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2055: A New Armistice by YNot1989 2055: A New Armistice by YNot1989
The destruction of the American Orbital Defense Network, and its air and naval fleets only prolonged the time until the Coalition defeat by the Alliance system of the United States. With an American decalartion of war, rather than the expected negotiations, Japan committed itself to an invasion of American assets on the Moon, believing that while they may not be able to win the war, they could at least secure their positions in Space. Japan easily captured the cities of Aldrin and Armstrong, securing the largest Helium-3 supplies outside of Triton, and pushed south to Tycho. Meanwhile American armored and robotic infantry units fought to secure Pacific territory from the Japanese, who had gone so far as to deploy troops to defend their assets in British Columbia and the Yukon, prompting an American invasion North into Canada. The United States bought crucial time for its Alliance in a daring strike on Japanese and Turkish facilities on Earth with the limited air forces, while the newly commissioned Space Force deployed Marines to defend Tycho along side American personnel stationed in Lunar military bases. Eventually the space forces retook Armstrong and Aldrin, and expelled Japan from the moon after the capture of Horikoshi Base. Even with Germany and France's entrance into the war, and the invasion of Poland led by the Turks, defeat was ultimately assured after the deployment of OCS Retribution, a canceled Orbital Command Station that had been steadily upgraded in the Tycho shipyards over the last decade, and the deployment of next generation hypersonic drones by 2054. Germany and France separately sued for peace after US reinforcements arrived in Poland, and by 2055 Japan and Turkey, beaten back to their original claims, surrendered at the Geneva Peace Conference. 

After four years of fighting, World War III ended not with a mushroom cloud, or with an occupation of the enemy capitals, but for the sake of sanity, a ceasefire. The United States agreed to honor Japan's interests in Chita and Kamchatka, while Japan agreed to remove all forces from the rest of mainland Eurasia. Turkey accepted a Chinese presence in Central Asia, but was aloud to keep its Empire. Poland, having suffered the most during the war, screamed for Turkish blood, and demanded territory concessions from Germany. The United States vetoed these calls, but did impose limitations on the size and type of Turkish and Japanese near-space weapon systems, and a ban on all military space activities by every nation, save for itself of course. This drove what is now known as the Amero-Polish Schism, as even Poland was forbidden from developing space based weapon systems. The war established several new paradigms, the shift of European power to the East, American dominance over Space and Sea, and the shift from total war to war fought by precision and armored infantrymen. Many new states were carved out of the peripheries of the coalition to provide buffer zones, and keep Eurasia in chaos, and power in balance. 

The United States gained more than just a formal recognition of its claims to space (though these territories would not be given any kind of representation in Congress), it also found itself directly occupying British Columbia (Cascadia) and the Yukon after the Japanese surrender, as well as direct control over the Guyanas after the French sued for Peace. With Britain in shambles still, American and former British forces organized a hasty alliance in the former Eurozone to prevent Polish expansion westward, but the degree of integration of Britain into the American system became so entrenched that the British found themselves in a Free Association with the United States, along with Newfoundland and even Australia by the end of the year. The ecological disaster from the flood effected many other territories far worse, but Britain was one of the few that was loosing its culture. With more than 70% of its population now living in either Newfoundland or the United States, many are unsure of what the future holds.

Hope may come from the Earth Working Group, a consortium of businesses, NGOs and governments that for the last ten years have undertaken an ambitious project to apply terraforming techniques being used on Mars and Venus to Earth to cope with the effects of climate change. After a decade of work in Greenland, Antarctica, Kazakhstan, the Sahara Desert, and the Australian Outback, as well as several smaller projects from Utah to the Great Rift Valley, sea levels have already fallen to 20 meters above pre-Anthropocene levels. Operations continued uninterrupted by the war, as artificial basins were created in existing basins and ancient river beads. The excess of sand and rock would be used to reconstruct the world's beaches, and create hills around the new Seas and lakes to create an artificial rain-shadow effect. New forests and grasslands were planted along the Kanduna river's expanded tributary, and around the growing new seas and rivers to further promote a healthy biosphere. With the positioning of several solar shields in polar orbit above the North and South Poles a rapid drop in polar temperatures and return the North and South polar ice has begun as well, further dropping sea levels. The shields would not return the Glaciers of the South Greenland Ice Sheet, however, as this ice sheet was the last of those from the ice age, and was doomed regardless of human intervention. Rather the temperature would fall just enough to keep snow on the ground and Solar radiation from being absorbed by rock and soil to heat the pole. 

The Arctic nations were, naturally, furious at this effort, as it would return their lands to frozen tundra year round, and destroy their booming economies. With oil outmoded by space based energy sources however, the rest of the world turned a deaf ear to these calls, and now it seems war between the Arctic nations and their larger southern neighbors may come only a few short years after the end of the last world war.
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yozo67 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Anyway we can get a template for world maps this style? I love this and I wanna make my own Alternate History maps!
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it possible to upload an .xcf file, layers and all to DA?
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yozo67 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Not sure, but maybe a service such as Mediafire?

