Rememberences of Map Contests Past

Just one! There was another map by Tai-pan, but the post seems to have been deleted... :(

CourageousLife:

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Note: The red circles on the map indicate missile strikes, and the color inside the red circle indicate which country fired the missile.

The Fortnight's War

Spoiler: Summary
The Kingdom of Bountiful, akin to OTL Syria, unleashes a gas attack on its own citizens, setting off a chain of events that pits the United States against the Zoroastrian Republic of Jinse (similar to OTL Iran). A limited missile exchange ensues over the next two weeks.

U.S. intervention over Bountiful chemical attack
On 4 March 2017, the town of Holy Angels in the Moroni province of the Kingdom of Bountiful, controlled mainly by the Holy Liberation alliance was attacked with what was believed to be Death gas. Victims of the attack were rushed to a makeshift hospital, which was bombed shortly after. Over 120 people were believed to have perished from the gas attack and the bombing. The U.S. and its allies assigned responsibility for the attack to the dictatorial King David and his government, although both David and the Bountiful military denied it. On 7 March at approximately 3:30 AM, from western Arizone and Cimmaron, the U.S. launched 67 Defender missiles on the Bountiful government's Selah Air Base in what was the U.S.' first deliberate direct attack on Bountiful forces in the 4-year Bountiful Civil War. The U.S. military strike was conducted without authorization from the United States Congress, or from the United Nations Security Council. Many U.S. allies, however, stated their approval of the attack, including Britain, France, and Prussia.

Jinsean Retaliation
On 8 March, as news broke about the attack, the Jinsean Supreme Leader Shanxi met with his cabinet and military leaders to discuss the attack. Jinse was a supporter of the David regime that was opposed to the U.S. backed rebels. At approximately 8:05 AM, Jinse launched 50 Sun Dragon missiles into U.S.-allied rebel territory in southern and eastern Bountiful. This action was lauded by King David and the government of Cina, who had close ties to Jinse. Tense communications and attempts at diplomacy were conducted between the U.S., Jinse, and representatives of Bountiful's government and rebel factions.

Failure of Negotiations
On 11 March, negotiations between Jinse Supreme Leader Shanxi and U.S. President Denise Trumbull broke down. It is unclear which side fired first, but by approximately 12:30 PM, both the U.S. and Jinse had missiles in the air targeting military installations in all 3 countries. Government and rebel-controlled missiles from Bountiful struck more targets in both countries as well.

Continued Hostilities
From 12 March to 17 March, all 3 nations continued to launch missiles at military installations. Elements of the U.S. Pacific fleet were instructed to blockade the Jinsean coast and fire additional missiles. Two destroyers, the U.S.S. Bolton and U.S.S. Hill, were struck and sunk by Jinsean missiles. One missile was shot down over Canada by the mobilized Canadian military. This missile was believed to be aimed at the U.S. capital. It is unclear which country fired this missile. No civilian targets were hit during this exchange, though there were civilian casualties on or near the military installations hit.

Ceasefire
On 18 March, the remaining members of the U.N. Security Council ordered an immediate ceasefire under threat of military action by the rest of the U.N. Terms for a ceasefire, mainly authored by Britain and Cina, were presented to all parties involved. The U.S. and Jinse both agreed to the terms after long negotiations, but the Bountiful Civil War and the humanitarian crisis occurring there remained unresolved.
 
MotF 154: If Stirling Never Stopped

The Challenge

Make a map showing a country analogous to the Dominion of the Draka, e.g. a large militaristic China, or a hostile expanding British Raj.
 
tus3:

A propaganda poster against the Mutualists who took over the Ottoman empire. (I found a globe basemap and thought it was to cool to not use.)
I hope it has already expanded enough. (My original idea also encompassed South Italy (it got taken over after the Italian Mutualists couldn't pay back their debt, so their 'ally' moved in to 'help them with their mafia and corruption problem' and never left,) but I ran out of shades of orange.)

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theman7777:

My submission:
The Confederate States of America gains independence in 1864 following a 3 year war with the USA. Over the next half century, they come to dominate the Americas, defeating the USA in 2 more wars, as well as countless wars of conquest in Latin America.

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Kaiser Julius:
Basically Baja California is annexed after the Mexican American War and becomes a slave state. The Filmore and Pierce presidencies carry on in all their problematicness except with Cornelius Vanderbilts support for William Walker leading to a successful conquest and eventual annexation of Nicuragua.

Stephen Douglas is elected in 1856 with a plan to solve the mess in Kansas caused by Pierce involving splitting Free-state Kansas and Slave-state Jefferson and adopting a proto-Crittenden compromise. Then Dredd-Scott happened and it became obvious to the north that the rumors of a government controlled by slave owners was true. But Douglas had still bought stability to America again and intervened in Mexico against France occupying the region itself. With the army occupied and Jefferson Davis elected in 1864, the abolitionists had had enough and led New England and New York to secede. Normally this would have caused a civil war but Britain immediately threw its backing behind the new republic. A formal boundary was established along the old West-East New Jersey boundary and peace was reached. Now without the abolisionists the USA embarked on a spree of conquest and racism leading to Britain annexing Guatemala and a reserve for free slaves set up in newly acquired Haiti.

Its now 1895 and Britain and America are about to go to war over a dispute in Venezuela. The new American president Leonidas Polk (American-NC) and New England colonel Theodore Roosevelt are ready as is the reactionary Tsar of Russia Alexander III.

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MotF 155: Implausible Colonizers

The Challenge

Make a map showing the colonial empire of a nation not known for it in OTL.
 
theman777:

My submission:

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In 1882, 87 years after Poland lost independence, Polish nobleman and Russian navy officer Stefan Szolc-Rogozinski organized an expedition to Cameroon. While it was officially an exploration, in actuality it was a search for a place that a Polish colony could be founded. In late 1882, accompanied by Leopold Janikowski, among several others, the expedition left France, flying French and Polish flags. It took several months to arrive in Cameroon, after which many treaties were signed with the local tribes, transferring land to Poland. A camp was built in what is now Janikowskigrod, and soon it was bolstered by follow up expeditions. During the Berlin Conference, the Poles were supported by Britain and France, in order to weaken the German claim on Cameroon. While not completely successful, Poland left the conference with a significant chunk of territory, much to the displeasure of the Germans and Russians. Within a few years following the colony's establishment, a steady stream of Poles, as well as some Jews, were settling in the colony in order to escape persecution in Poland, which was under Russian and German control. In 1891 the Polish Republic was officially declared in the capital of Janikowskigrod, and was recognized by most countries except Russia and Germany.
In the 1910 Census, 77.6% of the population was recorded as African, 20.1% Polish, and 2.3% Jewish. The coastal areas around Janikowskigrod, as well as Rogozinskigrod, were reported to be majority Polish, and the destination of most immigrants. The continued success of the republic, as well as the migration of Poles to the colony, continues to be a thorn in the sides of Russia and Germany, however, the Polish Republic appears to be here to stay.
 
Undeadmuffin:

My first map from scratch

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The Kingdom of Brittany is able to colonize the island of Newfoundland, for a while New Nantes was only a smoking station for cod fishermens and a trading post with the natives. But once the kingdom of France began its conquest of Brittany during the mad war, peoples began to flee on Newfoundland to keep away from war and be able to live in peace. For decades the Breton were confined to the small peninsula but one day the Beothuk, decimated by the european plagues, decided to drive them away from the island. The refugee fought fiercly for their survival and were able to win the war, continuously conquering more land as the years pass until a Beothuk chief finaly sued for peace. From that day, refugee from Brittany and Nevezois (the name that the peoples born on the island gave to themselves) multiplied the settlements on their acquired territory.

The economy of the colony is mostly reliant on fisheries but naval supply such as ropes (from hemp farms), wooden planks and pine tar is exported to europe. Subsistance farms dot the land and herd of cow and goats provide red meat, milk and cheese. The importations are mostly iron work and weapons such as firearms and cannon.
 
Zalezsky:

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World War One draws to a close and borders must be redrawn. One nation that sinks its teeth into the Versailles treaty is a surprising one: Luxembourg. Demanding the Islands of New Bismarck and New Hannover from Germany; as well as the mandatory creation of an international water way through the Rhine and Mosel Rivers. The world was in shock and awe when one of the last duchies on earth gained lands in the Pacific which nearly quadrupled the size of the country. Duchess Marie-Adélaïde paid a sum of 1.5 million francs to the newly established governor of Luxembourgish New Guinea (Auguste Lavagne) in order to establish infrastructure and attract immigrants to the newly acquired territory. New Bismarck was renamed Marie-Adélaïde Land, and New Hannover to the Island of Liberty. Many German, and Hungarian refugees were permitted to settle the islands; however their children would be forced into boarding schools where they were only permitted to speak French.

