Map Thread XX

welcome to 1950! now with 50% more batshit insanity!

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El lore dump:

Kingdom of Italy:

stayed neutral in WW2, jointly invaded Greece and Yugoslavia with Bulgaria in 1940. is currently regretting this decision thanks to those pesky Balkan partisans

Sanitized States of America:
Under the rule of the strange, authoritarian, and esoteric American National Sanitation Party since taking power in 1932. the ANSP Banned same race relations on the grounds that people of mixed race were genetically and physically superior, Creating coercive programs to encourage its citizens to reproduce with citizens of a different ethnic or racial grouping. To encourage amalgamation, family planning services, stipends and tax incentives were offered. However, violators of the same race relationship ban received jail time and heavy fines, and occasionally for repeat offences, execution

The SSA would invade and set up puppet regimes in the various central american states during the late 30's, annexing huge swathes of territory in the process.

The SSA would declare war on Japan in early 1941 after a “scientific” panel (no actual scientists were involved) came to the dubious conclusion that children of northern european/east asian parents were the most superior, leading ANSP officials to formulate war plans to seize "ethnically asian land". the grueling war with the land of the rising sun would end in 1947, with a massive body count, mass deployment of chemical weapons by both sides, and the occupation of the Japanese islands and former colonies.

French Democratic Peoples Republic:
D-Day and the storming of normandy never happened due to the lack of american involvement, though the British and Free French would eventually manage to mount a smaller than OTL invasion of Western France, before their advance got bogged down and slowed to a crawl. Franco-British and soviet forces eventually met on the river Seine in the spring of 1946. the soviet union would eventually form a puppet government in the french lands it controlled (to the chagrine of the West French), which would join the ranks of its many other puppet states.

Dutch East Indies: "liberated" by the wallies. while de jure part of the dutch government in exile, de facto the islands are under occupation by the british military, desperately trying to combate the tide of the anti colonial insurgency.

India:
The British refused to partition India after it was discovered the Muslim League was receiving heavy Soviet funding. however, the leaders of the Muslim League refused to become part of "a hinduist dominated state", and unilaterally declared independence in 1949, sparking off civil war in the subcontinent.
 
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I have a question. How do you guys do 1-pixel borders inside your countries. Like they're a slightly different shade than what you've chosen to fill in the country. Because I've been doing them pixel by pixel and it's absolutely exhausting
On paint-shop pro,

Selections > Modify > Select Selection Borders
settings: Inside, 1px border width, no anti-alias
 
The Congo is blue, and the dutch are Orange.
Ahhhh. I assumed this was all about the color verse map, where Congo was blue. Anyways, it seems a simple enough map. Spain weniets Get a lot of buffer states in China, and countries unrelated to the invasion of Japan get occupation zones, despite their homelands being blasted to pieces and not having the money or motivation to have gone to war with Japan, let along occupy. Though occupation is perhaps cheaper to war, but that is besides the point. The Kingdom/Republic of Iceland is just occupied by the British, correct?
 
Two maps from my timeline, If You Can Keep It (link in my sig)'s latest update. The historical region of Venezuela, as divided today, as well as the first Colombian civil war, La Cosiata. I'm honestly really proud of how it turned out.

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So, I've been playing with the "invert values" function of GIMP, and that inspired me to try and make a dark aesthetic version of the world map of my NG, Resilient Rooster II.
I'm not unhappy with the result so far.

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Two maps from my timeline, If You Can Keep It (link in my sig)'s latest update. The historical region of Venezuela, as divided today, as well as the first Colombian civil war, La Cosiata. I'm honestly really proud of how it turned out.

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hj7a3DK.png
I think you mean "La Cosita" not "La Cosiata".
 
I have a question. How do you guys do 1-pixel borders inside your countries. Like they're a slightly different shade than what you've chosen to fill in the country. Because I've been doing them pixel by pixel and it's absolutely exhausting

On gimp this is how I'd do it.

1. Select the color area I want to put a border around.
2. Under the select menu I do shrink and do it by one pixel.
3. Now I select the colored areas on the outside of the area I want to shade. I do this with shift and the select tool. EX: I have a black border already and beyond that I have white for the sea and other colors for bordering nations- so I select all of them.
4. Now I do an invert selection, which means the area I want a different shade is what's selected. (If this is only a small part of the entire map, there will be other areas further away also selected, which doesn't matter.)
5. Now I have two options:
A) I use the bucket fill tool on the selected area. (If the area is narrow enough that it's not contiguous this means several fills, so..)​
B) I make my pencil tool a little bit bigger than the width of the selected area and just draw over it.​
 
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