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Nordic Empire (Islamic Victory) by DaneOfScandinavy Nordic Empire (Islamic Victory) by DaneOfScandinavy
The rise of the Caliphate posed a great threat to all of Europe, and it prompted the Germanic tribes to move closer together and align against the threat. In the late 900's, the kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden united under a single crown, establishing the Kingdom of the North, which then set on to unite most Germanic tribes. In the progress of incorporating more and more Germanic land, the Kingdom of the North also conquered large Celtic and Slavic lands, becoming a powerful empire by 1200 AD. With much of Northern and Central Europe in its hands, the Nordic Empire became a threat to the Caliphate, and conflict ensued between the two. Civil unrest in former Gaul paved the way for a Nordic takeover of the northern part of the region, but while waging war against the Caliphate, the empire was increasingly threatened by Slavic uprisings and foreign invaders. Eventually, the empire would lose much of its land in Eastern Europe, but it remained as an important power for a long time.


See also:
- Previous: Caliphate
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:icondoliwaq:
doliwaq Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
"Slavic people's were also under the Nordic crown"  - ridiculous! Nordic people in medieval ages attacks England, France, Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Italy, Byzantium and Russia, but don't attack Westen Slavic and Baltic nations because they could not beat them :) So why Nordic Empire in this time can takie West Slavic and Baltics countrys? By the way, in Denmark, Norway and Sweden there a lot of muslims, so it will be better when grow up Slavic Empire :D
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Well, this empire is supposed to be for all Germanic people's, and the Goths lived in OTL Poland, Ukraine, etc. Also, there weren't any Muslims in Scandinavia this long ago, so I'm not sure of what you mean.
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:icondoliwaq:
doliwaq Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
So, your Nordic Empire was created in what time?
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Sometime in the 8th or 9th century.
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:icondoliwaq:
doliwaq Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
In this time nordic vikings cannot defeat slavic vikings(chąśnik's). Maybe you dont know that, but slavic vikings many times attack nordic lands and plunder cities and towns. Only slavs peoples in nowdays Russia are conquered by nordic vikings. Lands of west slavic and baltish tribes was too strong for nordic vikings bands. Of course, you make an alternative history, but even alternative history must be based on real history. In 8th or 9th there are no Goths in Poland, Ukraine etc. only small groups live in Crimea penisula.
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Okay, maybe I should make this happen later. I'll be writing a more detailed and realisitc backstory soon.
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:iconthebigleobowsiki:
thebigleobowsiki Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Caliphate invading Christendom? Charles the Hammer would like to have a word with you!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great map, hm maybe they should also conquer the regions to the Alps and a chunk at the black sea to have sea access?
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
They would probably want to conquer it, but it would be hard.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes of course, so who is technological and cultural more developed,
and has the Nordic Reich a chance to win?
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Well, I think the Caliphate would be more developed, but the Nordic Empire sure has a chance to win. I'll write about that eventually.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice hope to see more soon^^ Maybe you could also make borders of provinces and nordic cities and such?
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
That's a good idea, I'll try. 
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:iconorientalarc:
OrientalArc Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
North .. wielded the counter and eventually squeezed the Caliphate out of most of North..
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why do the borders of the Caliphate and the Nords overlap in northern France?
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Oh, I forgot to add that in the description... Northern France (or Gaul) was overtaken by the Nordic Empire after civil unrest. I will make this more detailed later.
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:icondafreak47:
DaFreak47 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So then the maps dont take place at the same time
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:iconalacx:
Alacx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist
"which set on to unite all Germanic people's" But where is Austria? And Switzerland?
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:iconjaldithas:
Jaldithas Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Austria was originaly inhabited by slavs and only the westernmost areas were germanic ;)
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:iconalacx:
Alacx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist
I thought it was originally inhabited by Romanics?
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
I changed it to "most" now.
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:iconalacx:
Alacx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist
ok.
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:iconsaint-tepes:
Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The empire is still a democracy like the Nordic states are, right?
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Yes.
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