I love the Carolinian Empire so much. It's an absolute fever dream that helps bring some levity to balance out the horrors of the RU.
Exactly its purpose. lol
Sorry if I am nitpicky, but you already made a Heart of Darkness reference in Vol I, in the Spiritual marxism chapter. I don't know if you know it or not, so I thought maybe you forgot about it and were unknowingly repeating it again. If you already know it, then I haven't said anything.
I was aware. The mention in Vol I can be assumed to be the start of Africa being called the "Heart of Darkness" ITTL. I figured the Carolinians would be especially fond of the term, given their racial stance on things.