WIP Map Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by B-29_Bomber, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Emperor-of-New-Zealand It's a figure of speech

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    If you go into the advanced search function and type "Leyguria", and then in the 'posted by member' box put in my username, and limit the search to the Maps and Graphics forum, you'll find a good few of them I think. This version is likely to be very different to all the old versions, of course, except in a few key features.
     
  2. FancyHat Well-Known Member

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    Europe is largely complete as a consequence of it being the region with the most detailed and verifiable WorldA representation I could find, though there are key innovations, such as the updated British Isles and the Iberian and Low Saxon coastlines courtesy of @KapiTod, the inclusion on the map of Lake Geneva and the according redrawing of the surrounding area (notably Geneva is a colored pixel in this version), and modified borders in Hanover and Poland.

    In North America I've updated the Floridian border in order to connect it better to West Florida/Louisiana. The United States' disputed territories are as of now shown as uncontrolled, save for West Florida and the Mississippi territory coast. They will be filled in if I find a source for one party or another controlling them. Also, I should probably show independent Native American nations, but I haven't yet gotten around to that.

    Africa and Southeast Asia are going to be a bitch, because period maps are really poor in those regions and because the non-Westphalian nature of the polities makes it really difficult to define borders or even states.
     
  3. KuboCaskett Resident Japanophile

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    My Metal Slug TL map again, this time with PODs to have an Axis China and an Allied (Democratic) Japan, and yes the final touches are being put on:
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  4. Crying My name sucks

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    That Mongolia :love:
     
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  5. Alexander North Self-Proclaimed Master of ISOTs

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    Coming soon.
     
  6. KuboCaskett Resident Japanophile

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    I'm quite surprised that Brazil would be hit with nukes considering the fact that the country lacks such to warrant such unless it's part of some strategy by the Russo-Chinese alliance.
     
  7. Alexander North Self-Proclaimed Master of ISOTs

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    Those aren't nukes. If you're referring to the area in the south, that's a zombie outbreak, and if you're referring to the giant blob in the Amazon, that's the Amazonian hivemind.
     
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  8. KuboCaskett Resident Japanophile

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    Oh, my bad, sorry, I assumed those black areas are otherwise.
     
  9. Flashman A Real Go-Getter

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  10. Emperor-of-New-Zealand It's a figure of speech

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    Some more progress. It's slow-going, because I'm not entirely sure what the East Indies should look like in a world with less colonial interference (and obviously I want to avoid space-filling empires). I imagine there'd still be a fair bit of terra nullis in the interior and mountainous regions even in 1880-1890 so I'm sticking with that. China is big, and an empire, and also really into racial science. It is not a good place to be, though it's also pretty powerful.

    Those are Leygurian protectorates over Japan and Korea (separately). Since the whole idea is that Leyguria is way less dickish about colonies than any OTL power, I like to imagine some kind of "Colonial Cultural Preservation Office" in Leyguria which has the job of preventing too much assimilation. I mean, there's only so much you can do, as cultural exchange is a thing and a lot of European/Leygurian customs will be bleeding into Japan and Korea due to the whole "overlord" situation, but I wouldn't expect to see either nation converting to Christianity en masse or anything like that.

    Oh, and China's provinces have been drawn at random. I know that historically many provincial borders didn't change between dynasties or even regimes, such as Yunnan, but chalk it up to laziness that I didn't transcribe any of those borders over for this map.

    Edit: And another note about China; the northern regions are pretty loosely controlled. Banditry is common, and the population is still majorly non-Chinese. There are still native Siberian peoples there, like the Yakuts, as well as Scandinavian fur-trappers, Turko-Mongol tribes, missionaries of every colour, and so on.

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  11. Gian Wizard of Watkins Mill

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    A little something I've been working on to replace a version of Tunisia which sadly has been deleted:
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  12. jennysnooper87 Proud Albish Citizen Since 2017

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    Looks great so far. Does it border other surrounding African countries like Egypt and Morocco?
     
  13. Gian Wizard of Watkins Mill

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    This is the Tunisia from the world I'm making
     
  14. jennysnooper87 Proud Albish Citizen Since 2017

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    Oh, so an alternate Tunisia, that's very cool. I like that it has a handful of lakes scattered around most of the country.
     
