THICC: The Highly-Inclusive Color Code

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Crazy Boris, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

    Sep 26, 2017
    Holy Albertan Empire
    Oh, and I almost forgot, here are the header images for Africa, Oceania, and Antarctica:

    Egypt/Sudan: Great Sphinx of Giza
    Maghreb: Gate of Fez, Morocco
    Sahara: Great Mosque of Djenne
    Senegambia/Guinea: Landscape of Casamance, Senegal
    Pepper Coast: Downtown Monrovia, Liberia
    Gulf of Guinea: Black Star Square, Accra
    Nigeria/Cameroon: Nigerian Parliament Building, Abuja
    Central Africa: Bokassa's Palace, Bangui
    Greater Congo: Congo Rainforest
    East Africa: Kilimanjaro
    Abyssinia: Bete Giyorgis Church, Lalibela
    Somalia/Djibouti: Mogadishu
    Southern Africa: Great Zimbabwe Ruins
    South Africa: Union Buildings, Pretoria
    East African Islands: Pirate Cemetery on Madagascar
    Atlantic Islands: Longwood House, St. Helena

    Australia: Uluru
    Melanesia: A John Frum shrine on Tanna, Vanuatu
    Micronesia: Ruins of Nan Madol, Pohnpei
    Polynesia, Iolani Palace, Honolulu

    Antarctica: Lake Fryxell in Victoria Land
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  2. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

    Apr 12, 2008
    I'm definitely gonna use this for my timeline once it's done. All those ancient history nation colors are gonna be really useful.
  3. Drex Alférez de caballería

    Apr 23, 2017
    Regum Valentiae, Monarchia Hispaniae
    Oh well that was quick.
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  4. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

    Jul 5, 2011
    European Nation of Unity (Bezirk 59)
    Lovely, @Crazy Boris !

    I do have suggestions again, for the last sections:


    - Far-left Ethiopia
    - Far-left militarists/Derg


    - Split off Al-Shabaab and double that up with "Islamist Somalia"
    - A specific colour for Persian/Shi'a Somalia
    - Far-left Somalia (Siad Barré!)

    Southern Africa:

    - Portugal-in-exile/White Supremacist Portuguese state
    - Split off Rhodesia entries from Zimbabwe ones
    - two or three colours for a far-left Southern African state (arguably, all of the states here have been far-left in OTL)
    - White Supremacist/Apartheid Rhodesia
    - Nazi Rhodesia
    - Germany-in-exile in Namibia

    South Africa:

    - German South Africa
    - Apartheid South Africa
    - Nazi South Africa/Draka
    - Azania
    - far-left South Africa (EFF)
    - Black Supremacist colours (you can add them to most African sections one apiece, or to South Africa in five or six versions)
    - I would add colours for all major peoples of South Africa, i.e. at least the 11 peoples who have official languages (most seem to have a colour already)
    - Spanish South Africa
    - Portuguese South Africa
    - maybe French South Africa

    Atlantic Islands:

    - Muslim Canary Islands
    - Tristan de Cunha
    - Ascension
    - Fernando de Noronha/Lithuanian or Baltic colony


    - German Australia
    - Polish Australia
    - Spanish Australia
    - Portuguese Australia
    - Chinese Australia
    - Japanese Australia
    - Indian Australia
    - Dravidian Australia


    - German Papua New Guinea
    - New Britain/British Papua
    - New Ireland/Irish Papua
    - maybe a few colours for Papuan tribes
    - cannibals?


    - Bikini Atoll/atomic testing ground?
    - German Micronesia
    - Japanese Micronesia


    - German Hawai'i
    - Monarchist Hawai'i
    - Far-left Hawai'i
    - Polynesian Peru
    - Polynesian Chile
    - Mururoa Atoll


    - Tsala'l
    - Chinese Antarctica
    - Japanese Antarctica
    - Soviet Antarctica
    - Independent Antarctic nation (maybe that is what you mean with "Antarctic state")
    - Far-left Antarctica
    - Nazi Antarctica/Neuschwabenland
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  5. ML8991 Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2017
    Colours for the families could be good, as they could double for cultural groups, so then we can expand detail through that also.

    Hope you get a chance to look through the spoiler I put in pm ;), should add some specific detail to North and Western Africa.

    Good luck with the addendum
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  6. Bennett Human Time-Waster

    Jun 3, 2017
    I'd recommend doing, like, an Omani/Arab/Other Australia, I think
  7. Christory Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Can I hear your current list of options for this? I may have plenty more to add.
  8. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

    Sep 26, 2017
    Holy Albertan Empire
    Some progress! A few more additions in Africa and Oceania (will probably add more), and the first of the next group of sections!
    (I feel like I got most of the important international groups, but its still a little lacking. Let me know if you have ideas for more)

    Direct image link:

    Sure thing. I have the Sun, all 8 planets, the 5 IAU-recognized dwarf plantes (Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake, and Haumea),
    These moons:
    Earth: The Moon
    Mars: Phobos and Deimos
    Jupiter: Ganymede, Callisto, Io, and Europa
    Saturn: Titan, Rhea, Iapetus, Dione, Tethys, Enceladus, Mimas, Phoebe, Janus, Epimetheus, Prometheus, and Helene
    Uranus: Oberon, Umbriel, Ariel, Miranda
    Neptune: Triton and Proteus
    Pluto: Charon
    Plus Alpha Centauri, Sirius, and Betelgeuse for other stars and the Milky Way and Andromeda for Galaxies

    (note: Aliens will be in the sci-fi/fantasy section instead of this one)
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  9. Christory Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    So, I wouldn't choose Betelgeuse. Here's some stars I would add:

    Proxima Centauri
    Barnard's Star
    Epsilon Eridani
    Tau Ceti
    Other interstellar state within 30ly
    Other interstellar state beyond 30ly

    Also, if you're going to add Pluto, why not be fair and add the other Dwarf Planets?


