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    WI: Jewish Argentina

    I doubt they could end up a majority in Argentina but you could see a large community in Patagonia a la the Welsh minority.
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    End of Days by Harry Turtledove

    So I read the book about two months ago and frankly I feel like it's his best work of the 2010s. I wrote a positive review of it for the Washington Science Fiction Association which will be public soon. It's pretty limited to the Middle East, but there's definitely a lot of Asia. The bulk of...
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    DBRP: How could the Japanese have held onto the JPS?

    To put it bluntly there are two ways to deal with an insurgency: mitigate the underlying reasons for dissatisfaction with the current order, or murder every man, woman, and child who might at any point be a potential recruit. This Japan is an authoritarian state, so they hypothetically could...
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    The World of Turtledove's In the Presence of Mine Enemies

    I've thought over this, and have come to the conclusion that I disagree with your thoughts on civil rights in this world. In the West, the civil rights movements came after World War II, and especially the Holocaust, exposed a huge hypocrisy in how the US and Europe conceived of themselves...
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    Alternate History Radioshow Idea (and potential Brainstorming)

    Links weren't working in Ben's post. Let's see if these work. EDIT: they do! https://www.buzzsprout.com/423790/2304026-the-alternate-history-show-episode3-nuclear-power-part1 https://www.buzzsprout.com/423790/2304167-the-alternate-history-show-episode-3-nuclear-power-part2...
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    The World of Turtledove's In the Presence of Mine Enemies

    I'd imagine this German-occupied US would look something like the eastern half of the US in the The Man in the High Castle show - white Americans are let alone so long as they allow the Nazis to exterminate minorities. However, given that this is a conquest, there would likely be insurgencies in...
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    Alternate History Radioshow Idea (and potential Brainstorming)

    The show's still going, although the hosting site that @Peelitebkearns is using only lets the recordings remain there for ninety days. He's looking for a replacement at the moment. And I've been doing research on nuclear war for the past two weeks. We record on Monday.
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    Australian alternate history books

    And the author is Australian.
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    Different 'traditions' in the alternate history genre

    That's part of it, definitely - it was raised on SLP that many of the foundational works of AH are based on time travel or other dimension-hopping, signalling a connection with old science fiction and fantasy adventure tales. On another forum, I saw it argued that a lot of the modern shows with...
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    Different 'traditions' in the alternate history genre

    I’d say it’s part of the same trend that has brought the genre to television.
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    Different 'traditions' in the alternate history genre

    This is something I've been mulling over for a while, regarding certain splits in the alternate history genre. What I'm tempted to think is that there are at least two different 'traditions' of writing within the genre that are noticeable when looking at different works. I'm not sure if any of...
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    Theodor Herzl's 'The Old New Land' as honorary alternate history

    Off the top of my head, there's a publicly-owned newspaper, and the political leadership is chosen by nominations with the intent of giving power to people who don't want it.
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    Theodor Herzl's 'The Old New Land' as honorary alternate history

    In 1902 noted Zionist Theodor Herzl wrote a book entitled The Old New Land, speculating what a Jewish-colonized Palestine would look like in the then-future 1920s. Long story short, it's run in a quasi-socialist manner with democratic businesses and labor cooperatives, and with Jews, Arabs, and...
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    French Revolutionary Genocide

    I recently read a book very relevant to this - The First Total War by David Bell. It's about how the French Revolution brought about a sweeping change in how Europeans thought about war, changing it from the gentlemanly thing of the 18th century to the total thing of the 19th century onward. He...
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