Map Thread XX

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Same timeline as the last map I posted. This one showing international economic blocs.
1. The European Cooperative Organization is the economic section of the European Council. As it does not include political and military aspects nominally/generally neutral nations like the Vatican, Switzerland and Norway are officially part of it. As there are less regulations needed to join ECO than the EC Georgia has become a part of ECO but not EC (also it requires less commitment on the part of the Georgian government).
2. Russian Empire and Armenia have special bilateral treaties with ECO without being full members of it. While German Empire's Reichspakt agreement with some of its former colonies give the those African nations certain economic rights with Germany. Those rights are also considered to apply to rest of the ECO. (Reichspakt is also a monetary union, with all members using the Reichsmark, thought this is not the case for the ECO at large)
3. The 4th International's military/political side has been mentioned. It also functions as a free trade area and customs union. Of the three other communist states DPR Central Africa and DPR South Sudan are also part of it as they need Chinese support. On the other hand the American Socialist Federation asserts its independence from China and remains independent of the 4th Internationals trade bloc. The ASF also prides itself on autarky. However it does trade with the 4th International rather than the Capitalist Powers.
4. The Istanbul Pact is an economic organization along with a military/political one. It is a customs union and common market. Unlike the Reichspakt however non ECO members of the IPEA are not considered to be in special agreement with ECO at large.
5. The British Commonwealth of Nations also includes a Free Trade Area. Some former UBSC members and close puppets that are not part of the CoN proper are parts of the CFTA. The Commonwealth also includes some monetary unions under itself, such as the Pacific Pound or the South African Pound. Thought there is no Commonwealth wide monetary union.
6. As said on the image itself the South American Economic Community is quite a new trade bloc. Brazilian reunification of 1998 was the foundation of this bloc. It was created in 2008 under Brazilian lead with Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. Guiana (OTL Suriname), Chile and Peru would join later. Brazil wants to expand it to rest of South America and later make it more integrated. It is a common market with customs union.
7. North American Union was only founded in 2015. It was the United States of America which led the effort to create it. Utah Free State, United Mexican States and 2nd California Republic are the other members of it. It is a customs union. There are plans to expand it into Canada, Quebec, New England, Cuba and Central America later. There are also plans to make it more closely integrated.
8. The Association of South Asian Nations (ASAN) was originally an India led political/military bloc. It's height was in the 80s and the early 90s. However its political and military parts were dissolved in 1995. ASAN also houses Lao and Tibetan governments in exile and supports the Republic of China against the Chinese Social Republic (thought ROC government in exile is still centered in Singapore and ASAN members all officially recognize CSR over ROC). ASAN is an economic union. The newly independent Islamic Republic of Hindustan and Republic of Bengal and Assam have not joined ASAN as of now. Hindustan will likely not join and Afghanistan might leave it while Bengal and Assam is likely to join in the future after Indo-Bengalese relations normalize.
9. The Pacific Treaty Organization was founded at the height of Japanese power. With weakening of Japan after 1970 some nations left while the organization itself became very nominal. It still remains a free trade area that consists of 5 nations. It becoming a customs union (especially minus the two members in the Americas) is also proposed but its uncertain if that will come to pass.


Maps:
Partition of Laos
WW1 and WW2
WW1 and WW2, earlier version with small write up
WW2 ATL-1-1
WW2 ATL-1-2
WW2 ATL-2
WW1 ATL-1
International Concord
Political/Military Alliances
Human Development Index
Forms of Government
(Older map) Nuclear Powers, with nuclear umbrellas
Democracy Index
Most Popular Sports by Nation
PSA/Pacific Federation/California Elections
USA Elections
USSA/ASF Elections
Territorial Evolution of Malaysia(-Pacifica) (with CoA sketches and notes)

Flags:
3 Malaysian blue ensigns (Ones with supporters canon)
Ensign of the Britannic Revolutionary Navy
Updated East South Sudan, Socialist Australia, Socialist New Zealand
Malaysian and Pacifican Blue Ensigns
South Sudanese Flags (one retconned)
Latest Flags of USSA and ASF
Flag of the International Concord
Rio de la Platan and Sudamerican Flags
Second Flag of Pacific Federation
PSA Flags (Pacific Federation Flag retconned)
Algerian Flag (the bottom one)
Flag of Ghana (the bottom one)
Flag of Chinese Social Republic

Non-Map and Non-Flag Graphics:
Britannic Union Air Force Roundel
West French, Ottoman and Russian Roundels
Istanbul Pact Roundels
South Africa, Malaysia(-Pacifica), New England Roundels
PSA/Pacific Federation/California Roundels
Ghana Roundel
Warspite, under Britannic command, bombing the French
Coat of Arms of the Dominion of Pacifica (shark outdated)
Coat of Arms of the Dominion of Malaysia-Pacifica (1992-2008)
Malaysian CoAs, a blue ensign for Malaysia

