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The Anglothieran Kingdom in 1900 (Alt. history) by ZalringDA The Anglothieran Kingdom in 1900 (Alt. history) by ZalringDA
This map is a sequel of my previous map, which was about the birth of the kingdom of Lothier (the Valois-Burgundy possessions raised into a kingdom).

The Anglothieran kingdom was born in 1554, when Philip of Valois-Burgundy, king of the Lothier since 1543, inherited the kingdom of England from his mother, Mary Tudor (not the Mary Tudor of our timeline, but the daughter of Henry VIII despite that).

The expression "Anglothieran kingdom" will progressively replace the "Anglo-Lothieran kingdom" one in the language, even if the union of the two countries (and their parliaments) will only occur in 1647.

The history of the kingdom until the 20th century is marked by conflicts with France and the Holy Roman Empire (and then the Holy German Empire), the colonisation of the Americas, a brief union with Scotland (ended by a war for the independence caused by the religious differences, only the Lothian remaining Anglothieran), and by religious troubles (the state religion is now the Anglothieran Church for the entire kingdom).

In these first days of 1900, industrialisation, demography and colonies have made the ALK the strongest world power. English is spoken in Great Britain and in Ireland. Dutch and other German dialects are spoken in the north of the continental part of the kingdom and French in the south. There is a common language (mainly made from English, with a more Germanic accent, but with a stronger French influence for the vocabulary) initially spoken only by the noblemen, but now spreading around the capitals (Antwerp and London, alternately) and in the colonies, favoured in that by the intermix in these areas.

The Anglothieran flag (called "Crosses and Stripes") is made by the union of the English and the Burgundian crosses and by six green stripes each one representing a continent where the kingdom has possessions. Variants of this flag (with less stripes) are in use in the navy since the end of 17th century. The green colour of the stripes was chosen because with red, stripes and crosses would become confused, and blue reminds the colours of the French rival.
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DanielHasenbos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This map looks great! I love it!
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017

Thank you !

Wait. You are the one who has made this superb map about the Angevin Empire and I didn't added you to my watch ? I had to be drunk this day xD.

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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016   Artist
Great map, looks amazing!
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016
Thank you :)
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Scipia Featured By Owner Edited Nov 25, 2016
Interesting, but what about French Royal Valois dynasty ? I guess the last one (Henri III in real timeline) didn't die, because the Valois-Burgundian dynasty would've inherit the Kingdom of France too and that would've create a huge monster x)

It's a very beautiful map :)
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2016
Thank you :). For the Valois, we can imagine that Henri III or one of his brothers didn't die indeed. I don't want to unite the Lothier to France for this map, it's too evident ^^... But I'm making an alternative timeline of my alternative timeline for the Lothier where this scenario occurs.

Et je viens de me rendre compte que je m'échine à te répondre en anglais alors que tu es manifestement francophone... ^^
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Scipia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016
Oh, oui effectivement du coup ça sera plus simple en français ^^
J'ai hâte de voir à quoi ressemblera l'histoire alternative à l'alternative, même si d'une certaine manière j'imagine que ça ressemblerait plus à une extension de la France qu'à une "bi-royauté", vu que les états bourguignons étaient déjà assez francisés.

Sinon, sans vouloir pinailler, je doute que la Picardie aurait disparu, les Bourguignons respectaient assez l'autonomie de leurs provinces.

 Autre question, quid de l'Alsace ? Il me semble que le Téméraire souhaitait l'annexer à ses états

 En tout cas, entre les réserves de charbon de l'Angleterre, de la Belgique, du Nord et de la Lorraine, cet empire aurait été un monstre à l'ère industriel ^^'
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016
Oui, j'aime bien créer des monstres industriels ^^ (avec la Ruhr aussi). Sans doute une pointe de jalousie due au fait que mon propre pays soit totalement passé à côté de son XIXeme siècle.

Pour l'Alsace j'avais dans l'idée qu'elle avait été rendue aux Habsbourg en "échange" du titre de roi du Lothier, la possession de la Lorraine suffisant à faire le lien entre les deux parties du royaume.

