Anonymous
1949

Unrecorded comical map related to the Communist Revolution in China

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Map of Lower Slobbovia & Haisia prepared for the Snoop Hinformation Programs by the Slobbovia Sights Services.

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Unrecorded, and somewhat puzzling comical map of East Asia (China, Korea, Japan) inspired by Al Capp's "Lower Slobbovia" cartoon map from Capp's Li'l Abner comic book series (1949). In crude Russian and Chinese-inflected dialect the map documents (in manuscript red ink) the exodus of American workers from Shanghai, China to the United States during the last two years of the Chinese Civil War. This is a U.S. artifact from the early establishment of the People's Republic of China after WWII with a probable connection to the U.S. military [1]. Very rare. Not found anywhere else on this planet.

After the end of WWII United States companies built lucrative businesses within China. During 1948 and 1949, it became clear that the Chinese Nationalist forces under Chiang Kai-shek (supported by the U.S.A.) would be defeated by Chinese Communist forces, led by Mao Zedong and supported by Russia. U.S. diplomats and civilian business leaders began an exodus [2] from China. By May, 1949 the stream of foreigners leaving China was concentrated in Shanghai, China where most caught ships to the U.S.A [3], [4].

Includes a depiction of the Trans Manchuria Railway with an unknown connection to salt. The railway is shown extending from Saltport (Dalian), past Saltograd, Staffograd, past the Rad (Red) River and ending near Slobbovian Salt Mines.

Note:
Humerican = American
Pitchavich=Peretychika, Russia
Havaveto = Pyongyang, North Korea

[1]"You is here you lucky dogs" = Zama, Japan, the earliest U.S. Army barracks in Japan and the former site of the Imperial Japanese Army Academy. [2] "Where Rad (Red) revolution is ending Humerican blue platt specials." [3] "Is showing route of 'Vanishink Humerican' class of 1948 and 1949." [4] Shows a sea route in MS red ink connecting Gimpo (Kimpo), Korea; Shanghai, China; and the United States.

CREATOR: Anonymous

PUBLICATION DATE: 1949

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: China

BODY OF WATER: China Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Somewhat browned. Small holes in corners with chipped corner.

COLORING: No color except for a MS red line showing the sea route for ships.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 16 " x 16 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 9

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