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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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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.
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.
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 ;)
CandleShrine96 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Aah! I'm underwater!
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?
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.
vaipaBG Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you're right.
spartan1273 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Ireland! My ancestors land! What hath this cruel artist done to thee!?
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.
Cheetaaaaa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Where did you get the map you worked on?
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