Map Thread XIX

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by water123, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. water123 The Biggest Normie on this Website

    May 11, 2014
    The old map thread nearly has drawn to a close. Long live the new map thread.

    Link to the old thread.

    Also, for new folks wondering where and how to begin, im gonna post a link to my horrible Worlda tutorial. Here is a link to the Electoral Map thread too, for those inclined.

    Last edited: Aug 11, 2019
  2. Viralworld Éirí Amach an Ghealach Donor

    Mar 23, 2017
    The Villehardouin Principality of Achea
    Huzzah! Now we wait for this one to get pinned
  3. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

    Apr 12, 2008
    The map thread is dead! Long live the map thread! phys_newtellurus alt.png New color scheme I'm trying out for my world. don't know if I've shown it before.
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  4. Fred Guo Heir of the great Victozon in Etheria

    Nov 25, 2016
    Long live the new map thread!
  5. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

    Oct 8, 2017
    Equatorial Commonwealth
    The old map thread is dead. Long live the new map thread.

    I never got around to creating a new map for the beginning of Map Thread XVIII, and it looks like the map I'm working on right now won't come out for a bit, so I thought, "Hey, what if I shamelessly advertised celebrated the beginning of Map Thread XIX by posting three WorldAs from my scenarios in the Before and After 1900 forums?"

    1840-Dreams of Liberty.png
    This is the most recent world map for my timeline Dreams of Liberty: A Failure at Princeton, which is more or less just a scenario where the United States loses the Revolutionary War (called the Columbian Uprising ITTL) after George Washington gets shot at the Battle of Princeton. Due to butterflies, this leads to a French Revolution inspired more by the Roman Republic, a British Revolution mostly due to an increasingly bankrupt and exploitative economy, and, among other things, the collapse of nearly all colonial empires in the New World thanks to the revolutions in Europe. By the year 1840, what was once British North America is a chaotic mess divided between an assortment of nations carrying on the legacy of both the United States and the British Empire, Latin America is doing pretty well for itself, although a war is on the horizon in South America, and Europe is divided between eastern reactionary powers and western liberal states in a collection of global fights known as the Noble Game. It should also be noted that, without as strong of a western Europe, colonialism is not as intense ITTL, thus leading to a more geopolitically decentralized world where a handful of coastal African empires have even begun to industrialize.

    Oh, and this map has a few minor continuity errors due retcons, primarily in North America and Europe, but places like South America and Africa should be up to date.

    2019-Das Ewige Reich.png

    This map is from my now finished and admittedly pretty sub-par timeline Das Ewige Reich: A Timeline of Empires, which has thus far been my only completely written timeline to reach 2019. Simply put, this timeline was basically an Imperial Austria/Imperial Mexico wank where the French First Republic somehow conquering Iberia led to Austrian dominance over Central Europe, the decline and eventual partition of France, and the delegitimization of total republicanism except apparently in Great Britain because... reasons? (the United States is actually a constitutional monarchy ITTL under the leadership of a Hohenzollern-derived dynasty called the House of Columbia). After a bloody war against communist revolutionary states in France, Prussia, and Italy, the Austro-Italian Empire basically establishes British Empire-esque dominance over Europe, with northern Africa being Austrian colonial territory and Central Europe being led by an HRE successor. This age eventually ends in the First Great War in 1907, with Austria-Italy and her allies decisively defeating "Byzantium" (just a big boi Balkan state), Egypt, and Russia, while suing for peace with Spain, Mexico, and the United States. As Austria-Italy democratizes, its former rivals (with the exception of Mexico and the United States) fall to a fascist expy called stratosism while Portugal falls to what is basically National Bolshevism (called comunacionism ITTL), thus resulting in a Second Great War starting in 1938 that Austria and her allies (including the comunacionists in an alliance akin to that of the Allies and the Soviets ITTL) end up winning. Long story short, Austria and the member states of the HRE successor unite into a nation called the Commonwealth of Europa, form a personal union with Mexico, and fight a cold war against the comunacionists until the 1980s. By the present day, Europa is the global superpower and has successfully democratized its former colonial empire, Portugal is a theocratic republic, comunacionism still reigns over Japan, and the United States is doing a weird socialist constitutional monarchy thing.

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    And last but not least, here's the map of 1924 from my other ongoing timeline alongside Dreams of Liberty, Man-Made Hell: A History of the Great War and Beyond. The basic shtick of Man-Made Hell is that World War One lasts for thirty years due to a number of factors, including a stronger German performance on the Eastern Front, a lack of American entry, and a more successful Neville Offensive into Belgium to boost morale. This alone lets WWI last into the early 1920s, but soon enough French combat in Belgium backfires spectacularly, thus initiating a Second French Revolution inspired by the communist uprising in Russia. Germany, still bogged down in the Balkans, chooses not to declare war on the French revolutionaries, but after Alfred Hugenberg and his fascist sympathizers manage to sneak their way into control of the German government (mostly just through plain luck), a de facto fascist German Empire declares war on the French Commune, thus causing the Russian Soviet Republic to retaliate by invading German puppet states in eastern Europe. This leads to a three-way Great War between the liberal Entente, the socialist Third International, and the fascist Central Powers, with the Entente fighting for its life as civil war breaks out across Europe (the United Kingdom also falls to revolution in the south after a general strike turned violent) while Germany descends further into madness after Kaiser Wilhelm II is overthrown by his own son, August Wilhelm, who collaborates with Alfred Hugenberg in forming the ultratotalitarian German Heilsreich.
  6. Ivoshafen Just A Man From Gondor - Recovering from SATS

