As the world moves toward the dawn of the twentieth century, the sun shines brightest on the German Empire. Germany is the strongest power in the European theater, possessing the strongest army and a navy that will soon rival that of England. Germany's educational systems and scientific discoveries are astounding. Among Germany's many allies is the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan of Constantinople rules over a vast, ancient, underdeveloped empire inhabited by a confluence of Turks, Arabs, Kurds, Jews, and other peoples.
An earlier, non-extant version of this scenario debuted at Fastaval, 1987; the version described here debuted at Fastaval, 1993.