About Omniatlas

Omniatlas Colors

History is not a work of philosophy, it is a painting...

- Chateaubriand

Coloring Omniatlas maps requires giving each country or political entity a distinct color which will continue to work with all the other colors of all other neighboring polities throughout the entire course of history.

The Omniatlas color scheme reserves a unique color for each of history's far-flung empires, further increasing the distinction between polities by using pure or bright colors for the empires and mixed or brownish colors for the smaller or less imperialistic nations. Where possible, we try to use colors either historically associated with a nation or used in its flag.

Some types of political entity are distinct but so short-lived and/or commonly occurring that it seems counterproductive to give them their own color. Thus many rebel groups share one shade of red, communist groups share another shade and the major international organizations are aqua.

Stateless regions - those either disputed, unorganized, inhabited by tribal societies, of unknown habitation or uninhabited - are colored white. This is intentionally the same color used for non-internationally recognized borders or military fronts, emphasizing that this territory may be of a very confused nature. Note that tribes and factions that are organized enough to control a significant amount of territory do appear colored on the maps.

Polity Colors used in Omniatlas

This is a list of the colors used in Omniatlas, complete at the time of this posting.

ColorPolities
#ff6633 Austria, Austria-Hungary
#cc33cc Belgium
#ffcc33 China, Chinese Empire, Anhui clique
#009999 Southern China, Chinese Nationalists/Kuomintang, National Pacification Army/Yu Youren, Taiwan
#cc3333 Denmark
#99cc00 Egypt, United Arab Republic
#3366ff France, French Community, Vichy France
#999999 Germany, German Confederation, German Empire, German National Assembly/Frankfurt Parliament, West Germany
#ff6699 Great Britain/United Kingdom, England, British Empire/Commonwealth
#ff9933 India, Mughal Empire
#6699cc Israel
#339900 Italy
#cc6600 Japan
#ff9900 Netherlands
#cc99cc Norway
#339966 Oman
#669999 Iran/Persia
#33cc66 Portugal
#cc99ff Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire
#9966cc Russia, Russian Empire, Soviet Union
#cccc00 Spain
#3399cc Sweden
#336699 Ottoman Empire, Turkey
#66cc33 United States
#666699 Prussia
#669933 Piedmont/Sardinia, Arab Union
#993366 Papal States, Vatican City, Western Roman Empire
#cc6699 Venice
#ffcc99 Bakhtiari, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cherokee, Colorado, Costa Rica, Fezzan, Greece, Hesse Electoral, Kazakhstan, Michigan, Nauru, Nez Perce, North Yemen, Oregon, Poland, South Korea, Thailand/Siam, White River Ute, Yemen
#ffcc66 Argentina, Armenia, Australia, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Cuba, Cubans, Dubai, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Iowa, Junagadh, Kalat, Khorasan, Kiribati, Massachusetts, Mauritania, New Mexico, Soconusco, Sonderbund, Tripura, Zimbabwe
#ff9966 Altai/Karakorum, Belize, Chad, Choctaw, Connecticut, Dervish State, East Azerbaijan, East Turkestan Republic, Ecuador, Fujairah, Illinois, Jordan, Korea, Namibia, Nevada, North Carolina, Orange Free State, People's Republic of Korea, Romania, Schleswig-Holstein, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Dakota, South Vietnam, Switzerland, Tabasco, Uruguay, Wallachia, Western Sahara, Zhili/Sun, Lakota/Sioux
#cccc99 Bavaria, Comancheria, Creek, Hail, Madagascar, Montana, Mountainous Armenia, Nebraska, Ohio, Southern California, Syrian Kurdistan/Rojava, Tripolitania, Western Baluchistan, Western Ukraine, Zangezur
#cccc66 Alabama, Cyrenaica, East Congo, Geledi, Guatemala, Guinea, Kathiri, Kurdistan Democratic Party, Lombardy/Milan, New Zealand, Nova Scotia, Paraguay, Slovenia, St Lucia, Swat, Tibet, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Utah, West Azerbaijan
#cc9999 Alberta, Barbados, Brunei, Cameroon, Colombia, Courland/Ostland, Delaware, Djibouti, Gran Colombia, Guizhou, Hanover, Iceland, Indiana, Iraq, Karabakh, Laos, Makran, Mali, Serbia, Serbia & Montenegro, Solomon Islands, South Ossetia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Texas, Umm al-Quwain, Xinjiang, Yakutia, Yugoslavia
