Instead of the east in the Easternized World gaining power and colonizing much of the world, the west does so, but a much different one. England has now become a world power and so are some other Western and a few modern Eastern countries.
Background to this Althist
This althistory tells about what if the English create a great empire, spreading influences, and go onto Asia and Africa? Also, see when England Starts to colonize much other lands and few modern countries also become world powers as well. (this is divided into two other parts- English Renaissance and Westernization in Action)
What do the Scandinavians, British, Danish, and Icelandic all have in common? They were the descendants of the Vikings, which settled parts of Europe mostly. Vikings in Norway were the first to leave their homeland. They arrived at England, defeated the Saxons, and they altogether became Christians and had Richard the Lion Heart their first king. Under him, he created a great empire no world had seen.
Richard had battled the Franks and Visigoths that allied together to stop English expansion. Soon, this spells the downfall of the Visigoths, who never recovered. Richard then put Scandinavia, Denmark, Iceland, and Greenland into the empire without a fight. The Vikings accepted him new king and spread Christianity to these places. He then conquered central Europe and the Magyars. Barbarians fought to defend their land, but their defeats spell their fall and never recovered. Richard then blended 75 cultures in the empire. His army then went to Constantinople, and emperor Justinian died, so he chose him as his successor. Northern Africa and the Middle east then came into his control. Richard then started to wipe out Christian Celts and had control on most of Europe.
Richard went south down in Africa. He battled many African kingdoms in the West. Kingdoms like Benin, were overthrown. African kingdoms started to make their first alliances and fought Richard. No match for Richard's armored army, they were conquered. Soon, Richard ruled all of Africa.
Richard's dream was to control parts of the Silk Road, but Persia and Arabia prevented him to. So Richard started to battle the Persians. Richard had defeated Persian emperor Sassanid, and married her wife. He then went to Arabia, which many cities burnt to the ground. Muhammad was killed and Islam never founded. Richard had the entire empire 567 thousand times richer, and Rome became capital. Richard had heard horrors of many Asian barbarians tracking the Silk Road for gold. Richard then invaded Central Asia and Mongolia. This destroyed the Mongols and Jurchens, who completely never recovered. Richard had companies in India, China, South East Asia, and Japan set up. He then reunited into the Far Eastern Co., which then the Japanese and Chinese never had isolation.
Richard had a glorious empire, but knew there were many uncharted territories. One of the merchants from China smashed in Polynesia, many people arrived and colonized on the Pacific islands, and Richard then discovered Australia. It strange animals fascinated the scientists and artists of the expedition. Soon, Pacific Ocean Islands had gotten into English control.
Richard went to India, knowing Emperor Baukari died, he took power. Under him, he encouraged new technology in India. he also went to South East Asia, and reunited separate kingdoms. Soon, only China, Korea, and Japan, are left.
The City of Rome
Richard expanded Rome till it was a capital city that is the most enormous, magnificent, splendid, wealthiest, fortified, and the greatest city in the world. It had 40 million people. It is very huge because the city is stretched magically without going on the land, but did cover all of central Italy. It had magnificent and splendid buildings, and has a bunch of 55 forums at the middle as with the Imperial Palace. It had huge harbors and series of canals. Rome was a tropical paradise. It had a lot of palm trees and has a firefighter and police force to look after the city. And yes, as with every city, there were poor and rich. Everyone speaks Latin (in church) and English in the empire, but rarely, other worldwide languages. Their culture is very advanced, and trading happens more there than anywhere else. With thick walls, fortified with watchtowers, gates, forts and super fire-shot trebuchets and cannons made land of sea invasion difficult. Although from China, they adopted the way of gunpowder in using it for fireworks and made a technique of the fire shot. It boasted a sewer system, and organized social service in hospitals, homes, and orphanages. Ships crowded the city's harbors. Luxuries come from all over the world. People without jobs are given, such as sweeping the streets, and weeding public gardens. The city's streets either narrow of wide, grand and broad, straight or twisting. People, camels, mule trains, horses, elephants, soldiers, merchants, peasants, water sellers, sweetmeat sellers, porters, beggars, raged children, barefooted slaves, stray dogs and cats, pets, priests, nuns, bishops, archbishops, carriages, and litters all crowd the streets. Many luxuries items and goods, like Ivory, pottery, skins, coats, cloth, umbrellas, fans, camels, compasses and other navigation tools, myrrh, incense, slaves, chariots, bowls, crowns, jade, gems, shields, art, paintings, porcelain, tea, lacquer, fruits, timber, cushions, cloth, beds, weights, scales, pets, livestock, models, vases, special flowers, silver, mosaics, silks, fur, perfumes, rum, gold, furniture, cast-iron products, decorative boxes, cotton, pearls, cosmetics, carpets, dyes, trays, glass products, small bottles, necklaces, coral, asbestos, foods, swift large horses, Samian ware (ware from Rome, starting to make them), fabulous and wealthy jewelry, rich dining utensils, rum, vegetables, metals, swords, plants, musical instruments, elephants, slaves, medicine herbs, Indian china, ornaments, decorating supplies, spices, precious and colored stones, and other luxuries items and goods fled in Rome's and its empire's markets. Statues were very lifelike. Everyone attended circuses, theaters, and amphitheaters. They were one of the many recreations that made the Romans happy. All roads and trade routes lead to Rome. Public works were always made, and it has expanded a lot as the population grew. Its ports are centers of warship building, seafood produce, and centers of trading. Canals were water streets where ships drove on, and many monuments are found. There were many arenas where battleships fought, and there were many buildings that could stand on the water. Ships guard and control the waters around the port. Irrigation ditches were built at the ports in swampy areas to deliver to farms to control the water level. British workers had made a filter to turn the water cleaner, and most of the water is delivered the fountains and waterfalls that flow to the canals at the port. English people refer the ports as paradises. A trillion temples and shrines are dotted in the city. Rome also produces everything in their economy list. The Field of Mars was the most famous monument. Richard rebuilt it the way it looked in the Roman Times and added more parts to it, and it became a church, exercise, and military fort area. Trade always flourished in the empire. There was many food supplies stockpiled in the city. To the English, there was no special cargo than grain. It was the main food supply for making bread, pasta, cereals, and crackers. In this city, what's so strange about is that many structures, and there were terraces over terraces, streets above streets, and then zigzag roads and huge flights of steps bordered (and are also found there) with orange and lemon trees, roof-gardens, balconies, deep archways, pillared colonnades, spires, battlements, minarets, and pinnacles. Many government buildings house laws, records, and orders. A trillion churches and monasteries are dotted in the city. The Lion Guards, as well as the city defended the entire city. A huge ring surrounded the city, packed with traps to kill and crush the enemy army. The Circle of Richard, a circle that holds military meetings on what to do in the base, plans on the battles in case they happen. The forts were even located in the city itself. Everyday, people could see soldiers as a magnificent sight. Generals and their army march across the city. Blacksmiths had done the work on improving the army and finding new technologies. Both the senate and the emperor gave orders to the Praetorian Guards. Under the empire, the eagle stands for strength and courage, the lion stands for bravery and honor, and the cross, the symbol of Christianity was the symbol of faith. All of these help the soldiers do well in battle. With guards all over the place, invasion was always difficult. The city still expanded a lot.
Trade and wealth increased to rapidly that emperor Napoleon LIX had created a new age - the Renaissance age. Soon, guilds, trade, science, inventions, and wealth increased. (see the English Renaissance)