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Post Flood Earth by YNot1989 Post Flood Earth by YNot1989
2060: After nearly three decades, the Flood, the ecological disaster mankind had wrought upon the Earth, has finally come to an end. After nearly a decade of work in Greenland, Antarctica, Kazakhstan, and the Sahara Desert, as well as several smaller projects from Utah to the Great Rift Valley, humans were able to finally reduce Sea Levels to pre-flood levels.

While humans succeeded at healing the Ozone layer and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to pre-industrial levels, the damage was done. Worldwide flooding from polar melting continued for much of the first half of the 21st Century, rising to an additional 9 m with the melting of the South Greenland Ice Sheet. This intial melt off was just low enough for most of the world's major cities to counter it with large sea walls, though many areas like the Netherlands, Flanders, Venice, Bangladesh, and much of the Louisiana and Floridian coastlines were lost to the sea. The initial flooding sent millions from their homes, and displaced whole populations. By 2040 the crisis was pushed beyond the limits of the sea walls with the loss of the majority of the Antarctic Ice Shelves. and West Antarctic Ice Sheet, pushing sea levels to 30 meters above pre-Flood levels. Now even the rich countries suffered major flooding, the British Isles were effectively evacuated to the US and former Canada, Holland and Belgium found their populations in Germany and France, and Denmark finally retook Scania to survive. This is the event that drove the major powers of the planet to war.

In 2043, eight years before the outbreak of War, a consortium of businesses, NGOs and governments set out upon an ambitious project to apply terraforming techniques being used on Mars and Venus to Earth. The project began with the positioning of several solar shields in polar orbit above the North and South Poles. The Shields would allow for a rapid drop in polar temperatures and return the North and South polar ice within a decade. The shields would not return the Glaciers of the South Greenland Ice Sheet, however, only enough snow and ice to reflect the sun and prevent subsurface melting. This remaining 9 m of water would have to be drained into new manmade bodies. Three artificial basins were created in Chad and Algeria, while the existing Aral Sea was dug out to allow its water to remain. The excess of sand and rock would be used to reconstruct the world's beaches, and create hills around the new Seas to create an artificial rain-shadow effect. New forests and grasslands were planted along the Kanduna river's expanded tributary, and around the new seas to further promote a healthy biosphere.

WWIII came and went, lasting only a few years, thankfully, due to advances in precision weapons technology. And shortly after the war's end the new basin's began to service the draining flood waters. New Nation's sprung up around the new tributaries and inland seas, servicing peoples who had never been given a fair share of Earth's bounty. Today the Seas have saved mankind from oblivion and returned the lost cities and coastlines to the Earth, but the damage has been done, and it will take many decades still to rebuild these washed away lands, and battle for the newly fertile lands has added a new chapter in mankind's history.
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:iconnealman11:
NealMan11 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
I think that at some point in your second renaissance series there should be a fourth reich
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nazis are so played out.
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NealMan11 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
One more thing about Germany: why did the German states break apart?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Combination of Mexican influenced Polish social engineering and depopulation leaving the country far less interconnected than it is today. 
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NealMan11 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
will it be reunited after the war?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, but not the way you're thinking.
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NealMan11 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
I originally thought that maybe Brandenburg or Rhineland after the war might fight a series of small wars to unify the German states but now I'm thinking that poland will defeat the US and allies in Europe and take over the German states. tell me if I'm wrong.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No ;)
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HaosPrincessFabia Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist
But it could be that Tatarstan will be independent country ? They have a chanses
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What happened with China, Korea and Japan? Any more communism in China or Korea? How come they united?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
China is under a light nationalist regime propped up by the US during WWIII, Korea was reunified after the Kim government collapsed in the 2030s, and Japan is still licking its wounds from the last world war.
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mate888 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Can I ask why Patagonia and Araucania are independent and how?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As the climate shifted it became possible to grow more stuff that far south and they were able to support a large enough population to vote for independence.
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oppagangnamstyle80 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
before: *in canada* after: *in canada* im still in canada :3
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Serge2nd Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Оригинально -с чего вы взяли, что ненцы создадут своё государство?
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RoyalPsycho Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
I'm amazed that after every other large nation has balkanised, the USA is still a single cohesive entity (even Hawaii and the Pacific Islands).
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mexico and Brazil are all in one piece too.
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Sakerti Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
South africa even went bigger.
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WatcherInThePuddle Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indonesia didnt lose West Papua during the war?
Sad...
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TheEuroman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Very interesting concept, but how on Earth did you make that map? It looks extremely professional...
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used a base map of Earth that included both national borders, rivers and terrain and traced the coast lines and used the terrain and existing borders to make the new nations and seas.
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TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Hmm. The United States wasn't affected?
(Just sayin', we seem not to be very good with disaster response.)
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:iconarutka2000:
arutka2000 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
That makes sense. Would the Gobi affected the same as the Outback if an inland see were to be included?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
China was less willing to sacrifice land than North Africa.
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arutka2000 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Huh. I'd imagine that they'd be will to to create one to offset the desertification of their land. More water, more plant life to anchor down the soil and keep it from drying out, right? Or is it the whole Communist pride thing of theirs?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was largely just an infrastructure thing. China's more mountainous the further inland you get before you finally hit desert, and they use every square inch of the accessible lowlands on the good side of the rain shadow for farming. It just wasn't possible. The Sahara and Central Asia are big, open, and no one gives a fuck about them.
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Eluxivo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
indeed a tragedy of mythological proportions :noes:

