Map Thread XXI

Ostrogothic Princedoms of the Fergana Valley


I started this map in September of 2021, finally got around to finishing it.
Alternate history migration of Ostrogoths into Central Asia. Post imperial collapse lead to minor feudal states to form in the fergana valley where the last of the Ostrogoths rule.

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unbelievably based

I love it
 
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A quick thing really, I asked for a suggestion and this is what came from that
Oh boy that Cyrillic is uhh... Not correct at all.

It's replacing cognate letters one by one and not actually...being correct. It's just English with the letters replaced.

I would hazard a guess that you used Google translate with all caps? That can break it sometimes.
 
Oh boy that Cyrillic is uhh... Not correct at all.

It's replacing cognate letters one by one and not actually...being correct. It's just English with the letters replaced.

I would hazard a guess that you used Google translate with all caps? That can break it sometimes.
I know, and no I didn't used Google Translate
 
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A quick thing really, I asked for a suggestion and this is what came from that
I'm guessing you just typed English words into a Cyrillic keyboard. In making foreign placenames, it's worth remembering that the vast majority of written languages use phonetic spelling, and English is not one of them. That means you have to type sounds, not spellings, if you want to transliterate them. Each language has its own idiosyncracies, but that's a decent starting point.
Let me Google translate these:
Key:
Maximum Missile Range -> Maksimalnaya Dalnost Rakety / Максимальная дальность ракеты
Literally means "Maximum range of Rockets." Also suggested is Maksimalskaya Dalnost Poleta, "Maximum range of flight"
Area of Columbia Under Threat -> Zona Kolumbii pod ugrozoy / Зона Колумбии под угрозой
The word for Area that Google Translate actually gives for this phrase is more properly translated as "district" so I used "zona" meaning "zone" instead. There are about five other words that Google Translate suggests and I don't know enough Russian to distinguish the most appropriate one.
Other Nations Under Threat -> Drugiye natsii pod ugrozoy / Другие нации под угрозой
Columbian Air Patrols -> Kolumbiskiye vozdushnyye patruli / Колумбийские воздушные патрули
Blockade -> Blokada / Блокада
Cities -> Goroda / Города

Cuba:
St. Philip -> Sankt-Filipp / Санкт-Фили́пп
Anthony -> Antoniy / Антоний
Öhnville: I am only guessing whether this is the intended reading; if it is, it would be Envill / Энвилл
Görlitz: Correct except the last letter should be Ts, not T and Z. The "ts" sound is its own letter in Russian.
IRBM/MRBM
: Modern Russia does not distinguish between Medium and Intermediate range missiles; they are both classified as intermediate-range, for which the proper acronym is BRSD, or БРСД. In this TL it might be possible to use promezhutotsniy, промежуточный, instead of Sredney, in which case the one of the acronyms would be BRPD, or БРПД

Main map:
Tsarist Beringia -> Tsarskaya Beringiya / Царская Берингия
Again, the "ts" sound is its own letter in Russian, and so is the "ya" sound

