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The world divided into four regions, according to Isaac Asimov
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In accordance with the current fad of dividing the world into regions, here is Isaac Asimov’s attempt. The creator of the map is Bruce Munro of alternatehistory.com. The map is based on Asimov’s 1950 short story “The Evitable Conflict”, and is part of his larger Robot/Foundation universe.
The setting is the mid-21st century, by which time the world has achieved a true global government. Gigantic computers (Asimov called all computers “robots”, whether they could move by themselves or not) control every aspect of society, bringing peace and stability to the world’s three billion citizens. Earth is divided into four regions for governance:
The North (The former USSR and Anglosphere), which formed to end the superpowers’ rivalry. It is still the most powerful region economically, but is seeing a sharp challenge from …
The East (China, India, and east and southeast Asia), the most populous. Another rising rival is …
The Tropics (Mexico to Brazil plus sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East); growing fast, complete with a Brasilia-like artificial capital. By contrast, the sleepiest is …
Europe (Continental Europe, northern Africa, and the Southern Cone), which is glad to have relegated the responsibility of global leadership and no longer be the battlefield of world wars.

The world divided into four regions, according to Isaac Asimov

TMWNN:

In accordance with the current fad of dividing the world into regions, here is Isaac Asimov’s attempt. The creator of the map is Bruce Munro of alternatehistory.com. The map is based on Asimov’s 1950 short story “The Evitable Conflict”, and is part of his larger Robot/Foundation universe.

The setting is the mid-21st century, by which time the world has achieved a true global government. Gigantic computers (Asimov called all computers “robots”, whether they could move by themselves or not) control every aspect of society, bringing peace and stability to the world’s three billion citizens. Earth is divided into four regions for governance:

  • The North (The former USSR and Anglosphere), which formed to end the superpowers’ rivalry. It is still the most powerful region economically, but is seeing a sharp challenge from …
  • The East (China, India, and east and southeast Asia), the most populous. Another rising rival is …
  • The Tropics (Mexico to Brazil plus sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East); growing fast, complete with a Brasilia-like artificial capital. By contrast, the sleepiest is …
  • Europe (Continental Europe, northern Africa, and the Southern Cone), which is glad to have relegated the responsibility of global leadership and no longer be the battlefield of world wars.