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    The Rainbow. A World War One on Canada's West Coast Timeline

    Thank you YYJ for this tale. I enjoying following the war through my back yard. Attached are some scans from "The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces, 1910-1993".
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    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    I am reminded of Star Wars, particularly "They let us go. It is the only reason for the ease of our escape." If Mithras comes to this conclusion first he could turn, try to run, double down on crazy, or do nothing at all in the expectation that he is being watched and might be safe from the...
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    I second Landshark's remarks;
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    Plausbility Check: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1708?

    Not plausible in my view. 1708 is just 11 years after the end of the 9 Years War which saw an English Army implement a planned scorched earth policy in Ireland. Depending on the estimate you pick approximately 6% to 13% of the Irish population (which is of course estimated) died; say 1 in 10...
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    How could France defeat the Royal Navy successfully?

    If you are looking at keeping the butterflies post-1793 I cannot think of minor alterations which would produce a dominant French Navy. With respect to the quality of ships there was no significant absolute difference in the quality of a ship built by the English, French or Spanish. Although...