- Mar 21, 2013
did someone say Byzantine Empire
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That's why I asked if there would be custom names depending on the political stance, since after thinking a bit about it, having a Communist or Democratic Greece turning into Byzantium would indeed seem weird.It doesn’t seem THAT unrealistic that Greece beats Turkey in a war. I see a path to Greek dominance of the region. I don’t see a path to the creation of a polity that never existed, that always saw itself as the Roman Empire. The communists wouldn’t want an empire, the fascists not a foreign empire, the democrats not an autocracy.
While Greek dominance of the Balkans and Anatolia was unlikely, the resurrection of Byzantium not even a goal for anyone involved. There are levels to the implausibility see. I’m fine with a lot but I want the theme to be WW2, not EU4.
Byzantium is also used in EUIV even though it's still wrong, I suppose how the other countries would see you is taken into account (like, maybe I'm not sure how Germany called itself in this time period, how it's Nazi Germany and not Third Reich ?)Would they EVER call it Byzantum though? Byzantine Empire never was called as such.
That's why I asked if there would be custom names depending on the political stance, since after thinking a bit about it, having a Communist or Democratic Greece turning into Byzantium would indeed seem weird.
For the fascists or the neutrals, it doesn't seem so strange to claim their old empire back. Maybe not Byzantium itself, but there are several greek empires they can claim to have reformed (Byzantium being the closest one, but they can use Alexander or another similar figure).