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Federal Technocracy of Aistia by GTD-Orion Federal Technocracy of Aistia by GTD-Orion
The Technocratic Federation of Aistia ( a.k.a. Federal Technocracy of Aistia/Baltia ) is a country in Europe, the largest of the three Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, and across the Baltic Sea to the west lie Sweden and Denmark. It shares borders with Livonia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Germany to the west, Poland to the south, and Russia to the east. Aistia has an estimated population of 32.8 million as of 2011, and its capital and largest city is Klaipeda.

Aistia is a federal technocracy composed of 3 states: Prussia, Curonia and Lithuania. Each of them maintain their own cultures and languages.

It is currently the fastest growing economy in Europe. Aistia is a member of the ERRF, the Council of Europe, the European Union and the Commonwealth of Technocratic States.

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So here's another alternate-history map, showing a fictional technocratic state of Aistia/Baltia composed of the main Balt states.

The point of divergence is the 9th-10th century where Curonia converts to Christianity and forms the first Balt country. This eventually leads to various wars with the other Balts, but they put their differences behind when the Teutonic Order is called in by Poland to help deal with the 'heathen' Balts. The Teutonic Order ravages through Prussia and Lithuania, but is eventually beaten back and removed from the Eastern European theater.

Eventually they form a basic union mid-14th century, leading to the Unification in 1563, mirroring the real-life formation of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Although not as large, it is fairly safe from exterior threats at the time. Eventually it becomes a protestant country during the reformation era, and thus maintains healthy relations with countries such as Sweden and the various Ruthenian and German countries.

By the end of the 18th century, however, due to various unsuccessful wars with Poland, Livonia, and so on, Aistia and Poland are partitioned, with Prussia becoming part of the rising German state of Brandenburg, and the rest being taken by Russia.

The rest is rather similar to the real world history.

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I made this map in GIMP. Feedback and comments are appreciated.

Download for full size.

P.S. The Iron Wolf legend here was interpreted differently, and that's why Vilnius isn't neither the capital city, nor actually important.
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cjr413 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome map you got here. The idea is quite interesting.
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
looks great but a true technate would not use money
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Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
why not ?
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
because they can produce so much, so easily that money would be redundant.
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GTD-Orion Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
That wouldn't really work if the majority of other countries would use money.
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
still, a technate does not have a price system. other countries could compare how much they produce to their own price system however they would not have one themselves.
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Skull-Island-Master Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Amazing !! I love that, it would be a industrial supernation.
May i ask if you do requests ?
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GTD-Orion Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Thanks. It would be an industrial and technological supernation though.

And yeah, I guess I can do requests. As long as they're not too complex. Send a note about it.
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Awesomeness. What's the Iron Wolf legend about? I am not familiar with it, or its connection to Vilnius or Trakai.
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GTD-Orion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
The legend is unrelated to Trakai. It is about the founding of the city of Vilnius. You can read it in english here: [link]
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Ah, I see, that's pretty interesting. I always assumed Vilnius was older than that though.
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GTD-Orion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
It was older. Just that it wasn't the capital before Gediminas. Or at least, noone's entirely sure about that.
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Nederbird Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Really good map! Sleek design and a nice little infobox to go with it. The scenario in itself is pretty interesting, especially with the country (or at least the Curonian third) being Protestant. Also, nice to see Trakai being the capital of Lithuania! :D
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Laiqua-lasse Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
33 million people seems an awful lot for such a small country. Wouldn't want to live there...

Also, the current world GDP is ~60 trillion USD. Either the world you depict is much richer (or, at least, much more industrialized), or it counts GDP in a different way, or the value of USD is much lower... Or Aistia is *extremely* rich.

For a 9th-10th century PoD, you might even have kept Apuolė as the capitol of Kuršas.

In any case, I like the map. I like your futuristic style overall, in fact.
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GTD-Orion Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Well, the thing is, this is mostly the doing of the Commonwealth of Technocratic States. They're all pretty rich, highly industrialized, and densely populated. Aistia is not the most important nor the most prosperous of the CTS countries though.

I think I might have overdid it with the population a bit though... But, considering that Aistia is larger in territory than Belgium and Netherlands combined, and that Belgium's and Netherlands populations combined make 27 million people, I'm pretty sure it'd be bearable.

As for the choice of capital, well, I wanted it to be a coastal city. That, and I imagine that Klaipėda would have been pretty important during the invasion of Prussia by the Teutonic Order. Lastly, it was in a relatively safe position, considering that there was a Livonian Order threat just as well ( pagan Latgalia, Lithuania and so on ).

Say, are you planning on making any new maps, if I may ask? Your maps were the main reason why I got into making various maps in the first place :p
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Laiqua-lasse Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Fair enough.

I might make some maps soon (I'm finally getting ideas after about a year of drought), but there are just so many things to do, and so maps are progressing awfully slowly.
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