In the year 2055 the world was invaded, humanity sat on the brink of destruction the world governments united and sent agents back in time to get the best general we'd ever known...Andrew Jackson and throughout his life he did a lot of cool shit, dueled people...a lot which is how he ended up with a musket ball in his chest pretty much exactly like Tony Stark.Went to war, gambled, etc etc .
This is a war portrait as he stands victorious in yet another battle.
In 1752 before Ben Franklin invented Pizza, Gameboy, the iPad2 or Mexican food he was contemplating how to conquer electricity. Being the genius he was he decided go get it at its source, this being Zeus. Strapping himself to a kite, and equipping some homemade lightning claws he ascended through the clouds and into the realm of the Gods to battle it out with Zeus. This is a painting capturing the exact moment the battle started.
FDR, arguable one of the best presidents of all time. Known for his program "The New Deal" and other such accomplishments, what is not not known is his many victories in battle against many different types of enemies. FDR possessed great power and technology as can be seen from his transforming wheel chair in which he slayed many foes.
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Following the ratification of the United Earth Constitution the various states, provinces, etc of the Earth were mandated to redraw their borders to comply with the minimum population requirements necessary for statehood, effectively dissolving most of the Earth's historic regions and eliminating what remained of national boundaries. In North America this happened surprisingly quickly, as many former US States promptly established themselves as some of the first States within the United Earth. Many speculate this is largely due to the internal divisions within most North American regions.
The Flags of the 30 States of the Earth Commonwealth of the United States of America as of 2075. (From the Map: [link])
Through war, changing coastlines and migrating populations on and off of Earth, the nature of how the US governs itself is quite different from today. While the overall population of the United States' territory on Earth has grown to 335 Million, populations have concentrated into tightly nit metroplexes, leaving large swaths of land uninhabited. This has forced a fundamental redrawing of the map of the United States, resulting in a number of new states forming on their own (usually due to a collective loss of territory due to climate change) or lines redrawn by the Commonwealth Government.
Timeline: ----------- 2012: A Russian Natural Gas rig explodes during a routine day of drilling in Siberia. The explosion fractures the thinning permafrost dumping billions of tons of Greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere as the methane burns; sending climate change into overdrive.
2013: The Greenland Ice Sheet falls into the sea raising global Sea Levels by 20 Meters overall. Couples with a world wide drought the first wave of Climate Refugees begin to migrate to the few cities relatively unaffected
2014: US Troops are deployed to Northern Mexico after the Mexican government capitulates leaving the Grande Cartel in control of most of the country and American Refugees in danger.
2015: The States of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi (whose populations are largely climate refugees dwelling in the remaining north portions of each state) form the State of Dixie. US Forces are deployed to the Gulf to protect American refugees.
2016: After state governments in the region collapse, climate refugees in the Appalachians form a new state named after their respective region.
2017: New Jersey agrees to cede itself to New York. New England forms a single State.
2019: Mexico is annexed by the United States.
2022: Start of the Famine of the 2020s as honey bee populations in Canada collapse and desalination leads to lowest catch rate on record for the global fishing industry.
2025: Quebec closes its borders to the rest of Canada to protect its own food supplies. The Canadian Civil War begins.
2026: Environmental Terrorists in British Columbia destroy the Alaskan oil and gas pipeline, the US intervenes in the Canadian Civil War.
2033: President McCain signs the Canadian Annexation Act, bringing Canada into the Union.
2035: Flood waters finally recede from the Patomic. A new state is created; Columbia.
2041: Sea Levels finally normalize after decades of work on a number of Geoengineering projects. Drought is still common in many areas of the world, but resalination of the oceans has resulted in a steady decline of the global water crisis.
2046: New Orleans is rebuilt. A new State of Louisiana is created.
2051: With Populations in the middle of the country so low, the Federal Government passes the Plains Act, which reorganizes a number of states and creates a series of vast new National Parks.
2063: Southern California successfully secedes from the state, forming the new State of Baja.
2073: The US becomes a Four Tier Republic, the Earth Commonwealth is formed from their terrestrial territory.
This is a replacement version for a previous Deviation of the same title; a deviation that I feel did not fit the scenario I made it for and have thus revised it for this map.
After decades of drought, floods, extreme winters, food shortages, and super-hurricanes; in the 2040s climate manipulation had finally brought sea levels back to Pre-Flood levels in most areas, and countries began to reoccupy lost territory.
