Phew! 140,000~ words, 295 pictures, and a year and a half of writing and we are finally at the end.

To think that I originally envisioned this as map series! :lol:

Thanks to all of my readers for your encouragement and feedback.

I'm going to reread The Space Pirate King, build up a bit of a buffer for it, and then get it launched again- on SV only I'm afraid. It was a difficult decision, but while I will continue to follow TLs over here and post occasionally, for personal reasons I am transitioning my writing away from AH.com.:teary:

Happy New Year, y'all! :)
A superb ending to a superb TL. Congratulations on finishing it!
 
Also they can just invade Burma and “flip” most of Indochina to their side
How involved and competent would the occupation be anyway? And I hope they are sane enough to not use nukes on Indochina since they already had countless examples of radiation poisoning in Japan and the Near East.

No regrets for Russia though, it'll be done upon them what they just did with the ethnic minorities that used to live within their borders.
Free Baltoslavia across the Black Sea
Nobility for all! The Free Commonwealth forever!
 
How big is the Chinese nuclear arsenal if they plan to nuke Russia, its allies, and Drakia at the same time.
From a stategic point of view, they only need to hit Russia and Drakia to achieve their goals, Russia's allies are either militarily weak or Russia's unwilling partners.
 
@Ephraim Ben Raphael firstly congratulations on the completion of such an immense project. It really was a joy reading through it. I did have a question about the aftermath of the Final War, specifically about the artificial ionosphere that Situationist China placed during the height of the Silent War - was it destroyed entirely or did it survive and continue to work after the Fall of Drakia. In a similar vein what does China's current space program look like?
 
How big is the Chinese nuclear arsenal if they plan to nuke Russia, its allies, and Drakia at the same time.
both Drakia and Russia re very weak and depopulated, with a ruined infrastructure, they would only need to hit the few important centers of government and everything will fall.
 
Here's a quote on EBR on the SV thread about Separated at Birth.

"Thank you! Some people are working on the bomb, but so far its taken a backseat to more pressing issues and both Russia and the New Alliance have prioritized getting space bombers back over getting a more powerful bomb to put in them. Currently the only nuclear powers are China and the USA."

So apparently China's facing down it's own version of the 50's Soviet Union; they have more nuclear bombs, but the USA is attempting to oppose them.

also why is there a freedman state in Antartica?
 
I'm curious how quickly the other powers will be able to catch up with nuclear technology. The Second Wave Situationists don't seem keen to share.

The concept of a single nuclear power with the clear willingness to use them is a terrifying concept, even if they're a somewhat benevolent power like China here...
 

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I'm curious how quickly the other powers will be able to catch up with nuclear technology. The Second Wave Situationists don't seem keen to share.

The concept of a single nuclear power with the clear willingness to use them is a terrifying concept, even if they're a somewhat benevolent power like China here...
NOTE: the US also has nukes, but it reminds me of the A4 from AANW but with a clear ideology, and US-La Plata/AFD as India and its CIS
 
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NOTE: the US also has nukes, but it reminds me of the A4 from AANW but with a clear ideology, and US-La Plata/AFD as India and its CIS
Yeah, this is more like it. The USA wouldn't like a war of any form with anybody, as shown with them relenting on New France and Sookobitu's existence. With Burma and India also being dictatorships in all but name, the AfD would be also be totally willing to throw them under the bus if it meant that the two would shut the hell up on China's plans to tackle the Societist problem and bringing back true democracy and Situationism on their lands.

As I've said above, the Chinese wouldn't be stupid enough to ruin what little goodwill it had with the South East Asian AfD with the already well-documented after-effects of nuclear weaponry, and it'll just be more like a Falklands scenario, or so I hope.
 
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Can someone link me to the OTL Congo Sea proposals? I keep seeing them in German Victory scenarios but I can't seem to find any such proposal anywhere.
 
A great conclusion to a great TL.

You've envisioned a harsh world, one that makes me think we got lucky with OTL, in many ways. You've written some very intriguing characters (Klein!), and you've managed to complete a massive project and put that cherry on top with everything in great looking order. Congratulations and thank you.

I greatly enjoyed reading it and while I'm sad to see you go I may have to dig into some of your older projects and follow you on SV.

