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Panama Canal

MMDE: East - West

Current: North West - South East

Some people are claiming they remember Cuba being different on today's maps from how they remember it. Are they experiencing the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect?

It's apparently much larger than it used to be and further west. The Panama Canal seem to be running in a different direction too.

Cuba has certainly had it's share of contoversy in the past, from the Bay of Pigs through to Guantanamo Bay.

There's a possible explanation when it comes to more accurate map making, plus the usual Mercator projection distortion arguments, but these seem to be different, more like the New Zealand situation, where taking all that into account still results in an unexplained movement. 

Opened in 1914

The Suez Canal runs North to South - could that be what people are confusing this with?