Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

LOL not being subtle about the whole "let's take the territory where all the Kurds happen to live!"
Let’s not forget the Assyrians, too.

I checked an Ethnic map of Iraq and the Iraqi Turkmen only live in like 1/10, probably less, of the area that would be taken from Iraq. Not sure about Syria, but that bit would probably even be less Turkic.
 
Here's another thing I made, showing various proposed territorial purchases over the last three centuries (plus a few that actually happened)
I seem to recall north Borneo being sold to the US for a few months in the 1840s before being sold back to the British due to lack of easy access. There’s not a whole lot of surviving info about that.
 
I seem to recall north Borneo being sold to the US for a few months in the 1840s before being sold back to the British due to lack of easy access. There’s not a whole lot of surviving info about that.
You must mean this, and it wasn't sold to the United States, but was leased to private Americans (the US government actually thought the venture was a waste of money and refused to back them) to establish a settlement in the jungle. The settlement failed and the land was then sold on to an Austrian baron who in turn sold it on to a British chartered company (rather like the East India Company and thus given a royal charter to conduct exploration and colonization)....
 
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Haven't there been land purchases on other continents?

Also, I think at one point, Denmark purchased from another European country St. Croix, the southernmost island in the U.S. Virgin Islands today.
 
Also, here's a map showing roughly half of the current governments in exile around the world and the countries they aim to control at some point in the future. Outlining each country is the colour (using the THICC colour scheme) of the country the exiled government is currently residing in and/or controlled by. Most of these if returned to power would likely be used as puppet governments of whichever country they currently reside in.

Recently upgraded this to QBAM and added several more examples.

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