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Habitable Antarctica: Land claims by 1800 by schreibstang Habitable Antarctica: Land claims by 1800 by schreibstang
90 years from my previous map (see here: schreibstang.deviantart.com/ar… ), we get to 1800. At this point, all of the good coastline and pleasant islands are controlled by European powers or Māori, as well as much of the easily accessible interior. Since 1710, several wars of varying size have been fought, leaving the original Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the "northwest" area of Antarctica in the hands of Scotland, France, and Russia. Portugal gained a large island colony in the area. Spain founded a new colony in the mountainous "southwest" coast. Some settlements changed hands on the "east" coast as well.

Prussia entered the scene late, founding two of its own colonies. Scotland continued to expand, founding two more major settlements. France, Russia, and England have also founded new cities. The crowns of England and Scotland were never joined in this scenario and their colonial possessions continue to be separate. All colonies here are still controlled by the powers and have not gained independence yet.

The next map I plan to work on will be set in the present day.

For more information and maps about Habitable Antarctica:
Political map (1710): schreibstang.deviantart.com/ar…
Physical map: schreibstang.deviantart.com/ar…
Climate map: schreibstang.deviantart.com/ar…

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avssilvester Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
I'd translate some of your maps to russian, its' OK?
avskor.ru/publ/alter/alternati…

and what's about 1900-2000 period of Antarctica?
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eddsworldbatboy1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
inb4 MURICA
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DanielHasenbos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool (:
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hgfggg Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
I'd just like to say:

Go Maori!!! We believe in you!!!
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schreibstang Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Yes!
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EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why they are so many cities named from Americas and Europe?
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schreibstang Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
The links in the description are to other maps in this series which explain it all. (a lot easier than re-explaining it to you here)
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grisador Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Interesting
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Whoo, the Maori are actually expanding again in this timeline! Actually, considering what happened to the Moriori, I'm a little concerned...
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schreibstang Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I can assure you that aside from certain utopian settlements, most of the European settlers lived by a code of peace and nonviolence. Quite a bit of warring did take place, changing the borders around more. Which you'll see when I finally get around to creating the modern map.
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Okay, fair enough, but...hey, wait a minute. How much of Antarctica is actually habitable?
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schreibstang Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Basically the habitable region covers all of the claimed land (minus the most mountainous areas) plus the disputed inland area adjacent to southwestern coastal claims. In the central northern areas, it's too cold. And in the southeastern area it's too dry.
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ah. Makes some sense, then. I think.
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Tonio103 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a great work ! But somehow, the colours you used bother me a little xP because I'm so use with the "standard" colours like France ⟶ violet, Britain ⟶ Pink, Spain ⟶ Yellow, Netherland ⟶ Orange  etc… but whatever, thats really cool, colonized Antarctica, yeah !
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
I just wonder, are the Maori an accepted in the international community by this point, or are they looked down on?
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schreibstang Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It's one of the most interesting parts of this scenario.

When the Maori and European settlements were initially made, they colonized the continent together. They were still looked down upon at first, but they had accomplished exactly the same thing that the Europeans had and there was a lot of room for everybody. By the time it was getting "crowded" (with claims, not people) they had plenty of exposure to the Europeans and their ways and weapons.

So technically when the Maori settlements realized themselves as a country in a European fashion, they were the first modern independent nation on the continent, not having the same attachments to their homeland as the European colonies had.
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
That is indeed interesting. And what about Aotearoa? Has the Maori motherland fallen to a European power or is it still in natie hands?
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schreibstang Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I think that is likely to have gone the same way as it did in our timeline, but who knows?
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kingclumsy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
I love this concept, avoiding the fineries of global climate and their impact on human development, this is a fantastic concept :) I look forward to more
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schreibstang Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks!

Yeah, I have sort of addressed the global climate issue in the description of a previous map where I mention the overall global temperature is higher (making most of the inland equatorial regions dangerously close to uninhabitable) and the lack of America, meaning greater ocean surface area.
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kingclumsy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Oh I know, and nicely done :) I really like this whole project 
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schreibstang Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I've spent a lot of time on it so it's nice to get such a good response :)
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Leopold002 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Love the map!
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Scipia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
I guess there will be a war between France & Austria for the domination of northern Antarctica or are they allies in this alternate history ^^ ?
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schreibstang Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
There will certainly be plenty of fighting before the final modern borders are drawn!
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Tardis218 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Will Chile and /or Argentina steal Spain's territory after they gain independence? 
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schreibstang Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This scenario imagines that America doesn't exist, driving explorers to discover Antarctica earlier.
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Tardis218 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Ah. Very cool.
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TheKonijn24 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Netherlands has a part! :D
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zalezsky Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Ahhh u continued very beautiful, and I like the austrian names a lot^^
Let´s see if Prussia expands into the unclaimed land soon.
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schreibstang Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad you do. :D It's so hard coming up with these names for so many different languages.

They might, but that area is all desert. Who knows, there might be oil and their claim could make them rich. XP
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Germans are famous for being late in colonialism and getting deserts and islands
so why not XD

When Germany came into colonies in the 19th century, they could only get
Namibia, a few small strips in the jungle area and pacific islands...wow so important XD
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schreibstang Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I did have that in mind for Antarctica too :D
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