Wow, is this really true, it seems unlikely. Wouldn't they film the movie in Europe if it was based on it? From my point of view Eruope copied Tolkien
Btw. the map is very bad made, it doesn´t fit in the geography, the Shire must be definitly in England and not Ireland,
you must edit it all more eastwards.
As mentioned, I completely overhauled the article to be more factual and better written. In addition, the below poster was correct, the map is way off and should be shifted more west so that England properly matches with the Shire.22.214.171.124 06:25, April 29, 2015 (UTC)