Welcome to the Gas-Lit Empire
The Gas Lit Empire was brought into being by the British, French and American republics in 1821. But it is the International Patent Office we must thank for preserving the best of the 19th Century to the present day. By reigning in the wild horses of science and technology, it has made this an age of marvels. One in which perfection has taken precedence over innovation.
And whilst some may complain that the International Patent Office has stifled progress, without it weapons would surely have been developed that would have tipped the world into great and terrible wars.