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Map of the European Federation by HouseOfHesse Map of the European Federation by HouseOfHesse
Map of a hypothetical European Federation in the year 2052. The Federation was established following a 'Fourth World War' with the Russian-lead Eurasian Union (more can be read about it on the map).

This is not intended to be a political statement in any way (other than that I am a pro-European Brit) and neither is this my showing of support for various irredentist claims etc etc, it's merely a concept. Comments, criticisms, questions and friendly discussions are always welcome!

UPDATE: The map has been updated to correct some naming issues pointed out to me, as well as adding in a Baltic language group, partitioning Denmark, and correcting a few geographical inaccuracies. So thank you all for your kind comments and tips on these matters!

UPDATE 2: A few tweaks, including the merger of 3 states, the abolition of one, and the creation of another. I think I'm finally happy with it now!

For demographic information, see Legislature of the European Federation
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Epic Work ! :O

I really wish a system similiar to that happened :D

But Why Moscow and İstanbul are seen like Unimportant?

Does This Union is largely Protestant Or has any Muslim and Hindu Members? (Because of if Rome is centre for religions, that may cause Frictions)

And Eurasian Union is still alive as Asian Republic ?

(Sorry I liked that very much I asked so much Questions)
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NealMan11 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
i think a flag of Austria but replace the red with blue and have a ring of stars in the center would be more apropriate.
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0nonim Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
I do not want to sound nationalistic, but it's kinda strange to put whole Karelia into Finno-Ugric language group. According to 2010 Census (www.gks.ru/free_doc/new_site/p… only 7,4% of population are Karelians (plus 1,4% of Finns and 0,5% of Veps) and 82,2% are Russian. It's even more absurd with Ingria, because it's 92,7% of Russians and 0,3% Finns with 0,1% Veps in Leningrad Oblast and 92,48% Russian with only 0,03% of Finns in Saint Petersburg. Can't say anything about Sampi, because I don't know about Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish demographics in the region.
Also why did you named Rus so? As I recall, Rus was the name of the whole East Slavic region (Belarus, Ukraine, Russia) and not some specific area.
Also, Transcaucasia is the name of the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia Azerbaijan) not the North. 
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Jeroville Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Why have you given some names of regions to much bigger areas?

You've named the OTL part of Northern Croatia and Slovenia Hrvatska, don't think the Slovenians will be happy with that..
Same thing with the regions of Bosnia, Magyarország, Lietuva and Macedonia
Those regions include areas which is not from the same ethnic group as the name says. 

Bosnia = Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats
Magyarország = Magyar/Hungarians and Romanians
Lietuva = Lithuanians, Byelorusians and Poles
Macedonia = Macedonians, Bulgarians, Greeks, Albanian

Was it mean't to be seperated by ethnic group/language or you just drew up the line somewhere.
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YOhuan15 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Artist
Nice, but I see that Trentino is in Alpenland, I want to suggest you, it could be more specifically correct if you split South-Tyrol (german-speaking Italy) in Alpenland, while Trentino (Italian - Ventian dialect speaking) together with Veneto.
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Silas-Coldwine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
There are so many issues with the naming and the division of Spain that I don't even know where to begin. And it's a shame, because I like the concept, and I'd like to favourite it. I'm not buying it, though.

For a start, Leon is a term that doesn't represent most of the territory associated to it (the historical region of Leon can be linked to the provinces of Leon, Zamora and Salamanca, and that's it. It cannot be justified by the city, as it's not the most important one in the area. Very few people there would accept the name. Castile/Leon is OK as a name.

Then, you included the historically Castilian region of La Rioja inside the Basque Country (País Vasco, not just "Vasco", which means "Basque").

For Castile, you could have used the traditional name of Castilla La Nueva (New Castile), but naming it Castile leaves out most of the historically Castilian territories.

For some reason you used "Badajoz" instead of the much less problematic "Extremadura".

You named the whole Eastern Spanish region as Catalonia. Outside Catalonia proper, that name represents people as much as the name of Burkina Faso, and that goes even for the Catalan-speaking regions of Valencia and the Balearics.

You put Murcia inside Andalusia. In any time in history the name Andalusia has applied to Murcia, nor they share a common identity beyond the Spanish one. In fact, Murcia is much closer to the region of Valencia than to that of Andalusia.

On the whole, I would rename both Castiles (or even create a separate region comprised of Asturias plus the historical Leonese provinces) and Extremadura, I would include La Rioja inside what you called "Leon", and for Eastern Spain, that's trickier. The easiest thing would be a state of Aragon, a state of Catalonia and a state that merged Murcia and Valencia. But that would be me. Then again, I can see that state division being enough of a reason for Spain to secede.

I also don't understand why you gave Entredouro and Tras-ós-Montes to Galicia. If anything, Northern Portugal would make much more sense as a separate state.
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The best country in the world:flagofeurope: 
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Alpha-Dilophosaurus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great work do you have a base map?
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HouseOfHesse Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do! I have a few, they're all from Wikipedia originally but I've edited them over time to make them exactly how I want them. If you're after something similar there's plently about on the internet, I'd link you to the ones I use but I downloaded them so long ago I can't remember where on Wikipedia they were from! 
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifu
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daltonb1993 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Very impressive work, could you explain what C.O.J. is?
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HouseOfHesse Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! C.O.J. stands for 'Condominium of Jerusalem' which is my own little idea for a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There's a map of it coming (eventually)!
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Veemon3449 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this your first time dabbling in cartography? You are unbelievably talented.
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HouseOfHesse Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the first map I've made that I've published, but I've made loads of maps for myself before this one, so I wouldn't say it was my first time, I've had some practice haha! That's really kind of you to say so, I really appreciate it!
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nanwe01 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
While the map is quite nie, I fear that the regions in Spain are quite off.  The region you call Badajoz is basically Extremadura. The region of Euskadi includes the modern La Rioja, a non-Basque-speaking region, culturally closer to what you call León (but should be called Castilla) and what you call Castilla is usually known as 'La Mancha'. Also, I think that the region covering Madrid is too small, since basically the whole modern region of Madrid is like an enormous metropolitan area. As to Catalonia, including Valencia and Aragón, two territories that don't feel connection to Catalonia, since Valencian identity is based on rejecting Catalonia, as far as to deny that Valencian is a dialect of Catalan. Aragón is not a Catalan-speaking region except for a small minority.

Also, in Spanish Euskadi is usually known as 'País Vasco' not 'Vasco'. And Galician for Galicia is 'Galiza'.

But again, it's a very interesting concept, though as an eurofederalist, I've always thought that the Mmeber States would be the states of any federation and that they'd decide how to divide themselves internally.
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minecrafroger Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
epic map and flag.
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HouseOfHesse Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou so much!
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AMCAlmaron Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!

Can I suggest you use "Wallachia" instead of "Muntenia"? The province you've drawn covers all Wallachia, of which Muntenia was a historic division.

Might suggest some more changes after I've had a better look, if that's all good with you!
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HouseOfHesse Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I prefer the name 'Wallachia' too, I think it's just a nicer word, but all the literature I looked at suggested 'Muntenia' was a better name for the region, but I might actually change it to 'Wallachia' anyway to be honest...
By all means! I'm always down for useful comments!
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morgoth-edain Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Whoah, I'm sure you had some reasons, but you changed the position of Łużyce, so that it contains nearly all of Pomorze (without Vorpommern and Pomerelia) and a lot of Wielkopolska while not containing the original Łużyce, and also you connected said Pomerelia with Eastern Prussia, calling it all  "Pomorze". 

The Galicja case also struck me but then again, at least whole region is rejoined again :D

But, again, I assume that those federalists just divided Europe according to good old 'divide et impera', looking at all the Eastern Europe, so I guess it's allright.

As of the image, it's beautifully done, I'm happy.
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HouseOfHesse Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, Łużyce was a completely ill thought out oversight on my part. Basically I'd thought about what I wanted the east and south of Poland to look like (Halycia, Silesia etc) but hadn't really thought about the west. So after splitting it up that way, I ended up with a bit that didn't really conform to anything historicallly/ethnically, so I just had to search for a name to fit it as best as I could, hence Łużyce. In hindsight, I'd have taken parts of Brandenburg and called that Łużyce, and made Pomorze a little bigger instead. But alas.
Thankyou! I'm glad people seem to like it!
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menapia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Great map, I especially like the way you've broken up Europe into less intimidating sized regions and used the old fashioned provincial names that make it sound more traditional.
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HouseOfHesse Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! That was exactly my intention in using a lot of the names, it gives it a sense of legitimacy in a way...
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The small letters behind names are languages? Or the name of the country in the language?  In both cases there is contradiction (because I saw both cases). For example, in Euskadi (País Vasco) the would call the land Euskal Herria and the language euskara, and in Cataluña, they call their land Catalunya, and their language catalá).

