This game's scenario is in a parallel universe I created, in which the flow of history has been deflected on many different alternate courses. Several highly unlikely OTL events, big and small, have disrupted history in this parallel universe and gone down an alternate path. Some places like Republic of Bavaria are unique geopolitical quirks of this world. The game spins around the alternate scenario I set out. It is set in the early 1990s and is based on communist hard-liners toppling Gorby in 1991. It is also backed up by factual pages so as to give users both a short education on the real life topic and an understanding of the game's alternate era scenario.
This base map is the one all start maps will be taken from. It is the parallel universe's map for 1994. Note that the French kept some of the 1937 colonial borders in Africa, so some OTL nations are a bit diferent in shape.
Table of the in game/alternate history nations!Edit
OTL geographic location.
|ATL Political alignment.||ATL sate of political foundation and ATL independence.||
ATL Ethnic and religions groups.
|ATL Capitol city.||ATL Population in 1991.|
|Islamic Emirate of Waziristan||Khatlon Region||Pro-Afghanistan leanings.||Faqir of Ipi started his guerilla warfare against the British Empire throughout the 1930s and 1940s until the British departure in 1948. It became independent in 1948, under Afghan protection.||A unstable mix of radical and non radical Sunni Moslem Pashtuns and||1,250,000.|
|People's Soviet Republic of Tanu Tuva||Tuva Autonomous region.||Neutral, but with pro-Mongolia leanings.||Left on December 28, 1991 fearing Russian nationalism and hard-line communism. It is in a state of cold war with the remnant USSR.||It is a stable mix of Orthodox Russians and Buddhist Tuvan Mongols.||Kyzyl||350,000|
|Democratic Republic of Socialist Manchuria||OTL Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces of China.||Both pro-China and pro-Russia.||Manchukuo was conquered by the USSR in 1945 and became an independent Soviet and Chines joint satellite state in 1946.The southern part of the Liaodong Peninsula (the Kwantung Leased Territory) Was returned to China by the Soviets in 1946. Manchuria sided with China over the Sino-Soviet split (1960–1989), but was not so extrem as China was on the issue. They gave the empty part that is also in OTL Inner Mongolia to China as a act of diplomatic friendship in 1972.||Harbin||118,000,000|
|Omsk SSR||OTL Omst Oblast||Left on December 28, 1991 fearing hard-line communism. It is in a state of cold war with the remnant USSR.||Omsk||1,500,000|
|Tuipui river Princely State||OTL Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur states.||Was separated by the British from India and Pakistan in 1947. It became independent in 1948.||Dimapur||7,500,000|
|Former OTL Nakhichevanstan Khanate and OTL Erivan Khanate||Neutral, but with pro-Persian and pro-Western leanings.||The former Khanate was separated from Persia and became a independent buffer state in 1828. The former OTL Nakhichevanstan Khanate and OTL Erivan Khanate merged to form Armenia in 1998. It was annexed by T'zar Nicolas II in 1910, left in 1918. It was annexed once more by the RSFR in 1920 until independence in 1921 Due to moral pressure by Woodrow Wilson. They had a short border war with Turkey in 1928. It was briefly occupied by the USSR for a few months in 1935, 1936, 1937 and 1939 after various border wars with the Azerbaijan SSR. Finaly conqured by them in 1964.||It is a unstable mix of Armenians and Armenian Orthodox, with notable Kurdish, Azari, Sunni Islam and Shia Islamic minoraties.||Nakhichevan and Yerevan.||7,500,000|
|Emirate of Herat||Former OTL Emirate of Herat||Neutral, but with pro-Iranian leanings.||Herat was not annexed by Afghanistan in 1863. The emirate was conqured by the Soviets in 1925, but regainde independence with Afghan help in 1926.||Herat.||250,000|
|Talysh Republic||The former OTL Talysh Khanate.||Neutral, but with pro-Iranian leanings.||The former Khanate was separated from Persia and became a independent buffer state in 1828. It was annexed by T'zar Nicolas II in 1910, left in 1918 and retained it's independence in 1921 due to moral pressure by Woodrow Wilson, until it was re-annexed the RSFR in 1922 until final independence in 1991 due to the partial breakup of the USSR.||It is mix of Talysh, Persians and Azari, all of whom are Shi'ites.||Lenkaran.||500,000.|
|Democratic Republic of Bavaria||OTL Bavaria Region||Pro-Western with pro-NATO leanings.||America decreed that it was to become an independent nation when the rest of the Allied zones became the FRG and GDR. It was formulated in 1949 and became independent in 1959.||Bavarian Germans and Catholic.||Munich||12,500,000|
|State of Katanga||Former OTL State of Katanga||12,500,000|
|Republic of Karelia||OTL Karelia Autonomous
region, less it's coastline.
