Divergent Longitudes: an East-West swap scenario

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日付と名前は、一部の視聴者のためにニッポニア語[1]から「英語」[2]コンラングと即興ユリウス暦[3]に翻訳されています。元の記事にアクセスするには、ここをクリックしてください。

Dates and names have been translated from Nipponian[1] to the "English"[2] conlang and Improvised Julian[3] calendars for some audiences. To access the original article, click here.


Julius Caesar (12 July 100 BC – 4 September 28 BC), or Julian, was officially the first Roman emperor who reigned from 44 BC until his death in 28 BC. He is known for being the founder of the Julian dynasty, the first dynasty of the Roman Empire, and is renowned by historians as one of the greatest leaders in human history. His cognomen was subsequently adopted as a synonym for "Emperor"; the title "Caesar" was used throughout the Roman Empire.

Caesar was an accomplished author and historian as well as a statesman; much of his life is known from his own accounts of his military campaigns. Contemporary accounts of him vary from praise to disdain, and controversy has erupted over some aspects of his wars of conquest and his brief periods of reforms in between campaigns, largely sparked by assessments from the succeeding Augustine dynasty. Ever since the mid-20th century, scholars have largely shifted their perspective, creating considerable discussion on the actual nature of his policies and reforms. Regardless, according to eurologist Zhen Yichang, "few would contest the view that the achievements of his reign have exercised a paramount influence on the whole of Europe's subsequent history, marking the start of an epoch that ended in 1911".




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[1] A form of Japanese, partly influenced by neighboring Chinese and Korean languages.
[2] A conlang that imagines a Brythonic language with greater influence from Anglic and European dialects.
[3] An adjusted form of the Julian calendar that corrects discrepancies by fixing the leap year system. Equivalent to the Gregorian calendar.
I love the World building in this so far!

Question, what happens to Scandinavia/the Nordics, the Baltics, and Benelux ITTL? And what are their equivalents in Asia going to be? What’s going to be the equivalent of the Third Reich ITTL?
 
Question, what happens to Scandinavia/the Nordics, the Baltics, and Benelux ITTL? And what are their equivalents in Asia going to be? What’s going to be the equivalent of the Third Reich ITTL?
I'd guess the Not!Scandinavians would be the Ainu, Koryaks, and some Turkic/Tungusic peoples along the Sea of Okhotsk. The Not!Baltics would be Tungusic people southeast of the Amur River. And the Benelux would be around the place where Shanghai is.

Note, however, I feel like the Sea of Okhotsk and the North Pacific would be far too cold (way colder than the North Atlantic) for any Scandinavian equivalent states.
 
If we're going with Britain as the Japanese Analogue then it also needs to have a long period being under a Military Dictatorship where the King/Emperor is nothing but a figurehead.
 
What would the Hungary equivalent be related to in terms of OTL people, considering how the closest linguistic relatives of Hungarians can be found in Western Siberia? Yeniseian horsemen? Yakuts?
 
I wonder what could be the fates of Iceland and the Philippines in this timeline? Perhaps Iceland becomes a territory of an analogue United States, who uses that place as a principle Naval Base in the North Atlantic.
 
I wonder what could be the fates of Iceland and the Philippines in this timeline? Perhaps Iceland becomes a territory of an analogue United States, who uses that place as a principle Naval Base in the North Atlantic.
Since Greenland acts as an analogue for Alaska, Iceland could be the Aleutian Islands or Kamchatka. The Sakhalin equivalent might be the Faroes.

As for the Philippines, they'd be equivalent to Morocco, if that equivalency hasn't been taken yet by Southeast Asia.
 
Since Greenland acts as an analogue for Alaska, Iceland could be the Aleutian Islands or Kamchatka. The Sakhalin equivalent might be the Faroes.

As for the Philippines, they'd be equivalent to Morocco, if that equivalency hasn't been taken yet by Southeast Asia.

I guess, if that's the case, Siberia analogue will be Scandinavia, is that right?
 
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Marcus Antonius, higher Roman official.

In the wake of the death of Emperor Julian, his son Veturius was chosen by Mark Antony (a friend of the elder Caesar) and [ZHAO GAO EQUIVALENT] to avoid the accession of Veturius' brother Octavian, who was their rival. This was done through the means of an imperial Edict that ordered Octavian to kill himself. When it seemed like that had happened, Veturius was placed on the throne, becoming the next Roman emperor. This has been called into question by recent findings, which show that Veturius personally went and killed off Octavian so he can be the next emperor. In a twist of fate, however, the assassination wouldn't go as planned, setting up the events of the next few years.

Under the newly-crowned Emperor Veturian, the Roman Empire grew more authoritarian. Regular "purges" were conducted to ensure the absolute obedience of the highest generals to the State, and commoners were often punished for minor crimes. This was partly a result of Veturian growing mad with power like his father did, while also being the result of [ZHAO GAO]'s growing influence in Roman politics.

All of this, combined with Veturian's military incompetence as compared to his father, led the Roman Empire into a downward spiral, ultimately resulting in its fragmentation by 25 BC. As for Veturian, [ZHAO GAO] would ultimately turn on him in an attempt to gain more power, forcing Veturian to commit suicide. Following his death, [ZHAO GAO] took the throne for himself, but it was too late; the Roman government, shattered through the actions of Veturian and [ZHAO GAO], collapsed into numerous warring states and remaining generals.

This period, also known as the Veturian Fragmentation, would only last for months, as 2 rivalling forces would emerge from the mess: a Hispania-based force led by Sextus Pompey, an enemy of Caesar's, and an Italy-based force led by none other than Octavian, who had survived the attack on him by Veturian and continued to live undetected for the next several months. In a series of battles, Octavian would reconquer the Roman Empire, starting from Italy outward. Following the death of Pompey, Octavian would sit himself on the throne, proclaiming himself as Emperor Romulus.

The Romulean dynasty had begun.
 
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Since Greenland acts as an analogue for Alaska, Iceland could be the Aleutian Islands or Kamchatka. The Sakhalin equivalent might be the Faroes.

As for the Philippines, they'd be equivalent to Morocco, if that equivalency hasn't been taken yet by Southeast Asia.

I wonder what could take the place of Hawaii in the Atlantic. Maybe the Azores? Or Bermuda, possibly.

Regarding the Philippines, if they are Morocco, then I assume that means Indonesia would be the equivalent for the rest of North-Africa, with continental Southeast Asia being the Middle East? The parts of southern China that border Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar would then be the Balkans equivalent.
 
@shearsforest will there be a list of countries/cultures/regions that will be swapped? (I.e Rome and China, Great Britain and Japan, etc.)
Unfortunately, most certainly not; as has been expressed before, a complete 1:1 swap is impossible, and some liberties have to be taken. Some countries will be composites of multple other countries. Same vice versa.
 
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