WIP Map Thread

The New Era WIP Progress:
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The countries of Inner and Outer Manchuria:
Free City of Dairen (大連自由市, Japanese occupation -> RSFSR exclave -> independence)
- Plurality Chinese, significant minority Russian
State of Manchuria (滿州國, Japanese puppet kingdom -> USSR member republic, de-Sinification -> independence)
- Majority Manchu/Manchurianized Chinese, minority Chinese and Russian
Zeleny Klyn People's Republic (綠烏克蘭人民共和國, annexation of Heilongjiang -> Ukrainization -> deportation of Kuban and Don Ukrainians -> USSR member republic -> Mongolian annexation of Manzhouli -> independence)
- Majority Ukrainian, minority Manchu/Manchurianized Chinese and Russian
Republic of Hokkaido (北海道共和國, Soviet occupation zone -> Soviet puppet -> independence)
- Majority Japanese, minority Ainu

Kando is Korean, but I'm not sure whether it will be the DPRK or a reunified democratic Korea.
 
To label colonies or not to label?

Depends on what your final purpose is.
Is it just a map of British colonies or is there a greater design? Maybe adding other countries colonies?

Personally, I would go for numbers referring to an off map key so the map is less crowded but as I say it depends on your final purpose

Good Map BTW
 
Further progress, with a nearly complete China.
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New inclusions:
Chinese People's Union 中華人民聯邦 (Capital: Xiangyang, Jingzhou 荊州 襄陽) (Articles of Affiliation -> Sino Soviet split -> Cultural Revolution -> Socialist State with Cuban influences)
Democratic Republic of Shanxi 山西民主共和國 (Capital: Taiyuan 太原) (Articles of Affiliation -> Sino Soviet split ->Soviet-backed Secession of Shanxi and Suiyuan -> Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) observer)
Grand Duchy of New Ming 新明大公國 (Capital: Kunming 昆明) (British influenced sector -> Monarchist Restoration via descendants of the Hongwu Emperor -> Commonwealth member)
Uyghur Republic/Uyghurstan Уйғур Җумһурийити/Уйғурстан (維吾爾共和國/維吾爾斯坦) (Capital: Aqsu Ақсу (阿克蘇)) (Russian annexation of East Turkestan -> USSR member state -> independence, CIS and Turkic Council member)
Beijiang Republic 北疆共和國 (Capital: Tihwa 迪化) (Russian annexation of East Turkestan -> Chinese ASSR under the Kazakh SSR -> deportation of non-Manchurian Chinese citizens of the USSR to the CASSR -> upgrade of status to Beijiang Chinese Soviet Socialist Republic -> independence, CIS member -> withdrawal from CIS over Russian aggression in Georgia)

I will do Tibet next, then the rest of East Asia.

Also, in this timeline, the United Nations Security Council only has three members: the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union. France was marred by the legitimacy of the Vichy regime, while China throughout the 1930s and early 1940s was ruled by warlords, with no effective central government. China only coalesced into several governments later in the 1940s - the Nanchang government backed by Washington (Chinese Union State), the Kunming government backed by London, and the Peking union government backed by Moscow.
A neutral zone was established in Wuchang, Ezhou, Huangshi (Hwangshih), Xianning (Sienning), and Linxiang (Linsiang). This eventually formed the Free State of Kingnan in the 1960s, and has since been the point of contact between the Maoist north, the neofascist southeast, and the monarchist southwest.
After the Sino-Soviet split, the Soviets backed a seccessionist movement based on Jin/Shanxi nationalism, resulting in an independent Shanxi. This resulted in the Communist Chinese government to move south to Xiangyang. The Kunming government had a monarchist restoration, restoring the Ming Dynasty through an exiled branch of the Hongwu Emperor's descendants in Guizhou (according to most, this branch is the direct descendants of the Chongzhen Emperor through his fourth son).
 
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A *very* work in progress of.. something, i don't know yet. Featuring a Hungarian Ukraine, Visigothic Spain, and slavic germany
 
Have some of you ever found the way the world is divided into just 6/7 continents a bit impressed with information? What would you think of a division like this one I'm setting up, the "boundaries" are not so defined but in general the division is more or less that, do you think something is more accurate for passing on information? The way how I did the divisions and names is good?

 
The way how I did the divisions and names is good?
For names, I feel that "Orient" is not a good choice, due to its connection with racist attitudes toward Asian people. It looks like you were trying to find a one-word name for each continent, but in this case "East Asia" might be worth considering.
 
For names, I feel that "Orient" is not a good choice, due to its connection with racist attitudes toward Asian people. It looks like you were trying to find a one-word name for each continent, but in this case "East Asia" might be worth considering.
Have to disagree, Orient is a traditional word used for Eastern Asia, from the Latin for East.
Not using it would be surrendering to pressure groups like those who want the Union Flag banned because it has been appropriated by extremist right wing groups.

I realise this may be a contentious opinion but, is it more racist not to use it?
 
Have to disagree, Orient is a traditional word used for Eastern Asia, from the Latin for East.
Not using it would be surrendering to pressure groups like those who want the Union Flag banned because it has been appropriated by extremist right wing groups.

I realise this may be a contentious opinion but, is it more racist not to use it?
Judging by your name, you're about as white as I am (pale as snow). There can be the argument made of reclaiming racist terms, but that's a movement that will begin on the account of East Asians, not you or I.
I have never heard an Asian person in Year of Our Lord 2020 use or advocate using "Oriental."
 
Judging by your name, you're about as white as I am (pale as snow). There can be the argument made of reclaiming racist terms, but that's a movement that will begin on the account of East Asians, not you or I.
I have never heard an Asian person in Year of Our Lord 2020 use or advocate using "Oriental."
"Oriental" refers to people, "the Orient" refers to a place. While "Orient" isn't used widely in 2020, it's because it's outdated, not racist. Referring to Asian peoples as "Orientals" on the other hand is largely considered racially insensitive. "Oriental" as a denonym was mostly used during the colonial era and these days seems to be a catch-all term used by the uneducated to refer to anyone Asian.

In any case, when discussing alternate history I don't think it's even worth bringing up, because it's not hard to conceive of a world where such terminology remains in use.
 
Have some of you ever found the way the world is divided into just 6/7 continents a bit impressed with information? What would you think of a division like this one I'm setting up, the "boundaries" are not so defined but in general the division is more or less that, do you think something is more accurate for passing on information? The way how I did the divisions and names is good?

What general principles did you use? Any division is arbitrary in some sense but I want to know how you justify that Europe/Mediterranean split. It's looks kind of by religion, but then religion is ignored in North America in favor of the Rocky Mountains.
 
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