They will need coal to industrialize,but it will be a while before they have the relevant technologies to exploit the coal in Anatolia due to problems explained by others.Why would it need coal in the first place before the relevant technologies are developed?
Thanks.So where is the Empire going to get it's coal supply from in the meantime before relevant technologies are developed?
But how much later?Surely it won't be too late like Russia right?They wouldn't.
They would industrialize only when the technology exists to allow them to do so. Germany industrialized later than France which was later than Belgium which was later than Britain. Rhomania will do so likewise, industrializing when technology permits it to do so.
Ah, seems rome has begun proto industiralation. Good for them
Im kinda hoping the steppe hordes destory the cossack host for good, but its not likely. At least they shall go down fighting.
What steppe hordes are you talking about? The were defeated by the Ottomans, and the only true hordes left near them are the white horde, and the Khanate of Sibir, both of which were neutral.
I doubt they're neutral towards Russia, those settlers and adventures keeps on pushing on them. All russian expansion in Siberia was at their expense. No chance for them in the long run, but I bet they're enjoying russian current problems (whatever they are).
One does not simply comprehend the awesomeness of this timeline,
I certainly can't . Basileus, you are too good of a writer for this forum, i think you should turn this into a Ebook.
That aside, I have a swagmazing amount of questions.
What are the populations of every major city in the world at this time (my def. of major for 1600 is over 25000, can be lower for northern and eastern Europe)?
I'll leave this huge, huuuge question for Basileus since I don't know.
Will the "roman" empire keep the Danubian frontier perminatly? I think there might be a Vlach majority of the population on the roman side of the lower Danube valley, after all, that's where they are probably from originally. And speaking of that, will Vlach have greek influence atl instead of slavic influence otl (and will it use the Latin alphabet, it IS a romance language after all)? And will cyrenia be majority Greek?
The Empire will keep the Danubian frontier since the Vlachs are very friendly towards the Empire. They have strong Greek influence due to the large amount of trade being done with the Empire, as well as having lots of their intellectuals study in Imperial Universities. They will use Cyrillic alphabet as a result.
What will be the end culture of the Levant? (in this case from Antioch to gaza, obviously not including Antioch itself ) Will it be alwite shia, Maronite christian, Greek, or sunni muslim, or a mixture of the previous? (if it is then can u give us the percentages?) And will it eventually be independent in the modern world?
The Levantine coast will be Orthodox/Greek-dominated, including Antioch. The minor religions will probably have strong regional followings since the Imperial government has instituted a program of special status for their adherents. They will likely remain part of the Empire since the dominant ethnic group is Greeks.
Will Mesopotamia have an arabic, turkish, or persian culture? or a mix?
It will likely have a Turkish majority throughout, substantial Arabic influence around Basra, and a smattering of Persian culture around the eastern fringes.
Do the andulasiy people in spain speak arabic or mosarabic (and does this also apply to otl Tunisia and tripolitania)? what will they end up speaking? (look at Malta, who's language is technically a form of mosarabic) Will the magreb stay a united country and will it have significant influence? (wealth, colonies, cities)
They will speak Mozarabic, and no the Northern Africans will not speak the same language. They'll be speaking Maghrebi Arabic I reckon.
As for their political status I believe they'll be breaking up in the near future, given how shaky the Marinids have been.
Will lower Egypt stay mostly Coptic? And will Cairo be part of it? Also, when will the Suez canal be a full canal? (i think its really small as of now)
Lower Egypt will be dominated by the Copts, but Cairo will be the centre of the Nile German ethnic group. Suez Canal will be built as a full canal as soon as the technology comes around, which I suspect will be in the early 19th century or so.
What will happen to the otl russian far east? will it be part of a greater Chinese empire or part of ttl's Russia? Or will it be independent and have it's own Chinese influenced culture? I've always wanted to see a state based on the amur river valley.
It will be part of Russia, just like in OTL. There's very little to stop Russian expansion into the area.
Will japan stay balkanized perminatly? If it does not, what will its culture look like? will Sakhalin, the kuriles, Okinawas, or maybe even tiwan be japanese?
Basileus has stated in the past that he wants Japan to stay balkanized well into the 20th century, though I have no idea if this plan has changed or not. The fates of the islands mentioned are unknown.