The United States, like many nations during the period of the Flood, expanded dramatically prior to this point due to a number of military conflicts on its borders aimed at protecting their own climate refugees and combating the mass criminal revolutionary, and paramilitary sects that sought to take advantage of the weakened state of neighboring governments. Despite this territorial aquisition population centers shrunk as less and less land was able to support a large human population. Lousiana, Deleware and Florida were completely lost to the sea, while in the interior whole cities would be abandoned as water became too scarce.
With the flood waters receded, America found itself, like many countries, repopulating areas that had not seen civilization in close to three decades. Many of these new territories were simply reorganized into states that hadn't existed in years, though their borders were radically different due to the effects of being underwater for thirty years; while others were simply given new territory as was the case with Dixie (a state that formed out of the surge in refugee populations in Northern Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.)
As in the case of Dixie, State lines had changed radically over the last several decades, even before the flood waters drained. As populations moved inland, the great Megalopolises of the Great Lakes and the western States grew exponentially, merging into expansive tendrils of singular metroplexes, whose power and authority supplanted those of the old states. As such a number of states began consolidating territory around these megaregions, while some states didn't change at all due to low population density. After the flood waters receded the US Congress agreed to consolidate the most underpopulated regions of the country into new states that better fit the geography and demographics of the area. Alaska and Canada were the most radical cases, as their populations had bean sprouted then drained following the stabilization of the climate.
On the East-Coast, the greater Bos-Wash metroplex had been fractured by the flood, and split up into several smaller metroplexes; mainly the greater DC area, New York, and the New England Metroplex.
Prior to the drainage, these pseudo city-states, had largely abandoned local and state government in favor of online legislatures that better allowed singular communities to manage themselves, while allowing the whole of the state to come together on single pieces of legislation. This would later be applied to the Commonwealth system as well.
During the colonization period, the urban sprawl that once filled in these great megaregions was slowly abandoned, leaving the much more developed interior of the cities the only parts that were still populated. With this in mind many nations began to rewild these now empty suburbs, and declare vast new public parklands and protected reserves.
I drew thisages ago, and I knew it was ridiculously poorly drawn even back then, but I posted it anyway. Well, on the 4th of July, I was watching 1776 again, and I figured, what better day to try again?
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, before Independence and the Constitution, liked each other fine, but throughout their entire political careers they hated each other's guts and were constantly at each other's throats. And then apparently, once they retired, they didn't mind each other anymore. They died on the same day within a few hours of each other (the 4th of July, ironically enough.)
Historical figures are historical. However, the color schemes are loosely based on 1776.
The flag of the Kingdom of the American States from this map [link] called "The Grand Blue" in contrast to the American warflag, which is called "The Glorious Blue", or sometimes just "The Blue". The blue comes from the colour of American military uniforms, the sixteen stars represent the sixteen founding states (the thirteen from our world, plus Vermont, East Florida and West Florida), and the stripes represent war in red and peace in white (as the American States gained their independence through war there are more red stripes than white, in order to remind people of the nation's origins, and the occasional necessity of war).
I don't have a full explanation for this map yet, unfortunately, but I'd rather it didn't just sit around rotting on my hard drive, so I'm going to upload it.
The point of divergence centres around the Seven Years War, which goes a bit differently in terms of America. Britain beats France and takes all of New France, including Louisiana west of the Mississippi, which in our timeline was given to Spain. This means that the Acadian French don't flee en mass to Louisiana in the belief that it will remain French, and instead attempt to either return to France, or remain in Acadia.
British policy, however, is to dilute the French Acadian population with English-speaking colonists. This takes place both in a drive to colonise Acadia with British colonists, and in a brutal campaign to drive Acadians out of Acadia and into areas already predominantly English-speaking (primarily the New England colonies and New York).
Instead of diluting possible rebellious sentiments, this spreads the unrest to New England and New York. The region was already unstable due to the imposition of various "Intolerable Acts", but Acadian leaders masterfully add their own expulsion and the massacre of many hundreds of Acadians as another of Britain's many crimes against its colonies. This sparks an earlier American revolution, one where the colonies' populations are much more divided over the issues. Whilst some of the thirteen colonies were considered to be loyal to the British crown in our timeline, in this one no state can be considered to be steadfast in their loyalty; a significant portion of all their populations supports revolution and independence.