  15. Gian Wizard of Watkins Mill

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    Those are actually dry lakes or chotts.
     
  16. jennysnooper87 Proud Albish Citizen Since 2017

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    Interesting. What other physical features does it have?
     
  17. Xianfeng Emperor Amateur Iran-o-phile

    I had a few hours, so I pieced something together:
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    The idea is that liberalism and reformism has 21 "honeymoon years" starting from the 1979 Iranian Revolution being a more intellectual-led movement, with 90% of the world accepting some form of Democracy--Conservative or Liberal (though mostly Liberal) by the turn of the 21st Century. Though of course, this isn't quite the end of history. The successive 18 years show to the world that Francis Fukuyama is wrong, no matter the TL...

    I have no idea on what to do with the Americas, and have very limited knowledge on Africa, so I am open to suggestions.
     
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  18. Flashman A Real Go-Getter

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    For Medieval America.

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  19. Christory Well-Known Member

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    Current progress on a one-shot scenario I'm making, bonus points to anyone who can figure out what this is inspired by / a parody of.
     
  20. Xianfeng Emperor Amateur Iran-o-phile

    Gone ahead and expanded on Africa--really happy with how it looks now.

    Three great Revolutions have defined the millennium: the French, the Russian and the Iranian. In 1979, Iranian students, bazzaris, clerics and the military joined together to throw out the American-backed Reza Shah Palhavi, establishing the Islamic Republic of Iran with Khomeini at it's head. Following a brutal power struggle between the various wings of the Revolution (including a brutal war against Iraq), a new, liberal democratic regime was established against all odds in what many call the "Miracle of Tehran". Khomeini, who had been sidelined during the power struggle, became the spiritual leader of Iran and a symbol of Anti-Imperialism much like Gandhi 3 decades prior. This sparked a series of social and political changes across Asia, known as the Dahe-e-Farj--Decade of Dawn.

    39 years hence, and the world is completely different. China underwent democratic reform, transforming into an intra-party democracy; a liberalized Soviet Union let go of her vassals; an Indian civil war against Hindutva fascism was fought and won; and Europe made the step towards integration. Africa however, is still trapped in the age of Revolutions.

    Southern Africa is dominated by a soft-Apartheid South Africa that looks terribly out of the place. TTL Apartheid had a stronger emphasis on the Bantustan system, with the rhetoric that "Apartheid is good for blacks" being strongly advertised. There is a ruling class of Boers and Anglo South Africans, a middle class of East and South Asians, and finally the lowest rung of native Africans. Aggressive Protestantization and cultural Westernization has transformed the richest areas of Petoria into a gated community that looks like something straight out of the Benelux; but also creating sprawling slums that house "kaffars" (blacks) who are slave workers in all but name.

    Kenya, Tanzania and other East African state have created Mashariki Federation in opposition to the South Africans. It is, as a polity, the premier economic, military and geopolitical power on the continent, and is aligned with the Iranian-led "Third-world bloc" as a somewhat Conservative Democracy. Mashriki forces are heavily involved in UN peacekeeping operations in the Congo, and is not afraid to show it's displeasure with Christian extremism in Ethiopia.

    West Africa is dominated by a triple entente of democracies: Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana. Unlike OTL, the Pan-African movement has actually been somewhat successful, with Africans being able to share a hatred of South African imperialists and Egyptian dictatorship. The triple entente is logically dominated by Nigeria, which trasitioned to a federal system following the Biafra War, soon choosing to align with the USA. Ghana is the poster boy of African independence, being the first to break free from Imperialism. "Nkruhman socialism" dominates the country, with the Ghanans being therefore fiercely opposed to any foreign meddling in African affairs. Finally, Senegal is aligned to European interests, emphasizing their lingustic and cultural ties with France. Senegalese legionnares are the single largest foreign contributor to the French Foreign Legion.

    Egypt went through a Neo-Nasserist coup in the '70s, establishing a Islamic Socialist Republic more akin to OTL Khomeini's Iran than anything. The Egyptian ISR aggressively expanded beyond it's borders, entering an unholy alliance with the Saudis and given free rein to take charge of Societ assets in the African Cold War following the Soviet Union's withdrawal from the third world. Following their victory in the "War of Zionist Aggression", the Egyptians were catapulted into international infamy, and is seen as too big to fall by many democratic powers.
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