Also this:
The Islamic State is the country established by the great Mujahideen leader Talal Fellag and is one of the few successful multiparty democracies in Africa. Explicitly described as a “democratic and Islamic state” in its constitution, the mostly Sufi country unifies its inhabitants through a common faith that 75% of them hold, and leaves issues like marriage, divorce, inheritance, halal certification, adoption, and child custody to a system of Sharia courts whose views are orthodox, but nowhere near the attitudes of OTL fundamentalists. These courts have jurisdiction over Muslims, but there is a separate set of religious courts run by the United Free Church of St. Claver (founded by some of the former Bonded House Churches) responsible for Christians, and a small set of secular family law courts to handle citizens of other faiths. This can be a restrictive system for some (particularly Christians and Muslims who don’t belong to the denominations that run the courts), but criminal law is secular, racism and discrimination are banned, and all citizens can vote or run for a seat in the elected Majlis regardless of religion. The Majlis choses the Diwan (who acts as head of state) and runs the country.

Poverty is a severe problem, the changed climate is harsh, Spain is a constant looming threat, but the Islamic State is a beacon of light in an otherwise dark continent.
You just can't resist, can you!
 
I wish you luck on your next projects.

Thank you. :)

It survives? GODDAMNIT

I can only imagine their pain and suffering.

Oh god; does America have atomic weaponry yet?

Not for long, and yes. ;)

Well that was...bleak. although I did really like the ending, it turned out much better than Canon Draka, and if I'm being honest much much better than my own Draka story,

I do love how Societism survived and changed, but yeah. Neither sibling claimed the 21st century in the end, one just managed to barely get their house in order while the other only survived by the skin of their teeth.

I'm glad you enjoyed it! What's your Draka story?

what will the ISOT be?

I posted a teaser earlier in the thread. It's a small town ISOT, a la Grantville, but instead of being a thriving West Virginia coal town it's a dying former California lumber town.

Excellent job! Like I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, what are some scrapped ideas or roads not taken that were mapped out but not utilized in the TL? All the dice rolls make me wonder how different the entire TL would be if things had gone differently, or if it could've ended prematurely.

Thanks! Without going into detail, here's a few;

-I was originally planning to have relations between the US and Britain normalize so that they would end up allies for the World War, but that rapidly stopped making sense so I dropped it
-My original plan for La Plata was to have its history be a rough parallel of the OTL United States (federal democracy, civil war resulting in a more centralized government, conquering the southern frontier, a lot less nice to the Natives than the SaB USA, some racial issues to be ironed out later, etc) as part of a plan to actually have things happen in South America that wouldn't be just US/Europe driven and to subvert some tropes about Latin American countries. Ultimately it didn't really fit, and I didn't like how quickly the scope of the TL was expanding, and I didn't do anything with it.
-The American Civil War could have seen an Anglo-Drakian expeditionary force fighting with the CSA, but the dice said no. It was also possible for the ACW to just not happen at all, or for the CSA to win (temporarily).
-If Britain had won the World War then it would have been followed by a massive civil war in the British Empire between "traditionalist" Drakia and the minority-rule Dominions versus pro-reform Britain and the majority-rule ones. While this would have resulted in an independent Drakia no matter what, it was possible (if Drakia got a Nat 20 and Britain got a Nat 1) for most of the British Empire (including Britain and India) to end up part of Drakia. Think evil Imperial Federalism with the ceremonial capital still in London.
-I was not planning for Rhomania to end up one of the bad guys, it just happened because they got that 20 during the World War and ended up with most of the Balkans. From there the evil neo-Byzantine Empire just kind of happened naturally.
-If the rolls had gone differently the First Draco-American War/Judeo-Arab Revolt could have ended with Drakia losing the entire Middle East. There would have been an independent Judea (with borders referencing Hebrewland in Gomberg's map) and an Arab Union including Iraq and Syria. Jewish/Arab relations would have deteriorated after the war over territorial disputes and memories that the Jews had in fact collaborated with the Empire before rebelling against it, and would have played a roll in the breakdown of American hegemony and the New Order of the Ages.
-Of course America's post-World War hegemony wasn't inevitable at all.
-If things had gone differently the Pact of Blood could have formed as an explicit anti-AfD or anti-Surviving Grand Alliance bloc- in the case of the latter they really would have ended up incorporating non-Societist types opposed to American imperialism (I kept a little of that anyway)
-The Situationists could have won in Britain, or they could have destabilized the regime so much that Susan invited Drakia in to save himself, resulting in Britain being directly incorporated into the Empire
-China was always going to emerge as a major power towards the end of the TL one way or another, I even contemplated a China-led Confederation of East Asia before deciding against it.
-Drakia could have conquered the Pan-Europeans entirely if the dice had given it to them. They would have directly incorporated Italy and established puppet governments in France and Germany- the French one a kingdom under the Legitimist heir to the French throne. Under no circumstances could they have gotten Scandinavia though.
-I did not plan for Centroamerica to be depopulated by Stone Dogs and reincorporated into the USA. The plan was for Centroamerica to become and then remain independent as an example of Manifest Destiny colliding with reality and to subvert a possible "magic United States of Mary Sue" narrative. Then they fumbled.
-There was supposed to be a big international environmentalist movement affiliated with the more moderate Geoist strains (a la OTL environmentalism's relationship to Socialism) emerging post Great Wars that would actually end up in control of as couple of countries post-Final War, but I mostly just forgot to include it. The Dravidian Homeland (which is Ecogeoist and only about as oppressive as OTL Cuba) is part of that.
-I originally had plans to keep the TL going until Drakia's final defeat at the hands of a Macedon-analogue (either China or India, most likely) but in the end I didn't see the point
-I have no idea what I actually would have done if Klein pulled off his coup after winning the First Draco-American War and became America's Ceasar