The British respond to the revolution in force, and George Washington is appointed by the Continental Congress to lead the Continental Army against their oppressors. Washington makes some early blunders, and is forced to retreat to Virginia to regroup. This is one of the major reasons why he is not considered the almost messianic figure he was in our timeline. This retreat, whilst it was certainly the sanest thing to do in Washington's position, was seen as a slight by the people of Maryland in particular, and the population of all states north of Virginia in general. It was seen as an abandonment of Washington's responsibilities to all the separate states, and this fostered a belief that Washington, as a Virginian, was out to protect Virginia above all others.
Washington's retreat to Virginia was also a blow to the Congress' and France's confidence in his abilities. France was waiting for Washington to prove his worth and win a battle against the British, and therefore show that the Americans could win this war with French help. Washington later advanced and fought an almost phyrric battle against the British forces. It was a victory, if a poor one, and it was enough for France to throw their lot in with the revolutionaries and declare war on Britain.
With France's help the American rebellion had become a war between two great powers, a war that the Americans and the French would go on to win.
What had begun with a riot in Boston had ended with the independence of over half of Britain's American empire. France had gained Louisiana west of the Mississippi back, and the satisfaction of knowing that it had managed to knock Britain down a notch or two.
The newly independent states were far from united, however. Border disputes with each other and with colonies still under Britain's control were common, and occasionally broke out into small conflicts between the militia of the different states. The central government was too weak to do anything to stop the conflict and unite the states. A new constitution was written, but it was rejected by many of the states; it placed too much power in the hands of men they simply could not trust. The Congress ignored the will of the states, and the states ignored the Congress. Chaos reigned.
It became clear that the republican form of government that the Founding Fathers aspired to was either flawed or would simply not work in such an atmosphere of regional conflict.
Another constitution was written, calling for a King to rule the American States. The issue was with who this King was to be; if the American people could not decide on a President to rule them for a few years, they could hardly decide on a King to rule them for the rest of his life. The King could not be an American, as no American could appeal to all states, but then who could he be? That was when a German noble put himself forward for the position.
In our timeline Christian Friedrich Karl Alexander of the House of Hohenzollern had no children, but in this world he did. Christian Alexander died in the mid-1780s, leaving the Margravates of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Brandenburg-Bayreuth to his son, William Augustus.
William was a learned man, with a good head for organisation and a silver tongue that could speak German, Dutch, French and English. He had sold his Margravate to Prussia in 1790, and so had no obligations in Europe. Further still, he was married with a young son; a young son that could be brought up to be a truly American King. As a candidate he seemed perfect, but several state legislatures still rejected the new constitution, that was until William paid them each a visit.
William spoke English with no discernible German accent, and he spoke it fluently. He had been keeping up with developments in the American colonies since the end of the Seven Years War, and was able to quote many of the great men who fostered the revolution. His oratory skills were not always enough to convince everyone that confirming him as King would be in their best interests, but William was a keen political negotiator, and he exploited his knowledge of the different states' histories to make enough promises to convince those last few crucial legislators. The new constitution was passed, and William made the first King of the American States.
William was certainly not a man to sit about idly, and he quickly made good on many of his promises, negotiating treaties between states in order to confirm their borders and even negotiating the Treaty of Albany with Britain, cementing the American States' borders with British North America, most importantly the confirmation of the control of the Ontario area by New York.
Regional rivalries persisted, however, and various voting blocks persisted despite the newly found national unity. Seeing this, William talked with members of the Continental Congress on the possibility of demanding certain frontier territories from the various states, and reforming them as new states. The idea was to balance out the regional blocks, and to create neutral states that belonged to none of them. The idea was approved, and various new states popped up overnight. New York lost the Ontario area, but gained the State of Ontario's legislators and Congressmen as closely-aligned voters. Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia lost various inland territories, but gained Kentucky, Tennessee and Montgomery as allies in Congress. In 1800 the new state of Erie was created, and quickly fell in line with most North-East states in terms of voting.
Now, it is 1801, and interesting events are taking place in France...
To cut a long story short: a different Seven Years War leads to a different American revolution. America's "experiment" in republicanism fails leading to an enlighted, constitutional monarchy, but regional differences persist and all is not well in Europe.
Oh, and you may be wondering about the title; the full term is "The King is dead! Long live the King!", which originally refers to the seamless passage of the title from the deceased King to his heir. In this case "The King is dead!" refers to the ending of British oppression under King George III, and "Long live the King!" is a celebration of King William's enlightened reign.