|Neutral, but with pro-Finnish leanings.||It became a Soviet puppet state in 1925 rather than being fully annexed in 1945 as a way of forestalling future Finnish nationalism. It became a liberal democracy on July 1st, 1989.||1,750,000|
|Basque Country of Euskadi||OTL Basque Country||Strictly neutral.||5,500.000|
|Republic of Vorarlberg||Austria's province of Vorarlberg.||Strictly neutral.||In a referendum held in Vorarlberg on 11 May 1919, over 80% of those voting supported a proposal for the state to join the Swiss Confederation. However this was prevented by the opposition of the Austrian government, the Allies, Swiss liberals, the Swiss-Italians and the Swiss-French. As a result it became an independent state.||They are Catholic Alamanic Germans.||Bregenz.||375,000|
|Khanate of Kunduz||The Afghan Province of Kunduz||Neutral, but with pro-Islamic leanings.||The khanate was not destroyed by Afghanistan in 1859. The British and Afghans briefly annexed it to Afghanistan between 1920 until independence in 1921 Due to moral pressure by Woodrow Wilson. It remained a vassal of Afghanistan, Persia and the USSR until the end of the the Soviet conquest of December 1979 to February 1989.||It is a stable mix of Uzbek and Tadjik Sunni Moslems.||Kunduz||975,000|
|Republic of Trabzon||Neutral, but with pro-Western leanings.||Rebelled against Turkish rule in 1919. It was annexed by the Turks in 1920 until independence in 1921 Due to moral pressure by Woodrow Wilson.||It is a unstable mix of Orthodox Greeks and Turkish Sunni Moslems.||Trabzon||2,555,000|
|Republic of the Khatlon Region||Khatlon Region||Neutral, but with pro-Afghanistan leanings.||Declaired UDI under the rule of various reform minded dissidents would opposed the remnant Soviet invasion January 1st, 1992. They feared Russian nationalism and hard-line communism.||A unstable mix of Sunni Moslem Tadjiks and Uzbeks||Qurghonteppa||1,250,000.|
|Permian Democratic Republic||Perm Oblast and Sverdlovsk Oblast.||Orthodox Russians, Nenets and Komi||Perm and Sverdlovsk.||7,500,000|
|Democratic Republic of Nizhny Novgorod||Nizhny Novgarod Oblast||Orthadox Russians||Nizhny Novgarod||3,350,000|
|Tartarstan||Tartastan Autonomous Region||Kazan|
|Urdmertia||Urdmertia Autonomous Region|
|Republic of Ryzan||Ryzan Oblast||Neutral, but with pro-nationalist Russian leanings.||It left the USSR on December 28th due to the success of the anti-Gorby coup since it hard-line communism||Orthadox Russians||Ryzan||1,250,000|
|Reborn State of Buryat-Mongolia||Buryat Autonomous region.||Neutral, but with pro-Mongolia leanings.||It left the USSR on December 28th due to the success of the anti-Gorby coup. Feared Russian nationalism and hard-line communism||It is a stable mix of Orthodox Russians and Buddhist Buryat Mongols.||Ulan-Ude.||1,100,000.|
|Democratic Gdańsk-Gdynia-Sopot Republic||Catholic and Polish, with some Protestants and Lithuanian as well.||Gdańsk|
The pro-democracy leaders Alexander Dubček, Václav Klaus, Vladimír Mečiar, Václav Havel, Mircea Snegur, Lech Wałęsa, Ion Iliescu, Galina Starovoitova, Gorby and Lothar de Maizière have all fled there nations and live in exile in Paris. Kazakh party leader Nursultan Nazarbayev was denounced by the National Praesidium, briefly jailed in Siberia and then banished to Turkey for promoting market economics in the region.
Boris Yelstin leads the rebels of Perm Oblast and Oleg Ivanovich Lobov leads the rebels of Sverdlovsk Oblast. The nation they created is known as the Permian Democratic Republic.
Boris Nemtsov is the leader of the rebel Democratic Republic of Nizhny Novgorod. Boris Grigoryevich Fyodorov, Vladimir Filippovich Shumeyko, Sergey Vladilenovich Kiriyenko, Grigory Yavlinsky and Viktor Chernomyrdin are in his government.
Dmitry Medvedev leads the rebels of Ryzan Oblast.
Sergey Baburin and General Alexander Lebed fled to Omsk and set up the rebel Republic of Omsk.
Warning, to the player of the renewed GDR and remnant USSR, Angela Merkel is planning to take over E. Germany's communist party like she did our Germany's CDU. The head of the remnant USSR's KGB forces in the renewed GDR is non other than Vladimir Putin. In this world he kept his job and was not recalled back to Moscow after the fall of communism. He wishes to become the new remnant Soviet dictator after Gennady Yanayev poor lungs finally give way some time in the future (OTL- he died of lung cancer in 2010).
Note that several identical rebel groups occurred in both our and the parallel world. Chechenya, Dagestan, Balkaria, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region and Igushetia all declaired UDI from the USSR or it's decendant states as in real life and are run by local thugs and warlords.
A Warning, to the players of the renewed GDR and remnant USSR, Angelia Merkel is planning to take over E. Germany's communist party like she did our Germany's CDU. The head of the remnant USSR's KGB forces in the renewed GDR is non other than Vladimir Putin. In this world he kept his job and was not recalled back to Moscow after the fall of communism. He wishes to become the new remnant Soviet dictator after Gennady Yanayev poor lungs finally give way some time in the future (OTL- he died of lung cancer in 2010).