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Haudenosaunee by Alt-Reality Haudenosaunee by Alt-Reality
This map features a world with a very minor difference long ago, that built up to what you see here.

In our history, the Vikings visited and possibly set up shop briefly in the New World before being forced to leave. Here, they stay a little bit longer, and manage to have a few horses and farm animals escape. By the time other Europeans stumble upon North America, the horse, pig and even dog are prevalent. As are nations of developed peoples.

The Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, are one of the strongest represented here.

This map took possibly the longest of all I've ever created; somewhere between six months to a year.
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Corvax13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
There IS a major factor that you may have overlooked. A current theory regarding the conquest of the Americas is that the Spanish brought over zoonotic diseases, that is diseases that can pass from animals to humans, which the native tribes had no defense for. They also brought over horses, pigs, cows and sheep- namely, the animals that carried the diseases that the Europeans had developed immunities to, but the locals hadn't. The die-off was horrific and wide-spread, even in places where the Spanish hadn't gotten to yet. By some accountings, the die-off left a population that was a Third to a Fifth of what it had been.

If the Norse had brought over these animals centuries before, the die-off would have happened a lot earlier, the native tribes would have recovered and developed their own immunities, and it would have been a VERY different situation that the Europeans would have encountered.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Not enough for them to spread diseases. They would develop immunities. He details it rather simply...
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JWWalker Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Why do I have a feeling that Susquehannocks+horses+developed technology/culture=Algonquins are completely fucked?

Would love to see what the area around the Chesapeake, where the Susqehannocks meet the Mid-Atlantic tribes looks like.

And yes, I know that's predictable by now.
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tilt-dk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
really cool map - love all the detailing too... Shouldn't there be more Viking sounding names though? :)
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Brandonazz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
They left behind species, not culture. :P
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Darkaiz Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Nice style.
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