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Map of Europe by Martin23230 Map of Europe by Martin23230
One of the first "good" maps I made, of an alternate Europe. It's based on a much simpler MS Paint map that I was playing around with, and I decided to do it up nicely. So there isn't a real story behind it, I just wanted a map to try and look professional.

The PoD must have been an alternate WW1.

The big winners are Austria and Hungary, who gained a lot more from A-H falling apart, Greece, who reclaimed Constantinople from the Turks, Portugal who got Galicia from Spain, and especially France, who gained Wallonia, Luxembourg, parts of the Rhineland, Western Switzerland and a large chunk of Italy (!).

Obviously on the loosing team are Spain, loosing land to Portugal, Morocco and the UK, Italy, who lost a lot of land to France and saw a breakaway state in the North (a federal republic between Lombardy and Venetia, hence the twin capitals), Germany, who lost Bavaria and the east to a Communist rebellion, and Russia, who lost a vast amount of it's eastern and southern territories.

Once again I couldn't resist making some flags to go with the map. Most of them should be pretty self-explanatory, Finland is based on its coat of arms, France has turned into a more authoritarian state with the Fleur-de-lis as its symbol, both France and Germany replaced the red from their flags due to its association with Communism, shown in the flag of the Prussian Union. The Balearic Islands are a colony of the UK in this timeline, they get a colonial flag to match Malta and Cyprus. Finally Jugoslavia (an alternate transliteration of Jugoslavija, Yugoslavia in OTL) is this timeline is more inclusive, its coat of arms includes the Serbs, Croatians, Slovenians and Bosnians and its capital is in Sarajevo rather than Belgrade.
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:iconirakliguna:
IrakliGuna Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student General Artist
m8 what program did you use for it??
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:iconneohellene:
NeoHellene Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Turkey is Europe?????? Since?
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:iconrevinchristianhatol:
revinchristianhatol Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I like how you did Rumania and Bulgaria, this is great!
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:iconnabium:
Nabium Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Nice work! :)

But how did Iceland gain independence?
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:iconukrainaman:
Ukrainaman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
bulgarian flag is wrong -Bulgaria Grunge Flagby think0
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Kraut007 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
A good map with some fresh ideas, like Northen Italy, the Prussian Union and the Don Republic. 
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:iconopidniuste:
opidniuste Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
More like SHS
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:iconanightlypony:
aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
God i wish this was real...
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:iconnewfoundland-isle:
Newfoundland-Isle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Thats the UK?
That tiny little island?
THATS a superpower?!
XD

Im so sorry,
I cant look at this map right
its just
Hetalia. My mind ;; ))
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:iconanightlypony:
aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
oh, my dear girl. The netherlands is even smaller and it used to be a superpower XD
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:iconartyom2013:
artyom2013 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
they also controlled one of the largest empires in history
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:iconnewfoundland-isle:
Newfoundland-Isle Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hory
sheet.
IM SORRY BRITIAN,
FORGIVE MEEEEE-/shot
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:iconwaracki99:
Waracki99 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
How high are you? UK was and still is one of most powerfull country of whole world, all global banks, corporations is from UK!
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:iconnewfoundland-isle:
Newfoundland-Isle Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh

i was not aware-

I feel so stupid sob }
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:iconwaracki99:
Waracki99 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Where is Belarusia!?!?!?!?
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:iconyesiameccentric:
YesIamEccentric Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
It's a fictional map based in 1921 on a war that didn't happen in the way that it did here...
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:iconwaracki99:
Waracki99 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
oh, okay...
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:iconyesiameccentric:
YesIamEccentric Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Indeed!
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Newfoundland-Isle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be Bulgaria.
uvu
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:iconwaracki99:
Waracki99 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
actually no.
I see the Belarusia is a part in Russia and poland.
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millwall88 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
That is excellent. It is so alternate that one can but drool
two thumbs up
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htilden42 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That Portugal...

I'm not quite sure if I like Austria's new flag. I understand it's logic; it's a tricolour version of the Hapsburg flag. Also, the red-white-red would've looked too much like Poland-Lithuania's. Still, given that Austria's RWR tricolour is older, I think that P-L should change theirs.

