Flags of the World: The USE, Part 3

Flags of the World: The USE, Part 3

Next, 8 Free Imperial Cities:   There are eight free imperial cities of the United States of Europe. Each city also owns a more-or-less small amount of hinterland. The cities are not part of any particular province or state, and each has representation in the...
Flags of the World: The USE, Part 2

Flags of the World: The USE, Part 2

Other Flags of the United States of Europe   At the end of 1636, the United States of Europe is composed of 16 provinces and states, 8 free imperial cities, and 2 districts. Additionally, 8 former free imperial cities (of the Holy Roman Empire) in Swabia have...
Flags of the World: The USE, Part 1

Flags of the World: The USE, Part 1

At the end of 1636, The United States of Europe is one of the largest and most powerful nations in Europe. Spanning from its borders with Burgundy and the Netherlands in the west, to its border with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the east, the United States of...
Hunting for Helium in the 1632 Universe

Hunting for Helium in the 1632 Universe

In the 1632 universe, helium is mentioned repeatedly as an alternative to hydrogen as a lift gas for airships. While providing slightly (7%) less lift, it has the advantages of being non-flammable and having about half the permeation rate of hydrogen (so it leaks out...