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    Medieval America Mark III

    The invasion in the 2300s was by California writ large, whereas the invasion in the 2390s was done after the independence of the Free Zone. The Elay Labyrinth was actually never established to have been worked on by Vegasite slaves. Vegasite slaves were only mentioned as having worked on "the...
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    Medieval America Mark III

    California Timeline 2069: Some semblance of order is re-established in California by a new Governor in Sacramento, but his control over many peripheral areas is weak. Arbitrarily this is deemed the beginning of the "99 Years" in Southern California, the period of chaos and tribal warfare that...
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    Medieval America Mark III

    Minor aesthetic note: Laskan images of the Ten Commandments are probably depicted off of the model of Tlingit coppers. I didn't include it explicitly, but yes I have accounted for this. This synthesis post actually came about as I was preparing a timeline, which draws a mnore explicit...
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    Flag Thread V

    Ambassador to the Soviet Union https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Roerich Presumably patriotic festivals featuring prussian marches are part of the urban revitalizaton campaign, as is the eventual legalization of easy-to-access euthanasia
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    Pre-Columbian knowledge confirmed: A monk in 14th-century Italy wrote about the Americas

    Ahhh OK, now I'm following you. But still, I don't think it's particularly likely. The description in the Chronicle is so filtered that it seems just as probable to identify "Marckalada" with Labrador as it would be to identify it with Guiana. And in any case, even if Columbus is aware of this...
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    Pre-Columbian knowledge confirmed: A monk in 14th-century Italy wrote about the Americas

    This new discovery has nothing to do with the British Isles. If Columbus sailed for Britain, it does not follow that he would then name America Marckalada. Marckalada was not a name that was extant in Britain, it was extant in his own home of Genoa a hundred years prior. I agree with most of...
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    Pre-Columbian knowledge confirmed: A monk in 14th-century Italy wrote about the Americas

    As I said, I think it's just a game of telephone - Helluland means "Stone Slab Land" or "Anvil Land," a description of the immense, sheer, rocky coastlines of northern Labrador . I think that saying that this was a land of giant stone slabs carried to people who hadn't been first hand to America...
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    Earliest Point That Iberian Sailors Can Travel To The New World And Back?

    No, it would have to be developed. The Armoricans were noted as sailors, but they only ever sailed to Britain so far as I know. Maybe in a no Gallic Wars scenario the Armoricans and the Druids could develop a working body of maritime knolwedge, but it just doesn't seem likely to me.
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    Earliest Point That Iberian Sailors Can Travel To The New World And Back?

    As LampLighters said, this is just a possibility that many seem to have accepted as a fact so much because it gets repeated so much as an interesting possibility. Even if it is true (which, again, is not even close to certain) no credible scholar to my knowledge has proposed such voyages took...
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    Discussion: Who had the WORST claims to being the successor of the Roman Empire?

    But it wouldn't be unusual for the term "empire" to be applied to them?
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    Discussion: Who had the WORST claims to being the successor of the Roman Empire?

    This raises an historiographical question for me - prior to the 19th century, were non-European non-Roman states (IE the Assyrians, the Persians, the Babylonians) ever referred to within works of history as "empires"? Or did this nomenclature only come into play with the age of European imperialism?
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    Fate of Africa and The Congo In World With Partitioned Belgium?

    Probably a lot better for all parties involved in the long run
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    Medieval America Mark III

    Timeline/historiographical note: Models of the spread of Scientology Model One: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/medieval-america-tk-ii-discussion-thread.259115/page-5#post-6985599 Simply, jmberry contends that Scientology was attractive following the failure of the old beliefs...
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    AHC: Britain turns into a totalitarian menace in 19th century

    The Frontier - It's coming home
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