[LMB] [OT] Atlantic crossings, was Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport
baur at chello.at
Thu Jun 24 22:55:28 BST 2021
that is a nice idea
On 24.06.2021 18:21, Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold wrote:
> On 24/06/2021 03:17, Matthew George wrote:
>> Mostly because of the *diseases*? How well would the people of the
>> Americas have fared, given how the Romans treated the nations surrounding
> It would depend on the period of the Romans, right? The republic was not
> the same as the later empire.
> Oooh, I just got an idea for a alternate history setting: Mark Anthony
> does not form an alliance with Octavian, but instead joins a bunch of
> other citizens and their flotilla flees west, pursued by Octavian. The
> flight takes them to Canary islands, where they take on provisions, and
> head west. Octavian follows the coast of Africa and loses their trail.
> After a very lucky journey, Mark Anthony hits the Bahamas, and goes
> about building a new Rome (on Cuba? or on Florida?). They cooperate
> better with the natives than Columbus did, partly because they don't
> have prejudice against pagans, partly because they no longer have a
> mother country which can send reinforcements. And they continue to
> develop their civilization, without interference from Visigoths. They
> expand over the continent and establish trade routes to Japan and China.
> So, 1500 years later, when the spanish navigator comes to their shores,
> he is met by steam-powered ships with SPQR written on the sides and
> armed with rockets.
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