Map Contest 5 (Closed): Principia Moderni II Crossover
PoD: Several PoD's exist (and listing them all would take forever)
Challenge: Using the 1805 map as a base map, create a present-day map of the Principia Moderni II world. Almost anything goes, just be plausible
Time Frame: Two weeks, September 1 - September 14
- Voting Starts September 13, 0:00 UTC
The Lost Emotion - Kogasa
In this timeline, the Mononobe Shogunate saw a new power change in 1810, as opposed to waiting until Shogun Mononobe Kiyohito steps down in 1815. However, instead of the Rokkaku Shogunate coming into power, the Satomi Clan makes a comeback and re-establishes the Satomi Shogunate. The reformed Shogunate brought back Buddhism, and also kept up with industrialising. All of the remaining Japanese colonies, except Kochiya, declared independence sometime before 1820. In Europe, the German Empire invaded Saxony and Bayern in 1820, and won this time around. As a result Bayern and Saxony were annexed, along with most of their overseas territories. Bayern's Indonesia and Australia colony declared independence.
Meanwhile in 1830, Orissa invaded the German territories in India again and won, after much preparation. Ethiopia expanded more into Africa, and began to take some European colonies along.
In 1835, Kasodani invaded the Mayan Empire's California colony, and managed to win most of it. A few years later, New Manchuria and Baitudu invaded and destroyed Kasodani. Soon, said Chinese colonies declared independence in 1840 and formed Kǎsīkǎidíyà (Cascadia).
In 1850, the Dominion of Neu Berlin managed to annex the Italian and Portuguese colonies in Hakurei (Japanese name for North America), and later managed to purchase the French colonies. Soon they get into a cold war with the Ethiopian colonies in the North along with Scandinavia.
In 1851, Empress Go-Shōtoku became Empress of Japan. She managed to oversee some reforms and the slow transition to democracy. However, the Japanese Buddhist-Taoist War in the 1870s had torn Japan up so bad, that it collapsed. In 1880, Japan was invaded by Ethiopia and Germany. As a result, Ethiopia managed to gain Okinawa and Kyushu, while Germany gained Shikoku and Honshu. The remains of Japan were taken over by the Rokkaku clan and established the Empire of Reiuzi, which controls Hokkaido, Karafuto, the Seikaku Islands (OTL Chishima/Kuril), and Reiuzi (OTL Kamchatka and other parts of the Russian Far East). Empress Go-Shōtoku had fled to the Republic of Byakuren as well.
In Africa, Ethiopia managed to conquer most of Southern Africa, up until around Angola-Mozambique, and most of West Africa also fell to Ethiopia. Meanwhile, Kazami had merged into the Federal Republic of Tojiko, and Egypt's South Africa colony took the rest of South Africa.
In Amazonia, the Empire of Brazil declared independence sometime in 1870 and went on to conquer the German, Indian and Italian colonies/puppets with the help of Colombia (formerly part of France until 1860).
In 1900, the Fourth/Fifth World War broke out, with the Allies (Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Brazil, Mayan Empire, and the Republic of Byakuren), on one side and the Central Powers (Scandinavia, Wales, Cyprus, Mali, Ethiopia, and India) on the other. The Allies won and had taken large pieces of lands. Scandinavia collapsed, Wales was Balkanised, the Netherlands declared independence, Brittany went back to France, and a few other things.
Later, in 1910, Kǎsīkǎidíyà was invaded by Neu Berlin and after seven years, was conquered. Mali was also annexed into Ethiopia in 1915 after interfering in the Mali Civil War.
In 1930, Italy suffered a revolution, and a year later, Siam and other Italian puppets/colonies in South East Asia declared independence and went into a union with Myanmar (except for the Italian colony in Papua). China also suffered a revolution and a huge civil war. The New Harbin colony attempted to declare independence, but was invaded and annexed by the Mayan Empire.
Since 1940, the Cold War rose between the Comintern (Italy, China, Egypt, Arabia, East African Federation), the French-Portuguese Alliance (Portugal, France, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina), the Asian-African Co-Prosperity Sphere (India, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Cambodia), and the Allies (Russia, Germany, Neu Berlin, Mayan Empire, Federal Republic of Tojiko-Kazami). Meanwhile Switzerland, Selk'nam, the Republic of Byakuren, the Myanmar-Siam Union, and Persia form the Non-Aligned Movement.
