WIP Map Thread

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First in a series of "Weird Irelands" maps completed. The aesthetic is experimental, does it look decent?

Conceptual inspiration came from the various X number of Y country maps, as well as B_Munro's Embiggening series and Alex0505's spinoff series thereof.

More weird Irelands to come include an Ireland sans Indo-Europeans, an Ireland ravaged by Inuit Vikings, and a post-climate-apocalypse Ireland.
 
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You'll notice several coloured states in India and mainland Southeast Asia being omitted. That is because they are not Muslim States.
 
What's up with the government of that purple North Australia? Are they Greek or Indian or their own thing?

They are a culturally Malay/Indonesian state, probably some sort of republic. Thought potentially previously ruled from Zanzibar when it was at it's height along with rest of Australia (you'll notice Western Australia remains a part of Zanzibar, thought of course it hasn't made it in the legend yet, the Swahili world/sphere will come after the "Malay" (in quotation marks because it is not solely Malay/Nusantaran but has other cultures like the verry much ethnically still Chinese south China and Champa dominated Vietnam... Perhaps I should call it Austronesian instead?) one).
 
Nice map.

What's going on in OTL Latin America, especially the blue part and OTL Peru and Argentina?

Also, what's Indo-Persian Islam (Tabriz)?

OTL Peru-Argentina is simply absolutely massive surviving Inca/Tawantinsuyu.

Rio de Plata basin is an ex Zanzibari Colony. Which probably along with "Louisiana"/United Provinces of the Mississippi are closest things to United States if one wanted to search for one (well, there is also the English colonies for what they are worth).

Rest of Brazil are West African colonies, the bit bordering the Rio de Plata state being overseas territories of Kongo.

Indo-Persian Islam is simply a relatively traditionalist and non-divergent branch/section of Sunni Islam. While mostly non-divergent West Africans have some syncretism with local beliefs and significant Sufi influence while the North African and Western European version is rather traditional doctrine vise but is much more tolerant/equitable towards the People of the Book (Christians and Jews) as a result of ruling over all those Catholics. Moreover each independent state there handles religious states rather independently due to lack of a Caliph figure to even pay lip service to (which most West Africans do either to Mali/Toucouleour or Sokoto).
Of course in India Indo-Persian Islam had to deal with Hinduism, Buddhism etc. But overall (at least under the leadership of succeeding Caliphs) did not go towards syncretism or extra tolerance (thought do offer some tolerance, just decisively keeping them behind Muslims in status).
Tabriz is just one of the states following that version, being a Kurdish dominated state with a significant Armenian population.

(Swahili sphere has the uniqueness of being pretty much fully united under Sultanate of Zanzibar at certain points in history and even covering parts of the current Malay/Austronesian world but even as mighty and magnificent as it's sultans were they never claimed the title of Caliph. Overall generally just giving some lip service to Indo-Persian Caliphs. A generally traditional branch of Sunnism here as well. Thought Shafi'i to the Hanafi of Indo-Persians and Maliki of both Westerns and West Africans in the school of jurisprudence. Malay/Austronesians are also Shafi'i but follow a rather tolerant and syncretic version of Sunni Islam like the OTL "Islam Nusantara".)
 
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I'm getting close to finishing the 1804 map for March, but before I add the finishing touches, does the labels' information seem accurate to y'all? I understand the labels' formatting is strange at times, but that's not my main concern due to it being a quirk of the map I took inspiration from.
 
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I'm getting close to finishing the 1804 map for March, but before I add the finishing touches, does the labels' information seem accurate to y'all? I understand the labels' formatting is strange at times, but that's not my main concern due to it being a quirk of the map I took inspiration from.

Hanover is a French ally?
 
OTL Peru-Argentina is simply absolutely massive surviving Inca/Tawantinsuyu.

Rio de Plata basin is an ex Zanzibari Colony. Which probably along with "Louisiana"/United Provinces of the Mississippi are closest things to United States if one wanted to search for one (well, there is also the English colonies for what they are worth).

Rest of Brazil are West African colonies, the bit bordering the Rio de Plata state being overseas territories of Kongo.

