Map Thread XX

According to the link, the British do not have a monarchy and all called the United Kingdom of Wales, England, and South Scotland. I don’t see why they would get that name on multiple levels, borders included. The Commonwealth of Britain or something else Britain seems like it would have been more acceptable. Plus the issue of so many subdivisions in England, given how IOTL the counties and such are all ceremonial and can be changed whenever the government wishes. South Scotland seems to be the name of the Antarctic areas, but would it really be deemed important enough for inclusion? I think you also left out the thing on Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
 
With the help @ Mr. Gatsby, I was able to map a hypothetical 2nd Civil War in the USA, shortly after the 2020 elections, where the results and the counts would be tight,

MOD EDIT of Flame Bait current politics
 
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With the help @ Mr. Gatsby, I was able to map a hypothetical 2nd Civil War in the USA, shortly after the 2020 elections, where the results and the counts would be tight, and where there would be an imbroglio in the American political system. Trump challenges results after Democrats were reportedly given winners at a thread, which tears the country between 2 factions: the conservatives and the supremacists supporting the former president, himself supported by Putin, the other camp which supports the other winning candidate, with the support of the UN and the NATO, then other militias that emerge on the national level:
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NB: Sorry if the map treats current politics.

The year of this map is circa 2025.
This is, in my opinion, very current politics.
Run before the mods come!
 
Not sure what year this is, looks like 19th century based on Dutch coast, though most of the lakes in the east along the rivers are all artificial made by the Soviets in the 50s and 60s.
yeah, the lakes I had no info on, if you know which are artificial or reservoirs I would appreciate the info
 
According to the link, the British do not have a monarchy and all called the United Kingdom of Wales, England, and South Scotland. I don’t see why they would get that name on multiple levels, borders included. The Commonwealth of Britain or something else Britain seems like it would have been more acceptable. Plus the issue of so many subdivisions in England, given how IOTL the counties and such are all ceremonial and can be changed whenever the government wishes. South Scotland seems to be the name of the Antarctic areas, but would it really be deemed important enough for inclusion? I think you also left out the thing on Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Whoops! Oversight on my part namewise.
The subdividions are a new set of primary subdivisions established post-monarchy, and in all cases save one align with England's existing regions.
Yes, South Scotland is the collective name of the Falklands, South Georgia, and Britain's Antarctic territroies; it's mostly in the name for show, as well as to guard it from froeign claims.
 
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Map of the Region (after the whole Rhineland fiasco, I'm not letting the germans unify for at least a few decades) of Germany in the year of 1607, after the north african war, in my current eu4 game.
 
Did some tweaking, created a sphere map and government type map, so here's that Tanya map again, this time with a proper description.
Antebellum
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OFFICIAL TIMELINE:
1923 - War was delayed and an unsteady peace holds until Legadonia invades Norden (the Scania Region of Sweden, which is held by the Empire). The Empire sees its ally Ildoa (Italy) refuse to enter the war and stay neutral. Eventually the Francois Republic (France) declares war in the same year, and the Empire is stuck in a two front war of north and west.

1924 - The Allied Kingdoms (UK) joins the war after the Empire begins to crush the Republic. Dacia (Romania) also joins the fray but is crushed in a rapid offensive.

1925 - The Unified States (US) are lend-leasing and sending volunteer forces.

1926 - The Russy Federation (the Soviets) decide to invade and join the war, breaking their pact of neutrality with the Empire.

1927 - Ildoa, scared by the Empire’s ability to still hold out against so many enemies, is preparing for war, the Unified States are considering intervening under the guise of being able to become a moderator for the conflict (by first helping smash the Empire). This is where the manga is so far.

THIS TIMELINE:
1928 - The trend of new enemies each year continues with Ildoa and the Unified States joining the war against the Empire. This finally proves too much to bear, and the Empire suffers major losses, but it still limps on.

1928 - Parisii is reclaimed by Albio-American forces. Dacia is liberated by Russy forces. The remnant Francois and Ildoan armies invade the Waldstätte Confederacy to chase retreating Imperial forces. Waldstätt briefly joins the side of the Empire before its capital of Genefa is brutally destroyed.

1929 - Insurgents in the Empire, previously used as training fodder for the military, rise up as the Imperial war machine begins to falter. Many are joined by angry citizens tired of food rationing, and desertion from the military becomes chronic.

