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Drowning Europe by YNot1989 Drowning Europe by YNot1989
By 2031 the full effects of the Great Deluge had reached Europe. Economies were collapsing left and right, leading to a surge of new members in the EU, with the promise to allow refugees from the rest of the continent to take shelter in their territory. Entire countries came under the jurisdiction of EUFOR to distribute aid to the starving populaces of the British Isles and the new islands in the Baltic Sea.

By 2033 the EU had grown in power significantly, and had managed to get its refugee crisis under control, moving whole populations to develop the new sea walls and vertical farms needed to feed a continent that was near starvation. With the US in the middle of political turmoil, the EU has found themselves in the awkward position of sending their own troops into America's war zones in the Middle East to secure oil and natural gas lines.

Meanwhile in Russia, the country has come under the control of a regime almost as despotic as the old Soviet Union, and has consolidated their union with Belarus. By 2035 the Russians, holding 90% of all refugees from the Baltic states, outright annexes the regions, and deploys troops to the Ukraine to secure strategic interest. EUFOR is deployed on to the other side of the Dnieper Gorge and a tense stand off ensues.

By 2039 the EU has once again been forced to deploy troops abroad, this time to the Greater DC Area in America to secure international interests and keep the world economy from falling into further anarchy. Where once this continent was known for condemning any single power from policing the world, they have now become the global police, and the last democratic power capable of maintaining any order at all.
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:iconborismiku:
borismiku Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Nothing happends to Bulgaria :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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Mekekelo Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2015
I do think that once a few years/decades has passed since the sea levels has risen, the coastline would look a bit smoother due to erosion.
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:iconnealman11:
NealMan11 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015
is Berlin(because around the place where it should be is an island) an island now or has the capital moved to say, Munich?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Munich.
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:iconkitfisto1997:
KitFisto1997 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
There goes my extended family in Denmark....
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TheDayFullOfDeath Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Don't worry. They probably had time to get away, considering something like this probably took a while. ^.^
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:iconkitfisto1997:
KitFisto1997 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
You got a point. Still, it's sad to see such beautiful cities gone, it might as well come true in the coming years. :(
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:iconthedayfullofdeath:
TheDayFullOfDeath Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Yeh. D:
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:iconsafor:
Safor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
You are forgetting that as temperatures rise more and more of Scandinavia, Iceland, Canada, Russia and Finland will become more suitable for agriculture.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cover that in my prime timeline: The Second Renaissance. Things get interesting when people start trying to reverse the effects of climate change and the very rich arctic/subarctic nations are left in economic ruin after years of prosperity.
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES! Europe is back in the saddle! Take that USA! :XD:
Great job :D You not only make great maps but also come up with an intriguing storyline to go with it ;)
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:iconcandleshrine96:
CandleShrine96 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Aah! I'm underwater!
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MTT3008 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Is this actually the worst case scenario, where all ice worldwide melts and the sea level rises up to about nearly 100 meters?
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AnataraKentara Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Greenland won't exist, lad. It'll be a ring of islands, since, oh, most of it is the ice that's melting.
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vaipaBG Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you're right.
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spartan1273 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Ireland! My ancestors land! What hath this cruel artist done to thee!?
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:iconnealman11:
NealMan11 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015
*singing* Only the Scottish will survive!
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:iconsimayanan:
simayanan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On the other hand, England won't be in any position to torment the Irish any more.
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Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Where did you get the map you worked on?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The original unflooded map is available on Alternatehistory.com the flooded map of Earth i made from that and can be found in my gallery.
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ZhaneAugustine Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
looks like Ireland's become a group of smaller islands.

And Its Europe to America's partial rescue
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t1ber1um Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
hey hey! O.o what about Turkish people don't tell me you forgot us ... c'mon! O.o ..great story btw :D
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're experiencing massive droughts, but most of your territory is intact. That's really all I got.
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t1ber1um Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
damn you starbucks :P ... well i think we don't have to wait 20 years for that to happen... :/ but if we could get some help from other European countries.. we could use Anatolia as a giant farm.. really anatolia could provide mass-amounts of food ..
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Why are southern and northern Sweden different colors?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Special Administrative Zones or something, I forget. ;)
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Seems a bit strange that those new islands in the Baltic are special zones while those remaining chunks of Sweden and Finland aren't. Come to think of it, isn't Finland half lakes?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're the European, why are you asking me?
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Because I think that could mean that half of the remaining area of southern Finland would be an archipelago much like the other special zones of the Baltic. What year did the Swiss joinn the Federation in this?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look, I just used a reference map that had already calculated where the water line would change, and then edited one of my maps to reflect that. As for the Swiss, I'd imagine it would be shortly after a few million German Refugees came storming into their country.
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TomBombardier Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
No one minds how the Germans seem to be taking over?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They didn't take over, Switzerland just couldn't handle all those refugees on their own and had to join the EU to best relocate them for the sake of maintaining their own cultural identity.
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darkbass3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Kosovo will never flood were surrounded by mountains from the four sides
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you'll flood, with Refugees from Hungary and the rest of Europe.
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darkbass3 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Do you really think they would come to Kosovo? Having all those economically stable countries like Austria, Switzerland,Bulgaria, why would they come to Kosovo ?
P.S. I'm really suprised you didn't unite Kosovo with Albania even though it's 2031-2039
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Engel12 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Are there any near information on the situation in the Czech Republic? Please.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Drought is pretty bad, but there was no loss of territory to the sea.
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:iconengel12:
Engel12 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
That's it all?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that and something like half the population of Poland and Germany fled into the country to escape the flooding.
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:iconengel12:
Engel12 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
That sounds like a very big problem.
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Ennio444 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
I always thought Barcelona would be drowned. But I guess only the old town would drown, since it gets to 20 meters on the sea level rather quickly.

Still, why this giant lake inside Hungary-Serbia-Romania? Why would the sea water get there?

Love the "Greeland resettlement zone", by the way!
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AnataraKentara Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pannonian Basin, that's why. Lower than the rest of the continent.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the Hungarian lakes are the result of flood waters from the Black Sea flowing into various rivers and tributaries that lead to the Hungarian basin.
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Red-Star-Flag Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fun fact: Greenland helps produce the Gulf Stream current, which flows through the Gulf of Mexico and brings warm weather to Europe. Thus, with global warming Greenland will be subject to severe shrinking and damage. This will disrupt and possibly halt the current, so while the rest of the world is heating up Europe will be cooling down.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for giving me the plot for "The Day After Tomorrow" ;)
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Red-Star-Flag Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've actually never even seen that movie.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. Damn, well belated spoiler alert then.
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DigitalismIsMyCause Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Cool! Also, looks like I get an ocean view from my house.
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Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fennoscandia is island? Cool! BTW good map :D
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gatemonger Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Do the waters end up eventually receding or is this world stuck with the new landscape?
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