All naval transport to Luxembourgish New Guinea from 1919-1930 would be paid for by the German government as compensation for occupation during WWI.

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Tsar of New Zealand:

A rather bog-standard Nuh Zillund Stronk AH: here the desires of expansionist figures in the late nineteenth century come to fruition, with New Zealand passing the Confederation and Annexation Bill of 1883 and amassing a vast network of Pacific colonies - if often in name only as a proxy for Britain - by the end of World War One. The map is intended as a supplement to a textbook on New Zealand history, demonstrating the apex of Wellington's influence. Full size viewable here.

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Keperry:

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This scenario is roughly Madagascar-as-Oman. The Sakalava kingdoms of the western coast convert to Islam, unite, and in addition to subjugating the rest of Madagascar also push Portugal out of a significant portion of the East African coast as Oman did in OTL, and then go further and expand into India and various islands because why the hell not.
 
gxblt:

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Swedish colony in Delaware is absorbed by the Dutch as per OTL, but the Finnish emigration to the new world never ceases. Due to the space-consuming nature of their preferred form of agriculture, the slash-and-burn, the new settlers spread across the area of the Great Lakes at great speed. The hardy pioneer people brings with them also the humble log cabin, which can be built by a single man in a short period of time and provides protection from the hardest of elements when heated.
New Finland itself is a Dominion within the Dutch Gemenebest van Naties. This symbiotic relationship started in the early days of Dutch North American colonization: Finnish trappers produced enough fur for the Dutch to settle in small communities and benefit from the fur trade. With the Agricultural Revolution having happened in Europe it is only a matter of time for the new techniques to take hold in the colonies as well, and notable iron deposits have been discovered, signaling New Finland a prosperous and bountiful future.

This is my first MOTF submission ever, so excited ^w^
 
BryanIII:

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At the beginning of 1798, the War of the First Coalition had come to an end and following the Treaty of Campo Formio, where Napoleon Bonaparte decreed the final dissolution of the Venetian Republic, the city of Preveza – like other Venetian possessions in Greece and Albania – was ceded to Revolutionary France. 280 French grenadiers arrived in Preveza under the commands of General La Salchette. The people of Preveza welcomed the French troops, and formed a pro-French civic militia. Around this same time the poet Rigas Feraios was combining support for the ideas of the French Revolution with calls for a Greek uprising against Ottoman rule and arrived in the town to begin rudimentary discussion with French commanders.


Napoleon Bonaparte, however, focused his attention in another direction, launching the French Campaign in Egypt and Syria, gave little thought to the fate of the small Preveza garrison exposed on the edge of Ottoman territory. The local Ottoman governor Ali Pasha Tepelena attacked Preveza with an overwhelming force. In the Battle of Nicopolis the 7,000 Ottoman troops of Ali Pasha and his son Mukhtar completely overwhelmed the 280 French grenadiers and their local allies, the 200 Preveza Civil Guards and 60 Souliote warriors under Captain Christakis. Over the next two days, a major massacre of the French troops and the local Greek population which defended the city took place in Preveza; during which Feraios was killed, Christakis and General La Salchette however managed to escape to French Corfu.


Napoleon, being on Malta at the time, diverted his fleet towards Corfu. There he met with General La Salchette, Christakis and local Greek leading figures. While French and Ottoman Fleets were facing off in the Ambracian Gulf, the negotiations on Corfu became a secret congress Including several Greek rebel leaders and Russian officials, who saw in Napoleon a potential solution for their Greek Question. At the beginning of 1799 both France and Russia committed ground troops to the Conflict, and together with Greek Revolutionary Forces where standing at the gates of Constantinople by March 1800. In the following Treaty of Adrianople, who was joined by the UK, the Kingdom of Greece was proclaimed and Napoleon (or rather Napoleonidas) was crowned King of Greeks. His coronation was essentially a bribe to not further involve him and his army in the French Revolutionary wars while also providing a safe heaven for fleeing French Revolutionary thinkers.