1929- The Emperor Fritz Willem II is plagued by horrific nightmares and depression by Being X. A trusted servant believes God commanded her to kill Willem in the name of Czwarteka independence. Though she fails, this drives the Emperor to commit suicide.

1929 - A communist insurgency in Berun rises at the death of the Emperor and false reports of a Russy landing in Pommerania. Elsewhere, separatists of all stripes rise up, no matter how small their forces. The Reichshalle is taken, and the Berun government collapses. The Empire finally falls from its own domestic issues.

1929 - With the collapse of the government, the Allies are able to step in and “save the day”. They barter with the remnants of Imperial High Command, who have claimed leadership of the state from the city of Honovere (Hannover). Allied forces, with Imperial permission, sweep into the territory of the failing state for a mass occupation.

1929 - The Treaty of Bruxels is signed.

Postbellum
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The result is a carved up Empire made to be as militarily weak as possible. An overly simplified means of describing the dissection of the Empire is to say that it was divided into three regions of control.

The East is controlled by the Russy Federation, who creates the Free Czwartek Union (Poland) out of much of Imperial Ostland, the Federal Socialist Republic of Hiltria (Yugoslavia+) is created from combining the Illyrien Marches and break-away states from the Sultanate of Magna Rumelia, who was similarly at the mercy of the Russy to put down the rebellion and annexes western coast of the Empire. This all is inspired by the other works of the author of Youjo Senki, Carlo Zen. Baikoku Kikan is about an anti-terrorist unit in the Poland-inspired nation of Czwartek, and Yakusoku no Kuni is about a time traveler trying to repair the Yugoslavia-inspired nation of Hiltria. Additionally, the Russy do not restore the Dacian Grand Duchy, but instead create the Dacian Communist Republic as a puppet state.

Also taking inspiration from Baikoku Kikan is the official name of the Empire. In that manga, Czwartek is a buffer state for the conservative Gardarike Empire and the more liberal Kreise Federation. To incorporate this, I have devised that Gardarike was the name of the Empire that ruled the region of the Rus, falling to a communist revolution that took the more pan-enthnic term Russy for its name. Meanwhile, the Kreise Federation was the nascent nation of Germania, formed from the Holy Roman Empire. The Kreis, or ‘circles’ that were used as divisions for the HRE became the basis for a federal system that earned Germania its title of the Kreise (Imperial) Federation. With its rapid expansion in the 20th Century, it became more and more recognized as the Germanian Kreise Empire, a term that recognized its federal nature and imperial status better. The Czwartek did not recognize this name due to the presence of Gardarike as being known to them as “the Empire”, vs Germania’s “Federation”. Once Gardarike fell to the Communists, Germania became more and more known to all as simply the Empire.

Continuing on, the South is under Francois supervision. They were allowed to annex the Walhoon region (Wallonia) of the Lowlands Industrial Region, as well as the great city of Lëtzeberg (Luxembourg). The Imperial regions of Swabia, Bavara, and Osterry (Swabia, Bavaria, and Austria) are broken off as the Sud-Ost Kreise Republic, being comprised of the former southern most and eastern most kreise (circles) of the Empire. The region of Bohemea (Czechia) was broken off as the Boheme State. Finally the Magyarian (Hungarian) and Zlowak (Slovak) peoples were given a joint state in the form of the Magyaria-Zlowindenland Kreise Republic.

To the North there's the territory that Albion and Legadonia jointly look over. At least officially. In truth, Legadonia suffered such casualties and resource use during the war that it is effectively a junior partner to Albion, and as much a client of their economy as any Commonwealth state. The Legadonians disliked the idea of making puppets and preferred direct annexation to flaunt their glory to their own people. Norden, Gottenaland, and Sleswig (Scania, Denmark, and Schleswig-Holstein) directly into their nation. Meanwhile Albion initially chose to make the remainder of the Empire into one nation called the Free Kingdom of Germania. However, the Lowland Industrial Region had long been seen by the Francois as the heart of the Empire, pumping blood around, much as Berun was the brain. To placate the Francois, the Region was broken off as the Lotharingian Kreis (Kingdom). The remainder of Germania eventually took the name of the Free Nord Kriese Kingdom, after it was feared that the name Germania would invoke too much nationalism. These two nations were created as a constitutional monarchies with parliamentary systems.

