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Old 11-15-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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Hail, all! I return with a new piece of (Earth), set, while on this planet, in an alternate timeline:



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Empira Britannica
Carthaginian Empire
Spanish Empire
Russian Federation
United Indian Territories
East Asian Coalition
Pacific League
American Confederation
Platonic Republic
No Affiliation/Not Developed


General Information:

Year (in terms of our "BCE" and "CE"): 1840 (CE)
World Population (only major empires' populations, where census are taken, are listed): 6,000,000,000
Technological Progress: In general, this Earth's medicine, and technology, in general is 20-30 years ahead of our own. Oil has been largely abandoned, in favor of renewable resources. Every nation has launched at least one manned space mission to the moon, and many have begun exploring beyond the moon.

Nations:

Empira Britannica:
Information: Centered in London, England, the British Empire (called so informally) is one of the most powerful of the kingdoms in the world. With their economy focused on the manufacture of consumer goods, and, to an extent, military goods.
Government: Constitutional Monarchy, wherein the Monarch is chosen by hereditary means. The Parliament (consisting of the House of Lords and Commons) shares power with the Monarch.
(Major) Cities: London (Capital), Paris, Berlin, Kiev, Stockholm
(Major) Exports: Manufactured Goods, Commercial Goods,
(Major) Imports: Foodstuffs, Steel, Natural Resources
Date of Foundation: (Archaic) 1022 (Modern) 1508
Population: 1,250,000,000
Other: N/A (as of now)

Carthaginian Empire:
Information: Founded on the ancient city of Carthage, this empire is, mainly, an agricultural one, in which the average citizen earns their income by means of farming. Exporting to the Spanish and British Empires, along with the Russian Federation, the Carthaginian Empire is not an overly rich one, but still maintains a strong standing in international politics.
Government: An Oligarchical Gerontocracy. Led by the Twelve Elders. The Elders act as the executive and legislative branches, but a separate judicial branch is able to exercise an amount of checks and balances over the Elders, prohibiting their complete dominance over the Empire's law.
(Major) Cities: Carthage (Capital), Rome, Córdoba
(Major) Exports: Food
(Major) Imports: Consumer Goods (cars, assorted household goods), Manufactured Goods (cars and agricultural equipment are the most prominent of such)
Date of Foundation: 1184
Population: 250,000,000
Other: Most lands are farmland or desert, save for the scattered cities of the Empire. The Empire also acts transports most of the European-made goods around the world, earning a large profit from such trade.

Spanish Empire:
Information: A rather backwater 'empire' surviving on their precious exports, the Spanish Empire is the youngest of the world's empire-nations. Founded by criminals exiled from Europe, the Spanish Empire immediately faced problems in setting up an organized government (most realized that death would be had in an anarchic society). Despite the partially successful attempts, corruption is rampant, and is rumored to spread from the lowest mayor to the highest branches of the executive office.
Government: Utilizing an elected President, the Spanish Empire governs itself by means of an electoral college. Voters elect representatives from their county, who, in turn, vote for the leaders of the country, including the Cabinet (legislative branch) and the President (executive branch).
(Major) Cities: Mexico City (Capital), Miami
(Major) Exports: Precious Minerals (Gold, Silver), Food
(Major) Imports: Agricultural-Related Machinery, Technological Assets
Date of Foundation: 1722
Population: 150,000,000
Other: N/A

Russian Federation:
Information: A relatively recent empire compared to its millennium-old compatriots, the Russian Federation is the main supplier in the world of basic natural resources. Not equipped with any major industries, Russia relies nearly entirely upon trade to import necessities.
Government: Absolute Monarchy (monarch is colloquially referred to as the Supreme Lord), in which politicians of all level compete for positions in the Supreme Lord's Cabinet, which is said to influence his decisions greatly.
(Major) Cities: Moscow (Capital), St. Petersburg
(Major) Exports: Timber, Natural Gas, Minerals (Diamonds, in specific)
(Major) Imports: Consumer/Military Goods, Technological Assets, Other Manufactured Goods
Date of Foundation: 1643
Population: 750,000,000
Other: N/A

United Indian Territories:
Information: One of the more unique conglomerations of territory, the United Indian Territories was formed in the mid-1400s as a way to establish a powerful trading empire. Though scattered across the Indian Ocean, the UIT is a developed nation, capable of preforming basic industrial tasks for themselves.
Government: Triple Monarchy, in which two monarchs are elected, whilst the other is born into the position. These three monarchs collaborate on contemporary issues and debate with each other on the best course of action. They have established a bureaucracy to help them carry out their wishes.
(Major) Cities: Delhi (Capital), Johannesburg, Jakarta
(Major) Exports: Timber, Natural Resources, Spices, Manufactured Goods
(Major) Imports: Natural Resources, Technological Assets (computers, mainly)
Date of Foundation: 1453
Population: 1,400,000,000
Other: Major trading empire, as like Carthage. Transports more goods than it actually makes.

