Alternative History

How did Holland end up with a Romance language? - Nik 19:51, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

As the Mongol rule desintegrated, the Spaniards decided that the reconquista was northwards and not southwards. The mongols in Europe destroyed Frankish and other European institutions in the occupied territories, and the kahnates that followed were relatively weak (v.g. compared with Russia OTL).
Furthermore, the West European kahnates were severed by the Black Death, which also hit Iberia but with a much lesser intensity. So the Spaniards conquered West Europe, imposed their culture, and intermarried.
--Carlos Th (talk) 20:14, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
Ah, interesting. So, most of Western Europe speaks Spanish today? - Nik 21:39, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
Note that by Spanish has a different meaning in Chinese World than *here*. Look at Ispania (Chinese World). --Carlos Th (talk) 22:43, 24 May 2005 (UTC)