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Mars Political Map 2 by YNot1989 Mars Political Map 2 by YNot1989
This is a new version of my origional Mars Political Map that has become so popular. I feel this better reflects the politics of my Second Renaissance scenario by 2050, but for some backstory:

During the 2020s a single NGO was able to achieve Single Stage to Orbit space flight, and in doing so became the first company to profit from space based industry and mining. By 2025 this company had become the most powerful entity in the world, commanding trillions in financial power, and operating the largest network of humanitarian projects ever seen.

In the 2030s this company, having spent trillions in R&D over the last decade, began its most ambitious project yet, the Terraforming of Mars. While complete habitability would not be achieved until the end of the century, a number of regions did become suitable for human colonization by the end of the 2030s. Under contract from the richest nations on Earth, the Mars Colonial Authority was established and the planet was divide up among the respective client nations, save for the uninhabitable Polar Region.

The Original Mars Map

The Outer Colonies

The Inner Colonies

Future Old Glory
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:iconanthropisces712:
AnthroPisces712 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
where would the philippines count here?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I unno its been a while since I made this map, and its no longer cannon within the Second Renaissance.
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mfcspazzout Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think when we finally reach mars, nation states will be a thing of the past.(the world will have anarchy, wich is much better since it won't be based on voilence but on voluntarism)
these expeditions will probably be commercial.
nice map tough.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm making a new map based around commercial exploitation of Mars, but Nation States aren't going anywhere for some time. I think Mars will have a modernized version of the East India Company that will be the driving force behind colonization, but Nation-States on Earth will continue to do what they do. Anarchy isn't what people want or need. 
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1992andbeyond Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
what would be cool is to see the biomes of Mars.
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:iconbreeblo:
Breeblo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Mars would probably begin usher terraforming by 2500. But still a pretty nice map.

Y THERE NO RUSSIAN MARS
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Russia isn't a thing anymore.
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:iconcanadakid97:
Canadakid97 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's mean, Russia and Canada hater! Canada plays a major role in supporting many future manned missions to Mars (MARS one, ect.), so I don't get why its not here. The same goes for Russia. Y U NO INCLUDE BOTH???

*sigh* It's late and i'm tired. I probably will forget this talk even existed. Love your maps though. Love being a hater and a douche, sometimes. Proud to be Canadian! -_- zzzz
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never said I hate Russia or Canada, I pity Russia and am indifferent towards Canada. And you're a fool if you think Mars One is anything more than a pipe dream. 
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Canadakid97 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The only pipe dream i'll be dreamin of, is layin on the pipe in your mo-- OK OK OK, THAT GOT A LITTLE CARRIED AWAY, SO LIKE UH,  JUST FORGET IT ABOUT IT OK??? OK! OK OK.... UM, SO UM, I LIKE YOUR ART THOUGH AND, UM, IT LOOKS REALLY NICE. YOU MUST HAVE A TALENT IN ALTERNATIVE HISTORICAL REFERENCES AND STUFF LIKE THAT. YOU MAKE REALLY GOOD MAPS AND I THINK YOU SHOULD BE THE GREATEST MAPMAKER OF ALL TIME! SO LIKE I'M GONNA LEAVE NOW. NICE TALKING TO YOU. CANADA RULES. BYE!!!
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:iconbreeblo:
Breeblo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Waaaah! 
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:iconneville6000:
Neville6000 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So Canada doesn't get a place on Mars? :D
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:iconrajalyoko23:
Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student General Artist
It's part of USA in this TL.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why would Canada need territory on Mars? Its the second largest nation on Earth with a population smaller than California.
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nice2becrushed Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Hey! Where's Poland? ;( I'm preety sure we'd be able to get some land on our own. ;P
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How's the polish space program these days?
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:iconnice2becrushed:
nice2becrushed Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Ummmm .... errr..... We... um....
ok, you got a point here. But we emigrated to chicago and great britain... Are you sre we're not gonna find a way? xD
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Director1265 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
This is very interesting. It seems to me that what most science fiction writers miss out on is the fact that planets are, well, PLANETS! All the planets in fiction seem to treat themselves as single countries or even single cities, with entire galaxies under a single government! I don't think it can even work that way, no matter how advanced a civilization is! What you have here is something more believable: a variety of different government regions on a single planet, perhaps ruled altogether with a single United Nations-Type council for each planet colonized, with a few renegade territories here and there.

In the case of this individual map, the only thing that doesn't make sense is that you have it taking place in the 2030's. Actually, it would make more sense to me if it took place in the 22nd or even 23rd century or later. Just saying. Interesting and truly creative idea anyways!
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NazjaRaj Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
it would take us 2100 for that. but nice
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SecretAgent632 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice map. I wonder how much it cost for nations without space technology to get a land grant so they'd have a piece of Mars whenever they did get there.
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AnalyticalEngine Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
That's some fast terraforming.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the result of a network of solar mirrors the size of Colorado, and ripping off "The Core."
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gatemonger Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
nukes in the core of the planet? interesting! i wonder, however, how technology has advanced so fast by this time. Were drills used to get the nukes down there?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heat Drills, we have em' now only small scale, and the detonations are only to, "soften it up," what actually drives a magnetic field was the use of solar mirrors and asteroid tugs, to fuse Phobos and Demos with additional mass to drive a sustainable tidal effect.
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wardude69 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
does the planet have a rain-cycle yet?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes
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:iconwardude69:
wardude69 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
ok, then it'll be a while untill overpopulatian might be a problem.

still seems like some factions are "hogging" the coastlines though.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The US and EU territories are based on where Russian and American probes had landed over the decades. Everything else was contracted.
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:iconwardude69:
wardude69 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
ah...
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:iconwardude69:
wardude69 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
i'm seeing some really uneven coastline distributian among the colonies here, even if there is no sea-trade or fishing industry....
the hydrogen/oxygen dependant colonys would probably get into conflict sooner or later over acces to H2O supplies.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I think any civilization capable of terraforming a planet, would have figured out how to best manage water supplies. The atmosphere is already breathable where humans have settled, and if you were referring to Hydrogen for fuel, the colonists use electricity generated through Solar, Wind, Hydro, and Fusion like they do on Earth in this TL.
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JosephKvian Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
How come Europe no longer has Argyre? It would be a nice place and a power like that would likey get to it far quicker the South East Asia.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It isn't a matter of any single nation's ability to get to it, they contracted a private company to set up their colonies and paid for the borders they got.
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Ralokone Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
yet another non barsoomian map
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:iconwhippetwild:
WhippetWild Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting. one question. When did Japan reform its empire of glory?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When it realized that it is impossible to micromanage ever subdivision of its empire, much like the other human nations with a lot of off-Earth colonies. So most countries have established Four-Tier Republics, with a new level of representation in between States/Provinces and the Central Government. Japan established an actual empire instead.
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that sounds like an interesting tale.
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