When Americans Try To Place European Countries On A Map

Published December 3, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

Despite the fact that the United States has spent over a decade in Afghanistan and Iraq, a 2006 National Geographic study reveals that a depressing majority of Americans from the ages 18 to 24 were unable to find either country on a map. And as the following maps suggest, our knowledge of European geography is equally dismal.

Europe Map No Idea

Europe Map Poland

Europe Map Your Mom

Europe Map Goth

Europe Map Cold

Europe Map IDK

Europe Map Africa

Europe Map Mini Poland

Europe Map What Is That

Europe Map Arrows

Europe Map Fake

Europe Map Fur Coats

Europe Map Motherland

Europe Map War

Europe Map Russia

Europe Map Cyprus

Europe Map Kamchatka

Europe Map Second Poland

Europe Map Sorry Somewhere

Europe Map Affordable Vacations

Europe Map Farms

Europe Map Happy

Europe Map Help

Europe Map Shame

Europe Map Borat

Europe Map College

Europe Map Kazakstan

Europe Map Purple

Europe Map Question

Europe Map Sorry

Europe Map Ussr

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