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The Germanic Alliance (1951)

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Here is an alternate historical scenario in which the British Empire and Nazi Germany have joined forced and co-dominate the world. The Nordic Union is fascist and probably under Minister President Quisling, but it is not a German puppet state (the Germans would have preferred the Scandinavian nations to be within the Greater Germanic Reich), because the Nordic nations were no less in the British sphere of influence than the German one before the war.

This time I am not going to bother conjuring a detailed backstory here, so it is up to your imagination to decide upon how and when this terrible world came about. The idea comes from the notion of a unified alliance of the Germanic nations, i.e. Germany, Scandinavia, Low Countries and Britain. It is also influenced by Hitler's vision of an alliance with Britain in which Britain would rule the waves and Germany rule the continent. As one can see we have also elements of traditional German imperialism, with the German Mittelafrika being the single largest African colony. 

As to how these nations are governed is also somewhat up to the viewer to imagine, but I would say that while Germany and the Nordic Union are national socialist, the British Empire is not, but more of an ultra-nationalist and ultra-imperialist version of itself. What I can say for sure however, is that the values on which these empires are built upon are imperialism, expansionism, colonialism, capitalism, nationalism, racism and reactionary anti-communism, values on which both the German and British empires were based upon in OTL in various grades and various forms to various extremes at various times. Here its all mixed together into its darkest possible form.

I guess, when one makes a map of a victorious Germany, its mandatory to add that I do not support nazism or imperialism and so on and so forth.
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aroteer-jughashvili's avatar
Your maps are genuinely beautiful. How do you get that old-style papery look?
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These are really cool! I would like to try to make my own one of these, but am not sure how to start? How do you make these? Are they hand drawn or do you use a computer? Do you normally start with a template or base map or did you make these yourself? Any response is appreciated, and again your work is awesome!
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KuusinenHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you and sorry for the late answer. I make the maps in Photoshop and Inkscape mostly, they are not drawn by hand but with a mouse. I do have a basemap which I carve out and on which everything is drawn. The base map is a reference map and I often use old map scans as reference to the basemap because they usually have much information on them as for cities, rivers, borders, elevation etc. and they have nice projections and perspectives. I also use a bunch of other reference maps to draw out various borders or other features when I have to. There are some tutorials out there which might be helpful. You could start with checking out out Arminius1871's Photoshop tutorial on Youtube, its very useful. Each has his own method of doing things, so you'll develop your own style once you begin playing around with it. Good luck!
Hayaba1's avatar
Maybe TTL's analogue to the Cuban Missile Crisis involves nukes being placed in Canada?
mars1812's avatar
or Jamaica!
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KuusinenHobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, interesting thought
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tard15Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great map. what i think i love best about alternate history maps is the altered borders on surviving countries.. poor old France just looks *odd* :)
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What font did you use?
grisador's avatar
İnteresting work ! :D

How much racist these empires are ? (How is the blacks in mittelafrika? )
They seem to definetly allow other smaller states to exist
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KuusinenHobbyist Digital Artist
That is up to you to decide. What do you think?
grisador's avatar
Well; Its Reich and definetly The worst scenerio come to my mind; but could ıt really be Worse than The Dutch ? Paradox;
maybe Germans tolorate the other races more well; they need a healthy worker-class afterall; well... İn Africa; at Least :o
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grisador Kardeşim Almanya ve İngilizler Emperilist ve Nazist yani Afrika Zencileri Yok Edecekleri Bu Olacak :D 
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What's the difference between a british colony and a british trust territory?
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KuusinenHobbyist Digital Artist
Not so much I would suggest. Think of it like the mandates in the Middle East and former German colonies after the Great War in OTL. 
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So, basically protectorates?
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WarsieHobbyist General Artist
Also trust territories are supposed to I believe become independent eventually, and not to be economicaly exploited.
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Warsie Ok. Shut Up! :D
Hayaba1's avatar
Maybe the Americans and the Japanese are considering a "counter-Germanic" alliance out of convenience with propping up Russia being a possible way the two could seal their alliance? And maybe Britain is Italian-style Fascist as opposed to Nazi-style Fascist?
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KuusinenHobbyist Digital Artist
Those are plausible suggestions I would say.
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ToixStoryHobbyist Digital Artist
Love the style and look of the piece, even if it depicts a pretty terrifying world! Fantastic work as always. :)  You wouldn't happen to have a link to the basemap by any chance, would you? ^^;
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KuusinenHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, good to hear that you like the style. I have the basemap Ill send it to you in a PM.
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Arminius1871Hobbyist Digital Artist
That seems even rather logical, because Germany wanted to expand mostly east,
so they wouldn´t come in conflict with the British Empire anyway.

The style beautiful as always so smooth :)
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KuusinenHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Yeah, I really like the the style of this one :)
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