This shows the world on how Ronald Reagan imagined it to be. It is also interesting to think that this map is made by someone who is maybe a leftist or a democrat and wanted a propaganda against Reagan. If that’s the case, then this map is a representation of how the maker thought Ronald Reagan views the world. The world is divided into west and east and is categorized as ‘us’ and ‘them’ respectively. Some of the countries that are on the ‘us’ side which can be thought of as the ‘non-American good guys’ are Thatcherland (UK), Acidrania (Canada), Falklands(British Archipelago), Our China ( Taiwan), Japan Corporation(Japan) and Our Oil(Saudi Arabia). The ‘them’ side which can be thought of as the ‘bad guys’ are the USSR, Poland, Their China (Communist China), Muslim Fanatics (ex. Iran) and Soviet Colony(Cuba). There are also those that are insignificant, Mariachiland(Mexico), Bananaland(Latin America), Egypt/Negroes(Africa), Injuns(India) and Kangaroos(Australia) and were not well represented in the map. Also the US itself is divided into ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’. California is oversized as it was Reagan’s home state.
The map shows those countries that are noteworthy to the US in the time of Ronald Reagan.
This map achieved its objective to show how Ronald Reagan, however discriminating to other countries, views the world as the president of a powerful country and nation. This maybe a propaganda map but it fulfilled its purpose of showing the readers that this is how US, not only Reagan, perceive the world.
The map is simple depiction of someone’s idea of the world according to Reagan. It has no legends but the message it wanted to convey can be understood clearly. The North arrow was positioned not only to locate the directions but also to give an emphasis on the east and west division of the world.