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Is this a potentially realistic world map 150 years from now?

Everything that isn't the way it is today is colored in, and the borders of states/provinces (ie, in North America and Europe) are gray, though I'm not sure if you can see that. North America is married, and the European Union is reshaped a bit.

Africa has a west and east Arab-Socialist states, the yellow is the real life (in a couple years) East African Federation, and the orange in Turkey and central Asia is a Turkic Union.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/37/earth2150....

Update:

I should have created a larger resolution image. The border cutting California in two is below San Jose. Atlanta is near the border between the Deep South state and the southeast Atlantic coast state, but is in the latter for economic purposes. The larger states, like the one with Vancouver, also splits Alberta, with Edmonton going to the large state including Alaska, with Calgary going to to the Vancouver state, also including Saskatoon and Regina. Winnipeg is in the state with Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis. These borders are designed to equalize population size for voting purpose. Demographics mattered as well.

The country with Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru is an already proposed "Bolivarian Union". Argentina and Uruguay are practically the same country, with extremely close demographic and cultural history, to the extent their flags are modeled after each other's. The Andes mountains don't need to be a border between them and Chile, which also shar

Update 2:

I should have created a larger resolution image. The border cutting California in two is below San Jose. Atlanta is near the border between the Deep South state and the southeast Atlantic coast state, but is in the latter for economic purposes. The larger states, like the one with Vancouver, also splits Alberta, with Edmonton going to the large state including Alaska, with Calgary going to to the Vancouver state, also including Saskatoon and Regina. Winnipeg is in the state with Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis. These borders are designed to equalize population size for voting purpose. Demographics mattered as well.

The country with Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru is an already proposed "Bolivarian Union". Argentina and Uruguay are practically the same country, with extremely close demographic and cultural history, to the extent their flags are modeled after each other's. The Andes mountains don't need to be a border between them and Chile, which also shar

Update 3:

I should have created a larger resolution image. The border cutting California in two is below San Jose. Atlanta is near the border between the Deep South state and the southeast Atlantic coast state, but is in the latter for economic purposes. The larger states, like the one with Vancouver, also splits Alberta, with Edmonton going to the large state including Alaska, with Calgary going to to the Vancouver state, also including Saskatoon and Regina. Winnipeg is in the state with Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis. These borders are designed to equalize population size for voting purpose. Demographics mattered as well.

The country with Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru is an already proposed "Bolivarian Union". Argentina and Uruguay are practically the same country, with extremely close demographic and cultural history, to the extent their flags are modeled after each other's. The Andes mountains don't need to be a border between them and Chile, which also shar

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Not a chance in Hades. A lot of this just looks like somebody was playing with a point program, without any consideration of whom they were banding together.

    --Portugal and Spain will never join together. They speak two different languages, and have two different cultures. They make good neighbors, but that's about it.

    --Chile and Argentina are separated by one of the world's most rugged mountain ranges, so their cultures have grown quite a ways apart. And Uruguay is really paranoid about one of her larger neighbors taking them over.

    --You also just lumped Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru together. You do realize that every one of those countries has had a shooting conflict with another one within the past 20 years, don't you? I'm surprised that you didn't try to give Panama back to Colombia.

    --You have an independent Puerto Rico. Did you know that every time they have a referendum on their status, independence gets less than 10% of the vote? They are far more likely to choose statehood.

    --What were you thinking when you chopped up North America into 12 pieces?

    ---You have Honduras, Guatemala, southern Mexico AND Belize together. If that's not a recipe for war, I don't know what is. At least you did not try to include El Salvador.

    ---You put French-speaking Quebec with Nunavut, the Maritimes and southern Ontario? Quebec wants to get *away* from those people (possibly to join France), and Nunavut fought long and hard for their own province.

    ---And why wouldn't the Maritimes join with New England?

    ---Most of your straight line boundaries in North America are petty bad, but the worst is when you put a border right through the San Francisco Bay Area. I can't tell for sure, but you might have it going right through my house. I'm sorry, but this house stands united. And I'd prefer not to have a big border fence at the end of the street. If you are going to chop up North America, look for more natural boundaries. Try an old book called "The Nine Nations of North America", by Joel Garreau. And update his ideas a bit.

    ---Although the idea of dividing Florida lengthwise is intriguing.

    --You took one of the most stable and peaceful countries in Africa, Kenya, and divided it in two. One country has almost all of the warring tribes in central Africa together, so there can be more bloodshed, and the other is some sort of Somalian empire. It would have made more sense to band northern Somalia with Djibouti, and eventually band the southern part with South Sudan. You would have done better to redraw the borders to keep the Hutus and Tutsis apart. This one won't happen in two years, or two *thousand*.

    --You should have looked into dividing up the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    --Egypt wants nothing to do with Sudan.

    --Your union of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya looks interesting, but I would not include the former 'Spanish Sahara'. Those poor folk really, really want to be independent.

    --You have a new Yugoslavia, but including Bulgaria? There is no way. Or have you not heard of the wars between Serbia and Kosovo, Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia and Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia, and Serbia and Slovenia?

    --And what's with the 'Fourth Reich'? Germany takes over Austria and Switzerland? The Swiss would die before giving up their independence, and much of Switzerland doesn't even speak German. And the part that does, has their own dialect. I don't think so.

    --The Scandinavian countries have fought many a war to get those borders. They like things the way they are thank you.

    --And what's with banding all of the "stan" countries together? They just got independence for the first time ever a few years ago, and they are finding that they like it.

    --A united Korea might be the one thing you hit spot on.

    --And we get to the new Chinese empire. You ignore that China is riddled with internal divisions, and instead have them increasing the problem by taking eastern Siberia, Okinawa, Taiwan and northern Vietnam? I would bet on China allowing Tibet and the northwestern corner gaining independence instead, and the former Manchuria joining with easter Siberia

    This was a good try, and might get you a good grade, but it needs research and work.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Given that the map of the world 150 years ago was very different from the map today, it might be thought foolish to think of what might be in 150 years time. Only 25 years ago 17 new countries were defined on the eastern edges of Europe. Less than 10 years ago nobody had heard of ISIS (ISIL, etc) who briefly were hoping to set up a new strongly Islamic country, and who are still making a big nuisance of themselves. The borders of the USA were not fully settled until 1903 (Alaska Panhandle).

  • 9 years ago

    Doubt it will africa even be around without aid from western countries

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Grow up moron.

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