East Asian Coalition:
Information: Built on the old Empire of Japan and the Northern Asian Commonwealth, the East Asian Coalition was formed through political alliances which cemented together during a series of wars that rocked Asia in the early-1300s.
Government: Constitutional Monarchy in which the monarch holds Emperor holds more power than the legislative branch, but can be overruled by an 80% majority.
(Major) Cities: Tokyo (Capital), Beijing, Seoul
(Major) Exports: Timber, Minerals (Iron, mainly), Manufactured Goods
(Major) Imports: Natural Resources, Food
Date of Foundation: 1328
Population: 900,000,000
Other:

Pacific League:
Information: Formed, as with the East Asian Coalition, during the wars that rocked Asia during the 14th Century, the Pacific League was a means by which to withstand the rabid invasions posed by the less-prestigious societies of East Asia.
Government: Democratically-elected Chief of State and legislative branch. President serves three year terms, and Congresspersons serve two year terms.
(Major) Cities: Hong Kong (Capital), Sydney
(Major) Exports: Timber, Food,
(Major) Imports: Manufactured Goods
Date of Foundation: 1347
Population: 700,000,000
Other: N/A

American Confederation:
Information: Formed by a number of Native American tribes after visitation by Europeans (and the subsequent transfer of technology and goods), the American Confederation, though not as powerful as the other powers, still holds a fair amount of political power in the world by means of its vast amounts of natural resources.
Government: Oligarchy composed of tribal leaders. These leaders elect, from amongst themselves, a Council Leader, who acts as the unofficial leader of the American Confederation, but requires the support of the other leaders in order to make nation-altering decisions.
(Major) Cities: New York (Capital), Detroit
(Major) Exports: Timber, Natural Resources (gold, silver, and uranium included), Food
(Major) Imports: Manufactured Goods (especially those related to agricultural development)
Date of Foundation: 1283
Population: 200,000,000
Other: While many natives continue to practice their pre-discovery beliefs, others have adopted the European styles, and moved into large cities.

Platonic Republic:
Information: Based partially on the Athenian ideas of old, the Platonic Republic is something of a misnomer- whilst drawing heavily upon the ideas of the great Athenian philosophers, Platonic Republic has drawn together a unique conglomeration of thought processes in order to create one of the most effective governments in the world. The Republic, while not heavily industrialized, focuses more on agricultural production and research and development,
Government: Per the executive branch, a monarch is elected every four years by means of a direct democracy. For the legislative branch, the Senate, members are not elected, but rather selected based on civil-service examinations. Numerous requirements must be met (or, in some cases, an extreme proficiency in one subject) in order to be accepted, and, once having been accepted into the Senate by a special committee, the member serves a variable term (determined by their aptitude, determined in part by their examination and life-long grades and actions), ranging from one year to their entire life.
(Major) Cities: Jerusalem (Capital), Athens, Constantinople, Alexandria, Baghdad
(Major) Exports: Food, 'Education (in the form of universities, and schooling),'
(Major) Imports: Technological Assets, Manufactured Goods,
Date of Foundation: 896
Population: 400,000,000
Other: N/A


No Affiliation/Not Developed
Information: Composed of the remaining territory, the non-affiliated countries are mostly small, independent ones not caught up in global politics, either through lack of power or economic strength.
Government: Many different kinds, from monarchies to republics to direct democracies.
(Major) Cities: Too many to last, although none are as large as previously mentioned cities.
(Major) Exports: N/A
(Major) Imports: N/A
Date of Foundation:
Population: (Unknown, estimated at 500,000,000)
Other: N/A
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:09 PM   #2
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That's really cool. I don't have the patience to sit down and make something like that up...

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Old 11-17-2008, 06:20 PM   #3
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Very interesting! Good to see that dear old blighty is doing so well!

Although, i'll admit to thinking that the 'platonic republic' had decided to stay as just good friends...






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Old 11-17-2008, 06:47 PM   #4
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I always think of "What if?" scenarios like this. I've thought of different ways in which there could be another civil war in America, and how states could secede and such. It's fascinating, plus, drawing borders on maps is really fun.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:43 PM   #5
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I always think of "What if?" scenarios like this. I've thought of different ways in which there could be another civil war in America, and how states could secede and such. It's fascinating, plus, drawing borders on maps is really fun.
Yeah, it's a bunch of fun, if you've got some spare time. I plan on doing one with the world map again, but this time, I'm contemplating wiping the world map clean and drawing my own continents.

