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The European Theater of the Third Mexican American War is nearly finished. I should have it up by Friday. As for the Battle of DC Map, its taking about as long as I figured, but I think if I power through it should be up shortly after the Europe map. I have the beginnings of Venus ready to go, and Mars is coming along fairly well too. I'm sorry for the delay, but I've been busy preparing for the move. 

EDIT: Ok, so I ended up being busier these last few days that I would have liked. My parents keep shanghaiing me to get as much free labor out of me as possible before I leave for the Mojave. So Let's shoot for Sunday.
  • Listening to: HTTYD 2 Soundtrack
  • Reading: Broken Angels
  • Watching: OITNB
  • Playing: Kerbal Space Program
  • Eating: Stuff
  • Drinking: Henry's

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Sean McKnight
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm just another denizen of the internet seeking enlightenment in a world of trolls, false flaggers, and flamers.

I'm from Western Washington, though I hate Nirvana, Coffee and Microsoft.

I'm an aerospace engineer in training (mostly so I can pick up women by saying I'm a rocket scientist)

Politically I can best be described as Liberal American Exceptionalist; so basically I want Universal Healthcare as an excuse to annex Canada.

I love sci-fi movies, books, and TV shows, classic cars and modern ones too, bitching about politics, speculating about the future, and analyzing the past.

Current Residence: Prescott, Arizona
Favourite genre of music: Rock in all its forms and all its glory!
Operating System: Mac, but switching to Ubuntu
MP3 player of choice: iPod Classic
Favourite cartoon character: Gene Starwind, Vegeta, Brian Griffin, Katara, Nicholas D. Wolfwood, Spike, Batou
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:iconheliosmegistos:
HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Do you feel that Putin's gamble with the Crimea and the Ukrainian rebels was all an elaborate gambit to boost his support among the Russian voters after all the protest and such when he was reelected for his third term ?.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Partly, but let's not act like he wasn't provoked. After the Euromaiden thing kicked off in Ukraine and deposed one of their puppets, Putin had to act or he'd look like just another Yeltsin. Though now that the sanctions are starting to squeeze Russia, he may end up being pushed out anyway.
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microwavedreams Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Do you think any other countries could take the place of Turkey and Japan in the Friedman scenario? Perhaps Iran and a normalized China? 
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually gamed out a Turkish-Chinese scenario in my Populist America timeline, though I now find that I, like most people, was WAY to generous with China's ability to become a major military power within a matter of years. I think Japan and Turkey are set to become major powers, largely because they are traditionally major powers. Iran is an interesting concept, but short of negotiations between the US blowing up AND Iran managing to defeat a US-Israeli invasion, I don't see them becoming a major threat either.
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microwavedreams Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
How about the scenario where Iran manages to poach a collapsed Russian sphere more effectively that the Turks, who could be unable to do so for any number of plausible situations? And what about Poland. They face major demographics problems almost as bad as Russia's. (Or Japan's for that matter). Do you think they under any circumstance would be unable to advance into East Europe, or be unable to hold onto it for more than a generation?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds great, enjoy writing it.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
How far off do you think this sort fo stuff is to becoming fully viable and compeditive ?

www.smithsonianmag.com/innovat…
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
10 to 20 years for viability, but by then it won't be competitive for anything because we'll have moved to a post-petroleum economy by then.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
So Peak Oil won't likely be a problem then ?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think technology is moving just fast enough for us to be safe.
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