Of Droughts And Flooding Rains

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  1. Threadmarks: Dominion of Patagonia

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    Patagonia, officially the Dominion of Patagonia, (Welsh: Arglwyddiaeth Patagonia) is a sovereign state situated primarily on the Southern Cone of South America, in addition to some outlying islands. It is bordered to the north by the Argentine Republic of La Plata and the Socialist Republic of Chile. Its capital city is Porthmadryn, and its most populous city is nearby Trelew. Other significant towns and cities are Aberdare, Llanelly and Sandy Point.

    Human habitation of the region dates back thousands of years, with some early archaeological findings in the area dated to at least the 13th millennium BC, although later dates of around the 10th millennium BC are better recognized. The region seems to have been inhabited continuously since 10,000 BC, by various cultures and alternating waves of migration, the details of which are as yet poorly understood. European interest in the region dates back to 1520, primarily Spanish and English, and there were a number of competing claims on the region, however no serious efforts at colonisation were undertaken until the 1860s, when Welsh settlers initially moved to the region, establishing a settlement known as Y Wladfa in an effort to establish “a little Wales beyond Wales”. Seeking an expansion of their empire and control of the strategic Cape Horn, Great Britain reasserted their claim on the region in 1871, establishing the Colony of Patagonia. Argentina and Chile both maintained claims over the region until the early 1900s. The colony grew rapidly over the following decades, being granted self-government in 1881 and eventually Dominion status with the Patagonia Acts of 1910 that functioned as the country’s de facto constitution until 1962.

    Today, Patagonia ranks highly in many metrics, such as quality of life, health, education, protection of civil liberties, and economic freedom. Patagonia underwent major economic changes during the late 1980s, during which it transformed from a protectionist to a free-trade economy as part of the Commonwealth Common Economic Area. The agricultural and service sectors dominate the national economy, with Patagonia having the highest ratio of sheep to people on the planet; international tourism also makes up a significant source of revenue. Patagonia is officially bilingual; all government business is conducted in English and Welsh, and both languages are commonly spoken.

    Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, bicameral Parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet, led by the Prime Minister, currently Suzy Davies. Queen Elizabeth II is the country's head of state and is represented by a governor-general, currently David Melding. Patagonia also maintains a claim on significant parts of Antarctica, although this is widely unrecognised. Patagonia is a member of the Union of Nations, the OECD, and the South American Forum, among others. It is a member of the Commonwealth, including its sister organisations the Common Defence Pact, the Commonwealth Common Economic Area, and the Commonwealth Free Travel Area.
     
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  2. KaiserEmu Emperor and Autocrat of all the Emus, etc.

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    Thanks for the compliment! Glad to know you like it.

    The Islamic Republic of Sokoto is ruled by a fundamentalist Islamic government (it is Egypt’s closest ally) including members of OTL Boko Haram, but the group itself does not exist ITTL.

    The Commonwealth of Nigeria is a democratic federal constitutional monarchy, with Elizabeth II as monarch.
     
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  3. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    So.... Welsh New Zealand? How were the natives treated there?

    The regularity you post the updates is remarkable, new updates or your comments on this thread has become a daily event to me around noon
     
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  4. KaiserEmu Emperor and Autocrat of all the Emus, etc.

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    Possibly... I did use a bit of the Wikipedia article for NZ as the basis for my write up. Natives there were treated better than OTL, without an all out war against them, but they are nonetheless marginalised in modern Patagonian society. Steps forward are being made, however.

    I'm glad you like it! I do try to keep my updates regular, although I'm afraid I've been slipping recently.
     
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  5. Gabingston Well-Known Member

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    The PPP GDP Per Capita would be 61,000 dollars, not 41,000 dollars.
     
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  6. Threadmarks: ABC News: 5/3/2019

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    Note: What in OTL is called the Republic of Ireland is referred to by Commonwealth nations as either Éire or Southern Ireland, reflecting the UK’s (tenuous) control over the northern half of the island of Ireland.

    Apologies for the long break. Any questions or suggestions for what I should cover next?
     
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  7. KaiserEmu Emperor and Autocrat of all the Emus, etc.

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    Whoops! Fixed. Clearly I forgot to change one of the values.
     
  8. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    Hundred of thousand of casualties??? That’s insane. Shit, Ulster really is in a state of complete war, not just an insurgency
     
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  9. KaiserEmu Emperor and Autocrat of all the Emus, etc.

