Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Russia-Ukraine War Map Batch Three - Cartoon and Humorous Maps

Russia-Ukraine War Map Batch One - The Opening Moves in Crimea
Russia-Ukraine War Map Batch Two - Russia Reestablishing New Russia

The Russia-Ukraine War has reached the world of cartoon cartographers (as did the French-Islamst War, Russia-Georgia War, and the Libyan War).

Cartoon and humorous maps of the Ukrainian of conflict have been floating around on the internet for a while but the Canadian Staff at NATO and the Russian Mission to NATO shot off the first major argument about the war via cartoonish maps.

Canada reminded Russia that Ukraine is not part of Russia.

Russia responded in kind with a map showing their claim to the Crimean Peninsula.  The map ignores Canada's point about Moscow's invasion of eastern Ukraine and, interestingly enough, fails to give full independence status to Russia's two-client states of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

A Twitter user retorted with a hilarious example of how social media exchanges would have been done in 1938/39.

Another map cartoon finds a good pun with the world "Ukraine", much in the spirit of the "Crimea River" jokes from the last invasion.

Finally, while still rare in English, pro-Russian cartoon maps tend to be extremely anti-West and anti-Semitic.