Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Sundered Rainbow by dragonvanguard Sundered Rainbow by dragonvanguard

In 1975, Kaiser Matanzima, paramount chief of emigrant Thembu and State President of the Transkei Bantustan, publishes Independence My Way. In it, he argues that liberation can only occur through a federation of black states, rather than through organizations such as the African National Congress. His ideas are not taken seriously till the death of Nelson Mandela on Robben Island in 1987. Without a leader to guide negotiations with the National party government, the leaders of the Bantustans and liberation movements rally around Matanzima and his plan. This climaxes with the declaration, on April 27, 1989, of the Federation of Azania. The South African Government refuses to accept this, and moves troops and police into the Bantustans, precipitating the South African Civil War (also known as the second Mfecane). The war drags on till International mediation leads to its end in 1994.The War splits South Africa in two.

            The Western part, containing most of the Cape Province and Orange State province, remains part of a rump South Africa, dominated still by whites, though a growing Coloured and an influx of Indians from the East is challenging that. The Eastern part, which incorporates most of the Bantustans, the former Natal and Transvaal provinces, and a bit of the Cape Province, has become the Black dominated Federation of Azania.

This map is just a modified based map of South Africa, with the base taken from here. The Azania flag was created by me. Feel free to leave a comment!

Add a Comment:
 
:iconmatthewjabeznazarioa:
MatthewJabezNazarioA Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
What country did the US support? Azania or South Africa?
Reply
:icondragonvanguard:
dragonvanguard Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
The US remained neutral during the civil war, but did assist in negotiating the ceasefire that ended the war.
Reply
:iconmatthewjabeznazarioa:
MatthewJabezNazarioA Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
Reply
:iconflagarmadaproductns:
FlagArmadaProductns Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
Why did South Africa have to take that chunk of land that juts out with a massive straight line on the left? They couldn't just have continued following the river?
Reply
:icondragonvanguard:
dragonvanguard Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
The area I believe you are talking about is the border with Namibia, which isn't affected in TTL (Namibia secures independence in this scenario as it did in real life under the same boundaries.)
Reply
:iconflagarmadaproductns:
FlagArmadaProductns Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
No I was talking about why South Africa took that land irl... why couldn't they just follow the river XD
Reply
:icondragonvanguard:
dragonvanguard Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
I have no idea, to be honest .
Reply
:iconkraut007:
Kraut007 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Seems historical/demographical possible to me. 
A very good map, especially with the background story and the province names using the various languages. 
Reply
:icondragonvanguard:
dragonvanguard Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
Thank you!
Reply
:iconavatarvyakara:
AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent work here! A creative idea, and a successful map. I look forward to more!
Reply
:icondragonvanguard:
dragonvanguard Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Thank you!
Reply
:iconavatarvyakara:
AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome!
Reply
:iconculmaerija:
Culmaerija Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist
This is a really cool alt-history! Though it must've been difficult for the Afrikaners to cede Johannesburg and Pretoria (considering the ZAR flag is still on the driekleur!)... perhaps they should have asked those mediators for a Tshwane Partition Plan (like the one offered to Jerusalem). Anyway: great job!

(Have you heard about the real Cape secessionist movement?)
Reply
:icondragonvanguard:
dragonvanguard Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Thank you! Your idea for a Tshwane partition plan is an interesting one. I've heard about the Cape secessionist movement, though to my knowledge it is quite weak.
Reply
:iconstephdumas:
stephdumas Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Very nice map. ^_^
Reply
:icondragonvanguard:
dragonvanguard Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Thank you!
Reply
:iconbubrezi:
bubrezi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Clashes in SA really broke out during dinsmantling the apartheid, backed both bywhite supremacist AND by some of the bantustans.
SA could have split in two parts if the dividing issue was not race, which was unacceptable. White supremacists could have raised an army, but they would be vastly outnumbered.
But let's just presume they did raise an army to defend their privileged status in conutry and that International mediation led to creation of two states.
Look at theese maps. If the rift was to take place it would probably happen on language (Afrikaans) and/or race lines.
language map en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sou…
race map en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sou…

Note the problems:
North Cape is mostly desert
Afrikaners are predominanty concentrated in urban areas
Note the small pathces of green and yellow on the maps. Those are also mostly urban areas of higher GDP.

Two possible states would divide on east and west, but it would be a tough job, and IMO a slightly different borders.


 

Reply
:iconcheeseburgertom:
CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
In the face of massing Azanian forces radical elements in the South African military use a nuclear weapon(s) to kill tens of thousands of Azanian soldiers or destroy Azanian cities.  A horrified UN Security Council authorizes a peacekeeping force.  The shock of it all surprisingly leads to cooperation between NATO and the Warsaw Pact with a quick negotiation of acceptable borders without consulting SOUTH African or Azanian leaders.  The Warsaw Pact occupies Azanian while NATO occupies South Africa.  Both nations are disarmed with prejudice (think Weimar Germany), and surprisingly after the initial deaths of people trying to get on the right side of the border things are relatively calm.  English speaking white South Africans begin to leave the country in larger numbers than they did historically while a large number of the Afrikaans speaking militias from the war reform in Southwest Africa, unhappy to be living under NATO occupation, making the conflict there even more prolonged.
Reply
:icondragonvanguard:
dragonvanguard Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Interesting idea!
Reply
:icondragonvanguard:
dragonvanguard Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
To be honest, my main reason for dividing the map as is was based on the location of the Bantustans. As they were all focused to the east, That is why I put Azania there, as well as why the Orange Free State is included in . Language was not a factor in making this map, though your comment makes me realize I should have taken that into account.

Thank you for your constructive comment!
Reply
:iconvan-dunkelschreiber:
Van-Dunkelschreiber Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
azania is shaped like a hand axe
Reply
:iconcarpathia2013:
Carpathia2013 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Seems remarkably feasible. Good work.
Reply
:icondragonvanguard:
dragonvanguard Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Thank you!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
October 21, 2014
Image Size
80.4 KB
Resolution
1096×972
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,088
Favourites
41 (who?)
Comments
23
Downloads
19
×