Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by JohnWarrenDailey, Mar 6, 2017.
The first world map of Alternate Earth 111, or Great Lakes Earth.
Thoe borders are ridiculously convergent. Just as a single example, without an Ottoman Empire, the north-west border of Bosnia would not exist in its present form; nor would Syria and Iraq.
Wasn't planning on an Ottoman Empire, anyway. Besides, our nations are perfect receptacles to Magic Wand.
As another issue, without an Iran, you don't get an ethnic Iranian identity. Which will take out one actual country and a couple of aspiring countries from the Caucasus region. Without a Turkey, you're not getting a North Cyprus. Without a Belgium, the history of Zaire-Congo would be rather different, which may butterfly away Rwanda and Burundi.
With open ocean access, I would expect the Caspian Sea coast to be full of nations, not merely be bits of inland coast of space-filling nations.
Geography and Cause & Effect take precedence. Nationality is my concern and mine alone.
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