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Alternate History Map Thread

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A world map after an alternate Great War in this TL that occurs several years before our TL's Great War (World War I):


 

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A world map after an alternate Great War in this TL that occurs several years before our TL's Great War (World War I):


Well that looks like the only big loser was Russia? The Ottomans seem to have avoided their 1st Balkan War drubbing and France has even more of Africa while Britain similar still has all of Ireland and a markedly bigger 'Indian' empire with Afghanistan, Tibet and Baluchistan included.
 

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Well that looks like the only big loser was Russia? The Ottomans seem to have avoided their 1st Balkan War drubbing and France has even more of Africa while Britain similar still has all of Ireland and a markedly bigger 'Indian' empire with Afghanistan, Tibet and Baluchistan included.
Yep, that sounds about right. And FWIW, France has even more of Africa because it got the Belgian Congo.
 

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Okay, now maybe something less serious. Such a Polish joke, namely, here is the Great Commowealth also called:
The Fourth
Eternal
Victorious
Just
Brightest
Holy.
At the discretion of the citizen, of course.



Motto
Fame and Glory of the Great Commoweatlh, which brightened the darkness of history and brought peace to the world!
Official language
Polish, and in the other provinces additionally the language in effect prior to incorporation (only for 200 years)
Capital
Warsaw Metropolis
Political system
Enlightened Totalitarianism
Head of state
Naczelnik Państwa Polskiego/Head of the Polish State
Head of government
Chairman of the Supreme Council
Area
115,213,427 square kilometers
Population
9,664,265,458 (April 2062)
Population density
86 persons/km2
Monetary unit
(large) zloty (ZŁ)
Time zone
UTC -12 to +12
National anthem
Mazurek Dabrowskiego remastered version
ISO 3166 code
WRP
Internet/Polnet domain
none
Car code
PL
Phone code
+48

Well, and they have such a cool emblem.
 

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Splintered Faiths: Europe's Religious Situation in 1815 AD.


The year is 1815. 5 years after the defeat of the Holy Crusaders of Rome, the situation in Europe is quiet. The Shiite successor of the Eastern Roman Empire, the Turkish led Empire of Rum slowly recovered after the devastation of its Balkan regions, whilst the Sultanate of Sicily devolved into utter piracy against any Christian boat it came across. The Three Sisters of North Africa lay quiet and dormant, catching their breath after the 22 Year Long Conflict of Religious Vendetta. The Sultanate of Al-Andalus lay quiet, digesting its annexed territories as well. Meanwhile to the north, the situation of the Church of Hus, the first reformist Christians was not doing well, with the Kingdom of Bohemia-Silesia remaining the last bastion of Hus Christianity. In Northern Germany and Scandinavia, the Reformist Christians of the Germans and Scandinavians consolidated their centralized realms, whilst the followers of Autemic Christianity in Albion, Brittany, Albion, Eire and the Dutch consolidated their growing overseas empires. The Three Buddhist Diamonds of Europe - the Khanate of Poland, the Khanate of Prussia and Khanate of Lithuania (all of whom converted to Buddhism gradually over the time period of Mongol domination from 1240 - 1345) remained allied with one another, warily eying the growing giant to the east. The fateful decision of Vladimir the Great to convert to Islam for the Kyievan Rus solidified the religion in the Slavic East, whilst the last bastion of Tengriism, the Khanate of Crimea, continued its solitary yet rich rule as the hub of the Black Sea. The Great Century of Standoffs was about to begin..........

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The Three Buddhist Diamonds of Europe - the Khanate of Poland, the Khanate of Prussia and Khanate of Lithuania (all of whom converted to Buddhism gradually over the time period of Mongol domination from 1240 - 1345)
What kind of bullshit is this? Sooner the Mongols would have embraced Catholicism and polonized or tried to revive paganism. I don't see any reason but to do something to make these countries stand out on the religious map according to the author's vision. Ruthenia somehow during the period of Mongol domination did not become Islamic or Buddhist and yet the domination over them was not weak. The remaining Orthodox.

Anyway, the Catholic Church in Poland was the unifying factor of the country throughout the period of feudal breakdown, it had already begun to grow firmly into the Poles and paganism slowly died out to die finally at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries.
 

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The Greater East


The year is 1410-11. Captain Yang Jian's fleet of 4 ships is on a trading mission to the Kurils regarding the fur trade for the Ming Dynasty when a storm blows his fleet off course. To the east. Much to the wonder of the Captain and all of the Chinese aboard, they find new land, teeming with wilderness and hidden riches. They return to China, and inform the Ming Emperors. And the history of the Americas changes forever. Chinese colonization as well as sinization of prominent native tribes such as the Apache, Blackfoot and Shoshone take place, giving them the strength to fight back on a far more comparable fighting field against the Europeans, and suddenly destinty of the entire world changes.
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Interesting. The currents of the Pacific Ocean aren't conducive to Chinese travel straight to California, but a colony stretching from Alaska (where there are favorable currents that could take Chinese colonists going northbound to American shores) to BC or even the PNW could be a thing - it'd probably take them an even longer time to reach Cali by land though (the Russians who colonized Alaska IOTL built a fort or two in California, but that was about it I think). But the idea of a Chinese colony on the West Coast with good relations to the Native Americans is one that's fascinated me for a long time.

I'm more skeptical of the Qing establishing their rule on the other side of the Pacific, as their flag & seal there seem to imply. They had more than enough land to expand to in Asia and didn't really seem interested in maritime ventures, only hitting Taiwan because 1) it was close by and 2) it was held by extremely hostile Ming remnants who wouldn't stop raiding the southern Chinese coast IIRC. I think it'd have been more plausible for New World China to be a sanctuary for anti-Qing elements who, thanks primarily to the greater distance between them, aren't nearly as much of a hassle for the Qing to deal with (and would be vastly more difficult to conquer in turn).
 
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Are Western leftists particularly into Syndicalism nowadays?
I don't really know and don't really care. It's simple logistics: Even if the Syndicalists (or any urban rebels, really) could seize a city or a constellation of them, they'd be dog-piled by the state militia, then federal forces, before they could spread out. The fatal flaw of most urban uprisings is that they're islands in a hostile sea, and it's only in cases where the countryside has been willing to throw in with them--Russia, for instance--that the revolts have gotten anywhere. Personally, I blame Kaiserreich for giving the CSA Illinois, Indiana and Ohio when they get Chicago, Gary and Cleveland, which makes sense from a game POV but has no grounding in real life.
 

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I don't really know and don't really care. It's simple logistics: Even if the Syndicalists (or any urban rebels, really) could seize a city or a constellation of them, they'd be dog-piled by the state militia, then federal forces, before they could spread out. The fatal flaw of most urban uprisings is that they're islands in a hostile sea, and it's only in cases where the countryside has been willing to throw in with them--Russia, for instance--that the revolts have gotten anywhere. Personally, I blame Kaiserreich for giving the CSA Illinois, Indiana and Ohio when they get Chicago, Gary and Cleveland, which makes sense from a game POV but has no grounding in real life.
You remind me of the success of the Posen Uprising in 1918-1919, when the countryside indeed threw in its lot with the rebels.
 
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