Zauberfloete Hall of Cartography or the Hall of Z

Another Reich - Map 2.3 – Commonwealth of Nations

  • Series 2 – Another Reich
    Map 2.3 – Commonwealth of Nations


    A short summary of the Commonwealth of Nations plus the Empire of Japan and the Commonwealth corridore-sanitaire (occupation zone) in New England. The Commonwealth of Nations is this timeline EU analogue and the most powerful organisation on the planet.
     
    Another Reich - Infobox 2.3 – Corriere del Mattino Frontpage

  • Series 2 – Another Reich
    Infobox 2.3 – Corriere del Mattino frontpage

    Continuing with the second series - Another Reich. Here is the English frontpage of the Corriere del Mattino. A newspaper in the fascist Kingdom of Italy. As is natural with totalitarian authoritarian regimes all the praises, stories and headlines are more and ... more lies and fake news. So for example the headlines of victories and casualties in Italian Libya are just a smoke screen for defeat and heavy losses.

    Note: Disclaimer – This is a work of fiction and does not represent the authors political views.
     
    Another Reich - Map 2.4 – Comintern
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    Series 2 – Another Reich
    Map 2.4 – Comintern


    A short summary of the Comintern plus the Nordic Social Democratic Council (an umbrella organisation for all Scandinavian nations - sans Finland). The Council is an observer in the Comintern.
     
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    Another Reich - Infobox 2.4 – YouYours videoclip footage

  • Series 2 – Another Reich
    Infobox 2.4 – YouYours videoclip footage

    Continuing with the second series - Another Reich. Here is a still videoclip footage of the popular YouYours video-sharing site.

    Note: Disclaimer – This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
     
    Another Reich - Map 2.5 – Other nations

  • Series 2 – Another Reich
    Map 2.5 – Other nations


    A short summary of some nations around the globe, especially the rogue ones - Italy and Southwest Africa. A very interesting nation is the Republic of Reunion - this timeline Taiwan.
     
    Another Reich - Infobox 2.5 – Another EBC Frontpage

  • Series 2 – Another Reich
    Infobox 2.5 – Another EBC frontpage

    Continuing with the second series - Another Reich. Here is another frontpage of the EBC. And with that ladies and gentlemen the series "Another Reich" comes to an end. It was a fun ride and I might revisit it in the future. But for now enjoy the news!
     
    Legacy of Spring - Map 3.1 - Worldmap

  • Series 3 – Legacy of Spring
    Map 3.1 – Worldmap

    Vacuity Institute RAV219MEL / Sub-Department of the “Vacuity Galactic and Universal Ministry” of the “United Multiverse Assembly” and the “Supreme Multiuniversal Templar Multiverse-Imperium Assembly”.


    ### Incoming transmission ###

    To Supervisor Martin,

    Another interesting subject/Capsule Universe (CU) coming from the Multiversal Democratic Forum (MDF). As a matter of fact this CU is a combined work of the MDF, the Pangerman Multiverse Assembly and the All-Russia Multiverse Union. Cooperation between all the Multiverse entities has been ramping up recently – some contribute this rise to increased “interdimensionalization” of the Multiverse.

    So without further ado, I represent you a world where the Spring of Nations, the revolutions of 1848 succeeded beyond the dreams of its instigators.

