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Caliphate (Islamic Victory) by DaneOfScandinavy Caliphate (Islamic Victory) by DaneOfScandinavy
In October 732 AD, the Umayyad Caliphate won the Battle of Tours, defeating the Franks and leaving the rest of Europe almost defenseless. While the armies in Western Europe reached the Rhine, the armies in Anatolia took most of the peninsula and fought for control over the city of Constantinople. Victory in Constantinople paves the way for a campaign for the takeover of Southeastern Europe and the Italian Peninsula. After the capture of Southern Italy, a bloody battle occurred in Rome, and as the city fell to the Caliphate, the rest of the Italian Peninsula was soon captured as well. The resulting instability allowed the Caliphate to be successful in its Southeastern European campaign, defeating the Roman Empire and the surrounding nations. Eventually, everything south of the Rhine and Danube Rivers, as well as Eastern Romania and Southern Ukraine, was under the rule of the Caliphate. The Caliphate then expanded its lands in Africa and Western Asia, before ending its wars and focusing more on local issues within the Caliphate. A long period of relative peace and stability known as pax Islamica now began, although non-Arabic populations groups would occasionally riot and foreign invaders would threaten the borders.

As the Nordic Empire rose to the north of the Caliphate, peace and stability was greatly threatened, and conflicts ensued between the two powers. Following civil unrest in former Gaul, the northern parts of the region were lost to the Nordic Empire, but the Caliphate managed to prevent further loss of land.


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eddyking7 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Nice.
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Can you make a full map with Nordic Empire included? 
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Yeah,  at some point I can, but I don't quite have time at the moment. 
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fredrikslicer Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
In all honesty I have my severe doubts such an entity would last more than at most a decade
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Well, obviously this isn't the most plausible althist.
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fredrikslicer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Still a tad ludacris Im afraid since it only takes in territorial expansion into account
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TheAstronomicon Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"Interesting" how they crushed the people who so venomously opposed them such as the Iberians and the Franks but like the Romans could never take all of Germania or even the Steppes of east Europa.
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
I guess, but you should also take into account the slight bias from my side, as I'm from a Germanic (Nordic) country. You see, there's also a Nordic Empire in this timeline.
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TheAstronomicon Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm still filtering through your arts, it looks good bias or not, just found that amusing. Glory to the Sons of Odin, I guess.
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Well, thanks. "Sons of Odin"... I like that one, lol. 
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TheAstronomicon Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nod to Nordic Polytheism. :P
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Thanks for the watch, by the way :)
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TheAstronomicon Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome. :)
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Mach68 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
The Caliphate conquered Belgium and Austria. O.O

Enjoy the protests. XD
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
You know, this is alternate history. Austria and Belgium didn't even exist back then, so...
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PrincessElemix Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
How horrifying.
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nawid2010 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
nice AAR 
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Real horror!
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TheJutsch Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
I don't think so, because while the christian medieval europe blocked most science and research, the arab world made great inventions and gained alot of knowledge 
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only in the middleage, later Europe did beat em all in science^^
And Islam fell back to barbary as we see today with IS.
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TheJutsch Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Well, and now most Europeans are Atheists or Agnostics ;)
Christianity and science just can't fit together...
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That´s not true, Europe was very christian until the 20th century,
and still science and humanism could rise.
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Actually, I think this would've been good for the world. During this time period, the Islamic World was more civilized than ours and invented many things such as algebra. If this had happened, I think that the Dark Ages would've been shortened and the Renaissance started earlier.
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Optimusnorm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
How many Muslims were there in Babylon (17th - 20th century BCE), How many Muslims were there in Egypt (17th century BCE)? In India (6th century BCE )? Greece in the 5th Century BCE? And how many Muslims were there in China (4th century BCE )?

But all credit to the Persian (a people conquered by the Muslim Arabs with much brutality and forced to drop their ancient faith and parts of their culture) called Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, who translated, understood and explained ancient Hindu and Greek texts and for giving it the name "al-jabr".

