Frank Jacobs's Contributions
  • 9 - Germany wins World War I(French worst case scenario)

    What would Europe have looked like, had Imperial Germany won World War One? This image is taken off a French magazine at the start of the war, painting an exaggerated picture of German (and Austro-Hungarian)...

  • 8 - Re-drawing the map of the Middle East

    The Americans are sinking into a quagmire of their own making in Iraq, but still fantasise about re-drawing the map of the whole Middle East more to their liking. One startling example is this map, produced by the...

  • 7 - Greater Albania

    The Albanians are descendants of the Illyrians, an ancient Balkan people who preceded the Slavic populations surrounding their native territories. They presently have an independent nation – Albania, in their own...

  • 6 - Market Reef

    So you’re a map nerd and you think you know about every cartographic anomaly in the world, from the bizarre Belgian enclave of Baarle-Hertog in the south of the Netherlands to the three little islands in the...

  • 5 - The 38 state Union

    In the 1970s, geography professor G. Etzel Pearcy proposed redrawing the borders of the US states, reducing them from 50 to 38. 

  • 4 - Imperial Texas

    Texas is a special state within the US – not only the biggest of the contiguous 48 states, but also culturally distinct. Furthermore, it was at one time an independent state, after secession from Mexico and before...