#cc9966 Alsace-Lorraine, Bek/Gorno-Badakhshan, California, Cambodia, Canada, Chitral, El Salvador, Georgia (country), Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hobyo, Hunan, Kentucky, Kokand/Ferghana, Kufrah, Latvia, Libya, Moldavia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Negros Island, Northern California, Oklahoma, Papua New Guinea, Parma, Quebec, Tajikistan, Zambia
#cc9933 Angola, Bhutan, Bolivia, Czech Legion, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Georgia (US state), Guominjun/Feng Yuxiang, Idaho, Kashmir, Kenya, Khiva, Manitoba, Mexico, Missouri, Nakhichevan, New Hampshire, Niger, Pennsylvania, Riel/Metis, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Zamboanga
#cc6666 Azerbaijan, Baden, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chickasaw, Crimea, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Hebei, Hejaz, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, North Korea, Ontario, Ras al-Khaimah, Rio Grande, South Carolina, South Sudan, South Yemen, Transdniester, Trinidad And Tobago, Wyoming, Zhili
#cc6633 Abkhazia, Arizona, Arkansas, Bimal, Bokhara, Dir, Dominica, Federated Malay States, Honduras, Khuzestan, Kumul, Las Bela, Macedonia, Malaysia, New York, Nigeria, Peru, Saskatchewan, South Africa, Syria, Transylvania, Uganda, Geronimo/Apache, North-West Cree
#999966 Abu Dhabi, Anaza, Bahawalpur, Benin, Daghestan, Gambia, Indonesia, Iraqi Kurdistan, Kansas, Kosovo, Lithuania, Ma Clique, Mississippi, Mosquito Coast, Naples, North Cyprus, Oldenburg, Republic of Indonesia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Sudan, Two Sicilies, Venezuela, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Yucatan
#999933 Algeria, Ararat, Bangladesh, Chechnya, Congo, Donetsk Republic, Eritrea, Fengtian/Liaoning, FLN Algeria, Florida, Gilan, Hungary, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Maguindanao, Mahra Sultanate, Manchuria, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Jersey, Panama, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Sharjah, Wisconsin, Fenians
#996666 Afar, Afghanistan, Ajman, Albania, Asir, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chile, East Germany, East Timor, Estonia, Indochina, Inner Mongolia, Kars, Kuwait, Maine, Manipur, Maryland, Minnesota, Moldova, Morocco, Nicaragua, North Chinese collaborators with Japan, North Vietnam, Piacenza, Qu'aiti Sultanate, Saxony, Seminole, Seychelles, Slovakia, Suriname, Tennessee, Transcaucasia, Vanuatu, Viet Minh, Vietnam, Yunnan
#996633 Bahamas, Belarus, Botswana, Croatia, Guangdong, Kharan, Lebanon, Majerteen, Maya, Modena, Nepal, Newfoundland and Labrador, Niue, Philippines, Qatar, Quintana Roo, Sicily, Tannu Tuva, Togo, Uzbekistan
#996600 Bhopal, Burma, Central America, Equatorial Guinea, Ezo Republic, Fiji, Imamate of Oman, Lesotho, Liberia, North Dakota, Northern Alliance (Japan), Shanxi, Somaliland, Tokugawa loyalists, Tunisia, Wurttemberg
#993333 Ansar al-Islam, Banat, Comoros, Guangxi, Ikhwan, Jamaica, Mughan, Prince Edward Island, Sao Tome & Principe, Singapore, Straits Settlements, Zapatistas
#993300 Andorra, Cape Verde, Hesse Grand Ducal, Hyderabad, Los Altos, Malta, Pancho Villa, Rhode Island, St Kitts & Nevis, Sikkim, Telangana, Tuvalu
#666633 Antigua & Barbuda, Far Eastern Republic, Haiti, Jubaland, Louisiana, Mauritius, Mecklenburg Schwerin, Oaxaca, Pakistan, Pakistan, Rif, Senegal, Tuscany, Virginia
#666600 Bahrain, Kirghiz rebels, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexican Empire, New Brunswick, Palau, Palestine, Piploda, Rwanda, Sulu, Swaziland, Tonga
#663333 Frankfurt, San Marino
#996699 Cossacks, Don/Rostov, Filibusters (French), Free French, Krasnodar/Kuban, Terek
#669966 Anarchists, Confederate States of America, Filibusters (American), 'Green' Russians, Makhnovists, Peasant Unions, Samara/Komuch, Tambov
#9999cc All Russian Government, Kara Sea, Mongol Empire, Okhotsk, Russian SFSR, 'White' Russians, White Volunteer Army, Yudenich
#666666 ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State
#990000 Non-Communist Revolutionaries, Nationalists, Turkish Nationalists, Irish Republicans, Italian Fascists, Madero, National Transitional Council, Spanish Nationalists, Venustiano Carranza, Wuhan Government
#cc0000 Communists, Chinese Communists, Greek communists, Guangdong Communists, Khmer Rouge, Muscovy, Paris Commune, Pathet Lao, Red Finland, Bolshevik Russia
#3366cc Europe, European Union
#33ffff Allies, International, League of Nations, United Nations
#ffffff Uncontrolled/Disputed, Anarchy, Tribal Societies, Minor Warlords, Unknown, Uninhabited