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SW: Map of Britannia by ThanyTony SW: Map of Britannia by ThanyTony
One of the main nations in the series, I like how in the SW the whole commonwealth includes Ireland, I wonder how they worked that out, I also had to the Isle of Wight because it wasn't on the map which is bad because that's where One Winged Witches takes place...little error I guess :P

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LaTexiana Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
What about the Isle of Man? 
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't the one in the center the Isle of Man?
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LaTexiana Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yes, but he didn't name it so. 
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He does that A LOT across the SW universe, many countries are not named, I've had to deduce the names based on a most likely theme and what is on the area for him naming those places (Like in Africa).
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LaTexiana Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Out of curiosity, where are you getting these internal borders? Like the source, not the show. 
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I check various maps online, first I look for the divisions in wikipedia, then I look for maps and when I have one I "Adapt it" to the figure of the SW Map and then I proceed to draw the divisions.
Sometimes it's easy, other times it's hard due to the shape so I try to have them as precise as a I can.
That's how I do it.
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LaTexiana Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well, I think you misunderstood my question. My question was how you knew the internal borders of these countries as they are WITHIN the SW Universe. Or are these internal borders not specified and you have free range? Keep in mind, I do make maps myself from time to time, although not much lately. I don't exactly need a lesson in HOW alternate history cartography works.  
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I see.
It depends on the country, I have to consider 3 things:

1) Elements in the world (Being the most prominent the lack of Abrahamic Religions and a Roman Empire that lasted a lot longer).
2) What the official SW Timiline and Map tells me.

In Britannia's case the map gives you city names which tellls me that the divisions in Britannia are similar to current UK in real life so it's easy.

In the case of other countries that do not have that luxury...I have to use those 3 elements, let me use Azteca (Mexico in the SW universe) as an example.

I know that there is no Christianity in the SW universe and the fact that the country is named Azteca, tells me that probably when Hispanics came to conquer Liberion, they didn't make a complete erradication on their culture and probably where more interested in a cultural exchange and territory and not impose a an opressive religion, as such they probably allowed them to keep their culture, language and religion, it'd explain why the country is still called "Azteca" (Or United Azteca States by its full name).

With that, I take a look at Mexico's states and I simply add the states that have non christian or hispanic names, (Like Veracruz, Guerrero, Puebla etc.)  leaving only native named states with the exception Alta and Baja California (In the Map you can see that Arizona and Nuevo Mexico are part of Azteca and not the United States of Liberion so I arranged them together as Alta California as that's what they were called before the US adquired them).

And that's what I do, sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's very hard (Like in Egypt's case that in this universe always remained Ptolemaic Egypt and never became part of other nations and there is no Islam in the SW unvierse) but it's always a fun thing to do for this amazing series.
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WhippetWild Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And Isle of Wight music festival which I have attended thrice :)  isleofwightfestival.com/
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ThanyTony Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, sounds pretty cool :3
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