Lynneth Posted October 20, 2012 Report Share Posted October 20, 2012 (edited) OOC: Disclaimer: This scenario is based upon Wiz' Hohenzollern Mega-LP found [url="http://lparchive.org/Paradox-Hohenzollern/"]here[/url]. Map taken without permission, though open-domain last I checked. [b][Earth][/b] [i][Excerpt from a article about world history][/i] [url="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/Lynneth_del_Serpentas/AE/CNRP/Newness/ANewMap004.png"][img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/Lynneth_del_Serpentas/AE/CNRP/Newness/th_ANewMap004.png[/img][/url] The world in circa 2003 To understand the world as it is now, one must look at its history. In 1946, the Great War ended, leaving the world devastated and with only Mazula and Japan as clear winners. In the following years and decades, the world recuperated, democratic and autocrat powers often enough working against each other. However, there were only two powers great enough to directly challenge each other, just those who had 'won' the long, decade-spanning war during the end of which more than one atomic bomb was dropped. Since then, never again, luckily. [url="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/Lynneth_del_Serpentas/AE/CNRP/Newness/world-1946.png"][img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/Lynneth_del_Serpentas/AE/CNRP/Newness/th_world-1946.png[/img][/url] In the first decade after the Great War, the old alliances slowly broke, and three new blocs began to emerge. Mazula, together with the other American and Jardakalian (South America) states that were dependent upon its economy created the [i]American Community Treaty Association (ACTA)[/i]. The only states not involved in this largely muslim alliance were the caribbean state Tarrbitz and the Jardakalian nations of Gustavia and Nova Aquitania, tracing their roots to Scandinavia and France, respectively. Together with Vinland, they were the only nations on the twin-continent not of muslim colonial origin. Eventually, Australasia joined ACTA in response to a powerful and less-than-friendly northern neighbour. By 1998, the relatively young nation of Papua had joined the treaty as well, ACTA then reaching its greatest amount of members. The second of the blocs emerged around the Federation of Japan, which had successfully invaded much of east Russia, China and Indochina, with puppet states then existing as Annam and Imperial China. While for several decades, only these two were in the [i]Japanese Co-Prosperity Sphere (JPS)[/i], others eventually joined as new nations formed and became independent. Over the decades, the Japanese subdued and allied themselves to Brunei, Pegu and Tibet until 1998. The third bloc - and the oldest - was the Holy Roman Empire under Germany. It had been one of the original alliances fighting in the war, and was regarded as the 'winning' alliance by its historians, though the rest of the world brought some doubt upon these claims. While Germany and its allies had forcefully brought a number of nations into their number, over the years a number left, and eventually, the HRE had to be replaced by a European alliance called [i]Western Unity Pact (WUP)[/i]. Founding members were Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Romania while over the years, several others joined as well. France, Brittany, Occitania, the Lombard League, Switzerland and Scandinavia are now members, while Iberia, Lithuania, Don-Volga and Georgia have at one point or another made comments about wishing to joing in the near or far future, as of 1998. Of course colonialism was still strong in 1946, but as the decades passed, colonised peoples began to become aware of their rights. Between 1960 and 1987, the vast majority of the world's remaining colonies achieved their independence, with the exceptions of Scandinavian Formosa and Ceylon, which had changed owner from Germany to Byzantium some time in the intervening period. The last colony to achieve independence was East India in 1992 from Germany. [i][Excerpt end][/i] Further topics between 1946 and 1998: - Byzantine Revolution - Africa's freedom - The Rise of Russia - The race into Space Edited November 1, 2012 by Lynneth Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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