but are you sure you donīt have any issues against russia or china, they seem to quite suffer on your maps?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only in recent timelines. In my Populist America universe China and Russia become part of a Trans-Eurasia-Pacific bloc with the United States, and are quite powerful.
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embluss Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I have learned one thing from alternate history/future maps, it is this: No matter how much the world changes, there will never be a Kurdistan. I suppose in this universe it's because Turkey becomes more powerful?

BTW, great map.
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I lot of things I find interesting in this map (Inner Mongolia still in China, Africa actually being more unified then divided, Germany, so on)
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So why is western Canada occupied ? I kinda get the first nation areas but British Columbia ? what happened there ?

On a slightly unrelated note, in a situation like the one in this senario I think its quite likely New Zealand and Australia might actually become one nation since both both nations are quite similar and Australia has resources while New Zealand has agricultural land so in tough times its kinda a win win situation for them both. This was not ment as criticism I just felt I'd point it out
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Before WWIII broke out the Japanese were more crunched for land than most countries and exported their industry and in many cases their population to accommodate. British Columbia and the Yukon received a LOT of Japanese industry, and during the war they made an attempt to protect it from the US. They were not successful.

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:iconarutka2000:
arutka2000 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Would you be able to list the smaller new nations of the world? I can't really see them very well or at all.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Download the image and you should be able to see them.
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:iconarutka2000:
arutka2000 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thanks man. Much appreciated. It looks cool. What's your personally favorite part of the world you've created?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Africa. It was a lot of fun seeing what the addition of new Seas in the Sahara would do for that continent.
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:iconarutka2000:
arutka2000 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Understandable. I would like to inquire as to why Australia couldn't have received a sea in the interior desert region?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simple, the Sahara has large regions of open desert with almost no life that could be affected by the inclusion of a large inland Sea, Australia, however, has a dynamic biosphere in the Outback that would be irreversibly damaged by creating an inland Sea. Many Australian lakes that had dried up during the warming were re-hydrated though.
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xyz-dbz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
can you do this type of map with a different end to the cold war (ussr won )
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really in the mood yet.
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gatemonger Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Very nice! :) reminds me of your Friedman maps but with a flood thrown in. Also seems to have border changes similar to that Stone Leviathan thing you did a while back.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's actually a rework of my Second Renaissance scenario, which I now believe was overly optimistic at parts.
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CLLupin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Writer
The Eurozone's not united?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, it's gone.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Wow. Russia suffered a LOT here. :noes:
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:iconferrabra:
Ferrabra Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
In my opinion, not many areas is flooded!
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why its titled POST FLOOD EARTH
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Fenn-O-maniC Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!

I can only imagine how it would feels to return to some old city that was under water. Example New York, since many of the buildings tops would remain above water.
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Zifker Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
CHina's dissolution is a common theme in your maps. Here it raises the question: Why would China lose Xinjiang and Xizang in a global flood? China would be among the nations hardest hit, and the populations displaced would easily be enough to flood out the Uyghur, if not the Tibetans and Mongolians as well. Hell, Shanghai alone would send 24 million Han packing westward.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since Beijing and Shanghai flooded, like many centers of power around the world, resulting in a government collapse in China and provided a window for the region to escape. It was helped by a rising Turkey and a opportunistic United States, but only indirectly. While many refugees fled East, and others went North (where many Chinese already were developing Siberian timber industry), they never made it THAT far east.
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