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One really altered continent if compared with OTL. few countries of Africa really didn't changed from OTL. (examples; Liberia, Guinea, Congo). As of example; Sierra Leone is a regional power, along with the Central African Republic, the Orange Free State, the Transvaal Republic, Zaire, the Kingdom of Kongo, Libya, Ethiopia and Egypt. Africa still have some monarchies, as Egypt, Kongo and Libya .After the World War I, the German colonies were given to Greater Austria and the Kingdom of France. However, the Kingdom of France gave all the colonies that had gained (and some that it already had) to Austria, while the remaining colonies, officially, were transformed into protectorates. Rwanda, Wituland and Burundi are the only African countries that still can be considered protectorates. In Southern Africa, Orange Free State and Transvaal are regional powers, while Matabeleland and Mashonaland (OTL Zimbabwe) are distinct countries. Ethiopia remains a monarchy. Libya is the great power of the area, and states like Algeria, Egypt and Southern Algeria can be considered as within Libyan influence.
In 1850 there were only three monarchies in the Americas; Brazil, Haiti and Mexico. The situation hasn't changed much since then, and the only addition to this group was Paraguay, which became a monarchy after its defeat in a war against Uruguay, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Argentina, however, after the war, entered in a "permanent" state of war against the state of Corrientes/Entre Ríos. Between 1865 and 1985 there were thirteen wars (between both), though most part of these wars only lasted some weeks. The OTL Canada became completely divided after the independence, with its successor states being;Prince Edward's Island, Nunavut, Newfoundland, Labrador, Quebec and Canada. Most part of the Southern American military coups which happened in OTL, didn't happened in this ATL (exception made to Argentina). Brazil would remain being a monarchy, as well as Mexico and Haiti. Spain still has some presence in America, though Cuba (its only American possession) can be considered a semi-independent state. The United States still are a great power, but various OTL U.S. territories are now independent (example: Hawaii) or in Mexican hands (territories gained in the Mexican Cession, Florida and Oregon.) Greenland is the northernmost and newest independent state in Americas. If in OTL there are several Central American states, in this ATL all, except Costa Rica (independent) and Panama (part of Colombia) are part of Mexico. The Channel of Panama exists, though the French attempt gone wrong, the U.S. attempt could not be done, and who constructed the Channel of Panama was Mexico, along with Colombia. Bolivia still has a coastline, though it didn't affect much of the economical development of Chile.
Vietnam is still a monarchy, which made the OTL Vietnam War happen in other place (in this ATL, is called Cambodia War, because it mostly happened there). China still is a monarchy too. There are some OTL extinct states that weren't extinct here. They can't be all mentioned here. Most part of them are in the Indian subcontinent but there are some other in the actual south of Yemen. Yemen would exist anyway, but there was not North and South Yemen, since South Yemen is still divided in a number of states. Back in 1921, the Sultanate of Nejd was defeated by the Rashidi State and the Kingdom of Hejaz. Thus, Saudi Arabia wouldn't exist. However, the Rashidi State ended up unifying the rest of Arabia, though the Byzantine Empire annexed the Kingdom of Hejaz, and now share the region with Arabia. The Qajar Dynasty would not be thrown over by the Pahlavis. The Iranian Revolution didn't happen and the country still would be named Persia. Afghanistan still is a emirate (of vulpine majority), and the Afghanistan War didn't happened either. The Iraq War, however, happened and Iraq ended up annexed by the Byzantine Empire. Korea is still unified. Israel doesn't exist. It still is part of the Byzantine Empire. The same for Syria, Lebanon and Armenia. Philippines and Guam are Spanish possessions in Asia. The Caucasian states (except for Armenia) are existing. There's also Siberia, a semi-independent state of absolute vulpine majority. Nepal still is a monarchy. Pakistan exists, but lost all its coastline to Afghanistan. Indonesia still has some heavy Dutch influence. Tasmania is a separate state.
Probably one of the most altered continents if compared with the OTL. The World War I and the World War II ended the pre-eminent position of Western Europe. The Map of Europe was redrawn after both wars. Meanwhile, the United States of Greater Austria (successor of Austria-Hungary) became one of the world's great powers (and still is). It is composed by various self-governing states, in a structure resembling the German Empire, though in Greater Austria, the type of government of its composing states can vary between monarchies (Hungary, German Austria, Serbia, Montenegro, Bohemia, Croatia-Slavonia) to republics (Bukovina). Most part of the European countries are monarchies (only Belgium, Venice, Switzerland and the Republic of France are republics). France, which was one of the world's great powers before the World War I, divided itself in two, and the Republic of France has a dictatorial government and a socio-economical situation which resembles some OTL African countries. The Kingdom of France, instead, became a regional power. Germany became a Empire again, while the United Kingdom is divided since 1066. It's when the Normans failed to conquer the whole England. Since then, various states exist, the more importants being Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England and Wessex. The United Kingdom exists, though the states which are part of it still retain their monarchs. The European Union exists, and the United States of Greater Austria, despite of being part of the European Union, still have the krone as currency. There is also the Byzantine Empire, which spreads from the Balkans to the Red Sea.OTL Italy is divided between the Republic of Venice (with the OTL Padania area), the Kingdom of Italy (with the rest) and Greater Austria (with the OTL Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol area). Russia is a monarchy, though it spent 46 years as a Communist country, after the Communists took over the power after a bloodless revolution. The continent has a vulpine majority, with the only countries of human majority being Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, the Republic of France, Bosnia and Vojvodina.
- This is not my image of a perfect world. Neither would I agree that the current nations' borders should be redrawn to represent my Austria and others vision of it. Although all althistories show biases and mine is no exception, often things exist in my world that I would not wish to exist in a perfect world. However, I do admit that in general, I do prefer this ATL world to the OTL world.
- This isn't meant to be a true representation of "what if" things had turned out differently. Even if my points of divergence had occurred in the real world, I know that my althist would not be the result. Things are guided by a not-quite omniscient being (me, that is), and are not left up to fate. Of course, this is just fiction and is not a real alternate universe (I would make my creation even better, if I truly had the power), so I have free artistic reign.
- Some people from the real world show up in my alternate history. See the "I have free artistic reign" part above to see how people alive in our world show up hundreds of years after points of departure happen. However, I'll also attempt an explanation that sounds reasonable. With my guidance, the right sperm and the right egg managed to still meet everytime, or the DNA just came together in the right way to produce that person. As I'm also of the opinion that nature plays a part in people, in addition to nurture, if there is a major difference between specific people in my world and the real world, it's also possible that a child of a different genetic makeup was born but given the same name that would have gone to the person who was born in our timeline.
- Events that happen on the same dates or around the same time as in the real world, again, are like that simply because it's easy for me to remember and easy for readers to compare to the events as they unfurled in our timeline.