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  1. The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

    Put in context I know what you mean to say, but I'd still very much suggest you rephrase the part I bolded. That one's really really prone to be misinterpreted.
  2. The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

    Perhaps a middle case: They don't outright re-join, but some Eastern Europe/Central Asia version of the EU is formed in TTL.
  3. The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

    With the USSRs name manure, we also wouldn't have their fanboys and useful idiots dominating the early environmentalist movements. So chances are those wont be as dogmatically anti-nuclear-power as in OTL. With the fascists in charge of the much of the oil, energy independence should have much...
  4. The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

    Belgium and the Netherlands didn't exactly go through a velvet divorce in OTL and yet ended up closely aligned. The potential EU thing is of course an alternative. But without one I could very much see an A-H federation for one simple reason: They are both small countries bordering on bigger...
  5. The German Navy in a Central Powers Victory

    I don't disagree with anything you wrote really. But with it's conclusion. Nations don't really design their armed forces around what they need. They design them around what they want to have and especially what it's power players want to have. So with the latter in mind, I think you are quite...
  6. What would a negotiated peace in 1917 look like?

    Germany doesn't need "longer". We know from OTL, they had enough left to keep on fighting until into 1918. US neutrality is hardly going to make their situation worse. As a matter of fact US entry in OTL completely plugged the parts of the blockade that were leaky. So if anything the German...
  7. WI Ottomans win Battle of Ankara

    Unless not loosing that battle also somehow makes them convert to Christianity and become monogamous, then I fail to see how any of that would be different, if a Sultan had multiple wife's instead of multiple concubines. What you described also happened unofficially in China and Korea with...
  8. AHC: prevent Franco-German rapprochement

    That would leave Germany too weak to be a geopolitical rival.
  9. Dystopian British Empire

    Avoid the American Revolution with some compromise. Winning isn't enough, they need to never have it and reconcile the Colonists to being part the the British Empire. Only that way will the colonies become a source, rather than a drain of manpower. That then gives them enough additional warm...
  10. AHC: prevent Franco-German rapprochement

    I take it with a PoD after May 1945? I'd say you need several smaller things, reinforcing and escalating each other. Take together perhaps: - Some "incidents" in the French occupation zone. Nothing Earth-scattering just causing resentment. Perhaps "aided" by French politicians talking about how...
  11. More inclusive German nationalism in the 19th century?

    Even present day Germany is hardly monocultural regarding it's states. Calling pre-1871 Germany monocultural just because everyone there is German, is like calling India monocultural.
  12. What would a negotiated peace in 1917 look like?

    Their power wasn't unlimited. Especially in 1917 as opposed to 1918 and even they can figure out that if A-H signs a separate peace Germany is screwed. That's too simple reasoning. Any negotiated peace in 1917 like the OP proposed or any other kind of "peace by exhaustion in 1917", means two...
  13. The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

    I think if in TTL Babylon5 ever gets made, then critics will consider the relationship between Londo and G'Kar to be based on the one between Howard and Thurmond. I think the end of that sentence before "To that end" has been cut off or something.
  14. The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

    Things like that can become a vicious cycle: After events in late WW2 non-Jewish natives start suspecting Jews of being Collaborators, egged on by anti-semites among them -> Jewish Ethiopians not wanting to be pogomed start looking to Italy for protection and collaborate as little as necessary...
  15. The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

    No offence, but speaking as someone who'd live in TTLs ITO, but committing national suicide to overthrow South Africa would be just as moronic as doing so to overthrow the New Russian Empire aka Warsaw Pact would have been in OTL. Unless South Africa gets bad enough that they are kicked out of...
  16. The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

    In that case I think you accidentally cut of part of your storyline or something. Because if you re-check the part I quoted, you were talking about Egypt, not the Portuguese Colonies. That's why I wrote "I doubt that". I thought you made a typo and meant to write "Coptic" instead of "Catholic"...
  17. The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

    I doubt that part actually ;) .
  18. Separated at Birth: America and Drakia

    Thing is fom the description before the dice rolls, my feel was, that regardless of it's name as Great Pacific War, it didn't really feel like it would be the kind of OTL WW2esque "War to the Knife" to begin with. No side has any designs on the others homeland, it's a textbook "Age of...
  19. WI: Khomeini assassinated by UK after Rushdie fatwa

    At this point he'll either be thrown out on his ears or you'll better start praying no one outside of Iran tries to follow those orders.
  20. WI No Longest Suicide Note

    I agree with the gist of all the previous responders. However I think you missed one big butterfly potential: If we see after a change to a more moderate Labour leadership. Then it's quite possible the radicals take control of the party after the election and proceed to enter the 1987 elections...
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