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Ok, I've been having some people over on future.wikia bug me about the admin situation, and I need a sitting Bureaucrat to respond so I can hand a list of potential admins.
Just a couple of tide-you-overs until the next big map.
Little Cold War by YNot1989
Little Cold War
*The Eurasian Union treaty goes into effect, uniting Russia, Belarus, Khazakstan, and Armenia under a common economic area and formal military alliance.
*The Federal Republic of Novorossiya stages a series of attacks against Ukrainian federal forces. Russia moves anti-aircraft and artillery to the Crimean border.
*President Obama signs the Defense Department budget for the new fiscal year with the Republican congress, implementing the first stages of the Third Offset defense policy.

*Russia invades and occupy's Georgia after it agrees to enter the European Union.
*The United States begins exporting Liquified Natural Gas to western Europe.
*Vladimir Putin abruptly resigns from the Russian Presidential race, clearing the path to victory for General Valery Gerasimov. 

*President Gerasimov formally recognizes the Federal Republic of Novorossya as a member of the Eurasian Union. Russian troops now occupy the whole of the breakway republic.
*Armenia invades and occupies Nagorno-Karabakh with Russian support.
*President Gerasimov signs the Union State treaty, annexing Belarus.

*The Second Armenian-Azerbaijan war enters its third year.
*The US begins construction of 10 new Zumwalt Class destroyers with next generation railguns.
*The Eurasian Union conducts an anti-satellite weapons test.
I'm taking a breather from the American front of the Third Mexican war, and from the Americas in general for a bit. The next map will feature the Pacific theater of the war and a little bit of future Chinese history. Following those pieces I'll return to the Americas and close out in Europe. A world map will be the closer to the Third Mexican War, and the maps of Mars and Venus will serve as the epilogues.
  • Listening to: Metallica
  • Reading: Work Stuff
  • Watching: Red Green
  • Playing: GTA V
  • Eating: Spaghetti
  • Drinking: Water


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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 4 days ago
Would you say that a telepathic dynasty of rulers backed up with a state cult/religion proclaiming them of divine descent that is also actively taking steep to enforce technological and social stasis would be almost impossible to remove from power outside of infighting among themselves ?

Telepathy in this case been a blanket term for pyrokinesis, electrokinesis, mind reading, mind control and farsight/prescience among other things.
TheTexasRanger Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Hey I was looking at the replies in my folder and I may have hit one your replies and marked it as spam I don't know for sure but I'm telling you just in case you get flagged
YNot1989 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
microwavedreams Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
When all's said and done, what will the historians of the future see as the greatest imprints and influences left by the American Empire?
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uniting the world with a common language/communication system, taking mankind into the space age, and creating a system of government based around checks and balances with enough fluidity for it to progressive adapt with a changing world.
microwavedreams Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Where did you get the inspiration to make the Second Renaissance? Besides Friedman. What made you sit down and decide "this is is how I think it'll happen"? 
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many moons ago, long before Friedman came into my life, I wanted to write a futuristic timeline that I thought would be accurate to my naive 17 year old brain. At the time it was mostly based on my limited map making skills (at the time Earth ended up being divided largely based on the continents), Halo (the UN being used to form some kind of Human confederacy), and my public school educated brain's ideas about geopolitics. 
microwavedreams Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
So on one hand, there is a demographics/labor crisis on the way in the 2030s, just looking at the numbers. But on the other, recent advances in robotics are set to put tens of millions out of the job within the next few decades. How do you see that playing out?
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those estimates are largely made by people who ignore that productivity has been steadily decreasing with time rather than increasing, despite existing advancements in automation. They're also assuming that these technologies will be adopted universally rather than incrementally (not all manufacturers and service sectors can afford the expense of upgrading, and many of these new technologies are unproven). You're also ignoring rising demand in existing industries (energy, healthcare, and aerospace) and the emergence of demand in new industries (longevity treatment, end-of-life care, and spaceflight). Don't underestimate the impact the retirement of the baby-boomers will have on the world.
What sites would you recommend that provide a similar level of unbiased analysis and forecasting as stratfor but without the heavy subscription fee? 
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