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Courtesy of u/weresloth268 from Reddit, The Dragon in Shackles: where the Northern Expedition's failure led to the Beiyang Government uniting China, but only as a puppet dancing from Japanese strings.

The author noted that the basemap he used was rather wonky, hence Shanghai being underwater for some reason.
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Following the failure of Chiang Kai-Shek's so-called "Northern Expedition" against the Beiyang government in 1927, the final consolidation of China began as the Guangzhou government came to its knees against the force of the National Pacification Army (Anguojun). The Anguojun was bolstered by Japanese materiel and personnel support that poured in, following several incidents of NRA forces damaging Japanese-owned businesses or attacking Japanese nationals in southern China. The new Tanaka government in Japan was keen to expand Japanese interests and profits in China following the Showa financial crisis, and saw the failing Northern Expedition as an opportunity. Kwantung forces began pressuring Zhang Zuolin in Beijing to allow further Japanese concessions in Manchuria, promising that Japanese forces could be stationed in parts of China until stability was restored. Zhang, desperate to stave off the NRA and the Guominjun, continued to relinquish power and authority to the Japanese while the Anguojun continued the pacification of the south. Wu Peifu and Sun Chuanfang had little choice but to bow to Japanese demands themselves as they were reliant on Fengtian support to maintain their authority. In 1928, Zhang declared the Southern Pacification to be over as Guangzhou fell into Anguojun hands.

However, the Japanese were not finished just yet. The weakened Zhili factions of Wu and Sun were soon pacified by Japanese forces stationed along the Yangtze for "protection of Japanese nationals", and authority in Shandong fell to Japanese hands as Zhang Zongchang caved to Japanese demands. All over China, informal Japanese authority and concessions spread like a virus, infecting and extorting all those who touched it. Zhang could only watch as while the Anguojun continued pacifying the provinces of the west, his authority in his own nation eroded. The Japanese soon reached Zhang's son, fueling his opium addiction and his ambitions as they groomed him to be the next puppet ruler of Beiyang China.

By 1930, most of the country was under the control of the Anguojun or the Japanese, but the Anguojun by this time had become a puppet army of the Japanese that served to carve open new markets and regions for Japanese corporations to exploit. Several border conflicts with the Soviets resulted in the victory of the now-dominant Kwantung army, who made both Manchuria and the steppes of Mongolia their playground. Japanese corporations quickly began buying European investments, either through proper business or slightly more "pressured" exchanges. The British and the French could only watch hopelessly as their long-treasured assets were "sold" to the Japanese, who used new laws favoring them to their advantage. The strength of a united Beiyang China had finally come to the fore, only to be used as a tool for Japanese capitalism.

The year is 1932. Japanese forces have pulled out of much of China, but the scars remain in the form of military missions, exclusive economic investment zones, concessions, and regions of massive Japanese interests. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese have settled all across China, where they now rule as first-class citizens over the native Chinese. European concessions remain, but are meagre or diluted, with the Kunming-Haiphong railway being partially bought by Japanese firms. China is united and has reclaimed its borders, but is but a lapdog of its Japanese masters.

(please show your premium japanese rail membership and passport to board this train. here is a friendly reminder that if your ID card has any stamps indicating dissident activities, you will be placed in the 3rd class carriage. thank you for cooperating with us.)
 
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Courtesy of u/weresloth268 from Reddit, The Dragon in Shackles: where the Northern Expedition's failure led to the Beiyang Government uniting China, but only as a puppet dancing from Japanese strings.

