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  1. Unprobable (or almost impossible) places for another Singapore.

    Confederados were a group Confederate expatiates who left the United States after the civil war to Brazil. Most of these ex-confederates returned to the US post Reconstruction. These people mostly settled in the state of São Paulo. Let's suppose a few differences: The exdous of ex-confederates...
  2. Alternate Ideologies

    Corrective Malthusism- This ideology is based on Malthusian thought of population dynamics, and believe that population control supercede individual liberties. They favor policies that mandate a household's size, not only allow but mandate contraception in various instances, tax policies that...
  3. Liberty Cheese, or possible effects of Tofu on early America

    If tofu or (tau-fu) becomes widely cultivated in America. One could it being used as cattle feed and perhaps slavery plantions adopt the food source as well for an inexpensive meat-like source for slaves. Also, immigrant groups would use it as well. One could imagine the Americans might come...
  4. What if Samuel J Tilden joined the Republican party?

    Interesting. Most likely he would have been a moderate republican. Probably would have voted for 13th amendment maybe 14th too, but would probably not find any love from the radicals. He like other moderates would probably not have great chances against the radical element of his party.
  5. Freedom's Constitution and Slavery's Confederation

    Very interesting. In this scenario,Populary sovereignty could be an anti-slavery Federalist/free soil/abolition based idea. If a state vote to be a free state that's two more senators closer for a potential consitutional abolition. If a state votes for slavery, no matter the northern states...
  6. The Great Humiliation in New York

    Arnold's campaign into Quebec is successful and is complimented by further campaigns into Ontario and later Nova Scotia. Cornwallis takes heavy loses to Gates at The Battle of Camden including the death Rawdon . Gates's loses are minimal. Johann De Kalb survives and the strategic victory...
  7. No Vice-President

    Makes sense to me. :) Something that occurred to me is that until the Twety-fifth the consitution doesn't name specifically any department, how many there would be, the composition of them, just that there would be departments and the President is required to get the opinion of the principal...
  8. Internal development of Japan with a Shogunate victory in the Boshin War

    The United States of Japan would be proclaimed. The Emperor would be forced to accept a constitution that persevered the rights of samurai and The Tokugawa clan or be forced to abdicate from all power. The USJ would form a legislative body. It would be a decentralized federal government. In...
  9. Alexander The Great conquers India

    Presumably, Alexander IV lived to adulthood. Does Alexander III have a children with Stateira II and/or Parysatis II? Does Alexander continue this tradition of marrying conquered princesses and marry an Indian royal? One could see a possible power struggle over Alexander's Empire from his...
  10. AHC: Double the US population

    The most plausible scenario to me is 19th century America does not see Nativist movements succeeding in establishing immigration official polices. The restrictions on Asian owned buissnesses don't find enough support to get entacted or perhaps quickly ruled unconditional. Also, Perhaps, in this...
  11. AHC: President Hamilton, VP Burr

    Perhaps, I'm wrong but I think a Hamilton-Burr Presidenecy would be consitutionaly invalid, as the US Constitution is in our timeline. Hamilton and Burr were both from New York. For electors to be able to vote for both men there would have to be no 'favorite son' provision preventing electors...
  12. No Vice-President

    I'm sorry to have missed this post. It's very interesting especially in regard to the ramifications of historical outcomes. John Adams not being elected President makes a good deal of sense. I feel the elections of Washington is still unanimous makes sense and he still doesn't seek a third...
  13. WI: No Joan of Arc?

    I don't think there would be much of a difference from the present. I think the French would have won with or without a Joan of Arc figure. As Joan of Arc didn't bring anything tactical to the French. The one sad difference is that the world wouldn't have the story of Joan of Arc's heroism and...
  14. No Vice-President

    House Speaker does seem like it could come out as a successor to the Presidency. Though I'm starting to think Cabinet successors first would be the most practical solution. I feel despite whether or not Speaker is a more repersentive officer or if they would have seen The President of the...
  15. No Vice-President

    Where the US adopting this in modern times I think that's a sensible solution. Though this being adopted where the spread of information was much slower, I feel the framers would not be Keen on organizing special elections in the even of death. Perhaps, I didn't address this clearly, but I...
  16. No Vice-President
    Threadmarks: Casting Vote

    I could see that being possible for President of Senate having a casting vote. Perhaps, argued by Federalists that this would be a good to help government run more smoothly. Though I could even see it being a deal-breaker to States adopting the Constitution, if the Federalists insisted.There's a...
  17. No Vice-President

    The usual age of President pro-tempore is a good point. It's a point I neglected to mention. ( Thanks for supplying the correct spelling too. :) )
  18. No Vice-President

    I love how you mentioned acting President. It was something that occurred to me while I was working. It's plausible to assume that were there no Office of Vice-President an equivalent of 'Tyler Precedent' would likely draw even more ire of the populous as Tyler was elected to the designated...
  19. No Vice-President

    A couple significant or interesting outcomes I thought of. Not as pro-British: The first historical impact of this difference may be that the Jay Treaty wasn't ratified. As John Adams used his authority to cast a tie breaking vote in favor of ratification. Extrapolating the economic impact of...
  20. No Vice-President

    I wonder what changes the development of The US would see if The US Constitution had a relatively small change in its formation and implications that could follow. The US did not have an Office of Vice-President. Perhaps, the Office of Vice-President is seen as contrary to the idea of...
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