Brunt of the question in the title. Given that some Inuit decide to settle in one place, ideally Iceland or Kamchatka, the Arctic is still a terrible place to develop technology. If they had imperialist ambitions and the tech to pull it off, Where would they go next and why?


closed as too broad by Ash, Mołot, Azuaron, MozerShmozer, sphennings Jan 29 '18 at 18:48

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  • $\begingroup$ One question per question please. $\endgroup$ – Mołot Jan 29 '18 at 18:12
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    $\begingroup$ How long is a piece of string? In an alternative history you have to be really specific about changing single details so that the new reality still resembles history and we can give you good answers, this as it stands is far too broad. $\endgroup$ – Ash Jan 29 '18 at 18:21
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    $\begingroup$ As they say, "necessity is the mother of invention", and available resources is probably the father... If the tribe can get by on caribou, deer, seals, and an occasional whale, and live the life they want comfortably, then they might stay stagnate for centuries. If they happened to settle on a trade route, then outside ideas might get things started, or near a natural resource deposit like coal or metal, someone might get some ideas of what to do with it. As is, you can likely decide what you want to happen and then extrapolate what needs to change, and then make a new question that isnt broad $\endgroup$ – AndyD273 Jan 29 '18 at 18:36
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    $\begingroup$ That said, you may want to clarify if you have specific end goals. Are you asking what an small Inuit nation might look like after settling in the south for a few hundred years? Or are you asking about what a more advanced culture using (at least mostly) Inuit materials and technology that grew out of traditional Inuit tech might look like? $\endgroup$ – Era Jan 29 '18 at 18:39
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    $\begingroup$ Intuits have a few big impediments in their development - agriculture is not really possible, mining is very hard and materials like canvas and wood have a very low availability. They can develop ironworking, but should they discover more hospitable lands, to continue development they would need to colonize those lands. $\endgroup$ – Alexander Jan 29 '18 at 18:56