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World of Three Empires by DaneOfScandinavy World of Three Empires by DaneOfScandinavy
In this ATL, the Roman Empire was reformed instead of being divided into east and west, preventing its decline. The Roman armies managed to defeat Germanic and Celtic forces, capturing the rest of Northern Europe, before moving on to capture the more eastern lands, where they would clash with 'barbarian' forces from Mongol and Turkic lands (something that would continue for decades). With the capture of most of Europe, Rome turned its focus towards the Near East and Africa, which they eventually captured as well, acquiring large amounts of slaves.

Meanwhile, the Mongol Empire had managed to survive a series of internal disputes threatening to divide the nation, and reaffirmed its position as the most powerful nation in Asia. Mongolia managed to get other Mongol and Turkic states to join its empire, paving the way for a takeover of the rest of Siberia and other lands, before capturing India with the help of the Mongol-descended Mughals. Mongolia struggled, however, to take over the insular lands of Japan and Southeast, but once a decent navy was created, these areas were captured as well. Mongolia then discovered Australia, eventually capturing it as well.

At this point, Rome and Mongolia, each with several client states, were by far the world's leading countries, clashing periodically in areas where they bordered one another. This delayed the discovery of the America's significantly and prevented the disastrous disease outbreaks, allowing the Inca and Mexica (Aztec) Empires to continue existing, with the former, however, experiencing a civil war. Both empires expanded, assimilating other cultures into their own, and eventually, they had split the America's between them, with the Incas controlling South America (called Inca) and the Mexicas controlling North America (called Mexica). Once the continents were finally discovered by the Old World, the strength of the Amerindian empires prevented the colonization of vast areas. Nevertheless, the Mongols managed to take over the Pacific Northwest, while Rome captured lands in the northeast. These foreign empires were perceived as a major threat by both the Incas and the Mexicas, leading to a military alliance between the two and a common culture. Antarctica was later colonized by the Incas.
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:iconthearkane:
TheArkane Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I have only one question. How the heck do colonies work in Antarctica? 
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Well, there are only some settlements along the coast, but they control the entire area nonetheless.
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SmokingSnake71 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I see 4 empires
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
Well, the two of them are so closely connected that they can (almost) be considered as one.
I just didn't specify it in the description.
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SmokingSnake71 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
In America Inca and Mexican ?
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Yes.
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:iconfredrikslicer:
fredrikslicer Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
3 questions:

1. How did tengrism avoid becoming extinct?
2. How did the mongols counquer india?
3. What program do you use for your maps?
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
1. Well, it spread out with the empire, and as the empire didn't fall apart as in OTL, the religion continued to exist and was never replaced by Islam or Asian religions.

2. I can't describe that into detail, but in the same way that the Mughal Empire came into existene, I guess.

3. MS Paint.
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:iconfredrikslicer:
fredrikslicer Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
1-2 does kind of imply a massive restructure in how the empire and tengrism works
3 that must be a frustrating tool to use for something like this
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Beastboss Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Is the Roman Church Christian?
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Yes, it is.
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Beastboss Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool :)
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Welcome to Wikia, btw, your article looks interesting :)
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Beastboss Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Which one because I'm writing two on alternate history(Long live the Union, Empire and the Dynasty) or my future(the end of our hope)
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
The one on Future.
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Beastboss Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx :)
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pete8680 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
I like this map! Rome conquered Arabia. No more suicide bombings! (maybe)
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Terrorism also exists outside of the Middle East...
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pete8680 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
uhhmmm u did noticed I typed the word (maybe)
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dantrekfan48 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry about those three comments spamming your messages. ^^;
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:icondaneofscandinavy:
DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Spam? No, it's okay. And thanks for the fave :)
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dantrekfan48 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That'd be a cool movie... 
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menapia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Beautiful map though and my native Ireland gets invaded by Rome. My old history teacher used to joke the Romans reckoned they could take it with one legion but decided not to bother, we had nothing worth stealing.
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menapia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
So there' still an emperor in Rome, no dark age but on the downside there's been no interest or rediscovery of the Greek democratic idea, no Republic of Florence, no Hanseatic League, no Republic of Venice or any tradition of people actually ruling themselves for their own benefit, no legal idea or tradition of civil liberties, once the Roman patricians stamped on the tribunes who protected people's rights the imperial government was pretty much free to do whatever the hell it wanted, sounds like hell.
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Well, wouldn't democracy inevitably become popular at some point? I mean, who doesn't want frredom? But no, this wouldn't be a world I'd like to live in either.
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menapia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014

But brill map all the same


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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Thanks :)
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Arbarano Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Phew! I live in the Roman Empire, no in the Mexican one.

Two mistakes: Oceanus is masculine, so : Oceanus Pacificus Septentrionalis, and so on.
It also should be Lacus Magni Mexicani.

What (or who) is the Mare Marclandicum named after?

Is Australia undiscovered and unconquered?
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Thanks for the corrections, but I have some questions: Should everything beginning with Oceanum be corrected to masculine like that? And what about those beginning with Mare? Also, if it should be Lacus Magni Mexicani, then should it also be Lacus Magni Africani?

Mare Marclandicum is named after Markland (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markland…, which was the Norse' name for an area of Canada. And Australia is both discovered and conquered.
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Arbarano Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Yes about Oceanus. And yes about the Lacus Magni Africani.
Mare is neutral: so the adjectives are to finish with e or um (there are two types of adjectives in Latin). It should be Mare Alascum Septentrionale.

I just read about Markland. As Markland lies north of Vinland, why is the Hudson Bay the Vinlandicus Sinus? One can (or could, before dams were built) go from the St Lawrence to the Hudson Bay with only a short walk between two rivers. (Excuse me if I put the adjectives before the nouns: I only learnt classical Latin, and your map is is Middle Ages Latin.)
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Hmm, perhaps I should make them switch places so it makes more sense. Also, I didn't even know there were different types of Latin, I actually just used Google Translate and Latin Wikipedia when I made this. Thanks for the fave, btw. :)
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Arbarano Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
A hint: never completely trust computer translation. Always ask for someone knowledgeable to check. I assume you are a Dane: simply take a known text, let's say, in French, or Russian, and ask Google to translate it into Danish, just to have a good laugh. Or have it make a round: from Danish to French, to Greek, to Russian, and back to Danish...

Latin has been used during more than two millennia. It couldn't remain unchanged.
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kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Artist
Do the Aztecs and Incas still do human sacrifices there?
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Well, human sacrifices are extreme, so I'd say no.
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kwonphilip Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Hello from Parhe :P
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Carpathia05 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
The map is absolutely beautiful, well done. Two things though: Since the point of divergence is so far back in history i doubt communism would emerge, let alone thrive in east asia. Secondly mega super epic empires that span continents are pretty damn rare. I agree that Rome would be unlikely to expand to the Americas, their navy wasn't spectacular, but the Mongols weren't too big on sailing either so I doubt they would spread south into Indonesia ect.
That's my opinion anyway. I think I've been typing for too long so ill just repeat: beautiful work on the map, well done :)
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DaneOfScandinavy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Thank you, I appreciate both praise and constructive criticism :)

Well, maybe communism doesn't exist, but I think there would be something similar. No, the Mongols weren't the most seafaring people, but had the empire never fallen, a strong navy would eventually be created. Btw, I actually don't think that any of this could've happened, but who knows?
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Carpathia05 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
That's the point of alternate history: Who knows? Well done again, its a great map.
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