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  1. AHC : Worst possible US Navy

    How so would you say? Was it the damage to the carrier air components that came from retiring all the non fighter aircraft that left in his tenure (though in fairness the seeds of that were planted before him) or not taking the Iranian littoral threat seriously?
  2. "What the hell is a Somalia?" (A Titanic ISOT)—Story Only

    April 9th, 2009—10:50, 200 miles off the coast of Somalia Jefferson winced as he swept his flashlight through the black, dusty mechanical guts of the Titanic’s engine room, feeling like he was about to drop from the heat. The crew said it was a little better than it had been in daytime...
  3. AHC: 2008 Global Financial crisis turns into Greece-style meltdown for Southeast Asia

    The easiest way would be to have the Eurozone break up, which would really be a screw for the whole world but would hit Asia really hard. If things go really far south in one of the most at risk countries and there's a contagion, it could happen. That blows up Asia's import markets and leads...
  4. Green Revolution on the Golden Gate

    No, the GOP is WAY less fragile than the Whigs, and the Greens being more popular won’t do effect them.
  5. Green Revolution on the Golden Gate

    Not really. The U.S. has pretty much always had a two-party system starting with the Federalists/Democratic-Republicans, continuing with the Whigs/Dems, and with the GOP emerging pretty quickly as logical successor to the Whigs.
  6. Green Revolution on the Golden Gate

    Well, Hillary is toast if McCloskey gets anything over like 2%. Even with the Great Recession, there’s no way she can overcome that. The structural setup of the U.S. political system still leans very strongly towards a two-party system. More likely it will just massively advantage the GOP.
  7. Where could the United States and more powerful India butt heads

    China. The Kuomintang win the Civil War and become a close U.S. ally but end up at loggerheads with India for reasons roughly similar to OTL. Faced with a powerful U.S. backed rival, New Delhi forges a stronger relationship with the USSR than IOTL, making the rivalry even more retrenched. Voila.
  8. How much actual African culture is there in Afro-American culture ?

    I actually didn't know that about gumbo and jambalaya; I stand corrected. But the banjo is authentically African, or at least is a direct evolution of instruments from there.
  9. How much actual African culture is there in Afro-American culture ?

    There are Afro-American influences in language (African-American Vernacular English has a lot of influences that can be traced back to Africa), cuisine (gumbo, jambalaya, etc.), music (banjo, etc.) and many other places, but only influences in most places with some exceptions like the Gullah...
  10. Popular Culture under Al Gore Presidency?

    A lot of video games from that era would be butterflies. SpecOps: The Line is pretty clearly an allegory for the Iraq War so that’s out along with any other movie or TV show about OIF. A lot of projects that lingered in development hell forever might get more progress. Black Mass and the Dark...
  11. AHC: Make the UK Lose the Falklands Conflict

    Honestly, we don't really know but British governments fell in both world wars and the struggle went on. Even if the SDP ended up in charge that obviously didn't mean the war was going to end. The politics ensured that there was absolutely no way in hell anything was going to happen except...
  12. AHC: Make the UK Lose the Falklands Conflict

    The central issue with making Argentina win is that making the British task force fail is different than winning the war. Doing the former might be possible. Argentina had exactly five Exocets (a weapon system first introduced in 1973) during the entire conflict, so that's an obvious POD...
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  14. 2019 Turtledoves - Best Finished Timeline Voting Poll

    Can I take mine out of the running @SargentHawk ? It isn't eligible because it isn't finished yet.
  15. WI: No Woodstock

    Can’t believe I’m defending the Hell’s Angels, but in fairness, although they are a terrible bunch and were an awful choice for security, the dude they stabbed was high on crystal meth and tried to charge the stage, then pulled out a revolver before they took out the knives.
  16. The Anglo/American - Nazi War

    Hey @CalBear what happened to John Gotti IATL?
  17. "What the hell is a Somalia?" (A Titanic ISOT)—Story Only

    April 9th, 2009—10:10, 200 miles off the coast of Somalia The atmosphere in the first class reading and writing room cum command center was sweaty and lethargic. Charles Lightoller and Archibald Butt sat in armchairs, Butt fanning himself with some loose papers. Thomas Andrews was looking at...
  18. Rejection and Revenge: An alternate 9/11 timeline

    I’m really happy for you, man. Thank you for blessing us with this awesome TL! Will you be publishing through Sea Lion Press?
  19. "What the hell is a Somalia?" (A Titanic ISOT)—Story Only

    April 9th, 2009—10:10, 200 miles off the coast of Somalia Somewhere around half a day before (she wasn’t sure of the exact time), Margaret “Maggie” Brown had been fast asleep in her bed, ensconced in her luxuriously appointed, gold-trimmed stateroom in first class, when a steward had rushed...
  20. @[105981:@Viper91] I'm actually working on an update tonight. I'll try to get it up in the next...

    @[105981:@Viper91] I'm actually working on an update tonight. I'll try to get it up in the next couple days. Thanks for the kind words!
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