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Flags of Europe: A 1983 Doomsday Map by mdc01957 Flags of Europe: A 1983 Doomsday Map by mdc01957
Here's something that I've been working on-and-off over the past several days: an experimental map combining my older style of map-making with flag designs. In this case, I thought of making one for the Doomsday-verse AU, set around the 30th Anniversary of the event that nearly ended the world in that universe. Many perished in the atomic fires on that September day in 1983, entire countries torn apart if not lost forever. And yet people moved on as new nations emerge and old ones find their place in a brave new world.

For those familiar with 1983: Doomsday though, you may notice that among other things not every European country and survivor-nation is represented here. That's mainly due to the countries and unions on the map being the ones who either made an appearance or were referenced in the AU stories (1983-doomsdaystories.deviantar…); accuracy admittedly wasn't the primary goal here though I tried to make it as close as possible. The flags in particular are largely taken from the source material, including the WCRB logo. That said, I couldn't resist adding the still-in-the-proposal stage Survivor-Nation of Sopron in there. Which, if you've also seen the fics, may be familiar. ;)

Still, I hope you enjoy the end-result!

*UPDATE: There's a small typo where it should say "Lithuania." My apologies. ^^;

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I don't own 1983: Doomsday. All rights (along with certain flags) belong to their respective owners.

...also, the same can be said for Axis Powers Hetalia. 

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Information on the 1983: Doomsday source material can be found here: althistory.wikia.com/wiki/1983…

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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
The bomb has indeed become nigh synonymous with the 20th Century. And frankly, I doubt that even if people one day disarm all nuclear weapons and try to convince all mankind to hell and back of the evils of the bomb...that we even know about it means that the shadow remains.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Well I guess the silver lining to all of this is that there will be no Yugoslav wars because if the preventive power of a nuclear curbstomp... :(
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Thing is, an alternate violent breakdown of Yugoslavia still takes place, though much earlier, with the remnants of Slovenia and Croatia bailing out in time.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
What!!! nukes and Yugoslav wars I think I've fainted. 
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Apparently, not even the apocalypse stopped Yugoslavia from imploding, even if the much of the territory escaped the nuclear fires intact.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I really, really, really hate nuclear weapons.
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
That's very well done!
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Thanks! Hope you liked it!
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coldblood11 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Is Transylvania a monarchy? Also, I see Transylvania (Romanian remnants) and Partium (Hungarian remnants) still haven't solved their issues. LOL... enemies even after Doomsday. Nice map!
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Here, Transylvania isn't a monarchy. ^^;
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EmperorAlexander Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this timeline, especially the Greek federation and the Alpine Confederation. It is also nice to see a world which isn't dominated by the cliche countries UK, USA, USSR , or Third reich.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
The USSR is still around though. It's just called "Socialist Siberia" as often as "USSR." ;)
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So whats the state of Bavaria, it looks like the Alpines have started to move into it.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Well, a fair chunk of Bavaria (except the areas around Munich and the northern bits) managed to survive Doomsday but it took a while for the Bavarians to get their act together. Eventually, they established contact with the Alpines and in time were welcomed into the Confederation.
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is most of Southern Germany likely to become part of it eventually ?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
If the Survivor-Nations there consent to it. Though then again, the North Germans may not like that. Also, it might spark envy in Prussia. ;)
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Speaking of that is North Germany the sister of Prussia or sorts since she seems to be a genderbent Germany from what I'v seen
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
An adoptive younger sister of sorts to Prussia. He sort of sees her as a "second chance" to do right.
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LouisTheFox Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You forgot Portugal survived too but are broken up into smaller areas and Estonia, Karelia, and Novrogrod Republic are part of the Nordic Union but either way I like your map
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Yeah. Actually, that choice was intentional. The countries on the map happened to be the one referenced or represented in the AU based on 1983: Doomsday. ^^;

Anyhoo, thanks!
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So Monaco is a full blown kingdom now, Greece is a federation "if I recall" with a restored monarchy, Prussia is a kingdom once again, Orleans is a duchy which means a reunified France will be quite interesting... and Spains a republic "whats left of it" so I'm guessing the king and his family died or was there a revolution or something ?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
More like they haven't heard from any surviving member of the royal family. So in the meantime, the Spanish are sticking to a republic until they actually find a surviving relative. Though at least the days of Franco died with Doomsday.

Also, you might notice that there are a lot more kingdoms...
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes its one of the first things I noticed ;)I wouldn't be much of a monarchist if I hadn't noticed that.

Why is Communist Poland in the West, logically wouldn't it be more likely to have reformed in the east closer to the border with the USSR. Also as a whole how much damage has the Dooms Day done to Communism and it's reputation as an ideology ?. I know the USSR/Siberia has stuck with it but I'm fairly rusty with everything else


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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Thing is, some members of the Polish Communist Party survived and were able to hang on to the western parts of the country, which managed to escape some of the devastation. In the East, the remnants of the Solidarity movement were much more successful.

As for the USSR, Communism managed to survive and even stage a comeback thanks to it playing a role in holding some Socialist countries together. Not to mention distancing themselves from Stalinist accusations...though quite a few in the free world still see them as "dirty Soviets."
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I imagine the states/it's main successors gets the same reputation for been the other half of Armageddon since they retaliated with nukes themselves.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
So do quite a number of the Survivor-Nations in the old USA. The Japanese for instance tend to see America's successors as the same traitors that brought about the apocalypse. :(
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kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Artist
That big Nordic Union map.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Scandinavia really got off pretty well during Doomsday...for the most part.
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
What are the relations between Alpine and Slovenia/Prussia?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
It's a bit tense on Slovenia's side. Though for Prussia, the two sides are pretty friendly.
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Why is it tense? Do the Alpines wish to enlarge their influence on Slovenia?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
That's what the Slovenians are afraid of, though the Alpine countries really mean well.

As for Prussia, it's more of a "love-hate" thing. ;)
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Another question, why isn't Sopron part of AC here? Is it because you like Hungary? ;)
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
I couldn't resist adding that small flag. :XD:
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn Europa got screwed up pretty badly, and while it's the bulk of the continent that suffered I have the say poor Britain... I doubt there will be much of an English culture or language left in the future if the Celtic Alliance is any indication "I'm not saying that the CA is bad however"
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
There are parts of former Yugoslavia that managed to get out largely fine in the source material. Tuscany also became a pretty stable Survivor-Nation too. 

As for the Celtic Alliance though, they definitely have some issues with the Survivor-Nations emerging from the ruins of England, who have their own ideas of a new Britain...
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