Africa is widely regarded in the scientific community to be the origin of humans and the Hominidae tree.
Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas; it is the only continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones. Because of the lack of natural regular precipitation and irrigation as well as glaciers or mountain aquifer systems, there is no natural moderating effect on the climate except near the coasts.
Africa in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit
Africa was divided up by the Greater German Reich and its allies after they emerged victorious from the Second World War. Germany occupied the former British, French and Belgian colonies, giving it domination over the majority of the continent. Italy, Portugal and Spain retained their pre-war colonies.
The Reich and Italy inflicted genocide on the native black and Arab populations on a scale similar to the destruction of the Jews in Europe and North America, the Slavs in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and the Arabs in the Middle East. What saved Black Africans and Arabs from utter extinction was the Reich's need for a local workforce.
The only independent country in Africa was the Union of South Africa which was ruled by white South Africans and was an ally of the Reich.
At least in their early stages, the reforms of Heinz Buckliger made little or no difference in the harsh life of surviving Africans.
Africa in Southern VictoryEdit
Africa was carved up by the European powers in the late 19th century. During the Great War, natives of Africa were summoned to fight in the trenches of Europe. After the war, defeated Belgium ceded the Congo to Germany linking German territories across central Africa from west to east. By all accounts, the Germans were worse than the Belgians.
Africa in "The Last Article"Edit
By 1947, Africa was the target of the Germany's conquest as the Nazis started backing the Vichy French in a war for control of Africa against the American backed Free French. The war was being won by the Vichy French.
Africa in The Two GeorgesEdit
Africa in In High PlacesEdit
In an alternate where the Great Black Deaths killed most of the population of Europe, the northern part of Africa was dominated by Muslim, Arabic-speaking kingdoms which were similar culturally to those of southern Europe. Further south there were Black-skinned Muslim tribes and kingdoms, culturally different from the Arab ones in spite of their common religion. Black slaves sometimes ended up in Arab kingdoms. There were some such slaves among those bought by the rogue crosstimers and taken to slave-worked estate in another timeline. One of them, Musa ibn Ibrahim, encountered Jacques, a former denizen of the Kingdom of Versailles. Despite Islam's chary view of the Second Revelation of Henri, Musa and Jacques eventually became friends.
Africa was quickly conquered by the Race's Conquest Fleet. The Race would establish colonies throughout the continent, but its main focus was North Africa, due to its large desert area and high temperature. Their capital on Tosev 3 was located in Cairo, Egypt, on the African continent.
In South Africa, the Race was supported by a black population tired of the systematic racism of white minority rule and grateful that the Race had halted the development of apartheid. (This approach worked well in Poland, and to an extent in the Middle East.) White racists in the US are known to have called the Race-ruled South Africa "a nigger paradise".