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22nd Feb '17 9:59:47 PM Eoppen
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* Creator/LNeilSmith wrote ''The Crystal Empire'', which features one of these.
* Creator/RobertSilverberg wrote ''The Gate of Worlds,'' in which the Amerindian civilizations survived due to the Black Plague hitting Europe much harder, leading to conquest by the Ottoman Turks.
9th Feb '17 1:59:21 PM KizunaTallis
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* There is a timeline in the Althistory wiki called simply as Aztec Empire, in which the Aztecs defeat Cortez and fearing another invasion, modernized and survived through the present day. The Incas do the same and is the rival empire of the Aztecs.

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* There is a timeline in the Althistory wiki Wiki called simply as ''[[http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Aztec_Empire Aztec Empire, Empire]], in which the Aztecs defeat drive Cortez and off and, fearing another invasion, modernized and survived through the present day. The Incas do the same and is the rival empire of the Aztecs.
26th Dec '16 7:16:48 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Ultima'', the protagonists reach an alternate timeline where the Maya have taken over the world and set about strip-mining the entire Solar System and colonising the galaxy. Everyone not directly involved in these projects lives on a vast cylindrical space station orbiting the Earth The space station, by the way, required so much raw material to construct that ''the Moon'' was ''entirely used up''. [[spoiler: Several butterflies lead to this. Firstly, the Roman Empire is persuaded to invade Germania rather than Britain, which leads to a Roman Empire that can afford to send colonists to South America with firearms in the 10th century. Then, a volcanic eruption causes bad harvests which weakens Rome to the point that the colonists are left to fend for themselves and intermingle with Amazonian natives. Inspired by Chinese travellers to the New World, the Maya expand eastwards, discover these Roman remnants and go on an eastwards journey of conquest until they return to the Pacific, having taken over the entire planet.]]

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* In Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Ultima'', the protagonists reach an alternate timeline where the Maya have taken over the world and set about strip-mining the entire Solar System and colonising the galaxy. Everyone not directly involved in these projects lives on a vast cylindrical space station orbiting the Earth Earth. The space station, by the way, required so much raw material to construct that ''the Moon'' was ''entirely used up''. [[spoiler: Several butterflies lead to this. Firstly, the Roman Empire is persuaded to invade Germania rather than Britain, which leads to a Roman Empire that can afford to send colonists to South America with firearms in the 10th century. Then, a volcanic eruption causes bad harvests which weakens Rome to the point that the colonists are left to fend for themselves and intermingle with Amazonian natives. Inspired by Chinese travellers to the New World, the Maya expand eastwards, discover these Roman remnants and go on an eastwards journey of conquest until they return to the Pacific, having taken over the entire planet.]]
5th Nov '16 11:05:09 AM nombretomado
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* ''IlivaisX'' opens with this, with the result being a massive LensmanArmsRace in which the Spanish and Aztecs conquer their entire hemispheres, create space colonies in the 1700s, and start fighting in HumongousMecha a few decades after our time. The Aztecs are portrayed as being fairly quirky for an empire, while the Iberians only have a few named characters and have a generally cold and bland feel.

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* ''IlivaisX'' ''Literature/IlivaisX'' opens with this, with the result being a massive LensmanArmsRace in which the Spanish and Aztecs conquer their entire hemispheres, create space colonies in the 1700s, and start fighting in HumongousMecha a few decades after our time. The Aztecs are portrayed as being fairly quirky for an empire, while the Iberians only have a few named characters and have a generally cold and bland feel.
2nd Nov '16 10:58:16 AM fgenzo159
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* The {{Tintin}} comic albums ''The Seven Crystal Balls'' and ''Prisoners Of The Sun'' feature a tribe of modern-day Incas as the main antagonists. They live in the Temple of the Sun, which is much like a HiddenElfVillage in the Andes Mountains, and the non-Incan Peruvians fear them enough to obey their commands.

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* The {{Tintin}} comic albums ''The Seven Crystal Balls'' and ''Prisoners Of The Sun'' feature a tribe of modern-day Incas as the main antagonists. They live in the Temple of the Sun, which is much like a HiddenElfVillage in the Andes Mountains, and the non-Incan Peruvians fear them enough to obey their commands. They don't seem to be wanting to take over the Americas, not even Peru. They are just dissatisfied with Calculus using the bracelet of a fictional ancient Inca king, Rascar Capac.
21st Sep '16 5:45:43 PM Cleric_Quarion
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* In Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Ultima'', the protagonists reach an alternate timeline where the Maya have taken over the world and set about strip-mining the entire Solar System and colonising the galaxy. Everyone not directly involved in these projects lives on a vast cylindrical space station orbiting the Earth The space station, by the way, required so much raw material to construct that ''the Moon'' was ''entirely used up''. [[spoiler: Several butterflies lead to this. Firstly, the Roman Empire is persuaded to invade Germania rather than Britain, which leads to a Roman Empire that can afford to send colonists to South America with firearms in the 10th century. Then, a volcanic eruption causes bad harvests which weakens Rome to the point that the colonists are left to fend for themselves and intermingle with Amazonian natives. Inspired by Chinese travellers to the New World, the Maya expand eastwards, discover these Roman remnants and go on an eastwards journey of conquest until they return to the Pacific, having taken over the entire planet.]]
16th Aug '16 10:18:17 PM somnolentSlumber
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* The city of Quechal in Max Gladstone's ''Literature/TwoSerpentsRise'' is a FantasyCounterpartCulture of this. Although it's not an empire so much as a {{Magitek}} version of a 21st century capitalist city-state--the old religion and its practice of HumanSacrifice were overthrown and replaced with the secular Craft discipline of magic.

