Saturday, October 9, 2010

European stereotypes

The map I chose to analyse is a map of Europe as seen by the British, stereotpyically Britain has always been skeptical of the European union. The map reinforces this view as many of the words have negative connotations, such as 'Evil Federated Empire of Europe', 'Not of significance' and 'What an odd country!'. Futhermore three elements combine to reinforce Britain's euroskepticism; the fact that it's an island nation, the legacy of it's oversee's empire and it's holdout against a continent dominated by the Nazis. Therefore for some Britains Europe is not seen as a collection of states but as an 'Evil Federated Empire of Europe' showing a very negative view of Europe.

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