    Synth-1234

    ### End transmission ###

    ### Start of summary ###
    • The Revolution of 1848 overthrew the royal families of the German Confederation, Austria and Italy. Establishing a republican government in each of these former states and in Austria’s case giving independence to Hungary. The rest of Austria and the states of the German Confederation merged into Greater Germany. How this came to pass? With Russia busy putting down a Polish revolt, serf rebellions and famine it couldn’t help its Imperial allies in the Holy League. A harsher famine in central Europe also helped to stoke resentment against the monarchies who totally botched the relief supplies to the starving masses.
    • With a democratic neighbor Russia struggled more with revolutionary sentiments amongst its lower masses. Domestic revolts, strikes and pogroms prompted the old Tsar to go to war with their republican neighbors. The unpopular war nearly proved to be the end for Imperial Russia. But a coup by his more democratic-minded cousin did saved the Romanov dynasty at the eleventh hour. Peace was quickly declared, Poland was granted independence and democratic reforms started. Beginning with the 20th century the former enemies of Germany and Russia have slowly approached each other and thus turned into close allies by the end of the last century.
    • The approachment of Germany and Russia wouldn’t have happened if Italy hasn’t suffered its own coup. But unlike the Russian one – Italy underwent a reactionary, semi-fascist coup by a former general in the first decade of the 20th century. Rome quickly turned to Imperial France and left its former allies behind. This was a tremendous shock in Berlin, Warsaw and Budapest.
    • France did contemplate intervening in the war between Germany and Russia, but decided to sit it out. This proved to be a blessing and a curse. Napoleon III and his successors could solidify his dynasty in France and enlarge the French Empire in Africa. French influence in its former colonies is still felt to this day.
    • British working classes did draw inspiration from the revolutions on the continent. But the establishment crackdown has stifled revolutionary activity on the British Isles. Increased censorship over the decades, coupled with more and more brutal repressions against the working class in Britain and its colonies have turned the workers of the former British Empire to more radical ideologies. The spark that would spell the end of the British Empire was ignited by the British coal mine strikes of 1925. Overnight the British Empire transformed into the Federation of Workers Republics (FWR). The Royal family escaped to Canada, who along with South Africa and Australasia was the only part of the Empire who didn’t go red. Today London is still the capital of the FWR, but the most important decisions are decided in New Delhi and Lagos. (Authors note: This has been heavily inspired by Ed Thomas Fight and be Right Universe).
    • China also underwent a Meji reform which in turn morphed into a democratic reform in the middle part of the 20th century. It still has an emperor and the average Chinese is wealthier and more satisfied than OTL. The democratic constitutional empire is expected to be the next leader of the Axis.
    • The Axis is the world largest alliance – it is made up of Russia, China, Germany, Korea and Mitteleuropa states. With over two billion people the Axis has tremendous influence over international policy.
    • With no Forty-Eighters and less immigration from Central Europe, the US struggled in the American Civil War (ACW). While not war-winning the absence of democratic-union minded immigrants did contribute to Union defeat in the ACW. After the end of the Civil War the North turned increasing isolationist, which continued to this day. The US is the only country in the world which is not part of any international organization.
    • The only part of the world in which Philadelphia have interest in is in the former states of the CSA. The Confederate States survived for a couple of decades, but state-rightists, rivalries and corruption broke the CSA apart by the end of the 19th century. Repression of their black population has turned the American South into a brutal war zone that would make OTL Vietnam blush with shame. ( Authors note: This has been heavily inspired by Mark Ciccone novel – Red Delta)
    ### End of summary ###

    Authors note: Welcome to the start of the third map/infobox series of Timelines of the Capsule Universes or TLCU.
     
    Legacy of Spring - Map 3.2 – Berlin-Moscow-Beijing Axis

  • Series 3 – Legacy of Spring
    Map 3.2 – Berlin-Moscow-Beijing Axis


    Continuing with my Mapseries 3 - A short summary of the Axis and all its members. The largest political, economic and security alliance on the planet. Their main rival is the Federation of Worker Republics.
     
    Legacy of Spring - Map 3.3 – Imperials and Reactionaries

  • Series 3 – Legacy of Spring
    Map 3.3 – Imperials and Reactionaries


    A short summary of the remnant of the British Empire and the reactionary powers of Japan, France and Italy. They represent the conservative forces in this alternate timeline
     
    Legacy of Spring - Map 3.4 – Federation of Worker Republics

  • Series 3 – Legacy of Spring
    Map 3.4 – Federation of Worker Republics


    A short summary of the FWR and some of its member republics. The largest and most populous "country" on the planet. Their main rival are the Axis, the Imperials, the US ... basically all the rest of the planet who are not socialists/communists.
     
    Legacy of Spring - Map 3.5 – The Neutral Powers

  • Series 3 – Legacy of Spring
    Map 3.5 – The Neutral Powers


    A short summary of the Neutral Powers in this alternate timeline. And with that Ladies and Gentlemen the 3rd Series - Legacy of Spring ends. Stay tuned for Series 4.
     
    2020 No World Wars - Map 4.1 – Worldmap

  • Series 4 – 2020 No World Wars
    Map 4.1 – Worldmap

    Vacuity Institute RAV219MEL / Sub-Department of the “Vacuity Galactic and Universal Ministry” of the “United Multiverse Assembly” and the “Supreme Multiuniversal Templar Multiverse-Imperium Assembly”.


    ### Incoming transmission ###

    To Supervisor Martin,

    So I have been given the task to catalogue the late quadrillionaire Mr. Harlan inheritance. He made his wealth selling various cultural goods among various parts of the multiverse.
    In his long live he’d built a vast collection of artifacts and treasures from large parts of the multiverse. Among his properties are multiple Capsule universes, which he would create with the approval of us or other multiverse organization.
    It would take some time to work my way through all his collection and since Mr. Harlan has no relatives. All the Capsule Universes are to be given into the custody of their respective true universes – if they are multiverse aware – or their respective multiverse organization – if they are not aware.

    So without further ado, I represent you the first of late Mr. Harlan capsule universes, he labeled it as – 2020 a Word with no world wars.

