This time we're going into the breeding grounds of the apocalypse for the fourth map of the Victorian Zombies series.
When Napoleon's Hundred Days ended, right upon the moment of his surrender, some force caused a zombie apocalypse to occur within the kingdoms of the West African Coast; from there it spreads to both Europe, the Middle East, and in this case, the Caribbean via the Slave Trade. Rapidly, the virus spread across the Spanish colonies of Cuba and Santo Dominigo, but the smaller islands were better suited to put down infections as they appeared (though many of these islands would eventually fail). The situation became so bad that in late 1816, the Great Powers held of London Conference to discuss the matter. The United States was dealing with massive epidemics in the deep south and infections were beginning to appear in Europe (with Iberia having large infected hordes to their south).
While much was discussed in the Conference, very few solutions were made, one thing was agreed on though; that the zombie apocalypse was punishment. Many nations had theories to what the punishment was for (Such as a late attack against Napoleon, or an anger at the fall of the Holy Roman Empire), but the theory of the United Kingdom was that it was slavery that was being punished. They as well as a few other nations (Mainly the Dutch and British) acted on the assumption that slavery was the cause. However, while their solution was still slavery in practice, it did stop the influx of new carriers from West Africa, which at this point was rapidly collapsing.
Many of the colonies in the Americas began to declare independence, however with the plague beginning to strike down on Europe, these rarely were met with conflict.
The Kingdom of Haiti - Haiti survived quite well due to the lack of incoming slaves, however, they faced a rare problem among the Caribbean nations, Hordes. Unlike nations such Fedonia or Jamaica, Haiti had to hold back an onslaught of undead from their eastern border. While the walls they constructed held out, thousands of refugees from other Islands attempted to land in Haiti. This culminated in the Haitian Panic, where a carriers managed to get into Haiti in the 1820's, this in turn led to the entire southern portion of the country falling to the dead. Eventually, with the aid of Bolivaria, Haiti was able to retake the south and become a regional power.
The Republic of Bolivaria - When the plague struck the world, Simon Bolivar was in hiding in Haiti, he would end up trapped there while South America collapsed. Unable to leave due to the high levels of isolation Haiti installed, Bolivar eventually escaped during the Haitian Panic and returned to Venezuela. The Gran Colombian government had already fled west past the Andes, leaving a large civilian government north of the Merida Mountains. Bolivar took control and established Bolivaria, which rapidly became a major regional power.
The Kingdom of Jamaica - Inspired by the Canadian Revolts of the 1820's, the Colony of Jamaica had a revolt that became known as the Christmas Revolt. Jamaica had already become the British Empire's administrative hub in North America as the North American Hordes encroached on the Canadas; as a result, the British began to actively fight the rebels. Eventually, after the war, the Colony of Jamaica gained its independence within the British Empire.
The Kingdom of Antillea - As the plague went from island to island, many islands fell. However, the Congress of Vienna had banned the French Slave Trade; granted the islands a degree of safety. When the French government in Europe began to collapse from the Iberian Hordes, they declared their independence in a slave revolt similar to Haiti. However, similar to Haiti, thousands of refugees from other islands came, some of which were infected. Though major areas of the kingdom were lost, their economy grew and they became as powerful as their could hope.
I'm very much enjoying this series and I hope that all of you like it, because I have great plans for future maps, the next one's probably going to be set in Iberia. If any of you have any ideas of either this map or older maps, do tell me them. As always any questions, critiques, or feedback is greatly appreciated!