Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Nazi Space Spy, May 12, 2018.
I could try my hand at some more flags if anyone has a list of the unclaimed/flagless areas!
Actually, can you do some Francophone
South flags? I know i did some, but I wonder what you’re ideas are for those flags.
Not sure if political parties have been done but i can try and help with this.
Antipodea Political system: Unitary, Semi-Presidential Republic (i.e. just like mainland France)
Chambre des représentants: 125 Seats
Sénat national: 75 Seats
The system is based very much off of the French system, one big difference however is the fact that there is mandatory voting (failure to vote results in a 500 Franc, or around US$300 fine).
You will note that the Chamber has no independent parties, despite their being 7 senators who are independent, that is because it is practically impossible to be voted in as an independent (as you need at least 50% of the vote to win the seat, if any candidate fails to get that, then a second round is required between the two top candidates).
Parti Socialist-Radical (Radical-Socialist Party): Centre-Left to Left-Wing (Social Democracy, Democratic Socialism, Eco-Socialism, Left-Wing Populism, Progressivism, Direct Democracy, E-Democracy)
The main party on the left, currently in government. They are a socially progressive party that is for the advancement of social issues (LGBT, Abortion rights etc) as well as pursuing a fully renewable energy policy, which they have been able to get past despite pressure from the Catholic Church and community. Very popular with young voters (under 40) as well as former Communist and Socialist voters. The party does well amongst irreligious voters as well as Asians, Mixed Race and other minorities. Has a very strong union presence. The Party has been around since 1902 (making it the second oldest party in the country after the Union).
Union de la République (Union of the Republic): Centre-Right (Social Conservatism, Economic Liberalism, Third Way)
The main party of the right in Antipodia, is the social conservative party that has a lot of support amongst Catholics. The party however is an economically liberal party, encouraging free trade with neighbouring countries, on the continent and in the Asia-Pacific. The party has somewhat moderated socially in the last 2 decades, accepting civil unions, some level of abortions (early abortions and in the case of health hazards and sexual assault, they do not support late term abortions). They receive a great deal of backing from both Corporations across the country as well as the Catholic Church (though with issues within the catholic church, they have added a bit of separation, with some members even backing the same sex marriage being passed by the Radical-Socialists back in 2015).
Parti Ouvrier (Workers Party): Syncretic (Christian Democracy, Social Conservatism, Economic Socialism, Trade Unionism, Populism, Anti-Immigration)
The main difference between the Radicals and Workers is socially. The party is still very socially conservative (now even more conservative than the Union generally), advocating for strict immigration policy. The party has rejected all forms of economic liberalism (advocating a democratic socialist model similar to the Radicals). They have been compared to the Blue Labour movement overseas. The party is popular amongst Catholics who work in a trade or in the mines (popular in rural areas). The party doesn't do very well in major cities such as Port Napoleon. The party is also the most anti-free trade, stating that we must protect the workers here first.
Les Verts (The Greens): Centre-Left (Social Democracy, Green Politics, Economic Liberalism)
Often coalition partners with the Radical-Socialists, Les Verts are a Green party that pushes forth the need to change the energy supply to renewables in a sustainable manner (rather than Carbon Taxes like other countries, changing the system gradually whilst maintaining exports). They are a very economically liberal party, advocating for the free market and free trade. The party is almost entirely present only in Port Napoleon and other large cities, with virtually no presence in rural areas. Very popular in more affuential areas and amongst students and those in their 20's (being the 2nd most popular party in that age group behind the Radicals).
Partie Agraire (Agarian Party): Right-Wing (Conservatism, Agrarianism)
Very simple party, stands for the farmers and Agrarian interests. They are a socially conservative party themselves, however they are more concerned with issues in regional areas. They do not stand in major metropolitan seats. They are most popular in the regions and away from the cities.
Alliance indigène (Indigenous Alliance): Centre to Centre-Left (Indigenous interests, Big Tent)
The Party was formed from the split of members of the Greens and moderate indigenous members from the Union. The party is focused primarily on Indigenous affairs and making sure that their is an indigenous voice in parliament (despite the Radical-Soclialists having 1/5th of their current members who are indigenous, with half the parliamentary party who are not of French origin).
New Holland Political system: Unitary, Parliamentary, Constitutional Republic
Nationale kamer (House of Chambers): 100 Seats
Huis van senatoren (House of Senators): 50 Seats
Christen-Democraten (Christian Democrats): Centre to Centre-Left (Christian Democracy, Social Liberalism, Economic Liberalism)
Nationale kamer (House of Chambers): 24/100
Huis van senatoren (House of Senators): 11/50
Historically the major party in the Left-Wing alliance alongside Labour. It is a party that practices christian democracy, however it is still to the left-wing socially, having a socially liberal policy.