I didn't have a lot of details for the different routes, just vague notes that I filled in as needed.

So how do you think this version of Drakia would have fared against the Fey from Dystopic Return of Magic if they invaded ITTL late 19th century?

Better than Africa in the original DRM, but probably not as well as the Domination of the Draka in that other TL. Technology isn't as crazy here (although it's still pretty crazy) and geography would be against them.

*laughs in Gaelic irony*
For real though, that is quite the irony to be left holding. A confederation with Scotland and Cornwall with an English satellite state spun off as their own puppet seems like the best solution for all, as I deeply doubt anyone in Dublin wants the English having a say on Irish affairs ever again

Believe it or not, that was entirely unplanned. Britain surviving the Stone Dogs and having a Situationist Revolution (with a tiny monarchist restoration in an independent Manx microstate, but with Britain proper telling the monarchy to shove it) or surviving and ending up part of Drakia were possibilities. Ireland could have been wiped out, suffered badly and then been incorporated into Scandinavia, etc.

The war against the eternal enemy is not over, the Dutch are merely taking time to regroup before a renewed offensive

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Bleak but not as bleak as I was expecting. The world is severely battered and bruised and dealing with scars it may never recover from but still alive at the end of the day. Sad that so many bastards seems to still be kicking about but I guess that's the price that must be paid for avoiding total extinction. Let us hope that China and the Free World do not slip into the evil they hope to destroy and replace one Dragon with another

That really is one of my favorite quotes in fiction, full stop.:cool: On to the next era of history!

And this crazy world enters the next phase of its crazy history...

Anyway, this is a great ending to a great (if often depressing) timeline! It was always pleasant seeing a new update, since it was always hard to predict what would happen in the next chapter.

Thank you!:)

A great ending to a great timeline! I got full-body chills reading the very end of the story!

I'm glad you liked it!

Are Xinjiang and Tibet part of China as PPRs?

Officially they are sovereign states who are both PPRs and have an EU-esque confederal relationship with a single foreign policy.

Great work. Thanks for wrapping it up with this broad overview. I can't help but wonder what that status of the moon is. Are they still focused on survival or have they entered an expansion phase?

Thanks, it seemed like the best way to end things.:) Selene is focused on turning a jerry-rigged, ad-hoc production base capable of barely keeping them alive, into something more regular. This does involve some expansion, but I don't think it's the kind of expansion you mean.

Wow, it's so weird for this series to be over after all this time. What a cast of characters! The ending was hardly a "glorious final victory" on either the geopolitical or the ecological front, but just like in our own world, the only thing to do is to keep on keeping on, doing what one can to improve the conditions of the present to secure the survival of future generations of humanity. The death toll was shocking to read even though the global population was already lower than OTL, so really just having anything resembling a stable world order is an impressive achievement. For that matter, the political reorganization of Africa was good to see after so many decades under the Drakian boot, and although none of the new nations seem like particularly nice places to live, many of them seem like they'll do well enough in the future. Having a moderate "Islamic State" was a nice touch as well! As sad as I am that this is the end, I really enjoyed the journey and you truly did justice to its conclusion. Peace!! 😁✌️

I mean it's nowhere near as old of a series as WMIT or LTTW, but I'm quite flattered.:cool:

Loved the ending and the whole TL overall. It is one of the few I've seen that accumulate enough divergence to actually talk on the climatic and geographic effects of the events described (which I plan to do in my TL should it ever leave its current hiatus), which I'm a big fan of. Some scientifics concepts are a bit twirky and borderline-implausible, but hey, OTL technological developement makes no sense anyways, I feel this is a fact in TL's that is not as exploited as it can be and it has a huge potential. Overall like the TL due to its fluidity and diversity. It introduces a lot of concepts and divergences enough for them to build a coherent world but not so in depth for them to be a burden to the TL's rhythm, which I consider great. Covering 200-ish years in roughly 50 chapters is no easy feat (tried a couple of times), but I'm a fan of such fast-paced relatively-well-detailed TL's, specially when the divergences pile up into a radically different world. Truly one of the most remarkable TL's on the site IMO.

Thank you! I wanted to experiment with alternate routes for scientific research, given how technological progress is weird in the Drakaverse and because it really isn't done enough in TLs (except for occasionally putting in airships or something). Unfortunately science and technology are not my areas of expertise, and I did engage in a little "rule of cool" with things like space guns and no rocketry.

However, I am very pleased to hear that despite these things I seem to have succeeded in crafting "one of the most remarkable TL's on the site". *doffs hat*:biggrin:

Congrats on finishing the timeline. It was a wild ride following this one.

I keep hearing people talk about SV, but I've never checked it out. Might do so in the future.

Danke! I'm glad you enjoyed it. SV is more of a general fiction site of which AH is a small but active section (though less active than here, of course). Bit further to the left than I'd like, but not unfriendly.

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I'm guessing patrolling that region is going to make one almost wish for a nuclear winter ;) .

Anyway, great final chapter. And although I don't want to wish to sound ungrateful: You didn't write a paragraph about Scandinavia, which should be from what I understand one of the more important players by now with it having weathered the Final War and the Stone Dogs better than most.

Also one question: Any ongoig talks about the Republic of Selene rejoining the USA as a State?

Ah, fair point- I did neglect Scandinavia. The United Kingdom of Scandinavia is indeed one of the New Alliance's more important members and one of the most powerful countries in Europe. With the USA and La Plata limited in their ability to project power across the Atlantic, it's Scandinavia who backs up Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, and the Old French part of New France in case Russia were to try something. Stockholm can't match Moscow toe to toe, but it is strong enough to make an invasion too expensive to be worth it.

Selene was never a US State (as another poster pointed out it was run by the AfD jointly) and is interested in close ties with its allies on Earth- not political subordination.

Not a series of words that I ever expected to read.

So they're art-loving neocons? Hmm, is this guy a second-wave situationist?

Think more Trotskism's call for global revolution.

Also, how are the Roma and Yazidis doing? Do they still have a state?

Both groups were targeted by Freedmen and Drakia's enemies once the empire fell- they were accused of collaboration, culpability in the Stone Dogs, etc. The Yazidis did okay as the small Princely State they'd been given was an enclave of Kurdistan and the Kurds (being a former Martial Race) were not inclined to have problems with them, and even let their state keep some political autonomy. The Roma faced ethnic cleansing at the hands of vengeful Hungarians and Rumanians, the survivors of which mostly sought shelter in Rhomania and Russia.

So it finally ends. Drakia may still be alive, but it seems pretty clear that it won't be for much longer. It's nice to see there still being a (relatively) stable world order after the horrors of the Final War. This was a fun ride, and certainly better than the ending of the original Draka.

Not a terribly high bar, given that the original Draka ended with the near extinction of the human race on Earth except for some Congolese pygmies. I'm glad you enjoyed the ride!

In the aftermath of the "Final War" and the subsequent chaos, what is the largest city in the world right now?

I have no idea.:coldsweat:

That's somewhat sad to hear, you seem to generate a lot of cool discussion on this site. Well, It's been a great ride with you here, and I'll definitely keep up with your stuff on Sufficient Velocity. Would it be impolite to ask you to DM me why you feel you can't continue your work on AH.com?

Not at all, shoot me a DM.

You'd figure Africa would look more like Mad Max and Fallout after everything that happened...

To be fair, large parts of it do. About a third of Africa is barely habitable wasteland where there is no government beyond an armed gang, about a fifth is composed of petty dictatorships and walords locked in genocidal warfare, another fifth is controlled by Drakia and the Societist legacy states, another fifth by large authoritarian-but-stable countries, and the rest isn't so bad!