Indo-Persian Islam is simply a relatively traditionalist and non-divergent branch/section of Sunni Islam. While mostly non-divergent West Africans have some syncretism with local beliefs and significant Sufi influence while the North African and Western European version is rather traditional doctrine vise but is much more tolerant/equitable towards the People of the Book (Christians and Jews) as a result of ruling over all those Catholics. Moreover each independent state there handles religious states rather independently due to lack of a Caliph figure to even pay lip service to (which most West Africans do either to Mali/Toucouleour or Sokoto).
Of course in India Indo-Persian Islam had to deal with Hinduism, Buddhism etc. But overall (at least under the leadership of succeeding Caliphs) did not go towards syncretism or extra tolerance (thought do offer some tolerance, just decisively keeping them behind Muslims in status).
Tabriz is just one of the states following that version, being a Kurdish dominated state with a significant Armenian population.

(Swahili sphere has the uniqueness of being pretty much fully united under Sultanate of Zanzibar at certain points in history and even covering parts of the current Malay/Austronesian world but even as mighty and magnificent as it's sultans were they never claimed the title of Caliph. Overall generally just giving some lip service to Indo-Persian Caliphs. A generally traditional branch of Sunnism here as well. Thought Shafi'i to the Hanafi of Indo-Persians and Maliki of both Westerns and West Africans in the school of jurisprudence. Malay/Austronesians are also Shafi'i but follow a rather tolerant and syncretic version of Sunni Islam like the OTL "Islam Nusantara".)
Thanks for the writeup. Would it be too much trouble to ask about what's going on in North America and Australia? I'm sorry if it should be obvious, I'm just extremely tired right now and just want someone to explain it to me. :D
 
Thanks for the writeup. Would it be too much trouble to ask about what's going on in North America and Australia? I'm sorry if it should be obvious, I'm just extremely tired right now and just want someone to explain it to me. :D

Australia:
-Northern Australia: an ex-Zanzibari colony, currently mostly culturally and ethnically "Indonesian" independent republic.
-Western Australia: currently a Zanzibar colony/overseas territory, claimed by the nation in the east.
-Eastern Australia: an independent federation that was formerly a colony of Zanzibar. No name for it yet. Claims Western Australia and Southern Island of New Zealand.
-New Zealand: Muslim Maori Monarchy, which conquered South Island after Zanzibar left the region.

North America:
Alright, let's start from South America. We established Inca, ex-Zanzibar colonies and current African colonies on the East. But also Amazon is a Malian/Toucouleour colony and the Guyanas a Fulani-Wolof one.
After that New Rif in OTL Colombia-Venezuela is a former Moroccan colony, and Caribbean islands just it it's north are current Moroccan colonies. North of those are French Antilles (one can also note French Bermuda). To the west Greater Antilles are part of Andalus. South Florida and Bahamas are overseas territories of Aquitaine/Tolosa. Isthmus (in Panama+Central America) and New Andalus (Mexico) are former Andalusian colonies. United Provinces of the Mississippi is a former Aquitainian/Tolosan Colony, same for Ohio in Appalachia and Sequoyah to the south of that (the latter is a Native American majority state). North Florida-Georgia is a French overseas territory.
Going north from that is New Denmark in OTL Carolinas, in personal union with Denmark. Then English *Virginia, Republic of New Sweden (former Swedish colony), English New England and Canada. Also featuring Iroquois/Haudenosaunee as an English vassal/protectorate. In OTL Western Canada there are Norwegian colonies. Namely the directly colonial Northern Territories and more self ruling New Norway and Saskatchewan.
To the west there is *Alaska which is a part of the Japanese Ezo Kingdom. Then there is *Cascadia which is a mixed East Asian state, thought Japanese form a plurality. Finally *California is Chinese, not fully sure if it is a republic or a dynastic state like Ming Remnant or something yet.
 
