Twilight Histories Cover: Aztec Steel

With the permission of Sam McDonald and Jordan Harbour, the phonation behind Twilight Histories, I acquaint this novel map in addition to description made past times Sam. It was inspired past times the “Aztec Steel” episode of Twilight Histories. Enjoy!

After the sack of Tenochtitlan, Chinese hegemony was established in addition to a novel era of Sino-Aztec cooperation in addition to rebuilding was born. The wealth brought past times China’s New World possessions, combined amongst a to a greater extent than outwardly thinking dynasty, meant that PRC was considered past times many nations inwards the West to live the most powerful field on earth.

PRC likewise made contact amongst the Incan Empire. The Inca cruel into a civil state of war afterwards the Old World diseases ready in. The civil state of war was betwixt those who wished to proceed merchandise amongst PRC in addition to those who wanted the foreigners out of their land. Eventually the Pro-Chinese faction won out. The Chinese began establishing colonies on Incan Earth to aid brand upwards for the depleted workforce.

China’s colonies became autonomous regions inside the Chinese sphere. This wasn’t caused past times whatever ill-will towards China, simply rather because nominal self-governance was a to a greater extent than efficient cast of managing distant lands. The old colonies silent retained unopen relations in addition to merchandise amongst China. Originally, the old colonies Xuya [1] in addition to Mexica comprised a unmarried province. The two, however, ultimately separate over ethnic tensions due to Xuya beingness to a greater extent than pure Han Chinese, piece Mexica was a mix of Aztec in addition to Chinese culture. Tawantinsuyu, China’s old Incan colony was a mix of Chinese in addition to Incan culture.

Xuya modeled itself closely off of China’s authorities where anyone was gratuitous to bring together if they passed the majestic exams. Mexica in addition to Tawantinsuyu modeled themselves off of traditional Aztec in addition to Incan authorities respectively, simply for sure Chinese elements such as majestic exams in addition to increased bureaucracy persisted. Other progressive social developments were seen inwards the autonomous regions including the banning of human sacrifices in addition to women beingness allowed to participate inwards the majestic exams.

Korea never established a colony inwards the New World. However, many Koreans made it to the New World through China’s autonomous zones. Today, Koreans brand upwards a noticeable minority inwards Xuya, Mexica in addition to Tawantinsuyu.

The tiny field of Tecas, made of an eclectic mix of Chinese, Korean, Aztec in addition to English linguistic communication settlers. The Tecas were a threat to the larger autonomous zones because they practiced a cast of right away democracy.

The Castilian established colonies inwards Cuba, Hispaniola in addition to Puerto Rico. However, lacking right away access to Aztec in addition to Incan gilded in addition to silverish meant that Espana never became a corking empire. Espana focused to a greater extent than on European affairs piece at the same fourth dimension putting to a greater extent than endeavour into the colonization of the Philippines. Espana likewise settled the Patagonia portion of South America, to the consternation of the Chinese, in addition to placed to a greater extent than emphasis on merchandise in addition to commerce rather than conquest. This economical strategy proved to a greater extent than sustainable for Espana inwards the long run, in addition to it remained a major ability inwards Europe.

England established its starting fourth dimension colony, Henrytown, inwards what would convey been Louisiana. It was unopen to the Chinese-Aztec autonomous regions, which was practiced for trade, yet far plenty away as to non pose a threat. England became the primary European trading partner for these regions. Despite the fact that one-half the colonist died inwards the starting fourth dimension yr due to malaria, the colony was a success. The English linguistic communication piece of cake expanded around the gulf coast amongst colonies called Chesapeake Bay in addition to Plymouth. English linguistic communication settlers encroached on the edges of the French Ohio River Valley where tensions rose.

Scotland likewise established merchandise amongst the Chinese-Aztecs. The English linguistic communication remained the Aztecs’ primary trading partner for arms in addition to armor, simply the Scottish traded something as valuable: whisky. The economic science benefits of trading amongst the Chinese-Aztecs meant that Scotland didn’t convey to merge amongst England in addition to remained an independent state. Scotland focused on colonizing Nova Scotia in addition to what would convey been New Brunswick in addition to New England. Their colony’s northern one-half was known as Nova Scotia, piece the southern one-half was called Massachusetts.

French Republic filled the ability vacuum caused past times Spain’s lack of an empire. Eager to maintain their spot on top, the French made colonizing the New World a priority. They colonized Canada in addition to the Ohio River Valley, in addition to the denser population of colonists allowed French Republic to retain its lands. New French Republic tended to live to a greater extent than set dorsum most organized faith than its woman bring upwards nation.

The New Netherlands continued to live in addition to thrive despite occasional border clashes amongst the Scottish colonies. About one-half their population was Dutch, piece the other one-half comprised of diverse foreigners. Meanwhile, Portugal colonized Brazil.

The royal families of Sweden in addition to Brandenburg united in addition to were known as the Great Britain of Sweden in addition to Brandenburg. Sweden-Brandenburg locomote a regional ability inwards the Baltic. It has established a little colony inwards the northern purpose of South America.


[1]: Xuya, the advert of ane of China’s old colonies, was originally a house holder I had until I could come upwards up amongst something better, simply as I worked on the map the advert stuck amongst me in addition to thus I kept it.  The advert itself roughly translates as Dawn Shore, in addition to I got it from Alliette De Bodard’s serial of alternate history curt stories, collectively known as the Xuya Stories, which convey a similar premise of PRC discovering the New World in addition to the Aztec Empire surviving.

This article was written past times Sam McDonald in addition to edited past times Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Harbour. It starting fourth dimension appeared on the Twilight Histories Facebook page.

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Sam McDonald is a college pupil from Shreveport, LA.  When non involved amongst his studies he tin live found making in addition to posting maps across the spider web in addition to working on curt stories that he hopes to convey published inwards magazines such as Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, in addition to the Escape Artists Podcasts.
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