Map Thread XX

[Ohio as the enforcer of what is and is not America]
I approve of this. Almost as much as I approve of that map… other than the demonic splitting of natural Japanese “states” (and the islands they’d constitute) and the name “Reindeer Territory” because just call it “Eventually We’ll Own The Rest of Kamchatka… Territory.”
 
Here's still an alternate map of WWII, where France fights on, here we are circa '44. The Franco-Americans landed in Provence in September '43, the Soviets begin the Battle of the Vistula, the British are just landing in Normandy, and Greece and Serbia were liberated by the Wallies.

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Meanwhile other versions of my Cold War TL map. I am toying around a bit since I don't have still a clear idea on some countries, maybe they arrive near the border of ASB but I think it could have happened...but it would have been highly unlikely.
I am not good as much as @Bob Hope @Pen @Basileus_Komnenos or @Pantegral , but I will try my best.

Thank you
We all started with basic maps and you show some great promise [including some ideas I have not seen elsewhere; continental shelf]
Keep up the good work.
 
I mean, it's more of a self proclaimed gov. in exile, but sure, Japan is America, we'll just go with that (as it's easier to explain)

I approve of this. Almost as much as I approve of that map… other than the demonic splitting of natural Japanese “states” (and the islands they’d constitute) and the name “Reindeer Territory” because just call it “Eventually We’ll Own The Rest of Kamchatka… Territory.”
Reindeer Territory is due to the Koraks, the ethnic group that lives near the peninsula (it literally means Reindeer, and plus that's what google told me when I put in "kamchatka etymology"). Plus the gov really didn't care what the states were, and they're more like fiefdoms than anything, honestly.
 
Here's still an alternate map of WWII, where France fights on, here we are circa '44. The Franco-Americans landed in Provence in September '43, the Soviets begin the Battle of the Vistula, the British are just landing in Normandy, and Greece and Serbia were liberated by the Wallies.

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wallies? When I read that word makes me think of some Australian slang
 
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BTW this Map and Timeline is an ASB




The 1850s of America were horrifying. Corruption was ramped and the issue of slavery was so large it nearly causes a civil war. However, one man was about to change America and the world. This man was Emperor Norton! When the Senate of the US begin to collapse over the issue of slavery Norton and his thousands of supporters march into Washington DC and declared a Monarchy, and reforming the USA into the United Empire of America. While the south attempted to succeed they soon fall in less than 3 months and Norton would ban Slavery.

The French would attempt to invade Mexico. However, Emperor Norton has declared himself the protector of Mexico and would bring the UEA at war with France. Britain and Spain would also go to war with the Americans since they were also in the on the invasion however The Spanish backed out after the fall of Cuba and the British soon sign a peace treaty with the US, allowing the US to annex British Columbia and the Maritimes. Soon France back down in 1864 and the Americans turn Mexico into a protectorate.

Norton's popularity would grow with the recent land growth of America. Although having a war in the 1860s, the Americans and the British would attempt to rebuild their relations. The emperor would soon have a marriage with Queen Victoria despite having a war a decade before. However, not even a king can live forever. Norton near his death would turn the UEA into an Electoral Constitutional Monarchy. Although Norton did had many wishes such as a league of nations, he soon passes in 1880. Since his sons were still young a succession crisis occurred. However, a man named Lawrence Washington. Being a descendent of Washingon he argued that he also had claim towards the throne. The runner up was also related to was Robert E Lee. Lee was a famous general in the Mexican Gulf War (Also known as the Gulf War which is the alternate name for the Franco-Mexican War )Larewence won the election as Washington I of America.

The American Monarchy was the laughing stock to Europe. Most thought of their lineage as an insult towards the European monarchy. The British would unite with their colony to form the Imperial Federations. World War 1 still happen and almost everything in the OTL still occurred. Norton the Third would still keep the US out of the war until 1917 on the allies sided. During the Russian civil war, Lenin was assassinated which caused a succession crisis in the Re army which lead to their defeat. However, in Germany, the Spartacus revolution succeeded in turning Germany socialist.

By 1925 the American Empire is one of the strongest in the world and Emperor Norton is regarded as one of the most important men in US history.

I do not know why I made this.
 
Railroad Map Time. I had to downsize this map a lot to make it fit. Chessie System Railroads if the United States Railway Association's plan to become for Chessie System to become the main competitor to Conrail went though.

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Railroad Map Time. I had to downsize this map a lot to make it fit. Chessie System Railroads if the United States Railway Association's plan to become for Chessie System to become the main competitor to Conrail went though.
I read the title for the map very wrong at first and thought this was a map of Cheese Rivers.

Sometimes I think I'm not getting ample enough sleep.
 
I read the title for the map very wrong at first and thought this was a map of Cheese Rivers.

Sometimes I think I'm not getting ample enough sleep.
Doing stuff at super late at night will do that to you. Chessie's paint scheme was very yellow though.
 