If it's too much trouble don't worry about it!
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SE-Roger Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so how loud did those cold nashons scream?
did they even go as far as support terrerisom or even attack someone?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loud enough to start a war of conquest in Canada (or a war of exodus if you're on the other side). In former Russia it went the other way around and the souther states pushed north.
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SE-Roger Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok. hey what dose our chulchure looks like right now?

and what happen to North Korea (sorry if i misted it)
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Korean reunification occurred in the 30s, but it wasn't really effective until WWIII provided them with a common enemy. The world of 2055 is one of restive empires with paranoid rulers, as is the case at the end of most major conflicts. People are simply glad for the fighting to be done and their friends and families returned to them. 
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SE-Roger Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool. so what's in the home of teh common man? 
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not too different from today, just take out the entertainment center and computer dungeon and replace it with a VR Den; and include a couple more personal robots.
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SE-Roger Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see. is deforces still on the rise and is there still marryed familys.
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Why are France and Germany in the US sphere now? I thought the US just finished fighting them.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The US needed to create a buffer against Poland, so the French now are on their 6th Republic, and Germany had a "Popular Regection of the previous administration."
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Easily forgiven, huh?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Necessity demanded their cooperation.
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Well, they still seem to be our allies 100 years later during the third Mexican/American war. 
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Britain and the US have been allies for over 100 years and we were hated enemies for about the first century of our existence.
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microwavedreams Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Why does climate decimate Australia, but not Mexico? 
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It hits Mexico hard as well, which is why they kept moving North into the American southwest when the immigration laws were loosened.
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Syth5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Canada wouldn't fall apart so easily.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It wasn't easy.
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mplithid Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Did America demand Turkish military forces remove themselves from Egypt?  I would imagine they would want control over the Suez Canal.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surprisingly, no. The peace treaty simply stipulated that the US would not be impeded in its access to the canal, the Turks were still permitted to police it.
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SamSquared Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student
Would it not be more efficient to have the sun-shields in an equatorial orbit? They would block more of the radiation from reaching the Earth - or am I overlooking something really obvious?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I chose polar orbit so that they would maximize ice buildup at the poles, without inducing a global ice age. 
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microwavedreams Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
How advanced does AI get in this timeline? 
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AIs are smart enough to run most administrative systems and whatnot but they are only just starting to have the potential for real intelligence.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
US Allies
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is England a part of the USA??
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not quite. More like the Marshal islands than Guam.
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DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
But by the color scheme I can assume that England is under US jurisdiction right?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Seems like Russia is no longer a smart-ass bully Laughing 
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gatemonger Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
How is tech so advanced that there are already bases on Neptune's moon of Triton in 2050? lol Even Mars in 2055, let alone the moons of the outer solar system, would be pushing things. And I've always imagined terraforming technologies emerging out of efforts to cool the earth.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There was a major expedition led by one of the first companies to develop the moon to the outer planets in the 2030s and 40s. Triton base is very new, but its there to process Helium from Neptune. There are colonies throughout the solar system, the largest being on Mars, but the total of all humans in space by 2055 is only about 40 million, made possible thanks to a space elevator in Ecuador that was funded partly by the US government to allow for easy access to the Lead Orbital Command Station. Mars is currently being terraformed using mature techniques of genetic engineering and geoengineering. There's also an effort to terraform Venus, but that will take twice as long due to the additional challenges of removing heat from the planet and correcting its rotation. Titan and Triton are being Paraterraformed; Titan to secure its valuable Nitrogen supplies, and Triton to provide a permanent access and processing point for Neptune's wealth. These efforts are not nearly as intense as those on Mars or Venus.
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Paraterraforming is for planets, moons etc that are out side of the habitable zone and near habital zone "Venus & Mars" right ?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep.
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So does the exploration of outer space in the Second Renissance lead to FTL eventually or at the very lest extremely fast travel compared to todays standards ?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FTL in the form of the successor of the White-Alcubierre drive is discovered shortly before the war, and plans for an FTL probe are underway just before the war starts. After WWIII the founder of the Space Force works with NASA and the largest private space companies to develop a probe to Alpha Centauri. I'll talk about this more once we get to the 2060s.
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are there any projects on going/starting up to replace/fill the gaps in the ecosystem caused by the global flooding and climate change such as cloning or genetic engineering
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sort of, over the last half century a number of projects and agencies sequenced the genome of anything that walks, crawls, swims, or flies. A few preserves are being opened with organisms cloned on Earth, but to really make an impact in the long term biodiversity of the planet they're looking O'Niel Cylinder colonies currently being built in the Asteroid Belt that are purely for ecosystem development.
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Zifker Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
When and how did Poland omnom Belarus?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After Russia collapsed in the 2020s Poland, sponsored by the US, along with the other nations on Russia's periphery poached quite a bit of territory. Belarus remained independent in name only after Poland "reclaimed," the territory it lost at the end of WWII, but after a direct invasion by the Turks through the Ukraine and Russia (which is little more than a confederation between Moscow, the Volga towns and St. Petersburg by 2050) the Poles annexed Belarus in the hopes of putting more Pressure on the Russians.
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably during the collapse and fragmentation of Russia.
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MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe Algeria's present day influence should have an affect on this future by leading to annexation of Tunisia, Azawad, Mali, Western Sahara, Niger and Mauritania. because today Algeria has the second strongest and largest military with third strongest economy in whole Africa with powerful allies like china and Russia.  


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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I like it :), as always you made a nice looking map as well.

 

Is the annexation of Canada by the US a prospect anytime soon in this TL ?

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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty much. The refreezing of the polar caps, is pretty much going to cripple Canada's economy which benefited a lot from the warming climate. And they will have a refugee crisis and potential war to deal with as the First Nations move south after their lands become uninhabitable again. Basically Canada's fucked, and by this point in history, there is very little reason for them not to join the US, which by now has a proper Universal Healthcare system and more modern welfare state.
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Not the mention what's happened to the United Kingdom and presumable the commonwealth would have destroyed most of it's remaining ties to what was left to the old world order.

 

How badly would the rising sea levels have affected New Zealand in this setting. We have quite a few costal settlements but nothing that rising sea levels will to badly affect since it would be easy to move inland, the only major issue would be Auckland since it's the biggest population centre here is highly developed and will be totally under water.

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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New Zealand wasn't effected much by the initial melt off, but once it cracked 30 meters New Zealand was in just as bad shape as the UK.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
It seems like the EU imploded as well.
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