Map of the Fortnight: Main Discussion Thread

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

  1. Dr.Kafka Well-Known Member

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    I have. Not to spoil the surprise, but the map will be focusing on the most radical state in the the former Confederacy. The Florida coastline always puts me off of doing maps of the South, but I'm going to have to do it twice for this map. Hopefully it won't put me off of finishing this one.
     
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  2. SpazzReflex Induce vomiting if contacted

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    I'll get started tonight!
     
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  3. SpazzReflex Induce vomiting if contacted

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    Maybe I'll have to change my plan if you're also doing a bat-shit Florida
     
  4. Dr.Kafka Well-Known Member

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    Florida's not the focus of my map, so don't feel the need to change on my account. I'm not familiar enough with Florida's history outside of the panhandle or the history of communism in the state to focus on it.
     
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  5. RandomWriterGuy Bernie Sanders Hindsight 2020

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    I want to nominate these two.
     
  6. KaiserEmu Emperor and Autocrat of all the Emus, etc.

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    If we are nominating ideas, I have a few for the next round. I suspect one or two of these might have been used before, but anyway:
    (Titles shamelessly stolen from the Australian national anthem, which is where I got the ideas)

    1. Girt by Sea: Make a map of an island nation.
    2. Abounds in Nature's Gifts: Make a map of a country especially rich in a particular natural resource.
    3. Renowned of All the Lands: Make a map of a nation that is generally well-regarded by others.
    4. For Those Who've Come Across the Seas: Make a map of a nation or region with high levels of immigration.
     
  7. Thanosaekk Well-Known Member

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    Here's a proposal I thought of:
    I don't have a cool name: Make a map of a nation which has many, many irredentist claims.

    Examples include pre-WW1 Italy and the Megali Idea.
     
  8. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    Mine, All Mine? :p
     
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  9. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    With no entries submitted so far, the contest period for MotF 185: The Bonnie Red Flag is hereby extended by a week to October 14th!
     
  10. Dr.Kafka Well-Known Member

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    I'm just going through some text on the post. I should have the map up by tomorrow at the latest. I'm looking forward to seeing others' hard work!
     
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  11. Oxander Stepping Lightly

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    Why is Moulton blue?
     
  12. Dr.Kafka Well-Known Member

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    Complete accident. Thanks for pointing it out! It should be fixed now.
     
  13. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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  14. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    Congratulations to @Dr.Kafka for winning MotF 185 with "Confederacy of Socialist Republics"!

    I see we have one very interesting entry already for MotF 186 - anyone else got one in progress?

    I have a contest idea in mind for 187, but I am looking for suggestions for the round after that. 188 will be a POD-specific round, so what are some scenarios that you would like to see covered?
     
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  15. SpazzReflex Induce vomiting if contacted

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    I'm working on a 186 entry

    perhaps some of these ideas might be interesting?

    The Blood of the Martyrs -
    have a successful 1848 revolution somewhere in Europe (POD between 1838 and 1848)
    The World without Alex - Alexander the Great dies at the Battle of Gaugamela
    So Long, Palmetto State! - The Nullification Crisis goes hot
    Sting like a Bee - make a Great Power Egypt with a PoD of 1815-1829
     
  16. damein fisher This bad boy can fit so many maps in it

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    I second this!
     
  17. Betelgeuse Well-Known Member

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    I’m partial to The Blood of the Martyrs, myself.
     
  18. Kerguelen Prime Specimen

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    Conquer By Thee: Constantine the Great never converts to Christianity and never spreads the religion across Europe
    Beyond the Sunset: Christopher Columbus' fleet is wrecked by a storm, delaying the discovery and colonisation of the Americas
    Remember, Remember the Fifth of November: The Gunpowder Plot manages to succeed in killing off Parliament and the King of England
    Of Pigs and Potatoes: America and Britain end up going to war after the San Juan Boundary Dispute takes a violent turn
    Good Bye, Mr. Lenin: Fanny Kaplan successfully assassinates Vladamir Lenin during the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution
     
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  19. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    With only two entries so far, MotF 186: The Visible Hand has been extended by one week until November 4th.

    (No one has asked so far, but in case anyone is curious, my rule is to extend if there are less than three entries after the first two weeks, and to put up the poll regardless of how many entries there are once we get to the three-week mark).

    Also, thank you to everyone who has suggested topics for MotF 188! I'm still taking suggestions, so feel free to propose a topic or mention a couple that you like.
     
  20. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    American Jewel - Either show a Raj-esque colony in the Americas, or a Raj-esque region owned by the United States of America (i.e., Raj-esque referring to the manner in which the British Raj was governed, with multiple polities under British control all combined together into one region)
    Rule, Brytenlond - A world where William the Conqueror's invasion in 1066 does not occur, or is a failure: create a map of a world where Great Britain remained Anglo-Saxon.
    Dominion of Tobacco - Create a map of a world where the Southern States remained loyal to Great Britain, and became dominions of Great Britain following the War of Independence
    An Eagle Resplendent - Create a map showing a post-World War One republican Germany that is a functional entity that does not fall to political and economic distress and unrest
    Ink and Paper - A map of a world where the German Confederation remains in power, Bismarck never enters politics and the Austro-Prussian War never occurs.
    For this Moment to be Free - A map of a country that has just ended an era of racism (such as the Jim Crow Era in the USA or the Apartheid in South Africa)