May 23rd, 2016

Dreams and reality

This map and reference I found on the Grumlinas page (http://grumlinas1.livejournal.com and http://www.grumlinas.lt/). Original link: https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/4eva5j/1914_russian_propaganda_map_showing_postworld_war/

This is Russian map printed in 1914 how the Europe will look like after WWI:



Austro-Hungary should dissapear. Germany should be decimated. Serbia should occupy almost whole area of what was later called Yugoslavia (and many residents of which dislikes Serbs ...). Interesting that allied Britain should loose Ireland. Such small detail as the Sweden controling Norway probably isn't worth to mention (then Norway was independent state). But clearly the biggest winner should be Russia - gaining control of almost whole (except Silesia) MODERN Poland, Slovakia, part of Romania.
Today we know that history had entirely different way (except that Antante really won WWI).