Map Thread XII

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Baconheimer, Feb 24, 2014.

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  1. Beedok I exist.

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    Some are translations, some are attempts at viking-ifying the names.

    Technical sort of both and sort of neither. Stereotypes of various North American regions were sent back in time with false histories and the Vikings stumbled upon the area roughly as per OTL, but the contact was a more thorough.
     
  2. Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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    From same world as my last WIP, here is a look at New France in it's early settlement.

    I. Nouvelle Orleans
    II. Nouvelle Gascogne
    III. Qoinetique
    IV. Vierginie
    V. Massuche

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  3. Delvestius Banned

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    Here's a dumb map I threw together, featuring "lingua Francas" spoken across multiple countries.

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  4. Asharella Socialistic Vmpr Bi Witch Girl

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    Why not in Indochina and parts of Polynesia?
     
  5. Delvestius Banned

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    Got lazy with Polynesia.

    But for Indonesia what language would you suggest, Malay?
     
  6. Asharella Socialistic Vmpr Bi Witch Girl

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    Why not French?
     
  7. Delvestius Banned

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    I misread, I thought you said Indonesia instead of Indochina.

    They don't really use French in Indochina anymore, it has been being replaced with Chinese and English but I don't know to what degree; Neither is an official language any any regional country besides Singapore.
     
  8. USJ I am L.E.G.I.O.N

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    For those whom have been following my WIP's, here is the complete map, key and all. Now, without further ado, I present: THREE SIDES OF THE SAME COIN.

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  9. SRegan Well-Known Member

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    Interesting - I wonder if Spain would be able to maintain that rump empire without Centroamerica. I like the aesthetics of the European borders; is that an alt-Yugoslavia or a mega-Bulgaria?

    Pretty grim. The map itself is really nice - I like the way you've delineated the region. Surprised there wouldn't be an attempt on Damascus, though. So the plan is basically the mother of all false flag attacks to rally the people against the US coalition?

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    Well, I wanted to wait a bit longer before posting this, given I generally don't like riffing off very recent events, but given the inspiration for this doesn't look likely to disappear any time soon, I thought I might as well post it. It's background material for a webcomic which is a sequel to a webcomic I probably won't get around to for a decade or to, so don't expect to see too much more on this any time soon. I was considering incorporating what happens immediately after this map, but after seeing islander's entry for MOTF 110 it would probably be too same-y. Suffice it to say the story ends with a War of the Worlds quote. The map itself is inspired by Wikipedia's attempts to map the evolving clusterfuck in Iraq and Syria. It should be noted the basemap is completely built from scratch using overlapping maps of each country from different sources.

    An alt-Northern Mali conflict gets infinitely worse when the Touaregs hire ADARI (Armée pour la Defense et l'Augmentation de Republic Islamique) to overhaul their command structure. ADARI, known in the English-language media as ADAIR, is an Islamist mercenary group known for use of advanced weaponry such as altered-reality HUDs, RFID tracking of individual soldiers and microwave/sonic crowd control devices. ADAIR wastes little time in hijacking the rebellion and converting it into a brutal theocratic/technocratic state.

    Although their tech edge is progressively diluted in the ever-expanding conflict, ADAIR take over a swathe of West Africa, including effectively exiling the governments of Mali and Niger, declaring a new state called the Kalifayt Islamiyya or Islamic Caliphate (which appellation is, as OTL's ISIS, generally rejected by the world media). Their leader, Abu Ottoman, claims to be a direct descendent of Mehmed VI, a claim slightly spoiled by a strong Birmingham accent.

    This map is set in December 2014, shortly after the shock fall of Oran to a group of largely untrained foreign fighters flying ADAIR's flag. At this point ADAIR is fighting a twelve-front war, and is continuing to take territory - though largely at this point by joining with like-minded groups in Nigeria, northern Chad and the Libyan desert (which groups quickly find that Ottoman has no use for alternative leadership structures). The USA, unlike OTL, has fallen into complete isolation, with the right preoccupied with the crisis in Mexico and the left unwilling to countenance yet another foreign invasion. In Timbuktu, ADAIR's official capital, however, reality is about to assert itself.
     
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  10. SRegan Well-Known Member

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    ADAIR/ADARI/KI map

    And the map:

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  11. Tsar of New Zealand One of them unemployable Masters grads Donor

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    Holy crap, it's a monarchist 1984. I love it :D
     
  12. Kaiser K Literally Scoop Jackson

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    @SReagan: So.. I assume this is basically "ISIS" in West Africa?
     
  13. USJ I am L.E.G.I.O.N

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    What gave it away? :rolleyes:
     
  14. Stuyvesant #Gillibrand2020 Donor

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    ISIS as a CoD villain.
     
  15. Kaiser K Literally Scoop Jackson

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    Isn't ISIS already basically a bad CoD villain?
     
  16. Stuyvesant #Gillibrand2020 Donor

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    But they don't have 'soopertech.'
     
  17. rvbomally Russian Hacker

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    They have Twitter and Instagram. Good enough for me.
     
  18. Kaiser K Literally Scoop Jackson

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    If Twitter and Instagram qualify as Soopertech then every nation is a bad CoD villian by definition. :p
     
  19. dreadnought jenkins lives to serve his cat

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    Thanks for the compliment. I'm pretty happy with how Europe turned out.

    The Balkan state is meant to be an ALT Yugoslavia, but more along Orthodox lines. Bulgarians I suspect are the biggest group, but hopefully the Serbs balance them out a little.

    As for the Spanish empire, it hung on by the skin of its teeth. It has been propped up a little by the Brazileans, in exchange for certain border considerations.

    And of course, that map of yours is very impressive. Scary, but really freaking good.
     
  20. Tsar of New Zealand One of them unemployable Masters grads Donor

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    If they're supertech, they're not evil enough. Give ISIS 4chan, now, and the world will really learn about unalloyed evil.
     
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