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Ghost in the Shell: Americana by YNot1989 Ghost in the Shell: Americana by YNot1989
!!The scenario depicted is a fan work and its subject matter is the product of Shirow Masamune's Ghost in the Shell manga, and TV series. I make no claim of ownership beyond fandom!!

1989: A previously undetected exoplanet passes through the Oort Cloud, sending millions of meteors down system at extreme velocities.

2017: The first, and largest of the Nemesis Meteors falls on Beijing. Smaller, but more numerous meteor strikes lead to planet-wide devastation and nuclear winter. The subsequent famine leads to the destabilization of many governments around the world, and exacerbates the already tense geopolitical conditions. A military Junta restores order in China, and Russia nationalizes the bulk of its economy to maintain order. Internal divisions in the United States are thrown into far sharper contrast.

2018: The Great Famine forces Russia and China to ally in a desperate gamble to secure relatively unscathed areas of the planet for farmland and critical resources, including Ukraine, Korea, and Japan. World War III begins.

2019: World War III goes nuclear, when Russia detonates tactical nuclear weapons on the Polish-Ukrainian border to stop NATO's advance. Nuclear destruction is largely limited to military and political centers, but the US, already unstable from the loss of Washington DC, collapses with the destruction of the provisional Capitol in Cheyenne Mnt. Russia's government survives thanks to Chinese anti-ship missiles limiting the operating range of the US navy, and therefore making an early strike via SLBM impossible.

2020: American forces in Japan and surrounding naval forces deploy tactical nuclear weapons against the Chinese, forcing a ceasefire and sparing Japan from further destruction. Civil war in the United States is fought between rival generals and militia groups, threatening to further send the global economy into a death spiral. Russia invades to secure critical interests, propping up puppet governments over a largely defeated American coastal populace, and facing extreme resistance in the interior of the country. Japanese scientists release the first fallout scrubbers into the atmosphere, collecting nuclear and meteor fallout into inert pebbles that fall into the ocean, ending the nuclear winter.

2022: The Third World War formally ends with the Treaty of Phoenix. The newly formed American Empire agrees to establish a buffer region with Russia along the continental divide, while Russia agrees to recognize the Empire as the direct successor state to the United States. Meanwhile Russia establishes and a military/economic bloc with the Republic of California and the Democratic Republic of America, forming the Russo-American Alliance. China is largely excluded from the Treaty of Phoenix, having largely withdrawn from the war after the ceasefire with Japan, and is left out of a presence in the former United States. The European Union and Russia reach a peace, agreeing to acknowledge Russian gains at the Polish Sea, and agree to develop the new body of water for the fishing industry. 

2024: The American Empire invades Mexico to secure a rout to the Pacific. Japan, having recognized the Empire and the US troops that defended their country as allies, agrees to join the international task force in Mexico.

2027: Sino-Russian Split. China and the Russo-American Union enter into a cold-war after the signing of the Valdez Treaty, guaranteeing Russian military forces a permanent presence on the North American continent, and annexing Alaska for its oil reserves. China, still recovering from the War and unwilling to directly engage the Russians, forms a collective security pact in its conquered and allied territories in Asia, establishing the Asian Union.

2029: Second Korean War. Russian and Chinese factions in Korea fight in a protracted conflict that nearly leads to another major war. Japan sides with the Empire and the Russians. The entrance of the erratic American Empire forces the Chinese to the negotiating table, lest they risk an expanded conflict.

2030: Japan enters into a Free Trade agreement with the Asian Union, but continues to abstain from joining the currency union or military alliance. The rise of cybercrime leads to the creation of Section 9. Russia faces exceedingly sophisticated resistance in America, as does the Empire from a variety of terrorist cells, and militia groups. China is suspected of financing their activities.

NOTE: I always thought Ghost in the Shell REALLY glossed over the political situation of the world its set in, and the map makes no sense. There are no bombs with the kind of yield to create craters the size depicted in maps released by 
Shirow Masamune. So this is simply my tweaking of the cannon to fit the interesting, and largely unexplored world of Ghost in the Shell.