The author noted that the basemap he used was rather wonky, hence Shanghai being underwater for some reason.
xl5058a8yqa61.png

Following the failure of Chiang Kai-Shek's so-called "Northern Expedition" against the Beiyang government in 1927, the final consolidation of China began as the Guangzhou government came to its knees against the force of the National Pacification Army (Anguojun). The Anguojun was bolstered by Japanese materiel and personnel support that poured in, following several incidents of NRA forces damaging Japanese-owned businesses or attacking Japanese nationals in southern China. The new Tanaka government in Japan was keen to expand Japanese interests and profits in China following the Showa financial crisis, and saw the failing Northern Expedition as an opportunity. Kwantung forces began pressuring Zhang Zuolin in Beijing to allow further Japanese concessions in Manchuria, promising that Japanese forces could be stationed in parts of China until stability was restored. Zhang, desperate to stave off the NRA and the Guominjun, continued to relinquish power and authority to the Japanese while the Anguojun continued the pacification of the south. Wu Peifu and Sun Chuanfang had little choice but to bow to Japanese demands themselves as they were reliant on Fengtian support to maintain their authority. In 1928, Zhang declared the Southern Pacification to be over as Guangzhou fell into Anguojun hands.

However, the Japanese were not finished just yet. The weakened Zhili factions of Wu and Sun were soon pacified by Japanese forces stationed along the Yangtze for "protection of Japanese nationals", and authority in Shandong fell to Japanese hands as Zhang Zongchang caved to Japanese demands. All over China, informal Japanese authority and concessions spread like a virus, infecting and extorting all those who touched it. Zhang could only watch as while the Anguojun continued pacifying the provinces of the west, his authority in his own nation eroded. The Japanese soon reached Zhang's son, fueling his opium addiction and his ambitions as they groomed him to be the next puppet ruler of Beiyang China.

By 1930, most of the country was under the control of the Anguojun or the Japanese, but the Anguojun by this time had become a puppet army of the Japanese that served to carve open new markets and regions for Japanese corporations to exploit. Several border conflicts with the Soviets resulted in the victory of the now-dominant Kwantung army, who made both Manchuria and the steppes of Mongolia their playground. Japanese corporations quickly began buying European investments, either through proper business or slightly more "pressured" exchanges. The British and the French could only watch hopelessly as their long-treasured assets were "sold" to the Japanese, who used new laws favoring them to their advantage. The strength of a united Beiyang China had finally come to the fore, only to be used as a tool for Japanese capitalism.

The year is 1932. Japanese forces have pulled out of much of China, but the scars remain in the form of military missions, exclusive economic investment zones, concessions, and regions of massive Japanese interests. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese have settled all across China, where they now rule as first-class citizens over the native Chinese. European concessions remain, but are meagre or diluted, with the Kunming-Haiphong railway being partially bought by Japanese firms. China is united and has reclaimed its borders, but is but a lapdog of its Japanese masters.

(please show your premium japanese rail membership and passport to board this train. here is a friendly reminder that if your ID card has any stamps indicating dissident activities, you will be placed in the 3rd class carraige. thank you for cooperating with us.)
Makes you wonder how ww2 would pan out ittl.
 
Courtesy of u/weresloth268 from Reddit, The Dragon in Shackles: where the Northern Expedition's failure led to the Beiyang Government uniting China, but only as a puppet dancing from Japanese strings.

The author noted that the basemap he used was rather wonky, hence Shanghai being underwater for some reason.
xl5058a8yqa61.png

Following the failure of Chiang Kai-Shek's so-called "Northern Expedition" against the Beiyang government in 1927, the final consolidation of China began as the Guangzhou government came to its knees against the force of the National Pacification Army (Anguojun). The Anguojun was bolstered by Japanese materiel and personnel support that poured in, following several incidents of NRA forces damaging Japanese-owned businesses or attacking Japanese nationals in southern China. The new Tanaka government in Japan was keen to expand Japanese interests and profits in China following the Showa financial crisis, and saw the failing Northern Expedition as an opportunity. Kwantung forces began pressuring Zhang Zuolin in Beijing to allow further Japanese concessions in Manchuria, promising that Japanese forces could be stationed in parts of China until stability was restored. Zhang, desperate to stave off the NRA and the Guominjun, continued to relinquish power and authority to the Japanese while the Anguojun continued the pacification of the south. Wu Peifu and Sun Chuanfang had little choice but to bow to Japanese demands themselves as they were reliant on Fengtian support to maintain their authority. In 1928, Zhang declared the Southern Pacification to be over as Guangzhou fell into Anguojun hands.

