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Without Abraham

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This timeline is a non-biased view on what the world could look like if the Abrahamic religions never existed.

In this timeline, Abraham dies as a young child in his hometown of Ur, changing the world's history dramatically. With no one to spread Judaism, the faith would just remain a minor religion and would eventually die out. Most of the world's major religion in TTL are polytheistic, like Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Romanism, Celticism, and Odinism.

After Abraham's death, the world wouldn't be much different for many years, except that Judaism would just be a small faith, and the Hebrew nation wouldn't exist. The first major effect of the PoD wouldn't occur until around two thousand years after the initial PoD; an easier Roman conquest of the Palestinian region, as the Palestinian people wouldn't put up much resistance. Without Judaism, Christianity nor Islam would ever develop, changing world history forever...


In Europe

Europe is completely alien to is in OTL. Europe wouldn't be united under Christianity, and the continent would be divided between numerous faiths. Most of the areas conquered by the Roman Empire worship Romanism, a name for the religion the ancient Romans worshipped before Christianity. The Nordic nations and most of eastern Europe worship Odinism, the religion found in Scandinavia before Christianization. The last major European religion is Celticism, worshipped predominantly on Great Britain and in Ireland and France. Despite being worshipped in just a few countries, the religion became much more prevalent due to the colonial empires created by France and England.

Iberia would be vastly different. There would still be two countries, just in vastly different places than in OTL. There would be an actual Catalan state, having gained independence from the Visigothic Kingdom; still existing as it would never be conquered due to the lack of Islam.

European tribes also still exist. In OTL, the continent was unified under one faith, creating Christian orders out of previously barely inhabited land, like the Teutonic Order, for example the Baltic region was only inhabited by tribes until the Russian and Swedish conquests. Various European tribes created nation-states, like Maeotia, Polochan, Paztinak, and Pomerania.

In Europe, terrorism is very prevalent, mostly consisting of radical religious groups consisting of people who want to spread their faiths via radical extremism. Various insurgent groups exist throughout Europe, specifically in countries that border a different religious "zone", the most prevalent being the Aizstāvji Patiesās Ticības, a Romanist insurgent group in France and the Szóró Odin in Hungary.

Numerous events that shaped the Europe we know today would never happen, due to them being started by an event caused by the Abrahamic faiths. Without a Pope Leo III to declare Charlemagne of the Frankish Empire king of Western Rome, the Holy Roman Empire wouldn't exist, and neither would its successor states like the Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland. The Ottoman Empire also became the Ottoman Caliphate after the conquest of Edirne in 1362; during that time, the Ottoman Empire did most of its major conquests.

There was also a much earlier colonization of the Americas (read details in the New World section for more information). The American and French revolutions would never happen due to this; communism would never rise and countries like Venice would still exist. Russia would still have a civil war, but instead of communists the anti-tsar protests would be for capitalism.

Due to the alternate colonization, the UK would never form. England, Scotland, and Wales would all be independent nations; Wales would gain independence after a revolution supported by Scotland and France.

The New World

With the extreme religious tensions in Europe at the time, the Norsemen put up better efforts as to colonizing the New World, with parts of OTL Quebec, Labrador, Greenland and parts of New England falling to the Norse people, helping spread Odinism. Leif Erikson would be more widely recognized as the first man from the Old World to step in New World soil; Columbus would never go on his voyage as Spain as it was during Columbus's voyages would never exist.

After Leif Erikson returned to Iceland to tell the leaders about this newly-discovered land, a mass migration of Scandinavians to Greenland and Newfoundland would occur. Though initially hostile, the Norsepeople would eventually stop sparring with the Inuits, deciding to try and spread Odinism rather than killing off the Inuit people. After the hostilities ended, the Scandinavian and Inuit people would eventually get along better; a new sect of Odinism would spread in Greenland, Vin-Odinism. The Inuit people and the Scandinavian Vinlanders would eventually get used to each others' languages, and a new race would even form during the mid-1100s, Blönduð people, people with one Inuit parent and one Scandinavian/Icelandic/Danish parent, in a similar fashion to OTL Mestizo people.

Smallpox and other diseases would sweep through the Americas like in OTL, though it happened much earlier than in OTL. The more powerful Native American civilizations would still remain strong enough to stand up to the European imperialists; especially as they would be immune to smallpox by the point in which they were invaded; they would be able to keep their civilizations ongoing during the age of New World colonization.

The Celts and the Romanists would later learn about the New World from the Danes during the 1200s, leading to more colonization of the continent and more religious hostilities and wars within the European continent. The English, French, Byzantines, Normans, and others would all make attempts to colonize the new continent, in hopes of both spreading their religious faiths and creating large empires.

Revolutions would occur around the continent during the 17th century. Each of the colonies had gained a much different culture than their European owners. It started with the French colony of Mer D'herbe, and it dominoed to other New World colonies, most of whom revolted against their European owners. Both continents were embroiled with conflict, with numerous empires having to both send troops to aid the revolting empires of their enemies, and to help suppress the revolutions. In the end, nearly every colony gained independence.

The Hawai'ian islands, due to their isolation, wouldn't fall under Old World interests until the 18th century, when Japanese sailors attempting to establish trade relations with the Mexican Empire, but instead landed on Oahu. Emperor Nakamikado of Japan would be informed of this new area; more sailors would be sent to find out more about this area; they discovered it was an unknown chain of islands. The Hawai'ians and Japanese traded a lot, until Emperor Meiji annexed the Kingdom of Hawaii. Hawaii gained independence after the fall of the Empire of Japan, though.

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