    "Planet 9"

    And also, for colonial nations:

    American offworld colony
    SpaceX offworld colony / Other corporate offworld colony
    Chinese offworld colony
    Indian offworld colony
    Russian offworld colony / Other Slavic offworld colony
    Japanese offworld colony
    Brazilian offworld colony
    Unified European offworld colony
    British/Nordic offworld colony
    German offworld colony
    Korean offworld colony
    Islamic offworld colony
    Australian offworld colony
    French/Spanish/Portugese offworld colony
    African offworld colony

    Also, a few more suggestions:

    United Earth
    OPA / Other Belter state
    Kuiper Belt state
    Oort cloud state
    Elysium / Other orbital habitat
    Generation ship

    Also, Far-Right/Far-Left/Technocratic/Republican/Fascist versions of the above might be useful but would make it waaaaaay too long so probably don't do it
  10. Christory Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Can I see your plan for this too?
  11. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

    Jul 5, 2011
    European Nation of Unity (Bezirk 59)
    For the "International Organisations" section, I would definitely add a Mitteleuropa colour (doubling for the Zollverein). And a colour for the SADC (in Southern Africa).
    And a colur for a Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere (GEACPS)/a Japan-dominated organisation.
    Maybe also a colour for TTIP and TPP?
  12. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

    Jul 5, 2011
    European Nation of Unity (Bezirk 59)
    I think Far-Left and Far-Right wouldn't do any harm, even in space. Especially for the most popular space settings (the Moon, Mars, Venus, and the Jovian moons). I don't think we need "far-right Haumea state" as much as we do a far-right or fascist or technocratic Mars.
  13. Tangle Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    The Federalized Republic of Howard's Landing

    Take a moment to analyze the scenario that would apply to.
    - Someone uses this scheme instead of numerous others or even their own
    - Multiple states on planet Mars
    - These states are not meaningfully descended from an Earth state to use their color
    - They aren't aliens
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  14. ML8991 Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2017
    I'll wait on the space front, or otherwise allow @Drex to chip in (you have a good space mate ;), hence why i tagged you) to offer some further ideas.

    concerning international organisations, I'd recommend a colour for the Organization of Ibero-American States, or otherwise post-colonial Iberian organisation. Tried to find a historical example for Italy, but it doesn't have one, so could make something up. As a final thing, is German Confederation to also serve as a post colonial german organisation?

    Otherwise think it is ok :) (besides that which has been suggested)
  15. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

    Sep 26, 2017
    Holy Albertan Empire
    Sure, here's what I got

    -Floresiensis (doubled up with Hobbits)

    -Combine/Hostile Aliens
    -Daleks/Genocidal Aliens
    -Ewoks/Mammalian Aliens
    -Grey Aliens
    -Klingons/Warrior Aliens
    -Martians/Little Green Men
    -Na'vi/Primitive Aliens
    -Ood/Servant Aliens
    -Qu/Slaver Aliens
    -Reptilian Aliens

    Folklore/Mythological/Cryptozoological Creatures:
    -Blemmyes (headless men)
    -Ents/Tree People
    -Ghouls (the ones from Arabian folklore)
    -Hobbits (doubled up with Floresiensis)
    -Jotnar (I'm 80% sure these are different from giants)
    -Kobolds (like the kind from D&D)

    -Argonians/Reptilian Humanoids
    -Avian Humanoids
    -Canine Humanoids
    -Cylons/Hostile Robots
    -Fire Elementals/Firebenders
    -Fungoid Humanoids (Is Fungoid a word?)
    -Global Occult Coalition/Human Supremacists
    -Grey Goo
    -Insectoid Humanoids
    -Khajiit/Feline Humanoids
    -Morlocks/Subterranean People
    -SCP Foundation/Secretive Organization
    -Time Travellers/Timelords
    -Triffids/Hostile Plantoids
    -Zora/Fish People

    Plus some extra colors for multi-species civilizations and some other aliens/humanoids/reptilians/hominids etc.
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  16. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

    Jul 5, 2011
    European Nation of Unity (Bezirk 59)
    Here, you should include several colours for good, positive aliens. One for a "communist" alien society, and other ones - not based on political alignment alone, but on the fact that they are positive and interact positively with humanity. For an example, search Bin-Ah'hana on
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  17. Trackah the Uchronaut

    Jun 27, 2013
    République du Madawaska
    -Political systems
    -Technology levels
    --Goa'uld/parasitic aliens
    don't forget the land forms either :)
  18. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

    Apr 12, 2008
    District 9/interstellar refugees/Insectoid Aliens?
  19. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

    Sep 26, 2017
    Holy Albertan Empire
  20. rexnerdorum Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2011
    Federated American States in exile
    'Ross from "Friends" but he has a gun'. You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar!