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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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Silas-Coldwine Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
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.
Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The best country in the world:flagofeurope: 
Alpha-Dilophosaurus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great work do you have a base map?
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! 
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
daltonb1993 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Very impressive work, could you explain what C.O.J. is?
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)!
Veemon3449 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this your first time dabbling in cartography? You are unbelievably talented.
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!
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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