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Middle East - Anglo-Iberia by Neethis Middle East - Anglo-Iberia by Neethis
Ahh, here we are :D The map of the Middle East, from my Anglo-Iberian timeline. I've posted this seperate from Asia so as to allow for the nescessary detail to be shown, as well as being able to put something up in the meantime it's taking me to actually complete the storyline for Asia :P

I should say that Egypt is not based solely in Arabia, but rather controls both the Arabian peninsular and it's more classical lands in Africa - please marry up the image with the map of Africa to see the overlap :D

As always seems nescessary (and socially redundant) when I post A-H maps of the Middle East, I would like to make a disclaimer that I am not making any political, social, or religious statements by the production of this map, I am merely interpreting the many twisted convolutions of our potential and present reality and displaying them as I see fit ;)
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Assyrianic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wouldn't Syria be combined with Mesopotamia? Syria is geographically part of Mesopotamia.....
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I would say that it depends on the circumstances behind Syrian and Mesopotamian independence, and since I don't know exactly what the circumstances behind this map are, I can't give a reasonable explanation. I can say that just because Syria is geographically part of Mesopotamia, that doesn't mean that they have to be united politically. Just look at OTL Mesopotamia.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Do the Greeks get Smyrna as well?
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Neethis Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
No, the only parts of mainland Anatolia they win is the Asian part of Constantinople, plus a control zone around the cities borders.
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soolumy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
again, a suberb map, OHO, u even included all those islands off the coast of modern Turkey, and Greece, but shouldn't that small area to the west of ottoman turkey, be part of that red domain, seeing that Constantinople (Istanbul) is part of modern turkey, or was it like lost to the Greeks,oho and i feel compelled to say ,GO PERSAA!~!~!~!~!~!~!
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ETHER way, i love the ideas oF these what if maps u have created, if that is even what these maps are
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Neethis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Thanks muchly :D Indeed, the lands just west of Constantinople were captured by Greece, under the patronage of the Anglo-Iberian Empire.

Thanks for the compliments, it's always nice to hear that someone out there likes my stuff :)
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Nederbird Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Hmm... most interesting. *nods head*

It's interesting that you choose to make Persia into a Confederacy, which is rather plausible considering the many different Iranian peoples occupying those areas (Persians, Pashtuns, Kurds, Mazandaranis, Tajiks etc.) Another good decision IMO is putting Egypt in control Hejaz and Najd, for as Egypt was among the first (if not the veríy first!) Arab countries to modernize or attempt modernization, it would seem probably that they'd be able to conquer that land from whatever rivals they might've made there.

Though somethings confuse me, for example, the Achalsichan Republic: what is that? A Nagorno-Karabakh variant? An Adjaran nation-state? Another this that confuses me is Bahrain and Qatar, do they belong to Baluchistan or are they independent states?

A few things I'd like to point out is that the "Republic of Ottoman Turkey" should be written as the "Ottoman Republic of Turkey". Although the name itself is a bit contradictory in nature, since Ottoman is the name of the dynasty/lineage that ruled the empire, the word itself being a corrupted form of the proper word "Osman", which I believe to be the Turkish variant of the Arabic name "Uthman". Thus, it should either be the "Ottoman Kingdom of Turkey", the "Ottoman Sultanate of Turkey" or simply the "Republic of Turkey" as in our own world. I base this title on the one of present-day Jordan which is the "Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan", named after the country's ruling dynasty, the Hashemites.

Also, Aden would probably end up more as a Sultanate rather than a Kingdom, as the people there are rather conservative, at least if I remember it correctly. Though I'd like to hear the story behind the change if you decide to keep it as a kingdom. I'd be most interested to read your scenarios. :)

Med Vänliga Hälsningar, Nederbörd.
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Neethis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Thanks for the comments, questions, and compliments :D

In honesty, I can no longer remember the exact reason behind the formation of Achalsicha, lol :D I think I might have seen it on a map of the region from some time, and decided to include it - it's main purpose is as a story point about the political conflicts between Georgia and Armenia, and the respective roles of Russia and Prussia in the region.
Bahrain and Qatar are indeed parts of Baluchistan. Baluchistan having seceeded relatively peacefully and maintained close ties to the Anglo-Iberian Empire, tbe Empire didn't take too much issue when Baluch decided to invade and annex it's poorer and less politically stable neighbours in the Gulf...

Ahh, yes, you've seen one of my errors :D Turkey is in fact supposed to be an Ottoman controlled constitutional monarchy/sultanate, not a Republic at all... put it down to late night map making and lack of strong enough coffee... :)

Where places are named "Kingdoms", it's either a westernised transliteration, or else a deliberate example of a sponsored kingdom established by Anglo-Iberia or one of the other Imperial powers, similar to the Kingdom of Iraq from our own timeline.

Again, thanks for the comments :D I hope that all goes some way to answering a few of the questions. As for stories and scenarios, they're mostly based around the more westernised areas of the world, and around the Anglo-Iberian Empire specifically - the divergence point starts there, plus I'm a biased westerner and know less about the rest of the world... :D lol.
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Nederbird Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Thanks, that answered a lot of my questions. ^^

The main reason I put the Kingdom title in question is because the only difference between a kingdom and a sultanate is that a sultan, as opposed to a king, rules in accordance with the laws of Sharia, making the country a theocratic monarchy, more or less. The only such countries left existing today I think are Brunei and Oman.

Besides, another question, what's the capital of Mesopotamia? Baghdad or Babylon? It would be cool if they'd have a restored and expanded babylon as their capital! :D
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