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What if Europe had never colonized the Americas?

This page aims to explore how the world/first nations would develop and how they would affect the world around them, even the European powers.

Nations and Timeline

1491- The Spaniards send Christopher Columbus to the find a route westwards to Asia

1492- Columbus arrives in the Caribbean. He takes a different route from the OTL and only interacts with the natives by trading. The indigenous people show him the land and teach him what they know of the world. Columbus leaves for Spain later that year.

1493- The Spanish hear news of these people and send several fleets of ships to interact with them and explore the area. Because of Columbus' advice, due to his alternate personality and temperament, the Spanish only seek to trade and learn of these people, and to give them european weapons and other technology, aiming to gain an ally against Britain and France in what they believed was India.

1512- Amerigo Vespucci set out and explored the eastern coast of South America and eventually declared that it was indeed not Asia at all. The Europeans dub the land 'America', but the name of the land among the natives has not been decided, as there has been no way for them all to gather and decide collectively.

1524- The French send Giovanni da Verrazzano to explore the coast of North America to see if there is a passage to the Pacific. It is unsuccessful, but the French do encounter the natives of the area and begin establishing trade, in order to compete with the Spanish who were making allies to the south.

1534- The French have made a secure ally in the Iroquois Federation and the Spanish have tied down alliances in the Aztec and Mayan empires.

1542- The English send explorers to establish contact and trade with the indigenous people of the south eastern area of North America.

1548- The English have allied themselves with the Cherokee people.

1555- The European powers have fully 'raised up' (in their eyes) their American allies, and the first nations that they have established contact with have entered into their own renaissance's, now able to harness the power of gunpowder and european medicine and sciences in addition to their own knowledge, cultures, and religions, and have established nations that are recognized by the europeans as formidable powers.

1570- The technology now implemented by Mayan, Aztec, Iroquois, and Cherokee begins to spread south and west across the New World. The Incans, Blackfoot, Shoshone, and others are beginning to implement these technologies.

1600- The first nations peoples have all established their own world-recognized nations with the tools given to them by the Europeans, while still boasting their own name, religion, and culture.

1609- A Mayan astronomer becomes the first to spot Saturn and Jupiter, a year before Galileo would in OTL.

1616- The Spanish-English war begins and the two nations ask their American allies to help. At first they are wary to enter a conflict against one another in the name of the europeans.

1617-1618- The Americas and Europe enter a pseudo-world war when the indigenous allies enter the fray. The Aztecs gain territory from the Shoshone, now allied with the English, and the Cherokee take OTL Florida and Caribbean islands from the Spanish allies.

1619- The war comes to a close with the Treaty of Paris. The hostilities come to a close for the time being.

1622- Following the Shoshone capture of lands to their west, giving them access to the Pacific, the begin sending voyages to Asia using modern ship technology.

1630- Combining the knowledge of all known native nations, a mostly complete map of the Americas and the world is produced.

1635- A revolution in the Aztec empire overthrew the 20th emperor and established the first Mexica Democracy of Tenochtitlan, named after the true name for the indigenous people, the Mexica. The nation is renamed after the people, and becomes known as Mexica.

1640- The Incan people follow suit and establish the Republic of Cuzco.

1641- The Mayan people split when a civil war breaks out. The Democratic Republic of Palenque in the south, backed by the Mexica, and the Mayan Empire in the north. A five year cold war ensues.

1646- With Mexica support, the Palenqueans overrun the Mayan Empire and annex it back into their nation, renaming themselves the Democratic Republic of Yucateca, after the dominant language, something that helped connect its people greatly. To help build the new government, they drew on ideas from the Iroquois, Mexica, and Incan's, along with ideas derived from ancient Greece.

1660- Inspired by the series of revolutions in the Americas among their allies, the Spanish start their own revolution and overthrow the King. A republic is established.

1662- The Spanish Republic puts pressure on a dormant Portugal to overthrow their King and join the nation of Spain.

1663- Portugal becomes annexed by Spain.

1665- The French King, worried about a revolution in his own country, puts a large amount of pressure on peasants, increasing military and taxes to ensure their fear and poverty.

1667- The French revolt and overthrow the King. They also establish a Republic, taking inspiration from the Spanish.

1691- The Spanish and French, after long deliberation, decide to form a cohesive nation and alliance against England, creating the Spanish-French Imperialist Republic (SFIR). They declare war on the Holy Roman Empire.

1693- The Holy Roman Empire falls to the Imperialist Republic and joins them. The SFIR now controls most of western Europe.

May of 1697- After long preparation, the SFIR declares war on England and sends a massive fleet northwards through the English Channel. They are met by the English armada and a week long battle ensues, ending with a minor SFIR victory and control of the Channel. The remaining English ships retreat to the Port of London.

July to December of 1697- The bombardment of London begins after the SFIR fleet recuperates from the Battle of the Channel. The assault lasts five months until the SFIR launches the ground invasion after sufficiently weakening the English people. The city is captured within two days afterwards, on December 23rd, 1697. English forces retreat north as the SFIR sweeps across southern England.

