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  1. Xanthoc

    Map Thread XX

    Still on a Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire kick. Hammered out this ending map for a fanfiction series over on ArchiveOfOurOwn. It is The North Remembers which is three fics about Sansa Stark changing the timeline of events by willfully wedding Tyrion and using her position as a...
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    Map Thread XX

    https://www.ibtimes.com/hidden-diseases-ice-waking-earths-climate-warms-2802279 https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Great_Spring_Sickness Hmmmmm... 🤔
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    Map Thread XX

    I've made progress on my ASOIAF project. Boy oh boy, I wonder what could be happening....
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    Map Thread XX

    Firstly, you notice that upon Tywin’s death everything didn’t fall apart in the Westerlands. No one was rebelling or uprising because there was more than just fear of Tywin himself. We’re talking about the smallfolk here. Tywin’s schemes fell apart, his own dominion did not. We rarely ever get a...
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    Map Thread XX

    I’d say, based on actual medieval Europe, that peasants weren’t nearly so apathetic. They aggrandized and deified their lords, especially in times of plenty, and could be leery of “foreign” lords who have no knowledge of the people there. The name does a lot, especially in Westerosi society...
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    Map Thread XX

    Well firstly the Boltons weren’t entirely without allies, and they had plenty of men. And the Boltons are one of the North’s oldest houses. The smallfolk respect such traditions, and Sansa can’t just kill every Bolton loyalist. The idea is that she originally gave it to House Poole, but Jeyne...
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    Map Thread XX

    That could work. I might bust out the Book version of the Stark sigil for that. Oh yeah it was unbearably stupid and countrary to his plans for Sansa. I’m just trying to find a way to reconcile the Show and Book. It totally doesn’t fit his MO either, since Littlefinger seeks to destabilize...
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    Map Thread XX

    Working on something Game of Thrones/ASOIAF related. Using a basemap by @targy793, who may not be on the site anymore. The basis is a fusion of Show and Book, taking many things from book lore but arriving at a similar ending as seen in the show. This is a map that will feature the Kingdom of...
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    Weekly Flag Challenge: Discussion & Entries

    Yamato Republic 大和共和国 (Yamato Kyōwakoku) Normally I'd post an obnoxiously long description, but I'm squeaking in past the entry times anyways. Basic idea: isolationist monarchy leads a very different Boshin War analogue against a Pro-Western Tokugawa Shogunate. The Shogunate receives foreign...
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    Flag Thread V

    My entry for the most recent Weekly Flag Challenge:
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    Weekly Flag Challenge: Discussion & Entries

    Royal Demesne of the Congo Demesne royal du Congo "The Congo was first claimed at the Berlin Conference by Leopold II of Belgium. His front organization, the International Association for the Exploration and Civilization of Central Africa, later renamed simply as the International Association...
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    Weekly Flag Challenge: Discussion & Entries

    I think it may be needed. It’s been 3 days now.
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    Weekly Flag Challenge: Discussion & Entries

    The Oriental Marches A.K.A. Christendom-Upon-the-Yellow-Sea Holy Dominion of the Yellow Sea of Christ the King (official name) "The Christians of the Orient have always been a curiosity. Since the Oda Shogunate unified the Jippenese Isles, many missionaries flowed into the main island of...
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    Red State: A Confederate Timeline by Xanthoc

    The British wouldn't really care about that land at this point. Control of the Puget is more important, and the entire reason Washington is cut-off is because of native raiding in the West.
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    Red State: A Confederate Timeline by Xanthoc

    Yknow that is a decent idea. I've got back and made a small retcon. I've updated the map and the last Part to recognize that the sale was only to the 47th Parallel North, with southern Washington folded into Oregon.
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    Red State: A Confederate Timeline by Xanthoc

    That rat bastard Pendleton backstabbed Polk’s memory and sold it to the British for a penance to become their vassal! All because he failed to put down the damn indians and couldn’t afford to pay the war reparations for a war he made the Union surrender in! Or wait... Maybe he just recognize...
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    Red State: A Confederate Timeline by Xanthoc

    The essay is colored by the writer's knowledge of the future. However, Texas was indeed split between Confederate sympathizers and people who wanted to restore the Republic of Texas, and the divide remained, though not very strong. Several prominent historians have written on this, with a key...
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    Red State: A Confederate Timeline by Xanthoc
    Threadmarks: Map of the former United States - 1868

    Map of the former United States - 1868 "Following the civil war, Kentucky was less of a nation and more of a demilitarized zone. The people of the state were more angry than patriotic, full of spite toward either side of the war. The Union government was in control, but the military keeping...
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    Red State: A Confederate Timeline by Xanthoc

    I swear that making the aggressive, chest-pounding, jingoistic War Democrat ticket be "Johnson/Dix" was unintentional humor.
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    Alternate Wikipedia Infoboxes VI (Do Not Post Current Politics or Political Figures Here)

    Election infoboxes from the latest update of my TL Red State, which features a Union loss in the American Civil War. The US is having an emergency election in 1867, ironically syncing them up with the Confederate election. The reason for this is due to the fact that after President George...
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