The Challenge Make a map showing a country that spans several continents.
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Continents in this instance are defined by the 7 continents model - i.e. the continents are Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica.
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Post by MinnesotaNationalist on Jan 19, 2016 7:36:15 GMT
It is said the world is divided into five eras: The Green Era, the White Era, the Red Era, the Blue Era, and Yellow Era, each lasting a thousand years.
The Green Era was simple: It was age of primitives and animalistic behavior, where there was no to little civilization.
The White Era was the beginning of Civilization. There was relative peace and vast advancement, but there was still war.
The White Era ended and the Red Era began with the rise of the First United World Empire, whose name has been lost to time (Legend says that it's Barbaria, land of Barbarians). It attempted to unite the world under a single flag, but failed as rebels and coalitions forced the empire to collapse. Unfortunately, the coalition was unable to decide the division of the First United World Empire, and so they waged war to attempt to get a better deal, or even to form their own United World Empire. This was the beginning of a thousand years of consistent war and no development (and even regression)
This era finally came to a climatic end with the rise of the Second United World Empire (Helskeck) and it's destruction. The united coalition convened in it's capital to discuss the future of the world, where they signed the Blue Treaty, officially ending the Red Era and beginning the Blue Era. The Blue Era said that the World was to be divided into 5 spheres of influence: Malpen, the Great Continent; Kols, the Southern Continent; Ident, the Western Continent; the Pulmars, the Central Sea Islands; and the Gulmars, the Far Eastern Islands. The treaty said that Nations could wage war within these sphere of influence but not outside (or, more specifically, couldn't expand outside). The Blue Treaty would be followed for a thousand years, with empires constantly uniting the sphere of influence before falling apart do to inside sources.
Sadly, the Blue Era could not last forever, for a new empire from Malpen attacked Kols and took large sections of it, declaring itself the Third United World Empire. This was the end of the Blue Era and the beginning of the Yellow Era, the current era. War is much more common in this era, but not as much so as the Red Era. United World Empires are constantly rising and falling, but we have only 50 years left of this Era. We can only imagine what will come in what some prophets have already started to call the Grey Era.
So far there has been 6 United World Empires in the Yellow Era:
The Maplen, whose Empire collapsed after its invasion of Kols.
The Gulmars, invaders from the Far Eastern Islands. Gulmar was one of the longest lasting, lasting 200 years before finally being repelled from the continent of Malpen.
Rundel, another empire from the continent of Malpen, immediately successors of the Gulmars by conquering them, they were also one of the shortest lived empires, dying in about 10 years.
Jaris, an empire arising from the continent of Ident and successfully united Ident and the Pulmars, but lost in their invasion of the continent of Malpen. They coasted for another 50 years, before grand revolution saw the fall of Jaris.
The Pulmars, successors to the fall of Jaris. They started off as a confederation before they set off towards Kols and Ident. They became the largest empire since the First United World Empire, but their fall was one of the harshest.
The current nation that takes the title of United World Empire is Sharodel - The eighth and so far best attempt to unite the world under a single flag, a nation from the western most part of the continent of Kols. They broke free during the fall of the Pulmars, quickly uniting the region of the Pulmars with a decade. They're currently on the march to unite Ident.
According to prophets, they say that the end of the Yellow Era will come with either the definitive defeat or victory of Sharodel at the islands of the Gulmars, with the Grey Era being a thousand years of United World, or a thousand years of peace among the continents.
"It's truly a sad day for southern England, and therefore a slightly nicer day for the rest of Britain." -eDGT
In 1936, a small parcel of land by the Ural River was separated from the Russian SSR, and handed to Roma people, in accordance with Stalin's policy for ethnic minorities to have a homeland. The Roma ASSR existed throughout the lifetime of the Soviet Union, and became the independent State of Romia in 1994.
Romia is a poor nation; it is also very small and densely-populated relative to other countries in this region. Its economy is primarily agricultural; nevertheless, it is dependent on Russia for food subsidies.
Taking advantage of the Muscovites unfortunate decision to fight the Mongols, the Nordic Empire, at the time the Kalmar Union, took the opportunity to expand into northern Europe as the Russian statelets fought amongst themselves and Mongolian subjugation.
Under the first Emperor Olav, the Nordics took great strides in their eastward expansion, signing treaties with the native tribes of autonomy and cooperation in order to provide a Nordic led front against Mongol raiders.
As time went on the Nordic Empire expanded into Germany and the Baltic coast, winning several wars against the Hansa and the ever shrinking Holy Roman Empire while handing the Teutonic Order several crushing defeats after they attempted to seize parts of the Empires Pomeranian Territory. Their Polish allies were key to victory in several of these conflicts, and the two nations have forged a strong and mutually beneficial alliance, dividing the Russian states into their own spheres of influence.
In modern day the alliance is strong, with a Germany Confederacy acting as a the buffer and occasionally battlefield against the Valois Union of France and Spain, it has stood the test of time and battle, allowing the Nordics to hold their sway over the continent and secure the eastern frontier against the ever disintegrating White Khanate.
The Seven Years War goes differently, and France retains its holdings in North America. The threat of French invasion averts the American Revolution, but revolutions break out in Europe even without the American one for inspiration. Soon these revolutions spread to their colonies, and Spain's American colonies claim their independence. Chile notably manages to stabilise early, and is able to resolve border conflicts with its neighbours to its benefit. Without the USA democratic and stable Chile becomes something of an immigration magnet in its own right. The growing population sparks an increased demand for food, and thus mechanisation of agriculture begins alongside the quest for guano for use as fertiliser. This demand for guano leads Chile to make its first forays into the Pacific, claiming uninhabited islands at first, but soon using its local naval superiority to place protectorates over Polynesian countries outside of Europe's grasp. Chile's population grows, as does its agricultural and industrial outputs. The republic reaches its height after they and Mexico join forces to defeat Spain, leaving Chile with most of the former Spanish East Indies. This will be the height of Chile's empire, though, for as the 20th century begins it is increasingly eclipsed by its friend and brother Mexico, and soon there will be war in the family once again.
futurist: Good luck to you, MN!
Jan 17, 2019 5:10:51 GMT
MinnesotaNationalist: well, that was the most underwhelming jury duty ever. Came in one day, was told to go home, and now I'm told that I'm not needed anymore for this session.
Jan 23, 2019 4:26:12 GMT
ieph: I've been actually thinking of just spending my time here, gradually decreasing my presence in AH.com. But in the meantime, I'm spending my time reviving one of my old WIPs sadly lost to the sands of time (I guess)
Jul 23, 2019 11:24:08 GMT
ieph: In fact, I'm even thinking of reviving my wikibox TL right here.
Jul 23, 2019 20:21:52 GMT
jennysnooper87: If that's the case, would it be okay if I moved the TL from AH.com to this site?
Aug 21, 2019 1:53:59 GMT
railmotive: Checking out this website, seems quite nice.
Oct 23, 2019 22:35:16 GMT