However, the Japanese were not finished just yet. The weakened Zhili factions of Wu and Sun were soon pacified by Japanese forces stationed along the Yangtze for "protection of Japanese nationals", and authority in Shandong fell to Japanese hands as Zhang Zongchang caved to Japanese demands. All over China, informal Japanese authority and concessions spread like a virus, infecting and extorting all those who touched it. Zhang could only watch as while the Anguojun continued pacifying the provinces of the west, his authority in his own nation eroded. The Japanese soon reached Zhang's son, fueling his opium addiction and his ambitions as they groomed him to be the next puppet ruler of Beiyang China.

By 1930, most of the country was under the control of the Anguojun or the Japanese, but the Anguojun by this time had become a puppet army of the Japanese that served to carve open new markets and regions for Japanese corporations to exploit. Several border conflicts with the Soviets resulted in the victory of the now-dominant Kwantung army, who made both Manchuria and the steppes of Mongolia their playground. Japanese corporations quickly began buying European investments, either through proper business or slightly more "pressured" exchanges. The British and the French could only watch hopelessly as their long-treasured assets were "sold" to the Japanese, who used new laws favoring them to their advantage. The strength of a united Beiyang China had finally come to the fore, only to be used as a tool for Japanese capitalism.

The year is 1932. Japanese forces have pulled out of much of China, but the scars remain in the form of military missions, exclusive economic investment zones, concessions, and regions of massive Japanese interests. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese have settled all across China, where they now rule as first-class citizens over the native Chinese. European concessions remain, but are meagre or diluted, with the Kunming-Haiphong railway being partially bought by Japanese firms. China is united and has reclaimed its borders, but is but a lapdog of its Japanese masters.

(please show your premium japanese rail membership and passport to board this train. here is a friendly reminder that if your ID card has any stamps indicating dissident activities, you will be placed in the 3rd class carraige. thank you for cooperating with us.)
Nice scenario.
 
No real context, this came out of me doing a RNG-based map game. You know, randomness can produce some weird shit, couldn't explain how the hell an anarchist and a communist faction, which were residual, ended up conquering almost the entire continent.
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Makes you wonder how ww2 would pan out ittl.
Well, with China already in their pocket, Japan either won't start the pacific front, or they'll win it.

And I'm sure they think those European leased cities in south china would be much better off as Japanese concessions.

Seeing as they've just beaten the Soviets and gotten what they wanted from them, I doubt there's any interest in a Soviet-Japanese war, so they won't help Germany over in Europe directly.
 
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The Red Order, Last Days of Eurasia. Similar to Fuhereich, this is a DBWI of 'What if the Allies won the Second World War'. To make a long story short, The 2 Divergence or that John Nance Garnerwins the 1932 Election, and Hitler being assassinated in 1936. Himler would take charge in a power struggle. Himmler would have massive distrust over both his Allies of Italy and Japan as well as his personal ones. Topple that with the US being more prepared and the Soviets industrialization succeeding. The British would fend off any German invasion in 1941 as well as the German invasion of the Soviet Union failing. Germany and Italy would both collapse to Allied Invasion in 1945. Meanwhile, the Japanese would continue to lose battle after battle. The US would soon launch 5 Nuclear attacks on japan, causing the Government and its Army to collapses. What remains of them surrender to the US who would occupy its Major Cities down south.

In China, its civil war would restart, however with the Soviets refusing to give Manchuria to the Communist, they would be crushed by the Nationalists. In Europe, Germany is split into 3, which angered the British. With the US and USSR forcing Britain and the Dutch to give up Indonesia and India. With the USSR also backing the Vietnamese rebels, The French, British, and Dutch all left their alliance with the US. They would form an imperial Alliance between themselves, their puppets, as well as the British dominions.

