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Empire of the West by YNot1989 Empire of the West by YNot1989
February 18th, 1516: Catherine of Aragon gives birth to a son and heir to the thrown of King Henry VIII, Prince Martin. When King Ferdinand II arrives in England to see his grandson, he raises the child up out of his cradle and proclaims, "All look upon the next Emperor of the West!" Now with an heir relationships between Britain and Spain begin to flourish, and rumors of a potential union begin to surface.

1530: Prince Martin of Wales is given title to Aragon, he begins courting Madeleine of Valois.

1533: In May Prince Martin marries Madeleine of Valois, gaining title in France. The same year Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, plots an assassination of Prince Martin, who is now widely expected to succeed him. The assassination, however fails when a young Priest informs the Royal guards outside of Aragon of the attempt. Charles is ousted from office and a temporary council maintains order until Martin succeeds his father, plans for a union between France, the Holy Roman Empire, Spain, and England.

1538: King Henry VIII elects to retire so that his son may succeed him and solidify the plans for union. An alliance is struck between the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdoms of Spain, France, Scotland, and England to form the Empire of the West under Emperor Martin I by the Treaty of Rome.

1544: The last of the Irish Kingdoms fall to the Empire, completing the consolidation of the British Isles. The same year Martin announces the birth of his successor Charles.

1545: Emperor Martin declares that English be made the official language of the Empire. With popularity among the majority of the citizenry the proclamation receives little opposition. The Imperial Capitol is officially declared to be London, the Emperor commissions the construction of the Grand Palace of the Empire in the heart of the city.

1565: The Empire begins the exploration of the New World. Five years later Sir Francis Drake makes his landing on the Eastern Seaboard of Northern Columbia and declares the new land Martania in honor of the Emperor.

1578: Emperor Martin dies in his sleep only a few months after the conquest of Norway. The Imperial Palace of Westminster is completed only weeks after his death. His funeral is observed by the Pope and his sons Charles, Edward, Henry, and daughter Mary. King Charles I of England assumes control of the Empire, as Emperor Charles the VI.

1615: Emperor Richard IV, son of Charles VI, grants Martania representation in the Imperial Senate and the Imperial House of Commons.

1671: The Empire of the West pushes the Ottomans back into Asian Turkey and Emperor John the Ruthless proclaims Empire of the West as the sole power in Europe.

1703: With no male heir to the thrown, Emperor Martin II dies leaving the Empire in Civil War. The War for the Throne lasts until 1715, finally ending with Martin II daughter Anne the Bloody assuming the throne as Empress Anne I after her army retakes London. She proclaims representation for all women in the empire in the Imperial Parliament.

1810: After centuries of conflict the Columbian Wars finally end when the Columbians finally reach a peace with the Empire.They agree to a territorial boundary at the Mississippi, while the Empire maintains their dominance in the East and allows tribes in the East to move to new lands.

1897: After decades of uprisings and support from Abolitionists in the Imperial Parliament the Slave Revolution begins in earnest when slaves in New Aragon take control of the Provincial Capitol. By 1901 slaves across all the territories of the Empire have unseated regional governors and the war finally ends when General John the Black sacks London and kills Emperor Edward VII. He grants representation to all citizens of the Empire and gives far more power the the Imperial Parliament. His second act while in office is the redistribution of wealth to the majority of the working class citizens of the Empire, and the establishment of Dominions for more autonomous regions of the Imperium.

