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    Map Commission: Alternate Cold War

    Here we have an alternate history map showing, the French forces in a timeline where the French Empire of Napoleon I never collapsed.

    I used the world map from the CIA factbook as base for this map. It was a mess to clean up the .pdf file in Illustrator.
    Completely done in Illustrator, three of the four army symbols came from a free set, the ship is my own creation.
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    That's a beauty. I love the ship symbol.
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    Thanks, torstan.

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    Nice!

    Am I imagining things, or is your French Empire and French Allies colors backwards in the key?

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    I'm seeing it that way, too, D...France is under the control of French Allies and other countries are French.
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    I am afraid when you look into a "History for Dummies"-type book this map looks like a total piece of crap - kinda alternative-history-babble. I can't even see how Egypt would EVER ally with France... do you have any reasonable story behind this map?

    Looks nice, though. And if I succeeded in forgetting all the history lessons, it would look even better...

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    That's a little rude, don't you think? Are you even familiar with the concept of alternate history? And the fact that Sapiento said this was a commission, so he's not responsible for thinking up a back-story anyway?

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    Last edited by ravells; 02-05-2010 at 08:18 PM. Reason: racism.

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    No need to get 'snarky' folks.
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    Daelin/Hunab,

    the purpose of the forum (and this sub-forum in particular) is to discuss the quality of maps. It is not to discuss whether Egypt would ally with France in some alternative history world. If you would like to start a separate thread about this, please feel free to do so on the general discussions board.

    Sapiento: Beautiful map and great work vectorising a world map. I've spent an age looking for good vector world maps with borders on the internet ... couldn't find any decent ones. Maybe we should start a library of real world vector maps so the community have a ready resource...I'll put it on my todo list!

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    PS.. Daelin...if I see you posting any more racist crap on the boards you're gone.

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