Arbeiderspartij (Labour Party): Centre-Left (Social Liberalism, Economic Liberalism, Trade Unionism)
Nationale kamer (House of Chambers): 22/100
Huis van senatoren (House of Senators): 10/50
The other major party in the Left-Wing Alliance. They are the party of the Unions and are very popular amongst trade workers and miners. The party is still pro free trade and Socially Liberal (often letting the Greens be more proactive with social change)
Groens87 (Greens 87): Centre-Left to Left-Wing (Social Democracy, Green Politics)
Nationale kamer (House of Chambers): 10/100
Huis van senatoren (House of Senators): 4/50
The Greens 87 (named after when the party began, 1987) is the closest thing to a Social Democratic Party there is in New Holland. The Party is often the one that will look to social change (as it is the only party that has an official policy of supporting Same-Sex Marriage, even though members in both Labour and the Christian Democrats support it). The party does the best amongst young voters (under 40) and in major metro areas (especially in Zwaanenstaad, where the Governor is from the Groens87).
Vrijheidspartij (Freedom Party): Right-Wing (Social Conservatism, Economic Liberalism, New Holland Nationalism, Neo-Conservatism, Anti-Immigration, Right-Wing populism, Direct Democracy)
Nationale kamer (House of Chambers): 23/100
Huis van senatoren (House of Senators): 9/50
A right-wing, populist party that has formed relatively recently, in response to the immigration from overseas, in particular, from Indonesia and from China mainly (with both groups combined making up for around 5.5% of the population). They are strictly anti-immigration and very conservative. They are in favour however of the free market The party in only two elections of standing has already become the 2nd largest party in the chamber, 3rd largest in terms of members (behind the Labour Party and Christian Democrats), largest membership base amongst the coalition.
Conservatieven (Conservatives): Centre-Right to Right-Wing (Social Conservatism, Economic Conservatism)
Nationale kamer (House of Chambers): 16/100
Huis van senatoren (House of Senators): 11/50
Traditionally, the main Right-Wing party, however they have lost a bit of momentum to the Freedom Party. They have moved slightly to the right in order to match the policies of the Freedom Party and the right wing in general
Supply and Confidence:
Hervorming (Reform): Centre to Centre-Right (Economic Liberalism, Social Liberalism, Anti-Corruption, Reform Politics)
Nationale kamer (House of Chambers): 5/100
Huis van senatoren (House of Senators): 5/50
Reform are providing supply and confidence to the opposition, there are more of a centrist party and are none too happy about being in coalition with the Freedom Party however.
Other Parties (Out of Parliament):
Marxist Partij (Marxist Party): Far-Left (Democratic Communism, Marxism-Lenninsm, Anti-Capitalism)
Partij Voor Dierenrechten (Party of Animal Rights): Left-Wing (Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, Environmentalism, Green Politics)
Partij van de vrouw (Woman's Party): (Feminism, LGBT Rights, Anti-Militarianism, Left-Wing Populism)
@Spens1 @Zyxoriv @Oryxslayer What about Dai Nippon Teikoku? What parties should make up the Imperial Diet?
I want to do that, and I'll need help with Germany. But I know of someone who is very enthusiastic with Imperial Germany already....
Is Japan full on nationalist still?
edit: also authoritarian state or somewhat democratic?
Maybe, I'm not sure. I would expect so, since no WW2-era occupation changed the Meiji-era constitution. So, the Emperor would probably still have supreme power. However, if Japan democratizes, I would still expect the Emperor to have a lot of executive power, the Diet would have legislative power, and some sort of Supreme Court would have judicial power.
The Flag of Franklin
EDIT: The silhouettes are not mine, however the ben franklin is made by an unknown artist in 1910, so...
Thanks for the flag of Franklin, now I can get to work on some of Franklin's infoboxes.
Maybe the right-liberals could make their own party (that being the Goldsmith classical liberal agrarian party.)
I've got a couple of ideas for the UK and Ireland I'll share in a bit.
POLITICAL PARTIES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
850 seats (650 constituency, 200 top-up seats)
LIBERAL PARTY - Liberalism, social liberalism
COUNTRY PARTY - Classical liberalism, populism, regionalism, green liberalism
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY - Social democracy, democratic socialism (minority)
CONSERVATIVE PARTY - Christian conservatism
WORKING FAMILIES PARTY - Socialism, social conservatism (think Blue Labour or Katter's Australian Party)
SOCIAL CREDIT PARTY - Social Credit, distributism
OTHER OPPOSITION PARTIES
SCOTTISH REPUBLICAN PARTY - Scottish nationalism
COMMUNIST PARTY - Democratic communism
ECOLOGY PARTY - Eco-socialism
PLAID CYMRU - Centrism, agrarianism, Welsh nationalism
#TEAMFARAGE - Right-wing populism, libertarianism (recent split from the Working Families Party)
850 Seats? Top-up seats? Team Farage? Sounds well and good I think that the Conservatives should continue to exist as a more christian conservative party.
