Ephraim Ben Raphael
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Ephraim Ben Raphael

Super Writer Extraordinaire, from Somewhere in the Khazar Empire

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    1. Clandango
      In Bring Me Men to Match My Mountains, is the Meriga Republic named after America? Only realized the possibility once reading it again after all these years and spotting the mention you made of how they had adopted so many trappings and ideas from America.
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      2. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        It is indeed! The former colony borrowed a lot from America, including a version of its name.
        Nov 27, 2019
    2. Frame
      Thank you so much for all of the amazing writing you have done. You offer such a fantastic and educated view into history that totally encapsulates my mind. You've given me something to look forward to in a difficult time in my life and for that you have my highest gratitude. :)
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      2. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        You are very, very welcome. :) That's high praise and it means more than I can say. I've been using my writing here to work through some things myself, and the thought that I'm helping give someone else through their difficulties is an amazing one.
        Nov 6, 2019
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    3. Deaf Peregrine
      Hello. I'm an enormous fan of The Falcon Cannot Hear, but there's something I don't understand. Why did Stalin invade China? I've heard he was very risk averse, so it doesn't seem to make sense that he'd try to conquer the world's most populous country.
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      3. Deaf Peregrine
        Do you know anyone who might know?
        Nov 8, 2019
      4. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        ... No. Why would I?
        Nov 8, 2019
      5. Deaf Peregrine
        I don't know. Perhaps someone asked you a similar question back when you remembered. Maybe you talked to an expert on the Nanjing decade before writing the Asia parts of the timeline. Something like that.
        Nov 9, 2019
    4. Blorg
      Your TLs are all amazing.
      Just wanted to say that.
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      2. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        Thank you. :)
        Oct 24, 2019
    5. Whiteshore
      Anyways, why are you not responding to my EEUSG PMs?
      1. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        It's Saturday and I'm working on one of my TLs.
        Oct 13, 2019
      2. Whiteshore
        Fair enough.
        Oct 13, 2019
    6. TimTurner
      Thanks for the 16,000th like!
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      2. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        Here's 16,001. :)
        Sep 12, 2019
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    7. miner249er
      well if you do a reboot of Zion Lies West I'll look forward to reading.
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    8. miner249er
      do you think you'll ever return to Zion Lies West?
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      2. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        Occasionally, it was my first real TL and I have fond memories of it. But the truth is that I'd run out of ideas for where to go next- I wasn't sure what to do with the plot. If I ever return to it, it'll be to do a reboot.
        May 28, 2019
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    9. AceOfSpades
      Have you considered posting in SB?
      1. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        Not really- it takes up a lot of my time just having accounts on AH.com and SV. Is there a good fiction/AH community on SB?
        Apr 21, 2019
    10. Addemup
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    11. erty10089
      Do you think you could set up a discord for EEUSG?
      1. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        I honestly have no idea how to do that.
        Nov 15, 2018
      2. erty10089
        It's not that hard, you just need like an email to make a discord account, and once you do that, just click the giant circle with a plus sign and choose to make a server and you're pretty much done. It should be straightforward on how to make new channels, just click the button in the channel list column.
        Nov 15, 2018
    12. BrentiusAtticus
      Are your students aware of what you do here in alternatehistory.com??
      1. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        I somehow missed this. They are not.
        Sep 28, 2018
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    13. Ernak
      IT's okay if I do an ISOT of Rebel North?
    14. 245
      in your embervers timeline, what happen to the African Americans after the change and what was there situation in the north american African colony's? also what happen to Hollywood?
    15. 245
      I have 2 questions, if I were to make a realistic embervers timeline, what advice can you give me to improve on it. and question 2, if the change happen in 2018 or 2017, how different would the world be from the change happening in 1998? Im sorry for bothering you again, I wont harass you again.
      1. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        1. Most Emberverse states should be based around surviving governments institutions, they're a lot better positioned than random survivalists to do well in an apocalypse. Plus your protagonists should occasionally lose wars.
        May 15, 2018
      2. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        2. There are 46 million more American in the US today than in 1998, there are also a lot fewer American troops present in the country. You also might be more likely to see radical political groups like the alt-right or antifa taking advantage of the chaos, although that's questionable.
        May 15, 2018
    16. Nuclear Alchemist
      Question: when is the thirteenth Rebel North series map coming out?
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      245
      So im wondering, what happens to Judaism in the embervers, just a genearelzaion of the religion not a full essey of it. I'm guessing Islam started having prophets appeared and being very conservative. Except in liberal countrys. Also what happened to Hollywood and Boston and southeast Asia and Porto Rico. I just want does answer and I will leave you alone,also I enjoy our talks, your a good person to talk too.
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    17. 245
      really I just want the generalization of the changes to the religion in the timeline,not a essay about each one.
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    18. 245
      Thanks really I just want to what happen to dose place and religions. These questions have been driving me insane.
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      2. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        I'm currently writing a TL (Deo Vindice) about the reactions of world religions to an ISOT. It presently stands at around 40,000 words. Addressing the reactions of a religion as vast as Islam or Buddhism to the Change would be a tremendous task- never mind that the focus of my TL was on North America so I didn't really think about those faiths.
        May 22, 2017
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    19. 245
      I have one more question about the embervers timeline and I will leave you alone. How Boston and Hollywood and central and southeast Asia and Porto Rico. How much has Islam and Judaism and oferdox chrisanity has change and also Buddhism and how dose the economy work. Please don't report me for annoying you.
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      2. Ephraim Ben Raphael
        I won't report you if you stop.
        May 22, 2017
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