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So the next set of maps are gonna take a little more time to complete. There's the Battle of DC map that will be one of the most focused maps I've ever done; maps detailing the European and Asia-Pacific Theaters of the war, as well as the American theater after the Battle of DC; a new terraformed Venus map and a new Mars Map, both set shortly after the Battle of DC (though the Mars map will detail more about the colonies involvement in the war). And finally a post-war map, though I may include some flags for filler if some projects take too long.

And to answer one of the more persistent questions: Yes, I will be doing more work in the Second Renaissance after the end of the war. Now all of this is very tentative, but I'm planning on doing a prequel map of Mars set in the 2030s when terraforming has just started, a map of the moon during WWIII, and a map detailing the First Nations war in Canada during the 2060s. 
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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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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner 2 days ago
How far off do you think this sort fo stuff is to becoming fully viable and compeditive ?…
YNot1989 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  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.
HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner 1 day ago
So Peak Oil won't likely be a problem then ?
YNot1989 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think technology is moving just fast enough for us to be safe.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Why is the two term limit strictly enforced after FDR ?
YNot1989 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1951, limits the President to two terms, but prior to Roosevelt it was enforced simply through George Washington's precedent, and before FDR, every time it was challenged the public outcry was usually enough to the president from running, partly because people thought the founders got it right the first time. The Amendment that formalized this until-FDR-tradition was passed by a Republican controlled Congress in 1947, in the hope of stopping the Democrats from gaining any more power... though they would later kick themselves for this when Ronald Reagan started floating the idea of running for a third term, and no one wanted to repeal the 22nd Amendment.
HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner 6 days ago
So the 22nd Amendment can be seen as both a blessing and a curse depending on the president and the party I take it ?

At anyrate in the long run was it a good idea ?,  I mean I can see how it would stop say a moron like GW Bush getting a third term but if also prevents a genuinlly good leader from running again and been replaced by someone potentially not as experienced or capable.
YNot1989 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally think FDR was the exception that proved the rule. No one should have that much power, but FDR was given the greatest series of challenges faced by any President, before or since, and I wouldn't have trusted anyone else to lead this nation at the time. But that said, I don't think we've ever had a president with the right combination of humanity and political cunning that would be equal to the responsibility of more than 2 terms. In short, it's for the best that we have a 2 term limit to the Presidency, as it keeps corruption from spreading too far in the executive branch (one of the more reasonable complaints about the Roosevelt Administration in its 3rd term.)
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LXM-994 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Hey Y,

Question: In your new Second Renaissance, what are the new colonies?
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mars, the Jovians, Luna, Titan, and Triton are the largest in terms of population, with Venus being an honorable mention by 2132. There are dozens of O'Neil ships created from asteroids that are running around the system delivering goods, raw materials and colonists to different world, but some have permanent residents. Mercury and Io have small mining and research outposts, though there is a push to build larger colonies on Mercury due to its low gravity. Ceres has some settlements on it now that its been moved down system to serve as Venus's moon. Pluto and Charon are turning into the interstellar gas station of the system, harvesting hydrogen from the Kuiper belt for anti-matter production, and building the largest O'Neil ships ever out of Kuiper Belt objects for interstellar colonization.

Outside the solar system there are some research stations on a few worlds and the beginnings of colonies in Alpha Centauri, but nothing in larger numbers due to the limits of warp field volumes and the time required to travel at sub-light speeds between stars.
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