Save the idea and work on it whenever you have the time in your sandbox. Believe me ideas shall come.
If I'm honest, this sounds like a better timeline concept rather than a map game - mainly because No Victoria means the personal union between Hannover and Britain remains.
Just my two cents.
A deeply interesting concept. However, first of all:
And regarding the Anglo-Saxons, yes, this leads to the English language being developed in Normandy, Brittany, Guernsey, and Jersey; as Napoleonic France collapsed and territories declared independence, English-speaking Guernsey and Jersey declare independence (from France, as there is no British Crown for them to fall within). I'm not sure if this event is all too plausible though, as I have little experience with European history.
I really don't believe that a Napoleonic France could really exist in your timeline as I think history would erase that event. A Napoleonic character could definitely arise but not necessarily from France.
As discussed previously, the Romans would be stronger. Another impact would be the Vikings would never know of lands to their west. This might push their incursions into Europe into the future by another decade or so. Another thing you could perhaps play around with could be that temperatures in the north such as around Iceland and Greenland remain as warm as they were before the mini ice age, perhaps as a butterfly effect (chalk it up to a larger body of water generating more moisture or something thus keeping the region warm). This could directly impact the Norse and could mean that perhaps their Vinland colony could survive.
About North America, the continent would be drastically reshaped. The British had a large impact on the continent, and their 13 colonies that became the US were responsible for removing many other colonies from the continent. The Spanish would probably not be able to colonise up to Virginia as French Loiusiana would probably also be around. The Dutch were also at the eastern seaboard before the Brits kicked them out, so perhaps without the British the Dutch could potentially hold onto the foothold and expand in the region - most likely coming into conflict with French Quebec and Louisiana. I could see the French Louisiana being pressured at one side by the Spanish and the other by the Dutch (who would probably want as much control over the Great Lakes as they could get for trading purposes). Russia was also involved in North America, and if the Spanish are more focused toward their east with the French then the Russians would easily be able to take large swathes of land in OTL Canada. Perhaps they could get lucky and end up something like this (but with more lands in Canada to call their own). And if Vinland survives, then North America could really be an interesting place.
Possibly the biggest gainers from the lack of Britian in terms of colonies could actually be the Dutch, who had established many small colonies before the Brits got stronger.
The map stays as it is.
The Caspian and Aral were removed to create a bit of unexpected changes in the world. If we are adding lakes around the world, we kinda have to take some away otherwise everyone would develop and that would be boring. The Pacific islands were increased in size to enable the 3 main groups in the Pacific to stand a chance at developing rather than face what they did in OTL.
Not sure if it should be disconnected or not actually, I'll ask FP.
Well its bone structure is found to be similar to Arabian horses and Arabian horses have spread all across the world due to their desireability as they possess qualities like long endurance capabilities and stamina and are generally faster than European horses. So although initially their habitat may be restricted, once domesticated they will most certainly spread to probably all across North America as tribes with these horses hold a huge advantage to tribes without these horses.
Also, the hangerman horse will definitely stick around - developing into something more like the domesticated horse but retaining that zebra stripes (who doesn't like a bit of whimsy?)
Hit the nail right on the head Can. Chinese definitety - but we will also see a larger influx of local tribes found in the region today as well as Slavs. That region might end up something like the Caucasus.
Not quite sure about population levels, perhaps that most likely only recover after technology has. Technology we are seeing anywhere between 15-30 years to get to OTL levels, so population could be said around 35-60 years (depending on which population figures you look at).
Nations will primarily focus on earth issues. I mean why look to send pointless satellites in space when you could be helping out survivor states and be gaining influence while doing so? Only essential communication satellites will be government's priorities, research satellites will not be sent for a while yet.
We have literally smashed apart that conclusion nearly half a dozen times. There is no need to bring this up again. We know the Germans tried, and failed, and if they managed to capture the Suez Britain would still be fighting. Just go look up this thread and you will find it.
Wait, I notice the change to Late Messiah? So are we going with the suggestion that our Viking guy who discovers America and preaches about it being a safe haven becomes a "messiah?"
I have a feeling the Eastern Roman Empire will go Jewish as eventually due to movements of Jews and such, one of the Emperors is either going to have some Jewish blood or he is going to admire the way the Jews apparently handle money (perhaps the Eastern Roman Empire could be suffering from some monetary things). Crazier things have happened before (such as Constantine in OTL when he converted to Christianity so I see nothing wrong with this).
I also, however, think the rest of Europe would stay pagan - at least for a long while before one pagan religion becomes mainstream in say the Western Roman Empire. And if we have the Vikings going to America (albeit in small numbers), then Rome will follow. Interesting colonial race, don't you think?
Yea Europe is most definately heading for nation-states reclaiming lands. Some sort of either alliance or two split groups may occur in Germany as the nations expand and come into contact with each other.