Nicholas -> Nikolay/ Никола́й
District: There are many translations for "district" of which I think the best here would be Okrug / О́круг. Note that the accent mark is only there to distinguish pronunciation at the start of wikipedia articles and are not part of the actual spellings.
Ohlone -> Oloni/ Олони
Columbian Collective -> Kolumbiskiye Kollektiv / Колумбийский коллектив.
Hamilton: In the context of Alexander Hamilton, the proper Russian spelling is Gamil'ton/ Гамильтон. The proper spelling uses the soft sign ь, which modifies the pronunciation of l / л.
Khrushchev: is properly spelled Хрущёв. "Kh" is its own letter, as is "shch"
Keystone: As a transliteration of the English word, Kistoun / Кисто́ун is probably correct. As the architectural concept, in Russian it translates to "castle stone," or just "castle" for short, Zamkoviy Kamen' / Замко́вый камень or Zamok / Замок
Unity: As a transliteration, Yuniti / Юнити. As the concept, Yednistvo / Единство
Manhattan: No idea how you got that spelling, but in Russian it's spelled Mankhetten / Манхэттен
Proletariat City: I believe the proper construction is Proletarsk / Пролетарск. There is a real town named that in Rostov Oblast.
Jamestown -> Dzheymstaun / Джеймстаун
Peachtree: Transliterated, probably something like Pichtri / Пичтри
Brooke -> Bruk / Брук
New Austria -> Novaya Avstriya / Новая Австрия
Maximilian City: Maximilian-stadt -> Maksimilian Shtadt / Максимилиан-Штадт
New Danube: This one is just baffling. Danube is a river, not a city. There is a Danube City, which is a district in Vienna, which I'll assume you meant here.
Neue Donaustadt -> Noviy Donaushtadt / Новый Донауштадт. Note Novaya and Noviy, both meaning "new," differ in grammatical gender.
Virgin Bay -> Virgin-bey / Виргин-Бей
To my knowledge, the German word Bucht, meaning Bay, is not used in place names, but the word Haven, meaning Harbor, is sometimes used. Therefore, I will translate to Jungfrauhaven, which I don't even know if it's grammatically correct.
Jungfrauhaven -> Yungfraukhafen / Юнгфраухафен
 
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Europe in 1908

Europe 1908​

A summary of Europe, or the Christian continent, in the modern age.

Europe or the Occident is the westernmost of the old world continents. These lands stretch northwards from the mouth of the Mediterranean spiting the sea in half towards the ice-ocean of the far north and eastwards towards the ill-defined eastern boundaries of the continent; either defined as the physical boundary of the strait of Marmara political boundary of Turkey, as well as the borders of Kazan or the Ural mountains. The continent is home to thick forests, both broad-leafed and pine-needled. They experience warm summers yet also winters so cold their lakes, rivers and seas freeze in the coldest months. This has made the Europeans a hardy people and despite the harshness of their lands, their nations are made up of millions of members.

The continent is home to a large number of nations all united by the Christian faith; chiefly that interpretation of the Latins but also that of the Greeks and Russians.

Of the nations of Europe and their modern condition​

ITALIANS
The Italians are unquestionably the noblest of the European peoples and their history goes back to antiquity when they were the first to re-adopt the imperial mantle of Alexander. In the field of battle, they defeated the Greeks, Syrians, Egyptians, Jews and the various European groups in their hinterland. Their linguistic imprint can still be found inferred in the tongues of the Mozarabs, French and Vlachians.

The Italians of the present age however find themselves divided among several states, chiefly that temporal government of the Catholic Pope, the German Emperor and the lands of the Prince in Naples. A majority of their numbers still cling to Christendom, save for the inhabitants of the islands of Siqilliya and Sardinia.

FRENCH
To the French Paris, the greatest city on the continent, save Constantinople, is bequeathed. After the fall of Rome, they were the closest among the Europeans to pick up her mantle. And they are perhaps the people chiefly responsible for the modern composition of Europe. Their Knights were able to foil the Islamic advance through Al-Andalus and their Emperor granted the Pope his holdings.

In recent years their kingdom has slowly been modernizing, mostly through support from the Turks but also from the Moroccans, who hope to isolate their Andalusian rivals. The first steam engine was introduced to Paris 4 years ago and is operating in a textile factory. This is also their chief export.

GERMANS
Of the peoples of Europe, these are the second most numerous. Though their monarch styles himself as Roman Emperor they are generally recognized by all but their subjects as the German Emperor. And the hubris of their Emperor is complimented by the sorry state of their government. As their lands lay fractured among several feudal lords, cities and marches with varying degrees of autonomy and a complex set of allegiances. Though they have the bravest and toughest soldiers on the continent, it is only so because the German war axe grinds against a German sword.

Despite all this, the Germans are considered the most revered among the European nations. Especially among its eastern neighbours, who, despite frequently warring against the Germans, nevertheless adopt many of their practices and their tongue is considered a common language among their merchants and statesmen.

