MotF 207: Come Hell For Hot Water

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Kaiphranos, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

    Oct 9, 2009
    Southern Hos-Harphax
    MotF 207: Come Hell For Hot Water
    The Challenge

    Make a map showing a country which has gained control of a valuable port.

    The Restrictions

    There are no restrictions on when the PoD of your map should be. Fantasy, sci-fi, and future maps are allowed.
    If you're not sure whether your idea meets the criteria of this challenge, please feel free to PM me or comment in the main thread.

    Entries will end for this round when the voting thread is posted on Monday, November 18th, 2019 (Extended by one week).

    Any discussion must take place in the main thread.
    If you post anything other than a map entry (or a description accompanying a map entry) in this thread then you will be asked to delete the post.

    Remember to vote on MotF 206!
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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  2. KolyenuKS not a farmer I think

    Nov 28, 2018
    Texahoman Kansas
    History of the World Port of St. Petersburg: 3rd Edition

    The history of the Prussiyns has not been an good one, however, unlike some other baltic tribes, like the Livonians, they have survived and thrived in one of the most important areas in the world. Their history first began, at least to modern historians, in the 9th century, when the famed missionary Adalbert of Prague met with the High chiefs of the Prussiyn tribes and offered them protection from the vikings and the other baltic tribes, if they converted to Christianity. They reluctantly accepted the offer, and Adalbert was later made a saint (post his death) due to him converting most of the baltic region, which is now part of the nations of Pruthenia, Lithuania, and the United Baltic Duchy. The Prussiyns later decided to stay with the Catholic church during the Great Schism, and is still today a major source of Catholicism in the region, with the Bishop of Brandenburg having control over most of Scandinavia and Ruthenia.

    The black death was less devastating than some regions, like the HRE and even Pest, due to their tolerance of the Jews, but it still killed off 20% of their population, which led to the date of the end of the plague (for the most part) to become their national holiday, Peace Day, to be one of the most celebrated holidays even to this day. They later expanded to include St. Petersburg after the Fall of Poland in the late 1500s. St. Petersburg was started by the king Peter the Great, when he decided that to survive, Pruthenia had to have a major part in trade. It was at first only worked on by Prussiyns until the early 1600s, when the king Peter II invited stateless Polish people to help with the construction, which is why both the town and province has Polish as a secondary language. The town was completed on 1657, and was at first called Poletown, until Henry I decided to name it after his grandfather to honor his name and his expansion of the Pruthenian Economy. They continued to expand the economy and fleet, until the 1800s, when the French Empire invaded them, and they were added to the Wendian March, which lasted until the Russian Liberation in 1830, and they later gained Memelland in the peace deal. They were neutral in the Great War, and St. Petersburg was the largest city remaining in Central Europe for a decade, until Evansburg was unoccupied. To this day, Pruthenia is the strongest holdout against Laborism in Eastern and Central Europe, and was the meeting place for the Harxburg Nuclear and Australis treaties, and was a founding nation of the Community of Nations. Today, St. Petersburg is the Major City in Europe, and is a potential capital for the Accords for Democracy and Peace, which advocates for the unity of all peoples and for greater space exploration.

    Map of St. Petersburg and the other major cities of Pruthenia.
  3. Višeslav Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2018
    Humska Oblast, Republic of Illyria

    This map shows the Ukraine and its 2 allies (the Don Republic and the Kuban republic) in a world in which the Russian civil war went differently. They are shown after invading the Crimean Tatar republic after long standing tensions boiled over. Ukraine took the lion's share of its small neighbor's land, with Kuban gaining a little bit of land on the eastern side of the Bosporus. Ukraine has yet to consolidate power in Crimea completely, but it is already reaping a lot of reward from the well positioned and developed port of Sevastopol. I was considering making a smaller map on the side or underneath showing the frequency of Tatar rebel terrorist attacks, but decided against it. Overall, a Ukraine wank. Not an insane one, but the Ukraine ITTL is a significant regional player.

    I apologize in advance for any typos and bad Ukrainian. My only help was Google translate and knowledge of a South Slavic language (which isn't a huge advantage with the very different East Slavic family).

    Also, the things under head of state are titles, in case people can't infer it.

    If there are any problems with viewing the image please either PM me, @ me in the MOTF discussion, or tell me in my map thread