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Holy Persian Empire by Sapiento Holy Persian Empire by Sapiento
This alternate history map shows the Holy Persian Empire, on of the many successor states of the Mongolian Empire. Temudjin, better known as Chinggis Khan, converts to the Nestorian branch of Christianity during his time with the Kereit tribe, founding a Christian-Mongolian dynasty.
The main thrust in the west goes more to the Holy Land with side shows in Europe; under Ögedei Khan and Paolos Hülagü Khan the Sultanates in the Middle East are crushed and Christianity is restored. Great Khan Yohannis Möngke, and later Great Khan Petros Qurutai of North China, confirm the rule of Paolos Hülegü Khan over the Holy Land.
Over the time the Great Empire breaks up, but its most powerful successors, the Holy Persian Empire, the Delhian Empire and the Chinese Yuan Empire (both with a strong Christian influence) have still a large influence.
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grisador Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Amazing work here !
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not only is the Persian empire mighty and the Ottomans are non existant but Bulgaria is still there :heart:
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filip2000ko Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
This is one of best if not the best alternate history maps you've made! Great job! In fact, it inspired me to make my own map of the world in this timeline. Unfortunetly, I currently do not have a page on Deviantart, so you can't see it.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Gimme a note once you have it posted.
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filip2000ko Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2016
I'm sorry, but I can't find it. It seems I must've deleted it in one of my file cleanups about a year ago. However I printed it earlier for some reason. I can describe it to you:
Asia: Siberian Khanate in the north and northeast, Khaganate of Mongolia, which is an extended OTL eqivalent including north China, Manchuria and the islands of Sakhalin and Hokkaido, and lands east from Baikal. These two also managed to colonize considerable portions of Eastern North America. Kingdom of Tibet, which is and extended OTL Tibet. Southern Song China, as you described for somone in the comments. Kingdom of Joseon (Korea), Kingdom of Japan, Khanate of Indokhyatadyn (Indochina), Majapailan Empire (Southeast Asia and Oceania), Delchian Empire (Northern India) and Pandya Empire (Southern India and Ceylon), Beluchistan Khanate (extended OTL Pakistan), Chagatai Khanate (Southern Central Asia), Golden Khanate (mostly OTL lands).

Europe: Duchy of Novgorod (extended OTL Novgorod), Poland-Lithuania (without losing land in the east), Kalmar Union (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and northmost of Germany, most of Finland, Iceland, Greenland and Northern Canada), Teutonic State (Estonia and northmost Latvia), Hungarian Kingdom (medieval Hungary), Bulgarian Kingdom (mostly OTL Bulgaria), Serbian Empire (medieval Serbia), Byzantine Empire (most of Turkey, Thrace, most of Greece), Holy Roman Empire (OTL and Naples), Papal State (lands from OTL), Kingdom of Iberia (obvs, Sardinia, and Sicily) UK (obvs and Irleand). France never recovered from their medieval crisies and thus it was ultimately partitined by HRE, UK and KI. 

Africa: Empire of Ethiopia dominates most of North Africa, exept Libya including Tunisia, which became it's vassal, South Middle East (I'll explain later) and (Northern Madagascar). Mali Empire (most of West Africa), Bornu Empire (Westcentral Africa), Lunda and Luba Kingdoms (Southcentral Africa), Great Zimbawe Empire (South Africa and most of Madagascar).

Americas: United States of Columbia (Central and Eastern 
Canada  and US (exept Florida)). Mexican Empire (obvs and Southern US), Carribean Federation (Caribbean archipelago, Florida, Belize, Costa Rica). The fallowing are Iberian vassals and are mostly as they were in OTL. Kingdoms of New Grenada, Peru (including Chile, but disconnected by a small patch of land of K. of Rio de la Plata), and Brazil.

