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1732: Aftermath by QuantumBranching 1732: Aftermath by QuantumBranching
Bigass map: this is one I did for Winston Smith over on, to illustrate his 1732: Aftermath thread, in which he tries looking ahead 100 years in Eric Flint's "circle of fire" series, in which a small US mining town ends up displaced in time and space to 30 years war Germany. The thread is here: [link]

A quote for flavor:

It has been one hundred years since the Ring of Fire. In that time, innumerable changes have swept the surface of the Earth. From the Ottoman conquest of Vienna in 1637 to the Louisianan Deceleration of Independence of 1701, from the death in 1674 of High King-King-Emperor Gustav Adolphus Magnus to the establishment of the Italian League in 1688, the world has been forever altered. That's not to mention the more radical states that have sprung up in the world, such as our neighbours in the Peoples Union of Poland and Lithuania. In our United States, we have such a diverse array of opinions, from monarchists to republicans, from secularism to antidisestablishmentarianism. Yet within the bounds of constitutional government and natural rights, such disparate views are held together. Yet these liberties are not universal, as the cruel dictatorship of the Spanish Empire shows.

We live in a world where republics swear allegiance to Emperors, where the search for natural resources conflicts with the desire to avoid wiping out native peoples across the world. We see the Kingdom of the Low Counties spreading out across the Cape of Africa and in New Holland, the English explore the Arctic north of America in search of furs, and Patagonia for riches in the cattle trade. And our own United States of Europe, spreading rapidly across the Oceanic continent and in parts of North America. Even the Kingdom of Scotland, under the leader of the House of Orange, is expanding into Africa, bringing with it Calvanism and the St Andrews Cross.

That is just the geopolitical situation which we must confront. Vast airships cross the skies, transporting hundreds of people in stately majesty to the far corners of the world. I mean, any worker in one of the factories of the Republic of Essen can take an airship base holiday to the Mughal Empire. Or, if said worker wishes to stay close to home, said worker can take a railroad trip through the Empire of the Czech's. In military terms, the recent launch of the SSIM Kristina Adolphus, the worlds first aircraft carrier shows us how various technologies have come together to aid our military. We see the march of technology every day, be it in the latest fluidic computer to the newest electric cars. We see it in the dams of the Rhur, or in the vast tidal-electrical facilities of the KLC.

This is the world we live in; the aftermath of the Ring of Fire, one hundred years ago. This is the world we must deal with.

Jonathan Stearns, speaking in Dresden, State of Saxony, United States of Europe, 1732.
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Pokermind Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Like the series, like the map and so, I faved it!
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
thanks for the fave!
prophet121 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I love this map so much.  I really like some particular inventions, like an English Patagonia.

It would be kinda neat to do an update given some of the changes that have happened in the 163x series in the past few years.  Several more novels have come out, as well as the "Grantville Gazette" e-zine.  Major changes might include:

* Japanese control of most of California and the West coast of North America.  This is covered in Iver Cooper's book "1636: Seas of Fortune"
* Ottomans are unlikely to still control Algeria, given developments in Morocco, Spain, Italy, etc
* Not sure where you got the "New Germany" from
* Denmark might control Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, based on developments in some of Gazette Stories by Herb Sackalucks.
* It's canon that the Japanese take Manila and eject the Spanish from both the Philippines and Taiwan sometime in 1636-1637, and there is supposed to be a story about this in one of future anthologies.
* USE might control the gulf coast -- see events in "1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies" (a new novel released in June 2014)
* Trinidad is a multinational condomnium run by exptraite Irishmen -- see "1636: Commander Cantrell in the West Indies".
* USE and Kalmar are probably fully independent -- it's strongly implied that Prince Ulrik of Denmark and Princess Christina of Sweden get married later, and if they have several sons, the kids split the Swedish and USE posessions between them -- one son will become Emperor of the USE, and a different son will become High-King of the Union of Kalmar and King of Sweden.
* Lousiana's capital is somewhere near OTL (our time line) Greenville, North Carolina.  It's probably named Nouvelle-Orléans , since it is founded by Gaston, Duc de Orleans in 1637 (this is word of god, to be featured in a future novel).
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Some interesting ideas there. I'll keep this in mind: perhaps bump this in a few weeks (several projects on the burner right now)
Darknighthawk Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love me some 1632 series :D
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Glad you like it. :)
Darknighthawk Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ragehard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
How's the update coming? BTW, there are increasing tensions between the Czechs and Ottomans on the one side, and the USE/Swedish Empire on the other over the treatment of Germans in the lands the former rule.
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I was supposed to do an unpdate? :doh:
Ragehard Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
As of the 2nd of April you said you would?
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