The Kingdom of American States had a tumultuous early history. Having won their independence from Britain in the dying years of the 18th century the thirteen colonies joined in a loose coalition of states. Unfortunately their coalition was flawed; the states fought constantly, both in the political arenas of federal government and, occasionally, on the battlefield. Their overlapping claims to territory, disputes over slavery and the disagreement about how the federal government should be organised caused constant friction.
This enmity existed between the states themselves as well as between the state governments and the federal government in Philadelphia - it was rare for Virginia to listen to the decisions made by the Continental Congress less than 250 kilometres away, and the rest of the states wavered between obedience and outright defiance.
It was decided something must be done. Either the United States remained strong together, or divided and became weak. In Europe Kings and nobility laughed at the Americans - "Their 'Republican Experiment' has failed!" they cried, "No common, elected man could rule a country!". In America, many people agreed.
An absolute monarchy was out of the question, so America must have a monarch tempered by elected bodies and meritocratic institutions. But even after the Americans had decided on the constitution, who would be King?
Virginia and its southern allies championed George Washington - their hero of the revolutionary war! The northern states disagree - Virginia had too much power as it was without their statesmen sitting on the throne! Again the nation was split, until one man stepped forward.
Christian Friedrich Karl Alexander of the German noble house of Hohenzollern was not an unknown to the American people. In the last few years of the revolution Prussia had thrown in its lot with America, hoping to damage the powerful Britain and, with a little luck, gain a new ally. Their contribution to the war was small, but significant. A handful of men under the command of a low-ranking nobleman, Christian Friedrich.
Though late on the scene, Christian Friedrich's contribution to the war was disproportionately large. He took command of a small force of volunteers and was fundamental to the American victory in the Florida campaign. He wasn't the greatest hero of the war, but he wasn't from any state in particular and was liked by statesmen across the nation. He spoke English and French with no real accent from his native German, and his Spanish was passable - though he could have only spoken Chinese for all the Spanish-speaking Floridians cared.
The states were in agreement. They had a central government strong enough to decisively solve disputes between the states; they had a modern, centralised military to protect the nation; and they had a King.
The hardships were not over for the Americans, though. In the mid 1840s, as Europe was wracked by revolutions calling for more reasonable government and greater democracy, so too did the people of America call for action.
In the north many stood with the King - known as the Imperialists they favoured a strong, federal government headed by a powerful monarch. They believed in the American state and the power of a nation over the rights of the people. In the south there were the plantation owners and those who were pro-slavery - many called for the preservation of states' rights, some even believed it.
At first it looked like the states were to be locked in a political stalemate. Then the people called for some else, a sentiment much more powerful than thinly-veiled support for slavery. They called for a republic.
It wasn't just the south that rose, but the west too. The Oregon territory was home to some of America's greatest republican thinkers, and their people rose up in support of their ideals of reasonable government and freedom from tyranny.
The fighting was brutal and bloody. Brother fought brother, fathers fought their sons. Thousands died to move the line a mere inch, and fields and cities were burnt down and laid bare. Both sides took their share of the casualties until, one by one, everything the south had going for it started to fall apart.
Mexico, which had covertly supplied the revolutionaries with funding and arms, had to withdraw its support in the face of domestic rebels. Britain, who had remained staunchly neutral, threw its weighty opinion behind the Imperialists - it did little to help the war in the field, but it did much to sway opinion. The people of East Florida, who had not joined the revolution but had it imposed upon them, rose up against the republicans. In the West the republican armies were destroyed by Maj. Gen. Thomas Williamson's Army of Montana, and the Army of Virginia under Maj. Gen. Josias "Buffalo" Krieger routed the republican forces and captured Richmond. It took less than a year for the Imperialist forces to push their way down the Mississippi and force the republicans to surrender.
Britain's official backing of the imperialists during the war was a surprise. America had revolted from under British rule and they had remained rivals throughout America's history. Cynics claimed that the British merely supported the Imperialists in order to get in their good books, hoping for something in return once the war was over. Others claimed the British merely wanted to prevent the republicans from winning, fearing a similar revolution in Britain itself. Both of these reasons are true, but there were other factors that contributed towards Britain's decision. Many British politicians were staunchly abolitionist and had been appalled that the Kingdom of American States had not outlawed slavery entirely - seeing that one side of the war supported slavery, they supported the other. In addition to this more pragmatic British politicians observed America's local dominance of North America and saw that they could not hope to regain control of the region. Seeing the American States' as the "natural leader of North America" they hoped they could exert more influence over the world, as well as expand their trade empire, if America were their friend and ally.
