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Mid-East - Butterfly Hurricane by Neethis Mid-East - Butterfly Hurricane by Neethis
Okay, so it didn't take me as long as I thought it would, heh.

As I mentioned in my journal, I've split the map of Asia for Butterfly Hurricane into two sections; the Middle East, and the rest of Asia. I felt that a larger map didn't do the changes in the Middle East justice - therefore, here you are, heh.

Main changes include the formation of a united Kurdistan, created under the auspices of the League of Nations. A weaker Saudi Kingdom, crippled by various sanctions and wars, lead to the various changes on the Arabian peninsula; the formation of the Kingdom of Hejaz as it broke away, Aden survived as an independant state, and both Yeman and Oman took various lands in the south.

On the Mediterranean coast, Israel was cut out of Palestine in a different manner; a different break up plan was chosen, leaving Israel in the north, and a unified Palestine in the south, rather than leaving Israel breaking up two sections of a broken Palestinian state.
A vicious war between this Israel (in coordination with a Jewish controlled Egypt) and this Lebanon resulted in the crushing of Lebanon, and its eventual absorption into a Greater Israel. Jerusalem still remains a League of Nations territory, under the joint jurisdiction of the entire Security Council.


Disclaimer: Any comments about our current real world situation WILL be marked as spam. I am not interested in discussing our Israel, Gaza, Arab-Israel relations, Judaism, Islam, or anything else that will inevitably descend into a flame war if certain types of people get their teeth into it - that isn't what I create maps for. This is ALTERNATE history for a reason.
That being so, I DO welcome cordial discussion about the history of the region, and any other comments regarding the maps that aren't sparks, as always :)
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Paranartist Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Awesome!!!


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Neethis Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Thanks, and thanks for the fave :D
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Paranartist Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
U wellcome!


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AngelBlue01 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
I like it, perfectly possible except for the "Jewish controlled Egypt" which I want to hear more about.

The borders of the Kingdom of Hejaz are slightly different than the OTL ones on the Wikipedia article's map. Very interesting idea keeping it independent!

Does the smaller Iraq ever invade Kuwait in this timeline? Come to think of it, a more heavily divided Middle East would be fodder for any of these powers if they wanted more land, especially Greater Israel and Iran.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Ahh I wish I remembered what preceded THAT decision, heh. I haven't worked on this timeline for a while, and I don't remember all the details...

I feel this version of the Middle-East would be just as prone (if not more) to war as our own, unfortunately :(
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Setsu-san Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Student Artist
So you let Kurdistan be free, but not a "Greater Armenia" or a Bedouin state?
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Neethis Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Nope, *I* did nothing! The League of Nations of this timeline did it all! :D
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