WIP Map Thread

Oh. I don't know enough about that story to know more than that war being like a super-lomg WW1?
Pretty much. In all honesty, I'm not a YORAS fan. I was initially intrigued but the more time I've spent with it, the more I've started to feel that it's almost a conservative's idea of what a liberal's wish-fulfillment version of history would be. That might be uncharitable, but while the book is praised to the skies for its small-scale worldbuilding, I think it's philosophical conceits are contradictory and tiring; and its large scale world-building (most egregious use of space-filling empires in a major work I've seen this side of Man in the High Castle) leaves a lot to be desired.
 
Pretty much. In all honesty, I'm not a YORAS fan. I was initially intrigued but the more time I've spent with it, the more I've started to feel that it's almost a conservative's idea of what a liberal's wish-fulfillment version of history would be. That might be uncharitable, but while the book is praised to the skies for its small-scale worldbuilding, I think it's philosophical conceits are contradictory and tiring; and its large scale world-building (most egregious use of space-filling empires in a major work I've seen this side of Man in the High Castle) leaves a lot to be desired.
Indeed. It is kinda odd that I feel like I know exactly what you mean for some reason 0.o
 
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Abrahamic Religious countries are essentially done.

What are left to add to the legend are the Turkic World (Reformed Tengrism is the main religion but Russian Orthodox, Constantinople Islam and Sunni Islam is also common), Sinosphere (China, Japan, Korea, Pacific coast of North America), Hindu or Buddhist states in India and Southeast Asia (also Bali) and finally the Incas.
 
But there clearly is a Japan?

Is that big green state Turkic or Mongol?

Also that's a thicc China reaching all the way to the Caspian.
London is a French exclave in England?
Big Lithuania and/or Kievan Rus is also very cool.
It is not our Japan.
Green state is originaly mongolic, but more turkic nowadays.

West London is still occupied by France after last war.
It is big Lithuania indeed, but today East Slavs are dominant group.
 
Considering filling the top right with the 3rd Turkish Empire (serving as TTLs Mongol Empire) at it's height (or its initial direct successor states) or perhaps the Zanzibari Empire at it's height. Both of those might be able to fit in that space as well.
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It might well be ready for the actual Map Thread now, but could add one more inset map (maybe Zanzibar at its height like I mentioned, I think it should still fit).
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Technically complete now rather than a WIP but wanted to make it open for another round of questions/criticism/suggestions, which I might follow up on to make edits, before I post it to the actual map thread.
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A Turkish Russia prompts me to ask did the Varangians and Slavs still colonize the area ITTL?

Yes. Kievan Rus happened as OTL.

It was that the later Turkish migrations instead of going through Iran into Anatolia went and settled into southern Russia and Ukraine that lead to the Turkish Empire.

Even then while the state's official name is "Turkish Empire" it is in practice more of a syncretic state. Many Turks have converted to Orthodoxy (thought most remain Tengrist ITTL) and Russian Christian nobility is also accepted as equal to Turkish nobility. The monarch mainly goes by Khan/Khagan/Khan of Khans but Tsar and Grand Prince are also prominent. The provinces are more commonly called oblast than not (the alternative name being Beylik). The original legislature was the Kurultai, which is currently the upper house. While the lower house is the Duma and the whole parliament is called Rada or Sobor.

The 6 Autonomous Provinces to the northwest of the 4th Turkish Empire are autonomous because they are predominantly Russian (and because they rebelled, some of the other provinces are probably mostly Russian as well).

Colonization of Siberia was mixed between Turks and Russians (with the native Turkic groups mostly integrating into the greater Turkish identity but Sakha/Yakut and Khakas maintaining their distinctiveness and attaining autonomy.
 
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