I participated in a Telephone Map Game on this site a while back and intended to make a map that combined all of the maps together into one coherent universe, but then I forgot about it until now and decided to just finish it already. I had to change or ignore a few things for the sake of keeping everything consistent, but other than that, I tried to keep as many elements of the original maps as I could.
The approximate PoD is that a United Kingdom of England and France was formed at some point in the medieval period, probably during the Hundred Years' War. Columbus was butterflied away, and a more honest explorer landed in the Americas and brought back much less embellished tales of his "discovery." As a result, Europe ends up focusing on Asia more than the Americas (known as the Hesperias ITTL), with brutal colonialism somewhere between OTL Africa and the OTL Americas imposed on eastern Asia over the next few centuries. China and Japan (known as Cathay and Nihon here) manage to flee to the Hesperias and establish settlements on the west coast, though they stubbornly maintain that they will retake their homelands in the future. Europeans do eventually start colonizing the Hesperias as well, but it's rather slower than OTL, resulting in many more of the Native Hesperians surviving, to the point that the Iroquois are able to briefly establish a massive Native Hesperian confederation covering much of eastern North Hesperia known as the Confederacy of Turtle Island, but it unfortunately ends up falling apart and being forced west thanks to colonists from the Kingdom of Scandica-Norway, which had by now gotten bored of pillaging Asia. The Union of European Communes forms from the United Kingdom of England and France, and though the British Isles eventually manage to break off from the UEC, they're never quite as powerful as they once were. A semi-Cold War of sorts proceeds to break out, with the UEC on one side and pretty much the entire rest of the world on the other, save for some of the UEC's allies like India and Abyssinia. French republicans go into exile in North America, and there are briefly two conflicting French Republics-in-exile, one in *Quebec and one in Louisiana (same name, different origins), before the former is brutally crushed by the North Korea-esque rogue state of Alba Nuadh. The UEC collapses under its own weight in 1999, and the autocratic Russian Empire becomes the absolute global hegemon as the ex-UEC states decline in power and become increasingly impoverished.
In 2020, Russia is still the global hyperpower, though there are some trouble spots, such as the Commune of India (which is still a very *Maoist place), Alba Nuadh (which is growing even worse as time goes on), the Lord's State of Mejico (Aztec-founded rogue state with a syncretic religion combining all the worst aspects of Catholicism and the native religions), and Georgiana (a Cherokee/Calusa-dominated former British colony in North Hesperia that's rising to become a notable anti-Russian regional power, along with the other states in the Nonaligned Pact). Additionally, Russia's nationalistic authoritarianism is growing increasingly unappealing to the populace, and it may just collapse like the old UEC did. Technology is about thirty years behind OTL, and it's still a very racist world, albeit more of the "you don't look like me/worship the same god as me, so I'm going to oppress/kill you now" type- scientific racism was never really a thing in this world.
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