What would we call Spain in that TL. Because it comes from the roman name for the colony Hispania. Would the arabs rename the peninsula.
Also, would spain be islamized. I mean the today we have muslims in the balkans but it´s mostly christian.
Is this thread locked? Or is it going to be moved to political chat?
Rutherford B. Hayes was promising.
Herbert Hoover was the right guy at the wrong time I feel. He´d have been a good president 1920 but that was too early.
I wonder how Jimmy Carter´s second term would´ve looked like.
Such big questions depend very much on the POD. So yeah, what democratic candidate wins?
I see ways to make the dems the majority party in those years, but they vary and have different outcomes.
I think no matter whether it´s a democrat or republican president, the US is going to move out of...
Better question would be, why did his father Sweyn Forkbeard invade England?
The answer is simple. It is not far, England seemed ripe for taking, it was a wealthy country, there were already a lot of danes there already and basically it seemed very doable.
So yeah, I think it´s pretty much...
The sagas claim Iceland was heavily forested and lots of placenames indicate that, but some geologists have doubted how accurate that is. There are many unforested yet unsettled areas in Iceland too. Not to split hairs though.
In the 14th century there was built a huge wooden church at...
Sweden would get their asses handed to them by the Russians unless they enjoy support from France and Britain.
And not financial, they were offered that OTL, what they need are soldiers.
Maybe this increases odds on Austria and Prussia joining, how close were they OTL? (I only just...
Can´t do it without making them more chinese. Which is the end result anyway if they stay longer in power. Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?
Was there any emperor, plausible emperor of that dynasty who would´ve been reasonable enough to start the process of sinication?
It sounds like something Nietzche might get behind and beyond. If the next step were to become "god."
Edit: I´m really not well read enough to contribute a lot to a discussion on 19th century philosophy WI, but it´s still pretty interesting, and rare to see a good intellectual POD.
Hegel´s great contribution is his view of history. It´s messianic, sort of. The world is on a certain path towards completion. It is completely Hegelian of Marx to see the history as a struggle between proletariat and patriarchs, with the final outcome a communistic society.
But that sort of...
Well, we have to wonder about the Zeitgeist(:D) here a little bit. What Hegelian ideas are likely to develop anyway?
Surely he´s not the only one who´s going to imagine the nation state as the height of development. Nor the only one to think of history in terms of thesis-antithesis-synthesis...