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Celtic Alliance Map-File by mdc01957 Celtic Alliance Map-File by mdc01957
Here's a new map-profile once again for the Doomsday-verse! This one though is of the Celtic Alliance from 1983: Doomsday as it looked in 2011 (althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Celt..., one of the leading powers of Europe and virtual guardian of the Survivor-Nations living in what used to be Great Britain.

Due in part to the inconsistencies and a couple contradictions in the source material however, I took some liberties in how the CA is portrayed in the AU. I especially made use of these maps to help work out the details (images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__c... , rarayn.deviantart.com/art/1983..., although the references to New Britain and its cults (althistory.wikia.com/wiki/New_... are very much based on the source material, though I couldn't resist including a nod to the Doomsday-verse fics themselves with "Arthur." ;)

This was also one of the WIPS that were mostly finished before the heavy rains earlier this week. Fortunately, it's finally finished! So please feel free to enjoy it! :)

*UPDATE* Made a few corrections in the description.

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Forged from the ashes of the old United Kingdom, the Celtic Alliance has against all odds risen from its humble beginnings to become one of Europe’s, if not the world’s major powers. Led by the defiant nations of Ireland and Scotland, it is a republican secular union bound together by ancient cultural and social ties. The CA’s political, economic and military power has also gained it great prestige on the international stage, from being (alongside the Nordic Union) a founding member of the Atlantic Defense Community and an influential player in the League of Nations. But much of its existence could be described as a struggle against the devastating legacy of Doomsday.

The events of 26 September 1983 were not at all kind to Great Britain as several Soviet warheads destroyed large parts of the UK, with the aftermath seeing much of England in particular collapsing into chaos. Ireland, which had with the exception of the British-controlled North escaped the attacks, suddenly found itself cut off from the rest of the world. But even in desperation, the Irish saw opportunity as they reintegrated what remained of their Northern brothers not long after. By as early as 1984, contact was made with what remained of Scotland, many of its key leaders having been in the Hebrides and Highlands when Doomsday occurred. Renewing old alliances, the two nations continued rebuilding and strengthening themselves even as they brought the Northern Isles and eventually Glasgow (which had been evacuated, though not attacked) back in order.

Still, it became clear that there was no way Britain would ever be the same. Seeing that the two Celtic countries only had each other to rely on, it was decided that a new force would rise in whatever remained of the world; the days of the United Kingdom were to end once and for all. Thus on the Spring Equinox (20 March) of 1986, the Celtic Alliance came to being in Dublin. By the time contact with the outside world was restored in 1992, nearly all of Ireland and Scotland had recovered somewhat from the immediate aftermath of Doomsday, but it didn’t stop there. The rest of the decade saw the CA spread its influence (and eventually membership) into the Isle of Man, Cornwall and Wales, though it would go on to reach as far as the Channel Islands, Brittany-Normandy and even the surviving communities in the English Wasteland.

Today, it remains a beacon of security and prosperity in its corner of Europe. It has with pride long proclaimed itself to be the true successor to the fallen UK even as it slowly phases English out of use, but the recent years since have complicated its position somewhat. As expeditions into the wastes continued, contact was made with the various Survivor-Nations that had survived amidst the ruins of England, many of whom are not particularly fond of submitting themselves to Celtic rule, despite remaining friendly for the most part. The exception to this, however, is the militaristic state of Ur-Alba (Southern Scotland), which had recently, went on a warpath against all its neighbors, though so far the CA and its Survivor-Nation allies have had the upper hand.

Meanwhile, contact with the Survivor-Nation of New Britain, formed in what was left of South Africa by remnants of the British Government and the refugees that came with them (including what was left of the Royal Family) has brought its own claims into conflict. Not to mention the strange reports of various faiths from there such as Albionism and the “Cult of the Once and Future King,” which some fear may be starting to spread in the Isles and even CA territory. Rumors continue circulating that the constant references to Camelot and King Arthur may refer to a deceased individual whose existence is classified if not outright denied. Coincidentally, this supposed person was also given the name Arthur…
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As a disclaimer, I don't own 1983: Doomsday, which belongs to its respective owners.

That said, any and all critiques are welcome!

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:iconeltioabuelo:
ElTioAbuelo Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist
That flag is awesome
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pete8680 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
So Im guessing this "Arthur" type person will unite the British & Celtic lands once & 4 all like the Arthurian Legends?
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I think that's a very skillfully done 1983doomsday map of the Irish Republics evolution in that world. :) Beautiful map from a most depressing universe.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Who knows? ;)
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Eww its a vile republic... kill it with fire and magnets.

