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ComCom World, 2077 - map by Neethis ComCom World, 2077 - map by Neethis
It's Big Ass Map time!

I tried out other sizes of this map and nothing looked right, and I just couldn't be arsed about slicing it into sections and posting them individually, so here we go - one giant map of the world from my ComCom timeline, the year 2077.
The map shows the Earth-bound territories of the three main powers, the Communist Commonwealth, the League of Allied Nations, and the Progressive Union. Grey lines within countries show nations within a confederacy or personal union.

The map is set three months before the invention of the Atherton-Richmond Engine, the greatest invention in fusion technology the world had ever seen - and the cause of one of its greatest social disasters...



The ARE was a revolutionary type of fusion reactor, developed at labs in Cambridge, Britain, in collaboration with scientists from around the Progressive Union - a transnational organisation formed from previously communist and capitalist nations who broke away from the ComCom and the LoAN, and taking up the philosophies of Douglas Everret, who preached that humanities lack of scientific advancement would one day be it's downfall, and that scientific and social progress should be made at all cost.
Fusion reactors had been used for half a century by this point, but they were bulky, expensive, and difficult to maintain. The ARE were built in a solid-state, could be mass-produced, were cheap to fuel and run, and were immensely versatile - they could be built to any size bigger than a tin can, and the energy produced could easily be converted to any use that was needed.
Hailed as a triumph of modern technology and the saviour of mankind, the news of the ARE's invention went around the world within a day. A week later, the world was on the verge of war.

While larger, older fusion reactors powered many national grids in the world's more advanced countries, most nations still relied on fossil fuels. With the news of the invention of the ARE - and the promise of virtually free energy they brought - the price of these fossil fuels plummeted. Owners of fossil fuel stocks pumped and sold their fuels faster than ever, attempting to sell it off while it was still worth something. This just served to devalue it even faster. A week after the announcement, oil prices stood at 50¢ a barrel, and the world's economy, still built around that oil price, faultered and collapsed. Few countries didn't feel the impact of the switch, with the only ones even partly spared being the members of the Progressive Union, by virtue of their forward-planning (and a covert document sent to the various PU governments letting them know of the ARE invetion, a month before it's public release).


That's all I can think to write for now, I may update it later when I'm not busy. Comments and questions always welcome :)
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:iconsingaporecommunist:
SingaporeCommunist Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I love this so much!
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EDDsworldbatboy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
..fallout?
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Huh? No... :P
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EDDsworldbatboy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
i mean at 2077 theres fallout right?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
That's the date of the nuclear bombs, yeah :D nothing to do with this map though
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EDDsworldbatboy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
i know....
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
ok then...
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DanDan26 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! Pennsylvainia goes from the delaware river to where present wyoming is! Go PA!!!
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
...actually that's Ohio [link] :D lol
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DanDan26 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry about my past self. He was so oblivious to everything except life itself.
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Darkdingo20 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
GREATER AUSTRALIA KICKS EVERYONES ASS!
:)
Cool map man!
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DanDan26 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep they're never in any war until WWIII...
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thanks, and thanks for the fave :D
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Nurgal Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Kingdom of the Amazon, lol. wtf is with that name? I can't see any democracies making alliances with names that remembers absolutism
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Did you see any of the earlier maps? If not, then you don't know the backstory... :) The monarchy of Portugal (restored in 1951 by António de Oliveira Salazar under King Fernando III) fled to Brazil during the Communist Revolution, and was eventually recognised there under a constitutional monarchy, inspired by the British monarchy's creation of the Canadian throne. Over the years, the other nations of the Amazon Kingdom were annexed to Brazil either by their own volition, or through warfare, mostly as a check to the expansion of the Commune to the south. Make more sense now...? :)
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Nurgal Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Aye, the only other map i've seen is the 2120 one

But why would some Brazil accept the king of Portugal as it's monarch? We're pretty independent from portugal back in 1951(which is way before the Portuguese communist revolution in your world, i suppose)...Ya Know, i think i missed something about your world, lol.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Eh, I must admit, I did it mostly to serve the story :D
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Arcalian Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
The end of fossil fuel dependency will come, one way or another.
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
But if it comes overnight, we're in trouble ;)
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Nederbird Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Technocracy for the win! :D

Communism and capitalism be damned, let science lead the way!

Hehe, jokes aside, the Progressive Union was a nice idea, I can imagine some pretty different nations being united under that banner, considering they're from both blocks. I'd definetely live in the United Netherlands had I been able to pick a place, that place sounds nice. ^^

I see that the marxists have taken most of the Romance speaking world and Asia, that doesn't surprise me. Most South European and South Asian countries had pretty strong communist movements during the Cold War (and some still have), so it's just fitting for them to be part of ComCom. Though I take that Moscow doesn't have as central a position in the new community than it did during our Cold War, letting the member states envision their own form of capitalism, or? I can guess that the Communists in Greater Syria, whether Arab or Hebrew, would take the Zionists' concept of kibbutzim and fill the entire country with them. XD

Funny to see Sudan and Saudi Arabia being Communist, guess that religion really is the "opium of the masses" after all. XD Though I'm surprised to see that Ethiopia is neutral, seeing as how it had a Communist dicatorship even in our own Cold War. Any explanation to that?

Really awesome map though, and the ARE is a neat idea. Nothing like a little bit of global chaos. ^^
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
:D

Much of what is communist is Arabia, Africa, and Europe was taken by communist forces in the Second Arctic War which ended in 2011, with various puppet governments established in those countries to rule things as members of the ComCom. Over time, those governments got greater independance from the more central communist powers of Russia, China, or Britain, and some (like the European Union) allied with each other to gain more power, or some (like Ethiopia, Somalia, some of the PU members) left the ComCom altogether.

Where a nation is grey, that doesn't mean it's not communist or capitalist, just that it's not a member of one of the alliances. Ethiopia in particular left the ComCom after succumbing to a military coup, and is now a dictatorist junta. Venezula is currently run by a absolutist catholic theocracy ;)
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Nederbird Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Latin American Absolutist Catholic Theocracy... I like the sound of that. ^^

Thou should really try and get this made into a game someday.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I'd love to, but that would probably require far too much focus and energy :D lol
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Permlid Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Yay for Soviet Sweden!
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
If you like that sort of thing :D
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lamnay Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Very interesting, and large.
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
lol thanks. I know, nothing else looked good enough >_<
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lamnay Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Not criticizing it, it looks great that size.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Ta :D
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CSDifferent Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Nice prediction... Seems possible~ .... Extremely possible...
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Thanks, and thanks for the fave :D
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CSDifferent Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
No problem~~
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