SLAVS
These people are generally split into three. The western Slavs reside in Poland, Polabia and Silesia. The southern Slavs in Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Carinthia. And the eastern Slavs all live in Russia. Of all European people, these are the most numerous and they occupy the largest stretches of land. As a whole they would likely be the most influential government on the continent, but as it stands there are no strong movements to unite them all under a single banner.

Save for the Hungarians, these are believed to be the youngest nation of Europe; their entrance into the continent from Asia coinciding with the fall of Rome.

TURKS
Precariously fitting into the definition of ‘European’ these people are nevertheless of mainly Christian stock and to be found with many cultural commonalities to Europe, however much this truth would offend them is of little concern. The Turks in Europe are divided into two groups; the Muslim Crimeans and the Christian Anatolians. The Crimeans live lives not too dissimilar to their cousins in Kazan and central Asia. The Anatolian Turks however differ in their particularities; they govern not unlike the French, they heed the bulls of the Pope in Italy. Yet in all other fields, they are a modern nation; their thinkers are concerned with rationality and morality and their scientists with progress and in this view, they are not unlike Andalusia, Persia or even Egypt.

SCANDINAVIANS
The Scandinavian peoples are the northernmost of the Europeans. Their nation is divided into three, each with its own state: Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Of these Sweden is the largest and the most industrious. Just like France, they are industrializing. With aid from Turkey, railways have been constructed in the southern parts of the country, and modern shipyards are under construction in their capital; the natural geography of which makes Sweden the master of the Baltic.

ENGLISH
The English is perhaps most easily conceptualized as a combination of France and Germany. Their government is in no way as splendid as the French, yet they are in no way as divided as the Germans. Their tongue has a lot in common with the German one, and so does their culture; for indeed after the Romans left the islands a Germanic tribe settled the island. That island being Britain, which they share with Scotland; a nation of which little is known.

BALTS, HUNGARIANS and GREEKS
Of the less relevant of the European nations, the Balts are counted. They reside on the southern shores of the Baltic sea mainly inhabiting the Baltic Counties, Lithuania and Prussia; a territory of Poland.

The Hungarians are strangers in this land. They entered Europe as nomadic peoples, not unlike the Turks, to plunder and raid. Eventually, they carved out their own realm in the Carpathian plains and styled it in the German fashion.

The most ancient of the European peoples are the Greeks; though they have more in common with the world of the Middle East. They used to live in great numbers in modern Serbia and Anatolia, but are now relegated in Morea, under the Venetian yoke.
Serbia in Greece? I love it. Is that to do with the empire of Simeon Siniša or something else?
 
Irrilevant, totally irrilevant,neither Paris or Rome can even accept a white peace unless they basically are utterly and totally defeated
They pretty much are. Germany could possibly achieve complete victory over France in the following year, however:
- They don't know that.
- Austria-Hungary wants out because it achieved its goals and continued warfare puts great strain on its economy.
Regarding Italy, we have rebuild after Caporetto difficult to believe will be in a worse situation.
Asiago.
Sorry but this entire scenario is based on the fact that both Italy and France will be nice little kid and do as Britain say because the British dominate them and they don't have any agency on their own.
Yes, that's exactly the case.
You want to say that both France and Italy were utterly defeated and the British bailed out before it was too late or used all her diplomatic capacity to limit German request? Ok plausible and will be the normal British polits,
Yes, that is the case. The French by that point more or less lost their offensive capabilities, while the Italian economy is kept afloat by British subsidies.

I really don't want to go into anymore details, since it's irrelevant to my original question, which only concerns decolonisation in Africa.
 
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Europe in 1908

Europe 1908​

A summary of Europe, or the Christian continent, in the modern age.

Europe or the Occident is the westernmost of the old world continents. These lands stretch northwards from the mouth of the Mediterranean spiting the sea in half towards the ice-ocean of the far north and eastwards towards the ill-defined eastern boundaries of the continent; either defined as the physical boundary of the strait of Marmara political boundary of Turkey, as well as the borders of Kazan or the Ural mountains. The continent is home to thick forests, both broad-leafed and pine-needled. They experience warm summers yet also winters so cold their lakes, rivers and seas freeze in the coldest months. This has made the Europeans a hardy people and despite the harshness of their lands, their nations are made up of millions of members.