1698- The Battle of Bristol takes place on January 2nd of 1698 and the SFIR take the city easily. The alliance controls all of England south of Birmingham, following the victory. Later that year the siege of Birmingham begins.

1699- After seven months of assaulting Birmingham, the SFIR calls a peace council with England. The Treaty of Birmingham is made, and Britain officially cedes the land from Worcester in the north to Plymouth in the south.

1703- Unrest in the SFIR begins. The Iroquois expand to encompass all the land around the Great Lakes and OTL Maine and New York. They dub their lands with the name Ontario.

1713- After 22 years of unity, the Spanish-French Imperialistic Republic begins to fall apart. The French people begin to revolt and petition the government to allow them to exit. The Germanic people of mid-western Europe also petition to become their own nation. There is unrest among the Spanish as well, who had previously been the leaders of the Republic, and eventually they allow the French to leave the alliance, but the Spanish maintain control of the lands gained from the previous wars the SFIR had been involved in.

1715- The Spanish allow the creation of the Germanic Republic, which covers the area of OTL Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, and the Czech Rep.

1716- Seeing the collapse of the Spaniards' empire, the English people took advantage and led a surge southwards, crushing the Spanish forces who now lacked moral and had their resources cut down to a third of the size. The English resurgence took back their lost territories in less than a month. A treaty was drawn up afterwards that established at least 50 years of peace between the European nations, new and old, ensuring they all had time to recover from a devastating 25 years. It is named the European Peace Agreement.

1718- The Mexica people establish contact with China and Japan. They send emissaries to the nations to set up embassies. The Mexica become the first to travel the entire globe.

1735- The Shoshone Empire grows wary of their ever-expanding rivals, the Iroquois and Mexica, who are quickly encroaching on their territory. They go to the other former ally of England, the Cherokee, to establish a defensive pact. A firm alliance is formed.

1742- The Shoshone peacefully transition from an Empire to a Democracy due to pressure from the surrounding nations. They open their borders to trade and travel from all surrounding nations in an attempt to stave off any coming battles. It is generally seen as a success.

1756- The European Peace Agreement ends. The four great nations of Europe at the time send representatives to Rome to discuss another for the time being. This becomes one of the first forms of continental unity that still maintained national independence for everyone involved. They agreed to meet every ten years to discuss terms. This European gathering would become the basis for the World Council that would be founded two decades later.

1766- The Caribbean islands gain independence for themselves from the Cherokee, forming an archipelago nation called the Gulf Republic.

1776- The World Council is established in Tenochtitlan and the Mexica invite representatives from China, Japan, Korea, Russia, England, Spain, France, Germany, Yucateca, Ontario, the Shoshone, the Inuit, Cuzco, the Ottomans, Egypt, and the Gulf Republic. This marked the beginning of world diplomacy. The Council meets every 20 years. The Council elects to keep the WC meeting place in Tenochtitlan

1778- Mexica becomes an industrial nation, followed shortly after by Yucateca and then Spain.

1779- France and Germany become industrial, thanks to technology shown to them by Mexica.

1780- The Cherokee and Shoshone become industrial.

1781- Ontario becomes industrial.

1785- Cuzco becomes Industrial.

1792- Japan officially closes its borders to the outside, and aside from the WC, they cut off contact from other nations.

1796- Mexica demands the Japanese re-open their borders to them at the 2nd Council of Tenochtitlan. The Japanese refuse and withdraw from the WC.

1801- Mexica sends their newly coal-powered fleet to Japan and demands they open their harbors to them. Japan reluctantly agrees, since they do not have the firepower to win a fight against the Mexica.

1811- The Shoshone send a fleet to Japan and force them to open the harbor at Osaka to them. Mexica and the Shoshone begin to set up spheres of influence in Japan.

1814- Cuzco adds onto the Japanese woes by creating their sphere of influence in Yokohama harbor.

1816- A famous speech given by a German diplomat is given to the 3rd WC about the 'age of empires, under the guise of republics', which denounces the behavior of Mexica, Cuzco, and the Shoshone towards Japan. Germany withdraws from the WC and gives remarks about how 'they are acting as bullies' and that they 'do not wish to be associated with them'.

1817- China sets up a sphere of influence in Japan. Japan becomes the first nation to be imperialized in such a way.

1821- The Spanish invade India and take it easily. It becomes a part of the new Spanish Imperial Republic, modeled after the former SFIR, but, simply put by the Spanish prime minister, 'more united and resourceful than the former Imperial Republic ever had been.'

1826- The Germanic Republic helps the many states of OTL Italy unite into New Rome, creating a strong ally for Germany to the south.

1832- Germany and New Rome set out on a 'crusade for democracy and independence' against the Ottoman Empire.

1834- The Germanic-Roman alliance breaks the Ottomans and helps guide its former territories to sovereignty. The nations of Byzantium (OTL Turkey, Syria, and western Iraq), Kurdistan (OTL northern Iraq), and Kuwait (OTL southern Iraq and Kuwait).

