Map Thread XX

How do you guys make colors not look garish and overly bright? I have a decent map but my color sense is just trash and I hate it. :(
How sophisticated of an editor are you using? Can you adjust Saturation, Hue, and Value indivually?

If you can, I recommend keeping Saturation or Value at the same level for all color in your work, and trying to keep it medium to medium-high, instead of having it at full throttle
 
(Oh boy, this one is gonna be controversial)

Well, this is a simple one, this is an ethnic map of China. Not the typical one you might see on Wikipedia.
It shows the biggest ethnic group in each 2nd-level subdivision (prefectures). Not the majority though, as in some areas there is no majority group, for example in some parts of Yunnan or Guangxi.
It might be surprising to some, but this is how it is, nor Inner Mongolia has a Mongolian-majority population, nor does some parts of Xinjiang.

Without any more clarifications, here you have it:
china etnic map.png
 
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(Oh boy, this one is gonna be controversial)

Well, this is a simple one, this is an ethnic map of China. Not the typical one you might see on Wikipedia.
It shows the biggest ethnic group in each 2nd-level subdivision (prefectures). Not the majority though, as in some areas there is no majority group, for example in some parts of Yunnan or Guangxi.
It might be surprising to some, but this is how it is, nor Inner Mongolia has a Mongolian-majority population, nor does some parts of Xinjiang.

Without any more clarifications, here you have it:
View attachment 627598
Well I would have thought the Chinese Govt would've made more subdivisions Chinese majority.
Would you have a caption with that ?
 
Thank you, I've moved Brunswick a few clicks to the west :)

No, I meant that you put Brunswick wrongfully where OTL Hanover is. Brunswick is a bit more east.
It would be the capital of Brunswick-Lüneburg while Brunswick-Kassel would have Hannover as its capital.
 
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(Oh boy, this one is gonna be controversial)

Well, this is a simple one, this is an ethnic map of China. Not the typical one you might see on Wikipedia.
It shows the biggest ethnic group in each 2nd-level subdivision (prefectures). Not the majority though, as in some areas there is no majority group, for example in some parts of Yunnan or Guangxi.
It might be surprising to some, but this is how it is, nor Inner Mongolia has a Mongolian-majority population, nor does some parts of Xinjiang.

Without any more clarifications, here you have it:
View attachment 627598
What happens to the Manchukuo People?
 
What happens to the Manchukuo People?
The Manchu People accounts only for 10 million people, they are the largest ethnic group without an autonomous region for their own. However, the regions they inhabit have a majority Han people, and so they are the majority only in certain third-level subdivisions.
 
No, I meant that you put Brunswick wrongfully where OTL Hanover is. Brunswick is a bit more east.
It would be the capital of Brunswick-Lüneburg while Brunswick-Kassel would have Hannover as its capital.
surely you mean Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel ?
 
(Oh boy, this one is gonna be controversial)

Well, this is a simple one, this is an ethnic map of China. Not the typical one you might see on Wikipedia.
It shows the biggest ethnic group in each 2nd-level subdivision (prefectures). Not the majority though, as in some areas there is no majority group, for example in some parts of Yunnan or Guangxi.
It might be surprising to some, but this is how it is, nor Inner Mongolia has a Mongolian-majority population, nor does some parts of Xinjiang.

Without any more clarifications, here you have it:
What's most surprising to me about this map is just how much Tibetans are still the majority in most of the Tibetan Plateau. Honestly didn't expect that. Any reason why you didn't include the disputed areas in Arunachal Pradesh and Kashmir?
 
surely you mean Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel ?
Well as Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel doesn't exist in the map I just assumed that Brunswick-Lüneburg would have Brunswick as its capital.
With Brunswick-Kassel (which didn't exist in OTL) having Hanover as its capital.
 
