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The Cosmic Frankish Empire
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Non Plus Ultra: A World Without America (OOC - SIGN-UP)

Postby The Cosmic Frankish Empire » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:36 am



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Welcome to Non Plus Ultra, a alternate world where the American continents never existed!


The year is 1880.

The world of Non Plus Ultra's biggest difference from our own is its lack of the Americas. The Atlantic and Pacific are one giant hemispheric ocean, referred to as the Great Western Ocean in English, with North and South America being two submerged continental shelves in the middle of the Ocean. Somehow or other (arguably because of the shallowness of the ocean where the Americas would have been) Earth's ocean currents and climate have been affected only minimally.

However, history in Non Plus Ultra has diverged from our own a great deal since Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492 and did not return. Nations have still risen and fallen, Europe has still engaged in a period of discovery and colonisation and the Renaissance has still blossomed into the Industrial Revolution and the Enlightenment. The Reformation still occured. Africa is still staring into the face of European Imperialism, and Asia and Oceania are also staring down European rifle barrels (although the empires of the Near East and Far East have a fighting chance against Europe). The assortment of nations and empires engaging in these events are different from in our timeline, however.

The world is a bit smaller in land area than our own, but just as eventful. Why not roleplay as a nation in this interesting alternate timeline?




Some differences between OTL and this timeline


- Due to there being no transatlantic exchange, the world does not have potatoes, tomatoes or tobacco.

- With two whole continents missing, competition for resources is stronger and shifted to different places. For instance, India is still the world's primary supplier of cotton, and Russia is still the world's primary supplier of fur pelts.


- Technological advancement is still roughly on par with OTL's 1880.

- Due to there being no potatoes, populations in Eurasia above the 35th parallel north tend to be a quarter less than in our timeline.


- Due to there being no potatoes, industrialisation in Europe is more evenly-distributed with regards to north and south. Places like Northern England, Germany and Scandinavia lag behind OTL. France, having a Mediterranean climate in its south and coal reserves in its northeast, is probably the most industrialised place in Europe.


- The Suez Canal was completed and opened a few years ago, but its future is uncertain. It is still controlled by European entrepreneurs, and a crisis may emerge over it as Europe's governments seek to bring the canal into their control or international control.

- East Asia has been and will continue to westernise faster than in OTL.

- The Islamic World remains about the same technologically, and is in a period of decline as a civilization


- Without gold from Latin America and sugar from the Caribbean bringing wealth to Europe, the onslaught of European colonisation across the world has been slower but still steady. Conflicts between Europe and the Far East will not be as one-sided as they were in OTL. Independent sultanates may still be clinging on in Northern India.

- With no distraction to the west, the primary focus of European imperialism has been Africa and Asia. Pieces of India and the Spice Islands are even more valuable colonial possessions than in OTL. Colonial competition is fierce.

- With no Americas, South Africa and Australasia have been the primary areas of European settler colonisation. These regions have pleasant climates and good mineral resources (lots of gold!), and the Cape is situated along Europe's single most important shipping route prior to the construction of the Suez Canal.

Due to Europe not receiving a boost from the Americas, the Ottomans may not have declined as quickly.

- Having in pioneered European colonialism in Asia and not being as heavily undermined by Northwest Europe as in OTL, the Iberians will likely still be a force to be reckoned with on the international stage.

- Without the potato, Russia's rise to power has been slower. It is probably still in the process of colonising Siberia and subduing the Caucasus. Could this be to the benefit of Poland?

- The Hapsburg Empire never reached the heights it did without American gold. Countries like the Netherlands probably broke off with more ease.





Regions of the World


I'm going to set up a region system for nation claims, in which a set amount of land claims can exist within certain regions. It generally won't interfere with much, but there will be some set guidelines.



There are several types of regions -

- White text regions that are not (heartlands) may only have four (4) nations' land claims inside of them

- White text regions that are (heartlands) may have an infinite number of nations' land claims inside of them, but only if they are of that (heartland)'s civilization. The maximum number of claims that are not of that civilization is four (4) nations' land claims.

- Black text regions are undeveloped and ripe for colonisation. A maximum of three (3) non-native nations' land claims can exist inside of them. If a fourth nation attempts to colonise during the RP, it creates a COLONIAL CRISIS in which one of the other colonisers must be expelled from the region if another coloniser is to move in, keeping the number at three.

