Monday, April 6, 2015

Map Monday: In At the Death by Lynn Davis (a.k.a. ToixStory)

This week I get to feature one of my favorite map makers again, Lynn Davis (a.k.a. ToixStory), whose new map is titled: "In At the Death":
This in an "Entente victory" timeline where Erich Ludendorff is injured at the Battle of Li├Ęge and thus is not around to drive the Russians out of Germany in the east. Although the war is still rather bloody, Germany is eventually defeated after the Western allies drive across the Rhine and Russia reaches the outskirts of Berlin. Germany surrenders in 1917 and the country is split per the map you see above, which I may add is extremely well done. You can really see the effort Lynn put into this map.

The post-war world sees a "Cold War" develop between the Western Europeans and Russia, who have divided Europe between them. Russia in particular is an interesting player in this universe, what with avoiding the Revolution/Civil War and now able to project power across Europe and perhaps the world. I always like timelines like this and I think creators miss out on the innumerable possibilities that come out of World War I, besides the Central Powers winning the war. You can read more about the description of this world on AlternateHistory.com and Lynn's blog.

Honorable mention this week goes out to Reagant's "Zion Kenya", which features another favorite timeline of mine: alternate Israels. Also don't forget to check out Paul Levinson's map from The Plot to Save Socrates. If you want to submit a map 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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