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.
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.
Information on the 1983: Doomsday source material can be found here: althistory.wikia.com/wiki/1983…
A trend in the is world and timeline seems to be the establishment or otherwise creation of new Monarchies' and their variants like Principalities' in quite a few places.
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.
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...
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.
What!!! nukes and Yugoslav wars
I really, really, really hate nuclear weapons.
That's very well done!
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!
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.
So whats the state of Bavaria, it looks like the Alpines have started to move into it.
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.
Is most of Southern Germany likely to become part of it eventually ?
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.
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
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.
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 ?
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...
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
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."
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.
That big Nordic Union map.
What are the relations between Alpine and Slovenia/Prussia?
It's a bit tense on Slovenia's side. Though for Prussia, the two sides are pretty friendly.
Why is it tense? Do the Alpines wish to enlarge their influence on Slovenia?
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"
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...