On a more serious note this is impressive, what cause the Doomsday, that RL Soviet nuke glitch ?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Yup. It's that Soviet nuke glitch in 1983. And it didn't help that the Americans declared war...hence World War III, or rather "Doomsday."
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nukes = a short war and some one laughing like a lunatic due to the madness of it all
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
And many, many deaths, with even whole countries wiped off the map forever. :(
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That to..... Nukes are an idiot or a madmans weapon, if you must fight use conventional means not dooms day weapons.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
If you subscribe to the "Mutually Assured Destruction" theory, then those nukes were never meant to be launched, simply because doing so would defeat their purpose of deterring war.
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand deterance but M.A.D seems to have flawed logic, by M.A.D logic nukes are ment to deter the other side from using its own nukes (if I understand correctly) since the nuked side would nuke back. There for no one would use the nukes in a global war unless they were very stupid making them a pointless and stupid waste of money.

Unless the losing side uses them as a I'm taking you down with me kinda of deal which is very stupid since its better to be occupided and then win back your freedom later then killing the whole world.

In short nukes are stupid, a waste of money and should not be built or used.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Indeed. I always got the feeling that MAD was conceived once both sides realized that there were simply too many nukes.
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jas09 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
What happened to the Northern Ireland Unionists? I don't think they'd take too kindly to Irish control.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
They mostly left for New Britain (a Survivor-Nation in South Africa where the UK remnants fled) upon learning of its existence.
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Todyo1798 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Approved.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Glad you're impressed with it. ^^;
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Awesome! Scotland finally has a say in anything the world is doing. An alternate future that might be interesting is if the Scots fell back onto being a nation of clans, but I suppose they would soon join up with Ireland and start attacking England.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Thing is, they didn't really attack England in the AU. As it doesn't exist anymore...
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:iconsupercj:
SuperCJ Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
...where'd it go?
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Mostly nuked. The Cold War went horribly wrong in this version of events.
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:iconsupercj:
SuperCJ Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I see...
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
These alt-history maps always fascinate me.
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:iconsupercj:
SuperCJ Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
They really make you think, don't they?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I'm glad you like them! :)
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Scarfield Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Well first of all I hope you are allright and safe, and that the rain is coming to an end soon.
Well as allways, nothing to complain about the map, but all reason to praise.
Though this ATL is doing it best to erase my favorite cities. Why Edinburgh,why...
But I just wondered
1) what would be the case in regard of WMDs: Is the CA in the pocessing of any surviving nuclear bombs or other UK/Nato WMDs?
2) Do you have any plans to do more D1986 maps and if so are you staying with the European Survivor states?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Well, I'll try to answer them.
1) they have some nuclear-powered facilities and equipment, but due to the events of Doomsday, the idea of keeping nuclear weapons at least officially is considered taboo.
2) that's a definite yes, though there might be some maps based on Asia or North America eventually.
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nightofcydonia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Nice work. Couple of tiny nitpicks, the first being that the Duchy of Lancaster, Westmoreland and Furness Territories, and Northumbria would have a few things to say about the idea that the CA controls 'north-west England'. They control Merseyside, the rest of the north-west is the territory of various OBN nations. Secondly, I don't think Southern Scotland has been militaristic since it stopped being Ur Alba due to the CA, Northumbria, Cleveland and Southern England collectively kicking the crap out of it.

On a related note, any chance of a map for the OBN, or are they too loose a group?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
The map takes place in 2011, during the Ur Alba War if I'm not mistaken. Please correct me if I'm wrong though. ^^;

As for the OBN, it might make more sense if the map were of post-Doomsday England in general. Still, what did you think of the references to New Britain and its cults possibly starting to have influence?
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nightofcydonia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Interesting. Not sure how well it'd fit with 'canon' though. Maybe in Southern England since I think that they've already got a bit of religious weirdness going on.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Granted, the whole cult thing is described as rumors without much substance, meaning that its not exactly recognized at all or that the Celtics simply find the notion weird.
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EarlofChutney Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Great! I always fancied the idea of a celtic union.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Well, it needed an alternate history and World War III for this one to happen though.
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Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another good map. :) What's the difference between member nation and territory?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Officially, they all have representation in Parliament. But a territory usually has less autonomy and/or run as a joint Celtic venture.
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Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Though it's really Ireland and Scotland (with perhaps Wales and Brittany-Normandy) calling the shots beneath the veneer of a unified states.
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Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. But again very good map! :)
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Thanks so much again! :)
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:iconfenn-o-manic:
Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :)
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What about Caen and Breste?
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
According to the source material, they were also nuked.
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:iconkcammy:
KCammy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Me gusta.
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
At least take consolation that the nukes in the Doomsday-verse didn't trash Scotland THAT badly. :)
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:iconkcammy:
KCammy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I don't care too much, Glasgow already looks like it's been hit. :D
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
It actually wasn't. The nuke heading there malfunctioned. ^^
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:iconkcammy:
KCammy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
.........And fell on Alex Salmond?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Funny thing is that in the source material he survived to become a leading member of the Celtic government.
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:iconkcammy:
KCammy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
This...

This cannot happen. :D
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
You could say he was a VERY lucky bugger. ;)
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Who hasn't thought about such an idea yet. ^^ Still great.
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