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This account is a storage spot for my alternate history maps. I also have started putting up "Alien Space Bat scenario" (fantasy settings) writings in a seperate "ASB" folder, and more recently some doodles.

PS - to see all the map deviations in my gallery, hit "browse": for some reason some don't show up otherwise, although they aren't in seperate folders.

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Have neglected putting anything here, so I thought I'd start adding: alternate history maps by others, some Anime pics, odds and ends...

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Bruce Munro
United States
Current Residence: Where the rabbit shoulda made a turn
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...for a while. Currently I have started doing some volunteer work at the local library, spring gardening chores compel, and I am without a car for a while, so getting anywhere takes a lot longer. As a result, at the end of the day I am a little short on time. So any new additions will be mostly old stuff for perhaps the next month.

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:iconottovonsuds:
Map your cuban missile war world, please. 

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:icontokyo-nightsky:
Tokyo-Nightsky Apr 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
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:icongoliath-maps:
I had an idea about a realistic world wherein a second Civil War occurs in the in the late '50s or '60s. Perhaps the National Guard loyal to Arkansas Governor Orval Fabius ends up firing on the army (as almost happened en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas…. I learned today (and can't seem to find it online) that the governor wanted was just inches away from barricading Arkansas schools with the state guard, and that Eisenhower was close to ordering the troops sent in to firing on them if they did not relent.

Additionally, people like en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Wa… Edwin Walker could also make a civil war possible.

So what if, thanks to a more successful socialist movement in the U.S. (going back decades), and the dissatisfaction with both political parties, and a less tense Cold War, a Socialist president is elected in 1954, who is all too willing to use force to put down Southern cries against integration, and ultimately pushes the South to rebel, starting another Civil War?
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:iconquantumbranching:
Hmm. As you say, need a fairly different history: perhaps we enter WWI under a different president, so the government doesn't take the opportunity to come down on the anti-war socialists like a ton of bricks? A different Soviet leadership, as well as making a more relaxed post-1945 possible, might also encourage Communist-Socialist cooperation rather than warring against the moderates as "bourgeoisie deviationists" or whatever, leading to a more unified Left.

The biggest problem I see with this is that it's hard to see the Socialists doing so well that they are a _majority_ party: driving the Republicans or the Democrats to the wall seems unlikely, and I'm not sure where this presumed socialist president is going to get support from outside his party: with the socialists drawing support among northern white ethnics away from Democrats, the Democratic Party is likely to be even _more_ the party of southern reaction than in our world, while the Republicans have been the party of the well-off since at least the 1880s. Do Progressive Republicans or Bull Moose republicans stand a chance of long-term survival? I am just wondering if our supposed Socialist president will be something of an "Obama": constantly frustrated in trying to do anything by House and Senate, only with the opposition having an even higher share of the votes. If he tries to call out the armed forces vs the south, he might just get impeached.
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:icondormammu13:
How do you create this type of maps?
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:iconquantumbranching:
MS Paint and PNG basemaps and a lot of practice, basically. Also, good reference maps are important for doing alternate-history maps: can't construct realistic alternates unless you know what stuff looked like in the past. (For instance, the current German-Polish border is a direct result of Hitler doing his thing and wouldn't exist if he had gone on to a successful career as a wallpaper-hanger after WWI).
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:iconottovonsuds:
soylent green is one of your best
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:icon3892:
What does a Earth where humans and cartoon characters co-exist look like? (or) What would the larger universe of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" looks like?
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:iconquantumbranching:
That could be interesting. One question that bugs me I'd have to resolve is where do Toons come from in the first place? Do humans create them, or is something else involved? I wonder if that ever came up on "Bonkers" (which, IIRC, is supposed to be the Roger Rabbit setting in modern times. )
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:icon3892:
In "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?," a black and white Betty Boop complained how she's not getting any work because Toons are showing up in color, Toon's are destroyed by an ultra toxic form of paint-thinner, and Jessica Rabbit made the famous statement "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way." This indicates that humans might have played an large role in the Toons' existence.

In Bonkers, Toon Town is acts as a gateway to parallel Tooniverse, like a dimensional border town, and yet there are a number of references of them being living illustrations.

And THEN there is the much darker novel "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" was based on, "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?" where the Toons are beings who speak with speech bubbles and are photographed to make comic strips. They are completely mortal like humans but have the ability to mentally created doppelgangers to perform dangerous stunts for them. And they are the relentlessly oppressed by human racism.
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