- Post-colonial nations in black-text regions (an independent Australia or South Africa) are exempt from the above rule, but only in regions at or adjacent to their capital city, otherwise they are treated as colonisers.

- Yellow text regions may have an infinite number of colonising nations' land claims inside of them, but a maximum of three (3) native nations.

The little grey islands in the middle of the ocean (with as Mauritius, Diego Garcia and Cape Verde, among others) are part of no region and you can do what you like with them. Just don't be unreasonable.




Application for Roleplay


Nation Name: (name of the country you are applying as in this roleplay)
Land claims:
Colonies:
Government type and leader:
Primary culture and religion:
Ethnic and religious makeup:
Main rifle: (link me an OTL rifle for convenience)
Population excluding colonies: (use historical records, take away a quarter if north of Crete due to lack of potatoes)
Capital City:
Brief History Since 1492: (where different from OTL)



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[align=left]Nation Name: (name of the country you are applying as in this roleplay)
Land claims:
Colonies:
Government type and leader:
Primary culture and religion:
Ethnic and religious makeup:
Main rifle: (link me an OTL rifle for convenience)
Population excluding colonies: (use historical records, take away a quarter if north of Crete due to lack of potatoes)
Capital City:
Brief History Since 1492: (where different from OTL)[/align]


Reservations of territory apply for 36 hours
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Postby The Cosmic Frankish Empire » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:37 am

MAP CLAIMS



Vrijstaat Limburg - Great Duchy of Baden

Prevnina - Unie van Australië

The Cosmic Frankish Empire - The United Provinces of South Africa


Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States - Holy Roman Empire (in Italy!)

Pivert - Kingdom of The Two Sicilies

New Neros - Hellenic Empire

Caer Bryn - The Muscovian Commonwealth

Greater Liverpool - The Empire of Yugoslavia and Bulgaria


Dentali - Germany








RULES


- The word of the OP is law
- Don't break NS rules
- Be realistic
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Postby Al-Hind Indus » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:25 am

Nation Name: Ottoman Empire
Land claims: Anatolia, South Arabia, Khorasan
Colonies: Horn of Africa
Government type and leader: Here, the Sultan is the absolute ruler who has the right to do what he wills. However, the clergy have a significant control of the empire. The Sultans are chosen from the Ottoman dynasty. Abdulhamid II is the current Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. The Grand Vizier Al-Mutawakkil Al-Somali is of Somali province.
Primary culture and religion: Turkish Muslims
Ethnic and religious makeup: Majority of Anatolians are Turks, the Arab Peninsula contains the Arabs. The Swahiis, Somalis, Ethiopians, Sudanese are inhabitants of the tip of Horn of Africa; Yemeni part has large numbers of Christians and Jews. Muslims form a majority in the Sultanate.
Main rifle: https://goo.gl/images/VWWDtH
Population excluding colonies: 17,388,604
Brief History Since 1492:
Due to no USA, Ottomans have faced serious conflicts with ambitious Europeans. It has become more difficult to keep minorities in control. Greeks, Albanians, Romanians and Armenians have began revolting against the Sublime Porte. The Ottomans have established control over the Tip of Horn of Africa. The internal Arabian deserts to have come under Ottoman rule. Turks have been spread all over in the Empire. Envoys had been sent to many nations to establish relations. France, Germany and Mughals are very close to the Ottoman Empires. British and Portuguese have been instigating rebels.

The governors of Egypt had declared independence earlier, only to be conquered by some other nations.

Most likely to win WW1 and survive for a few more centuries.
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Postby The Cosmic Frankish Empire » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:46 am

AL-Hind Indus wrote:
Nation Name: Islamic Civilization
Land claims: Anatolia
Colonies:Egypt
Government type and leader: Sultanate , Abdulhamid II
Primary culture and religion: Turkish and Islam
Ethnic and religious makeup: Turkish 73%, Arabs and Others 22%,
Muslim 82% and Others 18%
Main rifle: (link me an OTL rifle for convenience)https://goo.gl/images/VWWDtH
Population excluding colonies: (use historical records, take away a quarter if north of Crete due to lack of potatoes)17,388,604
Brief History Since 1492: (where different from OTL)

Most likely to win WW1 and survive for a few more centuries.

