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Definitive Map Profile: RDNA by mdc01957 Definitive Map Profile: RDNA by mdc01957
Here at last is the updated and improved version of the map profile of the RDNA/New Austria itself (here she is in personified form: [link]).

LATE NOTE: Maybe it's just me or the OC-part in me, but I felt compelled to tweak and make this profile as consistent with the others as much as possible. So as a result, here is the actual definitive (and hopefully final) version of the map.

Any critiques are very welcome.

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RDNA: General Introduction

The Royal Dominion of New Austria, or simply New Austria, is a sovereign country located in North and Central America. It is a democratic, constitutional monarchy that takes pride in its social unity, culture, institutions and history. Currently, Archduke Franz Ferdinand II of the Habsburg Throne-in-Exile is head of state since 1991, with Josef Adanauer as Prime Minister. Since 1928, it is recognized as the successor to the Austro-Hungarian Crownlands. German (New Austrian Standard) and Hungarian are the lingua franca of the country.

While its origins could be traced to the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in 1519 and the establishment of Nueva España, many cite 1554 as New Austria’s real beginning, when the overstretched Spanish ceded rule of the young colony over to the Austrian Habsburgs. Others would place it at the subsequent influx of German and Magyar-speaking settlers and formal handover to Austria in 1615. In either case, the country was (and remains) heavily influenced by the lands and peoples of what was once known as the Austro-Hungarian Crownlands. Its much more recent history, however, was characterized by the Terror (1922/23-27), in the aftermath of which the present “1928 Constitution” came to being, and the Displacement of 2014.

The majority of the population, whether part-blood or full-blood, are of Central European descent with a large minority descended from Polish, Swiss and Austro-Hungarian refugees who arrived during the Terror. Many of the early Spanish colonists who opted to stay either assimilated or moved to what is now the Duchy of Kuba, whose descendants still bear a Hispanic-inspired culture. The indigenous Mesoamerikaners, meanwhile had long integrated into wider society, but remain concentrated primarily in the provinces of Größeres Mazatlan and Yukatan-Halbinsel as a continuing legacy of generations of dealings, appeasement and compromise.

At present it is one of the leading powers among the Free Nations and a founding member of the current Assembly of the Free World. It is also home to a number of Revivalist organizations, run primarily by descendants of the refugee groups. And while its inhabitants take pride in their nation’s achievements, it remains haunted by among other things a tainted past and peculiar secrets...”

- From The World Almanac of Nations. 2024 Edition.


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Original version of the map (Version 1): [link]

RDNA Flag: [link]

Upheaval (post-Terror): [link]

Map Profile - Gran Patagonia: [link]

Map Profile - Portuguese Brazil: [link]
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Best wishes to USA :D
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:icondrcowandrewbloodie:
DrCowAndrewBloodie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Artist
2 would be New tyrol
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:iconniederoesterreich:
Niederoesterreich Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I really like your fictional history maps..

added to watchlist :D
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Thanks! Glad you're liking them!
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:iconaustro-hungarian:
Austro-Hungarian Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Writer
I have a question. Why did you not include all of California and the other parts of New Spain?
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thing was that Spain retained the parts of New Spain that would later on become known as Panama and Central America (although a motley mix of German and other European colonists settled there). As for California, simply put the Spanish simply didn't reach too far into the territory by the time they game the colony to the Austrian Habsburgs. The Americans simply moved into the areas loosely controlled by New Austria, complete with a small war.
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mandababe12 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Wow! that would be interesting. It will have a beach lol What does my hetalia original characters think of it?

Anneliese/Salzburg: Look at number 6 my new house. Finally I can see the ocean

Maria Christina/Wien: Where's the country who used to be Mexico moved to?

