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© Yanko Tsvetkov
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These Hilariously Rude Maps Show Europe According to Europeans

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Luke Abrahams
Social Content Editor
Updated: 5 April 2017

Our favourite map maestro has struck again, and this time he’s mapping Europe according to Europeans, and the results are glorious, beautiful, rude and a little NSFW. 

The man behind these wildly popular ‘global stereotype maps’ is Bulgarian artist Yanko Tsvetkov, who started putting the hilarious things together to help explain European geopolitics to the rest of the world. And as you can see the results below are rather chucklesome.

Here’s what Poland thinks about its European cousins…

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© Yanko Tsvetkov

Russia has quite a lot to say about its neighbours…

© Yanko Tsvetkov

© Yanko Tsvetkov

It seems Germany hasn’t forgiven the UK…

© Yanko Tsvetkov

© Yanko Tsvetkov

European gay men have some pretty hilarious things to say…

© Yanko Tsvetkov

© Yanko Tsvetkov

Bulgaria is not at all pleased with, well, anyone…

© Yanko Tsvetkov

It’s all about sexy chicks in Russia for Turkey…

© Yanko Tsvetkov

© Yanko Tsvetkov

Switzerland has quite a lot to say about savages and boring people…

© Yanko Tsvetkov

© Yanko Tsvetkov

The Vatican still hasn’t forgiven Russia and has ‘a thing’ for Germans, apparently…

© Yanko Tsvetkov

© Yanko Tsvetkov

And Greece is obviously very angry about the Union…

© Yanko Tsvetkov

© Yanko Tsvetkov

Tsvetkov uploaded the maps to Flickr, where they went viral. After the success, he decided to expand the project and write two books called Atlas of Prejudice, Volumes 1 and 2, which, in his own words, unveil “new fascinating landscapes of human bigotry.”

We think you’ll agree the stereotypical maps will touch a few nerves, even if they are funny.


Want more maps? This one shows you were all the beautiful Europeans live!