Soooooooooooo, that's it what do you think? During the creation of that map, I also made up some Alt-history to fill it in. Would you like to read it?
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Lots of details. But I hardly have time at the moment to read much.
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filip2000ko Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
I'll make it brief then:
After crushing the Muslims, the Mongols, and ultimetely their succesor states, enter an alliance with the Vatican. It consists of cultural and economical exchange between Asia and Europe. Scholars and architects from both ends of Eurasia travel to the other, bringing their achievments with them. This continues even after the fall of the Mongol Empire. 
Africa, after the conversion of Ethiopians to Christianity, is also slowly converted, creating large states listed in the previous comment. 
Americas are ultimately discovered, albeit later, by Sibero-Mongol colonists, through Alaska. Unofficial ''scramble'' ensues. South and Central Americas are colonized by Iberia, and North America by the British, Nordics, Mongols and Sibero-Mongols. After a few years rebelions erupt, resulting in the colonies gaining autonomy, but not independence. In 1708, Ethiopia betrays HPE fragmenting it and annexing some of it's territory, becoming the new superpower
Also, the Reformation does happen, but it is longer and instead results in reformation of the Christian Church, not it's fragmentation.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds interesting.
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filip2000ko Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Thanks! Also, when you have time, maybe you could create a map of the world in this timeline based on my description?
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No.
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Caenwyr Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
This is magnificent, Sapiento!

One tiny remark, however: the Nasser Lake in Upper Egypt didn't exist until the 20th century, when a dam was constructed near Aswan (Asuan on your map). Apart from that, I really really love this!
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ramones1986 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Persianized and Christianized Chinggis Khan? Wow! That's majestic! Will he abandon the Mongol script, or not?

I wonder who will manage the Mongol tribes back in their homeland?
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ramones1986 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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SharksinSpace Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Oh the doctrinal conflicts this timeline could foster!
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Whatever becomes of Islam ?
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A minor religion.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Christian Khan crucifying most of Asia... Oi D:
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Laiqua-lasse Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
This is wonderful! Have you thought in more detail of how other parts of the world would look like?
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
A little bit. There's - as I stated - still a Mongolian dynasty in North China (the South broke free), and a Mongolian ruled North India.
Australia is already known (discovered by Yuan traders). The last remnants of Muslim rule in Europe were crushed in the 1320 with Mongol help. Generally the Persian Emperor-Khan (who also has the title of Protector of Jerusalem) has a special position among the Christian rulers. A great expedition to Italy in 1290 (just a visit, but with a large fleet and army to portrait the power) lead to a treaty between the Holy See and Persia, giving the Catholic and Nestorian (and other Eastern rites) an equal level.

Just a few ideas.
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SirGodspeed Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Have you thought about how native Mongolian religion might've influenced the Nestorian Church? I was thinking about how Tengri is interestingly similar to the Judeo-Christian God, ie. being associated with the sky, fatherhood and eternity.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not really. My focus was more on conversion to a Christian branch, wihout working on the details.
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Laiqua-lasse Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Quite intriguing, all of them :)
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, again. :)
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Rome, oh sweet Rome!
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Milesian27 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Genghis Khan converts to Nestorianism and founds a Christian empire? I wish I had come up with that idea. xD
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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azivegu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Nice map, just one question

What is tripoli doing in Libenon???
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Caenwyr Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
There are several Tripolis in the Arab world. One of them is in Lebanon: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripoli,…
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AbuSuhaibII Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
there is 2 cities named (Tripoli)
One in Libya which is the capital of Libya, and the other in Lebanon
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
Where should it be instead??????
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
He doesn't know about ancient Tripoli and thinks you put the Libyan city there.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I had assumed the same, but couldn't know for sure.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That's my best guess :shrug:

Interesting map by the way. I only dislike the scenarios large spread of Christianity...
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cellolott Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Nice alternateHistory&map!
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Xumarov Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Long live ARAN!!!
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SirGodspeed Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Ironically, it wouldn't be so much "Aryan" (ie. Indo-European) as it would be Turko-Mongolic with religious practices based from a Semittic religion (ie. Judaism).
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Xumarov Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aran where Baku lies, azerbaijan..
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SirGodspeed Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Ah, excuse me then. XD
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Awesome concept and an awesome map to boot. Settings like these are always fun to see illustrated.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
There also looks like some considerable Greek influence as well.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Pretty sure Nestorian Christianity came from Greece...
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
More like the Hellenized parts of the Middle East apparently.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
[link]

Persia, apparently :o
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Wow. Who knew?

Also, as a sidenote, I tend to sidestep from Wikipedia as much as possible (often the articles can come across as biased to one side or another), though I do use it to find recommended source material links.
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wikipedia is serviced mostly by nerdy folks who know their stuff, and other sources that are actually well-managed and aren't rabble are very hard to come by, so I go to Wikipedia. The reputation that ANYONE can edit it is bullshit because if you put something stupid like 'penis' on a WW2 page someone deletes it a few seconds later and you get banned.

Thus I trust Wikipedia, even if it whores itself out on the top of the page for my damn money.
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