A crack-ish TL based around the idea I had of an absolutist Queen Victoria that exploded out of proportion as infoboxes and became a TL when I decided to make a map of it
I wanted to add some different names to the family (like the Euphemia and Cedric), and was between it and "Leonhart" (which I decided was a bit too tacky in the end)Fascinating stuff!
I would like to hear more about the First Great War
Though I will say I'm not 100% sold on the Imperial family using the name "Leonard"
Of course, here it goes:You've already touched on Oregon, but could you explain more about the different North American nations what government systems they use?
Also, how did France come to be divided and what states are those?
1: Which part, this is a world map after all and the pod was roughly in the early 19th century, so...This looks very interesting. I love the borders in Africa and Asia, and the fact that even with a late POD you manage to greatly change the borders of Western Europe is nice.
How did this all happen? What's up with Asia? When and how did France Break (I assume Germany is to blame)? Were Serbia, Bosnia, and Montenegro ever united? If Yugoslavism was anywhere near as popular as IOTL, I'd assume yes unless foreign powers prevented it. Did Italy just never fully unite? Is that Lombardy-Venetia looking country in the Austrian sphere?
1: Which part, this is a world map after all and the pod was roughly in the early 19th century, so...
2: Again, which part of it? Although you could sum up what's up with Asia as "too much"
No problem (and yes, a lot has changed in comparison to OTL), I actually like questioning and commenting, since It makes me have a hard proof that people are interested in what I'm doing1: was more of a general "wow, a lot has changed, can't wait to learn more, TTL seems interesting" sort of statement. Sorry for any confusion.
2: Honestly, I'd like to find out a lot, though I assume you'll eventually get to it. Balkanized China looks fun. Arabia looks more interesting than IOTL. Are those Al Hassa, a Hashemite Hejaz, and an independent Asir? Finally, is that salmon glob in India a Raj remnant? Like, is that still British/Albionic?
[edit: thanks for all the answers of course]
I will admit my personal reasoning was because I though it was cool, my in universe explanation is something in the lines of "Victoria and the government decide it would be a good idea to have some more problematic colonies, like Oregon or the three largest Indian ones (the Raj was dismantled in 1877 and while the empress herself had a good popularity since her tour, most Indians were still distrustful of the Albish government, so her sons, which had accompanied her in the tour like most of her children, seemed as a good bet to help sooth that distrust since they would be seen as being representatives of their mother and not of Albion herself), have rulers that would be considered more "local", with the position of kings being visioned as something of "hereditary viceroys", with the kingdoms being basically dominions that are ruled by hereditary monarchs, all of whom are "vassal" to the Imperial Crown. After the first four it became something of a tradition for members of the royal family (originally children and grandchildren of Victoria, but in later generations mostly children of monarchs), with most of the subsequent kingdoms either being other parts of India (Lower Burma and Punjab, both of whom were given in the reign of Victoria) or relatively minor parts of the empire (reason why most of the following kingdoms were either in the Caribbean or Pacific)".A more general question: why did Albion decide to turn its colonies into independent monarchies under different branches of the family rather than establishing an empire entirely under Victoria?