Monday, November 16, 2015

Map Monday: A Russian In the Pacific by Lynn Davis

Sometimes you just can't keep a good alternate cartographer down. That's why Lynn Davis has returned once again to Map Monday and the map I chose to feature from her is titled "A Russian In the Pacific":
There are a couple reasons why I picked this map. First, its because the scenario actually comes from this blog. Specifically from Flag Friday: Russian Philippines by well-known guest contributor Sam McDonald, who commissioned the above map from Lynn. In this timeline Russia is more Pacific oriented and gained control of the Philippines (or Petrines in ATL) from Spain. Seventy years later, the Petrines are an integral part of the Russian Empire and have a cosmopolitan culture.

The second reason is rather straightforward: this is just another damn good map from Lynn. It is in a style that she describes as "atlas" and I enjoy the infobox and other add-ons to the map. It does look like Sam got his money worth with this one. More importantly, if you would like a map from Lynn, she is doing commissions and has a Patreon page. It always important to support the creators in our community so I highly recommend you check those links out if you get the chance.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update, a blogger on Amazing Stories and a Sidewise Awards for Alternate History judgeWhen not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the day when travel between parallel universes becomes a reality. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter and YouTube. Learn how you can support his alternate history projects on Patreon.

1 comment:

  1. Look at the DNA of the filipinos it comes from siberia russia. Here are all the MNOPS*-M526 results from Karafet et al. (2010): The filipinos have high levels of K2-M526 which is found in russia more than the chinese which have zero amounts !!

    Mainland/Southeast Asia
    0/48 Taiwanese Aboriginals
    22/48 = 45.8% Philippines
    0/70 Vietnam
    2/32 = 6.3% Malaysia
    0/165 China (Han)
    0/58 China (Miao)
    0/51 China (She)
    0/49 China (Tujia)
    0/60 China (Yao)

    The remains of Ust'-Ishim man, dating from approximately 45,000 BP and found in Omsk Oblast, Russia, appear to belong to the paragroup K2* (M526).[1]

    Haplogroup NO (K2a) includes most males among Southeast Asian, East Asian and Finno-Ugric populations.

    The descendants of K2b include the major haplogroups M; S, P, Q, and R. These are now numerically in dominant in: Oceania, Central Asia, Siberia, among Native American populations, Europe, and South Asia.

    A rapid diversification within and from K2 (M526), most likely in Southeast Asia, is suggested by estimates of the point in time that K2 branched off from K* (M9). Likewise the branching from K2 of K2b (P331) and Haplogroup P (K2b2 P295) from K2b, as well as Haplogroups Q and R from P (K2b2), and their subsequent expansions westward in Europe,[2] and eastward into the Americas.

    K2c, K2d, and K2e are extremely rare, minor lineages in specific parts of South and Southeast Asia.[4] K2c (P261) has only been reported among males in Bali, K2d (P402) in Java and K2e (M147) in two modern cases India.[4]

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