    Oct 14, 2016
    Like I've said before, you're an inspiration Frank, hopefully before this map thread is up I'll have the project I've been working on finished that your work pushed me to start :p
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  7. Thanosaekk Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2018
    I really should have prepared a map for the new thread.
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  8. Kaiser Chris Emperor of the United States, Protector of Mexico

    Aug 3, 2016
    Republic of Texas
    Here's a map of the balkanization of Mexico in 1841 in my election game Lone Star President

    Map of the former nation of Mexico in 1842. Republic of Texas (Blue). Republic of Sonora (Orange). United States of Rio Grande (Red). Republic of Zacatecas (Violet). Confederate Mexican States (Maroon). Empire of Mexico (Dark Blue). Republic of Veracruz (Lime green). Republic of Tabasco (Brown). Republic of Yucatan (Green).

    Basically in 1839, due to some really horrible rolls, the Mexican economy has undergone an extreme depression and is on the verge of collapse with discontent high among the Mexican people, especially after Mexico recognized Texas in 1837. Inspired by the Lone Star Republic's achievement, both Rio Grande and Yucatan declare independence and launch a revolution against Mexico. For the most part aside from some naval victories and mixed success in Rio Grande, the rebels and winning and Texas under President Gonzalez (Sam Houston was ill during the election and Texas elected a Catholic Tejano Freemason as its first president) was supporting them in arms. Mexico found out, and then declared war on Texas.

    When Texas entered the war, they sent a Colonel by the name of George Kellogg to California where he united both the Mexican and Native populations to rally in revolution against Mexico. With Texas joining, Mexico is obliterated in Rio Grande, with Yucatan advancing and helping to prop up an independent Tobasco. In this chaos, the people have lost all faith in their government and a deadly riot in Mexico City destroys Congress and kills most of the executive cabinet. In this chaos, Sonora, Veracruz, and a Liberal Mexican Confederacy declare independence, while King Luis Philippe joins the war to avenge the French defeat in the Pastry War, and props up the remnants of Mexico as the Second Mexican Empire under his second son, the now Emperor Luis I.

    Texas expands to get California, Rio Grande gets Chihuahua and Durango, and thus Mexico is left dead and remembered as nothing more than a horribly failed experiment.
  9. ksituan Peace Country Unoriginal

    Apr 4, 2017
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Guess this is worth posting here, I'm currently leading an effort to create a series of pixel basemaps which actually use a real map projection (specifically, Equal Earth, which has the benefit of being equal-area). Lots of sizes are currently in the works, but the EqualAA (1200px) probably looks the most familiar.

    EqualAA 1.2.0.png

    For more info and other sizes, see the EqualX Map Room.
  10. fluttersky ~ᴍeʀmᴀiᴅ iɴ a seᴀ oғ aɴoᴍiᴇ~

    Aug 13, 2014
    I made a list of all the prior map threads, if you want to include it in the OP:

    18: July 2018 to July 2019 (FesteringSpore; 502 pages)
    17: September 2017 to July 2018 (Upvoteanthology; 500 pages)
    16: August 2017 to September 2017 (Upvoteanthology; 79 pages)
    15: January 2017 to August 2017 (rvbomally; 499 pages)
    14: March 2016 to January 2017 (MorningDew; 500 pages)
    13: February 2015 to March 2016 (Red Arturoist; 497 pages)
    12: February 2014 to February 2015 (Baconheimer; 497 pages)
    11: April 2013 to February 2014 (Red Arturoist; 500 pages)
    10: August 2012 to April 2013 (metastasis_d; 501 pages)
    9: December 2011 to August 2012 (Vexacus; 500 pages)
    8: June 2011 to December 2011 (Burton K Wheeler; 502 pages)
    7: October 2010 to June 2011 (Ian the Admin; 499 pages)
    6: September 2009 to October 2010 (Ian the Admin; 544 pages)
    5: November 2008 to September 2009 (Ian the Admin; 501 pages)
    4: May 2008 to November 2008 (Ian the Admin; 326 pages)
    3: September 2007 to May 2008 (Ian the Admin; 321 pages)
    2: October 2006 to September 2007 (Ian the Admin; 263 pages)
    1: February 2005 to October 2006 (Diamond; 301 pages)
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2019
  11. Skallagrim Not the one from YouTube. Different other fellow.

    Feb 5, 2014
    To ring in the new thread... a map that I probably shouldn't have made in Q-bam (I was just testing a few things).


