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Historian 15/04/27(Mon)18:17 No. 14588

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hi, /hi/

If we could properly determine spheres of influence in our modern world (be it cultural, political, or economic), how would you put it in map form? How do you perceive modern spheres of influence?

Some of these spheres come in political organizations (like the Iron Curtain countries in the USSR's SoI), or somethimes spheres are more abstract, and are groups within larger organizations (western Slavic countries - and most countries within the EU - being in Germany's sphere - especially economically)

Picture partially related.

Historian 15/04/29(Wed)00:19 No. 14591

yeah the relationships are difficult to easily visualize,

For example the UK is at the top of the Commonwealth of Nations, while also a member of the EU - though not included in the Euro-zone (currency), and not the Schengen visa area either. They have a "personal relationship" with the US, etc. etc. Though I wonder, are they really a player in the game of spheres? (sorry, I couldn't resist)

For example you also see Chinese business ventures in Africa and it immediately reminds me of playing a great power in Vicky2, slowly increasing my influence in one of those minor countries- though of course, real life political matters are even more complicated.

Would you suggest a different analogy for understanding influence than spheres?

Historian 15/05/02(Sat)22:58 No. 14598

Did you invent this? It looks pretty good.
Can you give us an example from the real world?

Historian 15/05/07(Thu)13:03 No. 14606

Ah okay I see, I'll try to photoshop this into a political map when I get back to my other computer, so we'll get some Victoria II type thing going on.. Thank you and well done.
I've heard Canada is being pretty silent when it comes to the power game, while it is one of the players in the middle east. Of course, being silent is a good idea so you don't come under much flak from the international community.

Historian 15/05/13(Wed)01:04 No. 14609

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hello again. sorry it took so long, I'm suffering from a terrible URTI.

Historian 15/05/15(Fri)23:48 No. 14612

I made quite a lot of mistakes, though it seemed fine when I first finished it :/ ...
Just to make things right, I'll correct the map when I have more free time.

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