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A map of Europe circa 1920 after The Great War which ended with a narrow German victory. The victory didn't prevent Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire from falling apart though. Apart from Scandinavia the main divergencies are in eastern Europe where the breakdown of the Russian, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires have led to a number of small independent states under the German sphere of influence.
This map is a spin-off of my Scandinavian Empire theme.

v2:
After having reviewed the criticism I received on the first version of this map I decided to make a new version. This version includes:
- A smaller Poland
- Austro-Hungarian control over South Tirolia and Transylvania
- A smaller Albania
- A Czech state
- Galicia as an independent kingdom

As always I welcome constructive criticism and suggestions for improvements.
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:iconmaptigan:
maptigan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
If the Germans won it's safe to assume that the Ottomans were part of that victory, too. That means the Middle East wouldn't look like it does in this map, as the British and French wouldn't have dictated the carve-up of the region. Also, the treaty of Sevres, of August 1920, saw a completely different Turkey, with concessions to the Greeks and Armenians among others. The Turkey in this map is a result of the Turkish War of Independence and the following Treaty of Lausanne of 1923.

If the Germans had won WWI, which in my HO would've led to a better Europe, it's also safe to assume they would've annexed Belgium and also kept a larger part of the Baltics/Poland. And, like wptaimuty points out, there's no way Denmark would get back all of Holstein if the Germans won the war.
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Skoggangr Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016   General Artist
Jeg tror nu også at Østrig og Ungarn ville være splittet op. Hvis man går lidt dybere ned i begivenhederne omkring November 1918, så var det tydeligt at Østrigerene og Ungarene ikke var enige i ret meget mere, og blev egentlig kun holdt sammen af deres fælles monarki, som stod meget svagt, især efter Franz Joseph's død i 1916. Ungarn fortsatte dog som monarki efter 1918, dog var kongen ikke velkommen i landet, og blev ledet under et regentur/diktatur af Admiral Horthy.

Desuden ser jeg det også mere sandsynligt at Den Østrigske og Russiske del af Polen blev samlet i denne alternative verdenshistorie

Bare mine 10 cents, ellers fint kort :)
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:iconilmit:
Ilmit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
correct
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:iconlikaaon:
Likaaon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
>a smaller poland
i cri everytim
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:iconwptaimuty:
wptaimuty Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Student Filmographer
Why did Germany lose territory to Denmark? If they won, this doesn't seem to make much since. Also, wouldn't Germany have increased in territorial size, not decreased?
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:iconmaptigan:
maptigan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
I agree.
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:iconqwertyuiopasd1234567:
qwertyuiopasd1234567 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Landlocked and small Poland
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:iconxplkqlkcassia:
xplkqlkcassia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you do the lines in the sea?
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:iconlsdinkvizitor:
LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Your version of German-forced 'Peace with Honour' seems actually more realistic than Kaiserreich world :)
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:iconlordnarunh:
Lordnarunh Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept! Could've prevent so much conflicts, while with a bit of autonomy, the rebels could've been dealt with. Could You please tell me, where can i find the basic map, You used? Is it free to use it for others as well? I'm tired of using blank maps, they look quite lame. Greetings from Hungary!
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:iconregicollis:
Regicollis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
I used a vector map of Europe from Wikimedia Commons as base map. It is in the public domain so anyone is free to use it.
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:iconlordnarunh:
Lordnarunh Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You very much for Your answer! Will look at it!
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:iconkolroling:
kolroling Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Austro - Hungarian Federal Republic = AHFR(pronounced: Afer) --> Ahfranian.
What do you think?
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:iconrodkaromanovich:
rodkaromanovich Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent map, it really looks like an old map that has aged. It reminds me of the old National Geographic maps my dad collected. I especially like the detail of the (what would be the proper word for this?) "wave" lines expanding from the coasts into the sea.
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:iconrusognikov:
RusogNikov Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Hey Spain is finally a Republic :D
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:iconssjpabs:
SSJPabs Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2015
What basemap did you use for it? The map is quite good! Very nice and I like the style.
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:icondevippk:
devippk Featured By Owner Edited Jan 3, 2015

Beautiful work, just a masterpiece! I like old maps very much :)

I'm just curious why have you joined Crimea to Republic of Ukraine after WWI? There is no historical background for this decision. It should be Turkish instead. As far as I know there was a huge muslim population in Crimea those days (1920s). Russia conquered Ottoman Empire and got Crimea in 18th century (but I'm not sure about the exact date) so of course Turks were eager to get it back. If the Entante lost the Great War Turks should have got Crimea. Transferring  it to Ukrainian just doesn't make any historical sense.