In 1990, the Perishable Revolutions took place almost around the world. Some new nations had formed, and the Comintern nations transitioned to Democracy. As for Communist China, it reformed its government to the Chinese Government of OTL. Meanwhile New Gondar (Ethiopian Japan) was invaded and conquered by Neu Hannover (German Japan). Kǎsīkǎidíyà again declared independence and is ruled by a Fascist Government led by Chinese.
By modern day, Germany, Neu Berlin, China, Russia, India, and Brazil are the superpowers. The Cold War has ended with all nations co-operating with each other and such.
The main characters in the Touhou Project are Hata no Kokoro and Koishi Komeiji. The characters from Embodiment of Scarlet Devil and Ten Desires do not exist, except for Toyosatomimi no Miko (who becomes an Extra Stage Boss in Undefined Fantastic Object), and Mamizou Futatsuiwa (who appeared in Double Dealing Character, and is still a friend of Nue Houjuu). Said games were replaced by Mystical Power Plant and Concealed the Conclusion, respectively.
- If I'm honest, I wasn't really sure about the back story, but the map gets my vote. Imp (Say Hi?!) 22:09, September 1, 2013 (UTC)
Tonight, We Dine in the Shade - Scraw
In this PMII ATL, the German Empire and its allies emerge victorious in the Great Global War of 1772. A famous unknown general rallied his losing troops outside Berlin, echoing the words spoken by Spartan King Leonidas III hundreds of years before him. They force the enemy back but this general is killed in the defense of Berlin. Now re-energized, the Germanic Reich forces its will south and quickly invades and conquers Dresden, Munich and Amsterdam in quick succession, followed by Luxembourg extending into France and regaining its lost territory in Picardy. A decade later, the Germanic Reich emerges stronger than ever and sets out to destroy its enemies and betraying allies. Wales and France are the first targets of the Reich. Avalon fails to put up a good fight since the English are more than ready to throw off their oppressive Celtic rulers, and the Reich annexes its fellow Germanic brothers in England, and Avalon is burned to the ground. France, however, puts up a better fight, and is only defeated when re-inforcements are called up from the Balkans. After France is destroyed, Mysore and Orientalia attack Orissa, aiming to end their power on the subcontinent and on a global scale. Orissa is reduced to Sindhustan and Rajputana, and Hinduism is outlawed in Mysore and Orientalia. Soon however, colonies of Italia, Russia and China revolt on the North American continent. Neu Berlin manages to invade and conquer the Italian and Russian lands.
By 1850, the Reich controls Europe west of Russia and north of Italy and Portugal. Georgia takes a risky move and invades the Arabian Federation, with the backing of Ethiopia. Two decades later, however, a true Global War breaks out. The Republic of New China (New Manchuria, New Harbin, Baitudu) invades Japanese Kasodani. The Mayan Empire takes its side, but the Germanic Reich takes the side of the defenders. China and Russia, long standing allies of the Reich, follow suit. Eventually, Neu Prussen comes to control the Caribbean, and the Antillian continent is a massive high tension zone between the Reich and the Mayans.
By modern day (sorry, I got lazy), the world is in a Cold War between the Reich, Russia and China, while the rest world is divided between these hyperpowers. These hyperpowers are truly hyperpowers, in every sense of the word, even extending their reach beyond this green planet.
It's a Technocratic World - Imp
In a world where Socialism has won out, not Capitalism, the situation could never be more unsure. Since the outright victory of the allies in the ten-year war, or the war of 1772-82, due to Orissa declaring outright war and helping to destroy Germany, the world goes on to change more than anyone imagined.
With the destruction of Germany, Saxony and Bavaria claim all the land and go onto unite into one nation through Personal Union. The angry new nation burns many elements of the previous government and establishes a new capital for its nation, Berlin. The former German Royal Family flees hurriedly to Neu Berlin, which becomes their new home. From there, the nations recover from the war, before Wales goes onto attack the Dutch. The nations which fought in the previous war looked on, too exhausted to declare war. The Welsh manage to take over the majority of the Dutch nation, yet in the South - the state still survived. When the Welsh declared war 10 years later, United Germany and its allies the United Maharajya and Imperium Axum were not so lenient.
The Welsh were defeated swiftly and harshly. Their mainland was quickly placed under German control, with the Germans quickly moving in as protectors of the Netherlands, with their Royal Family killed by the Welsh in the war. The next in line were the United German Family, who quickly added the nation into their fold. The United Maharajya regained many of its lands and gained a few more, while the Imperium Axumites gained land.
And then began the age of expansion and discovery.