Spheres of Influence
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However, this three sphere system suffered many breakdowns almost immediately. First, the communist takeover of Berun was able to holdout for many months, supported discretely by the Russy, straining the friendship of the Allies. Eventually, to the horror of the Imperial population, the Berun Commune was recognized, and given freedom of trade through the Nord Kreise, supplied by the Russy. Meanwhile, the Boheme State, while a Francois-backed nation in their sphere, has an authoritarian streak much like the old Empire, and their ‘democracy’ was done away with after the first election saw a man make himself President for life, acting much as a monarch. Meanwhile, there is a reason the Free Czwartek Union did not re-add “Republic” to its name when it was created. The nation is torn between conservatives, backed by the Albish, who dream of a monarchic, hierarchical state, and communists, who have an ironically stronger ethno-nationalist streak and support a Russy-styled government. Straining the Francois-Russy relationship is also the issues between Magyaria-Zlowindenland and Dacia. The region of Erdelia (Transylvania) was long claimed by the Magyara people of the Empire, and in an attempt to bolster their popularity, the Francois brokered a deal with the Russy to annex the northern half of Erdelia into M-Z. However, the Dacians protested this, and a small war broke out in 1930, which ended with the still better equipped M-Z army occupying the rest of Erdelia. The Francois, not wanting to appear weak, stepped in and had the disputed region made into a buffer state, which is effectively still run by the M-Z military.

Government Types
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As a final not on names, I took some liberties to make them feel more “realistic.” For the Russy, I expanded the name to sound more… Soviet. My best explanation for Legadonia is that it is a corruption of “Liga” being used to refer to the union of Norway, Sweden, and Iceland, which was for many years an informal union of states that created the Northern League to join their economies, before creating a join-military agreement, the Nordliga Avtal, which in French was called the Northern Entente Alliance. Legadonia came from somewhere as the “Liga” became more and more one nation, but the phrase Entente Alliance remained to refer to its strange confederal nature. The Ispagna Collective, benign a monarchy, was tweaked as the Collective Kingdoms of Ispagna (which could theoretically still be call the Ispagna Collective as an alternate name). I also gave the Turkmen Principalities (which I picture as a breakaway state from the Ottoman Empire after it chose to become more Greek focused) a native name as the Maghribi Emirates. Meanwhile Arabia is the Caliphate of Mashriq, which also broke from the Ottomans when they became increasingly secular/accommodating of Orthodox Christians in government. Finally I created the Padishahdom of Parsa, named for the Persian name for Persepolis.
 
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A Stand Still Stay Silent fanmap.
90 years after the "Rash", a sickness afflicting both the body and souls of its victims (affecting all mammal species with the exceptions of felines), turning them into hideous monstrosities and restless spirits simultaneously, humanity has been decimated and, much as with the Scandinavians in the original webcomic, as far as the denizens of Patagonia know, they are the last humans on Earth. With the confirmation of the existence of the supernatural, and the likely death of most everyone they knew, mankind struggled to survive, and 90 years after the collapse of the old world, six nations stand.

The Falkland Islands: The hardy Kelper people was almost unscathed by the collapse of civilization, through reliance in their sheep pastures, local fishing (avoiding the dreaded Leviathans, infected whale-beasts) and the remnants of the Royal Navy sinking any and all refugees trying to reach the islands for 50 years before finally opening their borders, with certain restrictions.
The collapse of the world they knew radically shifted the Kelpers' worldview. Anglicanism being gradually abandoned as the realization dawned on them that England likely no longer existed. Irreligion was also swiftly done away with as people started being born with magical abilities, be it to help with agriculture, heal the sick and injured or fend off the monstruous "trolls", infected human bodies turned into mindless beasts, the Kelpers slowly started reverting to the faith of their earlier ancestors; of Amaethon and Bendigeidfran, of nature spirits that were proven very real: the old Celtic faith of their Welsh and Scottish ancestors.
With the reopening of borders in the year 50, Spanish and the old Christian faiths became a considerable minority on the islands, as tensions between the Kelpers and their former Argentine enemies eased, not so much out of the kindness of their hearts, perhaps, but because of the existence of a much, much bigger threat.
Stanley today boasts a population of 3000 people, more than the two islands had before the Rash, and the islands are considered the safest place in the world, due to never having any contact with the trolls. That however also means that the Kelpers have the lowest immunity rate in the known world.

