Recent content by GrizzlyTrotsky

  1. King Theodore's Corsica

  2. Of Rajahs and Hornbills: A Timeline

    The past two updates are absolutely lovely. The feeling of being torn in two, where to fit in, you must deny part of yourself, or you must accept yourself and then deny others... I rarely feel emotional while reading these timelines, but these updates have been a great exception. The fact that...
  3. The Free Man’s Republic: A Story of Jubilation

    This is definitely going to be interesting. The settlers I think are still going to have a rough coexistence with the Xhosa; an invasion is still an invasion, after all. How it will be different from Cape Town though? I guess we'll see.
  4. The Last Hanover: The Life and Reign of Queen Charlotte

    I would vote for several split posts. I like having content to read spread throughout my work week.
  5. Simple technological improvements for the Bronze Age?

    I believe he is laughing because it very well couldn't be the BRONZE age if they are working iron.
  6. Can Zoroastrianism spread to China?

    If you are willing to count Xinjiang as China to fulfill this condition, your best bet would be any circumstance where Islam does not dominate the Middle East. Central Asia became Muslim in large part due to trade influences, and before then the area was a massive melting pot of religions...
  7. Until every drop of blood is paid - A more radical American Civil War

    I can just imagine the romantic paintings of Liberty and Columbia shielding Lincoln as he flees down the Potomac. I also completely see a myth starting where Lincoln makes a prophecy that he will return.
  8. King Theodore's Corsica

    I really can't offer anything like any suggestions, but I really just wanted to say that this is probably one of my favorite timelines I have seen, and this is a topic I normally have little interest in. Thank you!
  9. World Religions without Islam

    Possible, but not all too likely. Christianity, of one strain or another, was likely to take root in Arabia. If the Arabs don't burst forth and conquer everything, then they are likely to continue being a nomadic and trading people. Conversion to a new religion brought with it a lot of potential...
  10. AHC European Response in the Yugoslav Wars

    It's just not likely to happen. The European response to the conflict was extremely divided. Some countries wanted little to do with the conflict, while others were sending weapons, especially to the secessionists (of various nationalities). Whose side would Europe even intervene on...
  11. WI: No Somalian Civil War

    What if Somalia had never fallen into a civil war, due to the Barre regime not being ousted from power? The experience of foreign powers in Somalia in the debacle of the botched UN mission heavily colored the reactions of the West and especially the US to the idea of foreign intervention...
  12. WI: Northwest Ordinance set borders at the 42nd Parallel

    Evanston would be a decent spot, but it would probably end up getting merged with OTL's Roger's Park. What's now the West Ridge and Roger's Park neighborhoods used to be one separate municipality that eventually voted to join Chicago in the 1890s, IIRC. They would have access to the North Branch...
  13. "The Middle Ground" in Norse America

    It's interesting that you bring this up. I'm taking a course right now that is starting off with this book. (And of course procrastinating on doing some of the work for said course...) While you mention the frontiermen, these seem like they would be come akin to the settler farmers from...
  14. WI: Northwest Ordinance set borders at the 42nd Parallel

    It would have interesting ramifications for Illinois and Wisconsin. A 42nd parallel border would split the modern day Chicago area in two, and the area is a natural place for a large city considering how easy it is to pass between the Mississippi and Great Lakes watersheds in that area. You...
  15. Napoleon on the La Perouse Expedition?

    My apologies in advance if this has already been talked about. I was passing the time reading the Wikipedia, and I came across a little bit of information that stuck out. Apparently, Napoleon had applied to join the La Perouse Expedition that sailed around much of the Pacific in the late...