In the latter half of the 19th century Britain truly came into its own as a world power. The dominance of the British empire over the globe was so effective and absolute that contemporary historians came to refer to the era as "the Glorious Peace" and the diplomatic system that allowed for this peace as "the Glorious Regime". In effect Britain had, through their advantages in trade and cunning diplomacy, created a system whereby they ruled the world through trade and could use concessions and sanctions as sticks and carrots to get the rest of the world to do what they want.
Britain was also willing to sacrifice their interest in favour of their allies in hopes of engendering an unwavering loyalty to the system. Portugal was promised line of territory running from the east coast of Africa in the Congo to the west coast in Mocambique and the Netherlands had Sri Lanka, Austronesia and various trade outposts handed over for a reasonable sum. In order to cement America's place in the Glorious Regime Britain made an offer of much of British North America, excluding the more populated east. America accepted and gave up a tidy sum in return for the confirmation of their position as the natural great power of the Americas. Following this purchase the Americans sought to broadcast to the rest of the world that they had come into their own, that they were a great power not to be messed with, and they did this with a simple name change. The Kingdom of American States had become an Empire.
In bringing America into the Regime Britain also paved the way for the Cape Verde purchase, whereby Portugal sold the Cape Verde islands to America as an outlying naval base in return for a decent sum and trade concessions, helping to bolster their dying economy and give the Portuguese King much needed support when republican revolutionaries looked to overthrow the outdated monarchy.
When Haiti revolted and called for annexation to the EAS Britain co-ordinated a diplomatic effort with Prussia to have France back down and concede the colony to the Empire. And when the Spanish-American War broke out Britain threw its support behind America, harassing Spanish shipping in Europe and imposing a blockade that allowed America to overrun its American and Pacific colonies unimpeded.
Now it is 1900 and America enters the 20th century as a great power united with Britain in an alliance that rules the world. But, as always, the struggle is never truly over.
This took a couple of weeks to make and finish, and it took me another week or two to get around to writing the description and actually posting it. Sorry it's so late, but I hope you enjoy it!
The title comes from a quote from Stephen Decatur ([link]):
"Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong!"
Merry Christmas, and whatever else, everyone! This is a piece I've just finally competed for my father for Christmas. One of his and my favorite historical individuals, George Washington. I wanted to depict him in a truly epic way. I first had the idea of depicting him as he was as a colonel in the French/American Indian war, as that is where the most famous of instances with him being shot at and surviving happened. Well, then there was this time the British sharpshooter had him in his sights when he was a General in the American Revolution, but he just felt the need to drop his weapon... At any rate, as a colonel, he was ordered to deliver a message by horseback across the battlefield to his acting general. He did so, but not before surviving two horses shot out from under him and three bullet holes through his clothes -- two through his coat and one through his hat! Needless to say, that's quite the image of a man having his horse shot out from under him and his clothes riddled with bullets, yet still he doesn't waver, presses ever forward, and survives unscathed! I liked the uniform probably better from his colonel days, being an awesome red and blue. But, ultimately, I decided to meld that in with this showing him in his General regalia, leading his men in the Revolution, instead. So, it's a piece more depicting the seminal character and symbol of George Washington now than any one particular event.