Y Wladfa: The old Welsh Colony that was the pride of the Chubut province is now a long-suffering, exiled nation walled off in the Valdez Peninsula, where the few survivors from the once bustling cities of Trelew, Puerto Madryn, Rawson and others fled. A wall between the safe and the militarized zones are all that keep the Wladfans alive, alongside a beefy, if rather paranoid, military and navy, which although small is very experienced due to the large population of Leviathans in the surrounding seas.
The Wladfans are a rather somber folk. After the loss of their old homeland and their exile to a rather barren peninsula, sustained mostly by trade and fishing. The population is divided between irreligious and druidist communities, and the mage academies in Puerto Piramides are prestigious even in Stanley. This, however, doesn't do much to shake off the feeling of dread in the older Wladfan generation, still reeling from the loss of their home and the catastrophic loss that was the Rawson Expedition, an attempt to reclaim the old capital of Chubut, costing the Wladfans 603 souls. However, the younger generation does not seem to share the older folk's pessimism, and as the successful founding and holding of the military settlements of New Rawson and New Trelew may show, there still is hope for the last Welshmen.

Argentina: When the Old World collapsed, some lost their faiths altogether, some looked back to the faith of their distant ancestors for answers.
And then there were the Argentines.
As the Tierra del Fuego province lost contact with Buenos Aires, as ferries between the great island and the province of Santa Cruz arrived at the island with refugees alredy infected with the blasphemous disease, and as all hope for the nation seemed lost, a man rose amongst the chaos.
Some say Father Hector Blanco wasn't even a priest, but a failed medicine student-turned Catholic zealot. Either way, his preaching resonated with a desperate people. Hector claimed that the chaos unfolding was no reason to leave the faith, as it was in fact the prophezised Chastisement that would come before the reign of the Antichrist. That it was a time where believer and heathen alike would suffer on the hands of demons, as allowed by God in order for His people to prove themselves worthy of salvation. And what should God's people do to prove their worth?
Cleanse the demons with fire.
Religious fanaticism aside, the controlled burn technique proved a very effective way of disposing of large numbers of trolls and infected animals, and clearing large areas of possible infected tissue. The newly burnt areas were allowed to regrow and resettle, and by the 30th year after the Rash, the entirety of Tierra del Fuego, including the Chilean-owned half, were considered cleansed.
For all the insanity some may attribute to Father Blanco, it must be remarked that he openly opposed any sort of violence against other human beings, as Catholic teaching held forced conversions were invalid, much to the relief of the non-Catholic inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego. However, proselytism was still very much encouraged, and Argentine nationals abroad are sometimes stereotyped in a manner similar to the Mormons or Jehova's Witnesses of the Old World.
Blanco never obtained any actual office within the Catholic Church, dying at the 10th year after the Rash, but his status as a martyr and a folk saint kept encouraging conversions accross Argentine-held territory. Even today, the Bishop of Rio Gallegos holds almost as much power as the Argentine president.
Blanco's controlled burn tactics continued being used throught Argentine territory, and it allowed the rebirthing nation to occupy territory as far north as Camarones in Chubut and as far east as Helsingfors near the Andes.
Magic isn't unheard of in Argentina, though despite its much larger population, is rather less common than in her Celtic neighbors. With the exception of the Tehuelche Machis, Argentine mages are educated in religious academies, and although not required to take vows or join the priesthood, are usually given the titles of chaplains for specific communities or military units. Though they would never admit it, the Argentine magic is similar to the Celtic one in its applications and uses, recieving help from saints and all sorts of angels instead of gods and nature spirits, but in application, Christian sigils made to fertilize the ground, start fires or hide one's presence from trolls are as effective as Celtic or Mapuche ones.

