ITTL, around that time, Spain had pretty much a big chunk of the New World. The Rhomanians have mostly smallish colonies, more enclaves than anything else, and if I remember correctly, their holdings in the Americas are more or less independent.Please dont have a roman australia. Can we have on continent not be undrr them for someone else? Hopefully the civil war will prevent it.
Basileus said that any Roman future expansion into the Caribbean will be limited to a few islands at most, a la the Danish West Indies. It didn't actually happen yet.I thought they had one or two islands in the Caribbean... Then again I can't remember if they did not though.
Catholics quietly fear Orthodox, Orthodox quietly fear Muslim, Muslims quietly fear Hindu, Hindus hate Muslim, Muslims hate Orthodox, Orthodox hate Catholic, and the Catholics are oblivious of Hindu attitudes.whats the theological development of religion in this world?
That's an interesting point. Has Jahzara in her quest to push her husband to the center of Imperial power still retained any animosity towards her homeland? Perhaps when her husband has become even more powerful she'll be able to take revenge for her father?
Wasn't the Fall of Rome to Andreas regarded as the end of the Middle Ages ITTL? I remember a TTL historian talking about how it reflected the Middle Ages beginning with the Fall of the Western Empire.HanEmpire: There’s a cultural interlude update coming up that’ll be discussing how this period (the first third of the 1600s) is both the finale of the Middle Ages and the beginning of much of what ATL considers modern, for good and ill.
And it's safe to assume that the recent loot has helped significantly in improving his position?Napoleon joined the Egyptian navy because it was easier/cheaper given his family’s limited resources, but his goal is to use his Egyptian career to gain some notoriety and get a transfer to the Roman service.
Could it also be argued that the Romans have an additional advantage because of a larger population base (heartland and overseas) and considerably more financial resources that can be invested into further developing their colonial holdings?JohnSmith: The Romans, Spanish, and Triunes are all major European players in the east, plus the Dutch, Arletians, and a few Scandinavians and Germans. So it’s a very multipolar situation which means messy. But you’re right in that the fact that the Triunes and Spanish also have New World holdings means their attention is split.
It sounds like a fun situation.RogueTraderEnthusiast: Nobody is going to be making a grab for Australia while control of the Spice Islands is still up in the air. The Romans dominate in the south (courtesy of ethnic cleansing), the Spanish have a shaky dominion in the north, and the Triunes really really really want in.
Romans have controlled Taprobane (Ceylon) for close to a century, although their rule of the interior is indirect. It is, far and away, the most powerful Roman Katepanate.
Good point, then again it's all Greek to me!Duke of Nova Scotia: Greater Anatolia? (Anatolia does mean ‘east’)
Theodoros IV’s opinion of mini-Andreas: Jesus Christ man, stop screwing Maria and implement the tax reform! Gold is such an aphrodisiac; I mean, it gets me so excited…
I agree that the Romans would be much better off if they focused on eastern trade and conquest, namely locking down Island Asia. The three Katepanates there (New Constantinople, Pyrgos, and Pahang) are all slowly expanding but it’s mainly through local resources. But dealing with uber-Persia takes first priority.