The Mayapunk concept is an alternate history of the world. In this alt-history the Roman Empire’s fall was rather permanent and Europe never reemerged from the Dark Ages. In this world the European Renaissance never occurred and the European Age of Exploration and colonization did not occur. Thus, the collateral damage of the Native American genocide never occurred, the empires of the West were not conquered by the Spaniards and other European powers, and the Native American populations were not devastated by smallpox and other pathogens. The Maya and Inca Empires dominated the Western Hemisphere, with the Maya controlling the Northern and Central continent and the Inca controlling the southern. The empires of China and India control Asia, and the major contention point in this world is the shared Maya/Sino-Aryan colonization of Europe, plus the rise of African kingdoms.