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Long project took long -_- But hopefully it's worth it :D I've been wanting to do this one for a while now, and it's been a good break from my research and writing of the Alexander-timeline...

Here be the solar system of the year 2125, in my ComCom timeline. I think it's all pretty self-explanatory; the labels near each planet show the major organisations present on their surfaces and in the locality - a "major organisation" being defined as that which controls a significant portion of the planet's economy, politics, or people :D

Beyond Uranus, there are few locations with any significant human presence - an Alliance-oriented outpost on Triton, and a research waystation on Sedna are pretty much it. As yet, humanity is limited to slower-than-light travel, and while a clutch of pioneer-probes are speeding out towards the nearest few stars and extrasolar planets, the signs of humanity (and the complexities of it's cultures and politics) beyond Uranus are few and far between.

I can't think of anything else to write - I've spent a good portion of my day on this, and my mind is now blank - but feel free to ask any question that comes to mind about the map :D Hope you enjoy!


Please, don't use without my permission :)
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StoryWithoutWords Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
What is Juno?
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FlakyEspurrPin144 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Juno is an asteroid in the asteroid belt; in this timeline, it was knocked out of the asteroid belt and captured by Venus.
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StoryWithoutWords Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Uhhhh. I liked that very much.
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Dalekleader117 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
well for the empires on mercury at least they won't have to worry about lack of solar power
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Clayzee95 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Was the asteroid Juno hi-jacked over to Venusian Orbit as a first step in terraforming?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
It was indeed :) The actual terraforming project itself was scrapped later in the timeline after the devestation of Earth during the Solar War, but not after Juno had been reduced by over 50% of it's initial mass, water dumped en mass into the Venusian atmosphere as the carbon was being sequestered
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Jethrbau Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
No Neptune??
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Neethis Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
No colonies out there yet, no :)
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StoryWithoutWords Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
They should think seriously in colonizing Neptune's moon Triton and get access to all that Helium-3
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still-sammywhiskers Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
is juno a moon of venus?
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Nederbird Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Love it! Though I think that the "Moon Commonwealth" should be renamed "Lunar Commonwealth", sound cooler that way. ^^

I'd really like to see this as a film or play it as a game right now, this universe is just so cozy. ^^
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Neethis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Ahh indeed it does, but it's not just THE Moon - it's an organisation including both the independant factions on our own Moon, and some smaller factions on moons throughout the solar system; mainly those of Jupiter who banded together to avoid forced incorporation into the Jovian League. The independant Phobos is also closely associated with them :)

Thanks muchly :D you're not the only one - I just wish I had the money and/or skills to make something more out of it, lol.
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crisandm Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it even possible to travel to Sedna. I thought it was really really far away.
Everything else though is awesome, especiallly the terraformed Mars.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
It'll come within about 76 AU during the next century - a combination of fusion drives and a generaional ship could get there in this timeline :) It's likely that the majority of the population out at Sedna have never set foot in the inner system, though, and were born either in space or on Sedna itself. The dwarf planet is the site of various telescopes and experiments that are very gravitationally sensitive - the flexing of space for FTL technologies, for instance ;)

Thanks :D
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crisandm Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. Although at the same time kind of sad seeing as the colonists would never know what earth is like (albeit a bit war torn right now).
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
True :) Not like they're on their own in that respect though - I would doubt many natives of Mars even would've visited Earth... though I guess at least they have their own biosphere and breathable air, don't need to live their entire lives in domes, lol.
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DJaked Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
lol so much for no more comcom
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Hah I couldn't resist :D I've wanted to try out a star system map like this for a while, and it turned out better than I'd hoped :)
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eternalweirdmiracle Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
great
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Thanks :)
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Permlid Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Fascinating as always.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Ta :D
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AngelBlue01 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Amazing! I've never seen so large a map of the Solar Systen in an alternate history project before.

Did you draw all the planets yourself?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Thanks muchly :D and ta for the fave.

Pretty much, as painstaking as some were >_< I used north pole maps for both Earth and Jupiter, but the atmospheres and shading is my own on those too (the Jupiter one also required the smudging to get it to look quite right). I also cheated on Saturn's rings, but I reckon I COULD do them myself, if I had the time (and cared enough :D).