Countries expanded, colonies were bought and sold - profits were made. In Antillia, the Chinese expanded - and so did the Japanese. Neu Brandenburg on the other hand was quick to take control of the former Russian colony in the area, followed by the buying of the Portuguese colony. Its population boomed as a steady stream of colonists arrived from Germany - those who did not like the current ruling family.
Yet the world would be rocked by the Second World War. In 1842, the Mayans moved in to take over the Italian colony. They found an unlikely ally in the Russians. With their help, they captured much of Italian Antillia. The Neu Brandenbergers cleverly stayed neutral in the war, focusing on expansion of their lands. However, Italia would respond, followed by the Maharajya and the Byzantines. In an accident, Maharajyan troops would cross into Portuguese territory, which led to Portugal declaring war on them. However, they would be no match for the coalition and at the end of the war, the Russians would lose their remaining colony, while the Mayans would be destroyed. The Portuguese would come out with the least lost - staying on the defensive most of the war.
Yet the war would take a heavy toll and would bring about the rise of Technocracy.
With the end of the war, nations began to rebuild. Ethiopia and Orissa entered a Personal Union when the Emperor and Maharani married. This brought about quite a few problems in the nations. To solve this, a united language which had been in the pipelines was worked on and made the official language of the Union. All schools had to teach the language as a first, not second language, along with Hindi in Orissa and Armidic in Ethiopia.
From there onward, Socialism would grip first Italia, then the Union of Axum and the Maharajya and eventually Japan. The neutrality of Germany to world affairs would save it for a while, and France's location would benefit it greatly. However, things soon changed for them too. The Russian Empire had steadily been expanding, gobbling up states in Central Asia, and indoctrinating them in the ways of individualism and orthodoxy. Islam had been banned in the Empire following a resurgent Arabia (which collapsed soon after the second world war) and the nations' new citizens were eager to prove themselves. They got the chance when United Germania was invaded in large force. Despite superior numbers, good planning and strategies helped the Germans win many battles. In the end some land was lost, but the nation survived. France in this period also saw war as its colony in Antillia was invaded. Fighting overseas, the nation could not keep supplies running to the colony, which fell due to a blockade by Neu Brandenberger forces, along with an invasion.
Socialism in all these countries began to play a major part in the people's lives.
On the other hand, Neu Brandenburg and Cascadia grew closer, as China, Russia and Neu Brandenburg increased trade and power. Portugal too began to align itself to these powers. Where in other countries Socialism was beginning to take hold, these countries saw the rise of Individualism. The belief that any man can make it big if he worked hard enough helped many people connect with this.
Meanwhile, in the Union of Axum and the Maharajya - as the nation expanded so did the area they had to govern. This led to a huge number of Orissans migrating to Africa to help colonise parts with little people and help set up businesses and extract the minerals from the ground. The country was rife with Socialist ideas, with plurocontinentalism keeping the whole nation together. In German territories, many moved to Africa or Australasia in search of new jobs, leading to their population booming. France too saw the same happened as its people colonised Atlantia and North Africa in heavy numbers. This lead to German and French territories having at least 40% of their population being white. Italia saw a huge boom in Antillia as its people, too, headed toward the new nation in large numbers to start new lives.
Yet everything was about to change, as the Third World War began.
On a fateful day in April 1875, Neu Brandenburg moved into the Japanese colony on the Pacific coast to get an access to the Pacific. This got a rapid response from Japan and its close ally the Union of Axum and the Maharajya. However, the Chinese too attacked looking for the remainder of Sakhalin from the Japanese, followed by the Russians attacking the Far East Republic. Japan and its ally were in a tough position, looking to fight back but forced to go the defensive. Things changed when Russia rolled into Romania, waking the sleeping powerhouse. Portugal got pressured into joining and attacked the French and their colonies, and Germania knew they had to get into the act to save themselves. 12 bloody years of war would see all sides heavily exhausted, but the Japanese, Italians and their close allies, who would form the Pact in the middle of the war, would push back Russia mile by mile. When Moscow was captured, Russia was forced onto the negotiating table.
The terms were fought over and hard pressed. In Antillia, the Neu Brandenbergers didn't lose anything, they gained a slice of the Japanese colony, but had to pay reparations to the colony and the Italian nation to the south. Portugal lost some amount of land in Atlantia, but nothing major. Russia lost land, however. In the Far East, the small state of the Far East would gain land and move their borders upward, while in the Crimea, a state for Jews was created when the murder of their kind came to the attention of the Pact. Over 1.5 Million Jews were needlessly killed by the Russians as they were blamed when the attacks failed. China lost a lot in the war. Large portions of the colony in Alaska was broken up and made independent, with a small rump state to the North left under their control. They also lost land in the South to Siam and Khmer state.
