Monday, April 14, 2014

Map Monday: Map of North America, 1750 by PlatoonSgt

I have always been interested in timelines where the British do not dominate the east coast of North America, so I of course took notice of this map from PlatoonSgt which was posted at AlternateHistory.com:
This map is from PlatoonSgt's timeline Where Hearts Were Entertaining June. It is set in a world where the little known English Armada was more successful in breaking the power of the Spanish navy. I hope to catch up with the timeline in the near future, but to get back to the map, in this timeline the British colonize Brazil and the Gulf Region, leaving the east coast to the French, Dutch and Portuguese. Although I am not sure yet where PlatoonSgt plans to take his timeline (although he hints at Brazil becoming a world power), it does seem we are looking at a North America that is more divided and ethnically diverse than it is in our timeline. Should be interesting.

Honorable mentions this week go to Flags of the Confederacy by xt828 and the Kingdom of Boa Esperan├ža by Reagent. If you want to submit a map for consideration for the next Map Monday, email me at ahwupdate at gmail dot com with your map attached and a brief description in the body of the email.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. Check out his short fiction. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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