Monday, May 5, 2014

Map Monday: State of Israel by Gian

Today's map is a simple yet elegant map that speaks loudly about the changed world without having to show said world. It is titled "State of Israel" by Gian, which I first saw on AlternateHistory.com, but you can also check it out on the author's DeviantArt page. Anyway, enough talk, here is the map:
Although you can read the full description through the links above, this version of Israel is set in a world where the British did not try to limit Jewish immigration to Palestine, thus the Mandate is majority Jewish by 1945. This has major changes to Middle East history (as you can see there is no Saudi Arabia), but the author touches little on the rest of the world. What kind of effect would a more liberal Jewish immigration policy have on the Holocaust? That is a difficult question to answer, but I like simple maps that present hard questions.

Honorable mention this week goes to "Washington State County Map (Alternity)" by Airwolf fanatic94 and the "Federation of the Alps" by Xibalba. 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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