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I've started work on a War of the Worlds follow-up, inspired a bit by Scarlet Traces but taking a slightly different path. Here are my notes for now, feel free to make suggestions:
  • The Martians did just invade the UK, but only because they wanted to topple the British Empire as a show of force to the rest of the planet. This gives the UK an early monopoly on Martian tech, but inevitably this tech is leaked to the rest of the world.
  • There was no WWI, for a variety of reasons. A major one was that the existence of an alien threat leads the European powers to fear am opportunistic Martian attack if they ever go to war, so far more efforts are made to resolve issues diplomatically. Another is that the European alliance systems exclude Britain; the British are focused on rebuilding their country and defending their own empire from alien attack, and now don't care if the Germans or French dominate Europe.
  • That being said, there is still a cold war between the British, Germans and Russians, and all sides arm up - ostensibly to deter the Martians, but not-so-secretly to deter one another. There is still a Great Game in Central Asia.
  • The decline of the Ottoman Empire was handled through a variety of Austro-Russian and German-Russian treaties. Serbia's dreams for a Yugoslavia were crushed by a St. Petersburg unwilling to risk war with Germany (there was a Franco-Russian alliance, but even that didn't raise much confidence). The Austrian Empire itself fell in the 1930s, and was gobbled up by the German Empire. This almost caused a Great War, but luckily it was averted.
  • The British tried a counter-invasion of Mars in the 1930s, but were soundly defeated. The stratification of society led to Scotland and northern England being full of resentful workers, who brought down the British government and managed to create a more decentralized Commonwealth of Nations. Scotland itself became independent, but still shared the English monarchy.
  • In the East, Japan's conquest of China went largely unnoticed, although the Americans did support the new Republican government. There was no Russo-Japanese War, and Korea was instead divided between a pro-Russian North and a pro-Japanese South.
  • The map is set in the 1950s. The great powers all have bases on the Moon and are challenging Martian rule in Venus, with the aid of the local Venusians. The Martians have been silent for a while, and telescopes reveal evidence of warfare on the surface. And on Earth, things in Central Asia begin to heat up as the Russians invade Afghanistan.

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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Would you mind if I asked you for some potential ideas and/or advice for an addition to my Solar Strife universe ?.

I'm working on an A.I called Yggdrasil that was created by the Third Reich in the 2300's that triggers the final Solar War via it's own manipulations. However it's not manfuctioning, rebelling or evil or insane. It's actually carrying out it's purpose or rather it's interpretation of it and on it's own concluded that the Nazi's were batshit insane scum.
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Go ahead and ask, although it seems you have an idea already. 
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Only the basic concept. So anyway do you have any suggestions at to what kind of character to give the A.I or what kind or morals it might have etc, it's not one of those ones that's all logic based and no emition but that's as far as I've gotten.

As I understand it you made an A.I up for AAPA so that's primarily why I've asked I guess.
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You can make it a very stereotypical fanatical Nazi. It was programmed by Nazis, after all. There are plenty of Nazi character tropes: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_Z6tv…
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MetalSlimeHunt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Would you happen to remember who made the worlds where democratic government causes the population to immediately become an expansionist hivemind? There was one for the US and one for Ethiopia, but for the life of me I can't find them anymore.
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
RoyalPsycho, I believe. 
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Gukpard Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Mally, can you make a map for my alternative history work? I will be pleased
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
I don't do requests. Sorry.
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Gukpard Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, Thank you very much :D
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Void-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey, how have you been doing? Hope your summer is good so far.I'm curious on an opinion: How would you approach an Empire of Ethiopia?
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