Map Thread XIX

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

  1. Blacklister3000 Libertarian of sorts

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    Ireland revolts during the English Civil War, successfully establishing a united Irish republic in 1686. The young nation successfully wrestles Scotland and Wales out of English hands by 1750, and the Irish navy developed to be on par with that of the English, initiating a 19th-century naval arms race between the two. The Potato Famine, as a result of early industrialization, is butterflied away. The United States fails to defend against neocolonialism as it is picked apart by European powers. Russia takes advantage of the Anglo-Celtic rivalry and the absence of the American threat, expanding even further than it did in OTL. Mesoamerica becomes a playground for Irish exploitation. In 1920, the balance of power is determined by two major blocs. On the Irish side are Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Romania, and Poland. On the English side are Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Hungary, Portugal, Sweden, and Austria. The peace is currently kept, however, a shoe may drop any time sooner or later, and this cold war is about to get hot...​
     
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  2. HeX Self-Proclaimed Disney Expert

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    That's a hell of a lot of convergent borders for something diverging in 1686.
     
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  3. Ameck16 There are too many Rabbits in my head.

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    Blacklister we have come to this thread together today to start your intervention. You're clearly drunk and as you fellow AH'ers we want to help you in this time of distress.
     
  4. The Tai-Pan The Pagemaster/Plogmonger

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    WIP

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  5. The Tai-Pan The Pagemaster/Plogmonger

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    Is the font big enough?
     
  6. Etruscan-enthusiast35 master of the ancient art of schlock

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    The font is in fact large enough.
     
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  7. Blacklister3000 Libertarian of sorts

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    I made the borders less homologous. Satisfied now?
     
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  8. The Tai-Pan The Pagemaster/Plogmonger

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    Every American state is the same?
     
  9. Blacklister3000 Libertarian of sorts

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    Westward expansion, slavery compromises, Civil War happen as OTL, but US is unable to recover from Civil War and pay off debts to European powers, and eventually collapses after a socialist agrarian revolution in the 1890s.
     
  10. The Tai-Pan The Pagemaster/Plogmonger

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    But every single state border is the same as OTL.
     
  11. Blacklister3000 Libertarian of sorts

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    For the most part, United States was unaffected by the Anglo-Irish Cold War.
     
  12. HeX Self-Proclaimed Disney Expert

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    But your POD is in 1686. And the Irish taking over Scotland and Wales in 1750 will have huge butterfly effects on things that wouldn't happen for another twenty-six years IOTL, namely, the American Revolution, which involved the British... just a little bit.

    You'd be lucky to even come out with something resembling the United States, much less the actual thing still existing.
     
  13. Blacklister3000 Libertarian of sorts

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    England and France still fight in the Seven Years War, except Ireland is on the side of France, Ireland supports the American Revolution. Napoleon still comes to power, Latin American revolutions still persist, there is still the Industrial Revolution, except it is Ireland that takes the place of England as the global superpower.
     
  14. Major Crimson Filthy Socialist

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    The style here is absolutely beautiful, font, colours, ect. Also intrigued by the concept! Can't wait to see the final thing.
     
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  15. Bleh Postpostmodern Neobrutalism

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    Napoleon probably shouldn't even be born, let alone come to power in France.
     
  16. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    I mean, the chances of the United States using the exact same grid system to create exactly the same states where rivers bisect it is really unlikely.
    Doesn't help that a lot of the United States was anti-Catholic (even in the lead-up to the Seven Years' War). France was an exception (the enemy of my enemy was my friend), but I think Ireland might've been pushing it tbh.
     
  17. wildviper121 Bartlet for America!

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    Are you saying that Ireland wouldn't have supported a major geopolitical disaster for their greatest enemy because they'd be supporting a country that was anti-Catholic? The period you're talking about is rife with cross-religious alliances of convenience. You've just mentioned one too. Religion was declining as a reason to fight wars in the 18th century. Ireland backing the American Revolution to harm England makes sense.
     
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  18. Baconheimer Berserker of Chaos

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    What is Virginia?
     
  19. HeX Self-Proclaimed Disney Expert

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    Judging by the color, I'd say Virginia = France.
     
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