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:iconbartbouman:
bartbouman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
This map is very plausible and looks great. Still what would have happened to Belgium and Luxembourg after the war? Since during the first world war large parts of these countries were constantly under German control. 
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:iconnomadicsky:
NomadicSky Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I think the other map looks better... I wonder why Galatia wouldn't join Poland.
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:iconroadzero:
RoadZero Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Galicia as an independent kingdom would be awesome.
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:iconmadgerman123:
madgerman123 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist
So is Austria Hungary a republic or is it still a monarchy. As a monarchist I want to know a little.
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:iconvictornevsky:
VictorNevsky Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this, goes in my favourites pot, aldo it is higly unrealistic.
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wait a minute if Austria Hungary still collapsed wouldn't Germany annex Austria, while also giving birth to the nations of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
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:iconyazackak:
yazackak Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
Poor Poland, always gets the short end of the stick when territory gets shuffled around...
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:iconugiel:
ugiel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice (great technique) but, according to me quite, quite unrealistic. The first problem is Galicia - there's no way that country could exist, because it was populated by Poles and Ukrainians and each of them wanted these lands to be conected with their countries. It should or Polish, or Ukrainian, because people who lived there weren't satisfied with the status of this land during the rules of Habsburgs and I doubt thet could make an agreement after separation from Austro-Hungary. Secondly: Scandinavian Empire seems not to be realistic, because of feuds between Sweden and Denmark and Sweden and Finland - even in XIXth century, when Finland was part of Russian Empire, Fin people believed that rules of tsar were better than rules of Swedish king. Also Scandinavian conquers of Petersburg and Schleswig (Germans won the Great War, but they weren't able to defend small part of their Empire?) aren't so probable.  Thirdly - Kosovo conquered by Albania. It's possible... but nowadays, when most of citizens of this land are Albanians. Almost 100 years ago Serbians were majority in Kosovo. Finally, the Belarus. After the Great War, people of Belaurs even didn't create state structures (even today it's hard to define what Belorussian nationality actually is), most of them were split again into adherents of Poland, Lithuania and Soviets.
I also checked the first version of this map. To me, it's more possible, but I still see it quite different. 
Anyway, it's your map, you did a lot of FANTASTIC work here, I really admire this piece of art :)
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:iconvkost2000:
vkost2000 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
As a person who lives in Galicia, I can say that East Galicia (where Ukrainians live)would be glad to be independent from Poland and even from East Ukraine, with capital Kyjiw (Kyiv)
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:iconregicollis:
Regicollis Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Thank you for your criticism. You are quite right that this map is utterly unrealistic and I admit to have drawn borders for the shallowest of reasons. One day I might do a map of a more realistic scenario if I find one. ;)
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:iconugiel:
ugiel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wish Icould see this :)
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:iconkazi2000:
kazi2000 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The borders just seem a bit, unrealistical, even for an alternate history map. Basically for a map, that would show a different Europe after WW1, there are lot's of elements that happened after WW2 ! For example the shape of Bessarabia !
Also what would have prevented the Yugoslavia to take the whole Banat ? The border you have here in the map, is a basically the way Romania and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, have splitted Banat. 
Also you only have half of Bukovina in this new Austria-Hungary, rest of it being in the new Galicia. Fact which i cannot comperhand, since the Soviet rapture of these Romanian territories happened in the 40's !
Also the shape of Belarus, i would have suggested looking at a map of Belarus, before the Second World War, that would have given it a more plausable existance.
Crimeea in Ukraine ? This happened in the 50's, when the ukrainian Khruschov gaved it's soviet republic of origin a "gift", as if the territories taken by Stalin from Romania, Poland and Czechoslovakia waren't enough !
I really think this map should be redone, in a way that would combine the pre-WW1 and interwar, political situation !
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:iconregicollis:
Regicollis Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I get your points. They sound very valid to me and you sound like you know more about the history of eastern Europe than I do. I will certainly take you input into account if I were to remake the map.