Pour la Picardie, oui il aurait été mieux de ne pas l'absorber de la sorte (il en a été question d'ailleurs) mais je voulais constituer des régions assez homogènes en taille (et sans en faire des régions "à tiret", comme Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ^^). De plus, entre le XVeme siècle et le XXeme une sorte de centralisation a due s'opérer pour former un état stable (pas autant qu'en France cela dit).

En fait, dans mon alternative au second degré la nature même de la France va être changée par ces unions dynastiques, puisqu'il n'y aura pas 2 mais 5 royaumes progressivement unis. Pour contrebalancer cette puissance je compte néanmoins créer un puissant saint empire, qui aura su se constituer en un véritable état, et même devenir une puissance coloniale.
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matritum Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice map!
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
Thank you :)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
Omg that is so good looking, any chance u share that awesome texture?^^
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Edited Nov 25, 2016
Thank you :p. Well, all the textures I use are uniques (with generic ones the pattern may be visible or the texture deformed, and I don't like that ^^), but I could learn you how to do it (with Gimp however). Which one you like ? The crease effect, the paper effect or the dirty effect ?
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016
Hm all XD Well I have no Gimp, only Photoshop, but if you describe what you do,
it should be able to do the same in PS too.
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
Well, for the dirty effect I generate a desaturated "plasma cloud" (it's a grainy random texture). By playing with the brightness and the contrast, coloring the texture with a brown filter and then by using the "burn" blend mode on this layer I obtain this effect.

For the paper and the crease effects you need the "bump map" filter (I'm not sure that Ps has such a tool).
I make the paper texture on a separate blank file on which I create a desaturated noise. Then I apply a motion blur and I use this image in the "bump map" filter on a blank layer ("multiply" blend mode) in the main file.
For the crease effect it's the same thing except that I don't use noise and motion blur but the "blend" tool (black to white colors) with the "difference" blend mode to make random gradients.

For the grainy effect (not visible on some screens... too much visible on some others ^^), a desaturated noise on a black layer ("screen" blend mode) colored with light brown.

I'm clear or not ? ^^
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Btw what does ur name mean?
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Edited Dec 12, 2016
Oh nothing. A random word coming from my mind, like all the names I use. But it sound like the house of Zähringen, no ? x)
And you ? Arminius from the battle of the teutoburg forest I presume ? And 1871 for the birth of the German Empire ? ^^
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016
Yes a bit, I really like your name it sounds noble^^

Haha yes, actually I never wanted to have a number in my name, but someone else
who was never really active had the name Arminius alone already :/

I hope it doesn´t insult you as a French that I use the 1871 and love Bismarck XD
I mean, I also admire Napoleon for being a great man, no matter if we were in war
or not.
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016
Yes I understand. I don't like to have numbers too, that's why I use random names which mean nothing for everyone ^^. But in your case, 1871 is coherent with Arminius. It's like a token of the German proud.

No, no, I would be hurted if it was 1940, 1815 or 1763 ^^. Oh we get a thrashing in 1870, but it was deserved in a way.

You know, I don't blame you because you are proud of your country. I would be very very (very) angry if being proud of my country was "disapproved" because of its recent history... Maybe it won't be in some decades (but it's not sure if the German government and media go on riding roughshod over South Europe ^^).
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
Sorry that I didn´t answer, I wanted to keep your comment to remind myself XD

I will test it soon thanks so much mate!
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
No problemo ^^.
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Hardwing Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
This looks really great!

I always wondered how a closer symbiosis between Great Britain and the mainland would have looked like!
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
Thank you ;)

There is also the Angevin Empire or a later union with the United Provinces which are maybe more evident scenarii.
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AnkhVH Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A beautiful map! One question though, what's the nation east of the Holy German Empire that seems to consist of part of Poland, Hungary, the Balkans and much of the Middle East?
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Edited Nov 25, 2016
Thank you :D

On the world map, only great (colonial) powers are represented, so there is not an unique country in this area but 4 (Poland, Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Greece).
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AnkhVH Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem. ;) (Wink) 
Phew! That would be one giant country other wise. :) (Smile) 
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ZalringDA Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
That's for sure ^^
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