Knew I was forgetting something. I'm thinking of TTL's UK being more religious than OTL and political divides being more based on secularism (represented by the Liberals, Country and SDP) vs. social conservatism (Conservatives, Working Families, Social Credit). I'll expand more later.
I did this little side project a while back on Japan, but here the basic summery of where Japan ends the 30s. See is a democracy, but very much a flawed one. The military still has political power, and the emperor is still the final arbiter rather then just a figurehead like OTL. Ending the 30s there are two lose political factions - both are nationalist and anti-communist but interpret their nationalism in very different ways.
The Left (Social-lib, Social-dem) is your classic post-war Soc-Dem faction. They saw the Rightist Junta throw a generation away in their flawed version of nationalism. Their goal - partially achieved, was to strip the traditional Meiji constitution of much of its old powers and merge most competing factions fully into the diet. This in their mind would restore imperial prominence and remove the feuding generals and old bureaucrats from the Emperor, and make him fully connected to the people. They succeded in this, but the Generals in their like still have parliamentary seats. Voting blocks include workers, educated middle class, and union/urban machines.
The Right (Con, Reaction, Lib) is nationalist/militarist. Guiding the rights parlimentary group of course are Pan-Asianist politicians, which call for a liberation of Asian colonial peoples. This of course is good for their business wing of Zaibatsu, and for those nationalists ho see the nation under threat from Russian and German aggression. Voting blocks include the rural poor who have largely been ignored by the Lefts long period in power, and various urban poor machines.
Also, whoever wanted a list of states...Here. Italic means unknown name/grouped states. Only put Socialist in the name if it is confirmed socialist as of 1950-ish. Also, no Sub-Saharan Africa because I don't know the appropriate names to apply - who created the original map? @ST15RM? Like, for example, what do we call an Maninka state?
- German Empire
- Great Britain
- Russia (and Incorporated Territories)
- Socialist Italy
- Socialist Spain
- Socialist Greece
- And Microstates
Spoiler: MENA/Central Asia
- Socialist Egypt
- Socialist Algiers
- Tuareg Sultanate/Tamashek
- Gulf Emirates
Spoiler: South Asia
- Muang Lao/Laoland (no FR to coin the term Laos)
- Vietnam/Viet Nam
- Federation of Malacca and Singapore
- Moluccan Republican
- Bornean States
Spoiler: East Asia
- Various Free Cities/Settlements
- Guangdong/South Chinese Union
- Navajo/Pima state
- Rio Grande
- Costa Rica
- Puerto Rico
- Various Island Nations
- Columbian Republic
- Socialist La Plata
- Kingdom of Brazil
- Kanak Island State
- Dutch Australia
Just out of curiosity what are the language demograhics of West Florida?
I did create the most recent map. However, I may need to create a seperate list of the African nations.
For the time being, I will name most of the unknown nations
Federation of South Arabia
Persia, at least as a common name.
I renamed it to the Emirate of Azawad in a previous post.
Union of Trucial Emirates, or UTE.
I'll do these at a later time.
- Officially can be Muang Lao, common name could be Laoland
- Viet Nam
Union of Chinese Free Cities (Free Cities for short) in the west. Any non-affiliated cities would be independent, so they would just be the name of the city.
Khanate of Uriankhai if the Sternberg regime is still in power, Tannu-Tyva (not a mistake in spelling) if a coup happens.
- Dominica (OTL Dominica in the Lesser Antilles can be called French Dominica if it's still under French rule, or Dominique)
- Puerto Rico
- Trinidad (and Essequibo?)
- Lesser Antilles should still be under European rule, not "colonies" per se, but incorporated into the European nations. Or a union. But they shouldn't be independent
New Silesia (it can be any other German region, I chose Silesia because I know both are mountainous)
?? Do you mean Aotearoa?
Everything in there is good
Mostly English speaking with some French and Spanish speakers. We have an ethnolinguistic map somewhere I think.
We could use that as a basis. I'm not sure what the Japan is like in this tl but we could use these general coalitions as a guideline for sure (the right, ranging from social conservatives, full blown nationalists and pro-business parties) and the left (social democratic, neo-liberals, pro-unions).
Separate names with a comma.