Cuba, Central and South America, thus threatening to put us on the ever-changing map. There are, after all, a few Russians in Texas and California that, using his reasoning, need protection.


29 posted on 03/19/2014 8:13:17 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Marguerite

I love to see historical maps such as this.


30 posted on 03/19/2014 8:13:31 AM PDT by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Great minds. ;-)

My map’s faster than yours.


31 posted on 03/19/2014 8:14:46 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Balding_Eagle
I’m curious if they recognize Israel?

That was my thought as well. They DO have Israel on the map (not Palestine or some other entity). They have the West Bank labeled separately, however, which seems to conflict with their thinking on the Russia-Crimea situation.

32 posted on 03/19/2014 8:16:15 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Marguerite
And Alaska, don't forget Alaska.

33 posted on 03/19/2014 8:17:15 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: entropy12

So do I. It puts history in perspective.


34 posted on 03/19/2014 8:17:16 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: lodi90

Say that to Kosovo and Iraq. They voted with USNATO occupying forces present.


35 posted on 03/19/2014 8:18:40 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: GeronL

Yes.


36 posted on 03/19/2014 8:20:47 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: tillacum

I see, so if the Poles in Chicago decide Chicago ought to be a part of Poland, then we should just step aside and say, “Hey, no problem, let’s call NatGeo and get that map of the US redrawn.”

The excuse Putin used in the Crimea was IDENTICAL to the one Hitler used to invade the Sudetenland, and eventually Austria.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 8:21:04 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Biggirl

They map the reality of the situation. They even show the disputed areas between India, Pakistan and China (occupied areas of India after invasion) even though those claims are 50 years old.


38 posted on 03/19/2014 8:21:47 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: RinaseaofDs
I see, so if the Poles in Chicago decide Chicago ought to be a part of Poland

Hmmmm, that might not be such a bad idea.

39 posted on 03/19/2014 8:22:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Biggirl

They might wait a few months. Most likely, more additions are on the way.


40 posted on 03/19/2014 8:22:36 AM PDT by pleasenotcalifornia
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To: Genoa

Alaska was too far away for the Impearial central power to manage; so they sold it to the higher bidder ...


41 posted on 03/19/2014 8:23:18 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: bgill

I’d settle for Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, NYC, Boston, and a random small town in Kansas.


42 posted on 03/19/2014 8:23:50 AM PDT by FateAmenableToChange
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To: Marguerite
Seward got them liquored up and got it for a ridiculous price. They will probably try to void the sale.

43 posted on 03/19/2014 8:26:49 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

And like one ones we used to get Florida, most of the west, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and some other places.

This isn’t some thing invented by Germans or Russians unfortunately. The strong prey on the weak is the rule of nations.


44 posted on 03/19/2014 8:27:58 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Biggirl

Wonder what took them so long.


45 posted on 03/19/2014 8:28:06 AM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: VanDeKoik; All
so Neo Geo, is now, making maps/material to ppl. wishes...
America back to the injuns
North Africa/Spain back to the Muzzies
France back to thr Romans
Eurasia back to the Mongols.
..etc..etc..

46 posted on 03/19/2014 8:29:53 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Jedidah

There’s no comparison to Kuwait at all. Kuwait did not vote to return to Iraq.


47 posted on 03/19/2014 8:33:39 AM PDT by grania
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To: WhiskeyX

Is that how they have marked the so-called “west bank” of the Jordan River, or as part of Israel?


48 posted on 03/19/2014 8:33:47 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: GeronL
re: that question you asked someone "will you say the same thing when parts of CA vote to join Mexico?

My answer to that question is YES. That's why the border has to be secured and invaders sent home. Otherwise, they become the majority....a successful invasion force. That's why we call them invaders.

49 posted on 03/19/2014 8:37:21 AM PDT by grania
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To: Marguerite

Say that to Kosovo and Iraq. They voted with USNATO occupying forces present.


That’s a false equivalence. US soldiers don’t take their insignia off and wear masks while prancing about like fairies at a gay day parade.


50 posted on 03/19/2014 8:37:27 AM PDT by lodi90
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