The war saw many new inventions. Naval battlecruisers appeared in massive sizes, and took part in huge engagements, while the first Tanks rolled out of the Italian side, which were quickly duplicated around the world. The Russians took the design of the tank and did what they do best, made it massive. Their Behemoths truly were formidable in battle, but they lost the ability to turn quickly and were lost in great numbers when ambushed. In 1877, four brothers in the Union of Axum and the Maharajya had built the first heavier-than-air craft to fly. This was quickly researched and put into production to fly in the war by 1881. This allowed the Union a whole new superiority and helped track enemy movements. It took time for other members of the Pact to duplicate the designs, along with the enemy. But by the end of the war, the first aircraft carriers were coming out of dry docks to engage in the battles.
But the war had come at a massive cost. 225 Million lives had been lost in the 12 years of fighting and had caused the world huge amounts of damage. Many nations began to grow unstable and the people got angry with the large loss of life. Socialist governments got more power, and the era of Socialism around the world began. In the losers' camp, Individualism evolved into Capitalism and helped stabilise the nation. Ironically, Russia would become the leader of the Capitalist side, while China and Neu Bradenburg would follow suit. Portugal would also become Capitalists as its merchants saw the ideology beneficial.
Japan had also lost much of its Royal Family in attacks carried out by the Russians, and the remaining Royal Family married into the Union and Japan became part of it. The united language evolved as a result, with linguists working out the simplest combination of all three languages. This new language would replace the old language and become the new first language to be taught in schools. It would be a tricky time, but good leadership would get the nation through.
By the 1920s, the world had calmed down. The Socialist governments began to evolve. In Italia, this transition was bloody as the Socialist government ruled with an iron fist. The people protested and an uprising broke out - leading into civil war. Four years of the nation's history would be wasted in the fighting. Eventually, the people would win and a constitution would be written, only allowing those qualified and intelligent enough to be elected to power. Italia would be the first technocracy in the world. The Union of the Star would be the next to become technocratic, as the people elected those willing to create a new constitution. The last to follow would be Germania and France and would all become Technocratic. The Pact would rename itself to the Technocratic Pact and would be in fierce competition with the Capitalist Alliance.
What would happen next would bring the world closest to World War IV it has ever been. The small breakaways in Antillia would unite under a Fascist leader and would militarise the whole nation. They would go on to invade Neu Brandenburg (which by this time contained the former Chinese colony which had joined with them). They would be the first to utilise jet-powered aircraft and would rock the Star state of Kasodani too, bringing the Union into the war. However, an accidental attack on one of the Neu Brandenberger outposts by Union troops would bring a counter-attack. The commanders realised what had happened and had ordered a cease-fire, letting both sides realise that it was a case of friendly fire. The Fascist state would be defeated and Neu Brandenburg would take up its mandate, absorbing them 70 years later.
Competition between the two blocks would be fierce. The Capitalists would get the first man in Space in 1947, and the first manned orbit around the moon in 1951, but it would be the Technocratists who would land the first man on the moon in 1955. The Capitalists would follow suit in 1956 and the race for the first to reach Mars would begin. When two missions from the Capitalists side failed in 1962 and 1964, and one from the Technocratists in 1964, the sides would realise they would need to work together. The two sides would accomplish wonders together and the first humans would land on Mars in 1969. From there each side would go to build their own settlements on the Red Planet. However, the Pact shifted gears and began to focus on Venus instead. They had realised that the planet could not be habitable in 1956 itself, but curiosity would get the better of them and they would send manned missions around the Planet in the 70s.
The planet would also be altered by the humans. In Africa, the Sahara would be experimented on using methods of cloud seeding. Many disasters would occur, but by the 80s, the humans would manage to master the rains in the area and it would be changed to make it suitable to grow crops. The same would happen in Australia too. Meanwhile in Space, massive Orbital Stations would be constructed and would use spin to create artificial gravity. Venus would continue to attract most of the attention of the scientist and massive rays would begin to harvest the carbon dioxide to break it apart into carbon gas and oxygen. The remaining carbon dioxide would be transported to Mars and used there.
By the late 90s, Neu Brandenburg and Germania would begin to reconcile, beginning talks and increasing trade in their respective nations. The two would grow close once more. Meanwhile, the planet would come to be dominated by one hyperpower, the Union of the Star. A common language would be spoken in its realms and its people would mix. No one area has a clear majority of ethnicity. In former Axum, there is a vast mix of Orissan and Ethiopian people, with significant number of Japanese descendants. In former Japan, there is a vast of Orissan and Japanese people with a large number of Ethiopian peoples. In the Maharajya, there is a large mix of peoples' too, with no place not being visible to have different ethnicities.
