Wednesday, July 13, 2011

8. Propaganda Map

Propaganda maps depict the world in the way that the cartographer desires to see the world. They can be used to spread ideologies about certain areas and mislead people into having biased views of a region. This map is a propaganda map because it gives the impression that Florida is full of sunshine, palm trees, and blonde bathing beauties, which perhaps is only true for a very small portion of the state. Even the caption "The Sunshine State" promotes the idealistic view of paradise.

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