Looking at your app and the quality of your post history, I don't feel like accepting you. Sorry.

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Definitely a pretty interesting topic, Imma tag this for now.
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Tag.
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Funding rebels with what, China?
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Postby Streuburg » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:02 am

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Postby The United Artherian Federation » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:04 am

Reserve British homeland.

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Postby Hippie Kiwis » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:12 am

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Postby The Cosmic Frankish Empire » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:24 pm

The United Artherian Federation wrote:Reserve British homeland.

Sure thing, the British Isles are reserved for the 36 hours following your reservation post.

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WIP WIP and more WIP

Postby The United Artherian Federation » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:39 pm

Nation Name: Artherian Empire
Land claims: British Isles
Colonies: South
Government type and leader: Absolute Monarchy
Primary culture and religion: IRL British culture, Christianity
Ethnic and religious makeup:
Main rifle: (link me an OTL rifle for convenience)
Population excluding colonies: (use historical records, take away a quarter if north of Crete due to lack of potatoes): 8,725,000
Brief History Since 1492: (where different from OTL)

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Postby The Cosmic Frankish Empire » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:10 pm

Just a few heads up;

"Nation name" refers to the country you are playing in the RP. For instance "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland", or "The Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland" would be names that would go in that field.

Also, the population of the British isles would be much more than 8 million in 1880. In 1881, the IRL population of England, Wales and Scotland was 29,707,207 and Ireland was at 3.87 million. I don't know how screwed the Irish are under English rule (when land was confiscated from Irish farmers) without potatoes, but the population of the whole isles in 1881 combined with a quarter shaved off from no transatlantic exchange of crops would be 25.18 million.

Furthermore, why do you have no colonies? Britain was one of the biggest colonisers IRL, and even with no Americas Britain should have some impressive holdings. You realise resources from Britain's colonial empire flowing into the home islands combined with a period of peace and prosperity helped start the industrial revolution there, right?

Did you actually read the OP? Out of curiosity.
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Postby The United Artherian Federation » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:12 pm

The Cosmic Frankish Empire wrote:Just a few heads up;

"Nation name" refers to the country you are playing in the RP. For instance "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland", or "The Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland" would be names that would go in that field.

Also, the population of the British isles would be much more than 8 million in 1880. In 1881, the IRL population of England, Wales and Scotland was 29,707,207 and Ireland was at 3.87 million. I don't know how screwed the Irish are under English rule (when land was confiscated from Irish farmers) without potatoes, but the population of the whole isles in 1881 combined with a quarter shaved off from no transatlantic exchange of crops would be 25.18 million.

Furthermore, why do you have no colonies? Britain was one of the biggest colonisers IRL, and even with no Americas Britain should have some impressive holdings. You realise resources from Britain's colonial empire flowing into the home islands combined with a period of piece and prosperity helped start the industrial revolution there, right?

Did you actually read the OP? Out of curiosity.

I did, if you notice it says WIP.

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Postby The Cosmic Frankish Empire » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:11 pm

I'm going to reserve the cape and coastal Namibia.

Hey Artheria, would you mind if I played as a former English colonial nation (like the United States) that broke off over the British monarchy forcing them to pay ship money without representation in parliament?

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Postby Khasinkonia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:30 pm

Reserve Great Qing, North Vietnam, North Korea, Kachin, and Shan, if you would be so kind.
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Postby The Cosmic Frankish Empire » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:49 pm

Khasinkonia wrote:Reserve Great Qing, North Vietnam, North Korea, Kachin, and Shan, if you would be so kind.

Sounds like a big Empire. If you don't mind, I'll have Iittle coastal provinces in China like Macau, Dailan and Haikou be open to colonisers before you write your app. Shouldn't affect you too much aside from trade ports. Get in quick!
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Postby The United Artherian Federation » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:34 pm

The Cosmic Frankish Empire wrote:I'm going to reserve the cape and coastal Namibia.

Hey Artheria, would you mind if I played as a former English colonial nation (like the United States) that broke off over the British monarchy forcing them to pay ship money without representation in parliament?

Not at all.

