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'''[[The Kalmar Union]]'''
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Approximately 20,000 years ago (around the end of the last ice age), an unknown even took place in the southern hemisphere, causing it to warm up. Though it does not have much differences or change on the remainder of the world, it's biggest impact is on Antarctica, in which the continent begins to warm to the point that its large-scale icecap melts, and remain ice-free for millennia to come.
   
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Though much warmer than in OTL, Antarctica remains a tundra not much different than Alaska, Iceland, Northern Scandinavia or Siberia. Ice continues to cover the region around the south pole, and a small-scale icecap does continue to exist on the continent. Despite the fact that Antarctica remains cold and dark, it is now habitable for humans, who arrived around 10,000 years ago. There is farming and crop growing in the most northerly areas and extensive fishing in the seas surrounding the continent.
   
==Point of Divergence==
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'''Norway:''' 934 AD.
 
 
[[Harald I of Viken (The Kalmar Union)|Harald I Fairhair]] has been dead for four years. His son and appointed successor [[Eirik I of Hordaland (The Kalmar Union)|Eirik I Bloodaxe]] has done little to endear himself to either of his brothers, [[Olaf I of Viken (The Kalmar Union)|Olaf Gierstadalf]] and [[Haakon I of Hordaland (The Kalmar Union)|Haakon]], or his high lords still clinging to power in their respective lands. Olaf holds the East with support from local rulers; Eirik, the West. At the [[Battle of Haugar (The Kalmar Union)|Battle of Haugar]] the brothers clashed...
 
 
Defeated, Eirik flees over the North Sea to his kinsmen in Jorvik to rebuild his support. Haakon takes Eirik's share of Norway and almost instantly falls out with Olaf and the Earls of [[Lade (The Kalmar Union)|Lade]] and More to the North. The breakdown of the kingdom into 3 warring states creates havoc as the half-brothers and their successors continually fight for the crown. This violence slowly spills out into the neighbouring kingdoms, strengthening some, dividing others. In [[Britannia & Eire (The Kalmar Union)|Britannia]] Eirik's presence in Jorvik keeps the Norse in [[Ireland (The Kalmar Union)|Ireland]] and [[Man (The Kalmar Union)|Man]] on their toes, and the rulers of [[Wessex (The Kalmar Union)|Wessex]] and their uneasy vassals in the Danelaw prepare to crush Jorvik's independence.
 
 
To the West the newly discovered [[Iceland (The Kalmar Union)|Iceland]] is becoming a haven for those fleeing the chaos of Norway and Britannia. But it is filling up rapidly and many are searching for further lands to settle and farm.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 21:43, May 17, 2020

Atlas of Antarctica (Great White South)

Nations of Antarctica.

Great White South

Approximately 20,000 years ago (around the end of the last ice age), an unknown even took place in the southern hemisphere, causing it to warm up. Though it does not have much differences or change on the remainder of the world, it's biggest impact is on Antarctica, in which the continent begins to warm to the point that its large-scale icecap melts, and remain ice-free for millennia to come.

Though much warmer than in OTL, Antarctica remains a tundra not much different than Alaska, Iceland, Northern Scandinavia or Siberia. Ice continues to cover the region around the south pole, and a small-scale icecap does continue to exist on the continent. Despite the fact that Antarctica remains cold and dark, it is now habitable for humans, who arrived around 10,000 years ago. There is farming and crop growing in the most northerly areas and extensive fishing in the seas surrounding the continent.

Check out the current nominations for featured alternate history
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