geography

  1. The Western Expanse

    A group of other AH fans and I work on an alternate history scenario on Discord and I want to hear your thoughts. It goes as such. Over 100 million years ago, the Farallon Plate subducted at a shallow angle under America. The definite reason why is still a mystery to science. This subduction...
  2. Help me determine the climate zones of this landmass I've created in the North Atlantic...

    This is the micro-continent of Antillia, part of a wider altgeo universe which include other Macronesian islands.... Latitude-wise Antillia, including it's offshore islands reach from roughly 50'N at it's northernmost tip to 25'N in the far south. It has a spine of large mountains along it's...
  3. Alternate Island Africa With Lakes

    Okay, so I found this map of Africa on the Imaginary Maps reddit: ...and I have been picturing an Africa in an alternate Earth where the lands of Turkey, Iran and the Arabian Peninsula never physically existed. Combine all of those features, and how would Africa's landmass be affected...
  4. Alternate Rockies Alternatives

    I currently live in a corner of what meteorologists call "Tornado Alley", and to be honest, I am getting fed up with hiding in bathrooms while the Reaper's Scythe spirals through my home town and threatens to undo years of hard work in one blow. At the same time, I live somewhere between the...
  5. GauchoBadger

    WI: “Indochina” referring to Burma and Yunnan?

    Is it possible for there to be an ATL scenario where the toponym “Indochina” refers to the overland region of Burma and the Yunnan region of China (mainly the eastern Tibeto-Burmese speaking regions), rather than the regions of OTL Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia? Perhaps through an upsurge...
  6. WI: Australia mostly or entirely fertile?

    Suppose there’s no desert in Australia, and is instead mostly fertile grassland. Likely population? Could it be of similar power to the US? Would the natives still be conquered, or would they have a more advanced civilization?
  7. Failed expeditions that should/could have succeeded (and successful ones that could have failed)

    So what if land or naval expeditions of OTL, that ended up in failure or even complete disappearance, succeeded and provided invaluable informations abou new lands and sea routes ? Conversely, which successful expeditions of OTL were far too lucky for their own good and could do with a sudden...
  8. Geo-BAM Thread

    I'm pretty much finished with making supplementary resources to make the VT-BAM process go faster. But I still have a problem--many of the world's municipal divisions are geometrically straight. For a Photoshopper who believes that Magic Wand and Paint Bucket (rather than Paint Brush) are the...
  9. Gukpard

    Is the nome "Ottoman empire" really accurate?

    About a year ago a long discussion began on the paradox forum after someone said that the Ottoman empire should be named "Turkey" for historical reasons (and because in his gameplay the ottoman dynasty died out), and in the following posts he showed dozens of maps, from the early 1500s all up...
  10. Alternative Map of the World

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  11. Lenwe

    Your Ideal South America Borders?

    Inspired in the tread of the ideal European Border. Lets play with you ideal south-america borders, I provide white map and a physical map of south america You could make as many space filling empires or Balkanizations as you like.
  12. Questions about maps

    Sorry if these questions may have already been all answered. I am new here and don't know where to start. So I am trying to develop an alternative world with an altered take on our world's history and such. Now I want to start first with maps at least. I need a high resolution type of map and...
  13. Chinese Exonyms for Geographical Places

    Whether it is in a timeline where Zheng He's Treasure Fleet went all the way to South Africa or just China became resurgent under Sun Yat Tsen, please list down Chinese version of various places around the world. It is better that these name are not based on translation of "modern"...
  14. Count of Crisco

    Question: Best places for Dutch defense in WWII

    Some backstory. In the time line I am currently writing the netherlands an alternate-history the Netherlands is well prepared for the German invasion in 1940. They are also slightly more powerful and have recently (March 1940) signed a co-defense pact with Belgium and Luxembourg, though there is...
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