Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

I have a question and would be greatful if anybody can help, does anybody know if Austria-Hungary had any territorial claim against Italy in the First World War?
I know that Austria-Hungary saw Italy as a traitor because although they were techically allied to Germany and Austria, they first declared themselves neutral and then attacked Austria.
Would they just let them go unpunished if they had won the war? I never saw any references to any territorial claims about this
The A-H Empire really had far less territorial claims on Italy than Italy had on them... as the best thing that could've been hoped for by 1918 (after the Italians sidelined the idiot Cadorna) was sort of a draw, I'd think a "border adjustment" would be in order... maybe exchange Triento with its overwhelmingly Italian population for Friulia, to push the Italians away from the Julian March and Trieste...
And hey, next time you pick up a bottle of Moretti, think... does the old Friulian guy on the label look like he'd really be out-of-place in the A-H Empire? :openedeyewink:
 
The A-H Empire really had far less territorial claims on Italy than Italy had on them... as the best thing that could've been hoped for by 1918 (after the Italians sidelined the idiot Cadorna) was sort of a draw, I'd think a "border adjustment" would be in order... maybe exchange Triento with its overwhelmingly Italian population for Friulia, to push the Italians away from the Julian March and Trieste...
And hey, next time you pick up a bottle of Moretti, think... does the old Friulian guy on the label look like he'd really be out-of-place in the A-H Empire? :openedeyewink:
This looks like a happy subject of the A-H Empire to me....
moretti man 1.jpg
 
Does that suggest that that either (A) the map was subsequently annotated, prior to scanning, (B) that it is a fake?
Or C) that it was actually discovered prior to when is commonly accepted, which is not at all common in the Age of Exploration. I think there are several such examples along the Pacific Coast.
 
Does that suggest that that either (A) the map was subsequently annotated, prior to scanning, (B) that it is a fake?
I don't think it's either as other digitised copies of that map, also dated 1753, also have the same text.

Or C) that it was actually discovered prior to when is commonly accepted, which is not at all common in the Age of Exploration. I think there are several such examples along the Pacific Coast.
Wikipedia says that the area now known as Drakes Bay had previously been called Bahia de San Francisco and that the two areas were confused, with the name San Francisco Bay coming to be applied to its current area when it was explored by the Spanish in 1769.
So it might be (C1) a previously named bay in a poorly mapped area was misattributed to a nearby bay by a later expedition whose more accurate maps caused the name to stick.
 

On the right of this map shows the area claimed by Britain as New Albion between 43 and 37 degrees north.
For more detail: https://www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/57213/chart-containing-the-coasts-of-california-new-albion-and-ru-jefferys

Interestingly it says "Port Sr. Francis Drake not St. Francisco", despite it having been published 16 years before the discovery of San Francisco Bay.
I love this map as it make me think of the map in Gulliver's travels. I can see now how Swift came up with that one as I see the speculation on the large island near Kamchatka.
 

Map of a sort of Greater Eritrea demand i’ve found randomly while surfing Google Images. It seems to be connected with a far-right Christian nationalist movement active in Eritrea and the Tigray region...
 
A Martha victory or Sikh.
The victory of Sun-YatSen in 1916
Napoleon victory in Russia
Mexican victory for Texas and California
A Grand Colombia
Some scenarios that would be interesting.
 
A Martha victory or Sikh.
The victory of Sun-YatSen in 1916
Napoleon victory in Russia
Mexican victory for Texas and California
A Grand Colombia
Some scenarios that would be interesting.
Um, I hate to break it to ya, but this thread is for actual political proposals that never went through.
 
I love this map as it make me think of the map in Gulliver's travels. I can see now how Swift came up with that one as I see the speculation on the large island near Kamchatka.
It's fascinating to look through old maps and see the less-charted areas of the world slowly get filled in, and also what they thought or only imagined they should be filled in with.
 
Proposals for federalizing Japan:
If you don't mind, I'll put some translations down:
1st Image - 9 States
Blue - Hokkaido
Cream - Tohoku
Grey-Blue - North Kanto-Shin'etsu
Green - South Kanto
Orange - Chubu
Grey-Green - Kansai/Kinki
Yellow - Shikoku-Chugoku
Red - Kyushu
Grey (inset) - Okinawa

2nd Image - 11 States
Blue - Hokkaido
Cream - Tohoku
Grey-Blue - North Kanto
Green - South Kanto
Dark Green - Hokuriku
Orange - Tokai
Grey-Green - Kansai/Kinki
Yellow - Chugoku
Beige - Shikoku
Red - Kyushu
Grey (inset) - Okinawa

3rd Image - 13 States
Blue - Hokkaido
Cream - North Tohoku
Grey-Blue - South Tohoku
Orange - North Kanto
Green - South Kanto
Dark Green - Hokuriku
Cyan - Tokai
Grey-Green - Kansai/Kinki
Yellow - Chugoku
Beige - Shikoku
Red - North Kyushu
Dark Blue - South Kyushu
Grey (inset) - Okinawa
 
This is literally impossible. Sun didn't even have a unified political party in 1916, and had been discredited as a politician, and his influence played absolutely no role in the National Protection War.
Oh; because his death is inevitable I'm pretty sure. When was the point where he handed the presidency and had to retreat while the new president delcared himself emperor?
 
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