By 1962, the world is split into 3, as a Cold War rage on and the threat of Nuclear War, which has only increase with the Bermuda Missile Crisis as the British placed Nuclear Weapons on the islands.
 
It's been several months, but here's another map from my 16th-century timeline:

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Henry VIII is dead, slain at Oxford. In his place, Richard de la Pole has seized the throne, whilst Catherine of Aragon flees across the Narrow Sea into a life of exile and piracy in Calais. Meanwhile, the Most Christian King of France, Francis I, prepares to dislodge the Tudor Exilarchate and thereby pave the way for an invasion of the Netherlands. In the Holy Roman Empire, Archduke Ferdinand manages to soothe the confessional tempers at the Diet of Speyer, promising that imperial reform is coming, Charles V being furious with Pope Clement over the latter's alliance with the French and scheming at wresting Naples from the Habsburgs. And in Hungary, Mary von Habsburg is desperately trying to restore at least some form of royal authority as rumours of an Ottoman invasion begin to flow in from Constantinople...
 
It's been several months, but here's another map from my 16th-century timeline:

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Henry VIII is dead, slain at Oxford. In his place, Richard de la Pole has seized the throne, whilst Catherine of Aragon flees across the Narrow Sea into a life of exile and piracy in Calais. Meanwhile, the Most Christian King of France, Francis I, prepares to dislodge the Tudor Exilarchate and thereby pave the way for an invasion of the Netherlands. In the Holy Roman Empire, Archduke Ferdinand manages to soothe the confessional tempers at the Diet of Speyer, promising that imperial reform is coming, Charles V being furious with Pope Clement over the latter's alliance with the French and scheming at wresting Naples from the Habsburgs. And in Hungary, Mary von Habsburg is desperately trying to restore at least some form of royal authority as rumours of an Ottoman invasion begin to flow in from Constantinople...
Amazing quality! I can see the time was well spent.
 
Another rather implausible scenario from me: In 1866, the Austrians managed to stall long enough that Napoleon III realized that Prussia was too dangerous and intervened on behalf of Austria. In the aftermath, a stronger German Confederation emerged under the undisputed leadership of Austria while Prussia got punished heavily and kicked out. With French prestige intact, the Scramble for Africa didn't become as fierce as in OTL and many African states managed to maintain their independence. Meanwhile, on the Western Hemisphere, the escalating Fenian raids eventually culminated in the Anglo-American War of 1871. Aside from the secession of New England, Britain also annexed a big part of American territories and firmly established herself in the Pacific coast. The arms race following the war prompted Britain to support the Tokugawa Shogunate to industrialize and become another ally to encircle the US. A more successful modernizing case would be the Ottomans. Thanks to the Balkan being stabilized after an agreement with Austria and the flow of French capital withdrawn from the Russian market, the Sick Man of Europe managed to get back on their feet and even expand into inland Arabia and Africa. Less fortunate than Japan and Turkey but still much luckier than their OTL counterpart, the Qing managed to reform better under the directions of Prince Gong now that Cixi died naturally in the early 1870s, though the frontier vassals were becoming increasingly disobedient. However, fearing the chance to topple their foreign overlords might pass, the secret society Tiandihui decided to test their luck, thus the Hongmen Rebellion started and the whole world held their breath.

Disclaimer: The borders of the USA, West Africa and South Africa are not mine. I borrowed almost completely from other maps but I'm not sure whose those are.

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Crossposting the latest map from my TL, A Horn of Bronze.
Below is a map of North Fusania in 1205 including both Wayam and the many smaller states in the region which remain independent. The Wayamese are by far the largest and most powerful state in North Fusania yet function as more of a tight-knit confederation, hence the five provinces of Wayam which are depicted on the map. These provinces have subjugated many bordering areas to their rule to varying degrees. Most other states portrayed on this map are city-states, with only a few being anything greater. Borders as portrayed on the map would be like an in-universe reconstruction of this era rather than defined fact.
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