I sat down to work on "A Separate Reality" which is set in a (not Imperial) US Timeline. This bunch intersects with Mr. Rothakis near the end of SALTARAE II.
Anyway, I got stuck, and I realized that I needed to know who's who and what's what. What does the rest of that History look like? So, here is an outline of the Nations and Places of Jay Hussein Barrie's Timeline. Have fun!
Nations with Direct Democracy in one form or another, in order of radicalism:
United States of America (includes all of the former Canadian provinces except Quebec.) The USA is governed by a heavily amended version of its original constitution. Local DD Assemblies do most of the decision-making, only genuinely ‘national’ issues fall to the States or the Federals. Semi-moneyless economy (see “1865” in the Timeline). The US dollar is a strong currency, but rarely used within the country.
Republic of Mexico (Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Guatemala): Similar to the US, but with severe term limits on elected officials.
Brazilian Federation (Includes most of South and Central America) A raucous Confederacy of City States, tribal areas, and Syndicalized industries. Very dangerous when united.
Irish Commonwealth: Mostly rural and agricultural; hard working, hard drinking citizens with an extremely productive moneyless farming economy and a very weak central government. Defended by a Militia that is rather famous for its cheerful ruthlessness. (“Have a drink, laddie. Now get th’ hell outta here.”)
Germany (includes Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and N. Italy): The most ‘conservative’ of the mainland European states, very orderly and rule-oriented people with a mixed money and non-money economy. Heavy industry, regulated to discourage pollution. Small farms, orchards and vineyards.
France, Belgium,Spain, Portugal, S. Italy: Loosely united moneyless economy with a weak central government but powerful local Assemblies. (Imagine if the Paris Commune had been successful.)
Panslavia: Imagine the Shire of LotR, writ large, but with no money and an equitable distribution of labor and produce. Again, very dangerous when united against an enemy. Good friends to have in any brawling, multi-front conflict.
Norsk Federation (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland): “...and we declare that money is obsolete...What? We have local Things, National Things, and a federal Allthing. What? Mind your own business! We’re reciting the Law here!”
Annamese Federation (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Siam, Burma): A version of DD reflecting traditional village life in the Mekong Delta and its environs. They are in continual conflict with the Han, though not because they want to be. (“Why won’t you leave us be?”)
Suomi (Finland): Extreme DD. Tend toward Pacifism, but have a lot of heavy weapons situated along the border with Russia.
Other sorts of Governments:
The Republic of Texas (includes Oklahoma) is a representative democracy.
England (Scotland, Wales) and Quebec are constitutional monarchies.
Russia is an absolute monarchy, ruled by a tsar/ina with the aid of a coalition of criminal warlords in the Taiga.
The Empire of Brazil is a grand name for Rio de Janeiro and as much surrounding territory as the Emperor’s artillery can reach. Has a huge Navy, no Army to speak of, and is surrounded by hostile City-States of the Brazilian Federation.
The Han (China, Tibet, Mongolia, Nepal, India, Japan, Korea): polyglot and constantly roiling Empire (hydraulic despotism) ruled by hereditary monarchs from an old cunning Dynasty. Carrot, stick, spies, taxation: that’s what keeps this chaos somewhat orderly.
Manchuria: Unknown number of warlord-states. So barbarous that the Han gave up on them. Now allied (sorta) with the Han, but not very reliably.
Australasia (includes Hawaii): Former English colonies spread over the S. Indian and Pacific Oceans, ruled from Canberra, loosely allied with England.
Afro-Arab States (Africa, Arabia, the Emirates, Some Mediterranean islands): City-states and tribal lands, having multiple religious traditions and using various forms of government, including everything from DD to Monarchies. Shifting alliances and a resource-extraction economy.
Central Asian Federal Republic: (The Levant, Palestine, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and all of the other ‘Stans’): “Go Away. Or We Will Kill You. We’re Not Kidding.”
Alaska: Claimed by Russia; uninhabitable since the War of '79. There may be a few human descended creatures in the interior, but if so, they are not talking.