The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Images > Image of the Day

Image of the Day Images that will blow your mind - every day. [Blog] [RSS] [XML]

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-29-2008, 12:02 AM   #1
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 71,105
June 29, 2008: Bigger Europe

Modern Mechanix blog, has this map from September 1930.
It seems that during the period between the World Wars, humans were cock sure of their ability to control the Earth and Mother Nature. Otherwise, nobody in their right mind would even dream of a scheme this crazy.



Of course at the time, they didn't know that in a few years, Hitler would solve the population problem.
__________________
The descent of man ~ Nixon, Friedman, Reagan, Trump.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 12:26 AM   #2
zippyt
LONG LIVE KING ZIPPY! per Feetz
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 7,661
But Bruce , that Messes up the preposed new world after the War


Sorry but it has to be big to show detail ,
Canada Pffft !! We haz ALL yer Bases !!!!
__________________
"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. "
Brother Dave Gardner
zippyt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 12:40 AM   #3
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 71,105
That was 1942. They had to wait 12 years to find out if they had more land to divvy or not.
__________________
The descent of man ~ Nixon, Friedman, Reagan, Trump.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 05:07 AM   #4
SPUCK
Professor
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,911
Amazing
SPUCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 07:43 AM   #5
sweetwater
lives inside a Mobius strip
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,120
Dam!
__________________
I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque! - Bugs Bunny
sweetwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 02:02 PM   #6
birdclaw
putting the "g" in flight
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 145
I just don't think I would want to live in a place that is "land walled in with enormous dykes".
birdclaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 03:54 PM   #7
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 71,105
What are ya, homophobic?
__________________
The descent of man ~ Nixon, Friedman, Reagan, Trump.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 06:01 PM   #8
Sundae
polaroid of perfection
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 24,185
What I want to know is how that would have affect block voting in the Eurovision Song Contest.
__________________
Life's hard you know, so strike a pose on a Cadillac
Sundae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 08:11 PM   #9
leorolim
I'm
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Posts: 6
The came World War Two...

And the cost of millions of civilian casualties overcame the overpopulation problem

That huge drainage of the Northern Atlantic should have some nasty environmental and climatic effects.
leorolim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 08:37 PM   #10
Undertoad
Radical Centrist
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Cottage of Prussia
Posts: 31,423
Europe already faces a severe depopulation problem. It's written about today in a NY Times Magazine section article:

Quote:
In the 1990s, European demographers began noticing a downward trend in population across the Continent and behind it a sharply falling birthrate. Non-number-crunchers largely ignored the information until a 2002 study by Italian, German and Spanish social scientists focused the data and gave policy makers across the European Union something to ponder. The figure of 2.1 is widely considered to be the "replacement rate" — the average number of births per woman that will maintain a country’s current population level. At various times in modern history — during war or famine — birthrates have fallen below the replacement rate, to "low" or "very low" levels. But Hans-Peter Kohler, Josť Antonio Ortega and Francesco Billari — the authors of the 2002 report — saw something new in the data. For the first time on record, birthrates in southern and Eastern Europe had dropped below 1.3. For the demographers, this number had a special mathematical portent. At that rate, a country’s population would be cut in half in 45 years, creating a falling-off-a-cliff effect from which it would be nearly impossible to recover. Kohler and his colleagues invented an ominous new term for the phenomenon: "lowest-low fertility."
Undertoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 08:50 PM   #11
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 20,012
Yabbut, that's what all the immigrants are for...
Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 01:13 PM   #12
Imigo Jones
Tornado Ali
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Used to be woods in town on prairie; now Emerald City
Posts: 82
zippyt, I love that type of map. As it turned out, we all did better than merely ending up with "Quarantined Germany" and "Quarantined Japan." Even the immediate "Occupied" was a better result than "Quarantined," but I'm talking about modern Germany and Japan having done a pretty nice job of adapting to the "New World Moral Order" proclaimed on the 1942 map.

Bruce, as for the giant North Sea polder, won't this make it just impossible to control the movements of football hooligans? Otherwise, I like this confident part:

HUGE DAM TOWERS
90 FEET ABOVE THE
NORTH SEA TO FORM
ARTIFICIAL COASTLINE


I want to see the polar icecap expanding toward it when the next Ice Age comes along. Then there will international calls for increased greenhouse gases, and Illinois will become a "coal sheikdom," richer than Dubai for its huge reserves of dirty coal. And like in Dubai, somebody might put up bold, tall buildings in Illinois cities.
Imigo Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.