    Synth-1234

    ### End transmission ###

    ### Start of summary ###
    • Franz Ferdinand did not go to Sarajevo in 1914 and did not get assassinated. Following Emperor Franz Josephs death in 1916 Franz Ferdinand began to implement his reforms for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It would take his whole reign but in the last years of his reign as Emperor Franz Ferdinand finally succeeded in transforming an ailing empire into a modern state where every (well almost every) minority group has a say in the state. Today the United Austrian Empire or the United States of Austria is a modern European state but still the wingman of Berlin.
    • Russia modernized in rapid pace and began to flex its muscles in oversea areas. It was through St. Petersburg (and London) machinations that the Ottoman Empire finally collapsed by 1919. It gained territories in eastern Anatolia up to what would now be called the State of Kurdistan and made Istanbul/Constantinople an independent Free City.
    • But the rapid pace of Russian industrialization and modernization only benefited the elite and resentment started to build among the poor and the working class. All of this bend up anger erupted in the Russian Revolution of 1930 where the Imperial family was overthrown, Poland, Finland and the Caucasus states gained their independence and the Russian people finally gained a representative democracy in the form of the Russian Republic.
    • European colonial empires benefited somewhat from a prolonged European influence. Populations are lower and prosperity higher in the respective countries. Although most African and Asian colonies haven’t shaken off all European influence and Europe still retains territories in Africa and the Americas.
    • Great power rivalry underwent three phases since the start of the 20th century. The first phase was from the 1900 until 1930 and was characterized by mostly direct confrontation between the powers (mostly in Africa, Asia but also in Europe). The Russian Revolution in 1930 but an end to the first phase and lead to a period of détente between the powers. By the time when their colonies started to gain independence (mostly in the late 1960s until early 1980s) the rivalry restarted, but direct confrontation was replaced by confrontation between their former colonies. Bush warfare and replacement wars became common and were supported by their respective “mother” countries, mostly with arms and supplies and sometimes with direct troop contribution.
    • The third phase of great power rivalry started in the early 2010s and is characterized by the addition of new non-European players. India began to assert itself in the Imperial Federation, which begins to unnerve policymakers in London, Ottowa, Canberra and Pretoria. Adding to London’s headache is that Canberra is increasingly taking over operations in Asia and the Pacific and that Pretoria still pursues its apartheid policies.
    • China is emerging from its lost century and is beginning to make sounds about Manchuria, Tibet and Sinkiang which hasn’t amused Moscow, New Delhi and Tokyo. Japan the only non-European power is worried that China, with whom it had a ten year war, is hell bent on revenge for all the sorrow Japanese troops had inflicted on China eighty years ago.
    • America is a great power, in fact it is the largest economic power of the world, but it hasn’t used its power outside of the Americas. America is noted as a benign, isolationist and liberal country. Other great powers often laughed at the small American military (they only maintain a 70.000 men large military – mostly in the navy), but behind their façade they fear American economic power – and Washington knows this.
    • That is not to say that America hasn’t experienced conflict. But by and large it has survived these and built a better union because of them. The American Labor movement is the largest in the world, its civil rights movement is a role model for the still oppressed colonial peoples, American women and minority rights groups (such as LGTBQs, ACLU) have achieved successes that are an inspiration for other similar groups in the world. And it is because of all of them that the average American enjoy free healthcare, free maternity leave, unemployment benefits, marriage rights, 38hour working week and other social and economic rights.
    • Technology level is about the same as OTL 2020. More advanced in medicines, biology and related tech sectors and less advanced in mobile and digital technology (late 2000s / early 2010s tech – flip phones are still a thing). The first moon landing happened in the early 1990s by Germany, quickly followed by the Brits and Russians. The Americans were the fourth power to land on the moon in the late 1990s.
    ### End of summary ###

    Authors note: Welcome to the start of the fourth map/infobox series of Timelines of the Capsule Universes or TLCU.
     
    2020 No World Wars - Map 4.2 – The Great Powers Part 1

  • Series 4 – 2020 No World Wars
    Map 4.2 – The Great Powers Part 1


    The first part of a four-part series showcasing the great powers in "2020 No World Wars" (NWW) scenario.
     
    2020 No World Wars - Map 4.3 – The Great Powers Part 2

  • Series 4 – 2020 No World Wars
    Map 4.3 – The Great Powers Part 2


    The second part of a four-part series showcasing the great powers in "2020 No World Wars" (NWW) scenario.
     
    2020 No World Wars - Map 4.4 – The Great Powers Part 3

  • Series 4 – 2020 No World Wars
    Map 4.4 – The Great Powers Part 3


    The third part of a four-part series showcasing the great powers in "2020 No World Wars" (NWW) scenario.
     
    2020 No World Wars - Map 4.5 – The Great Powers Part 4

  • Series 4 – 2020 No World Wars
    Map 4.5 – The Great Powers Part 4


    The fourth and last part of a four-part series showcasing the great powers in "2020 No World Wars" (NWW) scenario.
     
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