Map Contest III: Challenge II

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Shadow Knight, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Shadow Knight Grand Master of the BAM Order

    Aug 2, 2005
    On a BAM called Earth
    Reminder use this thread for all discussions, questions, etc. After this post the only thing that should appear are maps that adhere to this contest. Rules for the contest can also be found in that thread.


    Now for the challenge: The dream of a united Indonesia after the Dutch withdrawal from their colony has failed.

    The challenge is to have a broken 'Indonesia' with at least 7 independent nations (this can include up to two regions trying to break away from one or more of the remaining five), intervention by at least two outside powers such as neighboring nations however they cannot be the USA or USSR (in an official capacity, i.e. as in no US Marines in Jakarta but they could certainly be backing someone else's bid), and one area welcoming back the Dutch (this is separate from any of the seven independent nations).

    You have one week.

    Remember ask any questions in the linked rules/discussion thread above.

    Chief Judge SK
  2. Imperator Император

    Jul 4, 2006
    Fifth Rome

    A historical TIME cover, showing the deadly results of the Indonesian civil war.

    The basic idea is that the Brits badly mishandle the Malay emergency - the communist insurgency proves uncontrollable and spreads to the rest of Borneo, destablizing Indonesia. After the Dutch pull out and retire to Western New Guinea, the nation fractures and breaks down along regional lines. As of 1959, the new countries are:

    The People's Republic of Borneo, backed by Beijing and Moscow, which is locked in a never ending turf war with...

    The Republic of Borneo, which is supported by the United States

    Java has been split along ethnic lines, with the Javanese and Sundanese republics in a temporary cease-fire at the time of 1959.

    Sumatra, Timor, and Celebes (Sulawesi) have split off to become independent nations.

    The rest of the archipelago is occupied by the Indonesian Federation, essentially an Australian and American puppet that professes to be the "true" Indonesia.
  3. Shadow Knight Grand Master of the BAM Order

    Aug 2, 2005
    On a BAM called Earth
    Just bumping this up to the top for easy finding. :)
  4. euio HAI KRALL

    Feb 12, 2007

    This world diverges from OTL sometime in the Napoleonic Wars, ending up
    with a stronger Bavaria and Netherlands, and a rump HRE including one
    northern Germany and the Habsburg lands.

    The Netherlands has recently lost a war, and most of its colonies were

    Those who read the near-illegible hand-written notes on the map will be
    rewarded by discovering an awesome steampunk world filled with
    ornithopters and airships.:cool:

    The seven new countries (and one remaining Dutch area) are:

    Borneo, a British satellite,
    Sumatra, another British satellite,
    Celebes, a Habsburg satellite,
    Molucca, a Yankeestani satellite,
    Timor, a French satellite,
    Jakarta, another French satellite,
    Lesser Sunda, a Bavarian satellite,
    and finally Java, which has remained Dutch.

    The arrows are not actually part of the map, but were drawn on there by
    the owner of the map, who also wrote the notes all over it.

    The annoying thing is I'll probably realise I forgot something crucial right
    after two hours has gone by and I can no longer edit.:mad:

    Indonesia challege final4.jpg
  5. Philip One L only

    Apr 19, 2007
    Behind you
    East Indies in 1972

    Here is my entry. Story will follow.

  6. Dutchie Kandarian Bit-part Demon

    Dec 15, 2006
    Suburb of Troy
    No Pearl Harbour => No US involvement in Asian Theatre WW2

    Nipponese conquest of Netherlands East Indies

    Anglo-Australian invasion of Java and Sunda Islands

    Nipponese defeat is not total => Borneo and surrounding seas remain Nipponese posessions.
    Other Indonesian areas are given various levels of autonomy.

    Netherlands regains control of West New Guinea

    Sumatra splinters along ethnic lines.

    Post WW2 a cold war between Imperial Nippon and USA. US sponsors Sulawesi/Molucca capatalist rebellions.
    1954 - Celebes War. US backing of Philipines invasion of the Celebes and Moluccas to support "freedon fighters" as a proxy for fighting against the Nipponese.

    Sunda Islands are maintained as a Commonwealth Protectorate to protect shipping lanes, as the Malacca Strait is unstable, and passes through Nipponese zones.
  7. Dutchie Kandarian Bit-part Demon

    Dec 15, 2006
    Suburb of Troy
    And the map submission:

    Indo South East Asia - 1990x.jpg
  8. State of Norrissippi Seeing Your Mississippi

    Jan 29, 2008
    Brisbane, Queensland, proud 75th State of the CSA
    map submission, TL coming soon

  9. Lord Grattan consigned to OTL

    Dec 20, 2007
    Michigan USA
    Some very tough acts to follow! None the less, here's my map. It is present day, 2008 map in my ATL:

    indonesia prawjekt A.jpg
  10. Lord Grattan consigned to OTL

    Dec 20, 2007
    Michigan USA
    Map TL Information

    The Dutch tried unsuccessfully for 400 years to consolidate their hold on the islands of the Lesser Sunda Archipelago. They managed, however, to remain independent nations (except for Timor, which was ruled by the Portuguese until 1975). Then, in 1977, a formal federation of island states was established in the eastern part of the archipelago. The three western islands, Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa chose to remain separate.

