Kingdom of Spirus eh?The House of Komnenos, Like a Phoenix From the Ashes.: An Eastern Roman Timeline. This is a rough map of the political situation in the timeline. None of this is finalized though, and this was something I did when I first started making maps. What do you guys think of this? Any tips. My timeline essentially involves a Komnenian led restoration of the Eastern Roman Empire from Trebizond.
Sounds good to me. This may be of use,You're right about the need for messier borders, I'll try to fix that. Exclaves. hmmmm. That's not something you see a lot in ATLs, but they will be much more common ITTL anyway so why not a few here. Probably mostly or only by the coast. Maybe Fort Ross as a Russian exclave. As for Britain, this is far from a fully planned/fleshed out TL, but I don't see their navy being destroyed or substantially weakened during the war, and if I go with an early loss of Hanover, then there ends up being an even larger connection with/emphasis on the ITTL already more coastally focused colonies, so I'd expect a continued powerful naval presence, so I think that at least some land in the OTL Oregon country (which means southern BC to Oregon, so a lot of leeway within that for diffwill be British (I'll go with southern Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea coast as their early landing points and center of settlement). I think that a longer-lived Spanish empire might actually push north a fair bit along the coast into OTL Oregon state. I'm not sure about Anglo Oregonese exclaves though.
Sounds good to me. This may be of use,View attachment 522819, its from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_expeditions_to_the_Pacific_Northwest
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I'm sure there are sites regarding Russia in that area as well
Cyber warfare was beginning to expand internationally after the Jamahirya’s takeover of Egypt and Tunisia, and in 2018 a worldwide cyberwar broke out between the United States, Russia and China, devastating the economies of those countries (but not collapsing them entirely). As the rest of the world was in chaos, the Jamahirya thrived, and it’s economy boomed from a stream of educated refugees from Europe. In 2019, the nation invaded Israel and Palestine, easily storming through them with its superior firewalls and hacking capabilities. The war ended when the Jamahiryans hacked a nuclear submarine and threatened to use it against the two enemies.
There were plans to go invade Chad to regain the Auzou strip, but Colonel Gaddafi died today on February 11th in his sleep. He has not picked a successor, but time will tell what will happen to the nation which invented the newest and possibly most dangerous form of warfare in history.
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The United States really did try hard to bring Gaddafi down, but just like what happened with Castro, it did not turn out and the Colonel was a lucky guy, survivng a total of 9 assassination attempts by the CIA. The United States began to create its own cyber warfare department, but it was nowhere as good as the Jamahirya, or even those of some other countries. The fact that Gaddafi had been inviting all the top hackers from around the world to live in a luxurious hotel complex with unlimited computing assets for nearly 15 years really did not help the US.Interesting idea, I haven't seen that many scenarios with a successful Libyan state, nor one with cyber-warfare as a central focus. Speaking of this scenario, how does the world react to this new precedent? That is, the precedent of cyber-warfare being used to take down nations? Does the US begin funding it's own cyber-warfare unit, and if so, does it try and bring down Gaddafi's regime?
My partner helped me by doing the phonetic spelling of all of these based on these links:
How did West Virginia and Nickajack happen without the Civil War? And what happened to Delaware?
Your California division is just right for the 1800s, so I'm assuming the other border changes aren't random.
Glad to have been of help - don't forget that the Russians had interests on Hawaii as well - possible use as a base for further southward expansion if you need it.Thanks for all of these resources. The map is a really nice and simple way to visualize it and that other list is quite extensive.
In my own research, I found a good map of Russian forts in the region, but apart from Ross and a few on Kauai, IIRC, all of them fall more or less in Alaskas contiguous territory. I think I quite like Nootka, though it is smack dab in the middle of British Oregon's core territory. Maybe I'll go with Bucareli Sound, anything further would be a little bit far to the north for the Spaniards to keep a solid hold on. I think that some of these exclaves might get seized during or after any wars of independence though and also kind of don't entirely like the idea of having exactly one Russian enclave and one Spanish one. I think I might give the Russians another one in California, I'll just find a good place to build a fort (ideally in a bay, on a hill, near the mouth of a river, but really I'm hoping for 2/3 at best) in an area that wasn't heavily settled by the Spanish. Alternatively, I'll give the Spanish one more exclave if I can find a logical place in the list of Spanish named places