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Roleplay / A World Without America

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A World Without America (or "AWWA") is an alternate history roleplay on NationStates. The main POD is about what you would expect: America is defeated in the Revolutionary War. The story primarily focuses around the British Empire beating the Americans in their revolution, but has had several other effects as nations rewrite the history of their nations; including a Japanese Empire being a juggernaut and being best frenemies with China, to a Confederate naval and air attack on Pearl Harbor in 1891 as part of a twisted version of Manifest Destiny, to the Inca Empire surviving Spanish conquest, to the German principalities uniting in the 1820s to form a Greater Germany, to.... well, you get the point. It was temporarily put into hiatus, but was later revived in 2015.


This roleplay provides examples of:

  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": Sunbombs are nuclear bombs.
  • Crapsaccharine World:
    • Mecca gets turned to nuclear slag on April 22, 1964.
    • Japan wipes out the Manchurians.
    • Nazi cannibals in Ruthenia, and theocratic racists in Russia.* Didn't Think This Through: Germany gets their hands on a bunch of colonies in Africa... and then promptly neglects the Kaiserliche Marine.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Rations for citizens in the "Greater Ruthenian State" were often increased after the Natsis cleared out the ghettos... that meat paste doesn't look too good... ew.
  • Imperial China: The Qing Dynasty, which lasts most of the RP before being dissolved after World War II, in 1919.
  • God-Emperor: Empress Meiji of Japan.
  • Gratuitous Nazis: Ruthenia is literally the birthplace of Nazism... or rather, Natsism. Ironically, it's a Slavic ideology that advocates the genocide of inferiors (primarily Germans and Muslim Tatars.)
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  • A Million Is a Statistic: The number of people that die during the 20th century vastly exceeds the combined death tolls of World War I and World War II in our original timeline.
  • Pen Name:
    • Emmanuel Carasso uses Ferdinand Eichemann.
    • The von Licht writing dynasty uses many, many of these.
    • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk uses Ludwig Eichemann.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized:
    • Rose Revolution in 1980 Japan.
    • Russia's Revolutions in 1910 and 1991.
    • The Iranian Revolution
    • Kyiv Putsch
  • Richard Nixon the Used Car Salesman: This trope occurs many times in this timeline.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something:
    • During a revolution in 1980, Empress Akane of Japan rams a Ruthenian sword through the stomach of one of the plotters on live television, which is seen by millions of people all over the world.
    • The Japanese do this really often. Empress Catherine, Akane's mother, commanded an infantry division during the Indonesian War, and raised the Japanese flag over Batavia in 1968.
  • Slave Race:
    • Manchurians in Manchukuo.
    • Tatars (if they're lucky) in Ruthenia.
    • Ugyhurs are essentially seen as inferior under the fascist regime in China. To this day, race relations in Xinjiang are very poor.
  • Watching Troy Burn: Japanese attack fleet during the Great War as they fly over the San Francisco earthquake disaster.


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