Map of the Fortnight: Main Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Upvoteanthology, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. lock A good guy with a bad latitude

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    So 185 will start the day before 184 ends?

    Oh and btw, I am *so* down for 184. I've had an idea that's been sort of bouncing around my head for a while now, but hasn't had an outlet.

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  2. Thanosaekk Well-Known Member

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    I will also be trying to make a map for this contest, although it will be my first attempt and I don't know how well it will go given how little free time I have. Also, I hope that I don't have the same idea as someone else (because it's not anything super crazy), but even if I do, who cares?:p
     
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  3. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    Go for it! Everyone starts somewhere! :)

    Correct!

    Looking forward to seeing it! :)
     
  4. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    I wonder, would the HRE count as a supranational union in this case? What about a zollverein-like reformed HRE?
     
  5. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    Maybe not the historical HRE, but an alternate, reformed HRE could certainly work.
     
  6. KaiserEmu Emperor and Autocrat of all the Emus, etc.

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  7. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    Congratulations to @Reagent for winning MotF 183 with his entry, "Ordensstaat Gotenland"!

    We have one entry already for MotF 184, and I gather there are a couple others in the pipeline, so it's time to be thinking about topics for MotF 185! This will be another POD-specific round, and here are some options to consider:
    • The Bonnie Red Flag - Make a map depicting the outcome of a socialist or communist revolution in an independent CSA. POD must be between 1860 and 1865.
    • Case Green - Make a map set in a timeline where the Munich Agreement did not take place and WWII broke out over Czechoslovakia in 1938.
    • Sailed The Ocean Blue - Make a map set in a timeline where Ferdinand and Isabella decline to fund Columbus’s expeditions in 1492.
     
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  8. SpazzReflex Induce vomiting if contacted

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    Aww yeah B) I'm very interested in this glorious proposal
     
  9. damein fisher This bad boy can fit so many maps in it

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    I was thinking of doing this as a one-shot anyways! Would love for it to be a MotF
     
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  11. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    Good timing on my part, then! Heh, took way too long to make that map. Tried to much the style of late-18th century writing (i.e., capitalize Anything and forget about Correct Spelling because Webster's yet to have Written Anything Down yet)
     
  12. damein fisher This bad boy can fit so many maps in it

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    Yes! I've been wanted to do a one-shot of this forever, now I can give myself a good reason to push it up.

    *Edit* - Is there any chance we can use an earlier POD? I have a great idea for a map, but it would require a 1840's POD.
     
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  13. Tsar of New Zealand Sorry, this content cannot be viewed in your area Donor

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    Your link takes me to MotF 184 - might need changing.
     
  14. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    Good catch - should be fixed now!

    The idea is for it to recognizably be the CSA of our history, so I was thinking the POD would need to be after Lincoln's election and the first states seceeding to ensure that. What did you have in mind?
     
  15. damein fisher This bad boy can fit so many maps in it

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    My idea was the all Mexico-movement passes, but that increases most kinds of political instability, leading to a more successful CSA. I was looking for a realisttic way for the CSA to become the most powerful nation in North America.
     
  16. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    Yeah, I think that falls outside the scope of this one, unfortunately.
     
  17. damein fisher This bad boy can fit so many maps in it

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    K, no worries, I'll think of something else to make the map unique
     
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  18. KaiserEmu Emperor and Autocrat of all the Emus, etc.

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    Does the revolution have to be successful?
    I assume a couple of communist uprisings doesn't count as a revolution, so what marks the line between revolt and revolution?

    Or what about a communist revolution followed by a counter-revolution?
     
  19. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    Round 184 is now closed - thank you to all who entered!

    MotF 184: In Varietate Concordia - Voting Thread

    Any of those are fine - the revolution doesn't have to be successful, and can be as small as a single city. Showing longer-term effects is also within the scope.
     
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  20. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    Congratulations to @Iserlohn for winning MotF 184 with his map, "Central America, South America, and the Caribbean - Political Map (1979)!"

    Anyone have a map in progress yet for 185?
     
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