The continent is home to a large number of nations all united by the Christian faith; chiefly that interpretation of the Latins but also that of the Greeks and Russians.

Of the nations of Europe and their modern condition​

ITALIANS
The Italians are unquestionably the noblest of the European peoples and their history goes back to antiquity when they were the first to re-adopt the imperial mantle of Alexander. In the field of battle, they defeated the Greeks, Syrians, Egyptians, Jews and the various European groups in their hinterland. Their linguistic imprint can still be found inferred in the tongues of the Mozarabs, French and Vlachians.

The Italians of the present age however find themselves divided among several states, chiefly that temporal government of the Catholic Pope, the German Emperor and the lands of the Prince in Naples. A majority of their numbers still cling to Christendom, save for the inhabitants of the islands of Siqilliya and Sardinia.

FRENCH
To the French Paris, the greatest city on the continent, save Constantinople, is bequeathed. After the fall of Rome, they were the closest among the Europeans to pick up her mantle. And they are perhaps the people chiefly responsible for the modern composition of Europe. Their Knights were able to foil the Islamic advance through Al-Andalus and their Emperor granted the Pope his holdings.

In recent years their kingdom has slowly been modernizing, mostly through support from the Turks but also from the Moroccans, who hope to isolate their Andalusian rivals. The first steam engine was introduced to Paris 4 years ago and is operating in a textile factory. This is also their chief export.

GERMANS
Of the peoples of Europe, these are the second most numerous. Though their monarch styles himself as Roman Emperor they are generally recognized by all but their subjects as the German Emperor. And the hubris of their Emperor is complimented by the sorry state of their government. As their lands lay fractured among several feudal lords, cities and marches with varying degrees of autonomy and a complex set of allegiances. Though they have the bravest and toughest soldiers on the continent, it is only so because the German war axe grinds against a German sword.

Despite all this, the Germans are considered the most revered among the European nations. Especially among its eastern neighbours, who, despite frequently warring against the Germans, nevertheless adopt many of their practices and their tongue is considered a common language among their merchants and statesmen.

SLAVS
These people are generally split into three. The western Slavs reside in Poland, Polabia and Silesia. The southern Slavs in Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Carinthia. And the eastern Slavs all live in Russia. Of all European people, these are the most numerous and they occupy the largest stretches of land. As a whole they would likely be the most influential government on the continent, but as it stands there are no strong movements to unite them all under a single banner.

Save for the Hungarians, these are believed to be the youngest nation of Europe; their entrance into the continent from Asia coinciding with the fall of Rome.

TURKS
Precariously fitting into the definition of ‘European’ these people are nevertheless of mainly Christian stock and to be found with many cultural commonalities to Europe, however much this truth would offend them is of little concern. The Turks in Europe are divided into two groups; the Muslim Crimeans and the Christian Anatolians. The Crimeans live lives not too dissimilar to their cousins in Kazan and central Asia. The Anatolian Turks however differ in their particularities; they govern not unlike the French, they heed the bulls of the Pope in Italy. Yet in all other fields, they are a modern nation; their thinkers are concerned with rationality and morality and their scientists with progress and in this view, they are not unlike Andalusia, Persia or even Egypt.

SCANDINAVIANS
The Scandinavian peoples are the northernmost of the Europeans. Their nation is divided into three, each with its own state: Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Of these Sweden is the largest and the most industrious. Just like France, they are industrializing. With aid from Turkey, railways have been constructed in the southern parts of the country, and modern shipyards are under construction in their capital; the natural geography of which makes Sweden the master of the Baltic.

ENGLISH
The English is perhaps most easily conceptualized as a combination of France and Germany. Their government is in no way as splendid as the French, yet they are in no way as divided as the Germans. Their tongue has a lot in common with the German one, and so does their culture; for indeed after the Romans left the islands a Germanic tribe settled the island. That island being Britain, which they share with Scotland; a nation of which little is known.