My next thought was animating this to music, and I really got crazy ambitious with all of that. First, I've never animated a flash piece before and second, I've never composed a musical score before. I was very rusty on my reading of music, and have only ever played the trumpet over a decade ago in my Elementary through High School days (graduated in 97). However, I have mixed musical scores for films before, and I found that I could work midi through Garageband and also ProTools. I wish I would have started with ProTools, because having to switch back and forth due to Garageband not having adequate ways to share was painful. But, anyway, I was intending to use the Star Spangled Banner as inspiration. This is The George Washington March, as I've now labeled it. *One final master was mixed to give little more separation to the instruments by a friend that offered to do it really quickly, once he heard it. I eventually animated this piece, fighting it tooth and nail because of how large and slow it was, through After Effects, then had to search around crazily to try and get it properly converted to swf. After Effects, let's just say, while it can do it, I wouldn't recommend it for something this large. A 1GB to 5GB flash file also is completely useless. I wound up saving the portion I could get working to an MOV file, editing that in Final Cut Pro, and taking that MOV file and using a converter to make it into a workable swf file. The MOV, I think I will upload to YouTube later. *later is now
With all of that together, though, and after 2 1/2 months of composing, photoshoping, and animating (the animation itself didn't take but a night, or two), literally forgoing lots and lots of sleep, exercise, and working sometimes all night and all day (I felt like I was possessed), here I finally have my ode to Washington and a tribute to him for my dad -- the best dad I could ever ask for
I hope you enjoy it, too. PS: if you're not American, I hope the piece at least speaks to you also in some way
This is the full painting of my George Washington Tribute animation/movie. Painted in Photoshop. Original description for the project:
Merry Christmas, and whatever else, everyone! This is a piece I've just finally competed for my father for Christmas. You get to see it before he does One of his and my favorite historical individuals, George Washington. I wanted to depict him in a truly epic way. I first had the idea of depicting him as he was as a colonel in the French/American Indian war, as that is where the most famous of instances with him being shot at and surviving happened. Well, then there was this time the British sharpshooter had him in his sights when he was a General in the American Revolution, but he just felt the need to drop his weapon... At any rate, as a colonel, he was ordered to deliver a message by horseback across the battlefield to his acting general. He did so, but not before surviving two horses shot out from under him and three bullet holes through his clothes -- two through his coat and one through his hat! Needless to say, that's quite the image of a man having his horse shot out from under him and his clothes riddled with bullets, yet still he doesn't waver, presses ever forward, and survives unscathed! I liked the uniform probably better from his colonel days, being an awesome red and blue. But, ultimately, I decided to meld that in with this showing him in his General regalia, leading his men in the Revolution, instead. So, it's a piece more depicting the seminal character and symbol of George Washington now than any one particular event. I viewed his portraits for reference and the life-sized recreation of him based on all evidence available at Mount Vernon, so that is why he doesn't look like the guy you see on the One Dollar Bill. He was pretty ruggedly handsome and tall.
I was asked to depict George Washington at the battle of Monmouth, where he had to take charge after General Charles Lee simply didn't follow orders to attack the British. Upon seeing his troops walking past them with their heads down in the blazing son, George Washington rode to confront his General. Reports were that his cursing out of Lee was unprecedented. General Scott's claim I loved was that Washington cursed until the leaves shook on the trees. I incorporated that figurative recount as a symbol in the meeting on the left of Washington and Lee. The middle section is factual. George Washington took charge and rode in front of his men, heedless of the hail of fire he was under, and he rallied those troops in over 100 degree weather to match the British. Their sharpshooters aimed and fired at Washington, but none struck him. One of the many times he did take the front and walked away unscathed. I used the upper right as a very faithful portrait of George Washington, based on the forensic reconstruction of him at Mount Vernon. I didn't quite do him justice in my previous Washington piece. In fact, it's one of my worst paintings, I think. I appreciate that others have enjoyed it, though. This time, I was not going to let Washington down, so I made sure to give it my all. I've grown a lot also since I made that first painting, doing all that texture work and such, so I was able to incorporate that into this to bring it as much to life as I could. Little details in sweat on skin, some troops stripped of their uniform's coat because of the heat; things like that.
A lot came up over the past few months since being asked to make this, but I hope cpsamawi is happy with it
Painted entirely in Photoshop, some blending of real textures into sections, and a little bump in After Effects.
Here is my revision of George Orwell's 1984, where three superstates: Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia have divided the post-apocalyptic world after a Third World War, resulting from a Nazi victory in WW II. I admired Orwell because I feel that fascism, communism, and feudalism should be wiped out not by violence, but by free thought and equality. And to see people hate civilization and use the book as an excuse to divide up the world is indeed sick and twisted, just like how the three police-states were born. Here are the countries in my personal opinion.
Oceania Government: Oligarchical-Feudalist State (cause everything is miserable and bombed out) Capital: Possibly New Orleans, New York, or Toronto Territories: Americas, Australia, New Zealand, British Isles, Antarctica Ideology: INGSOC, Feudalism, Socialism, Celtic Nationalism (Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Briton) Anthem: [link]
Eurasia Government: Neo-Bolshevik state (de jure) Fascist-military dictatorship (de facto) Capital: Berlin Territories: USSR, Europe (except British Isles), Middle East, and Africa Ideology: Nazism, German Aryanism, Fascism, expansionism, Anti-Celtism, Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism Anthem: [link]
Eastasia Government: Communist Government (much like north Korea and Communist China) Capital: Shanghai Territories: India, Afghanistan, East Asia, Japan, and most of the Pacific Ideology: Communism, Death worship, Pan-Asianism, Imperialism, Chinese-Nationalism Anthem:[link]
Here is the map of the Fallout world before the coming of the Third World War. I kinda made my own version of the Fallout map.
