Wars waged on maps

Polen 1925Spiegel Online has an interesting article today (in German) discussing the geo-political aspect of maps in school textbooks. Besides obvious examples of the disputed territorial boundaries of Ukraine and Kashmir, there is a great excerpt from a German school atlas from 1925, depicting Germany in its pre-WWI boundaries. This defiant ignoring of the Versailles Treaty had been forced on the publisher by the school administration in (SPD-dominated) Prussia.

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