BALTS, HUNGARIANS and GREEKS
Of the less relevant of the European nations, the Balts are counted. They reside on the southern shores of the Baltic sea mainly inhabiting the Baltic Counties, Lithuania and Prussia; a territory of Poland.

The Hungarians are strangers in this land. They entered Europe as nomadic peoples, not unlike the Turks, to plunder and raid. Eventually, they carved out their own realm in the Carpathian plains and styled it in the German fashion.

The most ancient of the European peoples are the Greeks; though they have more in common with the world of the Middle East. They used to live in great numbers in modern Serbia and Anatolia, but are now relegated in Morea, under the Venetian yoke.
So essentially, Spain and Turkey swap roles? And Spain is considered Eurafrican in TTL just as Turkey is considered Eurasian in OTL?
 
My newest Geo-ASB-map...


The kingdom of Choeravis is a modern country on the continent of Nemopacifia, laying on the Bay of Halisem.
The country is one of the wealthiest ones on the continent and is comparable with North America and the western half of Europe.
The (native) pale-skinned people here speaks a language, that has many, many similarities with Indo-European languages.
Year is 1929...

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This is a map of the country's 3rd-level-administrative units (which function very similar to German counties (Landkreise) and county-free cities/towns (Kreisfreie Städte))
 
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Map and Flags of the Continent of Europe and its Environs in N.S. 2020, 265 years after Corsican Independence

After nearly two centuries of war, the Continent of Europe has been at peace for the longest continuous period since the Bastille Saint-Antoine fell to the mobs of Paris and the world was forever changed. Greater degrees of economic interconnection flourish, even between the bitter rival hegemons of France and Britain. While the region is not uniformly peaceful, Europe is finally able to take a tentative step forward after centuries of bloodshed. Even the ideological barriers between the Traditionalist and Jacobin blocs have become hazier and hazier - peace and economic growth have bloomed into a virtuous cycle of political liberalization and the expansion of prosperity, albeit unequally.

Not all is perfect, mind you. Peasant revolts flare up periodically in Lithuania and Magyarstan, as they always seem to, and plenty of revanchist claims are officially professed in a number of capitals, threatening the shaky detente. Political rights remain limited in both Paris and London, albeit in different ways. Russia has clearly cast a hungry eye at a number of states which have gained independence in past conflicts. The memories of the Second Hundred Year's War nor the Great War have not yet wholly faded.

But, for perhaps the first time since that fateful July day, peace and hope may stand a chance to be victorious over violence and division. Only time will tell.

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This is the first of a series of maps from my current yet-to-be-named timeline, finally published after something like a year of brainstorming, maps half-finished before being thrown out, and rewrites. I've decided to go about this continent by continent, with occasional diversions for separate regions, individual countries and particular historical events. At some point, if I continue long enough, I'll put it all in a thread for future development, but I don't want to put the carriage in front of the horse like I, and others, have in the past.

As this is still technically in the development stages, I welcome any and all questions and critiques y'all may have. I can only do so much on my own - asking questions and criticizing inaccurate or unreasonable ideas is the best way for me to work out the remaining kinks of the setting. Thanks!
 
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Map and Flags of the Continent of Europe and its Environs in N.S. 2020, 265 years after Corsican Independence

After nearly two centuries of war, the Continent of Europe has been at peace for the longest continuous period since the Bastille Saint-Antoine fell to the mobs of Paris and the world was forever changed. Greater degrees of economic interconnection flourish, even between the bitter rival hegemons of France and Britain. While the region is not uniformly peaceful, Europe is finally able to take a tentative step forward after centuries of bloodshed. Even the ideological barriers between the Traditionalist and Jacobin blocs have become hazier and hazier - peace and economic growth have bloomed into a virtuous cycle of political liberalization and the expansion of prosperity, albeit unequally.

Not all is perfect, mind you. Peasant revolts flare up periodically in Lithuania and Magyarstan, as they always seem to, and plenty of revanchist claims are officially professed in a number of capitals, threatening the shaky detente. Political rights remain limited in both Paris and London, albeit in different ways. Russia has clearly cast a hungry eye at a number of states which have gained independence in past conflicts. The memories of the Second Hundred Year's War nor the Great War have not yet wholly faded.

