Recent content by David bar Elias

  1. TL-191: After the End

    For one, there’s no guarantee that the family would necessarily wind up in Sequoyah in TTL, given that the Confederate authorities did not seem to encourage outside settlement into the state in the series.
  2. TL-191: After the End

    Woody Guthrie doesn’t exist in TTL, though an analogue to the Guthrie family does.
  3. TL-191: After the End

    JRR Tolkien did not have a happy life in TTL. Tolkien served in the British Army during the First Great War, on the Western Front. He survived the war, only to return to a Britain shattered politically, economically, and socially by defeat in the conflict. Tolkien managed to start an academic...
  4. TL-191: After the End

    There’s no real equivalent to Johnny Cash or June Carter Cash in TTL’s US music world.
  5. TL-191: After the End

    The Bureau of Protective Services had a bad reputation in TTL for its incompetence, corruption, and, as it turned out, a culture of indifference for those placed in its care. It was abolished during the Humphrey administration in 1964, after a series of devastating revelations published in...
  6. TL-191: After the End

    Ted Drake’s analogue in TTL was Joseph Drake, born in Southampton on a slightly different date. Joseph Drake also had a football career, but with Tottenham Hotspur FC, instead of Arsenal. Drake’s professional football career was cut short by the outbreak of the Second Great War in 1941, after...
  7. TL-191: After the End

    This is the write-up that I did for Alec Pomeroy. - Alec Pomeroy did not have a happy life. He was the only survivor of the US Army’s assault on his family’s diner in Rosenfeld, Manitoba in 1943 during the Second Canadian Uprising. He was six years old. For Pomeroy’s new Bureau of Protective...
  8. TL-191: After the End

    I will divide my reply into several parts. My apologies, I know that some of these names were on the previous list. - Lieutenant Boris Lovochkin’s reputation for brutality and cruelty followed him around the former CSA in the immediate years after the end of the Second Great War. Lovochkin was...
  9. TL-191: After the End

    Several characters from the series enjoyed long life spans in TTL. For example, Flora Blackford, Joshua Blackford and Cassius Madison all lived to be well over 90. By the end of the 2020s in TTL, there are no characters from the series left.
  10. TL-191: After the End

    Yes, this is more less the case, although feelings in the Canadian states and the Midsouth regarding Theodore Roosevelt, while not necessarily positive, are also not a significant force in local society and politics in these regions.
  11. TL-191: After the End

    This is still criticized by some US military historians in 2021, although, as other historians have argued in TTL, the US military took a long time to develop a successful policy in occupied regions of divide-and-rule.
  12. TL-191: After the End

    There are museums throughout the United States in 2021 that include artifacts from the former CSA. The USA in TTL is not a totalitarian dictatorship. The US authorities never had the intention of trying to remove every existing personal memory of the CSA from the population of the Midsouth. The...
  13. TL-191: After the End

    In the case of the United Kingdom, there are teams for England, Wales, and Scotland as in our world. In the case of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the situation is rather more complicated. Prior to the establishment of the European Football Union, there was a long-running debate in the empire’s...
  14. TL-191: After the End

    Yes. He also lived to see his son announce that he would not be running for re-election.
  15. TL-191: After the End

    There is an analogue to the UEFA Champions League in TTL: the European Football Union. It was created after the end of the Second Great War, initially as a “modern” exclusive club for the leading Austro-Hungarian and German teams. However, the organization became more inclusive during the late...