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The POD in this ATL is that, during the 1920s and 1930s, democratic socialism rose to power in many parts of the world, at first mainly in western Europe, Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and parts of Africa.

DSO (Demokrata Socialisma Organizo / Democratic Socialist Organization) ttt.dso.int Official languages: Esperanto (main working language), English, French, Russian, Hindi, Arabic. Top ten members, by population:

  1. Barato (India)
  2. Eŭrazia Unio (Eurasian Union)
  3. Afrika Unio (African Union)
  4. Ĉinio (China)
  5. Pakistano
  6. Bangladeŝo
  7. Irano
  8. Okcident-Ameriko (Western America)
  9. Birmo
  10. Irako

OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) ttt.oecd.int Official languages: Japanese, English, Portuguese, Spanish. Top ten members, by population:

  1. Nipona Impiro (Japanese Empire)
  2. Usono (United States of America)
  3. Brazilo
  4. Meksiko
  5. Filipinoj
  6. Tajlando (Thailand)
  7. Kolombio
  8. Argentino
  9. Peruo
  10. Venezuelo

Konsilio de Sekureco de Unuigxintaj Nacioj (United Nations Security Council) ttt.ks.un Official languages: Esperanto, Japanese, English. Permanent members:

  1. Afrika Unio
  2. Brazilo
  3. Eŭrazia Unio
  4. Barato (India)
  5. Nipona Impiro (Japanese Empire)
  6. Usono (United States of America)

Nipona Impiro (Japanese Empire)

  • Largest population of any country in the world.
  • Spans the Japanese Islands and most of eastern Asia (including from OTL: eastern China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Laos, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Macau, Brunei). Most of its lands were conquered during WWII.
  • 3rd largest GDP of any country in the world after EU & India.
  • Oppressive capitalist dictatorship. Suppresses the languages and cultures of its conquered lands, making Japanese one of the most spoken languages on Earth. Main ally and trading partner is the USA.
  • Official language: Japanese.
  • Currency: Japanese yen (¥).
  • Capital: Tokio

Barato (India)

  • 2nd largest population.
  • Roughly the same borders as in OTL.
  • 2nd largest GDP after EU.
  • Liberal, democratic, socialist country.
  • Official languages: Esperanto (main working language); # others.
  • Currency: Indian pound (£).
  • Capital: Nov-Delhio.

Eŭrazia Unio

  • 3rd largest population.
  • Covers most of European continent, British Isles, Turkey, OTL USSR. Does NOT include Switzerland.
  • Largest GDP in the world.
  • Liberal, democratic, socialist country.
  • Official languages: Esperanto (main working language); 20+ more.
  • Currency: eŭro (€).
  • Capital: Bruselo, Belgio.

Afrika Unio

  • 4th largest population.
  • Covers the entire continent of Africa, Egypt.
  • 5th largest GDP after EU, India, Japan, USA.
  • Semi-liberal, democratic, socialist country.
  • Official language: Esperanto. Other languages are encouraged and promoted, but not used for official national business.
  • Currency: afro (A).
  • Capital: Afrika Urbo (African City).

Ĉinio (China)

  • 5th largest population.
  • Covers western part of OTL China. Does NOT include Tibet.
  • Liberal, semi-democratic, socialist country.
  • Official languages: Chinese & Esperanto.
  • Currency: ?
  • Capital: Lanĝoŭo (Lánzhōu)

Usono (United States of America)

  • 6th largest population.
  • Covers the central and eastern part of OTL USA.
  • Oppressive capitalist dictatorship. Main ally trading partner is the Japanese Empire. The USA's cultural influence has been strong, but largely restricted to America and East Asia. Very few US television shows or movies are watched in socialist countries (Sesame Street is still a world-wide hit). US moves its movie studios to Florida after the 2nd civil war, though Mexico does continue to make movies in Hollywood, with US assistance.
  • Official language: English. Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese are tolerated.
  • Currency: United States dollar ($).
  • Capital: Vaŝingtono (Washington, DC).

