Understanding Alternative Histories: essays on African history as seen in Paradox strategy mods

Interactive Pasts is a website run by the Dutch VALUE Foundation "which focuses on playfully exploring the myriad of ways in which the past and video games are connected", built upon the work of the VALUE project (Videogames and Archaeology at Leiden University).

One of the interns, Jochem “Guthixian” Scheelings, has published a series of essays about history as seen from the lens of Victoria II mods, focusing on Africa. Real African history is examined through alternate history portrayals of Africa as seen in Kaiserreich, The New Order, Cold War Extended, and the Historical Flavor mod. Here they are: