Thursday, August 28, 2014

Canada and Russia Spar Over Geography

What an amazing world we live in when trolling over social media is reported by major news outlets. With the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine raising tensions between the great powers, Canada has this great response to Russia's claims that paratroopers captured in Ukraine weren't helping insurgents, they just got lost. To help Russian soldiers in the future, Canada posted this map on Twitter:
Seems pretty clear cut, don't you think? Not to be outdone, Russia responded with a map of their own:
This one colors in the Crimea as Russian territory and Abkhazia/South Ossetia as disputed territories, something not recognized on most Western maps. I have to admit Russia produces better quality maps than Canada.

All in all its weird to see countries snipe at each other (figuratively speaking) over social media. What if we had Twitter during the Cuban Missile Crisis? Would that have made matters better or worse?

God forbid if World War III finally happens because of an Internet troll.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. Check out his short fiction. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

2 comments:

  1. Notice the Russians have left much of the Ukraine still undefined in the north. Still plenty of scope to 'get lost' there.

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  2. I'm sure Hitler would have done something similar had Twitter existed in '38. Not a reassuring thought with regard to Russia today.

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