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a WIP map I am making from a modified mix of Worlda, A 20 meter sea level rise Worlda I found and an outdated river map (hence the outdated land color) for an ASBapocalypse where DND style magic and races becoming real causes a worldwide societal collapse as Earth's crust adjusts to the new laws of physics, using a style less Worlda and instead reminiscent of other world mapper to show the looser control each "state" has over it's land. The two regions with striped territory are wastelands: Yellowstone and Chernobyl.
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states of eastern North America:
1: United States of America
2: Laurentian Republic (Quebecois)
3: The Dead Lakes
4: Canada
5: New Scotland
6: Minnesota
7: Superior
8: Human Protection Front of America
9: Teays River Republic
10: Cherokee Republic
11: Free State of Peachtree
12: West Florida
13: Florida
14: Missouri
15: Ozark Dwarves
16: Louisiana
17: Arkansas River Republic
18: Republic of Trinity
19: White Ukraine
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States of Western NA:
20: Alberta
21: American Socialist Republic
22: Cascadia
23: Confederation of free cities and tribes
24: Oklahoma
25: Texas
26: Utahn Republic of Moab
27: Navajo
28: Rio Grande
29: Republic of New Paradise (The apocalypse caused the Colorado river to divert into Las Vegas, turning it into a small Lake)
30: New Mexico
31: Free Fernandan Republic
32: State of California
33 (mislabeled as 32, I did the numbers on Phone whilst the map was done on PC): Alaskan Republic
34 (mislabeled as 33): Yellowstone Abandoned Region
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The base map. The main problems I have are the st. Lawrence error (that it's connections to the St. Lawrence gulf and surviving superior are gone) and I don't think I got the route of the preglacial Teays river (returned cuz of the apocalypse) right.
 
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Australia:
-Northern Australia: an ex-Zanzibari colony, currently mostly culturally and ethnically "Indonesian" independent republic.
-Western Australia: currently a Zanzibar colony/overseas territory, claimed by the nation in the east.
-Eastern Australia: an independent federation that was formerly a colony of Zanzibar. No name for it yet. Claims Westerns Australia and Southern Island of New Zealand.
-New Zealand: Muslim Maori Monarchy, which conquered South Island after Zanzibar left the region.

North America:
Alright, let's start from South America. We established Inca, ex-Zanzibar colonies and current African colonies on the East. But also Amazon is a Malian/Toucouleour colony and the Guyanas a Fulani-Wolof one.
After that New Rif in OTL Colombia-Venezuela is a former Moroccan colony, and Caribbean islands just it it's north are current Moroccan colonies. North of those are French Antilles (one can also note French Bermuda). To the west Greater Antilles are part of Andalus. South Florida and Bahamas are overseas territories of Aquitaine/Tolosa. Isthmus (in Panama+Central America) and New Andalus (Mexico) are former Andalusian colonies. United Provinces of the Mississippi is a former Aquitainian/Tolosan Colony, same for Ohio in Appalachia and Sequoyah to the south of that (the latter is a Native American majority state). North Florida-Georgia is a French overseas territory.
Going north from that is New Denmark in OTL Carolinas, in personal union with Denmark. Then English *Virginia, Republic of New Sweden (former Swedish colony), English New England and Canada. Also featuring Iroquois/Haudenosaunee as an English vassal/protectorate. In OTL Western Canada there are Norwegian colonies. Namely the directly colonial Northern Territories and more self ruling New Norway and Saskatchewan.
To the west there is *Alaska which is a part of the Japanese Ezo Kingdom. Then there is *Cascadia which is a mixed East Asian state, thought Japanese form a plurality. Finally *California is Chinese, not fully sure if it is a republic or a dynastic state like Ming Remnant or something yet.
Thanks for the answer. Like I said, it's a good map, and I hope you're able to finish it.
 
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Still working on my DoD-like US screw
Looks like you've got a properly interesting world going on here. One thing I would recommend, if you have the time and energy (I know not everyone does, don't sweat it if not) is making the borders only a single pixel thick, with no corner pixels, or a consistent number of pixels thick everywhere. Makes it look way cleaner. You can always just clean up extraneous pixels on the borders here, should be easier than painstakingly drawing in new borders.
 
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