The European Commonwealth (orange) is the Fallout universe's equivalent of the real-world European Union, which has integrated into a single state-like entity; this was probably a federal union. (It is, however, not known which European states were members; the only confirmed member was the United Kingdom). In 2052, Europe was heavily dependent on oil imports from the petroleum-rich states of the Middle East and responded with military action to rapidly rising oil prices that were damaging its economy, starting the terrible global conflicts that later historians simply lumped together as the Resource Wars. The outcome of this conflict suggests that unlike today's EU (European Union), the European Commonwealth possessed a unified military. It is unknown whether the Commonwealth took steps to ensure its survival like the United States did.
The People's Republic of China (Red) was the primary rival of the United States during the twenty-first century, with the U.S. having developed relatively warm diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union during the twentieth century in the Fallout universe. It was a military and economic superpower, able to fully compete with the U.S. and was consistently portrayed as an equal or, in certain fields, even superior to America. For instance, China attempted to be the first to drill the last sources of petroleum in the world. It is implied that Americans sabotaged this attempt and that without such sabotage the Chinese would have been successful. In addition, China developed the unique 'Hei Gui' stealth armor that the United States military reverse-engineered with the deployment of its unstable, wrist-mounted stealth boys.
Mexico (Pink) was a country to the south of the United States. While it was never annexed like Canada was, the US, seeking to protect business interests and their oil supply, put a lot of pressure on Mexico in 2051 and finally invaded it, though presumably never annexed it. The Fallout NPC Tycho had traveled to Mexico. The possible Fallout: New Vegas companion Raul Tejada was born in Mexico and witnessed the Great War destroy Mexico City. A small group of Mexicans also made their way into Zion Canyon, in Utah, but were savagely murdered by the escapees from Vault 22.
India (purple) is not mentioned in Fallout, but has some importance in this map since Chinese soldiers planned an invasion in a need for resources for their invasion of America.
The United States of America (blue) was a pre-War federal republic and one of the last surviving economies in the wake of the mid-twenty-first century global energy crisis. Although mostly destroyed in the Great War, it would survive (in spirit) thanks to the many communities throughout the wastelands, most notably the New California Republic, which holds many of the same values as the pre-war U.S., and literally succeeded by the Enclave, the remnants of the pre-war government. Prior to the Great War in 2077, the United States of the Fallout universe had an intermediate level of government between the 50 states and the federal government. The nation was divided into 13 commonwealths sometime after World War II ended in 1945 but before the Virgo II mission landed Americans on the Moon in July 1969. The United States flag was changed as well to reflect the new political reality. Accordingly, the new flag depicted fourteen stars - thirteen in a circle to represent the commonwealths and one in the middle to represent the federal government and the nation as a whole. It was hoped that the new administrative division of the country would help create legislation broad enough to benefit those states with common regional concerns, but narrow enough not to affect those states with dissimilar interests or political cultures, which would help the nation better meet the challenges posed by the Communist threat to American democracy. In reality, it created even more political strife in the American government, as commonwealths typically did everything they could to promote their own interests at the expense of other commonwealths.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), also known as the Soviet Union (dark red), was a pre-war, Communist state in Eastern Europe and Asia, consisting of 15 Soviet republics. In the Fallout universe, the USSR did not dissolve in 1991, and continued to exist well into the 21st century. The Soviet Union had a consular service and a foreign service, and had strong consular relations with the United States. There was a Soviet consulate in Los Angeles (the one Natalia's grandfather worked at), suggesting that Soviet-American relations were good enough in 2077 that American and Soviet citizens were able to visit each other's countries. However, in propaganda, the Soviet Union was still being portrayed as a communist enemy. During the Resource Wars, the Soviet Union was in no direct conflict with the United States, although it is unknown what role they played in the Great War.
The Islamic countries (green) also serve an importance in the Resource Wars and World War Three, since it was invaded by the European Commonwealth. Many smaller nations went bankrupt as their economies collapsed from the high prices for fossil-fuels, and the nations of Europe, dependent on oil imports from the petroleum-rich states of the Middle East, responded to their decision to rapidly raise oil prices with military action. The long drawn-out war between the European Commonwealth and the Middle East that initiated the Resource Wars then began. In January 2054, a limited nuclear exchange in the Middle East raised fears throughout the world. Eventually, the European-Middle Eastern War ended in 2060, as the oil fields in the region finally ran dry and there was no longer a goal in the conflict, as both sides had been reduced almost to ruin.
