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SW: Map of China by ThanyTony SW: Map of China by ThanyTony
I know I said I'd do Vietnam but...turns out Vietnam is three countries fused together into one and each one has a billilion provinces...that would require A LOT of time, so I decide to try China, suprisingly easy due to the Neuroi attack thing, I just changed the name "Empty Desert Land" to something more appealing, next thing you know they'll call the Amazonas "Really Rainy Jungle".

Anyway, Enjoy!

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CutestSith Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought there was a smaller nation below China? That makes of the Yunan province and Guangxi Click?
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true, I decided to merge it with china in the world map because I honestly couldn't find anything to do with it to guarantee it its own nation in the context of the story.
Maybe I messed up in that regard, if you have any suggestion as to what could be done with that area, let me know, I am planing on redisigning the maps some time anyway so please feel free.
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CutestSith Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The only thing I could think of is a couple of choices.

1. Neuroi occupied.

Since China is supposed to be occupied by Neuroi my theory here is the Neuroi took Imperial Japan's role here much like in Europe they took the role of the Nazi. The Fuso sea incident takes place in 1937. The same year the Sin-Japanese war started. MY theory is that the Neuroi launched into China and attacked Fuso as well. Japan could fend them off but China like in our world is having trouble holding them back. I would assume the same thing happens. The Neuroi get as far as Nanjing but then stalemate with China. In this theory this is the complete end of the second Neuroi war as after Europe is liberated the USL and Fuso Empire can send forces to help the Chinese. The Orussians clear in Europe start an offensive on their eastern border with Operation August storm. Clearing the way to vicory. 

2. It's the remnant to the Qing Dynasty. The Empire of China.

3. Opposite of number two. The revolution in China was not so much a revolution but a peaceful succession from the Chinese Empire. The country to the South is the ROC and the northern landmass is the Chinese Empire.

4. Communist China or PRC.

Those are my four theories on what it could be. 
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neuroi one could be, I mean it's clear that under Chinese Culture Witches would not be able to prosper as much (Which why in the map their witch data is so low), so they would have TONS of problems dealing with Neuroi.

A Remanant of Imperial China  is also a good possibility too, same for the other since the official map has no name for the territoy leaving it open for being either a of these possibilities.

It couldn't be comunist china thought, comunism doesn't exist in the SW universe and I can see why, it wouldn't be needed as it'd be a very "Anti Witch" ideology, not mas much as Abrahamic religions, but they definetely wouldn't like depending on little girls to defend themselves from Neuroi.

Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'd go with either the second or third one when I redisign the map :)
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bucue4 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
One interesting aspect I found as far as the "Empty Desert Region" is concerned with in Strike Witches cannon (thanks to the 1937 Fuso Sea Incident Manga) is that the empty desert region does seem to appear to be a massive "No man's land" of sort that's infested with a large amount of Neuroi. it's mostly devoid of human-life except maybe for a number of small military bases and outposts dotting certain regions of the territory, even inside certain location in the region instrad of just being near the boarders but given the nature of this region its likely that it contains border defenses like mine fields, barbed wire, large military grade defensive walls, tired fire anti-armor guns, artillery, armor and infantry unit's, a token level of air superiority units and such for containment of neuroi; and such defenses seem to consist of multiple nation around the area but primarily with fuso's military having a very strong, and more prominent presence. It's possible that their may also be some small number of local civilian border towns to provide some goods and services to the neighboring military bases and garrisons but it's likely these reside on the other side of, on the broader of or only just across the boarder of this region.

Also it seems that the empty desert region is a very important but dangerous trade and military supply route from Fuso to Orussia and other nations to the West; it's perilous due to the fact that traveling though such territory would draw a large amount of neuroi attention and would be going though extremely hostile territory. Traveling by land or air to transport much needed supplies would likely be very dangerous and harrowing for the people sending such supplies for the war effort; add to the fact their seem to be very small windows of opportunity to travel safely though such territory so for most conventional personnel and non-witch people such a trek if taken could be seen as a step or two short of suicide; and even with witches acting as escort while those odds may likely look better; it may not usually be any walk in the park. But it seems that such a trade and supply route is a necessary, if risky hazard to brave in order to ensure the Orussian war machine is still kept in stock and supplies can reach east.

That said later in the Fuso Sea incident it seemed the neruoi attempted to make a big play to infest Fuso; they wound up breaching Fuso defenses East of the Empty Desert Regions territory and wound up hitting many Fuso towns, cities and bases. Fuso military casualties of wounded and dead reached very high numbers and sadly even the wounded and dead included the lives of Fuso military witches; and civilian lives were also lost though mercifully their numbers were comparatively lower than the military dead and wounded. The Fuso mainland territories were hit pretty hard it it's possible the Neruoi even harried Urajio but the Neruoi's attempts to land an one way trip invasion force and maintain a very powerful Neruoi siege/base unit upon Fuso itself thankfully failed and the momentum of the Neruoi advance completely collapsed after their failure. Their was a lot of harrowing events however and a lot working against the soldiers and military witches of Fuso; the Fuso Army and Navy representatives in the meeting at one point during that time in the Fuso Sea Incident were at each others throats and rudely dismissed the console of both Army and Navy witches the joint meeting (dismissing the witches advice since to them the witches were "little girls" and "children" in their eyes, at the time at least), and things were only able to go forward when Taki Juno's Grandfather arrived at the cabinet meeting to try and vouch for the witches insists and plead with the Princess of Fuso for the survival of their people and nation (who was filling in for the Emperor during the meeting). It was after the consultation of the witches was accepted (albiate by some begrudgingly) they were able to finally break the neuroi's advance and ensure that the Neruoi wouldn't land on Fuso itself.

