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Viceroyalty of Southern Japan by mdc01957 Viceroyalty of Southern Japan by mdc01957
Here's a quick map based on one of my earliest alternate history ideas. The premise in this case being that:

a) Spain actually gave more effort into its distant colonies (i.e. the Philippines/Las Islas Filipinas) fairly early on, and

b) Legaspi and his conquistadores not only survived tropical diseases, but also decided to set their sights north of Manila, towards the Land of the Rising Sun.

Fast forward a couple centuries to 1850, and the Viceroyalty is a showcase of Spanish and Catholic power and influence in the Far East...if you're a Peninsulares, Insulares, Mestizo or Fraile, in any case. To say that the Japanese in and out of the colony are discontent is more than just an understatement.

In case you're wondering, 大日本帝国 means "Empire of Japan," the Emperor and Shogun having settled towards a (fragile) power-sharing deal in Edo.
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Jordytheredfox Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it :D
I dream with this... sadly isn't true :/
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redfox5367 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder what Japónas people would look like.
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ramones1986 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Japoniño?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
It's an alternate term.
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ramones1986 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean the language itself?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
It's a term the Alternate Spaniards gave to the hybrid Hispano-Japanese language that emerged there.
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ramones1986 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I see.
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Wow... if that had happened Japan would probably be united today...but very different, I'm probably resentful of the Spanish.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
No doubt indeed.
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cjr413 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this map, probably one of my favorite ones I've seen. I made a similar concept to this, if you want to see it.
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