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  1. Earlier U.S. Civil War 1848 to 1855?

    Pierce was an accident himself, he was such a dark horse. :-) Lewis Cass and James Buchanan were the main possibilities, Stephen Douglas was a little young yet. Cass had just lost in 1848 so my guess is Buchanan would be the favorite. However, whoever it was would probably be closer to what...
  2. Sports What Ifs.

    How does this impacxt Rice's Hall of Fame chances? He had an okay '87 and'88 before going downhill fast in '89, but a good '85 and very good '86. He hit very well for his career in Yankee Stadium, though he'd have adjust a bit on his swing. He might try for average more and now power (which...
  3. Andrew Johnson's Legacy, Sans Being On The Ticket

    Was Seymour as reluctant in 1868 as he was in 1864? Or was that Thomas Seymour who turned it down in 1864? It's possible JOhnson could be the Democratic nominee in 1868. He was elected OTL to the Senate but died before taking his seat; he might get elected to the Senate OTl earlier and be known...
  4. Sports What Ifs.

    As a Packer fan, I cringed at the thought of using founder names, because I immediately realized one of the 4 would have been the Halas Division. :) Yeah, given the rivalries I don't think they could have used the NHL's later idea of naming divisions after people. Of course, then again, saying...
  5. Until Every Drop of Blood Is Paid: A More Radical American Civil War

    You mentioned 1890 and it reminded me that oh... Okay. I better explain first baseball had something called The Reserve Clause that was in existence since 1879 till it was struck down in 1976. The Reserve Clause said that a player was tied to his team once he signed with them and could only...
  6. Until Every Drop of Blood Is Paid: A More Radical American Civil War

    My great-uncle, born in 1927, said that he remembered growing up that a group of poor Irish, etc. working for a local company in Northeast Ohio was referred to by his dad as slaves. I asked, he said there were no black people it was just Irish and other immigrant families. I'm sure they were...
  7. Until Every Drop of Blood Is Paid: A More Radical American Civil War

    I just remembered something else, it was mentioned earlier that Longstreet would not be with the Confederates by the end of the war. I wonder if he sees the situation and realizes that the black people have capacity to govern, and realizes that he not only needs to get out in order to reclaim...
  8. Until Every Drop of Blood Is Paid: A More Radical American Civil War

    I was thinking more along the lines that these could end up being villages and even small cities in the larger cases. And that with whites and blacks living and serving together and Leadership they might serve as a model of integration in that way. I did not see Red meaning schools in the...
  9. Special elections if Booth was (completely) successful

    Fremont had already lost in 1856 and did not do much to redeem himself as a general when it came to fighting, even though he had done much to try to liberate slaves before being removed. It's not like he was winning battle after battle. I think it is early enough that Foster is given several...
  10. Alexander II, Alexander III and Alexander of Battenberg and more killed in 1880 explosion?

    Some depends on who was left, but I presume that the explosives weren't large enough to destroy the whole palace? That would really create some interesting things with those not in the dining room also potentially killed, but it does seem like with that small group of terrorists they wouldn't...
  11. Population densities of America, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand if settled two centuries earlier

    If you get quick enough naval development combined with Constantinople falling a few decades earlier to cause people to want to explore, I think you can move up the age of exploration about 50 years, maybe a bit more. Prince Henry the Navigator was a pretty big and influential figure, and you...
  12. Until Every Drop of Blood Is Paid: A More Radical American Civil War

    I look at it from the point of view of Frederick Douglass when he said there were three ways in which the Freedmen needed equality. Economic, social, and political. There was economic oppression of groups like the Irish, with "Irish need not apply" signs and so on. But when it was merely...
  13. WI: Make Italian the dominant language of a South American country/region

    Hmmm, you might be able to mess with the Italian Wars, War of Spanish Succession, etc. enough so the right Hapsburg starts sending Italians over there instead of Spanish. The question is, can you get enough Milanese, Sicilians, or what have you to go over there instead of Spaniards? Could one...
  14. Until Every Drop of Blood Is Paid: A More Radical American Civil War

    Excellent update. I find myself wondering if Jordan found his daughter. I would imagine so, it seems you hint that it when you talk about their children learning letters and numbers and things.
  15. Who could have been the most chaotic, insane and "lost" American president ever if elected?

    The Great Depression happens about 18 months earlier, and Republicans are really being battered. Second Point of Departure, Al Smith Rose from the ranks of the longest convention in history to be nominated in 1924 or the Democrats are worried that they might lose with Smith even with the...
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