|An industrial Aztec Empire expands across the world.|
|508 BCE; Carthaginians discover the New World and launch the Columbian Exchange of diseases and food two millennia early.|
|Meso-American (empire), West African (empire with satellite states), Iroquois (empire), Steppe (empire).|
Tenocha Empire (caste-based dictatorship with strong theocratic component, CR4, CR6 for subject tribes), Songhay Empire (dictatorship, CR4), Hotinohsavannih League (representative democracy, CR2), Mongol Khaghanate (feudal dictatorship, CR4-5).
|Tech Level||5 (Tenochca agronomy, TL7; Mongols, TL4)|
The Carthaginians discovered the Americas in 508 BC, exchanging European and American diseases and foods. American crops, potatoes in particular, disrupted the Roman economy, which no longer relied on Egypt as a breadbasket. Rome fell early, and African civilisation did considerably better. After the Black Death struck meso-America in 1361, the Tenochca became dominant.
Now, in 1848, an industrial Aztec empire is a major world power and busy colonising Europe.