20 maps that never came to pass

i love maps. you should to, they give directions and context sometimes even meaningful ones.

Eideard

Maps are a powerful way of illustrating not only the world that is, but worlds that never have been. What follow are not fictional maps — there’s no Westeros or Middle Earth — but plans and hypotheticals that never came to pass.

You’ll see military plans for invasions that didn’t happen or conquests that were hoped-for and never achieved. You’ll also find daring infrastructure schemes that would have remapped cities and even whole continents. There are proposals for political reform — some serious and some more fanciful — as well as deeply serious plans for entire independent nation-states that have never been brought to life. Welcome to maps of worlds that don’t exist — but might.

1927 – Next US war with the Brits begins with pre-emptive invasion of Canada, Caribbean islands

Return of southwestern states proposed by Germany to Mexico for an alliance in WW1

NAFTA superhighway, a favorite…

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