    Spain pressed its claim to New Guinea in the 16th Century, holding all but two small areas until the Spanish American War. The Dutch controlled a portion of the island’s south and the Germans a portion of its northeast. The Americans took over the Spanish section in 1898, remaining it American Papua. The U.S. was awarded the German section by the League of Nations in 1920. Following World War II American Papua was granted its independence. In 1951, the Dutch permitted the residents of Dutch Guinea to vote on their political future, and 57% of the electorate voted to unite with the Republic of Papua.

    Following the expulsion of the Japanese army from the Sulawesi and Maluku Islands during World War II, the Dutch and American governments reached agreement that these islands should be jointly administered by them after the war. Violence plagued these islands during the post war years, as factions desiring independence fought with colonial authorities and with groups desiring union with the emerging Republic of Indonesia. Finally, in 1962, the region was calm enough to peacefully (more or less) discuss the islands’ political future. Following much debate and a series of elections, The Sulawesi Republic was born on January 1, 1964 and The Maluku Islands Republic was born on January 1, 1966.

    Following World War II the Dutch attempted to reassert their control over the Islands of Java, Sumatra and its part of Borneo. When they did, groundswell of Indonesian nationalism rose up, and in 1947, the Dutch were forced out. In 1950, the northern region of Sumatra, Aceh, rose up and declared its independence. A bloody war was fought, and in the end, Aceh won its independence. Two years later, the Banjari region of southern Borneo erupted in violence. The regional capital was seized by a group of separatists desiring freedom from Indonesia. A guerilla war was fought for 30 years. Finally a cease fire was agreed to and the two sides, with Dutch mediation, began to talk. On May 3, 1983, Banjari was granted its independence from Indonesia. In 1989, with the government facing a renewed threat of Indonesian aggression, the Banjari government entered into a Union of Free Association with the Dutch government. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is now the ceremonial head of the Banjari state (if this agreement remains in effect when the queen’s son succeeds to the Dutch throne, he will be titled Sultan of Banjari).

    Currently, the Malaysian army occupies a portion of Indonesian Borneo and the Riau Islands. Additionally, the Pilipino army occupies several islands that have historically been part of the Sulawesi Sultanate.
  11. Philip One L only

    Apr 19, 2007
    Behind you
    As of 1965, three years after the New York Agreement
    [*] was signed, the Indonesian occupiers of western Papua had not allowed the mandated Act of Free Choice
    [*] to proceed. The Netherlands, supported by the UK, petitioned the Security Council to take up the matter[1]. A resolution was pressed through calling for an immediate plebiscite concerning the future of western Papua under international supervision. The vote was held in early November, 1965 under the watchful eyes of officials from Australian and New Zealand.

    To the surprise of some, the voters invited the Dutch to return and secure their newly founded nation from the ongoing Indonesian invasion. The Indonesian government viewed this as the result of British interference in their affairs, and the Indonesian-Malaysian Confrontation
    [*] escalated. The British continued to support their former colony, further angering the Indonesians. The British (indirectly) and Malaysian (directly) efforts secured independence for Bangka-Belitung and some smaller isles in 1967. They continue to support ethnic Malay separatists in Riau. Many commentators expect Bangka-Belitung to seek admittance to the Malaysian Federation in the near future.

    Concerned, rightly or wrongly, about recent religious wars such as the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 and the Six-Days' War, the Hindus of Bali and the Christians of eastern Timur declared their independence from Indonesia in early 1968. Timur requested and received protectorate status from Australia. Banjar rebels espousing Maoist doctrine and receiving Chinese support have begun an uprising in southern Borneo.

    Citing a desire to just have peace, the residents of the northern Maluku islands separated from Indonesia in late 1969.

    [*] These are OTL items.
    [1] POD. IOTL, the referendum was not held until 1969.
  12. B_Munro Member

    May 28, 2004
    Well, after seeing Norrissippi's and Dutchies' maps, I feel like crawling into bed and sobbing, but what the hell.

    Indonesia, some 5 years after what in this TL is variously known as "World War III", "The Second Pacific War", or "The Big Whoopsie."


  13. freodhoric the Ignored

    Oct 20, 2006
    Transylvania Polygnostic University
    This map is as of 1944, just prior to UN intervention.

    March 23, 1901​

    MANILA, March 28 -- A company of Macabebes under the command of Gen. Frederick Funston were apprehended in a bold attempt to capture Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. A pitched battle ensued. The insurgent forces were beaten off, but Gen. Aquinaldo escaped.

    Based on this incident.