Anyway, don't worry because of that :)
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really interesting. :D  I know personally some people that would get really agry if this sort of thing happend, and León dominate all of those territories. Historically all the East part of León in there it wasn't part of it, and the reclamations that leoneses do are only Zamora, León and Salamanca (although there was momments that León had Galicia, Extremadura, and both Castilles).

Nowadays that movement is a movemment to have an Autonomous region, but not a secesionist movement. There is also funny, because there is a movement in Spain that try to unify, both Castilles, Cantabria and Madrid in one.

My comment is only informative, you don't have to change anything XD

Great map indeed, it make me download to study better :D
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HouseOfHesse Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't say it was a secessionist scenario, per se, as the divisions on the map are states similar to the US states or Russia's oblasts, not independent countries.
I organised Spain's regions in this way as it made the most sense, as the regions that form each state share historical, ethic, and linguistic links as much as possible (although this obviously didn't always work, hence the use of mild artistic licence in some cases, as is probably the case with Leon).
As for the names on the map, the larger name is the name of the state in the dominant language of the region, with the smaller being the name in other significant languages. So, with Catalonia, the larger name is in Catalan, and the smaller in Castillian (if my memory serves me correctly).
Thankyou! I'm so glad people seem to find it interesting!
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
¡Ajá! thanks for de clariffication :)   In that case in Euskade, the small name should be "País Vasco" and not only "Vasco" because "vasco" is a demonym of that people. ;)

Yep, Cataluña/Catalunya is correct :)

Greetings!
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LuchoBorello Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
The Falklands, Georgias and Sandwich Islands are under Argentina's jurisdiction!!!!!!!!!! (I hate to say it in English, but this way people at least understands)
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Aleksx000 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Uhm, they pay taxes to the British, they follow the law of the British, they are protected by British forces against invaders that want to take them breaking international law (*cough* Argentina), so HOW THE FUCK are they under Argentinian jurisdiction my friend?

Okay, before you answer with any nationalist bullshit: The main language of all three islands is english and the wish of the population, WHICH SHOULD BE ALL THAT COUNTS, is to be part of the UK.

Now, hate on me. Because you have no good points whatsoever.
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LuchoBorello Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I don't hate you, man. I meant 'geographical' jurisdiction. 

All you said is true, but nevertheless, those islands belong to Argentina's overseas territory. Still, I DO believe that the Falklands War was a truly stupid decision at the time, because of the past good relations with UK. Maybe, if it never had happened, thing would have developed in a much civilized way. I've never defended Galtieri and I never will (Thatcher was of the same stick, though), so as I'll never accept UK excuses. Any change from now on, MUST be according to good diplomatic negotiations. 

I don't wish any harm to the Kelpers or the British, don't you ever misunderstand me. 

But if you still think I don't have a good point, I can't help. Every country has its own crusades. Didn't Deutschland had them sometime ago, too? Now, in this right moment, Ukrainians are at warpath with Russia, defending what it's legitimate theirs. Russia gave them Crimea on good therms, Ukrainians never took it by force; UK DID THIS with those damn Islands. Maybe you don't care about Ukrainians, but I do -I'm with them at Heart, because they earned my respect for fighting for what is theirs -much more miles away from them than you are.

Whatever. Always pleased to meet a German. Because you also earned my respect as a brave nation. Greetings.
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Aleksx000 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Woah. You just impressed me. I expected nothing but nationalist bullshit and got one of the best comments I have read on this platform so far.

