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15th May '17 9:04:45 AM GrigorII
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* What if magic existed and worked? (In order to qualify for this trope, this must be combined with another point of divergence.)

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* What if magic existed and worked? (In order to qualify for this trope, this must be combined with another point of divergence.)


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Have in mind that, other than the point of divergence and the consequences of it, the setting must still be close to the real world. A real time period filled with unrealistic stuff at all corners is not alternate history, it's something else. For example, the middle ages filled with elves, dwarves, orcs and magic is a MedievalEuropeanFantasy, and a more modern setting with them is an UrbanFantasy. If the point of divergence is an unrealistic event (for example, "what if an advanced alien ship crashed in Germany during WWII and the nazis got all sorts of alien techs from it?"), then see WeirdHistoricalWar.
15th May '17 7:42:30 AM Arcorann
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' takes place in a timeline where things went really well for British imperialism; the Celts kicked Julius Caesar and the Romans off the island, Elizabeth I had male heirs, [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution "Washington's Rebellion"]] failed... all with the cumulative effect of making "Britannia" the only superpower on the planet as of the early 21st century. They ''were'' defeated by Napoleon, though, forcing them to abandon Britain and relocate to what had been the colonies -- that is, North America, which is ''entirely'' under their control. Napoleon's Europe-spanning empire also laid the foundation for a faux-EU before he died (likely of poisoning by one of Queen Bessie's spies). The calendar is all messed up as well, being at least 55 years behind ''our'' calendar. Technology, in the meantime, is vastly more advanced, with powerful mecha, existing in their 2010 (our ''1955'').
** In other words, the main bulk of the story takes place in what our world would know as ''TheSixties,'' given how ATB 2017-18 translates to AD 1962-63.
*** It bears mentioning that there are certain factors present in the world of Anime/CodeGeass that indicated that perhaps it NeverWasThisUniverse. Such as Sakuradite and Geass itself.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' takes place in a timeline where things went really well for British imperialism; the Celts kicked Julius Caesar and the Romans off the island, Elizabeth I had male heirs, [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution "Washington's Rebellion"]] failed... all with the cumulative effect of making "Britannia" the only superpower on the planet as of the early 21st century. They ''were'' defeated by Napoleon, though, forcing them to abandon Britain and relocate to what had been the colonies -- that is, North America, which is ''entirely'' under their control. Napoleon's Europe-spanning empire also laid the foundation for a faux-EU before he died (likely of poisoning by one of Queen Bessie's spies). The calendar is all messed up as well, being at least 55 years behind ''our'' calendar. Technology, in the meantime, is vastly more advanced, with powerful mecha, existing in their 2010 (our ''1955'').
** In other words, the main bulk of the story takes place in what our world would know as ''TheSixties,'' given how ATB 2017-18 translates to AD 1962-63.
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It bears mentioning that there are certain factors present in the world of Anime/CodeGeass that indicated that perhaps it NeverWasThisUniverse. Such as Sakuradite and Geass itself.
28th Apr '17 12:48:34 AM Santosificationable
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* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' fuses the titular vampire character from ''Literature/Dracula'' with the historical Vlad III, where the infamous [[RoyalBlood voivode]] is condemned to vampirism after blaming God for the suicide of his wife, Elisabeta.
19th Apr '17 1:58:31 PM Vilui
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* What if magic existed and worked? (In order to qualify for this trope this has to be attached to one of the other examples)

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* What if magic existed and worked? (In order to qualify for this trope trope, this has to must be attached to one combined with another point of the other examples)
divergence.)
19th Apr '17 11:29:09 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' takes place in a version of Earth that has been ruled by a shapeshifting alien demon at least since the medieval times. Under his rule, society has developed into an anachronistic dystopia where he enslaved countless civilizations and turned his attention to the stars conquering several other planets in the process, which worlds and attracted the presence of alien beings to Earth.
15th Apr '17 9:14:05 AM nombretomado
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** ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' initially starts out as a steampunk crossover of characters of Victorian literature, but in following volumes all of fiction begins to intertwine with actual history. Half-fairie [[TheFaerieQueene Queen Gloriana]] rules instead of Elizabeth I, postwar Britain sees the rise and fall of the [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Ingsoc regime]] and there's a war in [[Series/TheWestWing Qumar ]] in the Noughties.

