Just finished a map of a surviving Republic of Indian Stream, went really well.
Historiae Mutetur, the map game it's based on, is strange in that it starts out in OTL 2014 and goes backward, diverging from OTL more and more each year. As a result, the players had free reign to move OTL historical figures to whatever time period they wanted, or create or remove them altogether, since they're basically rewriting all of history.
There was a point earlier on where we agreed that the cosmetic similarities are the key thing. So in Historiae USA for example, 2014 has someone named Barack Obama as President, Congress has similar-looking people in it, and Americans celebrate something on July 4, but the way all those things came to be are dramatically different from OTL (necessarily, since the US isn't formed until the 1960's, I believe).In fact it does not start out from OTL 2014, since our present is very much shaped by the history we actually had. It creates a plausible backstory for something which looks like OTL on a map, but actually must be very different in detail. It's certainly possible to create an internally consistent timeline from this, but it's necessarily all extremely improbable. (Apparently a great deal of fun, however).
The plan is a political for the year 1500 of the Third Age as the project was originally for a Middle Earth Nation Game. After that's done I might have a go at a racial/ethnic map.What will be part two? It would be interesting to see someone try their hand at a racial/ethnic map of Middle-earth - “racial” as in where Men, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs and all the rest, “ethnic” as in, say, the different nations of Men.
I will say HM seems to have had an impressive spike in quality after a certain point.There was a point earlier on where we agreed that the cosmetic similarities are the key thing. So in Historiae USA for example, 2014 has someone named Barack Obama as President, Congress has similar-looking people in it, and Americans celebrate something on July 4, but the way all those things came to be are dramatically different from OTL (necessarily, since the US isn't formed until the 1960's, I believe).
They just took the number of people in their military and divided it by two. Concerns raised by other nations, such as “That’s not how this works.” and “What are you planning to invade anyway?” have been dismissed by the government as “We’re a sovereign nation, your definitions don’t concern us.”Uhm.. How does a country of 3,000 people field two divisions, which is more than 3,000 people?
The plan is a political for the year 1500 of the Third Age as the project was originally for a Middle Earth Nation Game. After that's done I might have a go at a racial/ethnic map.
It'll take some digging I think, but I'll definitely look into it!That would be awesome! Of course, you would have to make some calls as to whether Hobbits and Woses (the latter of which are apparently meant to be some sort of Neanderthal-like being) would be counted as subsets of Men or their own races, as well as how to deal with fleetingly-mentioned races such as badger-folk, giants, and ogres. Still, I do not think that I have seen anyone make such a map for Middle-earth.
Would be a really interesting dynamic if it turns into a North American Tax haven right next to two of the continent’s biggest business economies. And neither Canada nor America can do anything about it, cause what are they gonna do? Invade a sovereign nation?
Does anyone know where I can find that European Federation map that was in the previous thread? The map looked like a combination of France, Germany, and I think Switzerland all in one country.
Nice map- I’d like to see your take on an Ireland-wank.
The Navel of the Moon
Map #3 in the SuperSized Nations Series
(Yes, it has a name now)
The thicc maps continue with this threequel to And They Shall Eat Cake and How The Sausage Gets Made, this time zeroing in on a world where Mexico made sure to drink its milk and eat its Flintstone vitamins every day to get swole. The POD focuses not on New Spain, though, but rather a few innocuous British colonies on the Atlantic Coast. The American Revolution is seen as a rebellion ITTL, with the Battle of Saratoga failing miserably. This causes France to not get involved, however some callous missteps on the part of King Louis XVII lead to the nation still falling into anarchy and revolution. The American Rebellion is crushed, but revolution soon comes across the English Channel as King George III collapses into madness and Great Britain goes bankrupt due to heavily intervening in the French Revolution and the American Rebellion, causing a republic to be established in England and the British Royal Family to flee across the Atlantic and set themselves up in North America. Seeing a chance to strike, Spain declares war on the British royalists, and gains the Floridas and their Centroamerican and Caribbean holdings, further dooming Britain. Afterwards, though, similar events to those that sparked the American Rebellion go down: Spain needs to tax its colonies to fund the war, the colonies don't like that they're not able to influence the laws that are applied to them at all, and Latin America explodes much earlier, around 1785.
Unlike the American Revolution, the Latin American Revolutions result in the emergence of new empires and new monarchies. The House of Iturbide emerges in Mexico, which, ITTL, is made up of all claimed Spanish territories from OTL Alaska to Gran Colombia. Other stuff happens, the Roman Empire is reborn as a Catholic theocracy, Spain becomes Mexico's BFF, Austria unifies southern Germany, China gets taken over, there's a cultural genocide against Muslims (sadly, but considering the major powers of this world are all borderline theocratic Catholic empires, I think it's more than likely to occur), and Mexican hegemony over the globe is secured. This is the world in 1910. Russia, who got off pretty easily except for losing Vladivostok, and Prussia are both technically neutral, but they, as well as Brazil (still housing the Portuguese royal family, who fled after Spain took over the homeland), the United Kingdom of North America, Japan, Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and every other still-independent nation is covertly working together, plotting to take down Mexico and company before it's too late.
Though, really, it already is.
EDIT: Oh yeah, that's Mexican Alsace-Lorraine, by the way.
(I'm willing to take suggestions again on the next country I should wank. Fire away!)