In 1815 the so-called Marble Alliance was signed between Naples and Greece, starting a strong friendship between the two nations (which was later continued by Italy). Seeing that the Ottoman decline was hastened, it became an easy target for Major and even secondary European powers. So much so that in 1825 (Assuming here that Napoleon was not poisoned, he still dies in 1821… not wanting to expand ‘his Kingdom’ in fear of retribution) Napoleonidas II set out with his Neapolitan allies to conquer Ottoman Libya, landing near Benghazi in October. Although he was reluctant at first to commit large ground forces because he was fearing reactions against the Invasion from the ‘Concert of Europe’ he went all out when surprisingly the UK and Sardinia showed up wanted their own piece of the Ottoman pie. Greek troops left Sollum (which was the planned endpoint for Greek expansions) when word reached Napoleonidas II of groups of Coptic Christians rising up against the local garisson in Alexandria and claimed their desire to be liberated by their Greek brothers rather than by the British.


In 1826 the Treaty of Gizah was signed between the Victors (Greece, Naples, UK and Sardinia) and the conquered Ottomans and Egyptians. Naples was Awarded Tripolitania, Greece got Cyrenaica, the city of Alexandria and the area between the two, the UK wanting to protect shipping and trading routes to and from Company-owned India annexed the rest of Egypt, the Kingdom of Sardinia was included in the Marble Alliance and got Cyprus and the port city of Antalya, The Austrian Empire was bribed into silence by awarding Hatay to its subordinate Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia.

EDIT: I just realise that Napoleon(idas) II would have been 14/15 at the time of the Libyan Conquest so just know that when I say Napoleonidas II I actually mean the Regent Ioannes (Joseph) Bonaparte
 
Slowly fixing links: will try to speed it up a bit. Working from oldest to newest.

A lot of old maps went bye bye when imageshack changed its format or something. Do people think the maps could still be in storage there, just no longer at the original link? If so, is there any way to search imageshack without a paid subscription?
 
MotF 156: The Man from Nantucket

The Challenge

Make a map showing the result of a region of the Earth being ISOTed. The map can either be of the ISOTed region in its new world or the world it left behind.

The Restrictions
There are no restrictions on when your PoD or map may be set. Fantasy, sci-fi, and future maps are allowed.
 
Rubberduck3y6:

On the morning of Friday 24 June 2016, Europe awoke to shocking, confusing and distressing news coming out of the United Kingdom. Rumours had been circling around the Internet and media outlets overnight that Brexit was happening and that the British people had chosen to leave. Then, nothing. Just as an official announcement to proclaim the results was expected, all communications from the UK suddenly stopped. People close to the British coast and living near the intra-Irish border reported a blindingly bright light and then complete darkness. As dawn broke it became clear that the British had truly left - all houses, factories, farms and roads had disappeared and been replaced with miles of unbroken woodland, and Low-lying areas which had been drained and reclaimed from the sea generations ago were now inundated. In fact, the only humans to remain where those who were those who were immigrants to Britain, foreign tourists and military personnel.

The strange and unsettling events of that fateful day are now a century past and Britain is now a fractured land. Britain's European neighbours' initial interests in the island were to secure their own maritime frontiers through a series of installations along the North Sea and Channel coasts. These have since grown into significant settlement areas with many of the "New Britons" speaking French, Dutch or Flemish as their first language. Further inland, the United States, China and Russia compete to extract the replenished natural resources, with the first's pre-existing military bases having provided them with an early advantage, although the Chinese, and now the Russians have caught up fast. Between these European "colonies" and superpower mining outposts lie the polities established by those who were left by the Event, the most numerous of whom are the Poles and various Asian communities (Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis). Of note is the refugee-established nation of Zanggal on the south coast and the numerous multicultural independent cities. Of course, the one thing all these polities have in common is their quasi-legal status: shortly after the Event, the UN declared the territory of the United Kingdom to be an international scientific reserve and prohibited any nation from claiming land or establishing a permanent population on the islands, thus giving them a similar status to that of Antarctica. This declaration had very little practical effect however, and is now regarded as little more than a trivial curiosity. In fact most New Britons give it as little thought as they do to whatever happened to those than voted to leave 100 years ago.

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