    1902, September 16 - Pres. Roosevelt negotiates a peace treaty with Gen. Aquinaldo, recognizing the independence of the Philippine Republic.
    1925, July - Tan Malaka finds work at a newspaper in Singapore.
    1926, June - Tan Malaka is instrumental in preventing a planned revolution by the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI).
    1941, June 23 - The USA declares war on Nazi Germany, following the sinking of the USS Texas by a U-Boat on the 20th.
    November 29 - Japanese forces capture Manila and Cavite. Due to ongoing hostilities with Germany, Pres. Roosevelt declines to declare war.
    December 7 - The Japanese commence occupation of the Netherlands East Indies.
    December 21 - Thailand sign a treaty of alliance with Japan.
    1942, January 4 - Japanese forces capture Singapore.
    January - The Sultan of Sambas eludes Japanese capture and goes on to lead an effective resistance group.
    February 13-14 - Battle of the Java Sea - The IJN wins a decisive victory over Commonwealth forces.
    February 21- Japan conquers Java and Timor (Feb. 7), and makes significant gains in New Guinea.
    March 4 - Japanese forces land in Australia and take Darwin and Croydon (March 5).
    March 8 - The Japanese invasion of the New Hebrides begins.
    March 19 - A Communist revolt begins on Sumatra, Java, and Borneo. Regional revolts quickly follow in Northern Borneo, the Celebes, and the Philippines.
    May 3 - Battle of Mackay - Australian army wins a costly victory, while Japanese forces penetrate to Alice Springs and Derby.
    August 7-17 - Battle of Brisbane - Australian regular forces are narrowly defeated. Japanese occupation of Brisbane is contested in house-to-house fighting and by civilian insurgency. The battle ends when Japanese forces begin summary execution of civilians.
    August 22 - After news of the atrocities at Brisbane, the USA declares war against Japan.
    September 6 - Japanese forces take Guam and Wake Island.
    September - The USN begins an extensive campaign of surface raiding on Japanese shipping. There are several major engagements between the IJN and USN where Japanese aircraft carriers prove decisive. The USN begins supplying the Indonesian and Philippine insurgents.
    November 2 - US invasion of the Marshall Islands begins.
    December 23 - Due to heavy losses from guerilla warfare and lack of supplies and reinforcements, the Japanese invasion of Australia begins to collapse.
    1943, January-February - Combined Australian/American forces free New Guinea from Japanese control. During the next six months, Commonwealth and American forces free most of Indonesia from Japanese control. US Marines land on Mindano.
    May 9 - Soviet Russia declares war on Japan and invades Manchuria.
    July 17 - After repeated defeats by Allied and Russian forces, there is a shake-up in the Japanese government and military leadership. The new leadership makes overtures of peace to the Allies.
    August 15 - Germany officially surrenders.
    August 26 - Japan, Great Britain, and the USA sign a peace treaty. Japan's control of Korea, the Philippines, and Indo-China is recognized in return for immediately vacating Indonesia, Burma, Manchuria, and China and reparations payments on a 50-year plan. France gets the Marshall and Caroline Islands in partial repayment for the loss of Indo-China. The USA gets the Mariannas Islands.
    August 28-September 3 - The major Indonesian insurrectionists declare independence.
    November 4-9 - Dutch troops arrive in Indonesia. Fighting begins between them and the various insurgent groups.
    November 11 - The Dutch government offers to negotiate with those Indonesians who will accept a self-governing Indonesia within the Netherlands Kingdom. The Sultan of Sambas is the first to respond.

    From here:
    Communists have control of Java, most of Sumatra, and parts of Borneo. They try to take control of all of Borneo and Sumatra. Dutch troops are driven back. Netherlands cedes control of most of Indonesia in return for UN intervention. This map is just before said intervention. Australia still holds the Sundas from WWII.

    Sumatra - Sultanate of Aceh, Sultanate of Asahan, Sultanate of Siak, Sultanate of Riau, Padang (British Protectorate), Indonesian Soviet Republic (alt. People's Soviet Republic of Indonesia)


    Borneo - British North Borneo, Sultanate of Brunei, Sarawak, Sultanate of Sambas, Sultanate of Pontianak, Kalimantan (Disputed)

    Timor - Portuguese East Timor, Dutch West Timor

    Bangka & Billiton (British Protectorate)
    Bali & Lombok
    Lesser Sunda Islands (Australian Mandate, should be Australian Occupied)
    Moluccas (Dutch Mandate, again, should be Occupied)
    Netherlands New Guinea

    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008
  14. Shadow Knight Grand Master of the BAM Order

    Aug 2, 2005
    On a BAM called Earth
    This contest is closed.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008
  15. Shadow Knight Grand Master of the BAM Order

    Aug 2, 2005
    On a BAM called Earth
    Well another round gone and another winner to announce. First of a big thank you to all the participants this round. I know it was a bit harder one to do than the first but some really good maps came out and there was more participation than I expected. So a round of applause for all those who entered as they were all some good maps.

    Now to announce the winner, drum roll please.

    :a sugar hyped toddler pounds on his toy drum:
    ...and the winner is: Dutchie!

    Congrats Dutchie a really well done map.

    For the Runners-Up slot goes to: Imperator! A truly unique way of presenting a map that I've seen.

    A few notable mentions go to euio and State of Norrisippi as their maps were brought up in the voting round.

    Again congrats to the winner, Dutchie. Look forward to the next round to be posted likely tomorrow morning (well morning for me in any case).

    Thanks again for everyone's participation.

    Chief Judge SK