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Alternate Colonial Africa by rubberduck3y6 Alternate Colonial Africa by rubberduck3y6
An alternate colonisation of Africa as IMO Africa doesn't get enough attention in AH. There's no real story behind this, just what I felt looked right/cool.
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
German Natal... I just noticed that. How'd that happened?
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I think Natal might survive with a large German settler population. Those two Boer states might unite.
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like I said, there wasn't much of a story behind the map, but I did think that the Germans and to a lesser extent the Portuguese in southeastern Africa supported the Boer states against the British.
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
The Boer states are buffer states. Good idea. Keeps em alive.
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I can agree with that statement of yours.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Gallaland is perdy.
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
But not of your Ethiopian...
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hmm?
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Well not for those under the thumb of Europa... but I suppose if this has happened it'd be more stable than our world's correlating geographic area.
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AlderranCity34 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Go Liberia
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Alohasoy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Finally a world in which the Pink Map works out:
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Thanks for this!
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Fantasic map!
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I based Portuguese Africa on.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
I guess Napoleon was more successful in this timeline if Egypt is French, right?
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I kinda started from a French Egypt and did the rest of the map from there.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Still, it's pretty professional.
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I tried to make it internally consistent/plausible.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
I see. And it's also on the Map Thread. Nice work there too! :D
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SkyinOd Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
King Leopold II: It's too small!!!
Belgium: It is not, it's already too large!!!

(Belgium didn't want to have a colony)
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
He didn't view them as human and they were treated very cruely in the process. He did indeed want to hurt people, because he saw them as barely above animals to work on rubber plantations. I don't blame modern Belgians... but don't sugar coat a monster.
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SkyinOd Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm not sugar coating a monster. I'm stating why this person, with his cold heart and thirst for importance and wealth would not have been perceived the same if you replace the Congo with a smaller area that was poorer and didn't have the natural rubber reserves. People are very much shaped by their surroundings. Likewise, take two things away from Leopold, his visit to the construction on the Suez Canal, where he first saw what a large quantity of laborers could achieve and the book "Money", about the Cultuurstelsel in Java, from which he derived his forced labour idea, you'd have a very different Leopold II. Likewise if Hitler had never gone to the circles in Vienna where he picked up antisemitism and had he been an accomplished artist, he would have had local and moderate fame as a painter, but not world fame as a mass murderer.

This is not sugarcoating, it's an exercise in agency.
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Yeah I'm sorry I saw your Belgian flag I thought you might be, and think I blamed your country somehow. Im an American, I loathe that our money has slave owners and native killers on it.
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Hed still be a horrible tyrant to its people :(
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SkyinOd Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Not really, Leopold wasn't tyrannical because he wanted to hurt people, but because he wanted to make as much profit from the Congolese rubber as he could. Take all that away and he would have pulled out very quickly, selling the land to France, probably. The people who lived under his rule would have noticed some degree of alien infrastructure, but not too much. Leopold's Free State was never a strong or well developed government. 
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rubberduck3y6 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't know that! Makes sense though.

King Leopold II will have to be content with his small slice of Guinea ITTL!
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Salidas16 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Looks like the Germans made out pretty well.
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lamnay Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
Interesting, looks like the British and French switched colonies.
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