Monday, August 25, 2014

Map Monday: Stalin's Zion by RadicalRepublican

Map Monday is back! The craziness of my life kept me from working on this series, but I think things have calmed down enough for me to commit more time to all the great alternate cartographers out there. So we return with a look at "Stalin's Zion (a Jewish Republic in the Far East)" by RadicalRepublican:
In this world Israel is destroyed shortly after independence and millions of refugees move to Stalin's Jewish Autonomous Oblast. This coupled with a not as paranoid Stalin and more anti-Semitic America leads to a majority population that is Jewish that eventually declares independence when the Soviet Union collapses in the 90s. I liked this map because I thought of a similar scenario in my "Alternate Israels: Five Historical Proposals for a Jewish Homeland" article on Amazing Stories. I guess great minds do think alike!

Honorable mentions this week go out to Sam McDonald's Roma Islamica and the If the Roman Empire Reunited I found on Reddit. 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.


  1. Aw, that was nice of you. I was going to ask about that map, but I wasn't sure it was up to standards and I didn't want to be a burden


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