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The Man in the High Castle by RvBOMally The Man in the High Castle by RvBOMally
A cover of The Man in the High Castle, based on the maps we see in the Amazon series. If you're a fan of my work, you know exactly what this is, so I'm not going to bother explaining the backstory. I've mostly stayed true to the show's maps, down to fiddling with GProjector to convert the Mercator into Robinson projection, but I've changed a few things. The "Greater Nazi Reich" name for the Nazis in North America makes no sense, so instead I changed things around so that there is a National Socialist empire theoretically governed from Germania, but is in truth run by local National Socialist parties (not branches of the NSDAP, which is a German organization) and is distinct from Greater Germany proper. I also added an independent allied Italy and Spain, although their existence as independent states is questionable in the series. And I gave the Germans Antarctica because, while Antarctica is labeled neutral on the show's maps, I have a hard time not believing that Nazis in the show wouldn't take it. I also haven't finished season two, so I may change a few things, such as Atlantropa. That was a complete shot in the dark; if I managed to make the mark, tell me.

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I altered my The Man in the High Castle map based on things we see in Season 2.

  • Atlantropa has been canceled not only for environmental reasons, but also because Heusmann has been disgraced.
  • Hawaii is part of the Pacific States, based on a throwaway line about Pearl Harbor being part of the Pacific States during the Germans' big board scene.
  • The United Kingdom is not an integral part of the Reich. This is a theory based on the livery on the German Concordes; one of them has a Union Jack and a swastika, similar to the American Reich-based planes. We know that the Reich Concordes have only a swastika, as seen in Season 1, so we can assume that the UK has a similar relationship with Germany as the United States. There was also that scene with the British officials talking to Tagomi, and the conversation implies that the UK is part of the Reich.

EDIT 2: Added Mengjiang.
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:icondavidcortes01:
DavidCortes01 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
This is so awesome and incredibly well done! Kudos!
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superiornite Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, Mexico did join the Allies in World War II, though they only sent fighter pilots to the Pacific Theater where they fought the Japanese. Either war, it was very small, so I guess selling out Baja was compensation to the Japanese. 
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
The PoD here removes Mexico's entry into the war, as by that point the Allies were obviously losing.
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superiornite Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fair enough. Still intersting to see Mexico kicking and living. 
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017
So how are things in India, Peru, Spain, and Italy? 

No Kingdom of Hawaii Puppet? 
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wabash56 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
Im just glad you're not one of the writers foe the show because based on the new teaser the coalition is about the invade and the things are going to get even more worse.
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wabash56 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
www.alternatehistory.com/forum…

here is the original one without edits for anyone who wants to see
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
The point of the edits is so that nobody has to see a flawed version.
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:iconwabash56:
wabash56 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
I mean if anyone wants to see older versions
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123456789JD Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
So as of late, the Reich is still at war with the rump USSR along with the Japanese? Is it b/c the Soviets can't mount any meaningful counterattacks due to lack of industrial facilities?
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
There is no more Soviet government, just partisans that the Germans and Japanese hunt as part of their training. 
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123456789JD Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
What about the Neutral zones in North and South America? Any form of governance or just a more intact no-mans-land?
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
The show actually explores the North American zone in some detail. I suspect the South American zone is similar. 
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:iconthe-vet:
The-Vet Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Will you be doing The Grasshopper Lies Heavy?
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Already did something similar. War in Our Time.
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:iconthe-vet:
The-Vet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
Did you do one of a world where the colonial powers were colonized by the countries that would be their colonies in this TL? I can't find it anywhere 
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qwertz89 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 14, 2017
did you change namibia at some point?
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Yes.
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nnl450 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
When did Tagomi speak with British officials?
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I can't remember the episode, but it was in Season 2. The Brits were complaining about piracy in the Indian Ocean.
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Tuskin38 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2016
Just an FYI, point 32 isn't actually on Hawaii

" This is a theory based on the livery on the German Concordes; one of them has a Union Jack and a swastika"

Which episode was this? I seemed to have missed it.
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Whoops, that was accidentally moved.

This is the scene. There are other flags there, including Mengjiang, which I need to add. 

Planes by RvBOMally  
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Tuskin38 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2016
Oh huh, Yeah I remember that scene now. I never noticed the different flags on the tails.

I think it says British Reich on the nose of British one.

Side note, I like that fact they used Tempelhof for the airport instead of just making a new one. I recognized it immediately.

I hate to correct you again, but your description now has two 29s. The map is fine.
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for catching that. Fixed. 

What do you think those last two flags are? I don't recognize them.
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Tuskin38 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
It is hard to say. The only flag I know of with a single star on a blue field is Somalia, but it has a white star not yellow.

They're not any flags I recognize. Could be fictional.
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
It does look like the Congo Free State flag.
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:icontuskin38:
Tuskin38 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
Oh yes.

That doesn't make much sense though does it?
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Nope.
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Hayaba1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
How did the Germans and Japanese treat White Russian emigres within thei borders? Were they also enslaved/deported to Siberia or are they left alone as long as they stay quiet?
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Enslaved in Germany, tolerated in Japan.
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PeliCross Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016   Traditional Artist
Who would these pirates in the Indian Ocean be? I'd like to see what Black Lagoon is like in this world.
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I have no clue. I added them based on a short scene in Season 2.
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LowSparrow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
How liberal are the British in actuality? Being to the left of the germans does leave quite a lot of room, after all.
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Their attitude is more "civilize the savages" than "kill 'em all." That being said, they don't call the shots.
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AlexJudge Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Good job overall.

Why is the pod at 1933?
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
The PoD is FDR being assassinated. 
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AlexJudge Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
I know that, but was it stated to be the year 1933? Because that is also when the Nazi's took power in Germany.

In general how to do view the series? And did you ever read the book?
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
It was when Zangara attempted to assassinate FDR.

I love the series. I haven't read the book yet, though.
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jrh222 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
I haven't gotten around to watching TMITHC yet, but but based on my limited knowledge, I've always wondered if the American tail would start wagging the German dog. After all, Germany did annex a country far more populated than their own. Does the series at any point address this? 
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Given the events of Season 2, that might just happen.
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avssilvester Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Another great work!
Oh, my dear Ural, Eastern front is already here...

Translated to russian:
avskor.ru/publ/alter/razvilki_…
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent!
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avssilvester Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Some little point - I think that Nazi and Japan want to control Northen Sea Route and Japan Syberia's front and occupation zone is litely norther and covers Northen Ocean's cost, on Taymyr and Yamal. Also becouse of there are a great petro and natural gaz territories...
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is a good point, as the North Sea is the Reich's true zone of vulnerability. However, I think the Imperial Japanese Navy would be hard-pressed to launch a lasting assault against the Reich from the North Sea, given the logistical difficulties. If they had nuclear submarines, that would be something else, but they don't. 
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wilji1090 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I think what surprises me the most about the whole series is that Hitler of all people is the sane one in the German government.
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
That's more a testament to the insanity of everybody else in the German government.
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:iconwilji1090:
wilji1090 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Too true
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:iconmetalheadjohn:
metalheadjohn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Student Writer
wait till you see Himmler.
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:iconwilji1090:
wilji1090 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Oh?
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metalheadjohn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Student Writer
just watch the rest of season 2 to find out what i mean.
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