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The European Federation by 1Blomma The European Federation by 1Blomma
A more aggressive Soviet Union (Finland and Poland being the westernmost SSRs) forces Western European nations to unite against their common foe, communism. At the beginning it could easiest be described as a French-ruled almost fascist kind of state, which later expanded and grew to become a beacon of unity and prosperity across ethnical borders. Although the capital remains in Paris and the lingua franca of the Federation is French, citizens of every ethnicity enjoys the same freedom. Notice the separation of Alsace-Lorraine on map #2, a desicion that was made after unsuccessfull attempts at Frenchifying Alsace, and the cession of the Dunkirk area to Flanders. West Berlin is still a city split in two, and just as IOTL West Berlin serves no administrative role, whereas the eastern counterpart is the capital of the Soviet puppet regime in Germany.

What looks to be a unified Germany on map #1 is, per OTL, an occupied state without a central authority, shown the way it is for simplicity.

Finished on December 15, 2011
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owenblacker Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
What a beautiful map!

What is the sans-serif font you've used for the heading? It is so evocative of the 1950s. Gorgeous!
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woodsman2b Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Very nice map ! It kinda looks like the Carolingian Empire !
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EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No, its European Federation to look like Carolingian Empire as did in 800 AD.
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty fascinating what if idea you have here.
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Alexios2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cool map and idea.
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trodon1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
possibly if this had happened, the europeans would be living better and with na acceptance of what they really are - a comunity of brother-nations, whether they like it or not,whether they love or hate each other, they are close-related brothers..  a good map
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minecrafroger Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
epic.
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Areat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Saved for the regions.
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Caulaincourt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Awesome, especially if each region uses or revives its own languages. I wish France wasn't the linguistic monolith that it is.

I agree with the comment below; I love how carolingian it looks.
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kazumikikuchi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The area north and east of Oder River before the Counter reformation has a Polish majority so that border would be fair to the Poles.
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JWArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, if Germany was punished for the war already, then why was it allowed to keep Austria and Luxembourg:?

Just having a look through your gallery, btw, you have amazing maps! :nod:
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
If you look at the last part of my description you'll see that "Germany" on the map isn't actually Germany, but several occupation zones like IRL.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
But what about Luxembourg?
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nanwe01 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
This map is amazing. The dream of any eurofederalist (although if my dear motherland Spain is not included makes me sad), however it's really cool.

What would the PoD be?
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
The Soviets decided to push their western border a bit further.
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TheBigBluePixel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
I think the Carpathian Ruthenian region of Czechoslovakia would have been added to the USSR.
I wonder if the "unity and prosperity" is supposed to be semi-ironic. I mean there would be a lot of opposition to this Union both left and right wing, from all those countries.
Also it reminds me a bit of the "Blue Banana" concept. [link]
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Ennio444 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
It looks deliciously Carolingian.
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GGY128 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
if my memories doesn´t fail me under the URSS administration Poland was in charge of the eastern shore of the Oder this is why germany lost that part of the territory
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Well, it was added to Poland to compensate for the eastern territories that the USSR annexed from Poland. But when Poland is nothing but an SSR inside the USSR, there is no need to further expell Germans.
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Warsie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
there is, just because "poland" is an SSR doesnt mean the Poles wont want all of East Prussia for revenge for the eastern deportations and being genocided by Ukrainian nationalists. Especially as as you said, it being an SSR removes the need for "Russia" to put an exclave there. Interestingly enough why didnt the USSR do that OTL. Give all of E. Prussia to Poland and just negotiate a deal for a soviet military bas there
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Imuildaeren Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Very nice.
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've seen it on AH.com already, but it's still marvellous. Now we only need to force Britain into joining whilst retaining the monarchy.
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Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Switzerland.

But good map, I like the idea! Very well done!
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josephmariann Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh My God. That Map is amazing. Keep up the good work!
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Lukc Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What about Spain? :O
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
They are deemed to poor to join. It would bring more chaos and poverty than it would bring benefits. (for the Federation, not for Spain)
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Lukc Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Economic chaos? :)
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
And nationalistic. You can't just count out Franco :)
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Ennio444 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
But once Franco's gone, and since it's AH, he can be gone sooner than later, Spain doesn't get into the spyral of technocracies and autocracies in the mid-late francoist regime, and maybe (maybe) it gets a chance to catch up Italy in terms of prosperity.

However, Franco's goodbye might also mean the exacerbation of early peripherical nationalisms, like Basque or Catalan ones, to push for recognition of their nations inside the European Federation... and given that those two regions are Spain's factories and economical centers, they might succeed.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Seems like a French led-EU, if you asked me. ;)
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
It actually sort of is, though admittedly not as much as it once was :)
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Also, I couldn't help but get echoes of the EU from Code Geass. Is this Federation Napoleonic by any chance? ;)
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1Blomma Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I've never seen/read Code Geass, but the Federation looking back on the days of Napoleon doesn't seem too far off.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité seems very fitting for a multiethnic non-monarchic state, no? :)
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
A Federated, United Europe led by a France moulded in Napoleon's image does seem pretty ideal...if you're a Napoleonic Frenchman at least. ;)
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