Google cedes Belgium to Germany

Chrome redraws the map of Europe


We've got some rather shocking news this afternoon for those of you who've spent years believing you're Austrian, Belgian, Danish or Dutch - you're not.

In fact, you're German, as this map from Google's comic book guide to Chrome proves:

Map from Google Chrome guide showing Austria, Belgium, Denmark and Holland as part of Germany

Yes indeed, see page 13 for evidence of your "reallocation" to a Greater Germany. As an added twist to this piece of cartographical mischief, our informant Jestyn Thirkell-White notes that the Sudetenland appears to have been returned to the Czech Republic "in a strange treaty that saw it exchanged for most of Northern Switzerland".

He asks: "What do Google know that we don't?" What indeed? ®


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