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Balkan Socialist Federation, 1964

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The basic premise is a more successful Bled Agreement.

The Bled Agreement is signed in 1947, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia join to create the Balkan Federation in late 1948 (Dimitrov sided with Tito in the Tito-Stalin split). Albania joins the federation in 1949. After supporting the communists in the Greek Civil War for several years, the Federation actively engages in the conflict on the communist side. Together with the NLF and the Greek Communists they manage to win the war and join both Greece and Macedonia to the Federation.

The Federation is communist but more West friendly than the Soviet faction (basically just a large Yugoslavia), so the West sees this state as a counterweight to the Soviet Union and their satellites.

The current year is 1964 and there has just been an administrative reform to streamline the internal divisions of each Republic. Modelled on the French départements, special care was put into avoiding any regional nationalism when drawing the borders of each district. To solve the problem of where to place the capital for the Federation, a completely new city named Balkania (other names suggested were Balkanograd and Balkanopel, Balkania was chosen as it was neither Greek nor Slavic) was built in the Nišava valley on the Serbian side of the border with Bulgaria. Tito is serving as President of the Federation, and has been since the office's inception.
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Astronnaut's avatar

What did you use as a base for the map?

nanwe01's avatar
Hey Blomma, if you don't mind me asking, what fonts did you use for the map?
pantocratormaster's avatar
KOSOVO IS SERBIA! Le Kosovo est Serbie! KOSOVO JE SRBIJA! Косово е Сърбия! Kosovo ist Serbien! Το Κοσσυφοπέδιο είναι η Σερβία! Kosovo is Servië! Kosowo to Serbia! O Kosovo é Sérvia! KOSOVO ESTE SERBIA! Kosovo es Serbia! Kosovo är Serbien! КОСОВО ЭТО СЕРБИЯ! Kosovo je Srbsko! Косово є Сербія!

KOSOVO IS THE HEART OF SERBIA !!!

KOSOVO ËSHTË ZEMRA E SËRBISE !!!

КОСОВО ЈЕ СРЦЕ СРБИЈЕ !!!

KOSOVO & METOHIA IS FOREVER SERBIA !!!

AМИН / AMEN

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davidmartinsoares's avatar
Kosovo is a place where some unique individuals humans live
YugosurabiaNSTI's avatar
Serbia started in wgat is now Kosovo before the KEBABS moved in thus... REMOVE KEBAB
BadgingBadger's avatar
No, Kosovo is Kosovo.
Not serbian, not albanian. Giving it, whole, to either would cause too much trouble.
How about a partition? Albania gets most of the kosovar land while Serbia gets the serb-majority enclaves. All through plebiscite, of course.
tragiccoyote's avatar
Kosovo is rightful Albanian clay.
VladimirtheBaugget's avatar

Why? Because you stole Serbian land and murdered and expulsed the rest?

FictionalMaps's avatar
Calm your autism lad.
Is Kosovo is Serbia Krajina should be bosnian
Saluslibertatis's avatar
Awesome map with exquisite cold-war style. A question: I noticed that the Greek provinces (the only ones I am familiar with since I am Greek) are named after the rivers in them. Is this naming theme present in all Balkan states and, if yes, what is the reasoning behind it? Is it a Communist method to try to deal with nationalism-separatism? 

In any case, this is my favourite map here on DeviantArt (even though terrifying). Great job!
ThePrussianRussian's avatar
Well, it's not a Communist method, it's a local Yugoslav method. The Banovinas of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia were named this way, until the Croats forced the creation of the Banovina of Croatia in 1939.
1Blomma's avatar
Yes, as I wrote in the description the subdivisions are based on the French départments and most are named after geographical features to reduce any kind of internal nationalism.

And thank you! :)
Aleksandr-17's avatar
Добрый вечер! Я помню, ты была карта Балкан под нацистами. Она была похожа на карту Австро-Венгерской империи. Теперь я не могу найти его :(
napoleonss's avatar
Sorry but that depiction never existed. Only in some Communists' dreams. The name Macedonia for all that region was a Communist dream as well. Never the area above lake Ohrid was named Macedonia before. From the Romans to WWII.
MacedonianFighter's avatar
SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU LITTLE SKANK ASS WHORE!!! MACEDONIA IS MACEDONIA YOU STUPID FUUUUUCK!!!!!!!!!!
1Blomma's avatar
Yeah, this is fiction.
matritum's avatar
Marvellous map!!!

Only a point: I had located Balkania over river Timok, in a federal district between Serbia and Bulgaria. Distances to Belgrade and to Sofia would be similar.
TheWeirdSerb's avatar
I don't think the Greeks would ever agree to this.
SerbianDinosaur's avatar
Neither would Bulgarians
RtasVader's avatar
Commie Greeks might.
Arcotroll's avatar
Not a chance. They were Greeks first, commies second.
RtasVader's avatar
A varyingly unpopular communist Greek government with a globalist streak might.
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