A Map Shitpost Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by FancyHat, Mar 27, 2017.

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Do people want a WIP thread?

Poll closed Jul 13, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Admiral A. Kolchak Supreme Leader

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    LONG LIVE THE HOLY INVIOLABLE UGRIC EMPIRE!

    LONG LIVE THE MAP SH*TPOST THREAD!
     
  2. Luminous Headwing Consulting

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    St. Petersburg... or Kaliningrad Mk 2.

    You decide...
     
  3. ArchimedesCircle Maker of Empires, Breaker of Nations

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    The Holy Panpeninsular Union was formed in 2309, following the Second Peninsular War (named as such due to the territorial ambitions of the belligerents rather than any connection with the nineteenth century conflict). Created to "further the ambitions and goals of all the world's peninsular inhabitants, so long oppressed by those who did not live only on peninsulas. The basis of such a state was questioned from the beginning, with many political observers saying that basing a state on the geographical similarities of its territories was; "pure folly", "utterly unsustainable", "a geopolitical abomination", and "quite obviously compensating for something, if you know what I mean". Others questioned the strategic choice to abandon otherwise wealthy or populous areas due to them not being on peninsulas, while still others asked how the HPU's leadership planned to define a 'peninsula'. However,, by the end of the decade all dissenting voices were silenced after a wave of political terror aimed at rooting out and destroying "subversive elements sent to undermine Panpeninsular solidarity by the treacherous islanders, mainlanders and isthmusians".

    This map represents the HPU's current borders, though some extreme irredentists claim the whole of Europe, claiming it "the world's greatest peninsula" or "the world's second greatest peninsula" (the latter phrase is only found in the Indian territories of the HPU).

    As the territory encompasses thousands of ethnicities and faiths, there has long been questions as to what, exactly, the 'Holy' part of the the Holy Panpeninsular Union represents. This question became especially prevalent after a well known political philosopher called the HPU "probably not Holy, only kind of a Union, and not Panpeninsular since that's not really a word anyway". The philosopher was later found dead under suspicious circumstances, though the HPU leadership denies involvement in any foul play. As to the question of their 'Holiness", the HPU government has issued the official statement saying "Stop bothering us about this. the Union is just Holy, because we/god/your local religious authorities say so."
     
  4. Admiral A. Kolchak Supreme Leader

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    I need to know how many people live in this.
     
  5. Tsochar Well-Known Member

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    Lessee...
    1 million in Baja
    15 million in Florida
    5 M in Yucatan
    3M in New Brunswick etc.
    La Guajira has around 2M
    Patagonia is pretty empty, call it 2M
    Cornwall/Devon say 5M
    Brittany call it 3M
    Iberia is around 55M
    Italy around 50M
    Scandinavia around 30M
    Sinai around 3M
    2M in Crimea
    Somalia around 10M
    Turkey call it 70M
    Arabian Peninsula call it 65M
    Southern India around 200M
    Malay Peninsula around 30M
    Southern Vietnam and Cambodia around 70M
    Leizhou around 5M
    Korea around 70M
    Shandong Peninsula around 10M
    The rest can be called empty

    All in all around 700 million.
     
  6. Michigan Mapper Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't consider Michigan and Ontario "empty".
     
  7. Simeon Only Binay only Binay

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    There's still a lot of peninsulas in SEA to conquer, though.
     
  8. Tsochar Well-Known Member

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    Ah, right, forgot those. 720.
     
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  9. FancyHat Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention Holland.
     
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  10. ArchimedesCircle Maker of Empires, Breaker of Nations

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    The Dutch are currently in talks to join the call Union, and then use their polders to rebuild Doggerland, thus turning Britain into a peninsula.
     
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  11. Miranda Brawner Trans Woman Donor

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    I was thinking of making a map where we have lots of quad-points where the two opposing corners are always held by the same country or alliance, and that way every alliance is sort of contiguous, but none of them are truly contiguous. Like this: (Imagine that each letter represents an alliance.)

    A B B B B
    B A B D D
    C A D C C
    A C C D D

    So, for example, if we had an Uralic alliance and a Slavic alliance, there would be a corridor linking Hungary to Estonia like in your map, but it would narrow down to a point in the middle, where there would be a crossroads, with an overpass and an underpass so that Poland and Belarus would also share a border at a point, or something like that. The same strategy could be used to give sea access to landlocked countries without having to steal too much land from countries that already have sea access. Yes, it would be a very silly idea.
     
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  12. ninel Ariana Grande Defence Force

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    Silly idea? This is literally what was envisioned by 1947 UN Partition Plan for Palestine:

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    Just change "Uralic" into "Arab", "Slavic" into "Jewish" and "alliance" into "state".
     
  13. Miranda Brawner Trans Woman Donor

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    Yeah, that was the inspiration. Now let's do that to every border dispute in the world!
     
  14. ninel Ariana Grande Defence Force

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    This, but unironically.
     
  15. Clandango Disestablishmentarianist

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    I don't think so. The Parittion plan was set on getting as many Jewish settlements, plus the Negev, into one state.

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  16. Peppe Well-Known Member

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    And probably would've been even dumber, because, sincerelly, how in hell that patchwork of territories would be capable of even surviving on its own?
     
  17. ArchimedesCircle Maker of Empires, Breaker of Nations

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    Map of Chile if it achieved its natural borders.
     
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  18. ST15RM Ich bin ein AH.commer!

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    Chile can into great power
     
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  19. hadaril Imperial Cartographer of the Holy Roman Empire

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    *Bolivian shouts of rage in the distance*
     
  20. Augenis Latvia isn't real

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    At the reasonable price of Tierra de Fuego.
     
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