So, is China's plan for the Draka rump straight up nuclear-assisted genocide, or do they have something slightly less brutal in mind?

China's plan is unify the human race at least as far as co-operation on environmental and ecological issues goes. That can be done via friendly diplomacy, via the threat of war, via conventional fighting, or with nuclear weapons. Ideally they would keep the use of atomics to a minimum (Ready to surrender yet? Okay, another bomb. How about now? Alright, give me a minute... now?) as they now grasp the kind of damage they can do.

The people of Drakia are to be liberated- from their government, their ideology, and their culture if necessary.

Is it by any chance located in the OTL location of either Villa las Estrellas or Esperanza Base?

TBH, I'm not sure. Drakia had a base at OTL Esperanza, this would be somewhere else.

That’s a damn shame, loved pretty much every timeline you posted. Congrats on finishing this project, that’s always relief to do

I'll still be around, and you're always welcome to check my projects elsewhere.:)

It really is a relief! A year and a half and I've finished something I'm proud of.:)

I would give this a 9.5 out of ten good work dude.

I'll take it, thank you.:p

Very awesome timeline, mon ami. Thank you for letting me contribute!

Any time, friend! It was a pleasure to work with you.

Will China genocide Drakia?

That's not the plan.

So, the long saga of the battle between the Eagle and the Dragon has finally reached its conclusion. I'm really going to miss following this timeline. :teary:

I'm sure, once I've had a chance to recover, I'll miss writing it.XD

Judging by what's going on in the Free World, it seems like the Final War is not going to be so final after all. Besides China, what other nations have nukes? It's been roughly two decades since the Final War started; I imagine somebody outside of China must have been able to figure it out.

I'm honestly surprised that Drakia managed to survive long enough to see the 21st century. I can't imagine why people would want to still live there though, given that it's only a matter of time before nuclear fire comes raining down from the sky. Are the Drakians still working on any new bioweapons? Obviously, it would be tantamount to suicide if any country outside of Drakia found out, but Drakia’s already on its deathbed. I could see the government justifying their bioweapons program as "if we go down, you're all going down with us". I feel bad for the children of the Drakensis. Their parents have been so fucked up by their childhood and the trauma of losing their empire that I can’t imagine any of their kids are going to experience anything close to a healthy upbringing (though hopefully, things work out better for Achlys's kid).

Drakia would like to quietly work on new bioweapons as a strategic deterrent, but the truth is that it lacks the kind of resources and expertise to do high-level bio-warfare research. It has a couple of nasty things left over, but nothing remotely as powerful as the Stone Dogs, and no real way to create new ones.

What's the post-war relationship between China and the US? Is America jealous about China's status as the world superpower? I feel America would, at least for now, have a good working relationship with China to counterbalance the perilous influence of Russia. @Ephraim Ben Raphael

Polite. The USA is focused on internal matters, and to the degree that it's focused externally it's paying attention to Europe and the Russian sphere (also what's left of Drakia- no one will ever not take them seriously again). Fear and jealousy of China's power is a thing, but it's not currently driving foreign policy.

I seem to recall several cultures will straight up fry and eat termites, no processing needed. Could the same be done with cockroaches?

That's what Thailand does with cockroaches- just fried them in a wok. I'm thinking brown protein powder for westerners who are less willing to eat them when you can see what they are.

Shit.

What's the primary means of electrical generation for most of the post-Final Society world, if any? Has nuclear energy proliferated at all, or does Free China retain a monopoly? (Oak Ridge did make the MSRE, a liquid thorium reactor in 1964 OTL--Free China could could assist the AfD in developing and proliferating such a reactor to provide cheap power without the means to breed practical weapons material.)

Nuclear power is very big in China and the USA (the only other country with nuclear weapons) is investing heavily in that area as well, some other countries are playing catchup. Elsewhere... well, let's say that power shortages are a big problem. Hydroelectric dams were targets during the Final War, a lot of people just don't have access to the resources to make solar work, and there's only so much you can do with wind. Where possible people have rebuilt the dams and many places still use fossil fuels for lack of anything else.

Man, you sure know how to finish a TL!

Thanks, dude!:)

Another great timeline. Thanks, EBR!

My pleasure!

How is Free New Guinea doing? Also are Xinjiang, Tibet and Korea part of China?

Free Papua is under a fairly weak and decentralized government put together by surviving Papuans, it's a democracy but struggles to govern the country. The answer for the other three countries is; it's complicated. I go into more detail earlier in this post.

