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Gateways - Americas by Neethis Gateways - Americas by Neethis
My first finished piece for quite a while :) It's part of an emerging project which I'm still developing, about a parrallel world which diverges over the first half of the 19th century.
The Earth of the Gateways timeline is more advanced than our own, with widely developed colonies across the solar system by the dawn of the new millenium. This advancement is down to the development of the Gateway system itself; akin to the Stargates, Gateways have been built across Earth and on numerous other worlds in the solar system, allowing industry, commerce, and colonisation to flourish.

Not all the boundries and situation of this world are tied down just yet, but feel free to ask questions, as always, and I'll try to answer and build the world to the best of my abilities :)
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:iconarmygeneral13:
Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I knew those gun loving rednecks would break away from the Union! 
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daedalus725 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
my state nooo
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StoryWithoutWords Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
My country has been eaten by Costa RicaSTITCH LLORA STITCH LLORA STITCH LLORA 
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like this but I have one question. Why is New Mexico in the CSA and Arizona in the USA??
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GohanLSSJ2 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Nice alternate History map.

Germany having American Colonies!? I never thought I'd see that...

I see that now there are USA, CSA and FCA That's certainly an interesting development.

And then we have Brazil, the- wait, THIRD Republic? Those guys were certainly busy weren't they?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Thanks :)

I imagined that a weaker Mexico might just make a stronger FCA :D I had a timeline of Brazil's revolutions and restorations and one point, but alas it died with the old computer...
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Canadakid97 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! These are one of the few maps on Deviantart that I actually love! The ones that look simple and recognizable, both in visuals and reference. I even love the scenario this is based on (the result of the aftermath of the U.S. civil war right?), and also what I found intresting was the German Alaska, like how did that happen? Besides that, I really like the concept behind this! I've made an ATL map similar to this scenario, only it's the result of the French winning the seven years war. The link is right here: canadakid97.deviantart.com/art… Check it out if you have the time too!
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where did you find a base map large enough for this?
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Again, I made it myself ;)
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From what map? I realize that you took the time to trace this all out in GIMP or what have you, I just can't find an adequate map of the western hemisphere to do my own outline.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Ah I see, sorry :) it's from two seperate maps, one of North Am. and one of South Am. which I put together in GIMP. I dont know the exact websites I got them from; I just used google images :P lol. Takes a bit of resizing and skewing to get the two to line up properly, but most maps of both north and south am. show at least Panama, where you can line them up well...
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recognize which ones they are, I was just hoping to avoid that.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
lol, sorry :D
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you use a different map to get the borders?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I usually cobble together a few different historical maps off Wikicommons showing the borders that I want to use, or just do it by eye :P
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OldKingKohler Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
At times the Prussians considered or where offered the chance of taking all of Denmark, but they didn't speak German. Plus the islands might have declared independence, been seized by the British, or rejoined Norway. How their are indepdnedt Carribean islands and how they consider those lands as "German" instead of Prussian suggests a few many changes in this timeline. Obviously. May I ask if the Germans have the Spanish, Danish, and British Virgin Islands?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
This timeline is being retroacted, so don't consider anything shown on this map as canon at the moment :D at any rate, the Germany of this timeline hold Denmark and has made a protectorate/vassal out of Norway. There is no "Prussia" as such by this time (this map is supposed to represent the modern day) but the resultant Germany of this world is far more Prussian leaning, with Bavaria having retained independance for a long time after the unification of Germany. I havn't shown the spanish Virgin islands in this map, but Spain itself is a part which i'm working on, this i'm not sure who owns them yet :) lol
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Well, Germany must have been super lucky to manage getting both Greenland AND Scandinavia. Was there any point of divergence?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Germany doesn't have all Scandinavia, just Denmark and Iceland :)
Divergence is a tricky issue, as with most of my timelines :P lol. There's a lot of points of issue, notably the victory of the CSA and the invention of the Gate technology, but I've got no worked out timeline.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
It still doesn't explain how they managed to annex Alaska of all places.
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
It still belonged to Russia :)
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
It technically says "Germany."
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
It does now :D It belonged to Russia still up til the Great War (not entirely analogous with our own WW1), and was ceded to Germany as repatriation.
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Wow. That's some interesting world you've made there.
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Ta :D Just wish I could finish it off with the other continents.
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frenchfriar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, I like your choice of states.
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thanks, and thanks for the fave :)
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:iconwhanzel:
whanzel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Very nice!


That is all.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Thanks :)
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htilden42 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What's that thin state between Virginia and Tennessee labelled 'Fr.'?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Franklin :) One of the reformations initiated by the Confederacy after victory in the Civil War was the right for citizens and counties to secede from their respective states in order to form new states to better represent them. As well as historical Franklin ( [link] ) breaking away from Tennessee, Florida divided into East and West, and Texas was divided into three new states; Texas, Bell, and Price (the latter two named after two of the original surveyors of Texas before it's admission to the Union) :)
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htilden42 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, ok.

That reform could also serve to over-represent certain areas of the country in the Senate, if they still got 2 representatives per state
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Hmm, true :) I'll have to think of a way the CSA senate is organised perhaps...
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where did the name Orinoco come from?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
[link]

Orinoco is the river that flows through the area, as well as the old name of the province when it was ruled by Spain. It gained it's independance from Britain in the early 19th century, before which it had been a dependant nation cut from Venezuela during a war which had initially broken out over the status of British Guyana, which Venezuela had laid a claim to :)
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see. that is good knowledge.
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bubba145 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
i would have assumed the CSA would have taken Cuba as a colony or a state by this point.
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Why so? In the early days they did try to bargin with Spain for Cuba and a few other islands, but without success. They WERE more succesful in negotiations with Mexico, of course ;)
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:iconbubba145:
bubba145 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
okay then just saying military could have done it.
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
True :D But the Confed's wanted to keep good relations with European powers; an assault in the Caribbean would've made an enemy of Spain, and perhaps given Britain and France a reason to doubt their support of the newly independant Confederacy.
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bubba145 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
right then.
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gabe-seers Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
All hail the Kaiser-Reich! :D
If Germany somehow has Alaska, things do not look good for the Russians...
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Hey, this is a bountiful and peaceful German Republic :D The wars were settled decades ago, and the world's been in a general state of peace under the Stockholm Congress (a sort of parrallel UN) for a long time. At any rate, with the technology of this timeline strategic advantage sort of goes out the window, when you can just send your troops directly to your enemies capital through a wormhole... :)
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gabe-seers Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Sounds interesting! Is the timeline posted here? Or on alternate history.com?

And the wormhole device sounds like it could be used for a lot of mischief ;3
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Neither, yet :) I'm working on other maps in this series, and I'm thinking about doing a run down of technologies unique to this timeline; the gateways are only one of the developments where they're ahead of us :)
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gabe-seers Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Technologies? Ooh, cool! If you want some artworks on those, I'd love to provide those too! (That is, if you don't mind of course...I'm no concept artist :D )
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Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Thanks, I'll let you know if I can think of anything I need a pic for! :D
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:iconazdaracylius:
Azdaracylius Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Alaska to Germany?!
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:iconneethis:
Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Indeed ;) It's not quite the Germany we knew from our world, though
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Imuildaeren Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
nice map
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