The OBN will most likely enter into a Federation along the same lines as Germany did in 1871. So most of the states keep their monarchies, but an effort is made to find the person with the purest bloodline in the Royal Family and offer them the postion of King/Queen. Celtic Alliance will remain a rival - although probably no war will erupt. New Britain will probably look to get involed in "Old-British" politics, probably becoming observer member in economic unions and things and would look to retain some sort of link/influence with the nations.
I'd reckon the Nordic Union will grow in power and one language will gain influence over the others - probably Swedish and become the main lingua franca of the group. I think it may also allow more nations to enter it and reform many elements such as military and economy. And infrastructure would most defo be upgraded between the states, perhaps like a major motorway being built to connect all the states or something.
I reckon ANZC superiority will remain throughout most of the century - with SAC playing the role of China trying to catch the US. But in their case, the SAC will eventually reach ANZC and perhaps overtake them.
Nah, the UIP will survive. And eventually an identity will be created for the group once more, when things stabilise and industry recovers in the nation.
China, well I do not reckon that the PRC will collapse or anything. I would most likely think a coalition against them would eventually come into being, RoC-led. It would be a bloody war and opening battles major, but once the first battles are over, the PRC would rapidly fall.
Yea, REMUNDO will most likely become that, although to get to OTL internet standards will take anywhere from 15-30 years. And the SAC will play the same role in internet creation that America and Britain played (mainly America).
The main killer in the New Continent was not guns, but actually smallpox. If America is colonised from all 4 sides, then the smallpox epidemic is going to be much worse. However, depending on the attitutes toward the locals, they might actually enjoy life better than they did in OTL. Depends on how things turn out really.
Indians states have resisted East Asian influence many times. Having the same number of people would help. This time would be no different. I'm not sure about guns - but China invented gunpowder and trading with the Chinese would give the Indians and Japanese this. All three had cannons in the era, which the Europeans did not have as good versions of.
As for Malaysia and Indonesia - Buddhism is pretty much an offshoot of Hinduism - count on those regions being Hindu - especially if Sri Vijaya exists. India may be divided into two powers (one land based and one naval based), but I am not sure what the relations between these states may be. Or it may just be one country with colonies.
That is why I would love to see like what NS suggested, some sort of Western Rome fighting back the "hordes" of Scandinavians moving from the north. Then an analogue of Eriksson (just because people like to use OTL people does not mean they have to be used - on the contrary it is recommed you make up characters, crazy I know) could appear as a "messiah" to his people, lead a horde westward and find "Vinland", and come back and offer his people "salvation" from the troubles that the Romans could be presenting.
Now that would be interesting.
Oh yea, China and India and Japan are all going to discover the New World. Looking at their positions and which winds they may use, Japan might colonise northern regions of North America, (like western Canada and the US above California/Washington) with the Chinese taking everything below it up to perhaps like Colombia and the Amazon and the Indians to the south of it - taking the majority of South America.
Please make this happen, and I am willing to be co-creator or even creator for this.
On a different topic, I think the influence of Hinduism is being underrated. A major reason for why the religion did not manage to spread was because of the arrival of Islam, which subsequently led to the Islamisation of India. Hinduism around the time when Muhammad started preaching was beginning to expand out northward (the mountain range in Afghanistan is called the Hindu Kush for a reason), and without Islam entering the picture could have actually become the dominant religion in central Asia. Perhaps in this world if they are going to be Mongols, they might actually be Hindu - that would be interesting to see. I can't remember which, but some tribes in central Asia were already Hindu by the 5th century.
Hinduism would also continue to hold dear in what is today Malaysia and Indonesia, as the Empire which existed in South India in around the 1100s also controlled these regions, being a naval power. It is probable they would come into a lot of contact with China as both powers advance technologically.
As for Erickson, he could perhaps be the leader of a group hoping to escape religious strife, or an analogue of his character sailing west from Europe to do so. What would make things really interesting would be if he ended up staying a while new religion in his own (imagine capitalism as a religion lol).
Just some thoughts.
Exactly. The Finns did pretty well against such negative odds. I see.
Plus, the German training was WAYYYYY better.
As a wise man once said, it's not the size that counts- it's whether you know how to use it.
Guns, you have absolutely no idea of the tanks the Russians did have. Ever heard of the IS-2 or IS-3? The 88mm Tiger II gun was completely outclassed by the IS-2's 122mm. The Soviets had a effective heavy tank first, and in numbers which would have left the Tigers and Panthers lying on the field as burning wreckage. Their T-34/85s were enough, however, so that they didn't really need to deviate much to produce better tanks.
Admittedly, the Tigers had better armour, but IS guns could penetrate their armour. The Panther was good, but not mass produced or as good as it needed to be to stem the tide.