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MQ-MX-XQ Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  New Deviant
???
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FlyingRam Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! Thanks for making this!
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017
I wonder what if Ghost in the Shell America AU? 
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bonnman100 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too bad you didn't wipe out D.C. in your alternate timeline lol

Love the drawing btw!
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sn1985a Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
这个图还不错~~the map is good~
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InfernoMole Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
Yay for Navajo state!
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GeneralFabaius75 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Is it just me or is this map giving Man in the High Castle vibes? Also, what if ??????? (imagine the Keanu Reeves meme)
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ImpirrenRyRy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
MFW California is unscathed by meteor impacts.


Feels good.
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03GaryJohnson Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Filmographer
OH MY GOD IS THIS REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN OMG! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! 
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MWSeraph Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
I'm guessing that in this rendition, the American Empire is making plans to both permanently expel Russia from North America and reunite the former US states, and eventually incorporate the rest of North America to become the new dominant state. Is this about right?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, they'd like to expel the Russians and reconquer North America, but they know they simply don't have the means.
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MWSeraph Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Even with resistance cells and sympathizers in the Russo-American puppet state and unaffiliated states?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are resistance cells in the Empire too. If anything they're more fierce over there.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
If you had done Ghost in the Shell how would you have create the set up and back story for it without Shiros own stuff to whold it back ?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'd drop it from the Appleseed timeline because the show tries to be set in a more realistic world than that. I'd keep the meteor strike thing I outlined hear (though I'd reduce the impact crater sizes because it just doesn't make sense as to why they'd be that big and not send the world into a new ice age), and after that the timeline would be basically the same.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
Ahh, would you explore the rest off the settings world.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might at a later date.
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
On the other hand, craters of that size probably means that the US is wiped clean of life. There probably _isn't_ a logical way to make sense of Shirow's maps (Langoliers arrive late for work?). But I salute you for an excellent try. 
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RogueLeader1000 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
I very much agree. I always found Shirow's geopolitical setup head scratching at best. I mean, did you see the size of crater of the meteor that hit Beijing? That should probably have wiped out a good portion of humanity on its own. All those "lakes" and "seas", whether caused by nukes or impact events, should have rendered the entire planet uninhabitable.
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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Briliant work.
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Parytet Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2015
I hope you create maps for the other parts of the World.

Does "former USA" terriories are basically the wasteland/anarchy/survivalis? I see no designated Capital there. "Jeriho" TV series comes to my mind when see this map.

To my taste the impact crates for the meteorites are too big - or does are the deadzones and the actual craters are tiny in the middle (e.g New York would be barelly scrathed by the impact)? If these are in fact the whole craters then for their size the entire continent and planet would be dead.

LOL for EU-Russia peace treaty - I think that just Polish sea loss is a good deal for ending european part of WW3...and I'm Polish :)


Would be nice to know more about european situation which is sparse in GiTS (we only know that Berlin exist/rebuilded during GiTS timeline).
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Buffer states. After the War they weren't allotted to any of the larger powers on the continent, and just kinda coagulated together on their own. And the impact craters are accurate to what has been shown by the anime and manga.
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KuboCaskett Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Personally I wish we do get to know how this vague WWIII started as well as what WWIV was like.
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Out of the great powers other then China the US got the raw deal in the Ghost in the Shell world.
Wonder if that's personal...

Great work, though! You're 
tweaking is nicely done.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Great work.

Do you happen to know if the Ghost in the Shell universe leads to Appleseed since they have the same map it seems ?.

Appleseed is the one with the Bioroids (artificially created Humans with no negative emitions) that make up half the population of the supossed utopia of Olympus which has a special military force called ESWAT
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its never been clearly stated.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Aww, I wish Shirow would begin working on it again. Appleseed is cool.
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MetalGear65 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
I can't remember where it's said but Appleseed and GiTS are two separate universes, although they have the same backstory
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Ahh that would make sense
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kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015   Artist
Is it noticeable that the American Empire arose in the former CSA?
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caatabatic Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
for good reason.  states with similar political tilts. 
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OddGarfield Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Student
I noticed.
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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Great work!
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