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This category, and the subcategories contained herein, are for people born in countries which went defunct during their lifetimes.

Harry Turtledove has been known to changed the life expectancy of nations in his stories. E.g., in several stories set in the future, several characters are from a recently defunct United States of America. Conversely, the Ottoman Empire, which dissolved in 1923 in OTL, is still a going concern in the 21st century in some Turtledove timelines.

Some countries which went defunct in OTL but were later revived, remain permanently defunct in some Turtledove timelines. For example, independent Austria was absorbed to Germany in 1938 but revived as a separate nation in 1955, while in In the Presence of Mine Enemies it remains a part of Germany in 2010. In the same novel, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia are defunct in 2010 as they are in OTL, but the circumstances of their ends differ greatly between the timelines.

Subcategories

This category has the following 5 subcategories, out of 5 total.