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Hi! I've recently started working on a WW1 scenario,and I plan on making it as realistic as possible. If anyone has any links that contain the industry/economy of each country (besides South America,I don't plan on making events for them since they didn't see much fighting),the human development index,diplomatic relations (besides the obvious), ethnic demographics (cores and stuff) and happiness/satisfaction with their country,please share it in the replies. Maps of the Middle East would also be useful, since I'm troubling to find maps with Nejd,Hejaz and Jabal Shammar on them,and also the maps of China and east Asia (some sources say Mongolia and Tibet were independent,some say they weren't.

Update: Starting militaries of important countries are done,only a small number left!

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Hello @Commieslav! 

If I had to recommend some sites, those would be this ones:

http://w.ethnia.org/?SL=en 

https://www.worldstatesmen.org/

From personal experience, the two sites are more than useful for things as leaders, political entities, ethnicities, administrative divisions and similar stuff.

For flags and related vexillological topics, https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/ , is always a good start. I also reccommend searching in other vexillology sites for guidance (http://www.vexilla-mundi.com/http://www.loeser.us/flags/;https://www.reddit.com/r/vexillology/http://www.vexillographia.ru/ind_eng.htm (Russian and English), and http://www.rbvex.it/ (Italian)), since they sometimes have information unique to them; or flags in better quality. Semi related, but http://hubert-herald.nl/ could also prove itself useful when designing new flags, which include coats of arms.

Wikipedia seems like another obvious start, and Wikimedia (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page), proves itself to be useful when searching for specific topics (also useful for more HD flags).

Appart from Ethnia.org, for leaders (specifically monarchies), https://www.royalark.net/index.html is a good start.

Maps and general borders are a little bit more tricky;  https://www.zum.de/whkmla/histatlas/haindex.html is a simple (and old) site,but it gives a general idea of borders and has a great amount of external links and bibliography to guide oneself through one's project. The same goes for https://www.euratlas.com/ and https://omniatlas.com/ (Though the latter seems more practical).

Mapping youtube channels have also seemed useful for me in the past: https://www.youtube.com/c/OllieBye/videos ; https://www.youtube.com/c/EmperorTigerstar/videos ; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoUOxixxnTi_Po8eSbfgFGQ/videos ; https://www.youtube.com/c/KayraAtakanQırımXanı/videos ; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCALevyiz56wJBIHZFmw_k5A/videos; etc. All at the least help one visualize the movement of somethings in a moving map. Talking about youtube, and the specific topic of WWI, I should also recommend taking a look at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar .

For the specific topic of the Middle East, maye this ones could be useful: https://www.houshamadyan.org/mapottomanempire.htmlhttps://gulf2000.columbia.edu/maps.shtmlhttp://www.irancarto.cnrs.fr/ ; https://www.wdl.org/en/item/18813/ ; https://joshuaproject.net/clusters/111 [Note: Joshua project is more useful for talking about people and the area that they inhabit , since it groups them by groups; but the "christian %" isn't much useful for your scenario];  https://sites.google.com/site/sauditribes/ ; https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/assets/4232359/saudi_arabia_early_1900s.gif ( A more "HD" version of one of many "Joaquín de Salas Vara del Rey" maps. Try searching for some of his stuff; most of it it's lost to time or in low quality now, but you may get one of the good ones from out there); https://recortesdeorientemedio.com/mapas-de-oriente-medio/ (in spanish); http://discoversinai.net/english/map-of-bedouin-tribes-egypt/8610 (Specific to the Sinai Penninsula).

For now, that's all I can remember that could be helpful to you. I hope that this information may be useful to your work, and I wish you the best of luck!

If I find anymore information or sources, I'll try to post them.

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6 hours ago, St.Chmnd said:

Hello @Commieslav! 

If I had to recommend some sites, those would be this ones:

http://w.ethnia.org/?SL=en 

https://www.worldstatesmen.org/

From personal experience, the two sites are more than useful for things as leaders, political entities, ethnicities, administrative divisions and similar stuff.

For flags and related vexillological topics, https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/ , is always a good start. I also reccommend searching in other vexillology sites for guidance (http://www.vexilla-mundi.com/http://www.loeser.us/flags/;https://www.reddit.com/r/vexillology/http://www.vexillographia.ru/ind_eng.htm (Russian and English), and http://www.rbvex.it/ (Italian)), since they sometimes have information unique to them; or flags in better quality. Semi related, but http://hubert-herald.nl/ could also prove itself useful when designing new flags, which include coats of arms.

Wikipedia seems like another obvious start, and Wikimedia (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page), proves itself to be useful when searching for specific topics (also useful for more HD flags).

Appart from Ethnia.org, for leaders (specifically monarchies), https://www.royalark.net/index.html is a good start.

Maps and general borders are a little bit more tricky;  https://www.zum.de/whkmla/histatlas/haindex.html is a simple (and old) site,but it gives a general idea of borders and has a great amount of external links and bibliography to guide oneself through one's project. The same goes for https://www.euratlas.com/ and https://omniatlas.com/ (Though the latter seems more practical).

Mapping youtube channels have also seemed useful for me in the past: https://www.youtube.com/c/OllieBye/videos ; https://www.youtube.com/c/EmperorTigerstar/videos ; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoUOxixxnTi_Po8eSbfgFGQ/videos ; https://www.youtube.com/c/KayraAtakanQırımXanı/videos ; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCALevyiz56wJBIHZFmw_k5A/videos; etc. All at the least help one visualize the movement of somethings in a moving map. Talking about youtube, and the specific topic of WWI, I should also recommend taking a look at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar .

For the specific topic of the Middle East, maye this ones could be useful: https://www.houshamadyan.org/mapottomanempire.htmlhttps://gulf2000.columbia.edu/maps.shtmlhttp://www.irancarto.cnrs.fr/ ; https://www.wdl.org/en/item/18813/ ; https://joshuaproject.net/clusters/111 [Note: Joshua project is more useful for talking about people and the area that they inhabit , since it groups them by groups; but the "christian %" isn't much useful for your scenario];  https://sites.google.com/site/sauditribes/ ; https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/assets/4232359/saudi_arabia_early_1900s.gif ( A more "HD" version of one of many "Joaquín de Salas Vara del Rey" maps. Try searching for some of his stuff; most of it it's lost to time or in low quality now, but you may get one of the good ones from out there); https://recortesdeorientemedio.com/mapas-de-oriente-medio/ (in spanish); http://discoversinai.net/english/map-of-bedouin-tribes-egypt/8610 (Specific to the Sinai Penninsula).

For now, that's all I can remember that could be helpful to you. I hope that this information may be useful to your work, and I wish you the best of luck!

If I find anymore information or sources, I'll try to post them.

Thank you! I will use these sources to their full potential. Meanwhile I found something that I'll specify in the "update" (original post edit). I might also publish this one,at first I didn't want to because a lot of ww1 scenarios already exist,but I'll try to make this more than just a scenario 🙂

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Hello people following this topic! I ask for your help yet again.

When adding pictures for leaders,do I have to type in the picture link into the "Picture:" tab or do I need to download the picture and put the file in the tab?

Also,map pictures coming soon.

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Unfortunately the leaders may not be added,because the AoH2 keyboard on Android does not have the "/" sign which is needed for links. I cannot transfer the app to my PC and work from there,because in order to do that,I`d have to utilize Bluestacks,which my pc can`t handle due to it being old.

I`ll see what else I can do.

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Hello people! Here some images of the world map as of right now. This is probably the final version:Screenshot_2020-11-26-10-19-25-237_age_of.civilizations2.jakowski.lukasz.thumb.jpg.06990e3480ea22e0b5b15e26d497359d.jpg

Screenshot_2020-11-26-10-20-05-672_age_of.civilizations2.jakowski.lukasz.thumb.jpg.8091b24ed40aa33cf6aac35a0e559c2e.jpgAs you can see Denmark holds Iceland,Faroe Islands and Greenland,while Svalbard is uncolonized (became part of Norway in 1925.)Screenshot_2020-11-26-10-20-16-818_age_of.civilizations2.jakowski.lukasz.thumb.jpg.d6dcbfbe933941a34d3f0c4f7e97344e.jpgArabian states of Jabal Shammar,Nejd and Hejaz are also here. Notice how only the eastern half of Hejaz is a country (since the western part of Hejaz was in the official Ottoman borders). The south remains uncolonized since the majority of sources and maps with Nejd have these borders.Screenshot_2020-11-26-10-20-44-312_age_of.civilizations2.jakowski.lukasz.thumb.jpg.e894a8a4b9dfa29a0e7c7475d4b61f27.jpgI included Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan in British India, because they were British protectorates. Instead of usual Thailand there's the Rattanakosin Kingdom,Mongolia is the Bogd Khanate and Tibet is independent (it was de facto independent,just like Mongolia),the remnants of French India are there,with the cities of Pondichéry,Yanaon and Chandernagor (they might not correspond perfectly,but it is what it is). Germany has Qingdao and Philippines are part of the USA.Screenshot_2020-11-26-10-20-53-928_age_of.civilizations2.jakowski.lukasz.thumb.jpg.c353e9fb193011ce14743a9e6984bd6e.jpgIf you have a sharp eye,you may notice another de facto state,the Sultanate of Aussa. Britain and France have some parts of to-be Italian North and East Africa (British Somaliland and parts of Libya).Screenshot_2020-11-26-10-21-04-043_age_of.civilizations2.jakowski.lukasz.thumb.jpg.6c95711f7ce10115e6aeaa8d2cc95512.jpgUnion of South Africa is here because they were a dominion.Screenshot_2020-11-26-10-21-54-585_age_of.civilizations2.jakowski.lukasz.thumb.jpg.89f1d97bb3052e8307fa6d2bce075802.jpg Brighter colored Mexico are the rebels (Zapatists and such) and the rebels (as a civ) are 3rd party rebels,I couldn't make them as another Mexico. The USA has Panama,Honduras, Nicaragua,Cuba,Haiti, Dominican Republic because they were their protectorates in 1913.Screenshot_2020-11-26-10-21-31-314_age_of.civilizations2.jakowski.lukasz.thumb.jpg.6443dd4710e9cb33eff38732580b0fd3.jpgCanada and Newfoundland are independent because dominions.Screenshot_2020-11-26-10-22-40-463_age_of.civilizations2.jakowski.lukasz.thumb.jpg.d5ceb23745652ae3689aabe89afc0a07.jpgBritish Malaya,Dutch East Indies,German New Guinea and French Indochina are all here. NZ and Australia are independent because they were also dominions.

Screenshot_2020-11-26-10-22-26-349_age.of.civilizations2.jakowski.lukasz.jpg

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