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Topic: Cold War Europe as ME

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Haldir of Lorien - Rank 6
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Cold War Europe as ME

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I had not seen this before and thought it was fun/interesting. Especially for a history or literature class.



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Peoples of Beleriand - Rank 1
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Very interesting, I understand most of the labels, but why is Belgium labeled as Moria?

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Lord Elrond of Rivendell - Rank 9
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Hmm!  Ever read what Leopold Of Belgium did while enslaving the tribes of the Congo chopping of the hands of the villagers children to remind them what would happen if the harvest of rubber didnt reach quota? Or seen the pictures of one of the fathers sitting in the doorway with the hands and feet of his massacred wife and daughter before him?
I can see it as Moria very easy ...




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Peoples of Beleriand - Rank 1
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I see, my apologies Bear, my comment was one of ignorance. Up until now my knowledge of Belgium consisted of some facts related to WWII and bits of trivia.

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Anarion, Son of Elendil - rank 8
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I'm not really sure of the value of that map. Is it purely 'for fun' or is there the implication that this may have been what Tolkien had in mind?

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Haldir of Lorien - Rank 6
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I cannot answer as to the map's intent. More than likely just fun, since JRRT started writing before the Cold War got really started.



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Thorin Oakenshield - Rank 6
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I'm not so sure. Geographically Mordor should be south east rather than east.

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Haldir of Lorien - Rank 6
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Mr. Baggins,

I think that they weren't doing this map to match geographically. I think it was more for how the West (the States, UK, etc.) would have viewed politcal Europe if it were ME. Since the USSR was our mortal enemy then, they would have been Mordor.



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palace of soviets

 



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