Here is my map of the new world order, in which I've seen from a picture of a newspaper article that was made during the 1940's. This is also a possible prediction of what the world will look like. In this map shown here, the world is ruled by superstates, as a result of the birth of human settlements on planets like Mars, Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter. As a result, the official population of all of these worlds and earth combined are about 25 billion ( 4.5 billion on Earth, 1.5 billion on Mercury, 5 billion on Venus, 12 billion on Jupiter, and 2 billion on Mars. The human race has also used solar power as a new fuel to their economy, thus no longer having any need for oil. The human life expectancy in the map is now 150 years as a result of the new resources. However, this also results into conflicts both on Earth and her colonies Alpha Centauri is also colonized by humanity, leaving 3 billion people to live there. And if there was a planet that supported life in the Alpha Centauri system, much like Earth, I would call it Albion (an ancient Celtic word used for Great Britain).
Blue is the American Empire, a democratic-republic that controls most of the Americas and much of the Pacific. Japan and the Philippines were also annexed due to the country to be the second richest in the world. Having the most strongest military, America has always been proud of both its democracy, history, and its military power. Having its capital moved from Washington to Dallas, its culture is mainly made up of Western (North) and Latin American (South) traditions. America, in this map, is possibly the largest nation.
Aqua Blue is the Eurasian Federation, a successor to the European Union that holds a representative democracy and federal presidency. Said to be the most literate, the most cleanest, and most advanced of the superstates, Eurasia is best described as a beautiful, vast, and powerful empire that contains territories from the Atlantic Islands to Eastern Siberia and holds colonies within the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, and the Americas. Their cultures mainly that of a mixture of Slavic, Nordic, Germanic, and French cultures. Having their capital in Berlin, the people of Eurasia are a noble ally to the American Empire and the United States of India.
Red is the People's Republic of East Asia, an evolved and futuristic version of Communist China that possesses the Korean peninsula, Taiwan, Mongolia, Mainland China, Tibet, and Southeast Asia. Known to the world as the most richest and ranked the world's second most advanced country, East Asia is a communist government that holds censorship and Chinese-Nationalism that claims capitalism as "a parasite to the world and the solar system". Although it is communist, it also has that of a free-market trade economy, but it is also controlled by the government. Corporations, both native and foreign, such as AT&T, Macy's, Honda, the OCBC, and MIPRO both depend on such economic labor, making the nation known by many as "the anvil of the world". Having their capital within Shanghai, East Asia represents the world's most strongest-economic power.
Purple is the United States of India, a democratic parliamentary republic that is a symbol of peace and unity between Hinduism and Islam within Indian borders, holding India, Burma, Pakistan, the Himalayas, and Afghanistan. It is considered the most populated of the superstates and is also a "giant calculator" for the whole world, due to its production of educational subjects such as Math, Physics, and Science. India, other than its education products, is also a producer of movies that are filmed around the world. As a result of its huge population, it is also the second strongest military and economic force on the planet. A major ally and economic partner to Eurasia and America, the United States of India becomes a "fortress of democracy". Its capital is Bangalore.
Yellow is the Nubian Empire, an absolute monarchy that is controls over the whole African continent, along with Indonesia, Malaysia, and Israel. Considered the most largest dictatorship, Nubia is mainly a superstate that has a culture loosely based on ancient Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Empire of Carthage. The capital and most largest city is Cairo, this superstate is usually known to be the most hated nation, due to its genocidal acts towards non-blacks, blaming European and American powers for its problems. The Nubian Empire is claimed to be the poorest nation in the world, due to its economic failure and its violent civil wars.
Green is the Arab Commonwealth (commonly known as Arabia), a theocratic republic that controls the Middle East. The smallest and most religious nation, Arabia's capital, Baghdad, is the heart of the Islamic religion. Having conflicts with Eurasia and India, the Commonwealth seeks aid from Nubia as it suffers from a deadly wave of bloodshed.
Here is the little paper that influenced my idea. [link]
Anyway! Le Marquis de Lafayette! He's the youngest member of Team France and the friendliest. :3 But even though he's fighting for France, he considers Team United States to be his brothers and will fight with them as well. He often refers to George Washington as "Mon pere!" which mean "My father!"