It's a Start

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by JohnWarrenDailey, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. JohnWarrenDailey Well-Known Member

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    The first world map of Alternate Earth 111, or Great Lakes Earth.

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  2. Ashtagon Very Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. JohnWarrenDailey Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't planning on an Ottoman Empire, anyway. Besides, our nations are perfect receptacles to Magic Wand.
     
  4. Ashtagon Very Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  5. JohnWarrenDailey Well-Known Member

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    Geography and Cause & Effect take precedence. Nationality is my concern and mine alone.