I'm wondering, though, if you'd be able to get a little extra bonus for holding all of one European country's African colonies?
Also, why does the Ottoman Empire have a bonus? It doesn't seem to have much relevance with the map idea, especially with the grey territories and all.
Most of North Africa was a 'colony' of the Ottoman Empire until the British grabbed it, namely Egypt.
Lastly, I did a WWII Africa map a while but it never got off the ground. viewtopic.php?f=63&t=106279&hilit=WWII+africa
Spain shouldn't have Morocco either. That was Independent until 1911, then it was a colony of France for 30 years. Spain had a chunk of Morocco, but it's really insignificant.
How about make it a Repatriation map - Africa links to places Africans moved / were moved to - West Indies, US, UK, France etc.
DJ Teflon wrote:How about make it a Repatriation map - Africa links to places Africans moved / were moved to - West Indies, US, UK, France etc.
The Bison King wrote:Spain shouldn't have Morocco either. That was Independent until 1911, then it was a colony of France for 30 years. Spain had a chunk of Morocco, but it's really insignificant.
Yeah I was aware of this but I felt like I needed to do something to make Spain more significant. Even as it is Spain is pretty pitiful.
Industrial Helix wrote:One options for the mideast would be to make Turkey a colonial power and have its arabian areas as colonies. And I'm pretty sure Egypt went to the British around the 1870s, so if the theme is 1800s, you can pull it off.
Wha-what? I like the Ottomans in there. I makes it a bit more clear that the colonial games wasn't just Europe and it also gives due credit to the Ottomans, whom people just tend to discount as a crappy empire.
Also, what are you going to do with the West Coast of Africa with countries like Togo and Sierra Leone or Guinea-Bissau?
Industrial Helix wrote:The trouble with maps of Colonial Africa is that the map does not portray reality, despite what the British or French cartographers and politicians wanted people to believe. Both then and now.
Industrial Helix wrote:To be honest, I'd like to see the more independent Africa nations play some sort of role in the map.
Maybe I should do a sketch and set it up as a new idea?
OK - going back to the colonnial era then - is Britain just linked to its European neighbours or will there be homeland-africa links at all?
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