With Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, however, EA created a different timeline when the defeated Soviet leadership go back in time and kill Einstein in 1927. The now altered future features the Soviets on the verge of conquering Europe, but now there is a new faction: Japan. This new timeline got generally positive reviews, but I still think I liked rvbomally's (author of "Ad Astra Per Aspera") version of "Red Alert" featured on this map:
What I liked more about the map and the scenario that rvbomally crafted is that it really does fix the implausible elements of the Red Alert series, while still keeping some of the common tropes associated with the game. It is a good example about how a fan with some smarts can do a better job with a world then the people are paid to create it.
Honorable mentions this week go out to "Republica Portuguesa" by Reagent and these maps on what Russia hopes Europe becomes in the next couple of decades featured on io9. 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.