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* The ''VideoGame/TheNewOrderLastDaysofEurope'' mod for ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron IV'' plays with this -- it is done straight before and during World War II for the Axis powers (mostly because it [[AnthropicPrinciple hard to pull off a crushing Axis victory without it]]), but the moment the Axis won, the timeline stops giving them breaks (at least for Germany; what has been hinted about Japan thus far suggests they're doing better), to the point that some slight wankish moments later on (such as Spain and Portugal uniting into a fascist Iberian Union) are direct counter-reactions to how badly Germany screws things up and the Reich appears to be on the brink of collapse by the start-date -- 1962, less than two decades after [=WW2=] ended.
* ZigZagged with ''VideoGame/KaiserreichLegacyOfTheWeltkrieg'', which started out as a strong subversion, but as the development of the mod progressed, it turned into bigger and bigger '''Imperial Germany''' wank. After the Kaiser refused to reenact unrestricted submarine warfare after the sinking of RMS ''Lusitania'', the USA does not get involved, leading to the failure of the Entente offensive in the west. Paris falls and the German Empire wins World War I in 1921 with a strategic stalemate against Great Britain. Then the mod goes just silly, as the battered and barely holding together Germany first sends expeditionary forces to Russia and does what the Entante couldn't - allowing White and Tsarist victory. ''Then'' they launch expedition to China and fight a massive war there with both local warlords and Japanese. In the end of it all, Germany controls one way or another half of Europe (via puppet states), almost all of Africa, Malaya, Indochina, most of China... By 1936, the German Kaiserreich is the foremost power in Europe but it has a desperate manpower shortage, it has failed to prevent hostile [[ChummyCommies syndicalist]] revolutions in France and Britain, its colonial empire is highly unstable and it suffers under a huge stock market crash immediately from the game start. Other events can see [[{{Irony}} a right-wing Russia backstabbing Germany]] [[DealWithTheDevil by siding with the Internationale]] to reverse the Brest-Litovsk Treaty, and a Second American Civil War resulting in a syndicalist victory. It's surprisingly likely for the [[CharacterTitle country that lends the mod its name]] [[DecoyProtagonist to be destroyed in only the first 5-10 years]].



* The ''VideoGame/TheNewOrderLastDaysofEurope'' mod for ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron IV'' plays with this -- it is done straight before and during World War II for the Axis powers (mostly because it [[AnthropicPrinciple hard to pull off a crushing Axis victory without it]]), but the moment the Axis won, the timeline stops giving them breaks (at least for Germany; what has been hinted about Japan thus far suggests they're doing better), to the point that some slight wankish moments later on (such as Spain and Portugal uniting into a fascist Iberian Union) are direct counter-reactions to how badly Germany screws things up and the Reich appears to be on the brink of collapse by the start-date -- 1962, less than two decades after [=WW2=] ended.
* Refreshingly {{averted|Trope}} by ''VideoGame/KaiserreichLegacyOfTheWeltkrieg''. The Kaiser refusing to reenact unrestricted submarine warfare after the sinking of RMS ''Lusitania'' leads to the USA not getting involved, leading to the failure of the Entente offensive in the west, Paris falls and the German Empire wins World War I in 1921. By 1936, the German Kaiserreich is the foremost power in Europe but it has a desperate manpower shortage, it has failed to prevent hostile [[ChummyCommies syndicalist]] revolutions in France and Britain, its colonial empire is highly unstable and it suffers under a huge stock market crash immediately from the game start. Other events can see [[{{Irony}} a right-wing Russia backstabbing Germany]] [[DealWithTheDevil by siding with the Internationale]] to reverse the Brest-Litovsk Treaty, and a Second American Civil War resulting in a syndicalist victory. It's surprisingly likely for the [[CharacterTitle country that lends the mod its name]] [[DecoyProtagonist to be destroyed in only the first 5-10 years]].


* ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'': Grantville, a small, coal-mining town turns into the ultimate Type 1 {{Eagleland}} wank, when it starts to meddle in the matters of 1630s Europe and reforms as '''United States of Europe'''. The fact the book turned into a colaborative series lead to the point where every single citizen of Grantville got elevated [[ADayInTheLimelight one way or another]] to the status of MagnificentBastard under various writers.

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* ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'': Grantville, a small, coal-mining town turns into the ultimate Type 1 {{Eagleland}} wank, when it starts to meddle in the matters of 1630s Europe and reforms as '''United States of Europe'''. The fact the book turned into a colaborative collaborative series lead to the point where every single citizen of Grantville got elevated [[ADayInTheLimelight one way or another]] to the status of MagnificentBastard under various writers.


* The marvel´s Captain Britain corp has two members (Centurion britannus from earth 4100)in which the Roman empire never fragmented.

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* The marvel´s Captain Britain corp has two members a member (Centurion britannus from earth 4100)in which the Roman empire never fragmented.


The marvel´s Captain Britain corp has two members (Centurion britannus from earth 4100)in which the Roman empire never fragmented.

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* The marvel´s Captain Britain corp has two members (Centurion britannus from earth 4100)in which the Roman empire never fragmented.

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The marvel´s Captain Britain corp has two members (Centurion britannus from earth 4100)in which the Roman empire never fragmented.


* ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}'', [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture while not technically an alternate history yet]], qualifies anyway. The backstory involves the current '''North Korea''' uniting with South Korea, and in just 15 years, becoming powerful enough to conquer half of the continental United States. Not forgetting Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei, East Timor and Papua New Guinea.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Homefront}}'', [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture while not technically an alternate history yet]], at the time of release]], qualifies anyway. The backstory involves the current '''North Korea''' uniting with South Korea, and in just 15 years, becoming powerful enough to conquer half of the continental United States. Not forgetting Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei, East Timor and Papua New Guinea.


Note that [[TropesAreTools none of this is necessarily or automatically a bad thing]]. Sometimes a plausible timeline with a purposefully maximized British Empire can be informative and entertaining, or valuable for some artistic purpose. Sometimes it's just a matter of [[RuleOfCool doing something fun and entertaining]]. It just may require a lot of WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.

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Note that [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools none of this is necessarily or automatically a bad thing]]. Sometimes a plausible timeline with a purposefully maximized British Empire can be informative and entertaining, or valuable for some artistic purpose. Sometimes it's just a matter of [[RuleOfCool doing something fun and entertaining]]. It just may require a lot of WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.



* '''The Eastern Roman Empire''', and the '''Malwa''' Empire before its collapse in the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries''. {{Justified}} in that they're both being aided by supercomputers from the future to advance technologically. TropesAreNotBad in this case--the point of the series is a series of geeky military thought experiments inside some truly epic war novels, rather than an attempt to build a complete and plausible alternate-history timeline.

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* '''The Eastern Roman Empire''', and the '''Malwa''' Empire before its collapse in the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries''. {{Justified}} in that they're both being aided by supercomputers from the future to advance technologically. TropesAreNotBad in this case--the The point of the series is a series of geeky military thought experiments inside some truly epic war novels, rather than an attempt to build a complete and plausible alternate-history timeline.


* ''Literature/OneNationUnderJupiter'': ''Ghana'' controls most of West Africa, while ''Japan'' is more of a colonial power than it ever was in real life. Partially subverted with ''Nova Roma'': While it's very much a superpower, it suffered great loss along the way and no longer controls any of the territory of the former Roman Empire.

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* ''Literature/OneNationUnderJupiter'': ''Ghana'' '''Ghana''' controls most of West Africa, while ''Japan'' '''Japan''' is more of a colonial power than it ever was in real life. Partially subverted with ''Nova Roma'': '''Nova Roma''': While it's very much a superpower, it suffered great loss along the way and no longer controls any of the territory of the former Roman Empire.



* ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'': ''Grantville'', a small, coal-mining town turns into the ultimate Type 1 {{Eagleland}} wank, when it starts to meddle in the matters of 1630s Europe. The fact the book turned into a colaborative series lead to the point where every single citizen of Grantville got elevated [[ADayInTheLimelight one way or another]] to the status of MagnificentBastard under various writers.

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* ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'': ''Grantville'', Grantville, a small, coal-mining town turns into the ultimate Type 1 {{Eagleland}} wank, when it starts to meddle in the matters of 1630s Europe.Europe and reforms as '''United States of Europe'''. The fact the book turned into a colaborative series lead to the point where every single citizen of Grantville got elevated [[ADayInTheLimelight one way or another]] to the status of MagnificentBastard under various writers.

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* ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'': ''Grantville'', a small, coal-mining town turns into the ultimate Type 1 {{Eagleland}} wank, when it starts to meddle in the matters of 1630s Europe. The fact the book turned into a colaborative series lead to the point where every single citizen of Grantville got elevated [[ADayInTheLimelight one way or another]] to the status of MagnificentBastard under various writers.

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*** In the ''Great War'' mod for ''VideoGame/NapoleonTotalWar'' (set on World War One European front), winning the campaign requires to do much than how it historically went (for instance, conquering German territories as France while in OTL's Great War the Entente never breaches in Germany's territory).


** ''VideoGame/VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun'' takes place toward the end of the Colonial Era and through the Industrial Era, featuring several events such as the Civil War, Wild West, and culminating in World War I, and all associated possible alternate futures.

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** ''VideoGame/VictoriaAnEmpireUnderTheSun'' takes place toward the end of the Colonial Era and through the Industrial Era, featuring several events such as the American Civil War, Wild West, Scramble for Africa, and culminating in World War I, and all associated possible alternate futures.


** [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology It's not really correct to call it "Dinosaurwank", since dinosaurs never existed in that universe]].


* In the first three-part ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'' story, '''Tibet''' (of all places) takes over the world. Making them also a kind of VillainSue.

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* In the first three-part ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'' story, '''Tibet''' (of all places) takes over the world. Making them also a kind of VillainSue.

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* Refreshingly {{averted|Trope}} by ''VideoGame/KaiserreichLegacyOfTheWeltkrieg''. The Kaiser refusing to reenact unrestricted submarine warfare after the sinking of RMS ''Lusitania'' leads to the USA not getting involved, leading to the failure of the Entente offensive in the west, Paris falls and the German Empire wins World War I in 1921. By 1936, the German Kaiserreich is the foremost power in Europe but it has a desperate manpower shortage, it has failed to prevent hostile [[ChummyCommies syndicalist]] revolutions in France and Britain, its colonial empire is highly unstable and it suffers under a huge stock market crash immediately from the game start. Other events can see [[{{Irony}} a right-wing Russia backstabbing Germany]] [[DealWithTheDevil by siding with the Internationale]] to reverse the Brest-Litovsk Treaty, and a Second American Civil War resulting in a syndicalist victory. It's surprisingly likely for the [[CharacterTitle country that lends the mod its name]] [[DecoyProtagonist to be destroyed in only the first 5-10 years]].

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