Japan, with its narrow waterways, could probably build sea walls easier for its cities, but despite this, many of its cities are directly on the coast and not in some cove, making sea wall construction more difficult. Meanwhile, much of the world's maritime trade would probably be shut down as countries tend to themselves fixing their problems, with ports flooded across the globe and sea walls blocking ships from leaving to the ocean. This is all the more important since Japan is an island nation, and it would need ships or planes to exert its power across Asia. It is just not in a strategic enough area. Even if Japan manages to build successful sea walls, the Japanese would have to worry about earthquakes, tsunamis, and more powerful hurricanes. With all of these burdens, Japan would likely be unable to militarize enough to actually establish spheres of influence. China and Korea are better picks in my opinion due to their better location, but China is a poor idea as well due to its demographic, water, and flooding problems which will likely occur in the future. Perhaps a united Korea is the best bet. It is located near China and Russia like Japan, but it actually is connected to the Asian mainland. Looking at sea level rise maps, Korea has even smaller waterways to build sea walls around to save its biggest cities, including Seoul and Pyongyang. With North Korea's military might and South Korea's economic power, uniting the two would lead to an establishment of a great power. North Korea would probably be annexed by the South as a first step to empire, and then the country could intervene in what was China and Russia. As Korea is more democratic, it could appeal to the West as a loyal power, so the West does not become aggressive enough to quickly to shut down Korea.
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Quick question how much of the icecaps were melted in this timeline.
Did NATO disband after the flooding? WWIII? America apparently fought Germany and France during WWIII, implying that NATO disappeared before the war.
Seeing as there are other intelligent species in America, did another Civil Rights Act happen?
From my understanding of Business and Politics, President Price would not be able to get legislation like that through Congress due to the stranglehold companies have on Congressmen. Just my opinion, but it'd have to be later in his presidency or slowly implemented through mountains of slow coming legislation with a bunch of earmarks and compromises to get somewhere.
How does internet connectivity work across the System? I recently read that NASA had an orbiter for Mars planned (canceled) that was supposed to establish an internet connection between Mars and Earth for the quicker relay of scientific data. I’d like to know what solutions were developed for this in the SR timeline. The answer the comes to mind for me in a series of interconnected planetary internets. And that connection speed between them varries based on raw distance. An example being EarthNet to MarsNet is relatively seamless, but EarthNet to SaturnNet takes up to a few minutes. Or maybe more casual use of Quantum communication makes all this moot. Thoughts?
After seeing the creation of some random new dude's page, I've thought that maybe it'd be best if the creation of people on this wikia should only be YNot's responsibility and privilege. Because he'd probably have a lot more reason for creating such people.
We might need to give the Korean War page a major overhaul soon if nothing major happens in the near future. It seems as though we've already passed the point where a nuclear war would have been likely, and we're moving toward a strategy of containment.
For The De-Extinction Page, how did they acquire DNA from creatures like The Adzebill or The Columbian Mammoth?
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