Brazilo

  • 7th largest population.
  • Same borders as OTL.
  • Oppressive capitalist dictatorship.
  • Official language: Portuguese.
  • Currency: ?
  • Capital: Rio de Janeiro.

Meksiko

  • 10th largest population.
  • Covers OTL Mexico as well as southern parts of OTL California (inc. LA), Arizona and New Mexico.
  • Increasingly democratic, capitalist country.
  • Official languages: Spanish & English (mainly in former US region).
  • Currency: Mexican peso ($).
  • Capital: Meksika Urbo.

Okcident-Ameriko (Western America)

  • 14th largest population.
  • Covers most of OTL western USA (ex. southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico) as well as western OTL Canada.
  • Semi-liberal, democratic, semi-socialist country.
  • Official language: English.
  • Currency: North American dollar ($).
  • Capital: San-Francisko.

Aŭstralio

  • 24th largest population.
  • Boundaries are same as OTL.
  • Liberal, democratic, socialist country.
  • Official languages: Esperanto & English.
  • Currency: Australiasian pound (£).
  • Capital: Kanbero.

Kanado

  • 28th largest population.
  • Covers most of central and eastern OTL Canada except for Québec.
  • Liberal, democratic, socialist country.
  • Official language: English. French is also tolerated and Esperanto is being increasingly taught in schools.
  • Currency: North American dollar ($).
  • Capital: Otavo (Ottawa).

Palestino

  • 32nd largest population.
  • Covers OTL Israel & Palestinian Territories.
  • Liberal, democratic, socialist country.
  • Official languages: Esperanto, Arabic and Hebrew.
  • Currency: Palestinian pound (£).
  • Capital: Jerusalemo.

Kebeko (Québec)

  • 35th largest population.
  • Covers OTL Québec.
  • Liberal, democratic, socialist country.
  • Official language: French.
  • Currency: North American dollar ($).
  • Capital: Montrealo.

Svisio (Switzerland)

  • 36th largest population.
  • Borders same as OTL.
  • Liberal, democratic, socialist country.
  • Official languages: Esperanto (main working language); French; Italian; and German.
  • Currency: eŭro (€).
  • Capital: Berno.