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Postby Khasinkonia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:42 pm

The Cosmic Frankish Empire wrote:
Khasinkonia wrote:Reserve Great Qing, North Vietnam, North Korea, Kachin, and Shan, if you would be so kind.

Sounds like a big Empire. If you don't mind, I'll have Iittle coastal provinces in China like Macau, Dailan and Haikou be open to colonisers before you write your app. Shouldn't affect you too much aside from trade ports. Get in quick!

How about Macau, Hong Kong, Dalian, and Qingdao? That way there’s four cities. My plan is to have China begin to empire again after seeing more Europeans instead of rejecting them. When I put together a history it’ll make more sense.
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Postby The Cosmic Frankish Empire » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:20 pm

Khasinkonia wrote:
The Cosmic Frankish Empire wrote:Sounds like a big Empire. If you don't mind, I'll have Iittle coastal provinces in China like Macau, Dailan and Haikou be open to colonisers before you write your app. Shouldn't affect you too much aside from trade ports. Get in quick!

How about Macau, Hong Kong, Dalian, and Qingdao? That way there’s four cities. My plan is to have China begin to empire again after seeing more Europeans instead of rejecting them. When I put together a history it’ll make more sense.

Actually yeah, that sounds good.

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Postby Prevnina » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:09 am

Could I reserve Australia & New Zealand?

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Postby The Cosmic Frankish Empire » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:09 am

Prevnina wrote:Could I reserve Australia & New Zealand?

Sure thing.

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Postby Prevnina » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:33 am

Nation Name: Unie van Australië
Land claims: Australia, Norfolk Island, New Zealand
Colonies: Hartogsland, Leroux Land, Nieuw Vlaanderen, Noordland, Nieuw Gelderland, Oostland, Nieuw Limburg, Pietersland (Norfolk Island), Nieuw Friesland & Nieuw Opsterland
Government type and leader: The Union of Australia is a confederation of colonies, not yet officially joined into one federal state (but working on it). The current leader is Eerste-Gouverneur Jacop van Alst, the Eerste-Gouverneur is elected by the colonies Gouverneurs every 6 years.
Primary culture and religion: Dutch Protestants
Ethnic and religious makeup: Majority Aboriginal populations in Leroux Land, Noordland & Nieuw Vlaanderen, substantial Maori minority in Nieuw Friesland & Nieuw Opsterland. There are also a lot of non-Dutch European settlers, although they tend to assimilate after a few years. Otherwise, Dutch Protestants.
Main rifle: Krag–Jørgensen 1889 Carbine
Population: Total population ~5,000,000
Brief History Since 1492: Due to there not being any Americas, the Dutch after getting their independence from the Habsburg Empire focused on the east, instead of colonising parts of New England & the Caribbean they settled Australia & New Zealand, which they were the first Europeans to discover in both timelines, and also conquered places like Java and Ceylon.
For most of their history the Australian colonies were second-fiddle to the much more profitable trade colonies, there wasn't really anything useful about Australia other than being able to say they had it, and there was never very much investment into their development. Still, over time less-picky immigrants and unwilling convicts would tame much of the wilderness and bring civilisation to the isles. The reaction of the natives varied by tribe, in some areas allying and intermarrying with the Dutch, in others massacring them, but in any case they would slowly but surely be deposessed.
By the year 1800, the coasts of Australië & Nieuw Zeeland were well settled, farmsteads and small villages mostly as one got further inland, but also some good sized port towns. The interiors, bush, hills and desert were constantly being explored in search of good land or gold.
Everything changed after they found them.
Gold was discovered almost simultaneously at several locations in both Australië and Nieuw Zeeland, in practically every colony hordes of prospectors, miners, prostitutes and other migrants began to pour in to make their fortunes. This gold rush has seen mining towns pop up (and close down), and the population skyrocket. An attempt by the Dutch government to force miners to pay a fee to acquire a mining license,
as well as to take a tithe of any gold discovered, angered the miners, and a riot turned into open rebellion at Eureka in Nieuw Gelderland in 1854.
The fighting spread, with Dutch troops fighting local militias, and native tribes being a general nuisance to both factions. After four years of sporadic warfare the Australians were victorious, with the help of other European states eager to pull one over on the Dutch. The Dutch were forced back to Java, and the Union of Australia (Unie van Australië) was recognised as an independent nation.
The Australian War of Independence ended ten years ago, and fortune seekers still pour into the country (at a higher rate than OTL, with no America to cut the potential supply of immigrants), a fledgeling inter-colony government has been working up a constitution for a the transformation of the union into a federal state, native troubles occur occasionally, a five-starred flag flies and a watchful Australia casts it's eyes northwards, to Java and a possible attempt to reclaim their rebel colonies.
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Postby The Cosmic Frankish Empire » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:37 am