    It's set in an ATL where Kaiser Wilhelm II is born completely healthy, with no crippled arm. This typically the premise for "softer worlds", where things are better. I'm deliberately shaking that up: in this ATL, the Kaiser is indeed calm, collected and not at all prone to impulsiveness and over-compensation... but on the flip-side, instead of an impulsive man with a hot temper, he's a cold, calculating and ruthless reactionary. (In OTL, he was more progressive than he's often assumed to have been.)

    This world sees an avertion of all German colonialist ambitions, a full dedication to strengthening the army, no naval rivalry with Britain, a considerable effort towards Anglo-German friendship, a calculating power-politician on the German throne, and a Great War that comes early. A Great War that is won by the Central Powers, since Germany and Austria convince Italy to enter on the CP side, and then dedicate themselves to a "Russia first strategy". No invasion of Belgium. Britain stays neutral, until the very last moment, when the British Empire intervenes on the side of the Central Powers. This largely thanks to a secret Anglo-German treaty that promised Britain, basically, "all the colonies".

    Lots of international wheeling and dealing, thanks to alt-Willie's cunning realpolitik. Some land here exchanged for some land over there... But all in all, the major outcome is a world where colonialism doesn't get it's OTL death-knell. Whether it's the sprawling British Empire, the surviving Ottoman state, the German and Austrian overlordship over vast swathes of Eastern Europe, the success of Japanese ambitions in the Far East, or the the USA going full "United Fruit Company" on the Caribbean and Mesoamerica (and the Philippines)... this is a world of colonial hegemons.

    There are certainly bright spots. Certain OTL atrocities have been completely averted. There was never a second Great War, and it doesn't look like there will be. The USSR was thankfully averted, and following its humiliation, Russia has seen a constitutionalist system forced upon the Tsarist regime. The British Empire is doubling down on home rule, Dominions, and increased colonial self-government. But at its core, this is a reactionary world-- and no great shake-up seems forthcoming.

    It's 1940 now, and the world is looking more and more like it's trapped in amber.
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  12. Viralworld Éirí Amach an Ghealach Donor

    Mar 23, 2017
    The Villehardouin Principality of Achea
    *screams in Arabic*
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  13. Skallagrim Not the one from YouTube. Different other fellow.

    Feb 5, 2014
    Thank, thank you-- I did my utmost to depict the full glory of colonialist idiocy there. Glad to know I succeeded!
  14. Bennett Human Time-Waster

    Jun 3, 2017
    Straight lines vertical are not a thing for QBAM, so this would look even more grotesque if it was on the typical world maps of rl (Mercator et al).
    Other than that it looks great (I meant "grotesque" in a "Screams in Arabic" way).
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  15. Skallagrim Not the one from YouTube. Different other fellow.

    Feb 5, 2014
    You're right. I've edited it ever so slightly to make it accurately fit the projection-- to demonstrate that it is indeed meant to be a case of "the bastards just took a ruler and drew a straight vertical line!"
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  16. Etruscan-enthusiast35 master of the ancient art of schlock

    Aug 11, 2018
    Hobbiton, The Shire, Eriador, Middle-Earth
  17. Jürgen Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2016
    East and West Denmark.png

    Kingdom of Denmark (1989)

    Government type: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy

    Capital: Copenhagen

    Center of government: Esbjerg

    Major cities: Esbjerg, Aarhus, East Copenhagen, Flensburg, Odense, Aalborg

    Official language: Danish

    Official minority languages: German, Faroese, North Frisian and Greenlandic

    Main foreign languages known: English, German and French

    Population: 4,1 million people

    State religion: Danish people’s Church (Lutheran)

    People’s Republic of Denmark (1989)

    Government type: Socialist Republic

    Capital: Copenhagen

    Center of government: West Copenhagen

    Major Cities: West Copenhagen, Stettin, Piostaden

    Official language: Scandinavian (de facto Danish)

    Official minority languages: Low German, German, Polish, Yiddish, Icelandic* Greenlandic**, Faroese**

    Main foreign languages known: German and Russian

    Population: 3,2 million people

    State religion: State Atheism

    *Official in regions occupied by the Republic of Iceland

    **Official in regions occupied by the Kingdom of Denmark
  18. Ongo Certified Procyon lotor

    Nov 24, 2018

    After trying to gain the confidence to post this in a place other than Discord, I've decided to post it here, and for my first post on AH altogether. A currently unfinished political map of my conworld known as "Erecond" which is to simply put, a worldbuilding project that is simply just a gigantic derivative of our world. Since there is already a lot of information in this to put around and I'm too lazy, you'll sadly won't get the full context of everything you see above for now.
  19. Gian Wizard of Watkins Mill Gone Fishin'

    Feb 17, 2012
    'Murica (do you have to ask?)
    Something I managed to whip up based on one of my old-ish WIPs (hopefully, this would become the start to a new wikibox TL)
  20. Selvetrica Duke of Corn

    Jan 3, 2012
    Do you have any tips on making terrain? Just the way you make mountains and the sea floor seem so nice and I wish I could replicate it
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