Will their be any Asian colonies in the new world?
Unlikely, though Basileus said he'd like to see Koreans becoming expansionistic, in a reverse of OTL.
Do the kalaka mongols (iotl buddist) become Muslim ittl?
I have no idea who the Kalaka Mongols are, and a Google Search has failed me. Can you provide more information?
Will the U.S. be in North or south america?
US may not even exist ITTL.
What will modern Dalmatia look like? With the duchies of split and ragusa still mostly dalmatian speaking, will they remain so to modern times or be absorbed into Croatia as in otl?
They'll have spend centuries split apart from one another, with very different cultural hegemons influence each. I doubt they'd like being absorbed, especially since doing so would lose them a lot of their autonomy.
Will the kingdoms of aragon and arels unite? they are both mostly Occtian/Catalan speaking, even today, Catalan is about as different from the Occtian dialects as they are from each other. (so will there be Catalan colonies in the new world?)
That's what we've been hoping for, but Basileus has not given any hints as to their fate. If it does occur Catalans will come to the New World alongside the Occitans.
Will Portugal re-absorb galica? the two langues both came from old galican and culturally they are more similar to each other than Spain (castile).
They're both part of the same empire (in that multiple royal titles are under a single ruler) now, so that may indeed occur. I don't know enough about how the Castille-Portugal Union works internally to be sure though.
What will be castille's main port with Seville belonging to the andulasi?
That'd be Lisbon.
Will dutch stay a separate identity from German?
Most definitely, yes.
Will their be a united Turkish culture (as in Kazakhs and uzbecks, not otl turks, and definatly not tajaks, nobody remembers that they are actually Iranians, not Turks)
Unknown, but seeing as they'll be crushed between the two juggernauts of Persia and Russia, it is unlikely.
Will Malaysia and Indonesia stay a united culture? and if they do, will it be Muslim or christian?
They definitely won't, since we're already seeing heavy cultural divides being created. The Romans are using a cultural assimilation policy, so lots of Malays of the peninsula will identify as Romans and speak Greek as their first languages.
As for the rest, they're going to stay Muslim since it'd give them strong cultural barrier against the Christian invaders (Romans, Portuguese, and more).
Who will colonize the majority of the Caribbean? (otl ex: English lesser Antilles, Spanish greater Antilles)
Arles has most of the Caribbean under their control. In contrast, the Triunes are focussing on OTL Thirteen Colonies, the Scandinavians are going for OTL Canada, the Spanish (Castille-Portugal) are going for Brazil, while the Andalusi are going for Guyana and northern Brazil.
Will north america be balkanized?
Unknown at this juncture.
Will Constantinople be the biggest city in the world in modern times? will it be the biggest in Europe? if it isn't the biggest city in the world, what is?
It will likely remain the largest in Europe, especially once industrialization hits. Given that the Empire will industrialize before Vijayanagara and the Chinese do, Constantinople may indeed become the biggest city in the world by modernity.
Whew that took a long ass time to type out. Feel free not to answer some of the questions if they are spoliers
Thanks and good bacon,
To save Basileus some time, I'll try to answer these questions to the best of my knowledge(I've got too much time):
Nope, that was the original idea but then litterally everyone shot that idea down and instead China was conquered by Shah Rukh before he decided to take on the ERE and the Ottomans is Timur invasion 2.0 Electric boogaloo.BTW,what exactly is the situation in China again?IIRC,it's been completely balkanized right?
BTW,what exactly is the situation in China again?IIRC,it's been completely balkanized right?
It's divided in two, between the southern Zeng Dynasty (Chinese, possibly of the Canto variety) and the northern Tieh Dynasty (Sinicized Timurids).
Where is the Tieh power base exactly? Their most recent mention was of a spirited Tieh guerrilla campaign in Sichuan, not exactly North China.
I thought Zeng's mostly a trade partner,it's the Timurids that they raid against.As for pissing off the Chinese,they probably did cause some historical enmities with the Chinese--which eventually lead to the Pearl Harbor style attack in the future world war.The Romans are almost like the equivalent of Japan in this timeline in that they behaved like the Wakou.Is it just me, or have the Romans managed to piss off both the Tieh and Zeng at the same time? Bad strategy.