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Terra Cognita, Carthage
Thanks for your interest in my history!
Carthage escapes Roman control to fall to the Vandals who then lost it tot the budding Islamic empires, as in our world. Rome, in this timeline, did indeed retake it however. This would not last and Rome would lose control of Carthage and the surrounding region again (known as Africa).
Rome lost the area for good by the late 2100s (1400s our time) to the Afrasiyab Persian realm.
Rome would not regain the area but the idea to retake it, part of the Roman psyche, would linger with Romania into the 2630/40s (1880s our time) with the rise of the so called People’s Empire. The Great Eurasian War would finally quash these ideas of irredentism and usher in a more modern age where geopolitical ideas begin to fade. The Global Order War that followed was the nail on the coffin to the idea for good and had resulted in the notion that lasts to today.
As a result, the idea of retaking Carthage or any other location is a fringe thought held by some idealists. Perhaps comprable to modern Italians wanting Dalmatia or French seeking Algeria or maybe closer to a Briton seeking Canada and Australia reunified as Empire. Some may have the thought but it is by no means mainstream.
600 years of Carthage being away from Romania has resulted in. Decidedly distinct culture and language, even as they share a religion. This is much like today’s Italy to Spain for example.
Basically there is little to no irredentism in Romania, and atop this the Carthage/African nation has been independent for too long and is too distinct for the Romans to even consider it a lost part of their country to seek the idea of reclamation to begin with. Empire building faded in the early 1900s to boot. The commonality of religion between Romania and Africa (the country with Carthage) is relatable to Italy and Portugal both being Catholic. Kinship but no desire to unify because of it - so goes with Romans and Africans in this timeline.
Hope that helps!DosDragones (talk) 16:41, July 24, 2020 (UTC)