Prevnina wrote:
Nation Name: Unie van Australië
Land claims: Australia, Norfolk Island, New Zealand
Colonies: Hartogsland, Leroux Land, Nieuw Vlaanderen, Noordland, Nieuw Gelderland, Oostland, Nieuw Limburg, Pietersland (Norfolk Island), Nieuw Friesland & Nieuw Opsterland
Government type and leader: The Union of Australia is a confederation of colonies, not yet officially joined into one federal state (but working on it). The current leader is Eerste-Gouverneur Jacop van Alst, the Eerste-Gouverneur is elected by the colonies Gouverneurs every 6 years.
Primary culture and religion: Dutch Protestants
Ethnic and religious makeup: Majority Aboriginal populations in Leroux Land, Noordland & Nieuw Vlaanderen, substantial Maori minority in Nieuw Friesland & Nieuw Opsterland. There are also a lot of non-Dutch European settlers, although they tend to assimilate after a few years. Otherwise, Dutch Protestants.
Main rifle: Krag–Jørgensen 1889 Carbine
Population: Total population ~2,000,000
Brief History Since 1492: Due to there not being any Americas, the Dutch after getting their independence from the Habsburg Empire focused on the east, instead of colonising parts of New England & the Caribbean they settled Australia & New Zealand, which they were the first Europeans to discover in both timelines, and also conquered places like Java and Ceylon.
For most of their history the Australian colonies were second-fiddle to the much more profitable trade colonies, there wasn't really anything useful about Australia other than being able to say they had it, and there was never very much investment into their development. Still, over time less-picky immigrants and unwilling convicts would tame much of the wilderness and bring civilisation to the isles. The reaction of the natives varied by tribe, in some areas allying and intermarrying with the Dutch, in others massacring them, but in any case they would slowly but surely be deposessed.
By the year 1800, the coasts of Australië & Nieuw Zeeland were well settled, farmsteads and small villages mostly as one got further inland, but also some good sized port towns. The interiors, bush, hills and desert were constantly being explored in search of good land or gold.
Everything changed after they found them.
Gold was discovered almost simultaneously at several locations in both Australië and Nieuw Zeeland, in practically every colony hordes of prospectors, miners, prostitutes and other migrants began to pour in to make their fortunes. This gold rush has seen mining towns pop up (and close down), and the population skyrocket. An attempt by the Dutch government to force miners to pay a fee to acquire a mining license,
as well as to take a tithe of any gold discovered, angered the miners, and a riot turned into open rebellion at Eureka in Nieuw Gelderland in 1854.
The fighting spread, with Dutch troops fighting local militias, and native tribes being a general nuisance to both factions. After four years of sporadic warfare the Australians were victorious, with the help of other European states eager to pull one over on the Dutch. The Dutch were forced back to Java, and the Union of Australia (Unie van Australië) was recognised as an independent nation.
The Australian War of Independence ended ten years ago, and fortune seekers still pour into the country (at a higher rate than OTL, with no America to cut the potential supply of immigrants), a fledgeling inter-colony government has been working up a constitution for a the transformation of the union into a federal state, native troubles occur occasionally, a five-starred flag flies and a watchful Australia casts it's eyes northwards, to Java and a possible attempt to reclaim their rebel colonies.

Awesome app. Accepted. Although, honestly, you should probably consider upping the population in your app to 5 million or so if that's okay with you. Australia not including New Zealand in OTL had by 1880 already breached the 2 million mark (just), and you have no Americas to deflect immigrants and (I assume) earlier Dutch settlement due to Australia being more relevant you can probably afford to have more people.

I look forward to seeing such a young nation make a place for itself on the world stage.
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Postby Dragos Bee » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:42 am

Is the Philippines and North Borneo open?
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