(Oh boy, this one is gonna be controversial)

Well, this is a simple one, this is an ethnic map of China. Not the typical one you might see on Wikipedia.
It shows the biggest ethnic group in each 2nd-level subdivision (prefectures). Not the majority though, as in some areas there is no majority group, for example in some parts of Yunnan or Guangxi.
It might be surprising to some, but this is how it is, nor Inner Mongolia has a Mongolian-majority population, nor does some parts of Xinjiang.

Without any more clarifications, here you have it:
View attachment 627598
Umm... Most look correct, but Karamay and Bortala are Han Chinese majority (82%, 64% respectively), and Gannan is Tibetan majority (51%).

I think there are maps on the net that shows third level divisions as well.
 
A spectre is haunting Europe, part 4
Last I left off, Africa was in the beginning stages of decolonialization. A list of the countries that gained independence from European control after January 1, 1960:
  1. Cameroon - January 1, 1960 (Same as OTL)​
  2. Mauretania, Mali, Senegal - May 1960​
  3. French Congo unified with Republic of the Congo - June 1, 1960​
  4. Somalia and Eritrea - June 26, 1960​
  5. Dahomey, Niger, Upper Volta, Ivory Coast, Beafrika, Gabon, Chad, and Tanganyika - August 1960 (Mostly same as OTL)​
  6. Nigeria - October 1, 1960 (Same as OTL)​
  7. Sierra Leone - January 1, 1961​
  8. Union of Ruanda-Urundi - January 28, 1961​
  9. Treaty of Oran gives Constantine independence - April 26, 1961​
  10. Buganda, Bunyoro, Toro, Ankole - September 1, 1961​
  11. Colony of Kenya and British Uganda unify into Kenya- March 28, 1962​
  12. Gambia - May 31, 1962​
  13. British protectorate over Zanzibar ends - January 1, 1963​
  14. Rhodesia and Malawi - December 31, 1963​
  15. Bechuanaland - August 1, 1964​
  16. British protectorate over Swaziland ends - September 9, 1964​
  17. Lesotho - October 1, 1966 (Same as OTL)​
  18. Republic of the Fang - September 22, 1968​
  19. Angola - March 27, 1973​
  20. Federation of Guinea and Cape Verde - September 24, 1973​
  21. Mozambique - September 8, 1974​
  22. Namibia - September 25, 1975​
Some areas remained under European control. These areas were:
  1. Britain - Seychelles and Mauritius
  2. France - Sahara Territory, Constantine, Algeria-Oran, and Afars-Issas
  3. Spain - Western Sahara and Bioko Island
  4. Portugal - Cabinda and Sao Tome and Principe
The transfer of French and Portuguese colonies to India go the same way as OTL. Sarawak was given independence on July 22, 1963. East Timor and Macau remain under Portugal, and Hong Kong stays British.

Arabia was also decolonized:
  1. Kuwait joins Iraq - February 25, 1961
  2. Federation of South Arabia - April 4, 1962
  3. Dhofar - June 9, 1963
  4. United Emirates of the Trucial Coast - December 2, 1971
  5. British protectorate over Oman ends - November 3, 1972
With that, the decolonization of Africa was over. A light now shines on the dark continent...