History of the world

  • pre-1920s: The world was basically the same as OTL.
  • 1920s & 1930s: Rise of democratic socialism in parts of Europe (inc. UK), Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and parts of the European-colonized Africa. A major war in Europe was prevented because democratic socialism rose to power instead of Nazism. Israel was never created as a more just Europe made it unnecessary.
  • 1930s: The World Depression.
  • 1937 to 1944: World War II.Allied Powers: British Empire, France, German Empire, Soviet Union, China.Axis Powers: Japan, USA, Spain, most of Latin America, Thailand. A truce was called in 1944. Most of the fighting had been done in eastern Asia and on the USA-Canada front.The results of the war were: France & Portugal had taken over Spain. Japan had taken over most of eastern Asia (French Indochina (Vietnam; Laos;Cambodia); British Malaya (Brunei; Malaysia; Singapore); Dutch East Indies; eastern China; Korea. The USA had taken over Canada. Great Powers as of 1945: British Empire; German Empire; France; Soviet Union; Japanese Empire; USA.
  • 1944: The United Nations replaced the League of Nations, to try to prevent a third World War.
  • 1944 to 1985: Cold War between socialist/Communist nations (led by British Empire & Soviet Union) and capitalist nations (led by Japanese Empire & USA). Ended with the break-up of the USA.
  • 1945: India granted independence.
  • 1952: Founding of the European Community.
  • 1960s & 1970s: Civil rights era. Race rights, women's rights, queer rights (not inc. marriage).
  • 1968: Founding of the European Union. Founding members were: United Kingdom; Ireland; France; Germany; Italy; Greece; Spain; Portugal;Austria; Belgium; Netherlands; Luxembourg.
  • 1969: Alexei Leonov from the Soviet Union became the first human on the moon in early February 1969.
  • 1975: Founding of the African Union.
  • 1976: Soviet Union and the European Union merged to form the Eurasian Union. Now also included Turkey and most of the European peninsula.
  • 1980s: In the capitalist world, it was the decade of greed, excess, and big hair. In the socialist world, animal rights and the environment became the big issues. By the end of the 80s, around 20% of the population was vegetarian in socialist countries, compared to around 2% in America and Japan.
  • 1982: The Eurasian Union agreed to give up two of its seats on the UN Security Council in exchange for the removal of the veto clause and the admission of the African Union. Permanent members of the UNSC before: France; Japanese Empire; Soviet Union; UK; USA. Permanent members of the UNSC after: African Union; Eurasian Union; Japanese Empire; USA.
  • 1984: In the early 80s, the idea of socialism was gaining popularity in the USA. However, socialist political parties were banned. Soon after the 84 elections, this friction led to a second US civil war, lasting around two years. The result was the breaking up of the USA.The main successor state was a new USA, which consisted of most of the eastern & central parts of the pre-WWII USA. Other changes were: a new country called Western America (consisting of most of the western USA; western Canada; Alaska; and Hawai'i) was formed, Québec became independent, Canada (now consisting of the central and eastern parts of pre-WWII Canada, ex. Québec) became independent, parts of SW USA (Sth Calif.; Sth Arizona; SW New Mexico) were taken over by Mexico. USA and Mexico were capitalist. Western America, Canada, and Québec were socialist.Great Powers as of 1986: Eurasian Union; USA; Western America; African Union; Japanese Empire.
  • 1988: Brazil and India were both added as permanent members of the UNSC.
  • 1990s: The rise of computers and the internet. The continuing rise of the animal rights movement. By the end of the 90s around 40% of the population in socialist countries were vegetarian, however still only around 2% in capitalist countries.
  • 1995: Same-sex marriages were legalized in the EU and the AU. Leading to same-sex marriages/civil unions also being legalized in Switzerland (1996); New Zealand (1996); India (1997); China (1997); Australia (1997); Palestine (1998); Canada (1999); Québec (2001); Western America (2004); Mexico (2006).
  • 1997: The Australian Socialist Party returned to power. Legal marriage was abolished, replacing it with civil unions (inc. same-sex).
  • 2000s: In 1999 the global warming issue came to the foreground. Socialist countries began going even greener than before.The 2000s also saw the rise of mobile phones, broadband internet, social networking web sites, wikis, open source software.
  • 2003: Human-to-human bird-flu spread around the world. 100's of millions of birds were slaughtered and around 50 million humans died as a result of the disease. Also, as a result, more people become vegetarian in socialist countries. In the capitalist countries (despite being hit the hardest by the flu) they simply switched to other kinds of flesh.
  • 2006: Australia became the first country to use all renewable energy. All electricity was generated by solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, or bio-fuel. Australia and New Zealand also make a joint announcement, that in an effort to further reduce their global footprints, they would phase out the sale of meat. Stage 1 involved scaling back meat exports, ending completely by 2016. Stage 2 involved imposing an increasing tax on domestic meat sales, ending their sale completely by 2021. People could still kill animals for meat themselves, so long as it was for non-commercial purposes.
  • 2007: Great Powers as of 2007: Eurasian Union; USA; Western America; African Union; India; Australia; Japanese Empire.Around 54% of the socialist populations were vegetarian, and around 12% were vegan. Around 3% of the capitalist populations were vegetarian. Aircars were all the rage across the socialist world, even being compulsory for new cars in some countries (Australia, New Zealand, Palestine, Switzerland). The socialist, oil-producing nations announced that by 2020, they will stop selling oil to the rest of the world. The American and Japanese stock markets plummet as a result of the announcement.

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