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Cherry, Plum, and Chrysanthemum

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In 1281, the Mongols were nearly invading Japan for the second time. Unlike the first time they went to Japan which they suffered a heavy resistance from the Japanese, the Mongols now defeated by a Divine Intervention through a massive typhoon that destroyed their fleet, as the Japanese always believed. However, what if the Mongols delays their invasion just for one year? This timeline will explore that possibility.

This althistory is first started by FirstStooge (talk) on 16:48, February 12, 2012 (UTC)

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The successful Mongol invasion to Japan in 1282 changed the Japanese society drastically. Japan was subjugated as a tributary state for Yuan Dynasty and the country's myth of racial superiority died before its even bloomed. With the collapse of Bakufu government, the warrior class of samurai almost went into extinction and Japanese society became less militarized than in OTL. Together with the court aristocratic class, a new class of bureaucratic scholars emerged and dominated the politics of Ancient Japan. New social order based on Confucianism was established, resulted to the period of domestic peace and stability. As result, there is no Sengoku period; science, technology, and education were more emphasized during this peacetime era.

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A holm divides a river, creating two stream routes...

Cherry, Plum, and Chrysanthemum is a "catch-all" timeline and contains many sub-timelines on it. Outside the main Point of Divergence, this timeline has many points of divergence, mostly minor and has limited impact or butterfly effect outside the boundary of its time and location. That kind of departure point is called on this timeline as a Holm, Germanic word for an islet in the middle of river, in an analogy that islet that only dividing the stream, but not creating another river from it.

Major Holms

  • 1607 – A group of Bugis settlers from Sulawesi, Indonesia, settling in Madagascar, starting a Bugis colonization in the island. (see Madagascar in Middle Ages)
  • 1813 – France invading the British Isles instead of Russia. Emperor Napoleon I also died earlier in the middle of invasion. (see France)
  • 1815 – The Corsican Republic is reinstated with British intervention in the Congress of Vienna. (see Corsican Republic and Italy)
  • 1818 – Frederick VI of Denmark is elected as the Crown Prince of Sweden. (see Scandinavia)
  • 1844 – Henry Clay is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat James K. Polk.(see Jacksonian Democracy)
  • 1864 – The Confederate States of America seceding from the United States. (see Confederate States and War of Southern Secession)
  • 1871 – Leopold of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen is elected and crowned as the King of Spain. (see Spain under the Hohenzollerns)
  • 1889 – Georges Boulanger successfully seizes the power in France through a coup d'etat. (see France)
  • 1912 – Theodore Roosevelt is elected to the third term as the President of the United States. (see Theodore Roosevelt and Progressive Era)
  • 1920 – Joseph Stalin dies due to the complications from acute appendicitis. (see Soviet Union)

Minor Holms

One or more minor holms usually being only an ornament in a larger, major holm. Its influences on my timeline ranged from very small to nothing, so it is not even diverging the history.

  • 1613 – Dmitry Troubetskoy is elected as the Tsar of Russia, albeit not hereditary. Russia is an elective monarchy from 1613 to 1661. (see Russian Empire)
  • 1776 – Benjamin Franklin is elected as the President of the Continental Congress. (see Benjamin Franklin and American Revolution)

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