Forum:Global and regional issues/Politics

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Does politics affect countries' borders in OGF? If there are border disputes between, say, Grinzel and the Bai Empire, is it represented, and if it is, how is it represented?

Also, wars exist. How do we represent wars? I am almost sure there would be a war right now between some controversial countries in the world. And, if there is, would someone continually update it every week or so, or would it be frozen in that position? --BlooXen. Thanks! (talk) 09:37, 2 February 2023 (UTC)

bump--BlooXen. Thanks! (talk) 22:30, 21 February 2023 (UTC)

The OpenGeoFiction:Site policies has the answer to this question--under the "Be respectful" guideline, we have the policy to not extend territory boundaries beyond their shapes on the overview map. Based on this guidance, we can conclude that borders will not change for dynamic situations like wars. However, if you want to look to OpenStreetMap for additional perspectives, the OpenStreetMap community has discussed how to respectfully map such disputed borders in their Disputed territories page for border conflicts in the real world. Chazeltine (talk) 18:47, 24 February 2023 (UTC)
Agreed, although to clarify it's perfectly fine for past politics, wars, etc. to play a role in how the modern boundaries formed (i.e., retconning). Of course, the mappers on both sides of the boundary in question should be in agreement on whatever the lore may be. But as Chazeltine mentioned, more dynamic, real-time changes generally should be avoided. --TheMayor (talk) 19:02, 24 February 2023 (UTC)