Monday, July 6, 2015

Map Monday: Territory of Iceland & the Faroes by Theminer220

In our history, Iceland eventually gained independence from Denmark, while the Faroe Islands (or Faroes) are a self-governing territory in the Danish Realm (a much cooler sounding organization than it really is). Theminer220, however, supposes both countries' histories could have taken a different path in his "Territory of Iceland & the Faroes" map:
Now admittedly this map doesn't have much of a scenario. Essentially the British are better off at the start of World War II and handle to occupation and administration of Iceland and the Faroe Islands by themselves, with minimal help from the Americans, after Denmark falls to the Nazis. From 1940 to 1944, both exist as the short-lived Territory of Iceland & the Faroes that eventually becomes an independence republic when World War II ends.

So pretty simple scenario, but for once I am putting the art over the story. I really just liked the use of colors and positioning of two land masses. You can really see that a lot of effort and time was put into making this map and even though Theminer220 is a newcomer to, I still thought his work deserved a shout out here on Map Monday.

Honorable mention this week goes out to Rvbomally's "Under the Jackboot", featuring a world where fascism is the dominant form of government on the planet. 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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