But, for perhaps the first time since that fateful July day, peace and hope may stand a chance to be victorious over violence and division. Only time will tell.

---

This is the first of a series of maps from my current yet-to-be-named timeline, finally published after something like a year of brainstorming, maps half-finished before being thrown out, and rewrites. I've decided to go about this continent by continent, with occasional diversions for separate regions, individual countries and particular historical events. At some point, if I continue long enough, I'll put it all in a thread for future development, but I don't want to put the carriage in front of the horse like I, and others, have in the past.

As this is still technically in the development stages, I welcome any and all questions and critiques y'all may have. I can only do so much on my own - asking questions and criticizing inaccurate or unreasonable ideas is the best way for me to work out the remaining kinks of the setting. Thanks!
May I ask what the purple blob is inside of Saxony-Poland?
 
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Map and Flags of the Continent of Europe and its Environs in N.S. 2020, 265 years after Corsican Independence

After nearly two centuries of war, the Continent of Europe has been at peace for the longest continuous period since the Bastille Saint-Antoine fell to the mobs of Paris and the world was forever changed. Greater degrees of economic interconnection flourish, even between the bitter rival hegemons of France and Britain. While the region is not uniformly peaceful, Europe is finally able to take a tentative step forward after centuries of bloodshed. Even the ideological barriers between the Traditionalist and Jacobin blocs have become hazier and hazier - peace and economic growth have bloomed into a virtuous cycle of political liberalization and the expansion of prosperity, albeit unequally.

Not all is perfect, mind you. Peasant revolts flare up periodically in Lithuania and Magyarstan, as they always seem to, and plenty of revanchist claims are officially professed in a number of capitals, threatening the shaky detente. Political rights remain limited in both Paris and London, albeit in different ways. Russia has clearly cast a hungry eye at a number of states which have gained independence in past conflicts. The memories of the Second Hundred Year's War nor the Great War have not yet wholly faded.

But, for perhaps the first time since that fateful July day, peace and hope may stand a chance to be victorious over violence and division. Only time will tell.

---

This is the first of a series of maps from my current yet-to-be-named timeline, finally published after something like a year of brainstorming, maps half-finished before being thrown out, and rewrites. I've decided to go about this continent by continent, with occasional diversions for separate regions, individual countries and particular historical events. At some point, if I continue long enough, I'll put it all in a thread for future development, but I don't want to put the carriage in front of the horse like I, and others, have in the past.

As this is still technically in the development stages, I welcome any and all questions and critiques y'all may have. I can only do so much on my own - asking questions and criticizing inaccurate or unreasonable ideas is the best way for me to work out the remaining kinks of the setting. Thanks!
Gotta say I love Illyria's flag, I love Saxe-Poland, and I love blobby Romania spilling out everywhere.

My only nitpick is "Czecha" which I believe should be Czechia. Could you explain where that's from?
 
Gotta say I love Illyria's flag, I love Saxe-Poland, and I love blobby Romania spilling out everywhere.

My only nitpick is "Czecha" which I believe should be Czechia. Could you explain where that's from?

Thanks! It's much appreciated. Romania was originally (and may again become) much blobbier, extending to the Tisza. May return there again! Trans-nistria is also widely recognized as a Romanian puppet state, though it's strongly denied in Odessa.

Czecha is a poor approximation of "Česká" or "Česko," anglicized as such partially by mistake when the region broke off from the H.R.E. A mapmaker's error which went uncorrected due to a general hatred and disrespect of Jacobinism in London.
 
Map and Flags of the Continent of Europe and its Environs in N.S. 2020, 265 years after Corsican Independence

After nearly two centuries of war, the Continent of Europe has been at peace for the longest continuous period since the Bastille Saint-Antoine fell to the mobs of Paris and the world was forever changed. Greater degrees of economic interconnection flourish, even between the bitter rival hegemons of France and Britain. While the region is not uniformly peaceful, Europe is finally able to take a tentative step forward after centuries of bloodshed. Even the ideological barriers between the Traditionalist and Jacobin blocs have become hazier and hazier - peace and economic growth have bloomed into a virtuous cycle of political liberalization and the expansion of prosperity, albeit unequally.