And if they were so civilised how come Europe came to lead the world in almost everything - eventually even overtaking China by the 1700s. Well we can thank the Muslims for that - if the invading Turks hadn't closed the Silk Road to try and strange Christian Europe economically Spain might not have funded Columbus and others after him. If the Muslims hadn't kept taking so many slaves by raiding the coasts of Europe the US might never have built such a strong Navy (look up the treaty of Tripoli). Thanks Islamic empire...you gave us a reason to counter-colonise and compete with you - and being the better culture we seem to have done rather well from it.

The lies of the Muhammadan and his allies go deep into revising history...
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
What civilization is the most advanced and most influential changes through time. Greece was once one of the greatest, most advanced civilizations on Earth, but look at them now: in deep crisis and slowly turning fascist. Rome ruled the world, but broke apart and fell. The United States has ruled the world for a century, but soon their days will be numbered, and the Asian countries will rule once again. Likewise, the Islamic Caliphate was once one of the most advanced civilizations, but then they lost influence and their Dark Ages began. I believe, however, that if the Caliphate had continued to expand its influence, the world would be a better place. But as I've already said, we'll never find out, and that's the whole point of althistory: no one knows.
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Optimusnorm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Actually Greece was always just a collection of City-States sometimes loosely aligned. They were not greatest but gave birth to a lot of great ideas (like Renaissance Italy).

Fascism kept Rome going another four centuries - what happened in the 20th Century wasn't Fascism, it was National Socialism and Communism.

The world would be a better place if Rome and Persia never fell and stopped fighting each other. The sole reason the Arabs spread was because Rome and Persia were shattered from centuries of war with each other.

Actually the world would be a better place if the British Empire came back.
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm maybe, but then IŽd prefer Rome and it wouldŽve been even earlier^^

But yes I could imagine that they would kill all the Europeans, but just make them islamic,
could be interesting how Islam turned out later in Europe, it wouldnŽt be surely the same as today.
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Well, I see Rome as dictatorial and intolerant, so I think it would've been worse, but who knows? Also, with a Caliphate like this, there would probably have been an Islamic Reformation.
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Optimusnorm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Rome was a light at it's height. With far more religious freedom. Islam conquered far more and only succeeded because it was easy to convert into the ruling classes.

Most of Islam's achievements are plagiarisms and implementing already existing ideas.

As for Islamic reformation - they tried that and it resulted in massive bloodshed and the victory of the fundamentalists. It's beyond hope, is not equal to Christianity (I'm taking in terms of scripture not believers behaviour) and should be put on the scrap pile of history along with the worship of Ra, The Feathered Serpent and other dead gods.
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
I think an Islamic Reformation would've occurred at some point, while the Christian one would've been delayed. I also think that an Islamic Reformation will occur in the future, and soon.
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Optimusnorm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
It did happen...and it failed.

Christianity was always destined for reformation - it only needed bibles translated and the political game of the Roman Church was up.

An Islamic Reformation is in progress - and the Fundamentalists are winning because most reform minded Muslims are not willing to ally with non-believers or even fight back because if they go to far they have to accept the whole thing is flawed. Hard to do that when it's tied up with their identity.
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MCRichGuy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Have some respect to other religions and look at the history again who were the slaver's and barbarians that  didnt give a thought about women role in sociecity all those years back.and if you had any idea of what Islam was you could basicly understood that the diference betwen two religions are just like 5cm line.we accept all prophet's so atleast be tolarant and chose your words carefully
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JacekIINowy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
This is a horror!
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MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :D
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Jestemturk Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The Hell..
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NivekVonBeldo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice and Interesting, so Europe is divide by the 'sunflower limit'(ie more north the pork is mandatory to the diet mostly because the lard and the lack of other natural fats).

The thing would be interesting..how the discoveries of the *americas will be?
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
There will, eventually, be a map of the America's.
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MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Make a sequel 
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anycent Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ALLAH HU AKBAR
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Nikdo-92 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Well .... damn.
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