Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Beedok, Jun 15, 2014.
Also cute how they made Greece-Crete into a China-Taiwan analogue.
...I get that the artist was probably going for a generic communist symbol there, but I can’t help but picture a Zapatista army in Istanbul with that flag.
Aims of the radical right-wing Irgun movement.
Few other countries would have had a rifle as their primary border.
Franklin Roosevelt's rather ... peculiar take on what the occupation zones in Germany should be. I think it is fair to point out that these were more generalities that would be fine-tuned, as this is a translation from him drawing a handful of lines on a geographic map of Germany, but it looks bizarre all the same.
It was also a fairly common view that the best manner in which to weaken Germany was to dismantle it through an "Austrian" solution, where the number of separate countries would be created and forever banned from uniting barring the express approval of the Allied Powers. Below is one such proposal to divide Germany into three States posited by Sumner Welles in 1944; this is before the Polish annexations however, so I'm not sure whether Eastern Germany as shown would have remained viable compared to the other two.
Going back to WWI, there was a somewhat similar plan to dismember Germany proposed by Yves Guyot, a French Economist, some time before the war wrapped up. There are differences in where the border of laid certainly, but it generally seems to run with the theme of a South German State, a Central German State, and an Eastern German State. Romania and Bulgaria's borders seems a bit queer as well, though I remember that Romania tried hard to claim a border across the entirety of the Tisza, or in this case Theiss, River.
I mean it is certainly more organized then ... this ...
Took a stab at Guyot's proposal.
Sorry it's so small
Found it by accident
That is one massive Serbia.
No Serbian Krajina? Clearly wimps or traitors made this map. On a side note, I like to think the Ottomans reannexed Bulgaria and Greece in this.
Antarctic Claims According to the Defrontation Theory
From west to east: Ecuador (90 W), Peru (81 19 49 W), Chile (80 50 15 W), Argentina (67 16 50 W), Uruguay (56 39 53 W) and Brazil (53 22 10 W to 24 W).
I had no idea that (other than Chile and Argentina) had any claims to Antarctica.
Defrontation seems to be based on a Spanish term or something. When I googled it the first result was on Antarctic claims. Peru apparently claims they have the rights reserved for land and stewardship over an area, should they decide to make a claim. It links to a Wikipedia page describing it, but it is purely in Spanish. Perhaps the map or map it was based on was made to ridicule the idea.
It's extremely difficult to see, but top-right says "Serbia under emperor Dušan" - it includes territories that weren't really controlled legally (the part of Bulgaria, Bosnia and Srem, those were under military occupation, probably included because). Rest of Bulgaria (incl. all of Dobruja) were vassals. Another reason for these inaccuracies (well, not really, depends on what you count as ownership) - the smaller text says "according to a German map from Dušan's period, found in military archive in Pecs" and "Bulgaria is shown as a tributary state"
So not a war goal, but a historical map. Though we sought to restore those borders, until the governing elite fell for the yugo meme against the recommendations of, like, the entirety of the military who actually ventured into Croatia and saw the mentality there.
Though we probably will never find out just how much did Dušan manage to conquer and subjugate, our national library got bombed by the nazis deliberately, destroying pretty much probably the only copies of some ancient shit, bits and pieces of which are found in the most random locations (primarily Russia)
I believe the English equivalent would simply be "fronting" or "frontage"
Map of the Soviet land development projects as planned by Stalin. The canal you see coming from the Amu Darya destroyed the Aral Sea.
Stalin was in favour of "we must build a canal". Regardless of what it took.
Great propaganda title though, "SOCIALISM BUILDS A NEW WORLD"
In Soviet Russia, socialism builds you.
And Soviet wanted to fix it by building… another canal that would reroute waters of Ob, Irtysh and Yenisey towards the Aral Sea:
Nothing says "screw nature" like building a massive canal.
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