Going to Europe, and Hungary was pissed that over 60% of their "rightfully owned" land was taken from them. As a result, in 1975 the Patriotic Party of Hungary won the elections, installing a centrist-nationalist government. They vowed to take back those "rightful lands" by any means necessary. Europe collectively held their breaths, until that fateful day in October 1977. A Romanian border guard shot at a Hungarian family that were driving to Debrecen without warning. The Hungarian government demanded $500,000 forint for the family as reparation, but was refused. War was declared on October 29, 1977, and the Pannonian War had begun. By this time, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Yugoslavia signed the Treaty of Bucharest, and the Carpathian Alliance went into action. By early 1978 the Hungarian minorities living in the three countries openly revolted, and even led to the assassination of Romanian Prime Minister Ioan Carlaont, on March 10, 1978. Germany occupied Sopron in April to avoid a total Hungarian takeover. A majority of the European community did not want to get involved, for WWIII would break out. As a result, on May 30, 1978 Germany, Hungary, and the Carpathian Alliance signed the Treaty of Warsaw:
  1. Article 11 of the Treaty of Vienna (1946), will be declared void.
  2. Romania will cede the Partium Region to Hungary.
  3. Czechoslovakia will cede Southern Slovakia to Hungary.
  4. The Carpathian Alliance will pay a grand total of $10 billion forint to Hungary for the expulsion and mistreatment of the Hungarian diaspora.
  5. The Sopron Corridor will be abolished, with the former Austro-Hungarian interwar border being reinstated.
  6. The Carpathian Alliance shall be abolished, effective January 1, 1979.
  7. All parties to this treaty will heed to the demands made in the treaty, or military and/or economic action will be taken.
Signatories:
Tibor Hornyák, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Hungary
Helmut Kohl, President of the German Republic
Alexander II of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Michael I of the Kingdom of Romania
Václav Havel, President of the Republic of Czechoslovakia


Europe returned to peace once more, the technological age of the 1980's in full effect. France would give French Guiana independence in 1980, and the country would become the Republic of Guiana. The decade went by without major issue until 1984. The Communist regimes of Eurasia began to crack, as independence movements began to take hold on areas in the Soviet Bloc. In 1986, Mongolia and Sinkiang abandoned communism, and became became democracies, and in 1987, Prussia declared a democratic German-leaning government. The Soviet Union could not exist anymore, so in 1989 the New Union Treaty was signed, forming the Union of Eurasian Sovereign Republics (UESR). The government became more democratic socialist than the former CPSU. In 1991 Tuva voted in a plebiscite to join Mongolia, which was condemned by the UESR but supported by the Republic of China. Meanwhile in the Middle East, Kurdistan declared war on Syria over a dispute over Deir-ez-Zor in 1995. The Eurasians sent military assistance to Kurdistan, which earned them the ire of Europe. At the end, Kurdistan won, and Syria suffered a coup to end the monarchy in 1999. The year is now 2000, a new century awaits the world. The United States, China, and the UESR are the three superpowers, but will this long peace last?
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Not too high res, mostly Europe and middle East
I'd usually just crop the part I was working on and share it directly without the rest of the map. If you're using GIMP or Paint.NET, they both offer selection tools that allow you to paste said selection into a new image relatively easily. I don't know if there are specifically any lower-res versions of a map of just Europe and ME.
 
I'd usually just crop the part I was working on and share it directly without the rest of the map. If you're using GIMP or Paint.NET, they both offer selection tools that allow you to paste said selection into a new image relatively easily. I don't know if there are specifically any lower-res versions of a map of just Europe and ME.
Ima use Qbam if that's a good one
 
What's most surprising to me about this map is just how much Tibetans are still the majority in most of the Tibetan Plateau. Honestly didn't expect that. Any reason why you didn't include the disputed areas in Arunachal Pradesh and Kashmir?
Well, tibetans are the majority generally in mountainous areas. Look at Qinghai, even with that large areas of Tibetan majority, the whole of the province is Han majority (54.5%) and Tibetans account only 20%.
Also, Arunachal Pradesh is still part of India, while Aksai Chin (chinese-controlled Kashmir) 's population doesn't even reach 15.000, and I didn't find any data on them.
 
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The Scottish Empire in 1950, under King Robert IV of House Wittelsbach, on the eve of its decolonization that will see most of its African and Asian colonies become fully independent republics, many of its American and Pacific colonies becoming increasingly independent as dominions, and the termination of the separate Crown of Ireland and ill-advised direct annexation of Ulster into Scotland proper. From the same timeline as this infobox.

Attempted to make everything to scale and while I now realize that I did not quite succeed hopefully they're not too far off either, and attempted to write in Scots and hopefully didn't butcher it too much
 
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