This is something I drew just for the sake of it. An alternate Roman Empire incorporating most of modern day Germany. It's based off a very old map of an alternate Roman Empire that I drew ages and ages ago.
I like it but when I picture a roman empire expanded in Germania I always imagine the eastern border as being the Oder river or at least the Elbe. Your border doesn't seem to follow any physical borders, except perhaps the hills around Bohemia. Personally I always imagine an expanded border extending down the Oder River from the Baltic Sea to the Carpathians and along the Carpathian mountains to the Black Sea.
All said, I know it was just a doodle for the sake of it.
I made a map showing the modern world with empires in, one of them is the roman empire (and its territories and colonies), the swedish empire (and its territories) danish empire (not including britannia cause rome got that), Russian empire,kingdom of arabia, persia, Chinese empire (aka qing dynasty), japanese empire (with WW2 not existed), mesoamerca and the incas. But it's a work in progress.
That's what it means, yes. I made this map about three years ago, and was honestly not as intelligent at the time as I am now, hence the nonsensical Latin. This map is probably my most hated map, for that reason and others.
It's mainly the fact that it's my most favourited map, despite how unimaginative, basic and generally poor it is. I've made many maps that are much more interesting and well thought-out, yet people still seem to prefer a vague, red blob on an old paper texture.
Yes, Arminius defeated the romans and got killed by his fellow germanics. Some savior he was. I don't think Romanisation was such an evil thing. After all, Germans wanted romanisation. That's how Holy Roman Empire came to be.
Ya but if you look at it Romans did win in the end, today Germans and all Western Countries are to some sort Imitating what the Romans have been doing 2500 BC. Democracy, Politics, Science, Literature, Art and cleanness all were never found in ancient Germany but all Creations of the Romans and the Greeks. Biggest Influence is their the Alphabet you're using to write is derived from Latin.
I like the Roman Empire somehow, but that you use democracy in the same sentence as Romans is funny, because Rome was an aggressive military-dictature attacking all nations and tribes they knew.
Of course our modern movies show only the good sides, epic fights, culture and such. But the reality was different.
Do you know the story of Arminius? The Romans conquered the territory of his tribe and he was sent to Rome, to learn how to fight for Rome. He was the son of the tribe-leader. When he came back as an adult, he saw how the Romans treated his tribe, they werenīt free anymore, the Romans were not interested in nature or equality of women and men, as the Germanics really treated them! And so he became angry and he made a plan how to throw out that brute. And he was successful and we didnīt lose our language and culture and even became the heirs of the Roman Empire.
WHen Rome fell, the german emperors called their empire Holy Roman Empire of German nation.
I donīt dislike the Romans or Greeks, they were also great cultures, but I dislike, that the people forget the germanic cultures and gods.
the Romans did not have a better shaped Democracy as we do today but surely it beat the Democracy run during the middle ages and the upcoming Centuries preceding it's fall; And the myth of Germans not being Misogynistic falls short completely when there were many historic accounts of tribe members killing/raping with no mercy the women of other tribes. And Sure the Romans were Brutal when it came to their Military but Rome was an Empire and an Empire needs to expand its lands; same could be said about the Americans/British Empire who also killed thousands of native Americans. I don't question German culture or Religion , of course it's a great deep Culture like all other cultures.
Yes the Romans Fought for their Mother Land ROMA and if the they wouldn't have defeated the Might of Hannibal and his Carthiginian Empire, The Western ideals we are so accustomed to today would have never have Spread through to the rest of Europe. And there were Numerous Bloody Battles the Romans have undergone, millions of Soldiers lost their lives Fighting to defend their honor of their Empire; And in the Case they were Defeated or for acting cowardly, the Surviving Military were Decimated. This is all have been recorded down. But Anyway You should Familiarize yourself more with The Roman Empire and see their Many Influences rather than the myth and bad rumors surrounding them, it's a Great Civilization that we should be honored that for some period of time have Roamed our Lands.
I respect the Roman Empire, but the other Europeans were able to develope the same after the middleage, so our modern nations can be proud, too. After the middleage, we were far above the standard of Rome, they never were able to cause the industrial revolution, they existed 1000 years and where not able to come forward out of the antic technology.
Sure the Post Renaissance Europe and modern times is more advanced than where the Romans had left off but first of all Europe was not Industrialized, Paved well, Literate, Clean, Inhabitable before the Romans came. Also the comparison fades with with other European tribes During the Roman Era. And let's face it, the Europeans would not have got off their Back if not for the re-discovery of Roman/Greek Legacy, Every Body knows how the Renaissance happened and WHERE specifically it happened, if not for Dante's Divine Comedy which had featured Virgil as it's major characters or the Marvelous works of Da Vinci and Michael Angelo which pay tribute to Latin Creativity. But of course credit has to be given to Shakespeare and other non-italian Renaissants. Shakespeare alone Completely Latinzed English, a germanic language. and his works mimic the Latin Comedies and Tragedies written Long ago. Also other credit has to go to the Arabian and Muslims who handed us a simpler Numeral system and their advanced Chemistry. But I could go on and on till i bore you about how the Romans Paved the Way for us Europeans and gave us little advantage above the some other people. And that is certainly something i think we should not take for granted. Romans left us with a Wealth of Knowledge that we only began to rediscover since after the dark ages which allowed for civilization to progress again.