A superb ending to a superb TL. Congratulations on finishing it!

Thank you!

How big is the Chinese nuclear arsenal if they plan to nuke Russia, its allies, and Drakia at the same time.

They don't, they hope to use their arsenal to force relatively bloodless surrenders (how well that will work...). About 2,500 A-bombs, maybe two dozen thermonuclear bombs.

@Ephraim Ben Raphael firstly congratulations on the completion of such an immense project. It really was a joy reading through it. I did have a question about the aftermath of the Final War, specifically about the artificial ionosphere that Situationist China placed during the height of the Silent War - was it destroyed entirely or did it survive and continue to work after the Fall of Drakia. In a similar vein what does China's current space program look like?

The artificial ionosphere is still there! It is still functional, and is still used by many nations across the political spectrum. China's current space program is much more extensive than their old one, they identified space as one of their areas of strategic weakness during the Final War.

also why is there a freedman state in Antartica?

The Drakians abandoned them there when they pulled out, and they figured out how to survive on their own. It helped that the pullout was so fast their were left with a lot of stuff.

Can someone link me to the OTL Congo Sea proposals? I keep seeing them in German Victory scenarios but I can't seem to find any such proposal anywhere.

It was one part of the proposed Atlantropa project, although it's usually overshadowed by the proposal to dam the Mediterranean.

A great conclusion to a great TL.

You've envisioned a harsh world, one that makes me think we got lucky with OTL, in many ways. You've written some very intriguing characters (Klein!), and you've managed to complete a massive project and put that cherry on top with everything in great looking order. Congratulations and thank you.


I greatly enjoyed reading it and while I'm sad to see you go I may have to dig into some of your older projects and follow you on SV.

Thank you for reading! It really is a pleasure to write something that is as much of a niche interest as this TL and have people like you not only reading along, but giving me great feedback and compliments.:)

Also this:

You just can't resist, can you!

Ha ha! Never.
 

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While this would have resulted in an independent Drakia no matter what, it was possible (if Drakia got a Nat 20 and Britain got a Nat 1) for most of the British Empire (including Britain and India) to end up part of Drakia. Think evil Imperial Federalism with the ceremonial capital still in London
Would Drakia have had a shot at avoiding the disintegration and collapse that occurred in SaB in this scenario, since it basically annexed the Empire, and will likely focus on conquering as much of Asia and the Middle East as possible, eliminating India as a potential rival and probably causing trouble for China if they have a 3000-mile long border with Drakia in Tibet and Indochina.
 
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How would Drakia have turned out if Decker had been able to stay in power? One one hand he would have been better than Kobold & definitely better than Dart but on the other hand he probably would have done some seriously horrible stuff. Not of ideology or fanaticism but rather simple pragmatism and long term planning.
Better than Africa in the original DRM, but probably not as well as the Domination of the Draka in that other TL. Technology isn't as crazy here (although it's still pretty crazy) and geography would be against them.
I'd imagine that the whole world would have done better than the original DRM but it still would have ended up as a horribly dark place.
 
How would Drakia have turned out if Decker had been able to stay in power? One one hand he would have been better than Kobold & definitely better than Dart but on the other hand he probably would have done some seriously horrible stuff. Not of ideology or fanaticism but rather simple pragmatism and long term planning.
On that note, what would a Valois-run Drakia have looked like?
 
Nuclear power is very big in China
China having an analogous hi-tech and ambiguously atompunk reputation OTL Japan had had just been confirmed:

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There had been an informal taboo of sorts in Free China regarding about superweapons - specifically those pertaining to Stone Dogs and Thermonuclear Weaponry. So far, imagery pertaining to those had involved allegory that arouses the observer by unnerving them and disturbing them - and has stood up to be one of the foremost aesthetics in China's vibrant - ly or yet - conflicted pacifist and jingoist movements alike.

I'm relieved that the Free Chinese are perfectly sane this time. Hail SUN WUKONG and Hail the Partnership!

By that, I wonder how has robotics progressed so far in this timeline, considering that they would be incredibly useful for clean-ups of all the toxic areas this accursed world had.
 
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The überDrakia would be a good parallel to Orwell’s Oceania-a super state composed of most of the British Empire except for the New World colonies and maybe Borneo.
In a Brit+CP victory I can see a nonRexist Germany ally with the US to oppose Drakian rule in N. Africa and Britain and even the Geoists and imperial Japan if Russia doesn’t want the Drakia to occupy Persia/Central Asia.
 
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