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* The city of Quechal Dresediel Lex in Max Gladstone's ''Literature/TwoSerpentsRise'' is a FantasyCounterpartCulture of this.Los Angeles. Although it's not an empire so much as a {{Magitek}} version of a 21st century capitalist city-state--the old religion and its practice of HumanSacrifice were overthrown and replaced with the secular Craft discipline of magic.
26th May '16 10:40:16 PM PaulA
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* In ''The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump'' by Creator/HarryTurtledove, Spain didn't colonize America until considerably later than in our world. So there's an Aztec empire (with a thin veneer of Spanishness) in the place of Mexico, and all the Spanish names in the southwestern United States are in English (the protagonist lives in Angels City; the spell dump of the title is in St. Ferdinand's Valley; and so on...)

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* In ''The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump'' ''Literature/TheCaseOfTheToxicSpellDump'' by Creator/HarryTurtledove, Spain didn't colonize America until considerably later than in our world. So there's an Aztec empire (with a thin veneer of Spanishness) in the place of Mexico, and all the Spanish names in the southwestern United States are in English (the protagonist lives in Angels City; the spell dump of the title is in St. Ferdinand's Valley; and so on...)
12th May '16 10:04:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TabletopGame/GURPSAlternateEarths'', one of the alternate realities was Ezcalli, a world dominated by the Tenocha Empire (a heavy updating of the Aztec Empire, set in 1840). In ''Alternate Earths II'', the 15th century Midgard setting included human-sacrificing Mixtecs.[[labelnote:*]]Naturally since this is GURPS, [[ShownTheirWork the writers' work is shown]]. In both cases the American peoples are "saved" by contact occuring earlier than in our world. Midgard has the Vikings roll over most of Europe thanks to GreekFire; Norse, Basque and Muslim explorers reach the Americas in the 10th-12th centuries with less technological disparity and [[KnightsTemplar without a conquistador's mindset]]. In Tenochca a Carthagenian fleet is blown to Cuba in 508 BC; this gives the Americans horses, iron and a head start in developing immunity to European diseases. The Old World gets corn and potatoes, both of which prevent Rome from maintaining its authority through Egyptian grain. The Roman Empire ends with Nero, and the bulk of Europe remains a patchwork of warring states until the Mongols take over in the 1200s. How the Aztecs still come to power despite a divergence point 1800 years before their emergence is {{lampshaded}} in a sidebar.[[/labelnote]]

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* In ''TabletopGame/GURPSAlternateEarths'', one of the alternate realities was Ezcalli, a world dominated by the Tenocha Empire (a heavy updating of the Aztec Empire, set in 1840). In ''Alternate Earths II'', the 15th century Midgard setting included human-sacrificing Mixtecs.[[labelnote:*]]Naturally since this is GURPS, [[ShownTheirWork the writers' work is shown]]. In both cases the American peoples are "saved" by contact occuring earlier than in our world. Midgard has the Vikings roll over most of Europe thanks to GreekFire; Norse, Basque and Muslim explorers reach the Americas in the 10th-12th centuries with less technological disparity and [[KnightsTemplar [[KnightTemplar without a conquistador's mindset]]. In Tenochca a Carthagenian fleet is blown to Cuba in 508 BC; this gives the Americans horses, iron and a head start in developing immunity to European diseases. The Old World gets corn and potatoes, both of which prevent Rome from maintaining its authority through Egyptian grain. The Roman Empire ends with Nero, and the bulk of Europe remains a patchwork of warring states until the Mongols take over in the 1200s. How the Aztecs still come to power despite a divergence point 1800 years before their emergence is {{lampshaded}} in a sidebar.[[/labelnote]]
11th May '16 5:42:12 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''VideoGame/RiseOfNations'' the [[http://riseofnations.wikia.com/wiki/Maya Mayans]], [[http://riseofnations.wikia.com/wiki/Aztecs Aztecs]], and [[http://riseofnations.wikia.com/wiki/Inca Incas]] all get special versions of modern units.

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* In ''VideoGame/RiseOfNations'' the [[http://riseofnations.wikia.com/wiki/Maya Mayans]], [[http://riseofnations.wikia.com/wiki/Aztecs Aztecs]], and [[http://riseofnations.wikia.com/wiki/Inca Incas]] all get special versions of modern units. Some of the promotional material even includes such phrases as "Where were you when the Aztecs dropped the bomb?" with a picture of a man wearing a gas mask and colorful feathery clothing.
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