Crossposting a recently finished map from my TL A Horn of Bronze:
After several months, plenty of writers block, and lots and lots of edits, the map I've been promising is finally here. It details Fusania in 1119 at the moment Q'mitlwaakutl becomes ruler of Wayam, a good point for a map as it details the city states, confederations, and other states present in Fusania along with the numerous "barbarian" (Hillman and Coastman) peoples surrounding them at the beginning of a time of great change. Minor states (which may be as small as independent villages, and there are many) are not depicted on the map. I used an upscaled and modified version of this basemap here for the map. As it is a quite large map, remember to zoom in to read the city names and the accompanying text summarising the places and cultures.

As a side note, remember the concept of "borders" is very, very fluid in this period of Fusania, as is the unity of many of the states and confederations noted here.
 
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A one-off map I made imagining a scenario where Juan José Latorre, a Chilean naval commander, makes a fateful split-second decision during an alternate Battle of Punta Gruesa that ends up costing Chile the War of the Pacific.

On the 14th of February 1879, 200 Chilean soldiers landed in and occupied the coastal town of Antofagasta in the Bolivian Litoral department, much of which was claimed by Chile. This military action followed a decades-long border dispute between the two nations, and was the direct result of the Bolivian violation of the 1874 Boundary Treaty a year earlier. Within a month, with the official Bolivian declaration of war, the War of the Pacific had begun.

To many foreign observers, the direction which the conflict could take seemed unclear in its opening stages. Peru and Bolivia, military allies since an 1873 treaty between the two nations, both had struggling economies and little in the way of fighting capability on land or sea. Similarly, Chile, a relatively more prosperous nation to the south, had its military contingent reduced in preceding years from 3,776 in 1867 to just 2,400 by the outbreak of war. No whole Chilean unit was deployed north of Valparaíso, some 1050 kilometres from the border with Bolivia.

With the harsh and entirely arid climate of the Litoral department, the main land theatre for the war, it was clear that moving troops and supplies around here would prove to be incredibly challenging. As such, the need for domination of the war's naval theatre quickly became apparent to either side. It was in this theatre that Bolivia's ally Peru successfully swung the war effort in their favour.

After the crushing defeat of Chilean naval commander Arturo Prat at the Battle of Iquique in May 1879, Peru was granted a boost in naval morale that would persist in the coming months. Disaster struck once again for the Chilean navy when the Peruvian ironclads Huáscar and Independencia engaged the Chilean ironclads Almirante Cochrane and Blanco Encalada in June 1879 off Punta Gruesa. The battle lasted for hours, and the stalemate was broken when a botched ramming attempt by the Almirante Cochrane, commanded by Juan José Latorre, left the vessel with severe damage, succumbing to persistent fire from the two Peruvian vessels and sinking just thirty minutes later. Sustaining heavy damage itself, the Blanco Encalada attempted to flee south, only to be caught up with and boarded by the crew of the Independencia, forcing the ship's surrender.

With the two flagships of the Chilean navy either sunk or captured, Peru quickly appeared to have asserted its dominance over the naval theatre of the conflict. Chile's defeat at Punta Gruesa greatly hampered the military's ability to reinforce and resupply its occupied positions in the Litoral at Antofagasta and Calama, making their defensive lines vulnerable. October 1879 was to prove to be another turning point, when a combined Bolivian-Peruvian offensive won a close victory in the Battle of Antofagasta, driving out the undersupplied Chilean forces.

After an intelligence leak from the Argentine senate in October suggested that Argentina was preparing to intervene on the side of Bolivia and Peru so as to forcefully take its claimed territories in Patagonia (Argentina itself had been offered a position in the alliance in 1873), serious fears arose in Chile regarding the prospect of fighting a two-front war. With little hope of reclaiming either Antofagasta or naval dominance in the conflict, Chilean diplomats met with officials from Peru and Bolivia to discuss peace terms by the end of 1879, eager to ratify a treaty before an Argentine declaration of war.

The Boundary Treaty of 1879, signed in Lima in December, nullified the previous treaties of 1866 and 1874, and firmly defined the Chilean-Bolivian border at the 24th parallel. Though this did not account for Bolivian claims as far south as the 25th parallel, it served as a victory for Bolivia to have its coastal territory finally secured.

In the years following Bolivia's victory, Chilean companies, and many Chilean citizens, were expelled from the Litoral department, with many of the mining operations being inherited by Peruvian corporations. Antofagasta went from being an overwhelmingly Chilean town to having just 36% of its population made up of Chilean-born inhabitants. These actions of expulsion were to become a major source for diplomatic tension between Chile and Bolivia in coming decades, with Chile still labelling these efforts as 'criminal' to this day.
 
1597080031413.pngI'm back; and I have a serious question. Is it inappropriate to create an average 'skin colour' map like the one above, for wy ISOT timeline?
 
Depends, what do you intend to convey with the information on the map and is it relevant to the ISOT?
What I hope to convey: Either the predominant skin colour per subdivision OR an average-ified skin colour of the most populous ethnicity (or ethnicities, in the case of plurality).
I'm not sure how relevant it is, but I want to create the map,, as an excuse for me to calculate this. Demographics and statistics are interesting.
(Sorry if this is worded badly).
 
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