Also, I'm glad Bavaria's not communist. Communism would not have lasted there unless the Soviets were already in Paris.
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Martin23230 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Portugal - what can I say. Spain was on the loosing side but they didn't want to break it up too much in case they provoke some civil war.
I do agree about the Austrian flag, oddly enough I'm using an inverted version for a flag of Flanders I'm currently making. Note though that a lot of countries (Germany, France, the Netherlands) have removed the red form their flag, I sort of envisioned this as a very odd anti-communist protest. Completely mad of course, but it's a nice idea.
No, the German communists were focused in the east. Odd though considering Bavaria was declared an independent communist state for a time!
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HairyDwarf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
What do you have against Latvia?! :D
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:iconmartin23230:
Martin23230 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Nothing, I swear :).
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:iconsapiento:
Sapiento Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very fine map!
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:iconmartin23230:
Martin23230 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconalbanianshadow:
albanianshadow Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Is it just me or did you reunite the albanian territories? :D
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:iconmartin23230:
Martin23230 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Yes, from the look of it. The collapse of Austria-Hungary was messy.
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:iconalbanianshadow:
albanianshadow Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Nice job!
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
I only seemed to notice this now...but did Switzerland enter the war in this timeline?
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:iconmartin23230:
Martin23230 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
A more Nationalist France, compare it to the Sudetenland. Really that started the war, the Swiss didn't get much say in it.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
I see.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first I must say, very good work, it looks realy professional!

And I have some questions.

So Austria won, but why didnīt the german-speaking parts of Czechoslovakia (Sudetenland)
and Süd-Tirol (South-Tyrol) stay at Austria?

Will there be uprisings against France in the conquered Rheiland-parts?

Is Russia communistic?

Thanks for the answers :)
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Martin23230 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Thank you. This was one of my first maps, and I think one of my best.

Austria did get quite a strip of southern Bohemia, along with bits of Slovakia and Slovenia but to be honest they didn't have much say in the breakup. There are nationalities all over the place. South Tyrol I would say was a mistake...

Almost certainly. France went a bit crazy and annexed WAY too much, I doubt this situation would last for many more years.

Russia isn't no, more nationalist (specifically Muscovite considering it's use of the coat of arms in the flag). The Prussian Union is the only REALLY communist state, but North Italy and most of the Balkan countries do have large communist elements. Since it doesn't have the pan-slavic background of Russian communism it hasn't caught on as much.

Happy to help :).
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, itīs cool!

Ah no, Prussia may not be communistic, haha XD But interesting tho! Maybe Rosa Luxemburg survived and built together with Liebknecht that communistic union?

Yeah, thanks for answering!
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AY-Deezy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
"Flags of Europe"

..

"Morokuc" ROFL.
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:iconkcammy:
KCammy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
This is excellent. :)
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:iconnederbird:
Nederbird Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Great work! An original map and a nice set of flags to go with it! A little more backstory is all it needs to make this perfect. :)
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:iconwhippetwild:
WhippetWild Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see nothing wrong with this flag and I like it alot.
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:iconmartin23230:
Martin23230 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Do you mean this map, or do you like one specific flag? :confused:
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yes sorry. I like the map a lot. and I like a lot the british colonies around the Mediterrean.
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Martin23230 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Thanks. I've always liked that Britain controlled well-spaced parts of the Mediterranean; consider they had bases at Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, the Ionian Islands and Cyprus (though not all at the same time); they could dominate the Med despite being no where near it. Still can, considering Gibraltar and Cyprus.
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes I agree there :) and well it would still be nice if, your map was true to vote/
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:iconmartin23230:
Martin23230 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
What do you mean "True to vote"?
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:iconwhippetwild:
WhippetWild Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could not think of the right saying. I was aiming for "true to form"
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:iconmartin23230:
Martin23230 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Ah, OK. I understand.
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CaptainVoda Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this map not only because I am Greek...
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:iconmartin23230:
Martin23230 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Thanks.
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