Might I ask around where the disputed territory mentioned in the text is located? Or would the UPR and MB count as those? Also, any importance on where there is just a Congo here? Did it unify with the other one or never change its name to Zaire, and thus would have been considered the main Congo? Or nothing major about the name change, but the people of Buganda call it Congo?
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Hi, this is a world map for a novel I'm writing (well, I'd like to be writing it, but my laptop is currently in repair, so I can't really do anything but prepare stuff in my head). You may have already seen it but not colored and with some small differencies.
The territories in Amazon green are International Sovereignity Area. It means they don't belong to any government, and aren't open for economic exploitation. People are authorizd to inhabit these lands, but under draconian regulations. The first territory to have been under this law is Antarctica, but it has then been expanded to the Borneo Forest, the Amazon forest, the Cree Forests, the Victoria Falls, the Galapagos Islands and the Central Kongo Forests.
One of the PoDs (the main) is that Austria-Hungary organizes the Olympics of Sopron in 1912. The Great War happens differently and stuff, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire reforms itself, even though it looses some territories. It is now (in 2003) a small regional power, with autarkist policies.
The big other changes are : Africa is decolonized at the Conference of Johannesburg (excepts for Portuguese colonies, because of the last minute refusal of Portugal. Arabia is ruled by a weird but pacific theocracy, that encourages austerity and thus doesn't use it's oil resources. The private attempt from the Euro-Petroleum Company to invade Arabia failed miserably, and signed the beginning of global reglementations on company's powers. Argentina is now the Konfederacio Internacia, a pacific communist state that has renounced World Revolution, and even disapproved the Rif Uprise, despite it's communist intents. America hasn't been forced out of it's insulation, and thus is just loosely applying the Monroe Doctrine. The Russian Confederacy is a mess, that oddly keeps together and is beginning to work as an actual country. Japan is insulated again, but is now a democratic monarchy, after it's society collapsed because of the Longest Week in 1931. The different Chinese States are not warring anymore, and more awkwardly staring at each others pretending that "United China" isn't a thing that could actually happen.
If you have any questions, just ask (also I kinda used Skallagrim's color scheme but didn't really get it at first, so it's normal that the colors look uncanny and yet similar)
I feel it might be implied with the Euro claims on those parts of Poland, though I feel they might have claimed more of Silesia than Pomerania. Maybe their plan is to make the remainder of the Polish coast one long Danzig. I don't feel Denmark or Sweden would be in this state, though. The Nordic countries generally kept their own currencies, while Finland, which did not, didn't end up in the federation here. Partially also comes down to how the Sweden and Danish economies might not do great in such a federation. Thar, and the Faroes Islands and Greenland are in personal union with the Danes, but not officially part of the EU, to avoid being fished dry. It is something Iceland and Norway have actually been territorial about for eight hundred years.>dark turn
>no independent national-populist/left-wing extremist/other extremist government East Germany
Officially, there is the People's Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo. Often, they are shortened to Kongo and Congo respectively.Might I ask around where the disputed territory mentioned in the text is located? Or would the UPR and MB count as those? Also, any importance on where there is just a Congo here? Did it unify with the other one or never change its name to Zaire, and thus would have been considered the main Congo? Or nothing major about the name change, but the people of Buganda call it Congo?
@Alexander North: I love that scenario! You used parallelisms really well there!
Wouldn't people more likely say that Albania is "properly communist" and not Belarus (as the Venezuela analogue?)
Also, was Albania governed by the Hoxha Dynasty/Enver Hoxha's younger brother until recently?