OTL Map Thread Mk IV., 2014-

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by SaveAtlacamani, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. Turquoise Blue Dangerously Inconsistent Donor

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    Personally I think Gaelic and Scots are... overestimated there.

    Welsh, on the other hand, seems broadly accurate despite the colour choice meaning it's hard to make out. Maybe go with something like... a dark green?
     
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  2. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    That's what happens with self-reporting.
     
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  3. HatKirby Well-Known Member

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    This is very confusing.
    First off, what do they mean by "support"? That's incredibly vague and it doesn't tell me anything about the USA's relationship with the countries in this map. I don't remember ever hearing about the US "supporting" Azerbaijan or Equatorial Guinea. For that matter, Afghanistan, the clearest example in recent history of the USA "supporting an authoritarian regime", isn't on the map. Sure, we might trade a lot with most of these states, but we also trade a lot with many other states that are just as undemocratic as the ones on the map that aren't shown here.
    Also, I don't understand their criteria for calling a state authoritarian. Singapore certainly doesn't count; according to the most recent Democracy Index survey, Singapore was rated similarly to Mexico, Tunisia, and Namibia, and I would hardly call any of those states authoritarian.

    Frankly, I don't find this map useful in the slightest. Seems to me it's trying to present a narrative of American neocolonialism, but it doesn't make any sense.
     
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  4. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    Greater London postcodes, this time with nice clean borders!
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  5. Utgard96 Islandia ex NATO et decurrite legiones Kicked

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    Nice.
     
  6. wtw Well-Known Member

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    I think it is states the US has given weapons too lately
     
  7. HatKirby Well-Known Member

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    That still doesn't make any more sense.
     
  8. hadaril Imperial Cartographer of the Holy Roman Empire

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    What doesn't make sense to me is why yall are starting a political debate over modern politics in one of the important stickied threads on the map forum - you know, the one that's supposed to help forum goers find useful resources?

    This stuff just detracts from the threads utility, and knowing how that specific topic normally plays out in discussions, it could very quickly get flamy in here; that's something nobody wants.

    Edit: spelling on a touch keyboard is hard.
     
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  9. HatKirby Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what I'm protesting; the map in question is politically charged and totally useless as a resource.
     
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  10. hadaril Imperial Cartographer of the Holy Roman Empire

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    I Reread your posts, seems I misinterpreted what you were saying. Still think we should cut it here tho - at least in this thread.
     
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  11. wtw Well-Known Member

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    an Island?
     
  12. VT45 Cartographer Extraordinaire

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    London post codes coloured by TfL transport zones.
     
  13. EmperorKazooKid *furiously playing the kazoo*

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    A map of the world I made with all of the countries marked by their flags:
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  14. Municipal Engines The Worst Kind of Heretic

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    You know the old expression among linguistic statisticians and pollsters: "If you're accent's thick, give that box a tick."
     
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  15. HatKirby Well-Known Member

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  18. Municipal Engines The Worst Kind of Heretic

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  19. Utgard96 Islandia ex NATO et decurrite legiones Kicked

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    The Kreise of Germany, as of 2017:

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    And on 31 December 2006, before the Eastern states r̶u̶i̶n̶e̶d̶ simplified everything with their second round of territorial reforms:

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    There may or may not be more historical ones coming - I'd particularly like to sink my teeth into the GDR at some point, if I have the tenacity.
     
  20. Utgard96 Islandia ex NATO et decurrite legiones Kicked

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    Some Danish maps while we're at it.

    Roughly 1938, with towns (købstæder) in darker shades:

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    And 1980, after the first municipal reform (Kommunereformen) in 1970:

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