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Civ's features through maps

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Liex, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Liex

    Liex Chieftain

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    Outdated. New thread: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=491713

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    Here are some maps to illustrate where Civilization V features are located in the real world and how they're distributed geographically:

    1. Civilizations
    2. City-States
    3. World Wonders
    4. National Wonders and Projects
    5. Natural Wonders


    Last Update (Jun 25, 2012):
    • Added icons for the new Civilizations and Wonders.
    • CS map: Several inclusions and changes due G&K. Labels added.

    Previous Updates:
    Spoiler :

    Update (May 29):
    • Civilization map: Small changes in Mesoamerica and New Zealand.
    • CS map: Singapore and Zanzibar changed.

    Update (May 16):
    • Civilization map: Minor changes regarding England/Celts and Siam/Laos.
    • CS map: Hong Kong added.

    Update (May 12):
    • Added a map with National Wonders and Projects.
    • World Wonders map: Alhambra included, National Wonders excluded, and now it has a better layout.
    • Civilization map: Hungary is now partially colored with Austria's color.
    • CS map: Several G&K City-States included.
    • Some general small fixes, new icons etc.

    Update (Apr 24):
    • Added a map with city-states.
    • Several borders were changed.
    • Slight general improvements.


    1. Civilizations
    Spoiler :

    Please note that it wasn't my intent to represent the civs at their greatest extent. That would be hard to draw and wouldn't look nice. The main idea was to associate the ingame civs with their modern counterparts. So in order to keep things plain, many great empires were completely underestimated.

    The hatched areas may represent:
    -Overlapped civs:
    • Greece, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire;
    • Arabia and Babylon;
    • USA and the Iroquois.
    -Countries whose historical or national features are used by a different but close civ:
    • Norway's Norwegian Ski Infantry is used by Denmark;
    • Finland's Hakkapeliitta is used as Sweden's UU;
    • Ukraine's Cossacks are used as Russia's UU.
    • Hungary's Hussar is used as Austria's UU.
    -Regions that share much (history, culture, in-game city list etc.) in common with a close featured civ:
    • Afghanistan, Tajikistan (and Turkmenistan): Persia;
    • Northern Sudan: Egypt;
    • Eritrea: Ethiopia;
    • Jordan and Syria: Arabia;
    • Canadian Borders: Iroquois;
    • Iceland and Greenland: Denmark.
    -Regions that aren't well represented by the civ they are related to:
    • Western parts of China (Tibet and Xinjiang);
    • Argentina and parts of Chile, since these countries are not so close related to the Incas as are their Northern neighbors;
    • Eastern Europe and the Huns.


    2. City-States
    Spoiler :


    City-States Summary:

    Americas:

    Maritime: Quebec City and Rio de Janeiro.
    Mercantile: Cahokia.
    Religious: La Venta.​

    Europe:
    Cultured: Brussels, Bucharest, Florence, Milan, Monaco, Prague and Warsaw.
    Maritime: Lisbon, Ragusa and Venice.
    Mercantile: Antwerp, Genoa and Zurich.
    Militaristic: Belgrade, Budapest and Valletta.
    Religious: Geneva, Vatican City and Wittenberg.

    Africa:
    Maritime: Cape Town and Mobasa.
    Mercantile: Marrakesh and Zanzibar.

    Asia:
    Cultural: Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur and Yerevan.
    Maritime: Jakarta and Manila.
    Mercantile: Colombo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tyre.
    Militaristic: Almaty, Hanoi and Sidon.
    Religious: Jerusalem and Lhasa.

    Oceania:
    Maritime: Sydney. ​


    3. World Wonders
    Spoiler :

    Hubble Space Telescope and The Great Firewall are not included.


    4. National Wonders and Projects
    Spoiler :

    Generic National Wonders (Heroic Epic, Ironworks, National College, National Intelligence Agency, National Treasury and Palace) and Projects (Utopia and Spaceships parts) are not included.


    5. Natural Wonders
    Spoiler :

    *G&K Natural Wonders. Not all of them are confirmed.


    Feel free to suggest anything you judge pertinent, and warn me if I missed something.
     
  2. Haig

    Haig Warlord

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    This is amazing! Thanks for all the hard work. :hatsoff:
    I've been wondering actually about the Wonders how they fit geographically, this makes it more clear.

    Oh and there's probably at least four new natural wonders added into GAK, they were accidentally revealed in a patch and pulled back, someone must have a list for them, one was Ururu(?) from Australia.
     
  3. Glassmage

    Glassmage The Desert Flame

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    Yea I'm pretty sure fountain of youth believed to be in Florida, and El Dorado is in Colombia.
     
  4. ampmclock

    ampmclock Chieftain

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    Wheres Polynesia?
    whoops! I found them
     
  5. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

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    Awesome work mate, you've done a great job (And provided me with a guessing game for what the wonders were on the plain version) :D
     
  6. Liex

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    Thanks.

    I shall add the wonders' names, so it becomes more comprehensible while maintaining its visual clear.

    Also, Pouakai, do you have the icons of those leaked natural wonders? I guess I saw them somewhere, but maybe I'm just imagining things.
     
  7. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

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    Nope, the only icon I have of an unreleased Natural Wonder is Lake Titicaca. There are also icons for the Three Gorges Dam and Panama Canal
     
  8. anandus

    anandus Errorist

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    Wow, very well done
     
  9. Werty1066

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    I you sure its not Uluru the aboriginal name for Ayers rock. Could be linked in with pantheon beleifs.
     
  10. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    Aztec borders are actually underestimated :p


    On a more serious note, great work!
     
  11. blackcatatonic

    blackcatatonic Queen of Meme

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    Nice work!

    It would be interesting to see one of the City-States, too...
     
  12. Art Grin

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    Great maps!

    The Byzantines will probably overlap with Greece as well, unless of course modern Greek cities aren't in the Greek city-list (I don't remember whether cities like Thessaloniki are in it).
     
  13. apocalypse105

    apocalypse105 Chieftain

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    Technicly the statue of librerty is a french wonder
     
  14. blackcatatonic

    blackcatatonic Queen of Meme

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    Yes, but don't you think that's a little pedantic given that it was given to the United States and has always lived there?

    It's a bit like saying Stonehenge is really Welsh because that's where the stones came from - not that there would have been much national identity in this period.
     
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    Wow, that natural wonder map is empty. We seriously need way more natural wonders. :(

    To be fair, it's both. The French designed the statue and did a lot of the work on it. It was then assembled in the United States, with the Americans funding and constructing the pedestal. It was very much a joint effort.
     
  16. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Oh, beautiful, thanks for the work :).
     
  17. Louis XXIV

    Louis XXIV Le Roi Soleil

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    Wow, that's awesome. Completely puts my dot map to shame. I was never sure how to approach it considering the overlap between empires. I would suggest giving the Arabs Syria because Damascus is a significant city on their list. And, yeah, the Aztecs need more territory (I don't think you have Mexico City in their map). Aside from that, it looks wonderful.
     
  18. DutchJob

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    thanks mate. looks good and cool.
     
  19. AbsintheRed

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    The Rock of Gibraltar is technically part of the UK, not Spain
    But it's probably look's better this way, so it's fine of course :)

    Also, you should add the other 3 leaked Natural Wonders too, not only Mt. Sinai
     
  20. tofofnts

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    Wow this is Amazing, just 2 things.
    1. the mongolian Empire was huge, are you doing modern land or something?
    2. weren't the iroquois also in canada?
     

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