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Steampunk Hands Around The World IV. Multicultural Steampunk

First of all, I must say that I am from Spain, and I am in contact with Steampunk from Latin cultures in America; so, I am very interested in Spanish Steampunk and other cultures outside England. Then, it led me to other cultures and countries, such as India, Japan, South Africa…    The first things that we learn in Steampunk are steam and smog (of course), 19th century, London, Jack the Ripper, guns, armours… ok. Rule, Britannia; Britannia rule the waves and all of that; and, that is ok. But, what happened in the 19th century outside the Empire?    There is something that should not be overlooked: Verne’s books are one of the fundamental bases of Steampunk. But, let’s think about some of the most famous novels written by Verne. For example: Around the World in Eighty Days, Five Weeks in a Balloon, The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa, Michael Strogoff, The Steam House…    Well, what do that books have in common?
   But, is the Steampunk community inter…