Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Osk, Apr 21, 2019.
Islamic Communist USSR would be... interesting, to say the least.
That's cool! If that is communist, it should be red(der) though. The colour it has now implied, to me, that it is reactionary or fascist or Islamist, or some other kind of right-wing.
Wrong thread I'm pretty sure
The more I work out the map, the more I realize this world's superpower is probably the communist middle eastern power.
I'm thinking the USR (Union of Socialist Republics - temporary placeholder...) manages to avoid whatever calamity I end up deciding befalls Europe, and then becomes the leader in international recovery efforts.
You should probably make Armenia autonomous, too, as well as Kurdistan.
Made a provincial map of Colorado:
And here is the Republic of Louisiana.
These are my current thoughts on ranking of the nobility:
--- Royal consort
---- Non-Heir Children
------ Extended Branch
- Realm Executives
----- Ducal family
----- Counts family
------- Earls/Counts* & Families of past Lord-Governors
------- Earls/Commonwealth Peers***
[*] The Commonwealth of Transylvania and the Governate of Georgia both call their earldom equivalents "counties" to the chagrin of the the many realm-wide Counties.
[**] Hereditary Lord-Mayordoms are rare, but occasionally exist.
[***] Since all government positions in the Commonwealth realms are elected, peerages are mostly honorific, and members of the small commonwealth nobilities hold little to no sway. Commonwealth peers almost always include the creation of honorific titles for the direct descendant of each Imperator.
asia wip ...
me me big china
That China is an ABSOLUTE UNIT.
TTL's version of Hurricane Andrew was far deadlier, landing slightly north of OTL - in this case, hitting the tourist and gambling capital of the UAR in New River (TTL's Miami). With 1,007 casualties across three countries, Hurricane Arthur was a devastating storm.
So, how exactly does the U.S. conquering Canada in the Revolutionary War change the path of a hurricane over 200 years later?
This TL has no set POD and is mostly an exercise in world-building, so I am taking significant liberties. That being said, I have tried to keep things as realistic as possible within the world I am trying to create. The path of the hurricane was changed by about 30 miles north for story purposes.
If I had to give a reason, I guess the different patterns of fossil fuel emissions, etc., had an impact. Moreover, as far as the more ASB things, I think the path of a hurricane is the least helmed by OTL considering the varying nature of climate and the unpredictable path of tropical cyclones as it is! It seems to me that hurricane paths are quite malleable as opposed to something more ASB, such as random tectonic shifts, or altered volcanic eruptions.
Hope it's not too much of a problem!
Through the sort of circumstance and expectation that literally gave the Butterfly Effect its name. Weather, wind, and air patterns aren't set in stone. There's always an element of chance to it, when exactly will precipitation fall, how much will outside factors affect wind temperature. These are small discrepancies on their own. Compounded over two hundred years, though, and you'll find the differences are far more drastic.
Plus, even if that explanation doesn't satisfy, we live in a world where human caused climate change is not a question. Our industrial output has been intensifying weather conditions for years now. A reduction, or even just a change of location from which these pollutants enter the atmosphere wouldn't see you wind up with a Hurricane Katrina, or Irma, or Maria at exactly the same point and time.
@AJustMonster I was about to comment on the butterfly effect itself "a butterfly flaps it's wing in Brazil and causes a typhoon in China"
It should also be noted, I've kept the general storms akin to OTL (Karen being Katrina, etc.) so I've tried not to deviate too much.
As an aside, I've updated the world map post!
Update: I had mapped out the entirety of mainland Asia, thought I saved, then closed the paint app only to discover I had, in fact, not saved. -.-
On the bright side, I know what the region looks like. All that's left now is Africa and Oceania.
The world has two superpowers: (1) the Union of Socialist Communal Republics, which is !CommieOttomans! and TTL's version of the USSR, and; (2) the Chinese Empire. Both of these superpowers have large tributary systems across namely the Old World, with the USCR making extensive headway into Europe following the !Collapse! and the Chinese Empire controlling much of Asia.
The New World has kept itself free (for the most part) between the two-way struggle of the Old World titans. In the New World, Colorado and Gran Colombia reign as the top dogs, with the UAR as a more isolationist third-power. Colorado has more influence in North America, while Gran Colombia has more influence in South America. This is not to discount sizable powers like Brazil, or Aleyska, or the influence of the USCR or China in places like Peru and Central America.
Separate names with a comma.