This is a map of an alternate-history Byzantine Empire, which supposedly survived the Ottomans up until modern days, eventually becoming a democratic Federal Republic ( although the royal dynasty still exists, it has no political power at all ).
In this scenario, the Federal Republic of Constantinople ( named so because of where the federal government is located and where this country originated from ) is a very decentralized superpower state. In a way, it's somewhat similar to what a smaller version of the United States of America would be.
On the map you can see the current borders of this republic, with its major federal districts/states ( all of them are divided into smaller regions, of course ), and the current symbols ( except for the coat of arms ). All of them are "translated" into the english language.
Constantinople FR is a highly militarized, yet liberal country. A lot of the Federal Districts have different official languages, though the primary language within the Constantinople FR is Greek.
The reason why Cyprus, despite being more populous than Crete itself, is ruled from the Crete Federal District, is because it was one of the last territories to be included into the Constantinople FR. That, and it was under constant threat from the Ottoman Empire.
I used GIMP to make this. The two headed eagle is an edited older version of the one I used for the 'United States of Greater Austria' map request. Comments would be appreciated.
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