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Very interesting! Good to see that dear old blighty is doing so well!

Although, i'll admit to thinking that the 'platonic republic' had decided to stay as just good friends...
Yeah, the British decided to hit Europe this time instead of everywhere else, and dang, they were good at it. Consider the Platonic Republic the Switzerland of its day.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:00 PM   #6
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Oh, Litofsky, you can change the worlds continents by starting a NUCLEAR WAR! BWAHAHAHAHAHA...

Just an idea, by the way, AWESOME map!!!


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Old 11-17-2008, 08:05 PM   #7
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Making a new one with no historical preface at all is much more fun, Commander. And much thanks, by the way.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:04 PM   #8
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You split West and East Malaysia! :O

Seriously, Malaysia would... *reads on* Erm, what happened to Islam in this whole picture?



The sun goes down and the sky reddens, pain grows sharp.
light dwindles. Then is evening
when jasmine flowers open, the deluded say.
But evening is the great brightening dawn
when crested cocks crow all through the tall city
and evening is the whole day
for those without their lovers

-Kuruntokai 234, translated by A.K. Ramanujan

[Fic] Shreds of a Dying Belief
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:43 PM   #9
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You split West and East Malaysia! :O

Seriously, Malaysia would... *reads on* Erm, what happened to Islam in this whole picture?
Never invented. At least you're in mai faction Beebee! We're the most awesomesauce traders in all of the world!


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Old 11-20-2008, 11:55 PM   #10
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Indeed;o Assuming my ancestors moved to Malaysia in this alternate history!



The sun goes down and the sky reddens, pain grows sharp.
light dwindles. Then is evening
when jasmine flowers open, the deluded say.
But evening is the great brightening dawn
when crested cocks crow all through the tall city
and evening is the whole day
for those without their lovers

-Kuruntokai 234, translated by A.K. Ramanujan

[Fic] Shreds of a Dying Belief
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:37 PM   #11
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Never invented. At least you're in mai faction Beebee! We're the most awesomesauce traders in all of the world!
Spot on, Sir Sabre! Spot on. I'll probably have to add something to this map (maybe judicial explanations, religions, etc).
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:46 PM   #12
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My faction looks cool, but I'm slightly surprised at it. I'M NOT A CITIZEN OF MY COUNTRY ANYMORE!!! AHHH, well at least in this map. Very cool map indeed, the Russian Federation is not surprisingly still intact....can't wait till' the fic comes out!


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Old 11-23-2008, 06:01 PM   #13
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Hail! I return with a second assorted, amorphous piece of art (oddly, however, of the same size, shape, and such)!



Facts (might) be added later, but for now, think of it what you will.

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Old 11-23-2008, 09:34 PM   #14
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Cool. I like the color choices better.

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Old 11-23-2008, 09:39 PM   #15
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Cool. I like the color choices better.
As do I. Compared to the last map, there's less "undecided" space, and therefore room for more colors.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:54 PM   #16
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Just something I cooked up over the past day or so.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:25 PM   #17
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Awesome job, Litofsky! I can see the world powers taking shape, and a possible conflict brewing, very awesome indeed!


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Old 11-26-2008, 04:42 PM   #18
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Nicely done, Lit. So bright! Oh, and look... Even more colors!

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Old 11-26-2008, 05:09 PM   #19
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Well, it seems my only talent in art is working with maps. Nonetheless, thanks, guys.
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Nothing wrong with that! I'd recommend trying your hand at making different maps, or adding some dimension to the ones you've made. They're great as they are, but i'm sure you could do wonders if you think about it.






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Alright, this thread has been quiet for some time, but I've new pictuers for my newest *cough* fic (pardon the Civ-IV-esque map: the original geographical idea stemmed from a recent game I had ):



-Just a standard map of the 'World.' There are five 'nations' visible in the map (sorry for the lack of color, but I'll try my best with words): the center most group of three islands is 'Israel,' the three northeast most is 'China,' the southeast group of islands is the 'Soviet Union.' In the west, the northernly six islands composes the United States of America, whereas the southern islands form the United Kingdom.

Stay with me, there's more:



-Notice the two black circles on the map: the one in the middle of the ocean north of Israel is the location of the Lenin, whereas the second, larger circle represents the approximate location of Fear.

More specific maps to come later as the political situation deteriorates develops.

And if someone yells at me for having birds fly south for the winter from nowhere in particular: they're migrating from freezing China to the much-warmer America.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:20 PM   #22
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Greetings, all. Not a new map, but with updated POIs that should cover Chapters II and III.



The far-right dot is the city of Moscow, where the first part of Chapter II takes place, where the central-oceanic dot represents the current location of the Lenin. In the deserts of Washington is Fear's current location, and that of Chapter III.
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