Italy still speaks a Latin language and considers itself the cultural heir of Rome, OTOH. (The fall of Rome doesn't seem to have changed Italian genetics that much, either.)That's probably what the Romans or the Goths thought about themselves, and where are they now? Nothing in this world lasts forever
The first image is legible enough to make out some states.
The rightmost one looks like the AI put some meme faces on there and then deep fried it. It's like an actual dank meme map
So? That'd be interesting to see the next 1-2 rounds of the cycle even if you're moving into 100% OC cultures.And after 5000 AD cultures would be so different that I'd be just making them up from scratch. That wouldn't be that interesting imho.
I like the flag a lot! It is very inventive. Normally, I'd say that flags like this have too many colors, but I think it works quite well. I congratulate you for making an Alaskan flag that doesn't use any stars.The Imperial State of AlakesikeAccording to Chevigny's book on Russian Alaska, among the famous candidates to sell Alaska - the famous ones being America, Britain and Lichtenstein - an unlikely candidate - Qing China was discussed as well. For reasons unclarified, both St. Petersburg and Beijing rejected this idea, though the Russian Ambassador in Beijing is shrewdly remembered having pointed out that the Chinese had more than enough money to buy Alaska for the offered price. What if the sale of Alaska to China happened in 1867?
What if Alaska was sold to Qing China?
For the next 3 decades or so, Qing China attempts to make Alakesike a new loyal frontier, warily aware of the fact of its waning popularity among the Chinese population. Families of loyalists and famous generals who had remained loyal to the Empire throughout the conflicts of the 19th century were given land to settle down in Alakesike - the Chinese transliteration of the Russian word Alaska. This was moderately successful and the commercial rights that China gave Russia ensured that Russians continued to have a presence in the region. Skillfully perhaps, the Chinese defended Alaska successfully from a Japanese landing attempt during the 1st Sino-Japanese War, and in the Boxer Rebellion, the Imperial Province remained neutral in the conflict, sparing it from invasion from the Canadian border, where a few thousand Canadian-British troops had been seen massing. In 1910-11, as the Qing Monarchy was toppled in mainland China the Dynasty fled to Alakesike, which remained loyal to the Dynasty. Claiming to be the rightful government of China, the province declared itself the continuation of Qing China, and welcomed royalist immigrants from China. In 1923, painfully aware of growing British and American interests in the country, and having very less manpower to resist, the nation opened its doors to all White Russian immigrants from the Far East. Already having a sizeable Russian minority, the Russian population boomed in Alakesike. In 1936, after the death of Emperor Puyi and the enthronement of his infant son as Emperor, the new government of Alakesike negotiated a final peace with the Republic of China, with the ROC and Alakesike recognizing Alakesian Independence in return for Alakesike recognizing ROC as the government of mainland China. In 1937 when the Japanese invaded China, Alakesike, despite not being a belligerent nation, did send all the supplies it could to the ROC and sent around ~5000 volunteers to fight in China with the Alakesian Expeditionary Legion to the Old Lands (AELOL). The nation's involvement in the Second Sino-Japanese War and subsequently WW2 as an Allied Power transformed the nation economically, from a backwater province to a growing economic hub in the north. This was continued in the Cold War - as Alakesike remained neutral between the Second and First Worlds, tactfully balancing Soviet and American influence and receiving heaps of investment from both (and from the PRC and ROC). By modern day, it is a tax-haven in the north, and a very prosperous nation.
Thoughts and comments?
Predicting what will be the demographics at the end of the 21st century is meaningless. The UN lowers forecasts every year. The peak of the human population is shifting to an earlier date each time.I admit I don't know trends in Russian demographics, so what's Russia gonna be?