The Tsardom of Russen is a powerful empire located in the ruins of the once vast Russian Empire, which reigned from Romania to Poland to Finland, across the world to East Asia, in Manchuria and Mongolia and Uyghuristan, then across the Pacific Ocean to North America, in Alyeska and the Arctic coast and Cascadia down to Ross and Sonoma near California and east in the Oregon lands. However, in the nuclear war, Russian Tsar Alexei II ordered the firing of several missiles into the United States of America, a world power that grew from the former United Kingdom, which was deposed by the great Charlemagne (ATL Napoleon), who conquered most of Europe on the Russian border. Charlemagne II and Alexei II had formed an alliance, but Charlemagne's chief minister Henrik betrayed the empire, the Holy Franco-Roman Empire, and launched nukes into Southern Scandinavia, the United States, and Siberian Russia. The enraged Alexei II ordered missiles into French Iberia and France itself, while troops marched in on the Prussian border of the French Empire. However, Charlemagne was killed on the first blast into Paris, and son Charlemagne III launched the full French arsenal out of Italy and England and into the USA and Russia. Russia also destroyed the Japanese Empire (Japanese home islands, plus what remains of China and the Indochinese area) and the Mughal Empire, as they part of the French Coalition Alliance. High Chancellor of the United States Nathanael Fawkes surrendered the United States to Russian America, but Fawkes later evacuated to Mexico and gave orders to blast out Russia, which ultimately destroyed one of the last surviving nations on Earth. Alexei fled to current day Russen, but died. The factions that remained in the area engaged in a massive war until Mikhail, the great-grandson of Alexei, became the Tsar. Currently his son rules Russen and has ambitions to greatly expand his Empire, at least to the Ural, for he knows the full Russian Empire can never be reachieved.