Text:
Commonwealth Roundels
List of the Leaders of Britannic Union (political parties and leaders mentioned in note 7 can be disregarded)
List of the Presidents of USSA/ASF (partially retconned check map for updated version)
List of the Presidents of USA
List of the Presidents of PSA/Pacific Federation/California
Political Parties of the Russian Empire
Primary Subdivisions of UBSC at its height (1972-1976)
IC Great Powers
Notes and Ideas
Socialist Symbols ITTL
Monarchies and the titles of their rulers
History Exam: Japan from WW2 to 1970
Misconception of USSA Dictatorship
Treaty of Chicago, 1970 (Chicago could be District of Lincoln instead of Jefferson)
 
Perhaps I have already published an equivalent version on the same subject in Map Thread XIX, but I represent to you a map with British Sister Republics under the French Revolution. In my opinion, it may be different from the previous one I proposed.
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Since it's under the French Revolution, everything is in French.
This time, I tackled the Sister Republics in Germany and had little in Central Europe:
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I've tried my best to implement these two in a single Q-BAM map:
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Edit: the Illyrian provinces should be part of France.
 
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Like Silesia and Pomeranian. Plus from the looks of it, Poland is landlocked.
Silesia was Bohemian since 13th century until annexation by Prussia and had German majority until 1945. Pomerania was also German from 13th Century to 1945.

It makes little sense to give them to Poland in 1800s.


West Prussia could have been given to Poland however.
Also lots of countries are landlocked. Poland should not get to have special coastline privileges.
 
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A "continuation" of my recent climate map of Atlantys, here is the climate map of an existing "Lemuria" (Kerguelen Plateau) with a blatant show of my personal bias for island chains. Sorry if the climate and rivers of the bits of Africa shown are wrong, I tried my best but I still think its somewhat wonky (same if the climates in the fictional landmass itself are wrong, although they seem reasonable to me)

(On the attachments there are two maps of "Lemuria", one with only rivers and the elevations from the original map and the other mostly just with the elevations. And a rough map of the alternate currents for the continent, which I imagine would make the southern tip of "Lemuria" probably just as wild/dangerous (if not even more) than the Drake Passage)

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As on the last one, the key is Köppen's climate classification
 

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Following the one above (was inspired today), a much smaller one showing all those elevations to the southwest of Java (were the Keeling Islands are), as on the above, here's a topographic and climatic map (much easier to do this time to be sincere)

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Cross posted from the latest MotF.

In 2276, the Presidency does not matter. All power is held by the Speaker of the House, the CIA Director (hereditary), and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (with 144 Justices). The Presidency is a purely ceremonial role, akin to a king or queen in a Constitutional Monarchy. Presidents give some (mostly apolitical) speeches and entertain foreign dignitaries at the White Dome, the executive mansion.

The American electorate decided that the incumbent Vice President, Victoria X Jackson, had taken her role too seriously. The people, knowing the presidency to be a joke, wanted a president who also knew the presidency was a joke. When two (former?) male strippers ran, they cornered the women’s vote, and got enough men on board with their immature antics to pull an upset over their rivals.

These were chaotic and dangerous times, with the Ongoing Evacuation, domestic discord and protests, and tensions with the Polish Ascendancy and their client state, the Greater American Union. The people of the United States of America didn’t want an active, political presidency.

And they didn’t get one with the Aquino/Bhandarkar Administration. Instead of doing anything serious or political, they held traveling parties and festivals across the United States. They held singing contests for charity to raise money for the Evacuation. They challenged the Ascendant of the Polish Ascendancy to a dance-off (which quickly devolved into a rap battle). Nothing was serious, but everything they did made the American people feel better, and improved relations with their neighbors.

Reed Aquino went down in the history books as the most successful president in two centuries.
 
Cross posted from the latest MotF.

In 2276, the Presidency does not matter. All power is held by the Speaker of the House, the CIA Director (hereditary), and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (with 144 Justices). The Presidency is a purely ceremonial role, akin to a king or queen in a Constitutional Monarchy. Presidents give some (mostly apolitical) speeches and entertain foreign dignitaries at the White Dome, the executive mansion.

The American electorate decided that the incumbent Vice President, Victoria X Jackson, had taken her role too seriously. The people, knowing the presidency to be a joke, wanted a president who also knew the presidency was a joke. When two (former?) male strippers ran, they cornered the women’s vote, and got enough men on board with their immature antics to pull an upset over their rivals.

These were chaotic and dangerous times, with the Ongoing Evacuation, domestic discord and protests, and tensions with the Polish Ascendancy and their client state, the Greater American Union. The people of the United States of America didn’t want an active, political presidency.

And they didn’t get one with the Aquino/Bhandarkar Administration. Instead of doing anything serious or political, they held traveling parties and festivals across the United States. They held singing contests for charity to raise money for the Evacuation. They challenged the Ascendant of the Polish Ascendancy to a dance-off (which quickly devolved into a rap battle). Nothing was serious, but everything they did made the American people feel better, and improved relations with their neighbors.

Reed Aquino went down in the history books as the most successful president in two centuries.
What in the ever-loving-heck is this?
 
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