Sophie/Burgenland: I guess my new place is nice facing the Pacific Ocean . Wait! we've got California? I wonder what Herr.America thinks of that?
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Things went...differently in that AU. ;)
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:iconmangafreak4:
Mangafreak4 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Where did you get this map?
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
It's from a site called AlternateHistory.com. :)
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:iconcosmius:
Cosmius Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
THIS COUNTRY IS...TODAY...AND FOREVER!!!!...THE GREAT MEXICAN EMPIRE!!!!!! *MIR FIJA*
For other details is a beautiful reality for Mexico
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Admittedly, this version of Mexico is more German than Spanish. ^^;
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:iconrayhak:
Rayhak Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i'm from far odenburg-sopron (sonora)
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Heh. Who knew? ^^
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:iconrayhak:
Rayhak Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know x3, because I do really live there, also, what does odenburg-sopron means?
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
It's actually the German and Hungarian names of the same city. ^^
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:iconrayhak:
Rayhak Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see x3, thats cool
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Glad you liked it! :XD:
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:iconrayhak:
Rayhak Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem x3
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:iconspineless-laugh:
spineless-laugh Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
So, who is inhabiting this? The nobles of Austria? Are there any official regional language?
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Actually, it's filled with the pure and mestizo descendants of colonists from Central Europe. Also, Polish, Hungarian and Czech are regional languages, with Spanish pretty much confined to Kuba.
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spineless-laugh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Ah! I thought so. :)
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Yeah...XD
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:iconkcammy:
KCammy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I seen this before, but neglected to visit it here. :o
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
It happens. XD
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:icontheanimangagirl:
TheAnimangaGirl Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student Writer
O.O
*The user just fainted*

:iconmexicoplz:
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
What caught you by surprise?
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:icontheanimangagirl:
TheAnimangaGirl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Writer
Sorry, ^^U I over reacted, I think your work is awesome ;)
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Thanks! XD

And yeah, it's a German Mexico. ;)
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:iconskull-island-master:
Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Awsome ideas, i could never come up with something like this, even though i am Austrian xD
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Thanks! XD

Honestly, it took a while. Even the present version took a number of forms.
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:iconskull-island-master:
Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
so its the year 2024 in your universe ? Does Austria-Hungary exists, or where there plans for the United States of Greater Austria ?
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
It's a long story....
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:iconpg-1987:
PG-1987 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Most Czech were re-catholicized by the Austrian Habsburg. I don't see why Poles or Swiss German should be more important than Czech who were the third most important ethnic group of Austrian Habsburg domains.
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
It's an alternate history. Things might have happened somewhat different. ;)

And it may have partly been an oversight in my part.
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:iconpg-1987:
PG-1987 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
No Czech influence in the RDNA? I am disappointed. :(
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Probably in the Protestant influences and one of the minorities, but it's a far cry to say that there's ZERO impact...
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:icontaismo-fan099:
taismo-fan099 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
mdc, I've said it before, and i'll say it again. You definetly have seriously outdone yourself once again.
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Wow....thanks! :D

How do you find it?
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:icontaismo-fan099:
taismo-fan099 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Quite....no, VERY informative.
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
I tried to put as much clear information as possible. Also, you might notice some elements from the Nation Profile.
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I'm still having some issues reading the city names, but nowhere near as much as before.

Oh, and didn't another commenter point out that Kuba should be spelt Küba if it's under German rule and whatnot?

Nice map profile, I hope to see similar ones for other countries in the RDNA-verse in the future. :3
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
On Kuba, I double checked the German. And apparently, it's correct.

That said, thanks! :D

Though honestly, those would most likely be down the line.
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:iconcipher80:
Cipher80 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Austria? Thought the flag said it was either Spain or Mexico!
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
It WAS Spanish...for only a few decades.;)
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
The provincial numbers are a bit difficult to see due to the colour scheme. Perhaps change their colour to either white or black?
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
I'll give it a go.
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
It's starting to look really good now. The city names are difficult to read though. What I suggested for the provincial numbers still apply. You may also want to ensure that text occupies only otherwise empty areas on the map, as that will make it look more organised and easy to read.

Looking forward to seeing it at 100% completion!
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I tried using the lighter colors, though that didn't go so well. Likewise, I try to make sure that they don't get too close to one another.

Still, thanks!
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:iconrarayn:
Rarayn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Perhaps make the text black then? Could be because of my reduced colour sight, but I can barely read the text even if I download the map. Also, what I meant was that you should avoid putting text on top of borders, lakes and so on. That's how I like to do it, anyway.
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