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** ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' initially starts out as a steampunk crossover of characters of Victorian literature, but in following volumes all of fiction begins to intertwine with actual history. Half-fairie [[TheFaerieQueene [[Literature/TheFaerieQueene Queen Gloriana]] rules instead of Elizabeth I, postwar Britain sees the rise and fall of the [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Ingsoc regime]] and there's a war in [[Series/TheWestWing Qumar ]] in the Noughties.
8th Apr '17 11:53:13 PM ElectroKraken
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* YouTube series "What If" by AlternateHistoryHub, hypothesizes various historical situations with a few possibilities. Keeping in mind, of course, what happens is the result of numerous factors and cautioning that their scenario is just one of many. A few examples include "What if the Black Death Never Happened," "What if Napolean Never Rose to Power?" and "What If The South Won The Civil War?"

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* YouTube series "What If" by AlternateHistoryHub, WebVideo/AlternateHistoryHub, hypothesizes various historical situations with a few possibilities. Keeping in mind, of course, what happens is the result of numerous factors and cautioning that their scenario is just one of many. A few examples include "What if the Black Death Never Happened," "What if Napolean Never Rose to Power?" and "What If The South Won The Civil War?"
28th Feb '17 4:46:18 PM WaterBlap
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* Creator/JuliusCaesar conquered Gaul (modern France), defeated Vercingetorix and annexed the territory to the Roman Empire. All of it? Yes. All of it. ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' is based on an alternate history scenario: Caesar defeated only ''most'' of the gauls, with the exception of an UndefeatableLittleVillage that resists, then and ever, the invader. All the conventional Roman warfare is useless, because the village druid created a magic potion that gives SuperStrength. All Asterix stories are either about a futile attempt of Rome to conquer this village in some non-standard way, or Asterix and Obelix making a visit to some other ancient civilization (all of them, however, were just humoristic expies of modern countries, rather than realistic portrayals of their ancient counterparts).

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* Creator/JuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar conquered Gaul (modern France), defeated Vercingetorix and annexed the territory to the Roman Empire. All of it? Yes. All of it. ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' is based on an alternate history scenario: Caesar defeated only ''most'' of the gauls, with the exception of an UndefeatableLittleVillage that resists, then and ever, the invader. All the conventional Roman warfare is useless, because the village druid created a magic potion that gives SuperStrength. All Asterix stories are either about a futile attempt of Rome to conquer this village in some non-standard way, or Asterix and Obelix making a visit to some other ancient civilization (all of them, however, were just humoristic expies of modern countries, rather than realistic portrayals of their ancient counterparts).
27th Feb '17 2:13:36 PM Abdiel
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* In the original fiction[[https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3206139]] version of ''KeitAi'', the girl's strange area code isn't the only thing that's different compared to the boy's universe. In the boy's timeline, the [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Lost Decade of Japan]] never happened, the Creator/{{Nintendo}} Ultra CD exists, the {{Sony}} {{PlayStation}} and the VirtualBoy don't, and the Wrestling/{{WWE}} is still the [[AttitudeEra WWF]].

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* In the original fiction[[https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3206139]] version of ''KeitAi'', ''WebOriginal/KeitAi'', the girl's strange area code isn't the only thing that's different compared to the boy's universe. In the boy's timeline, the [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Lost Decade of Japan]] never happened, the Creator/{{Nintendo}} Ultra CD exists, the {{Sony}} {{PlayStation}} and the VirtualBoy don't, and the Wrestling/{{WWE}} is still the [[AttitudeEra WWF]].
27th Feb '17 1:05:52 PM Abdiel
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* In the original fiction[[https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3206139]] version of ''KeitAi'', the girl's strange area code isn't the only thing that's different compared to the boy's universe. In the boy's timeline, the [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Lost Decade of Japan]] never happened, the Creator/{{Nintendo}} Ultra CD exists, the {{Sony}} {{PlayStation}} and the VirtualBoy don't, and the Wrestling/{{WWE}} is still the [[AttitudeEra WWF]].
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