It's likely that what surviving neuroi of this failed attempt at invading fuso returned to the empty desert region to lick their wounds and recoup their losses. That said the empty desert region is still very much a mysterious, terrifying and dangerous place all the same.
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Urza3142 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
On your map, you have Korea inside the zone of the New Gobi Desert Hives. Yet, on your Neuroi Hive Locations map neither of the two Fortress Hives in the Gobi Desert extend out to the Korean Penninsula. Does this mean that the there are still people living there, and the Chinese Government decided to abandon the region, or that the desert hives have already smashed that area and it's basically uninhabited?

I'm asking this question for my fanfiction that takes place in Korea (ie Korean War).

Btw thanks for all the lovely maps. Very helpful for filling in details not mentioned on either the wiki or in the series.
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well acording to the canon, the ENTIRE AREA is completely deserted which is why it is called Empty Deser Land, I don't imagine is all completely deserted thought, it is possible there are some people still there, in the areas that are the farthest from the hives, such as the area near the Mongolian Empire and yes, Korea, althought I'd imagine too that it would be HIGHLY advised NOT TO GO THERE due to the danger, but you know how humans are, they'd go despite the risks, I don't imagine they'd build full cities, but more like "Comunity Like Bases" or something like that.

But if you want to se it in the Korean War which is 5-8 years after the war, you could make the argument that at some point, some if not all of those hives could already be destroyed so there would be no danger to set in there, so yeah, it can happen.

And thanks, I am glad my stuff can help people n_n
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Urza3142 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
There is so much twisting, tweaking, and adapting the original canon material that I think it would be plausible to have a few rather developed communities in the south attempt to band together and declare independence from China (since I imagine they feel like the Chinese government abandoned them).

I also notice that the Chinese have a Militarized and Cultural Witch rank of 0. Does that mean they don't have any witches in their military and they refuse to incorporate witches into their culture?
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I like it how you put it, If Korea is countd as part of the Chinese territory in here, they probably were under control of the Qin Dynasty, this means Korea hasn't been a nation for quite a while now, they'd want some independance assuming there are still Koreans left.

Indeed, due to their believes, they don't believe in the usage of witches in their armies, since ancient times, as such they have been kind of left out of the culture, which is why many Chinese Witches have chosen to migrate to other countries like the Mongolian Empire, Fuso or Vietnam where their talents are more apreciated.
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Anim2niax Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
That part of your map should be called Indochina Kingdom/Union

While Vietnam might be the largest among three, it is unacceptable that all three merge and still called Vietnam. It's just weird and might spark nonsensical arguments.
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? Why would it be controversial?
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Anim2niax Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2015
Because all three nations have a very long history, filled with cultures, identities and virtual everything you could imagine. Vietnam alone has its history date back to at least 4000 years ago, or Cambodians are proud of their history of a dominant Khmer Empire in ancient time....

In such a sense, a confederation operate under constitutional monarchy might works, but outright dominating forces from either of those three will always end up with civil wars and revolution. A confederation with each member retain their cultures, customs or traditions, as long as they don't collide with the common interests (a.k.a similar to Swiss) will be more acceptable.
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just a question before I answer, do you know what the context of this map is btw? Are you familiar with Strike Witches?
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Anim2niax Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
1. I'm familiar with Strike Witches, as being an anime otaku long enough

2. I can read the contest ---> which is why I will excuse myself xD xD xD I mistake this one which your vietnam map

3. This is the most important: It's just my idea. Of course I know the original world map.
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see.
Well, I'd imagine they allow them to have their own individual cultures and beliefs, I can't imagine why they wouldn't, they both practice the same religions don't they? I imagine that would take a lot of preasure for conflicts.

Also, consider that why would you fight among yourselves when there are Neuroi treatening humanity's existance? I think one of the overall themes in the SW series is "Unity" the sense they stand a chance if they unite as one, which is why you see more united countries or at least it seems they are, united people and etc, they have to in order to stand a chance against the Neuroi.

Also this is just 1945, the story keeps on going even if we don't see it, maybe in the future the countries will split into the territories they have today or into new ones, The Western Roman Empire in the SW laster abour 400 more than they did in real life so, it is possible that things like this will develop with time.

So yeah that's how I see it.
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you integrate Mongolia into it? o_O
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, Mongolia is already other territory in the SW called "The Great Mongolian Empire" you can see the map for it here: thanytony.deviantart.com/art/S…
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I meant that green/blue country in the north which is on the map but you integrated into China here.
That country is in the same place as our Mongolia while your Mongolia is in East Turkestan, a Turkic country, not Mongolian :D
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is much smaller than Real life mongolia, the thing is, this region on the map has no name, while on the other side the SW's Mongolia translating the text it says "Great Mongolian Empire" ( vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/s… )

It does still touches some territory from real life's mongolia, mostly on the west part, but it is indeed much more to the left taking space that would belong to Kazakhstan (Take into account as well that the world of SW is slightly altered with the exception of Africa)

I think I know what happened here, considering that one of the goals of Genghisi Khan when creating the Mongolian Empire was to get richer lands with more resources that their native land didn't offer to reduce the fights between the tribes, they probably moved the country to that place because it has more green and fertile areas than in their native land, they did own it when they were an empire so it is easy.

I think that's the reason of this change.
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