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Americans searching Google: Map shows autocomplete for “Why did …” for Slavic countries

They just can’t understand European and Soviet Unions

Photo: Jakub Marian

Wonder what Americans are most intrigued by when it comes to Slavs? When you start typing a search query into Google, it gives you suggestions based on what other people are searching for. The following map shows the top suggestion for the question “Why did …?” for European countries, e.g. what comes up after “Why did Germany …”. However, the suggestions differ from country to country. To generate the map Jakub Marian used a VPN based in New York, so the results reflect what Americans search for. If you access Google from another country, you may get different suggestions.

Chart: “Why did …” for Slavic countries

  • Ukraine –> Why did Ukraine join the Soviet Union
  • Belarus –> Why did Belarus leave the Soviet Union
  • Russia –> Why did Russia leave WW1
  • Serbia –> Why did Serbia join WW1
  • Macedonia –> Why did Macedonia conquer Greece
  • BiH –> Why did Bosnia and Serbia fight
  • Poland –> Why did Poland revolt in 1830.
  • Bulgaria –> Why did Bulgaria join WW1
  • Montenegro –> Why did Montenegro join Nato
  • Croatia –> Why did Croatia join the EU
  • Slovakia –> Why did Slovakia join the EU
  • Czechia –> Why did Czechia and Slovakia split
  • Slovenia –> Why did Slovenia and Croatia declare independence

Seems that average Americans are mostly intrigued by Unions such as EU and USSR and they just can’t understand why would anyone join or leave them.

What do you think?

2341 points

Total votes: 15

Upvotes: 8

Upvotes percentage: 53.333333%

Downvotes: 7

Downvotes percentage: 46.666667%

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    M_Sam
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    @msam

    You’re very wrong what you’re doing with FYROM in this article, you’re changing the history. Macedonia was not a Slav tribe. The Macedonians were a Greek tribe in the North part of Greece. So you imply that Slavs conquered Greece and then conquered Persia? Are you getting crazy? This is nonsense, a craziness.

    Macedonia never conquered Greece in the context that this loaded question implies. Macedonia united Greece (Hellas), under Macedonian Hegemony and together they conquered Persia.

    Quote: It is difficult to imagine that Philip II’s policy toward Greece was an end in itself. Once his Balkan borders had been secured his general course seems to have been directed toward the establishment of stability in Greece, NOT CONQUEST.
    ~ E.N.Borza, “On the Shadows of Olympus” (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990) page 230

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    NikeBG
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    @nikebg

    Chill, dude! It’s not Slavorum’s fault people use “Macedonia” both for the modern Slavic republic and for the ancient Hellenic Kingdom of Macedon. Just like how modern Greece doesn’t have city-states, but that’s still its top search entry on that map.

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    Shaokang
    Participant
    @shaokang

    This is not Hellenorum, but Slavorum. I don’t think anyone is interested too much in Greece, no offense 😉

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