Map Thread XVIII

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by FesteringSpore, Jul 28, 2018.

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  1. Miranda Brawner Trans Woman

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    Awesome map, B_Munro! So many great references to literature and folklore. What was the rationale behind splitting up South America into several continents?
     
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  2. Drex Alférez de caballería

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    Yeah, I put a darker outline around the borders and coasts,
     
  3. BlackentheBorg Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones

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    Something I'm trying to flesh out to distract from stress.

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    Fig 1. Major Alliances within the Federation of American Economic Zones, circa 2090.

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    1. Ecologist Belt
    Participating members: California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Texas

    Dominant ideologies: Councilist Ecosocialism, Neo-Agrarian Communalism, National Agorism, Social Laissez-Faire

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    2. Mutual Interest Compact of Workers Republics
    Participating members: Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia
    Dominant ideologies: Equalitarian Marxism, Thelemic Social Democracy, Pagan Communism

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    3. Northeast Corridor
    Participating members: New York, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire

    Dominant ideologies: Progressive Autocracy, Centralised Integralism, Anti-Transhumanism

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    4. Rocky Mountain Social Syndicates
    Participating members: Utah, Colorado

    Dominant ideologies: National Syndicalism, Progressive Corporatism

    (all non allied/independent nations kept grey)
     
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  4. Miranda Brawner Trans Woman

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    Very cool flags and scenario. I'm interested to intrigued by a lot of the ideologies, like "Progressive Corporatism", "Progressive Autocracy", "National Agorism", "Thelemic Social Democracy", well pretty much all of them!
     
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  5. Mina-van-Mako Marquise of Excess (formerly Mako-Tochan)

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    Maybe it's related to the Theleme Abbey in Gargantua, a book from Rabelais, a French philosopher. It's a utopic Abbey where free thought, reflexion and enjoyment are encouraged
     
  6. Bleh Postpostmodern Neobrutalism

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    To help with place names, here's a rough map of what is generally considered the Midwest, usually with some occasional variation in the Dakota and Missouri areas:
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  7. KapiTod Fuhrerreich was my idea!

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    Idk what it is but fuck it, that certainly unique.
     
  8. B_Munro Member

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    That was from the original map I was doing a cover on: no idea what the rationale was, although I have seen at least one "speculative" map from around Columbus's time or a bit earlier in which there are a lost of big islands in the space between Europe and Asia.
     
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  9. BlackentheBorg Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones

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    Thelmetic Social Democracy is actually a branch of socialism mixed in with Thelemic mysticism, which Aleister Crowley was famous for practicing. Think Berniecratic economic policy with a pagan theocracy.
    As for the others -- Progressive Corporatism is a heavily moderated variant of Corporatism in which the Labour Unions are in control, Progressive Autocracy is lighthearted totalitarianism, as is National Agorism.
    The whole bloody time I was making this I was thinking "something don't feel right."
     
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  10. GustavusAdolphus1 Well-Known Member

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    How did this ideology take off in Kentucky and Tennessee, two states known for being very conservative and Christian?
     
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  11. BlackentheBorg Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones

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    Well it is 2090. We already have increasingly niche ideologies as of 2019. Mix that in with a few terrible environmental and political disasters and strange shit is bound to happen.
     
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  12. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    Here, I would edit the colour really. That is rare that my screen doesn't show some difference, but here, it could even be the Ottomano-Italian Federation to be honest.
     
  13. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    Is this is "French HRE", Germany is likely not communist, is it?
     
  14. Umbric Man Umbric Manned

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    I agree with what you said and this map fully. However, I also must throw wood onto the fire and say New York west of the Susquehanna and Black Rivers, and Pennsylvania west of the Appalachians, tend to be Midwestern in all but name as well.
     
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  15. Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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    I never actually posted this, but this was to be the first map in a redo of a popular series of mine from a few map threads ago. In that series, Earth had seen the rise of a Force-like power in antiquity. In the reboot, I used an RNG to determine where the first Force-sensitives would appear and that led me to OTL Yemen. The "Sith" here dubbed the Settut were a small number of early Force wielders who appeared in the region some time ago, changing this Earth's history substantially. Anyway, I never did an actual write up and that meant I never posted the map. Here it is.

    I did not make the Star Wars symbols or the camel symbol which were used in the map, nor remember where the heck I got them tbh. Everything else on the map itself was made by me.

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  16. Bleh Postpostmodern Neobrutalism

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    The most wild maps I saw included Idaho in the Midwest so I figure that's entirely reasonable. Of course, I'm neither Midwestern nor a New Yorker (though I am Pennsylvanian, if only by birth!) so I don't know how inflammatory such a statement might be.
     
  17. Miranda Brawner Trans Woman

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    Fascinating stuff. Thanks for clarifying.
     
  18. Turquoise Blue Floraison Tibby!

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    Decided to do a map of "Nordic" states [obviously going to add more at a later date but] in A Toasted World.
     
  19. SpazzReflex Induce vomiting if contacted

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    Finally, someone acknowledges the Mid-western-ness of Rochester and Pittsburgh
     
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  20. TrucKola Raccoon Emperor of Gaulish Brennusia

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    Meanwhile, West Dakota is a Midwestern colony. Ask the locals.
     
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