Danish government creates entire country in Minecraft, users promptly blow it up and plant American flag

This is why we can’t have nice things.

The Danish Geodata Agency recently recreated the entire country of Denmark in Minecraft at a 1:1 scale. It’s one of the biggest Minecraft creations ever, made up of about 4000 billion brick and 1 terabyte of data. It was ingeniously built using the agency’s 3D elevation model and was meant to be used as a teaching tool.

Of course, players almost immediately began blowing it up.

They weren’t supposed to be able to. The Danish Geodata Agency, disabled the ability to use dynamite, but neglected to disable the minecart with dynamite item. According to The Register, players discovered this, set off explosives in several Danish towns, and built American tanks and flags on top of the ruins.

"We consider that as a nature of playing Minecraft – elements are broken down and new are being created,” Danish Geodata Agency spokesman Chris Hammeken told The Register. “Therefore we will not reboot the demonstration of Denmark in Minecraft. But occasionally we will rebuild minor areas if buildings are removed and nothing new is being created."

You can download the Denmark map in sections from the Danish Geodata Agency’s website. So far it’s been quite popular, with over 200,000 downloads.

"We are very happy to see so many players around the world creating fancy nice things and have fun," Hammeken said.

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