OTL Map Thread Mk IV., 2014-

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

  1. EternalCynic ßanned

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    The Chinese SEZs shouldn't be shown, since the central government in Beijing granted itself the power to make decisions that normally belong to the provincial government, and China isn't the only country to have created such zones.
     
  2. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    Very important: brewery density in Bavaria

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    (and rest assured, it's not too different in the rest of Germany)
     
  3. False Dmitri Я хочу пельменей

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    I made this Roman expansion map using the QBAM. I like the format and I've been working to correct errors and improve the color scheme, but I'm not totally satisfied yet. Macedonia especially needs more nuance.

    Edit: There are actually several rather careless areas that will require more reading on my part to correct. Besides Macedonia, Spain and Cisalpine Gaul are kind of a mess. I need to confirm what it shows in Africa. Consider this a WIP.

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  4. Uralicker Well-Known Member

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    Great!
     
  5. H.Flashman(VC) Well-Known Member

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    Good map. Most noticable: Arabian coast 25 BC??
     
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  6. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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  7. False Dmitri Я хочу пельменей

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    That's the campaign of Aelius Gallus. It was a total failure, so I wasn't going to include it, but he did capture some towns on the way and so it falls under a broad definition of "temporary conquest." When I made the key bigger and found that it extended the map exactly that far to the south, I decided that I may as well include that expedition.

    I'm continuing to tweak the map. It's difficult sometimes to say when exactly an area was Romanized. In almost every territory that Rome conquered, it spent time as a client state before being completely annexed. Clientage meant very different levels of independence depending on the time and place, so it's a judgment call when to call a place "Roman". In general the map shows annexation, but that seems misleading in some cases.

    Here's a somewhat fine-tuned map. I'm still not completely happy using annexation as the main criterion, but I don't know of any better way to show it that's anything but "when False Dmitri feels like considering it Roman." The one exception is Crimea, which was not annexed until the 6th century. The date indicates the arrival of a permanent Roman garrison. This may be a better criterion to use, but it's difficult to find that information in all cases.

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  8. Miner Tu sais qu'il fallait que je le leur fasse

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  9. Utgard96 basically a load of twaddle about freedom

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    XrysD, Tschubby and the two guys who do election maps are my favourite Wikipedians.
     
  10. damein fisher This bad boy can fit so many maps in it

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    Does anyone have a map of Tibet during WWI? I can't find anything
     
  11. Uralicker Well-Known Member

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    Some materials for you.
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  12. False Dmitri Я хочу пельменей

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    I saw that map but it didn't seem to be borne out by any other sources. Can anyone speak to its accuracy?
     
  13. XO Maenadicus neohellenism but unironically | they/them please!

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    oh shit it's that time of year again

    August 2018
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    Previous Versions
    January 2018
    April 2018

    Changes from April 2018

    AMERICA
    - Dutch Caribbean now more accurate
    - Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and Mar Chiquita added

    EUROPE
    - Added Rockall
    - French territories now correct colour

    AFRICA
    - Updated Libyan civil war
    - Added Sudanese states
    - Somaliland now shown as independent
    - South Sudanese civil war removed due to lack of accurate and updated information
    - Somalian claim on Ogaden removed

    ASIA-PACIFIC
    - Taiwanese claims now shown
    - Changed colour of Myanmar
    - Added outline around Bougainville
    - Updated wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Afghanistan
    - Syrian claim on Hatay now shown

    ANTARCTICA
    - Norwegian and Argentinian claims now have correct colours
     
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  14. Thanksforallthefish King of Dolphins

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    Excellent work, but Argentina lacks the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and Mar Chiquita Lake:

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    Also, does Somalia officially claims the Ogaden?
     
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  15. XO Maenadicus neohellenism but unironically | they/them please!

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    Thanks for the help! <3 (it turns out that somalia does not in fact claim ogaden)
     
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  16. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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  17. XO Maenadicus neohellenism but unironically | they/them please!

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    anyway here's what the netherlands is called in various different languages

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    (not all variants are accounted for. i just used the one in the title of the wikipedia page)
     
  18. Thanksforallthefish King of Dolphins

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    Yeah in Spanish in common parlance we usually use "Holanda" rather than "Países Bajos". Much like "Inglaterra" instead of "Reino Unido".
     
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  19. Albidoom Fuzzy Thing

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    Yep, and here in South Germany I have so far not really heard anyone saying Niderland (and what's with swallowing the e?), and indeed, Holland is here also much more common in informal speech.
     
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  20. XO Maenadicus neohellenism but unironically | they/them please!

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    like the text at the bottom says i just used the titles of the respective languages' wikipedia pages (Países Bajos, Niderland) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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