Flag Friday: Russian Philippines by well-known guest contributor Sam McDonald, who commissioned the above map from Lynn. In this timeline Russia is more Pacific oriented and gained control of the Philippines (or Petrines in ATL) from Spain. Seventy years later, the Petrines are an integral part of the Russian Empire and have a cosmopolitan culture.
The second reason is rather straightforward: this is just another damn good map from Lynn. It is in a style that she describes as "atlas" and I enjoy the infobox and other add-ons to the map. It does look like Sam got his money worth with this one. More importantly, if you would like a map from Lynn, she is doing commissions and has a Patreon page. It always important to support the creators in our community so I highly recommend you check those links out if you get the chance.
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