JQH wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:17 pm
The political boundaries suggest he's in an alternative reality.
I'm trying to work out when that map might be accurate (if ever).
Alaska is shown as part of the US, so it has to be after 1867, and Papua New Guinea is also shown which only came about after WW1.
But there seems to be one country called "Arabia" which covers the entire Arabian peninsula including Iraq, Syria Jordan and Israel. I know Oman was a separate entity from the mid 17th century.
Neither Belgium nor the Netherlands appear to exist, again suggesting some time before the mid 17th century.
There also appears to be a country called "Morocco" which covers Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. For these to be considered one country I think you have to go back to the 1500s. I know France 'colonised' (ie, conquered) these countries during the 19th century, but a) they always treated them as separate countries, and b) there should be definite separate states in the Arabian peninsula by then.
There appears to be a country roughly in the location of Bangladesh. This could either be the Sultanate of Bengal (14th-16th centuries) or Bangladesh (1947 onwards).
So it's either some time after 1947, or some time before the 1500s, when neither Australia nor New Zealand had even been discovered (by white men) yet.
"My interest is in the future, because I'm going to spend the rest of my life there"