As for Crimea would it be more likely to have it as an independent country or would it be more likely to make it part of a post-revolutionary Russian state?
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:iconkazi2000:
kazi2000 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Crimmean scenario's you've suggested are both possible ! The choice is yours :)
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:iconchr1salbo:
ChR1sAlbo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the idea of a united Albania, but it would have been even better if western fyrom was in it and some other territories of southern and northwestern Montenegro.
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Disstrack Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
if germany had won, schleswig-holstein wouldnt be skandinavianand luxemburg would be german too
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:iconbartbouman:
bartbouman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Also Germany probably would have Annexed Sudetenland due to the large amount of German speakers living there.
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:iconandi-tiucs:
Andi-Tiucs Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
NO TRANSYLVANIA!!!!Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! 
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:iconlordnarunh:
Lordnarunh Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I found it! There it is! Behind austro-hungarian borders :P. Just kidding :D .
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:iconlsdinkvizitor:
LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Almost like Kaiserreich timeline. I miss there Lithuania (actually real planned German puppet state) and both communist France and Britain :) 
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Irockz216 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Shouldn't Northern Ireland be part of the UK?
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TiltschMaster Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Not if Germany had won the First World War. Germany would have supported the Irish Republicans in their cause for independence, simply to further weaken the UK. This is plausible ..
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:iconunu123:
Unu123 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't understand how Buceag/Budjak(South of Rep.Moldova) is part of the Ukraine.
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:iconairraidfury:
AirRaidFury Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thus leading Germany to unite under Adolf Hitler and dominate the whole world.
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:iconbartbouman:
bartbouman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
If Germany would have won the war, the German empire would still be ruled by the emperor, leaving no room for Hitler. Also with no Versailles treaty there is also no grudge between France and Germany save for an incredible mutual dislike.  So no Holocaust, no Antisemitism and no Fascism and probably no 2nd World War.
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SirGodspeed Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
If Germany won WW1 there would really be no incentive for Hitler to go into politics, since the monarchy would still stand strong and there would be no myth of a Jewish conspiracy to make Germany lose the war, and no Versailles treatment ot rage against.
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:iconalternatehistory:
AlternateHistory Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm reminded a lot of the Kaiserreich mod for Hearts of Iron 2 and Darkest Hour. The map is very similar.
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:iconbobmumby:
BobMumby Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
A small problem I have with this is that in the event of a Danish victory in the Schleswig-Holstein War, which I presume happened, a massive blow would have been dealt to Prussian prestige and the very idea of German unification. Especially considering that in the 1863 Schleswig-Holstein War, Prussia was essentially allowed to carry out their war without interference from either Britain or France. Prussia's dominance over its own backyard would have waned, and Austria may have become more vigorous within Germany. Other than that, this is one deeply attractive map
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:iconmangafreak4:
Mangafreak4 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I believe that Austria-Hungary has lost too much land.
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:iconmangafreak4:
Mangafreak4 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Nevermind this.
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:iconmor-vilkacis:
Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Bulgaria gaining Vardar Macedonia would be an absolute minimum for their participation in the war.
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thefireandice Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
The only implausible part of this map that I can find is Albania with Kosovo, the idea that Kosovo would have its present day borders in a union with Albania after WW1 is a bit hard to sell, especially with Yugoslavia forming as you've show it. Aside from that its a superb map :)
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:iconmor-vilkacis:
Mor-Vilkacis Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
The basis for (most of) the modern border is the ethnic situation and the same could have happened in this scenario. So it's not that implausible.
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