Superpowers is a timeline which examines the effect of three PODs in producing a world devoid of minor states and ruled by a dozen great powers. Each divergence from reality pushed a nation (Rome, Maya & Mongolia) into a stable political equilibrium over a large geopolitical region. Once these states achieved dominance in a cultural and local political sense they became almost impossible to internally overturn.

Modern World

The year is 2000 Anno Domini, or more correctly 2753 Ab Urbe Condita, a time at which the mighty city of Rome, with its Imperium, still stands strong. Rome's sphere of influence extends across every continent of Earth, two planetary bodies, and an entire belt of asteroids. Romans possess the single most advanced and second largest military and have an economy which overshadows all others. Through its influence in the Alliance of Earth, Rome has helped bring a brief respite from near constant wars. Conflict is now isolated within the losing countries of the last World War, fading as the Legion and its allies tear down the last remnants of platonic socialism. Outside the states of the Alliance and its defeated enemies, the Mongol World Empire broods over its present weaknesses. While a massive country spanning nearly all of Asia and possessor of the largest military force, one that even frightens senators in Rome, Mongolia has watched as other countries rocketed into the space age and tapped into the virtually unlimited resources of outer space. Shocked and awed by Rome, the Mongols have been passive for close to seven decades now and were even helpful in the last great war. This is part of the status quo which Rome and its allies seek to maintain.


As someone accustomed to real history, an alternate history like this one may seem rather alien. Worse it might lead the reader to make unwarranted comparisons in the expectation that events in the alternate timeline (ATL) follow the same path as our timeline (OTL). While similar paths are indeed taken, unchanged as human nature is, the specific developments of culture and politics are tremendously distinct.

Before jumping into this timeline, it may be beneficial to look at some proper comparisons with reality and know the translations of key terms in the alternate world's common dialect, Latin.


Taj Palace

Electricity and Power
Space Travel

Wars Roman Civil War
World War One
World War Two
World War Three
Technology Nuclear Arms
Projectile Weapons
Orbital Weapons
Civilian Satellites
Periodic Elements
Sovereign States Imperium Romanum
Japanese Shogunate
Maya Conglomerate
Mongol World Empire
Ottoman Caliphate
Scandian Republic


Military Legion (Army)
LCC (Air Force)
Classis (Navy)
Praetorian Guard

Rikugun (Army)
Kaigun (Navy)

CSA (Army)

Organizations Senate
Alliance of Earth
Platonic Confederacy
Space Travel Artemis Program (Lunar)
Ares Program (Martian)
Lunar City of Heliopolis
Martian City of Troy
Star Fortress Program
Asteroid Mining
Politics Cities
Environment & Resources
Geopolitical Goals
Culture Roman Culture

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Abridged Timeline

  • 165 AD: Gaius Correlus Sulla is born in the city of Athens (POD)
  • 173 AD: Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius adopts Sulla and names him as his heir 5 years later
  • 180 AD: Marcus Aurelius dies and is succeeded by Emperor Sulla I
  • 330 AD: Edict of Milan officially changes the Roman state religion to Christianity
  • 394 AD: Qhich'en Ch'onle Mayapan is born in the Maya city-state of Calakmul (POD)
  • 395 AD: The 10th and last of the Good Emperors dies, the Roman Empire by this point is the most powerful nation in the world
  • 417 AD: Mayapan discovers the formula for gunpowder, but this is only one of the thousands of inventions and discoveries he makes throughout his life
  • 432 AD: The Maya City-states declare a Conglomeration under their Federal King Mayapan I
  • 442 AD: Teotihuacan is made the capital of the Maya Conglomerate
  • 444 AD: Attila leads the Germanic tribes in a war against the Roman Empire. He is defeated and the Romans extend their border up to the Vistula River
  • 534 AD: The Corpus Validianus is written in Rome as its first complete written code of law
  • 617 AD: Primitive batteries are discovered by the Romans in Persia, laying the foundation of electrical technology
  • 622 AD: Hegira and the start of the Islamic expansion
  • 789 AD: First Viking raid is made on Roman Britannia
  • 979-1001 AD: Holy War between the Christian Romans and Islamic Arabs
  • 998 AD: Maya scientists invent the first actual firearm
  • 1012 AD: Imperial Civil War erupts due to contempt with the current government
  • 1066 AD: Pope Aegranus reunites the Roman Empire behind him and is declared its emperor, the Papacy and the Throne are now almost the same
  • 1143 AD: Roman colonists make landfall in the New World
  • 1185 AD: Temujin repels a kidnapping attempt on his wife, and when his son is born there is no question of his parentage (POD)
  • 1191 AD: The Roman Constitution is written out, providing inalienable rights to the Roman people
  • 1213 AD: Scientist Lucius Parellus Volta invents the first AC electric generator
  • 1221-1437 AD: Two Hundred Years War between the Maya Conglomerate and the Roman Empire
  • 1359 AD: Caliph Agarthaman Ibn Battim is assassinated by the Romans and the Turkish Empire is replaced with the Ottoman Caliphate
  • 1372 AD: General Faustus Galerius Pertinax persuades the Senate to crown him Emperor Alexander I
  • 1425 AD: After a fourth invasion by the Mongols, the Japanese Empire goes into complete isolation
  • 1449 AD: Roman Senate enacts the Declaration of the Rights of Men and of the Slaves in response to recent slave revolts
  • 1552 AD: Roman-Inca alliance finally brings firearm technology to the Empire
  • 1689-1704 AD: Great War (First World War). Carthage-Cuzco Alliance emerges victorious
  • 1707 AD: The Danish Imperium emerges from the Danish Revolution as the first Platonist (Socialist) nation in the world
  • 1745 AD: Inca scientists develop the first vaccine and hide the knowledge from foreigners
  • 1811 AD: The first-powered flight is achieved near Pompeii
  • 1816 AD: Shaka of the Zulu begins to carve out his own kingdom in South Africa
  • 1861-1865 AD: During the Great Bloodshed, Romans and Mongols conquer the weak state of Muscovy
  • 1885 AD: Roman Emperor Alexander XIV dies with no heir, beginning of the current Pons Dynasty
  • 1929-1932 AD: Global War (Second World War). Global Powers emerge victorious over the Allied Coalition
  • 1933 AD: The first successful mammalian clone is created by the Inca
  • 1940 AD: The first man is sent up to Space, setting off the space age
  • 1946 AD: Man walks on the Moon
  • 1956 AD: The first fusion reactor goes online in the Roman Empire
  • 1959 AD: Manco, the first human clone, is born in Tawatinsuyu
  • 1970 AD: Roman spacecraft, the Aeneas, drops the first colonists on the planet Mars
  • 1988-1991 AD: Defensive War (Third World War). Alliance of Earth emerges victorious and finally crushes the Platonist threat
  • 2000 AD: The present day

Progress through Time

Brief Glimpse

Here for your viewing pleasure is a gallery of some pictures of the world of Superpowers. This offers a preview of the kind of timeline it is.

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