The world is an uncertain place, but it is healing. The Technocratic Pact and the Capitalist Alliance are taking part in joint exercises. Thorium is powering the world's cities, freeing up the oil for space travel. People are colonising Mars and huge space docks construct the needs of the materials needed for the Venusian Project. The world is an uncertain place, but it could never be more certain that things will get better.
- Trying to understand why and how Japan, Ethiopia and India are one nation. ~Scraw
- I haven't completed my write-up yet :P Imp (Say Hi?!) 20:35, September 7, 2013 (UTC)
- Sorry for the text wall. I really got into my back story LOL. :D Imp (Say Hi?!) 21:58, September 9, 2013 (UTC)
- This one has my vote. :P Vivaporius: "I don't need a slogan" 22:08, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
- And mine. The one and only Guns, who is too lazy to go to source mode and type out his real sig. (talk) 22:12, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
- Mine too Airlinesguy (talk) 12:13, September 12, 2013 (UTC)
Welsh-French Conflicts - Sine
This one is pretty simple. In this case, France enters into a more proactive campaign against Welsh presence in Gaul territory and by 1808 a war broke out in which France - with the aid of Orissa and a Germanica - manage to strongly defeat the Welsh. It recovers Brittany from the Welsh and gains Puerto Rico and Welsh Argentina while the Orissans for some time get the colonies of the Welsh in Oceania and Germanica gains the other Antillian holdings and occupy England and Scotland. However, in 1815 the Ethiopian war sparks as Germanica and China attack as pre-emptive situation Ethiopia's empire managing to make a fair defeat conquering their farthest territories. France remains neutral after entering the war for one year and getting Normandy and bargaining themselves for peace. In 1825 the French invade Greece and their colony of Nea Lefkosa, forcing by 1830 after a reluctant response from the Italians to aid the Greeks in their war. After the success from the French was crushing the Greeks fight, and the only real gain from this is the colony. In 1833 Germanica collapses after a complete invasion of their territories is perpetrated by the Bavarians and Saxons with aid of France, Orissa and the Welsh. In the peace treaty Neu Berlin gets independence, while their Northern Canadian territories are ceded to France and part to the Welsh. Persia grows strong by 1851 after conquering and unifying the Middle Eastern territories. However, their position is threatened by the Levantines, by 1853 entering to war with them and crushing the nation after a successful victory in Antioch. However, the greedy Persian Empire fights the Greeks in 1865 losing the newly gained parts as the Levantines wished a more indulgent nation to hold them. The Greeks fulfill this task and by 1871 the Byzantine Empire is remade again and it returns to its original borders for its most in 1874. Rebellions occur all over the Italian Empire and Southern Yugoslavia. Bulgaria joins the Byzantines, while Romania and Hungary ask for Russian aid. In Europe Italy's empire is finished and due to French-Italian war, the French gained some territory from them. However, Nuovo Italia becomes a Commonwealth republic for the Italians and OTL Australia is mostly another commonwealth nation of the Italians who still keep a lot of power. In 1898 the First World War (like OTL in that sense) occurs as Italy attacks Carthage. In dynastic union with the French empire, the conflict escalates as Greeks and Scandinavians join the side of Italy. While on the French side, the Germans and the Russians join. The war ends in 1904 after six years of war and the loss of Switzerland to the French from the Italians and Prussia to the Germans from Scandinavia and northern Scandinavia from the Russians to the Scandinavians. With this, the French as well get stronger control from the Scandinavian claims in North America. The Greeks lose some land to the Mayans who sided with the French. The next world war occurs in 1918-1923 after the Russians defend from a Greek campaign to gain control of Romania, Transcaucasia and Crimea from the Russians and the Persians. The French join to aid the Russians as well as Wales and Germany while Italy, Greece and now the Arab federation declares war on Persia and the French Axis. The war ends as a stalemate for most of the members but the Greeks whose fleet is destroyed and Constantinople is ephemerally taken and the war reparations put on their economy. This is what triggers a third world war in 1932 after a Greek uprising forming the Byzantine Republic which soon invades its unique ally which is Italy getting Yugoslavia and southern Italy. However, Italy and its new found allies Wales and France aid them putting down the Greek threat and restarting the Byzantine empire. From then on the colonial empires began collapsing and most of the world is linked to a parent nation as members of a commonwealth or through vassalage.