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What is going on outside of Europe in the Girl-Genius world? There are mentions of England, and it being ruled by 'Albia', but do they still have their own globe-spanning empire? Is America dealing with their own spark problem? In the comic, there is only one person from 'America' but they were dressed up as a native and they said it was only an act. There is a mention about people in Australia, but no one so far in the comics are from there.

To sum it up: There's more to the world than Europe, what's going on out there?

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    While beyond a few hints, this is largely unanswerable, I'm not certain whether it should be closed as too broad or not. A list of what we've been given would take about a page and would be shorter than other answers I've seen. – Radhil Oct 20 '15 at 19:08
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Unfortunately, this is Agatha's story, and Agatha's adventures (so far) are largely contained to central and eastern Europe.

In general, sparks aren't specific to Europe. They're everywhere. So every part of the world has it's own particular form of the madness to deal with. The largest hints of the scope are found in this panel, where Gil outlines the pros of the Pax Wulfenbach empire as opposed to it's nearest neighbors. Parallels to much of real-world history can be drawn, so it's safe to assume many of the empires in play through the last 500 years of world history are or were there, just with crazy Sparks in charge.

For specifics:

  • England

We know England is ruled by a queen, and it's spies are obviously around. We also know that the queen is technically or functionally immortal (the official title appears to be "Her Undying Majesty"). It is also likely via repeated references that some form of mind control is practiced on the population, although no idea what form it takes and how widespread. Some unspecified event has also lowered most of the landmass into the ocean; England is a series of islands now.

  • Scandanavia

Being Othar's old home grounds, we have surprisingly little information from the comics. Othar once ran a Twitter feed and that contains the only (possibly non-canon) information. There is a Great Wall of Norway, and what used to be the city Oslo is now an ocean-filled crater.

  • France

Paris is a strong independent city-state, completely ruled by the Master of Paris (also known as Voltaire). It's a surprisingly free and enlightening city as long as you are not making trouble for the Master, and so has built up quite the trade market and economy, and a university without peer. If you are trouble, however, an unrestricted secret police force and Orwellian surveillance system will ensure you are disposed of with ruthless efficiency.

  • Americas

It's known that they're there, but there's no real other information. An early reference shows some academics are still trying to find out more. Tiktoffen mentions one of his employers as the Sons of Franklin during his long ranty list of employers, which shows someone has contact, but not much else.

  • Russia (maybe?)

The Polar Ice Lords are mentioned occasionally, but which region they occupy is unknown, other than "north" (could be referring to Russia, or actual Arctic population). Since they tax fire, presumably they are not kind.

Everything else -

  • Italy is present and accounted for, with a few minor references, one being a Milan coffee engine, the other being the seven popes
  • Nothing mentioned about Spain or the Iberian Penninsula.
  • Africa is largely unknown, other than one explorer who travels with Master Payne's circus.
  • Asia has an active empire out of China, which is about all that can be surmised from Dr. Sun's presence, and mention of the Forbidden City.
  • The Heterodyne family ancestry can be traced back to invading Mongolians. Which might explain a lot.
  • Bang might be from the Indian sub-continent, given the name and her skull decoration, which honestly doesn't bode well for that area.
  • Australia and Antarctica appear to be complete unknowns.
  • I'll take a stab at it, edit in what I find. – Radhil Oct 20 '15 at 20:53
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    Tiktoffen says he worked for the Downunders, which we may assume is Australia (unless they're some underground dwelling people). – gpvos Feb 6 '16 at 7:40
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    @gpvos I'm pretty certain he meant the underground dwelling people we have met in the stories (even though I have no canon to bolster that claim). – Angelo Fuchs Mar 13 '17 at 13:12

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