Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Upvoteanthology, Sep 20, 2017.
Tshow-Tshow....................is that the OTL Tcho Tcho?
Oh hey, that's my scenario Kutku. Maybe I should should start posting on this site as well as reddit.
Is there a GIMP guide?
How do I download GIMP
Put the phrase "download GIMP" in a search engine and guess what the first hit is?
Heavens, I hope they're not OTL.
Yeah. That would be nightmarish.
I have an ISOT idea. The USA, Japan, and Europe is ISOT into that world. The 3 would seem like 'radicals among radicals'. OR 'radicals among radicals among radicals'.
Great American Flood.
This is the first in a series of maps based around a natural disaster in the United States that would make 9/11 like a pinprick. In the Western United States, during the summer of 1983, the Glen Canyon Dam was on the verge of failure. The POD for this disaster would be opening the spillway in late June instead of early June, which would allow for the failure of the Dam. According to a 1928 study if Glen Canyon were to fail Hoover Dam would fail and destroy every community downstream (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Dam#Planning_and_agreements). This increased flow would cause the River to change course and flow into the Salton Sink thus flooding the Imperial Valley creating the 8thlargest lake in the United States.
This map shows the Colorado River from Glen Canyon to the US/Mexico Border. The red splotches without borders are the areas of major dam failure as well as areas where the river has diverted. The spots with boundaries are cities that are critically affected. The cities of Laughlin, Lake Havasu, Yuma and the cities of the Imperial Valley would disappear and the death toll would be in the hundreds of thousands as there would have to time to evacuate. Cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson would be practically abandoned overnight. States such as Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada would loose significant power from just the loss of the Glen Canyon Dam. From the loss of the Glen and Hoover Dams the Western United States have been plunged into a ‘dark age’. The agriculture industry of California would be on the verge of collapse and population of Los Angeles would halve but, this is just California. Southern Nevada, Arizona, Southern Utah and Western Colorado would be drastically changed in regards to population as well as political standing.
With the POD in 1983 this would place the disaster in midst of the Reagan Presidency, which would cause the President we know of in OTL as ‘international’ (I only say this because of his view on communism as well as: Lebanon, Grenada and the Contra Conflict) to focus on internal pressures. As a result this disaster would probably flip the United States to isolationism and lead to a very peculiar 1984 election.
All of the political repercussions of this disaster will be featured in updates. Please let me know your opinions.
Ok, this one from WIP is done! It is South America from world, where Japan and Nazi Germany win war in Man in the High Castle style and split world between them. I just want to do really big Argentina
No connection with Eis und Feuer,
Aaand thank for Arminius, his map was inspiration for G. Brazil/Glutland (https://arminius1871.deviantart.com/art/German-colonies-in-Southern-Brazil-534823315)
That's a nice original idea.
This is a really interesting concept! I had no idea this was such a real risk at any point in time.
Damned happy to be a Hoosier right about now
Would you mind giving a full list of the analogues?
Thanks! I've thought about this for a long time.
It really is a fun concept! It came so close to happening. They had all the spillways open and had done everything they could for the dam and only had to hold out hope the flow would reduce and thank goodness it did.
From what I can see (and @Miranda Brawner can feel free to correct):
England - Turkey
Ireland - Greece
Wales - Cyprus
France - Syria
Aquitaine - Lebanon
Euskadi - Israel
Guyenne - Palestine
Aragon - Jordan
Spain - Egypt
Italy - Saudi Arabia
Provence - Iraq
Swabian Autonomous Region - Iraqi Kurdistan
Democratic Federation of Northern France - Syrian Kurds
ODIN - ISIS
Frisia - Armenia
Hamburg - Georgia
Saxony - Azerbaijan
Germany - Iran
San Marino - Kuwait
Foggia - Qatar
United Roman Principalities - UAE
Taranto - Oman
Sicily - Yemen
Poland - probably Turkmenistan (therefore the Baltic states would be the rest of the 'stans)
Scandinavia - Russia
Japan - United Kingdom
Arabia - US, possibly
After some time and effort spent getting the re-projected details (more or less?) right, here's a Q-Bam scale basemap of the kind of east-west switcheroo created by @What am I doing recently (right here). The idea was awesome, and although @What am I doing already made another version accounting for the re-projection later on, that was WorldA-scale, and I prefer Q-Bam (also, I had already started work on this).
I'm thinking of filling this up with my own ASB scenario, but frankly, I'm not at all sure how the re-positioning of continents would affect the climate in various areas. Is there anyone around who knows more than I do about how ocean currents and things like that work? I could really use some input on this.
Has this become an AH meme?
Large-scale ISOTs aren't exactly new; not even those of the "it's been like this since time immemorial" variety. But this particular one does seem to have a spacial allure. @What am I doing has clearly tapped into some hidden reservoir of meme magic.
I know. I didn't really see much of these until he started doing them.
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