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Native North America by Alt-Reality Native North America by Alt-Reality
What if Native Americans did better? This takes a look at what could have happened, with some major differences. Vinland, a Viking group, thrive instead of wither; Zheng He's expedition lands in California, and introduces a whole new culture. So when the Europeans show up, they have a whole new group on their hands . . .
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grisador Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
This isn't so bad; wish it could've happened
Dante-Wynter Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I can see where some of the turning points would be.  Indian population remains high.  Vikings aren't so aggressive with the natives.  China found some reason for staying (Gold? Might be hard to ship back, though).

Of course, my counterpart doesn't exist here . . .
Kraut007 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Your ideas for modern,  independent Native nations are awesome.
Most AU maps reduce them to European protectorates/reservations, too. 
Also, are there any Dutch or German colonies?
Kraut007 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Are the United Provinces dominated by any kind of colonists? 
Mindkiller1989 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
This is so incredibly fascinating! I always did wonder things like that. America and the world would be a very different place. 
MidnightRose101 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Omg, this just blew my mind!
cjr413 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What I've been looking for forever! Fantastic job!
scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Yes, what if the Europeans arrived in North America, only to discover that India or China has already established thriving colonies?
fire-angel79 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You missed Puerto Rico :p it's my home. tainos used to live here as well.
MollytheValiant Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Interasting :)
Lunaquois Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Thank you.
tamanou Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
I'm a little curious about the relationship between the Vinlanders and their native Scandinavia, seeing as how this world has a Sweden similar enough to the one that created Nya Sverige... :p

Nice job, map looks really... real, if you get my drift!
tda777 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009   Digital Artist
Real map if Grenada didn't fall in 1492.
EmotionsDotCom Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009   Writer
hmmm really like the thought of this... man just think of all the possible outcomes!
OrganicFantasy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
In another universe, this is the North American map.
TarryAGoat Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009   Photographer
A lot would have had to be very different for this to be.

One scenario I've always pondered after Jared Diamond briefly mentioned it in one book, is what if instead of killing off the paleohorse 12,000 years ago, the Bering Land Bridge crossers domesticated it. Imagine Cortez coming ashore being met by Aztec cavalry instead of just foot soldiers....
DRAW-KCAB Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting i especially like the concept of the vikings maintaining a foothold in the new world as well as the native peoples holding their own.
JWWalker Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
gaaaah! Not only did Virginia eat most of Western Maryland, the New Swedes have Eastern. Noooo! Quick, everyone, uprising at Williamsburg.

But... this is actually very cool. I've always wondered what would have happened if Zheng He had been a bit more adventurous.
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