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Reichskommissariat Ostland by 1Blomma Reichskommissariat Ostland by 1Blomma
The planned eastern "colony" Ostland, in the same timeline as the Germania map. Germanising placenames that had no earlier German names was a whole lot of fun. Hopefully they sound fairly good, too.

Finished on 21st of August, 2012
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Shikku27316 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
I wish I could do something like this one day!
Some of the names don't make sense to me, though. Why would Lithuania be called "Samogitia"? Wouldn't they just name it after a landform there?
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Cool!
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kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Artist
Would the Nazis allow the Baltic Germans back to their homes?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
That is a very difficult question to answer due to many reasons. First of all, they were already resettled in Wartheland and West Prussia. Secondly, allowing them to return would make them keep their Baltic German identity instead of the Greater German identity which Hitler and the others wanted to impose. Spreading them out far from their original homes would assimilate them with the local German population and they would adopt a purely German identity. Thus I believe that while they may have been allowed to return, they would be discouraged to do so. Reichsdeutsche would instead take their place in the Baltics. Also, resettling the Baltic Germans AGAIN would be most inconvenient.
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fennomanic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant!
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YautjaVasquez Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Sehr gut gemacht. Interessant
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Haha Adolfhof XD

But why did you call Petersburg Nevanlinna, Petersburg is already a german name^^

I think they would even rename the Ostsee, maybe Germanische See, because Deutsches Meer would be the Northsea.

But the map is so brilliant, awesome work!
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
If you look closer at Nevanlinna you'll see that it is part of Finland, not Germany. That's why the name is in Finnish.

Yes, the North Sea is the German Sea here, but the name of the Baltic Sea has always been Eastern Sea in German because it is east of the core of Germany, so there would be no need in changing it. It is still the easternmost sea north of Germany.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Achso lol, did the Nazis really want to give Petersburg to Finnland?

Ah ok, then Ostsee^^
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
From what I've gathered, yes.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think they would have given the whole of Petersburg then, as of now the border is right throug the middle... :o
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
The planned border was the river Neva which runs straight through St. Petersburg.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They actually planned so in OTL:?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Yes, they did.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
It does give the impression that the Baltics look like an extension of Germany.
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
That is exactly what they are!
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Figures. ^^;
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd Imagine that the Germans that may colonize this area wouldn't just come up with a name from thin air: About 75% would be Germanized versions (Wilna was pretty good), 20% would be after former or current German cities, for example, New Hamburg. The last 5% would be German last names, the native names, or from thin air

But all and all, it's good
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
That is precisely what I did, though. For example; Luga/Luch, Ostrov/Ostrau, Porchov/Burkau, Vitsebsk/Weißenbau. Others, such as Polotsk/Pallteschburg, Smolensk/Smalenska, Novgorod/Holmgard are old Viking names.
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FlagArmadaProductns Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
Why keep Slavic sounding names like Smalenska though?
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry. I was only looking at the major cities (Talinn, Riga, Vilinus, and Memel) ^^; still very well done

(and fwy, I wouldn't even be able to name the other cities of the area)
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SpazzReflex Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible quality as always.
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
:)
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GarudaTeam Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Stop making the rest of us map makers look bad!

This is another great map from you. Is there any chance of you doing Italy?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I don't believe so, no. I'm currently doing Ukraine and I believe that will be the last one.
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool map, but thank god this didn't happen in reality (:
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stratomunchkin Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. I think the Germanized names work pretty well.
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This looks really awesome. The uppercase ßs should probably be spelt as "ss", though.
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I did not know that. Thank you for correcting it :)
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