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Main Administration of Geodesy and Cartography, ПОЛИТИЧЕСКАЯ КАРТА МИРА / РАССТАНОВКА СИЛ НА МЕЖДУНАРОДНОЙ АРЕНЕ [“Political Map of the World [:] The Alignment of Forces in the Global Arena.”] Leningrad: Political Division of Naval Bases and Naval Academies, Jan. 1, 1970.

Warsaw Pact propaganda map emphasizing the imperialist threat

A fantastic propaganda map, issued at the height of the Cold War and using geopolitical statistics and other simple persuasive techniques to overstate the threat posed to the Warsaw Pact countries by “imperialist” forces. The map was produced by overprinting geopolitical statistics on a standard-issue Russian-language world map. A table at top center lists 14 […]

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Striking World War Two “ Nav War Map ” issued by the U.S. Navy

A mammoth and colorful ” Nav War Map ” issued by the U.S. Navy Department near the end of World War II. This impressive, separately-published propaganda map was produced to emphasize the vast scale on which the U.S Navy operated during the Second World War. It gives particular attention to the Navy’s role in protecting the […]

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1904 Russo Japanese War propaganda map

Unrecorded anthropomorphic map from the Russo Japanese War

A previously unrecorded Meiji 37 or 1904 anthropomorphic propaganda map celebrating Japan’s victory in the Russo Japanese War.  This map was issued in May 28 of 1904, immediately following Japan’s successful bombardment and siege of Russian-held Port Arthur (Dalian).  This is the second of four Japanese anthropomorphic maps associated with the Russo-Japanese war, predated only […]

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The Russian octopus reaches for the East

A rare anti-Russian propaganda map published in Japan during the Russo-Japanese War. The map was created by Kisaburo Ohara, a student at Keio University in Tokyo. Ohara cleverly adapted Frederick Rose’s Serio-Comic War Map (1877) by extending the geographic coverage—and Russia’s ambitions—to East and Southeast Asia. A massive Russian octopus extends its tentacles across much of […]

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1945 gulag MAP OF CONCENTRATION CAMPS IN SOVIET RUSSIA

Map exposing the extent of the Soviet gulag system

A somewhat crude but powerful persuasive map produced at the end of the Second World War to document the extent of the Russian gulag system. The Persuasive Maps web site of P.J. Mode describes the map and provides some helpful context: “The first appearance of a cold war map of Soviet concentration camps. It purports […]

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Republican Party propaganda map for 1864 Presidential campaign

The Republican Party fractured during the Civil War years, and in 1864 its radical anti-slavery wing broke away, frustrated with what they perceived as Lincoln’s reluctant approach to abolition.  The radicals established the Radical Democracy Party and nominated John C. Fremont as their presidential candidate. In response pro-Lincoln Republicans rebranded themselves as the “National Union Party” in […]

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Unrecorded anti-secession propaganda map

An extraordinary and unrecorded map taking anti-secession propaganda to new heights. This map of the United States is densely populated with place names, forts and fortifications, and the names of Indian nations, while the topographic data is limited to the major river systems and mountain ranges. The shading indicates the real point of the map, […]

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