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  1. Language Development in Non-Partitioned India

    Something to consider about a Post-(or 'Post'-)British India that does not get split up and the biggest mother tongue therein. Firstly, the pressures from the 'periphery' (South India in General, Bengal, & perhaps the Punjab even if "Inner Pashtunistan" and the North-East are small enough...
  2. AHC: Make some Europeans stay in india even after independence like some parts of Africa

    In absolute terms? Begin serious transitioning to Dominion status in the pre-WWI era if not earlier, so that there is enough institutional continuity and lack of bad blood for civil servants, military officers, businesspeople, etc. who are willing to treat at least upper-class "natives" as...
  3. AHC: Restore Armenian Cilicia

    Warp the Hamidian mess all out of recognition, or possibly with a Young Ottoman multi-confessional group supplanting OTL's Three Pashas, and the Armenians may end up with enough pull w/ the central government that the language could be co-official at the Vilayet level (Autonomy is a dirty word...
  4. AHC: Make Maltese less influenced by Italian, French and English and more Arabic

    I will take it as given that you shall declare 'Malta Remains In Muslim North African Cultural Sphere & The Language Fails To Diverge Overmuch From Tunisian Arabic' cheating? Okay, going for a long shot... The House of Altavilla or perhaps a branch of the Hohenstaufen that has gone Real Native...
  5. A More Imperfect Union: A History of these United States

    Why do I get the feeling that A) Ohio will be making the biggest push to control the trans-Mississippi and B) Williamsburg will escape outright partition only by being too useful as an 'economic condominium'.
  6. Dixieland: The Country of Tomorrow, Everyday (yet another Confederate TL)

    I have seen a few. Admittedly, they are mostly beating the "See! The Unionists were Just As Bad Or Worse! All Hail The Heroes Of Dixie!" drum....
  7. Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

    <looks at "liberated" areas of Balkans> "For how long?" asked the nationalists in question.
  8. Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

    I suspect it did reflect their attitude toward the unassimilated (and for that matter a lot of the assimilated) Slavs and Romanians....
  9. Request Maps/Flags/Coats of Arms/Heraldry here, II

    Yup. The question is if Ashoka's Pillar would meet any objection from the Muslim members of CP or the Muslim League itself (the latter having more strength in Hindu-Majority areas, but still).
  10. Request Maps/Flags/Coats of Arms/Heraldry here, II

    I have a long-standing pet idea of a surviving "British Raj" that remains unified and goes the 'Canada Route' (AKA British Monarch as toothless Padishah on some of the money and with ceremonial duties, mainly important aside from inertia to keep the sub-national monarchs/non-Hindustani...
  11. AHC/WI No Hamidian Persecution, Armenian Genocide, et. al.

    In 1850, it was taken as given that the Armenians were the loyal Christian sect of (at least the Balkan/Anatolian chunks of) the Ottoman Empire. There is no dispute that in the 70 years following things got far worse. I have long toyed with a scenario where during the 1876 mess, rather than...
  12. AHC: Arabic-descended language considered "language", not "dialect"

    I'm thinking that a bit of reshuffling concerning Arab Nationalist theory could get at least some Maronites (the mainland ones) codifying their language in a distinct form (Latin Orthography likely but not inevitable)
  13. Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

    Do you know what the odd part is? The easiest serious One-State Solution IMO would boil down grafting the West Bank and (poss.) Gaza onto the Israeli state whilst granting full citizenship rights/protections to the people there along with lumping any of the Palestinian diaspora that want to...
  14. Twilight of the Red Tsar

    I figure opposition to Blood&Soil nationalism will remain a very major thing for the Jewish Diaspora, so odds are Left Of Center (although more syndicalist ITTL) will remain the more common inclination.
  15. Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

    Not if you are passing it off as a rosbif plot....
  16. Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

    ... or quite possibly a map drawn up by people seeking to rally popular/nationalist support for the Revolution. I honestly cannot tell.
  17. Proposals and War Aims That Didn't Happen Map Thread

    Not without... "help". Unfortunately, a lot of people in those days took as given and even encouraged such "help" in the name of liberating (the semi-correct) people from the Turkish Yoke.
  18. Alternate languges

    Odds are there would be a split between Nicaea and what the Franks permit.
  19. Alternate languges

    Different set of recent loanwords, and perhaps the fine points of Romaji, would be the biggest hits here if it started at the same point; but structural influence of English on Japanese is pretty shallow. Now if Spanish was in continual contact since OTL's Sankoku got started (i.e. said...
  20. Flag Thread IV

    IIRC, the fleur-de-lys is a core component of the French Monarchist banner. Chucking them without chucking the Union Jack is unlikely to fly.
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