Just a quick design:
Photo by NASA.
Just a quick design:
Photo by NASA.
I know it’s a bit early, but if the supermarkets can carry Christmas candy by late September, I can use it as the tagline for another “vintage” travel poster:
I tried to create an “Earth by night” look for the shadow (night) side of Earth. I think it looks fairly decent, although it’s not perfect. The sun’s reflection needs some perspective work (I couldn’t fix it) – think that would help a lot.
Other works in this “series”:
The Federated Nations – successor to the United Nations – use this flag:
To be fair, I just threw something together; I did not really assign any meaning to the symbols. I did want to remove some of the clutter from the globe, and I think that works nicely. I also prefer a deep blue to the old UN light blue, it’s a nicer, fuller color this way, giving the flag more “presence”.
But if anybody has a good suggestion on what the stars could stand for – let me know. I thought about continents, or planets in the solar system – I could change the number of stars after all – but neither sounds overly compelling.
Earth 2174 maps with minor fixes:
No big changes in these. I did try to come up with more changes for southern Africa, but I found nothing that I could use. I guess either something will present itself once I write a more detailed timeline, or Africa may indeed become a fairly quiet area. They sure would deserve that.
Members of the Federated Nations, the successor organization of the United Nations:
This map should be considered as a “draft” – I may still change the status of a few nations. Either way, some notes may be in order:
Here’s a bonus map for Earth in the year 2174; Active conflicts.
China: The Vietnamese are opposing annexations, though the conflict has lost some of its severity. Xinjiang is resisting re-integration into the Chinese Empire; it’s the last hold-out from the Chinese civil war that ended the PRC.
Pakistan: After nearly a Century of peace, the Islamic Union has begun stirring up trouble in the rural areas, inciting tribal leaders to start a rebellion against central rule. Pakistan enjoys the full support of its closest ally, India, and observers expect this rebellion to be beaten down quickly.
Middle East: The Islamic Union is attempting to drive back the Russians, who still occupy part of Iran. It’s a long, drawn out conflict of asymetric warfare – the Russians view it more as a police action against terrorists than as a real war.
Africa: The Islamic Union continues its expansion slowly, but surely. Other African countries are coordinating their defenses and are in talks of settling the IU problem for good. The Andean Community, the EU, and the Chinese Empire are attempting to prevent an all-out African war.
South America: Bolivia and Chile are suffer from an unending series of border incidents; resentment still run deep on the Chilean side over the annexation of the corridor to the Pacific by Bolivia. Defense commitments by the other Andean Community partners discourage a Chilean attack, but it is an open secret that Chile is trying to rally other South American nations for an alliance against Bolivia.
Meanwhile, Colombia is attempting to negotiate a release of occupied territories that Colombia had to cede to Venezuela. Armed, pro-Colombia resistance, has committed a number of atrocities and hardened the Venezuelan stance, however, and no peaceful agreement seems possible.
The final version of the Earth 2174 map:
Took me way too long, and I still feel that especially the southern half of Africa needs some border changes – but it’ll do for now. Now I know what big nations exist in 2174, and that means I can proceed with what I am really after: Exploring other solar systems!
I’ve added more nations to my Earth 2174 political map, and changed the geopolitical scene just a tad.
The map is almost ready, I think I’ll do the rest over the weekend.
Did more work on this map. Most of Africa still has current borders, and I do think that needs to change.
More work next week…
Update on my Earth map:
Slowly getting somewhere. I feel like my border changes are not radical enough yet, though..