This map had a strange impact: at first, you could not realize what is wrong with it. The borders were not broken yet neighbouring countries were not neighbours anymore. You could travel with your car from Italy to Australia. Switzerland and China had become neighbours. Certain countries were portrayed twice. Nazim Hikmat described the map with much joy, as if the ideal world were a world reorganized on the same lines. The more you looked at the map the more amusing it became: this joy of suppressing geography. So much has been said of the desire to rewrite history: here you realized your own passion for reorganizing geography!