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    Yup. Nasty.

    Londonderry/Derry/Baile Conghaile ITTL could easily be mistaken for Mosul IOTL.
     
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  10. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    Are we going to have information on why Vietnam is looking to join the Commonwealth?

    Wait...does the UK currently have a constitution ITTL?
     
  11. terranova210486 Well-Known Member

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    What were things like in the other nations?
     
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  12. rsha1s Well-Known Member

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    How can Beto run in 2022 if 2022 is not a Presidential election year? Otherwise, good TL and this should be updated
     
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  13. KaiserEmu Emperor and Autocrat of all the Emus, etc.

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    Sorry about the long delay. This isn't dead, just dormant for a while, while I took a brief hiatus from the site. Now, let's get back into things with a look at Chinese history, with me once again blatantly stealing from @Kanan and @Turquoise Blue - sorry! I really like this format though, and I'm really impressed that I could get all three done in one day. Tell me what you think!

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  14. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    That's an intersting flag for Germany, @KaiserEmu . And... why did you take some hiatus from the whole site? What happened?

    Also, China was occupied like Germany IOTL. Was any of the occupying powers communist? Is any of the successor states communist?
     
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  15. phrynolatry Well-Known Member

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    OH…
     
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  16. Ugly Idiot Beautiful Genius

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    So how did the Chinese do in their landing in Kidulia?
     
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  17. Turquoise Blue Blossoming Tibby!

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    Pretty sure Kanan took it from True North which was just me taking it from Ill Bethisad :p

    I'm pretty sure I used H. H. Kung first tho
     
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  18. Gabzcervo Timeline raises FAQs

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    Why did the Chinese occupation of the Philippines was ended with the complete independence sans OTL Indonesia?
     
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  19. KaiserEmu Emperor and Autocrat of all the Emus, etc.

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    There will be more detail soon, but for now, the main reason why is the stability associated with Commonwealth membership, economic, political and military. They're choosing the Commonwealth because of their historically close friendship with Britain, dating back to the Indochina Wars.

    Only the current uncodified one. However, the UK's retention of more overseas colonies and a more progressed process of devolution has strengthened the push for federalisation of the UK. The opposition Liberal Party is currently in favour of a referendum on a "New Act of Union", as they call it, which would constitutionally allocate definite responsibilities to regional and national governments,

    It varies.

    Modern Costa Norte still has an overwhelming Aboriginal majority, and outside of Porto-Novo, life continues much as it ever has (although with better health care, education and infrastructure).

    Kidulia treats its indigenous inhabitants well, although things can fluctuate with the policies of each government, and the north of the country is overwhelmingly ethnically Indonesian.

    Auralia also treats its native communities reasonably well, although inequality is rife and Native Auralians have a much shorter life expectancy than White Auralians. Things are much the same in New Holland, although it got a lot worse in certain Boer-populated areas.

    Tasmania was even worse than Australasia, with a genocide on the scale of the OTL one.

    2022 is an election year ITTL; the US has six-year presidential terms. See here.

    It is updated!

    It is. It was chosen as a mix of the Imperial German flag and the flag of Hanover following the Anschluss with Hanover and the process of De-Prussification.

    Just an unfortunate clash of heavy workload and moving house. I felt it was easier to remove distractions. Nothing serious, but thanks for your concern.

    It was indeed! None of the occupying powers were communist, and no successor state was officially communist, although the Democratic Worker's Party of Yunnan is often in power, and North China's first Premier was Zhou Enlai.

    Oh indeed. Don't worry, it gets worse.

    Chinese troops occupied Arnhem (now Yirrkala) following the surrender of the Dutch East Indies. They occupied the city relatively easily and only faced minor local resistance. They occupied northern Australia for a number of months before an Australasian operation recaptured the city.

    Whoops, sorry! Let me credit you as well then.

    Definitely didn't see H.H. Kung though.

    After the American liberation of the Philippines, the Commonwealth (very briefly) returned, before being granted independence with a Compact of Free Association; the US was not feeling super interventionist and wanted to leave the Philippines to avoid having to enter wars in Asia again. However, the Compact was agreed as a compromise between the US government and the Philippine one, which wanted US protection over the islands until they could be made fully independent.
     
  20. Threadmarks: War in Ulster

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    Ulster's having fun.

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