Recent content by David bar Elias

  1. TL-191: After the End

    Science fiction, as of TTL’s 2021, remains a very popular genre in many countries, including in the USA and German Empire. This is tied in to continued public interest in space exploration, and the ongoing contest between competing blocs of countries to establish a permanent presence in Low...
  2. TL-191: After the End

    There certainly are numerous instances in this world where things could have developed differently. Of course, a version of TTL where Austria-Hungary is on the verge of political disintegration by the 1960s, instead of the politically stable and wealthy ally of Germany of TTL, means that things...
  3. Separated at Birth: America and Drakia

    Thus ends the timeline. This was a very well-written and well-structured ATL that managed to show the rise and fall of a genuinely horrifying “anti-America”. While it’s unfortunate that the ATL is ending, I wish you luck on future projects. - It’s good to see the United States (mostly)...
  4. TL-191: After the End

    Thomas Dewey (Democrat): 1945-1953 Harry Truman (Democrat): 1953-1961 Hubert H. Humphrey (Socialist): 1961-1973 Joshua Blackford (Democrat): 1973-1981 Morgan Reynolds (Republican): 1981-1989 Leo Enos (Socialist): 1989-1993 Thurston DeFrancis (Democrat): 1993-1997 Patrick Gutierrez (Republican)...
  5. TL-191: After the End

    So far, I have done write ups for Irving Morrell, Alec Pomeroy, Armstrong Grimes, Michael Pound, Sam Carsten, George Patton, and Clarence Potter: Irving Morrell was tapped by Harry Truman as his running mate for the 1952 elections (and is credited by presidential historians for being one of...
  6. Nantucket Series...what happens after?

    Nantucket can probably sustain a technological edge, depending on the field, for some time yet. The Republic certainly has the motivation: the Island itself was almost conquered by Tartessos at the beginning of the Walker War in a surprise attack. If nothing else, I would expect Nantucket to...
  7. TL-191: After the End

    The Congolese Federation, as of TTL’s 2020, is roughly analogous to OTL 2019 Malaysia, in terms of its overall HDI. Of course, there are areas of the Congolese Federation that are wealthier, especially the major cities and provinces centered on mineral extraction. The capital of the Congolese...
  8. TL-191: After the End

    As of 2020, the US film industry is massively influential, though not without competition. The German Empire has its own influential film industry, especially in the member states of the European Community and German Economic Association. US and German filmmakers, as has been the case since the...
  9. TL-191: After the End

    As of 2020, LGBT rights varies by country. In the United States, there was never an equivalent to our world’s Defense of Marriage Act. Additionally, there was never a real equivalent of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” in the modern US military; gay men were allowed to serve openly beginning in 1986. By...
  10. Separated at Birth: America and Drakia

    I think that it’s completely fair to despise Dart. It’s true, as you point out, that Dart is the product of the time and place that he came of age in, and the empire that he seized power over. But ultimately, it was Dart who brought about the destruction of most of the world, as a true believer...
  11. TL-191: After the End

    As of 2020, the quality of life for the average citizen of Austria-Hungary, as in the German Empire, is quite high. The political situation, of course, is rather different from the pre-FGW period. After a long period during the interwar years that involved its fair share of protected internal...
  12. TL-191: After the End

    In Germany and the United States, he’s still generally remembered fondly by the public at large, as of 2020. In the USA, it’s not surprising to find at least one Kaiser Wilhelm Boulevard or Wilhelm Street or Kaiser Avenue in the major cities, at least in the area comprising the USA’s 1914...
  13. TL-191: After the End

    Even by the end of the JWR, living conditions are not nearly as bad as OTL North Korea. As of TTL’s 2011, conditions in the JWR are analogous to the late Brezhnev-era USSR, but with far more blatant corruption at the highest governing levels. The JWR is also analogous to the retro-dystopian...
  14. TL-191: After the End

    Yes, but outside of Japan, they’re fringe groups. Even in Japan itself, as of 2019, the major Syndicalist factions find themselves marginalized as the new Ecological Union consolidates power.
  15. TL-191: After the End

    Of course, by TTL’s 2019, the Japanese Workers Republic is dissolved, as is its ruling Syndicalist Party.
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