Fun! Who's in the Traditionalist bloc? (Britain, for starters, I imagine, but some of those countries I'm a bit unsure of).
 
This time I made a short story associated with the map.

In the Great Empires of China and Its Sphere of Influence, The Barbarian Lands of Ouzhou and Yilang Reng, Collectively known as Yuanfang, were the stuff of legends. all knowledge about these lands came from merchants who heard about them from other merchants. That was until the Great Fleet of the Yi Emperor Made Landfall on their Ports.

Chinese Emperor expected to find Barbaric people who worshipped Strange and Evil Gods, who lived in mud huts and ate human flesh as the Merchants' stories went. What he found was however an entirely new civilization that also heard about Lands of China as Legends of Serica. Whatever technology the Chinese Had invented, had an equal counterpart in this new land. Emperor Returned Home, Dreams of Conquest sank in the sea and his belief in his mandate was shaken.

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Very cool! Yazid Egypt is entertainingly wild (although perhaps a trifle unlikely) and the notion of Greater Switzerland as the bastion of Latin paganism is just (chef's kiss). What brand of Islam is Isaviyanism, BTW? And how long did the Carolingian empire last that there are still fragments of it?

(Your style, if you don't mind me saying so, rather reminds me of @Goliath ...)
 
Map of the Egyptian Empire circa 1876 in my TL. This is after Egypt successfully defeats Ethiopia in the Ethiopian-Egyptian War, making Ethiopia a vassal state of the Egyptian Empire.

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Map and Flags of the Continent of Europe and its Environs in N.S. 2020, 265 years after Corsican Independence

After nearly two centuries of war, the Continent of Europe has been at peace for the longest continuous period since the Bastille Saint-Antoine fell to the mobs of Paris and the world was forever changed. Greater degrees of economic interconnection flourish, even between the bitter rival hegemons of France and Britain. While the region is not uniformly peaceful, Europe is finally able to take a tentative step forward after centuries of bloodshed. Even the ideological barriers between the Traditionalist and Jacobin blocs have become hazier and hazier - peace and economic growth have bloomed into a virtuous cycle of political liberalization and the expansion of prosperity, albeit unequally.

Not all is perfect, mind you. Peasant revolts flare up periodically in Lithuania and Magyarstan, as they always seem to, and plenty of revanchist claims are officially professed in a number of capitals, threatening the shaky detente. Political rights remain limited in both Paris and London, albeit in different ways. Russia has clearly cast a hungry eye at a number of states which have gained independence in past conflicts. The memories of the Second Hundred Year's War nor the Great War have not yet wholly faded.

But, for perhaps the first time since that fateful July day, peace and hope may stand a chance to be victorious over violence and division. Only time will tell.

---

This is the first of a series of maps from my current yet-to-be-named timeline, finally published after something like a year of brainstorming, maps half-finished before being thrown out, and rewrites. I've decided to go about this continent by continent, with occasional diversions for separate regions, individual countries and particular historical events. At some point, if I continue long enough, I'll put it all in a thread for future development, but I don't want to put the carriage in front of the horse like I, and others, have in the past.

As this is still technically in the development stages, I welcome any and all questions and critiques y'all may have. I can only do so much on my own - asking questions and criticizing inaccurate or unreasonable ideas is the best way for me to work out the remaining kinks of the setting. Thanks!
Venice-in-Exile makes me so sad.

Not a critique; awesome map. It just makes me sad.

The only real "critique" I have is that no one lives in Rhodania and Raetia. Not many people live in Neuchatel or Rauracia either, but those places are at least a bit denser. And it's very unlikely that different development could push the population up in those cisalpine alpine republics.

On the other hand, Raetia was historically basically independent from 1400ish until it got conquered by Napoleon and glued onto Switzerland, so who can say?
 
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