1836- The WC meets for the fourth time and several other nations leave, including England, Russia, Korea, and China.

1840- Germany helps Greece establish a democracy that covers OTL Greece and the Balkans.

1856- The WC gives official permission for industrial nations to create African colonies. The Zulus are the only African nation to hold its own against the invaders. The Spanish cross the Straits of Gibraltar and begin expansion in western and northern Africa. They continue expansion in South Asia and take OTL Vietnam and Thailand.

1857- The Zulus expand their territory as a response to potential invasion, taking all the lands of OTL South Africa as their own.

1862- Tensions begin to rise between Germany and Spain as the Spanish expand all over South Asia and across Western Africa.

1868- Nationalism is on the rise throughout the next four decades in Spain, England, Mexica, Germany, and China.

1876- The WC agrees to meet every ten years.

1878- Spain, Mexica, France, and China make a defensive pact/war pact and begin diplomacy with the Cherokee.

1879- The Cherokee enter into the defensive pact/war pact.

1880- Ontario makes an alliance with England. Ontario breaks ties with France after they see how they support the expansionist Spain. England makes an alliance with Germany, New Rome, and the former Ottoman States.

1886- The WC disbands after 110 years as distaste for it grows.

1893- France conquers Egypt and annexes it.

1897- Germany publicly denounces France and Spain, and cuts off trade with the two nations.

1900- Tensions between the two alliances is very high. Spain's new prime minister famously stated during his inauguration speech, 'the slightest movement will bring down a maelstrom upon the world. We must tread lightly.'

1905- New Rome denounces France and Spain and joins in on Germany's sanctions.

1906- Greece becomes industrial and joins the German alliance pact. Greece also denounces France and Spain and joins sanctions.

February of 1910- Spain declares war on Germany on February 12, 1910. Because of the complex alliance system, this results in World War. The combatants being: Spain, Mexica, France, China, and the Cherokee vs. Germany, England, Ontario, New Rome, the former Ottoman States, and Greece.

March of 1910- Spain and French allies march on Stuttgart, laying siege to the city for a week. It eventually falls because Germany had not fully mobilized its allies yet. Mexica sent troops to back up Cherokee forces marching on Ontario.

April of 1910- Roman soldiers assault Lyon in France and move into the city after two weeks. The territory gained behind Spanish lines allowed for a counterstrike on Stuttgart to take it back. The Iroquois armies met the Cherokee in the battlefield near OTL Richmond, VA. It was a victory for Ontario.

May of 1910- The Roman front moved north to Strasbourg and began the assault so as to begin the circle behind Spanish lines. Meanwhile the Germans made a push back against the Spanish in Stuttgart from Munich. Mexica forces arrived to reinforce the Cherokee infantry already there. They push north and make their way half way to Lake Ontario and the capital of Onondaga City.

June of 1910- By the end of June, the German alliance had pushed into eastern France and taken back all territory they had lost. Iroquois forces circle around the Mexica-Cherokee army and kill every member of the 300,000 strong army.

September of 1910- German-Roman forces have taken Paris and moved as far south as Toulouse. The Spanish border was far more heavily fortified than the French border had been, and so progress had halted for a month. The Iroquois were also achieving victory. They had reached Tahlequah, the Cherokee capital and had begun besieging it.

December of 1910- The Cherokee have pushed the Iroquois soldiers out of the territory surrounding Tahlequah. More Mexica forces arrived and helped to strengthen the push.

1911- Cherokee-Mexica forces march all the way to Onondaga and surround the city. The Cherokee-Ontario border is the most fluid and contested border of the war, and shifts between extremes multiple times. The Shoshone enter the war in March, on the side of Ontario, and come to their defense. The borders even out again, and the German alliance on both sides of the world prepare to make a march into enemy territory.

1912- The German alliance begins their march into enemy territory. English soldiers join the German and Roman soldiers in France and half the English fleet heads to help take coastal territories in the Americas. China begins to take an active roll in the war and sends a fleet that clear out any enemy soldiers in Japan before garnering Japanese support and sending their combined fleet to the western coast of the Americas, with soldiers to support Mexica defense efforts. The Iroquois-Shoshone army cuts their way into the now severely weakened Cherokee states and with the help of the English armada completely destroyed the nation. The army lined itself up on the Mexica border and began shelling border cities with artillery strikes. Planes were sent overhead for reconnaissance. The Germans began the march into Spain with the Battle of San Sebastian.

1913- By mid-August, the German-Roman infantry had taken Madrid and the Spanish capital had been relocated to Lisbon. The Shoshone-Iroquois army had reached Texcoco and was preparing for an all out assault on Tenochtitlan when a peace council was called for. They met in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss terms. At the end of it, The Germans gave back territory they had taken, but kept a military occupation in the area. France, Spain, Mexica, and the Cherokee were banned from military activity for at least 15 years, and when that time ended it would be assessed whether they were able to self govern again or not. The Spanish Imperial Republic was disbanded and their territories were given self-rule again, as with the French territories. China and Japan remained violent and did not take part in the treaty.

1914-

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