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2070: The Second Renaissance by YNot1989 2070: The Second Renaissance by YNot1989
2070 CE:

After decades of work, the Flood has finally come to an end, though the damage will take centuries to fully repair, and parts of the world may be forever scared by the half a century of rising tides.

In early 2026 the world saw the birth of a technological messiah: the fabricator. A Nano scale factory, this single device made it possible to engineer anything on a molecular level, eliminating almost all design constraints beyond that of the human imagination. This device made ultraconductors a reality, cold fusion practical, and enabled the discovery of faster than light travel.

Across the globe new supranational entities are coming together, forming a world of continent spanning civilizations. Only some of these are capable of interstellar travel, though all can reach space.

Democracy is global, save for a few rare places where authoritarianism persist. Governments have seen their power drastically diminished as online forums have made representative government on the state and local level obsolete.

Most countries capable of space travel have become Four Tier Republics, inserting a new layer of government between provincial and federal, however Japan has recreated the Empire to administer their vast interstellar colonies, augmenting the Emperor into a near-omniscient being capable of partitioning his consciousness across the vast reaches of space and observing the collective status of his Interstellar Empire.

War between humanity has vanished, though terrorist and fringe groups drive the presence of domestic military power. The concept of an economy has become more of a measure of production rather than consumption, as the most common "job" is that of the freelance engineer (social, chemical, mechanical, etc).

It is a freer society than any other time in history; freer from government, corporate tyranny, from war, from want, and from fear. It is the height of a new era of ideas and creativity, this is the Second Renaissance.
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:iconnealman11:
NealMan11 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
where is the EFU's capital?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rome in this timeline. But its no longer cannon.
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TotalTurtleTaco Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I have a suggestion for an alternate timeline, it would make my day if you used it Jake hula  totalturtletaco.deviantart.com…
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting, but I'm trying to focus on what I said I would do rather than get distracted by side projects. 
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TotalTurtleTaco Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ok, that's cool :)
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
God I want to know what you have plan to end the second renaissance...
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well this map is no longer canon. So not this.
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Awwwwww..... Well I'm also building a world of my own can you maybe give me some tips on how to build a history that makes sense
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Causality is your friend. Every event must feed into the next event. Also you must let go of the notion that whats going on today will be seen as important to the next generation or three, or that there is an end to history. Don't be afraid to revise the timeline. This is revision 3 or 4 of the second renaissance, and it probably won't be the last (though I feel like its definitely more developed that it was in previous incarnations).
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Ah i see thank you for your advice maybe i can send you my first timeline for my fictional world (not base on earth) to see if I did it right :D
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BaresarkArfwisg Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
The emperor part sounded like Warhammer 40k :D
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benmini66 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no a new power the power of Omega (new communism) an empire rises Russia is the fist the fall then the middle east europe. Then all men and women will see Karl Marxes dream becames all peoples dream Long Live Omega   
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CyrodilicPenguin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
and thus, we have the beginnings of the United Federation of Planets
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microwavedreams Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
So with you doing a reboot of the 2nd renaissance, does this map hold any significance?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope.
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microwavedreams Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Its quite obvious you could point out a very good deal with them, but what would say your biggest mistakes with these maps were?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I honestly believed humans would come together in the face of a worldwide crisis instead of doing what they've always done. I also drastically overestimated technological development and the progress of climate change.
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JaggerTheDog Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet United States gets Philippines instead, not Malaysia. 
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dassuperpenguin39 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Also am surprised that the U.S. didn't take over the Philipines as a part of its territory, what with how much we've been involved over there past and present.
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dassuperpenguin39 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I take it that the United Nations no longer exists in this timeline?
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andrebitsz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013   General Artist
HOLY crap! I had the same idea about the future of governments, where online forums and people decide on key issues rather than a group of corrupt elite sitting behind closed doors!:D
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Sakerti Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wh
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:iconwaracki99:
Waracki99 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Why size of Russia has shrunk?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Climate change carved the country in half, and the ensuing civil war left it split politically when it was no longer split geographically.
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Beastboss Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Is Siberia Communist-Socialist or European Socialist(Capitalist/Socialism)
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Communist-Socialist. Most of the population has been modified genetically to hold no value to property.
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Beastboss Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That doesn't sound like a nice place
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:iconalternatehistory:
AlternateHistory Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mind if I create some flags for this map? I'll make sure to credit you as the original creator of the map.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have fun.
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:iconalternatehistory:
AlternateHistory Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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labo77 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Turkey? Those guys are so funny hahaha Turkey divided the state they remain even if you build One Person Takes Revenge
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coolmanvsgeek Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I like this one. I didn't see this one on Future wiki.
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GibbleGarp Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
What happened to the United States being two continents? Did the South Americans fought a war, and gained independence, or was it a peaceful separation?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Different timeline.
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:iconjestemturk:
Jestemturk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
European Federation! Good Idea
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:iconel-jorro:
El-Jorro Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
One can only hope...
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:icongoliath-maps:
Goliath-Maps Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Do you mind if I do a 'cover' of this map?

Also, how did the Alawites remain independent?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go ahead. And they were just supposed to be the oddball country.
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Goliath-Maps Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I did it:[link]
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AmericaTheHero1337 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So, does that mean these nations formed together willingly, or by force?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both.
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Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
the fact that Malaysia is still smaller than Indonesia makes me lol
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ashren Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love, love, love that most of the comments here are a Q&A between people and the artist about details and ideas to do with the concept of this future society. You rarely see that on DA and I think it's a shame.

My question is: Do you forsee any implicit difficulties or problems that this new world-order would come up against? (Internal or external).
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not internal, Earth would be a near-utopia by this point, but external I see some big problems with colonies that cater more to the extreme fringes of society, civil war and revolution would be inevitable on many of Earth's colonies.
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kazi2000 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work !
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Jathew Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Ummm, I resent the fact that Korea is a part of China. That is all.
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Jathew Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, did I forget to mention: the southern half of Korea was mostly sovereign besides from 1900-end of WWII because of Japan.
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EigoKensai Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Some cool ideas, but I'm sceptical of the Caucasus countries like Chechnya, Dagestan and Azerbaijan being part of the European Federal Union. Chechens are notoriously independent and Dagestan and Azerbaijan would probably have more affinity with Greater Turkestan as they are Muslim and Turkic.
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zhangxin1024 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
China is definitely not may lose xinjiang. This picture is forever fantasy, has no meaning! Kashmir won't give India, it belongs to Pakistani territory!
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, a Chinese internet user, you guys are rarer than pandas. Yes, you're probably gonna loose Xinjian, East Turkestan, Uyghuristan, what-have-you. Its just going to come down to it not being worth the effort to administer, and I imagine the same could go for Tibet someday (though that will depend on weather Beijing feels it is better to have Tibet for direct overland access to India, or if its better as a buffer state).
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