I Make Maps and Map Accessories
So, I am going to finally get to work on a map series, depicting one world in several forms via maps and such. Kind of an exhibition of a world, if you will. Yes, this is being done alongside my work on the tutorial. Anyway, right now I have three main ideas for a map series, and I'd like to see which one you would all prefer. The selections are below:#1: After the Eagles Fell
In a world where Napoleon was slightly more successful in forming a French Empire but less so in spreading across Europe, the French Empire and Austrian Empire ruled Europe together as allies from the mid-19th century onwards, dominating the continent in trade, industrialization, and military. That is, however, until the dawn of the 20th when the tides began to change.
After no small hardship, an alliance of Britain, Germany, and Russia managed to bring down the dual imperial eagles for good, at last breaking the back of the Franco-Austrian alliance that had, for nearly a century, ruled over Europe and beyond. However, now the world is split up between the victors, who now begin to look at each other as potential enemies for the future....#2: The Grand Exhibition
In this world, the British Empire never fell, but was rather federated, in a somewhat reluctant move which placed, above all, the Indian states on top of the empire's power structure, leading to a drastic swing of British power toward the Indian Ocean. A great shift in the balance of power threatens to upset the British Empire, but in another way has allowed it to prosper and succeed as a superpower like never before.
However, the Empire is not without enemies. The Chinese, the Russians, the Germans, and the Americans all look bitterly toward the Empire's power and wealth, and seek a way to change the world's balance of power toward a more favorable outcome for themselves, whatever the cost may be...#3 Indian Summer
In a different world, war rages in North America as titanic foes clash all across the world. Nations once colonies in North America now fight each other for dominance over the continent, while their former masters in Europe do battle across swelter battlefields in an Indian Summer that never seems to end. The victors are as of yet unknown, but whoever wins will be the dominant force in the world, and that is all that matters.
In this war there are no real winners, but rather who can hold out longest against the destruction and ravages of the conflict. What is certain, however, is that Europe and North America will never the same peaceful, tranquil place it once was when all the fighting is over.