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Carolingian Holy Roman Empire by Chanimur Carolingian Holy Roman Empire by Chanimur
A world where the HRE formed around Aachen and the Carolingians. It's much more centralized than the German-centered HRE of our world, with the Emperor holding much more power, an emperor in fact as well as name.

Subsequent events in this world's history include a Magyar immigration to Anatolia, not the Balkans, resulting in their eventual absorption and loss of national identity. The Avars grow into a powerful, centralized nation, as does Asturias. The Vandals survive in North Africa and are eventually converted to Islam. The Viking age concentrates its raids to the east, not willing to brave the power of the CHRE. Their one foray to the British Isles results in an invasion of Mercia by the CHRE.

Migration patterns and national origination is different in this world, as evidenced by a more westerly-oriented Poland.

One other note: the Americas were contacted by Europeans in the 13th century, but never colonized apart from scattered trading posts. As a result, many native American peoples developed strong nations of their own, on par with Europe. One of these, the Hadenosau (our world's Iroquois), is one of the strongest powers in the world, with colonies of its own in Africa and the Pacific.
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And Bulgaria?
Kollateralschaden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
So, what languages do they speak in this world? Does the HRE speak a Germanic tongue or a latin one?
EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The official languages of the Holy Roman Empire is both Germanic and Latin. There after in 1815, the official languages is German and French.
ramones1986 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really liked this map, especially an early unified Iberia.
Drawnzilla Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I imagine Pechenia is a Crimean Gothic State, but correct me if I'm wrong. Very creative idea to have he Magyar fade away in Anatolia, like the Galatians. Unfortunately, my precious Byzantium is still struggling. But, at least she's still there.
kasumigenx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really like this map..
fredrikslicer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
successions must be hell
JacekIINowy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
There is no German and Russian ... I really like this world!
wupto Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Holy Roman Empire was "Germany" back then, also there's Rusmark.
JacekIINowy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
German 20%, French 25%, Italians 10%, English 10%, the rest 35%.
It is a Union of Nations, not the German state. There will be no world wars :)
Little Russia is not a threat :)
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