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Old 04-27-2013, 10:12 PM
 
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Nevermind that Czechoslovakia no longer exists.

Public Shaming - The Definitive “People Who Thought Chechnya was the Czech Republic” Collection

'People Who Thought Chechnya Was the Czech Republic,' Collectors' Edition - Megan Garber - The Atlantic
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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Consequences of geographic illiteracy. There are a few videos on why learning geography is quite important.


Why is Geo-literacy Important? - YouTube



Geographic Illiteracy - YouTube
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:22 PM
 
Location: SGV
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Next up...Prussia.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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Next up...Prussia.
This isn't surprise. Last time I checked, someone mistaken Argentina with Colombia and goofed with the map.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I honestly didn't realise this was a thing. Then again, Amurricah.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I knew right away that Chechnya is in Russia.

Many people don't take geography that seriously which sucks because it's my favorite subject and the only one I'm good at.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Deep Dirty South
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Imbeciles confuse Chechnya with Czech Republic, call for invasion and nuking of Czechoslovakia
Dear Bob in all his Slack, there isn't a facepalm big enough to encompass the silliness of that.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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I would read this: World: Americans Fail Geography, But Are Other Nationalities Better?
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:28 PM
 
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I knew right away that Chechnya is in Russia.

Many people don't take geography that seriously which sucks because it's my favorite subject and the only one I'm good at.
I've known for years, since 2000, that Chechnya was an Autonomous Region in Russia. I've know about Dagestan, Ingushetia, and North Ossetia as well.

Geography was my favorite subject in school, so for me, I loved reading maps and reading about different places. However, alot of students I went to high school with never took it serious. As to why geography isn't taken seriously, I think alot of it has to do with perception. From what I gather, some people thin geography is merely memorizing state capitals. It goes beyond that. It's quite broad of a subject. However, many people just view is as something useless.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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This isn't surprise. Last time I checked, someone mistaken Argentina with Colombia and goofed with the map.
Oh god no, now you've made the cartels mad.
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