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  1. Automotive AHC - Improve Studebaker's (and Packard's) prospects

    Both companies would each have the ingredients to survive over the next few decades ITTL, more so if they are involved in a short-term alliance / partnership with each other from the 1950s-1960s via both common platforms as well as ATL variations of their own engines. ATL AMC would benefit from...
  2. Automotive AHC - Improve Studebaker's (and Packard's) prospects

    The ideal has always been for ATL Studebaker to merge with ATL Packard in this scenario, just contend that ATL Studebaker's improved prospects would allow it to hold out for a bit longer even if it did not happen, particularly if ATL Studebaker merges with IH (plus Checker). It is inevitable...
  3. Automotive AHC - Improve Studebaker's (and Packard's) prospects

    At best without a merger with ATL Packard, Studebaker ITTL with the previously mentioned PODs could probably hold out until the fuel crisis ridden 1970s. https://www.indieauto.org/2021/03/12/1951-studebaker-pointing-in-the-wrong-direction/ Despite the issues Studebaker’s faced during the...
  4. Automotive AHC - Improve Studebaker's (and Packard's) prospects

    It would had Studebaker been in the same position ITTL as IOTL, yet the improved pre-merger prospects for both preclude an outcome where Studebaker experiences the same issues that caused it to go under like in OTL. The BMC component is optional yet based on the role it played in OTL with...
  5. Automotive AHC - Improve Studebaker's (and Packard's) prospects

    It would probably be a good idea for the postwar Senior to reappear / be replaced first before the Junior instead of the other way around ITTL in terms of Packard avoiding undermining and getting itself into a situtation, where there is a perception of the smaller model updates filtering up to...
  6. Automotive AHC - Improve Studebaker's (and Packard's) prospects

    It did appear a few years after the OTL Packard and about a decade after either the Caddy or Oldsmobile V8, yet am thinking in terms of the Rolls Royce V8's attributes on refinement and potential longevity that did not focus on outright power until much later without denting their prestige...
  7. AHC: Jewish "Carthage"

    Could the Israelites have colonized Cyprus like the Phoenicians did?
  8. Automotive AHC - Improve Studebaker's (and Packard's) prospects

    That does seem to be the general outline for Packard ITTL. Would have to second the idea of introducing a lightweight (yet Big Block) OHV V8 postwar, something that compares well with the Cadilliac V8 in terms of weight and potential displacement (along with carrying over any worthwhile aspects...
  9. Automotive AHC - Improve Studebaker's (and Packard's) prospects

    Would likely be too late, additionally even if this TL was feasible highly doubt the company could afford the instability of signing various deals to produce different cars in their factories. Have looked into ideas on how to improve Packard's prospects ITTL from the 1930s-1950s period up to...
  10. In the absence of Islam, which religion becomes the primary competitor to Christianity?

    Probably Buddhism and Hinduism would end up being the primary competitors to Christianity, with Zoroastrian and to lesser extent Judaism (at least in parts of Arabia/Yemen/etc) likely remaining regional competitors outside of any great leaders playing a similar role as the early Caliphs. It...
  11. The flame of British Liberalism burns steady and brighter: A timeline from 1945

    Interesting. Could see Hore-Belisha potentially becoming leader of the Liberals from the mid-to-late 30s ITTL in place of OTL Herbert Samuel, with a decent shot at becoming Prime Minister in the post-war era before being succeeded by either Archibald Sinclair or Harold Macmillan. Fascinated by...
  12. The flame of British Liberalism burns steady and brighter: A timeline from 1945

    Though this TL begins from 1945, have always wondered how the likes of Archibald Sinclair would have fared had he taken over an ATL Liberal party more associated with helping the country bounce back quickly from the Great Depression and led by Pro-British rearmament Liberal leaders that manage...
  13. What are some likely convergences?

    Would have to agree, yet also like the idea of a fairly significant Scandinavian descended population ITTL at minimum creating a Belgian-like (e.g. Walloon, Flemish, German, etc) political situation in ATL Quebec in lieu of the area completely being overwhelmed by English speakers. Interestingly...
  14. Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    Was not aware of aware of the British involvement or the extent of their role on the conflict. Otherwise do Pakistan and Iran experience any consequences by the Soviets ITTL, be it Soviet support of Communist and other separatist groups in both Pakistan and Iran, support of neighboring rivals...
  15. Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?

    How would the Soviets ITTL handle Pakistan's covert nuclear weapons project given their support for the Mujahideen in Afghanistan? The same goes whether there is any Soviet response to Iran in the pipeline with regards to their support of the Tehran Eight Shia Mujahideen.
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