My respect, good Argentinian sir.
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Germanyisawesome Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
NEVER NEVER EVER EVER
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SaeLinLee Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A very interesting map you have there! :D
Just a question, since I see that Germany doesn't exist anymore... what happened to Thuringia?
As a proud Thuringian and citizen of its capital I'd really like to know xD
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HouseOfHesse Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most European countries have been split up into smaller states in this map, in fact there are only 7 states that have remained unchanged.
Thuringia forms part of the state of Saxony in this map, due to the shared history and culture of the two regions.
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SaeLinLee Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I understand-
And yeah, I know what you mean...
But I'm 110% sure Thuringia would've either gotten completely independant, or at least insisted on being mentioned in the name.
Really, we won't just accept being "swallowed" by Saxony.
I mean, we don't really have something against them, but it's still some kind of friedly rivalry, and there's nothing a Thuringian hates more than being called a Saxon.
At least not a lot.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another fact, the regions you marked as pure celtic, have only a very small minority of celtic-speakers or even ethnic celts.
Most of that regions are English, and also settled by english and scandinavian (vikings) peoples.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is indeed one of the best projects concerning maps on DA, great job!

A question, in the language map, why is Brüssel marked as french? I think it belongs definitly to the dutch-speaking part of Flandern.

So you left out the demographic and immigration changes, it´s like an ideal Europa right?
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HouseOfHesse Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thankyou, you're too kind!
Well according to Wikipedia, around 57% of Brussels speaks French and *only* French, and even taking into account land surrounding the city taken from both linguistic halves, I think there would be a clear French majority.
As for the Celtic languages, both the UK and the ROI are heavily protecting and even encouraging the use of their respective Celtic languages, and I think this is a policy that would be continued by the EF by making them co-official languages with English.
And the idea of looking into the demographic changes sounds very interesting, I may well do that!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes as I read, the French tried since many centuries, to push back the dutch language,
so there is even a gallisation of Brüssel, but it´s a native and historical dutch city
and should not become french. There´re heavy dispust about it, when the dutch want
to split Belgium in half, they would claim Brüssel for them.

This is in no way meant bad, just what I think and read^^

Yes it´s funny, as I read most of the Scotish people are not real celtic scots, but a mix
with anglo-saxons and vikings, so the celtic language is not really their native language.
But they identify with the people that lived before there. I talked with a Scot once and he said,
that they are actually of germanic (anglo-saxon) descent mostly and it´s funny they try to become celtic XD
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Aleksx000 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Brussels is a mainly frenchspeaking 'exclave' (so to call it) in dutch speaking flanders. The french did not only try to push back the dutch language, inside the city's borders, they succeeded to do so. ;)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That doesn´t mean it´s good, it can be changed again, or should we give Turkey the southern part of Berlin,
because so many Turks live there now?
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Maine86 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  New Deviant
Brussels is overwhelmingly francophone. I know you're pissed off (German and british people don't like this language) but you should know that most White French-speakers are ethnically DUTCH. The most common family names in Brussels are: Diallo (african), Bah (african), Janssens (dutch), Peeters (dutch), Dubois (french), Nguyen (vietnamese), Barry (french), Jacobs (dutch), Mertens (dutch) and Martin (french).
Today, 66.5% of the population are French-speaking Belgians, 5.3% are Dutch-speaking Belgians and 28.1% are foreigners (new immigrants, expats, European officials)
I'm pretty sure you don't mind those UNILINGUAL english-speakers who live in Brussels. As long as they don't speak French, it's perfect!
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I´m not pissed off, French is a great european culture language and I respect it a lot!
Lol no, French is totally ok, way better than african wtf XD
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Aleksx000 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
What do you want to do? Commit a genocide against the French-speaking community? Oo In a European "community" (like in work together)?

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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who lives in a dutch city should learn dutch, nothing more to say.
You don´t have to do genocide please don´t use such exaggerated arguments,
that´s childish, we can talk like normal people.
Just learn the language, not move there in masses and change everything.
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Aleksx000 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Well okay. You got a point.
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
For most of history ethnicity was a very mutable quality in most of the world.  The language, culture, and religion you practiced in the present determined your ethnicity not which tribe you had been born into.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes but their language, culture and religion is like the anglo-saxon one, and suddenly they try
to be something they aren´t.
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Laiqua-lasse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
If not for the fact that you lumped Baltic languages under "West Slavic", this is an excellent map! :)
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Arbarano Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
It should be Orléanais (not Órleanais) and Dauphiné.
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