Thanks again for the comment :)
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Arcalian Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Very well done and nice attention to detail! Though I kept thinking the outer moons should be colored according to what power held them, and it wasn't till I got to the inner planets that I got the idea.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Thanks :D Yeah I think it's due to the orientation - I tried a few other ways, like having the sun to the left and planets out to the right, but this looked best.
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lamnay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Wow this looks great. When it says "Alliance" is the political term for "The Third Empire and whoever they feel like bringing along" or do other Alliance nations have major roles to play?

You know this timeline reminds me S. M. Stirling's The Lords of Creation books for some reason.

I know what you mean about doing work and then not being able to write anything.
You've got lots of info, but no structure to it. Plus you can't be arsed.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Thanks :D the Third Empire is by far the most powerful organisation within the Alliance (only one which kept a hold on it's Martian colonies during the Fusion Wars), and was the nation which lead the formation of the Alliance from the ruins of the LoAN. The other major powers are the Kingdom of the Amazon and the Ares Alliance, but the Pan-African League is coming on leaps and bounds - they provided a lot of the funding, people, and effort during the colonisation of Oberon, via the Kisanangi Space Elevator in the Congo :)

Hmm never read them - never heard of them, actually, heh. Any good?
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lamnay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Fascinating, sounds like an interesting world. What's the bio-tech like in SpessCommies?

Yeah, they are based on the idea that Mars and Venus did not turn out to be the disappointments they were on our world and are more like the world imagine in pulp.
A dying mars and a vibrant tropical Venus, with living rugs and dinosaurs respectively.
And of course sexy Martians and Venusians.

In this world there have been no wars apart from the odd scuffle in Africa since 1967, the USA-Commonwealth Alliance, EastBloc (Chinese tail wagging the Russian dog) and "Even the French and their pissant little European Union" are too focused on space exploration.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Not greatly advanced - biotech generally has been largely ignored in favour of energy and weapons, besides relatively basic level genetic engineering and gerontological treatments (the average lifespan by this point is almost 180 years - on Earth, at least), and the main use of GE life has been increased crop yields and in the terraformation processes - most Martian life is GE adapted to cold, salt, and low atm pressure, and there's a thriving bacterial monoculture all across Venus due to the actions of one rogue Ruski scientist...
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lamnay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
What does the Venusian bacteria do? Just survive or terraform?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
They take in CO2 from the atmosphere and minerals from the ground, and break it down into carbon and oxygen using heat energy from the atmosphere. Then they give off the oxygen and sequester the carbon as either graphite or diamond, depending on how hot an area they're in. Down in the hottest and high-pressured lowlands, great reefs of diamond have built up over the years, and Venusian diamond is one of the planet's main products, used in an array of industrial processes from lasers to fusion engines :)
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lamnay Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Turning something that the Bourgeosie use to show their exploitation of the proletariat into cheap industrial product, a true Hero of the Union.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Dead now though :( Killed when the windows were blown out (then in again) at his labs on Ishtar Terra...
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Nice picture, but why is the asteroid Juno now a moon of Venus?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Thanks, it was moved there by the Coalition, as a staging and transfer base in Venusian orbit :) Venus rotates far too slow for a space elevator, so the Juno base lessens the amount of energy needed to transfer goods too and from the planet - basically it was moved to make the Venusian economy viable, heh.
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xeroith Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
going off of this; they have the technology to move a friggin dwarf-planet sized satellite across half the solar system safely, accurately, and effectively, but not faster than light travel?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
It was very much a case of strap fusion engines to it, and send it inwards :D It took about 20 years to get it from the asteroids to Venus, and by 2125 it's still not in an entirely stable orbit, swinging close and far from Venus a tad unpredictably.

I don't quite know where you get the comparison between this idea and FTL technology - the two are rather different projects. Moving a moon just takes energy and a lot of calculation; making an FTL drive means getting around some laws of physics - or at least being able to create stable wormholes ;) and besides, the idea has also been discussed as a potential plan to aid the terraforming of Venus, and that was involving one of the ice comets, or even one of the smaller moons of Saturn. Moving an asteroid from the Belt is child's play compared to catching a comet or shifting a moon all the way from Saturn.
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xeroith Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
haha, I'm getting the idea because the different of moving something that big in 20 years as to speed of light, not near the same in time, but still saying if one is capable, not to mention steering the other might as well be, but ok. And catching a comment nearby venus is childs play to moving a dwarf that far.
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