American Nation-States", this map features a world where Europeans never discovered America and thus were able to develop into what appears to be modern nation-states. To be honest the map isn't very plausible, but the comments to the map on Reddit already explain a lot of the issues, including nations appearing in areas where the tribe they are based in aren't local too or featuring tribes/peoples who disappeared long before the arrival of Europeans, like the Olmecs. That being said, its still nice to see alternate histories featuring Native Americans. We need to see more of these and even one with mistakes still deserves some recognition.
Honorable mention this weeks goes to the cartographers working at The Washington Post for creating maps for that publication's coverage of the India/Bangladesh border dispute resolution (so many enclaves!). If you want to submit a map for the next Map Monday, email me at ahwupdate at gmail dot com with your map attached and a brief description in the body of the email.
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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update, a blogger on Amazing Stories and a Sidewise Awards for Alternate History judge. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the day when travel between parallel universes becomes a reality. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.