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Fallout before the apocalypse by QuantumBranching Fallout before the apocalypse by QuantumBranching
This one is an effort at creating a world map for the rather sketchily described pre-nuclear-war setting of the Fallout game series. Fallout is something of an AtomicPunk world, with technology more like an upgraded 1950s than anything logically following from our world: the USSR is still around in 2076, although it is no longer the principal enemy of the US, having fallen behind China both economically and technologically. China, which has modernized while remaining a dictatorship, is the primary Evil Empire. (Indeed, US-Soviet relations are relatively cordial nowadays)

The US is rather different, having been reorganized for supposed efficiency into a number of confederations occupying an intermediary political level between state and federal. With the increasing economic and environmental crises of the 21st century, the US has become increasingly dictatorial, and has occupied both unstable Mexico and, more recently, uncooperative Canada to gain better control of their resources.

It's a bit of a messed up world: the last of the oil is running out, global-warming related desertification is increasing, and nuclear power is apparently more difficult to control and prone to disastrous failure modes than in our world. A form of fusion power cell has been build, but it is still so expensive to built in large sizes that it has not yet made a serious dent in the power shortage. A united Europe went to war for cheaper oil in the 60s against an Arab coalition: after a horrible bloodbath, the middle East was a wreck and there was no oil to have: bitter recriminations and eventually civil war followed. Tel Aviv was nuked and the Israelis did not respond very forgivingly.

Now, China and the US are fighting over the last scraps of oil in Alaska and the oil pipeline: The US has launched a counterattack on the Chinese mainland, and the Chinese fear the Americans will join up with their (largely kept secret from the outside world) internal rebellions....the world is on the brink of nuclear catastrophe.
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:iconvmadara:
vMadara Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  New Deviant
I do not agree on what drew from the year 2077, Poland is under Russian occupation (I think that Poland should have its place, or, in the year 2077 Poland became a military power, which is rebuilt alliance Międzymorze)

Communist drew this map? .
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IAMNOONEOFINTEREST Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
What is a "Technocratic Union"?
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frostysh Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
This map is bull....
US has 350 millions of peoples and many many Vaults if compared to RF. RF has 150 millions of peoples and almost no civil anti Fallout Vaults = 90% of their peoples will be vanquished by nuclear strike .

May USSR will occupy some regions but European folks loving their freedom so they will not live in the Red Terror (The Berlins' Wall, Czechoslovakia is a beautiful examples how Europeans living under red terror).

In general US democracy is more tough and flexible then any other totalitarian regime.
You have misunderstood World History, and maybe you saw a too many red propaganda cinematography... And I have no doubts you did not leave in the USSR in real life ;O
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:iconwhachamacallit1:
This map is from a silly 50s-punk game. Obviously these aren't the map maker's view of the real world: it's not even the right date.
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:icontoni-technaclaw:
Is this before or after the Bombs fell?
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Raptor-177 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe I haven't commented on this before... I really love this map! It really showcases the messed up, apocalyptic (instead of post-apocalyptic) pre-war Fallout world, and exponentially increases the dissonance of the idyllic 50s life of the isolated Americans compared to the harsh reality of the dwindling world. I also love how it's quite lore-friendly yet also alternate-history-friendly as well.

Though I love it, I do have a few nitpicks, especially with what's going on in South America, and also, isn't the European Commonwealth supposed to be completely dissolved after the Oil War? And come to think of it, didn't JE Sawyer mention Italy was one of the more anarchistic places around? Well from the Wikia article anyways.

PS. as an Indonesian, since you made Indonesia a US ally, I would imagine it's reflective of the Suharto regime, which contradicts the quasi-50s setting, though it perfectly fits the cold war setting otherwise. And, something completely unrelated, but I would also imagine the Soviet Union swaps places with China as the main weapons exporter as well, so I could imagine a lot of these factions armed with AK-112s, even if they're not leftist-aligned, just an observation.
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SingABrightSong Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Let's just say that I consider the Great War to have been a net improvement...
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GunSlingerpro59 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Student General Artist
;n; why did you make Australia die
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CrazayFish1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
How much of this is cannon?
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aftertheotheruse Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
As far as I've Experienced, all north of the Equator.
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Eheucaius17 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Awesome map! I just have a few questions.

what caused India to break up?

how come Europe, Israel and England aren't supporting the USA against China?

which side of the war do the soviets support, if any? 

What happened to Mexico that caused it to be annexed by the USA.

