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Kingdom of the North: 17th Century Overview by Rarayn Kingdom of the North: 17th Century Overview by Rarayn
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This is cartographic fanart for another alternate history timeline I like. The title, as the deviation title suggests, is the "The Kingdom of the North" and involves Hardaknut, son of King Knut the Great, living longer than OTL, and his empire surviving past his death. This map shows the evolved form of this empire, the Kingdom of the North, in the 17th century. (The title came about when one king got sick of listening to the herald reading all his titles and told him to just call him "King of the North")

The map is in Danish with many of the names being influenced by either Danish or Norse. Nothing so great as to be unrecognizeable to our eyes, but enough to give it a sort of foreign feel. (Well, foreign to all you non-Scandinavians out there, anyway)

It's probably not the most plausible timeline around, but it's a very fun and interesting read.

Here's a link to the timeline in question: [link]
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Thorberg22 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Artist
Where is Iceland? We are Nordic too.
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Iceland is also part of the Kingdom of the North, it's just not shown here as this map was meant to focus primarily on the European continent.
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Thorberg22 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Artist
Ok, but shouldn't Iceland be in a "box" in the corner or something? or maybe mentioned in the commentary?
Btw, this map looks great.
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Thanks.

That's not a bad idea, but it's too late at this point. There's no space for a box like that, and making space for one would require me to start over more or less from scratch.
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TenoreRobusto Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this map and thought it looked interesting. Now that I'm a member of althis.com, I'm off to read up on this Dane-wank. Cheers!
Great map, btw.
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thanks!

The writer of the TL in question has been away for a while, so the TL has kind of slowed to a halt, but what's out already is still good.
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Thorberg22 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Artist
Where is Iceland? We are just as Nordic as Norway and Sweden.
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I'd wish this kingdom actually existed! Great map.
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spineless-laugh Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
In Danish! YEAH BOI
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
P.S. Would't it be the Empire of the North?
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