Chile: The Chilean government relocated to Punta Arenas as soon as the Rash began ravaging cities of neighboring countries. It was a terrible mistake.
The few that survived the massacre at Punta Arenas scatterd through the hundreds of uninhabited or almost uninhabited islands in the Chilean South, with a military government being set up on the hamlet of Puerto Edén and gradually reestablishing control of the scatterd Chilean people on their far flung fjords, deep forests and freezing islands. Sometimes peacefully, sometimes not so much. "By reason or by force", as the Chilean coat of arms says, and so it was applied. This retaking of such far flung regions gave the Chilean people an expertise in setting up posts in remote locations, operating in rough terrain and, most importantly of all, hunting trolls. A warlike culture began developing around a hodgepodge of pseudo-Prussian militarism, Chilean nationalism and a burning desire for revenge on the monsters that ravaged the world, and the new leading figures of the Chilean military soon started displaying trophies of hunted trolls as marks of honor.
A strong maritime culture also developed amongst the Chileans. Scattered in a myriad of islands, with a very mountainous and hard to transverse country, ships were the fastest method of transport, even with the presence of Leviathans, seal-beasts and other horrible things beneath the waves. With the advent (or return, perhaps) of magic and spirits into the world, the maritime Chileans started reverting to the old faith of the Yaghan and Kaweksar peoples, and practicing their old rites. Religiously, Chile is divided between said Canoer Cult, irreligion and Argentine Catholicism.

Wallmapu: The Mapuche people had lived in those mountains and lakes long before the Rash arrived, long before the white man arrived. They sailed those lakes and its islands, hunted in those forests and climbed those mountains many times before the world fell apart.
And they were not going to stop now.
As the Rash enveloped Bariloche, many Mapuche communities banded together in the absence of the Argentine and Chilean governments disappeared. Retreating to the island of Llao Llao, Mascardi Lake and many other isolated locations in the thick forests and freezing lakes of the high Andes. Scattered but never disunited, the Mapuches became the best scouts in the known world. And their mages, or Machis, became known for their specially strong connection to the spiritual world, being able to guide lost souls to the afterlife with more ease than their southern counterparts. This comes at a cost, however, as it makes them suceptible to invasive spiritual entities to take over their minds and bodies.
Farming, hunting, communing with the spirits and trading with the Chileans have kept Wallmapu alive for now, but as the other nations expand, some say its time for the Mapuche people to once again rise up and take back their lands, not only from the trolls but from the Argentines and Chileans that would want them for themselves.

Alerces Coetiroedd: Saying the Wladfans are the last Welshmen might be a bit of a lie, as in fact, the atlantic cities of Y Wladfa weren't the only Welsh colonies in the new world.
Near the Andes once was the city of Trevelin. Bustling as prosperous, tourism enriched it and made it known to the nation as a whole.
When the Rash hit, that same tourism became Trevelin's bane.
It is not known how many people managed to escape Trevelin and into the safety of the Alerces National Park, but it's known that they were very few. Even today the inhabitants of Alerces don't number more than 300. It is not known either if the Trevelians were just lucky that most of the national park was a Tŷ Duw, a "safe zone" protected by local nature spirits, forbidding the trolls' entrance and allowing humans to enter it under certain conditions, or if they somehow made the Alerces woodlands to become a Tŷ Duw, but it's known that that might be the reason why they survived. The Alerceans became one with the woods, hunting any trolls that might come near, and mostly sticking to themselves. It is said all of them are immune to the Rash, it is said all of them are mages, but none of this is known for certain. Their relationship with the outside world is erratic at best. Sometimes they'll trade with outsiders, sometimes they'll shoot them on sight near their forest. It is said that they thaught the rest of the nations how to train cats, using the felines' natural ability to sense lost souls and trolls from far away to their advantage. It is said that they have domesticated pumas. Once again, if any of these theories are true, only the Alerceans know. And that is knowledge they are not willing to share.
 
A Stand Still Stay Silent fanmap.
90 years after the "Rash", a sickness afflicting both the body and souls of its victims (affecting all mammal species with the exceptions of felines), turning them into hideous monstrosities and restless spirits simultaneously, humanity has been decimated and, much as with the Scandinavians in the original webcomic, as far as the denizens of Patagonia know, they are the last humans on Earth. With the confirmation of the existence of the supernatural, and the likely death of most everyone they knew, mankind struggled to survive, and 90 years after the collapse of the old world, six nations stand.
I love these.
 
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