1918: The Empire agrees to a formal peace with the Orthodox Russian Empire ending nearly 20 years of war. The Empire now spans all of Europe west of Russia, has long since conquered all of Africa and has colonies in Asia, Columbia and in the Indian Ocean.
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:iconandy959:
Andy959 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Wa at?
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:iconrajalyoko23:
Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Are there any independent christian churches in the empire aside from roman catholic? (i.e Coptic, Greek orthodox, Malabar Jacobites... etc)
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A few.
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:iconrajalyoko23:
Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Wait so in this TL, the technological level of the world is at 1700-1800's?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, technological progress is essentially unchanged.
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:iconrajalyoko23:
Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student General Artist
please elaborate.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean that by 1914 there are steamships and semi-automatic weapons, and typewriters. Its basically the same.
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:iconrajalyoko23:
Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
so in the current year (c.2010's) in this TL, we advance less technologically?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No we advanced at about the same rate, 1914 was just for reference.
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:icontoawk:
Toawk Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Where can I read more about this world?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is all there is, I'm afraid.
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:icontoawk:
Toawk Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is disappointing.
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:icontenorerobusto:
TenoreRobusto Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a TL that I planned on making something like this, in which Mary I gave Philip II an heir, who inherited the thrones of England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, the Two Sicilies and Lordship of the Netherlands (which was unable to claim independence because of a lack of support from a Catholic England.)  They later invaded France to make good on the English claim on the French throne and also to kick the "heretic Protestants" out of France.  Anyway, interesting TL, great map!
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:iconrajalyoko23:
Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
oh lookie, i feel.... steampunkish in a way
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:iconkaliidrad:
Kaliidrad Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Oh look! Space filling empires!
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i like the lion :D
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:iconamongthesatanic:
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Abyssinia's borders make no sense...
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're fairly consistent with the historical empire.

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:iconamongthesatanic:
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You just meshed together modern Somali and Ethiopia, though. It'd make more sense to add Kenya's "Northwest Frontier Province", considering it populated with Somalian's and would add more contiguity with the southern border.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since when have European colonials ever taken into consideration the internal ethnic disputes of lands they've conquered? That's half the reason Africa is as messed up as it is today.
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:iconamongthesatanic:
AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Considering it is Abyssinia, and not a colonial power, I don't see how that would involve its own deliberation.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its a protectorate of the Empire, that was the colonial power I was referring to.
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:iconspartanninja141:
SpartanNinja141 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Interesting concept, what the world could've been.
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:iconzalezsky:
zalezsky Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i wouldnt be surprised if pretty soon Russia did turn to theocracy seeing how they're going religion mad now
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:iconkazi2000:
kazi2000 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Holy Russian Empire" ??? What makes it holy ??
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its no more holy than the Holy Roman Empire was, its just actually an empire.
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:iconkazi2000:
kazi2000 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:d:)
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:iconkazi2000:
kazi2000 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Holy Russian Empire" ??? What makes it holy ??
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:icongiddyautomaton:
GiddyAutomaton Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
I bet you had fun making this map. How does this world look technologically? Are they ahead of or behind us?
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're behind by quite a bit as Capitalism didn't start to take off until the latter half of the 19th Century, leaving the world in a Mercantilist economy for at least another half century, and as such the period of unrestrained growth that yielded technological marvels that enabled the modern age, along with a no more wars in Europe by the 19th Century save for their conflict with Russia at the turn of the 20th century, have prevented the development of the steamship and locamotive by a few decades. Also as the Protestant Reformation never happened and the Catholic Church is still limiting scientific progress, Charles Darwin became the next Galileo, and had to hide his research.
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GiddyAutomaton Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
It seems every world I've seen without a Protestant Reformation ends up with a Big Evil Science-Suppressing Church. I certainly understand how this world's situation could retard economic and technological development, but it's my thinking that another Martin Luther would pop up somewhere and incite great social changes.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, but I probably should mention that the Catholic Inquisition is still very much alive, so any non-Catholic groups are hunted down and killed.
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GiddyAutomaton Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
That's what I mean. I find it unlikely that any entity could sustain that sort of activity for so long. However, I know that's necessary for this world, so I'm not criticizing; merely noticing a trend I find odd.
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:iconynot1989:
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair 'nuff.
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:iconfrazamm:
frazamm Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
They had things pretty much all their way, haven't they? Don't even know what kind of wank to call it! But interesting.
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