Are the Europeans, Chinese, Soviets or anyone else working on a vault system like the USA is, and if so, does it end up working more effectively, leading to more advanced civilizations in other arias of the world. 
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Xtron1234 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
I know your post was a long time ago but I'm going to answer your questions to the best of my lore knowledge

1: India broke up because of the chaos resulting from society as they knew it blowing up in their face due to petroleum running out for a lot of the world (You'll be seeing that a lot

2: Because the EU and UN broke down due to everyone fighting over the world's last little bits of petroleum left

3: The Soviets just kinda kicked back and watched the world explode (Until they exploded along with everyone else) because they had all of Siberia to metaphorically fuck with oil drills (Does anyone even really live up there?)

4: Mexico was annexed by the US because (You guessed it!) the US needed oil to fuel the Anchorage Reclamation

5: Frankly there isn't enough (actually there is no lore to go off of, only guesses) lore to go off of for this question. The Vaults were really only designed to be experiments that the Enclave (Pretty much the US Department of War and other US Politicians that didn't want to blow up) could use on the population of the US while all the radiation subsided. I guess it'd be somewhat obvious that not only the US would see the upcoming Nuclear Holocaust and would've built nuke shelters for their populations. But we have NO lore to go off of (as far as I know)
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T1mbuk0n3 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Why is the ocean green?
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Just an aesthetic choice - radioactive green!
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T1mbuk0n3 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Can you make a map of after the apocalypse? And a map of after The Day After Tomorrow?
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Goldenfury56 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
It's a really cool 1950s point of view of the future. I mean. Think about it. The USSR still exist. Germans and French are still nit picking and global warming starting to become widely noticed. Back in those days I'm sure that's what a lot of people would think the future would be.
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Yep, nothing ages faster than yesterday's pasts... :)
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I-use-windows-vista Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I don't want to see this in real life, since it's happening anyway,,,, I will travel 2 Mars
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Save a seat for me!
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:iconi-use-windows-vista:
I-use-windows-vista Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
I changed my mind after playing Doom 3 :iconmingplz:
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plzwork112234 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How the heck is anything like this happening.
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I-use-windows-vista Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
I dunno, see the news
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plzwork112234 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No one besides Iran is going to use nukes.
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:iconi-use-windows-vista:
I-use-windows-vista Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I Hope that NO war will happen, otherwise, Mars is calling
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:iconplzwork112234:
plzwork112234 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
War always happens. It's a human pass time.
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LarrianEvermore Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
War, war never changes
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happymia13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Please humans. Don't let that happen, ever!
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Well, I'll try my best... :)
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RainbowDash02 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
BladeEffet: id say its the Human race that is fucked up, not the whole planet.
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BladeEffect Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe we still have hope. I mean, this map is fictional, our world is not like that today so maybe there is hope for human race.
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
We're just getting back at Mother Nature for giving us cancer. ;) (Wink) 
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BladeEffect Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So the world in fallout sucked ass even before the war... one fucked up planet lol
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Yeah, the Fallout setting is kind of a crapsack world: tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…
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jojo29873 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
stupid
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Me? The map? The fallout franchise? Your parents who don't understand you?
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Coulicath Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I would have to disagree with the Philippines being annexed to Indonesia. My country has always fought for independence and it always will. Great map, though! I love maps like this. :)
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Eheucaius17 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
I don't think the Philippines were annexed by Indonesia. The only country they took over was Malaysia.
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
No, it's not part of Indonesia, they just share the "US ally" color. I should have made that clearer. And thanks!
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MatthewJabezNazarioI Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
And I also wish the Philippines will re-exist as a new nation very long after the Great War.
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Hopefully they are fairly low on the Chinese "to nuke" list.
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MatthewJabezNazarioI Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
I hope Manila is mimicking pre-colonial life.
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Eaohkan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting.
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vveeb Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well this is depressing
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Yeah, that's Fallout for you...:)
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Jaedave Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Good to know I will be long dead before 2076.
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Well, the ship has sailed for this "alternate future." But I'm sure 2076 will be screwed up in all sorts of _different_ ways. :)
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:iconjaedave:
Jaedave Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Or it could be a Utopia. Depends if we all get our **** together first.
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Yeah, but that is a big If...I personally have been trying to get my **** together for a quarter century, and it's still not cohering very well. :)
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Frankzo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
HOLY SHIT! +fav
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Now that's the sort of enthusiastic response I look for! :D
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