The game Crusader Kings 2 has an interesting DLC called the “Sunset Invasion”. The idea is that in the late 1200s, shortly after being crippled by the Mongolian hordes, the Europeans are threatened by the Aztecs landing in massive numbers on the coast of Western Europe and North Africa with superior technology to Europe and begin colonizing and conquering. Along with them, they brought an unknown plague that sweeps across Europe. Being a game, there’s not much more story than that – they’re just a powerful nation.
I thought it was a pretty interesting premise, however. Are there any (preferably good) pieces of fiction where something similar occurs? It doesn’t have to be point for point the Sunset Invasion, but anything reasonably similar where a nation of New-World origin begins invading the old world and wins due to technological superiority/spread of disease/exploitation of political tension/whatever.
I’m not asking for any fiction where, in contemporary times, they rebel and win. For instance, in Shadowrun as soon as magic comes back into the world a large number of first nations rebel because their shamanism is very powerful. That’s not what I’m looking for. I’m more looking for a reversal of what actually happened, though a book where they defeat the colonial Europeans and turn the tables, crossing the Atlantic in retaliation could be acceptable.
This seems like it has to have been done before. Hell, with some modification it sounds like a decent Twilight Zone episode.