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United Kingdom of Scandinavia by Kuusinen United Kingdom of Scandinavia by Kuusinen
This is a map showing the administration centers of the fictional (or alternative historical) state United Kingdom of Scandinavia.

As one might imagine, this all began with the Kalmar Union in 1397 but did not end in the 16th century, but continued until this day, in a similar manner as in Britain and Iberia. I haven't figured out the detailed story, but as you can see, the shift has been towards Sweden during the centuries with focus on eastern expansion and loss of Slesvik. The Scandinavians have been successful in a series of wars with Russia, the last territorial acquisitions east of Finland probably being after the collapse of the Russian Empire in 1917 (which did not turn Soviet). Don't quite know what happened with the Germans in WWI, apparently, they kept their lands but I would think they lost the war in which Scandinavia was on the Entente side (thus intervening in the Russian Civil War). 

The speaker of the Scandinavian languages might be disturbed by the use of language here. This is my experimental creation of a what I thought would be a standard bokmål for the Scandinavian tongue, developed over the ages. As one can see, here, the balance of cultural power has been a bit towards the Swedes too. I am not a native speaker of these languages, so if you have suggestions please help me tweak it, I think its an interesting concept.

English translation for the on-map text:

"The Scandinavian Kindgom without overseas territories (Svalbard, Jan Mayen and presumably some tropical islands somewhere)
Statsgrense: Borders between states
Landsdelsgrense: Borders between landsdeler, an administrative division which may be translated as region.
Riksvegnettverket: The national road network. I suppose sub-networks are administered at the region level.
Landsdelshuvedort: Regional capital.
By med... etc.: City with over 100k and 50k inhabitants.
Islendska Fristaten: The Icelandic Free State
Den Finsk-Karelska Autnomonregionen: The Finnish-Karelian Autonomous Region.
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Lehnaru Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! A united Scandinavia would be a force to be reckoned with. Awww, Memel isn't part of Germany anymore? I thought you said they kept their lands? ;)
Leopold002 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Excellent map! :) (Smile) 
SkreBa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
I would give good consideration on moving capital city of Finland into Åbo from Helsingfors since it was moved from there when Helsinki became capital under Russian rule in 19th century. Russians wanted to move Grand Duchy's capital more closer to St. Petersburg away from swedish-influenced Turku. This would keep capital closer to Scandinavian mainland as well. Helsinki would prolly be a large city in the area, whether it's capital it's questionable.

Also area you named should be called Tavastland instead Tavastehus, which is historical capital of the area. Tavastland should spread a little more west of Tavasthus to include few more municipalities. Not into Tammerfors thought which was part of Satakunda in early maps. S:t Michel (Mikkeli) might be over 50.000 pop with less migration from Savolax into Helsinfors area during 20th century.

I would also consider adding Kotka or it's relative Kymi at the mouth of Kymi river, which would have prolly formed into minor city even without large forts on Sweden-Russia border in 18th century. The sawmill industry was important in the area and it feeds from Päijänne Lake. Also before Sweden lost Vyborg the area around Kymi River was provincially linked closer to Vyborg instead of Helsingfors and Åbo.
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Getting back to this map and updating it as been on the agenda for weeks now. I'll get to it sooner than later. I'm no expert on Finland as you can see :)
Pischinovski Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Great map! :)
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Would this mean that they keep their colonies.
Kuusinen Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's of course is a whole other story. They obviously are much stronger than in OTL, won much land in wars against the great Russian empire and so on and so forth. What do you think?
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
i think it's pretty cool. Although I think it would be Britain's rival in naval terms.
Naeddyr Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Tavastehus should be more west, south of that Tı. shaped lake area in the west, north of the second N in "FINLAND". Oulu should be a bit more northeast, on the other side of that bay. Otherwise a nice map. :)
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