30 May 2013

Fashion Alternatives to Sykes–Picot

Everybody knows that the Sykes-Picot agreement which divided the Middle East between Britain and France produced a messy reality. Below are neater versions inspired from the world of fashion.
(Click on images to zoom and scroll between them)
Current Map - Based on the 'messy' Sykes-Picot

Horizontal Stripes: Access to the sea

Vertical Stripes: Stands the test of time but rigid

Checkered Pattern: Fashionable today and more flexible 

Polka Dot: Old fashioned but still popular


  1. The negotiations with the Arabs as to the boundaries of the Arab states shall be continued through the same channel as heretofore on behalf of the two powers.

    It is agreed that measures to control the importation of arms into the Arab territories will be considered by the two governments.

    irene of Renton Auto Body Repair

  2. Sykes Picot..
    Sooooooooooo 1916.

  3. http://www.vox.com/a/maps-explain-the-middle-east

    They are eventually doing this!


Karl reMarks is a blog about Middle East politics and culture with a healthy dose of satire.

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