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  1. Es Geloybte Aretz Continuation Thread

    Though the thread begins in 1908, it is the continuation of the TL Es Geloybte Aretz - A Germanwank with a POD in 1888 which is why I put it here. The format differs, with entries now taken from fictional history books later in the TL rather than 'live' novelistic vignettes. This being a work in...
  2. Es Geloybte Aretz - a Finished Germanwank

    The timeline is now finished, and can be posted here in a retconned, story-only format. Departure: Vierkaiserjahr Potsdam, November 1888 A dreadfully apprehensive quiet had settled over the room, only occasionally broken by the rustle of cloth and the creak of furniture as the assembled...
  3. Entente Victory against defensive stance in 1917/18?

    A question, purely out of curiosity, for those who understand things that go bang better than I do: Assuming the war has gone much as it did IOTL until late 1917 (Russia knocked out, US entry, Ottoman Empire on the ropes), if the German high command decided to use the troops it brought in...
  4. Es Geloybte Aretz - a Germanwank

    Departure: Vierkaiserjahr The accidental death of Wilhelm II just months after his accession to the throne created a serious crisis for the young German Empire. Prussia had not faced the prospect of a regency in centuries, and the suggestion of transferring the crown directly to Prince...
  5. What to Read on Old Ashkenaz

    I'm looking for reading suggestions about the East European Jewish communities c. 1900, especially in Russian Poland, Ukraine and Galicia. My main interest is in political activism and international connections, e.g. migration networks, but I am clueless enough to be happy for just about...
  6. Neverwhen Regiments

    I just had a brief moment of nostalgic reminiscing about the Once Weren't Warriors thread, so I thought it might be a good idea to see if it could be revived. A list, in no particular order, of military units that never were. putting this in Before 1900 to keep yopur options open, but there's...
  7. Patrologia translated - Fathers over Apostles?

    One of the more impressive things I have seen - right up there with the CIL - is the massive authoritative edition of the Church Fathers' writings in the Patrologia. Thanks to the diligent labour of 19th century scholars (and nobody did diligent labour quite like 19th century scholars), the...
  8. A Different Ariosophist

    The History of English Folktroth and the works of Andrew Erskine Chester (1853-1928) As we approach the 100th Worldmoot of the Daen, it is time for a dispassionate look at the work of the founder of one of Modern Britain's most successful religious movements. Following the publication of...
  9. WI Gallipoli fails early on?

    Just guessing into the blue here: I watched a documentary late last night that said that the beaches at Gallipoli were initially shelleed by an Ottoman warship from the Dardanelles, but it retreated after spotting a submarine. Assuming that doesn't happen, could the shelling hold up the...
  10. How far could Henry the Lion have take his ambitions?

    One of those things that periodically crop up: Henry the Lion stars as Frederick Barbarossa's nemesis without a clue. I can't figure out what he wanted (other than for his authoratay to be respected), and I am not clued in enough to see what he could have gotten. He was one of the most powerful...
  11. [DBWI] What do you think of kata Loukan?

    As usual, the media are blowing this story all out of proportion. Recall the Sentinel: Personally, while I am thrilled that the document is finally out (and why exactly did it TAKE everyone so long? The Antiquities Authority had it pinpointed to the bank vault since 1968, and they just...
  12. AH Challenge: Habemus papam

    Rome, 200X St Peter's Square. White smoke emerges from the Sistina's chimney. The speaker emerges onto the balcony and intones the traditional formula: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Küng How? Obviously, a POD post Vatican II would be most interesting, but I'm happy to hear ideas.
  13. Opera as a literary genre

    Who Wants to be a Millionaire, 2/VIII/2008 How can we get to this perception?
  14. Altered Ethno-Religious Identities

    Just a question our of idle curosity from someoine who has too little time to read scenarios: Do you guys screw with enthno-religious identities? What I mean is the idea that X ethnicity stereotypically is Y religion. By way of the simplest example, the idea that Irish or Polish people are...
  15. The Martyrdom of Yochanan of Gishala

    Yehoshua ben Matathias froze momentarily. The jostling crowds, the shouting, the blood in the inner sanctum all horrified him beyond imagining. Righteous rebellion or pragmatic submission, it was wrong for the People of God to fight each other this way. It was wrong of Yochanan to break into the...
  16. WI: 9/11 and the ISI

    This is borderline ASB, but if you look at it from the right perspective... Who profited most from the events following 9/11? Not Al Qaedea or the Taleban, though the former gained stature and a kind of respect it really doesn't merit. Not Bush or the Neocons, they're finished as a political...
  17. How to spread Afro-Caribbean Culture?

    I'm just coming up against one of my favourite AH Cliches for British-dominated TLs again, the near-universal prevalence of Afro-Caribbean culture in entertainment and popular music. Realistically, of course, even this is a fairly unlikely development. But how do we get a broader mass appeal to...
  18. A United Nations Deposit Library

    Founded in 1948 on the initiative of the britosdh delegation, the United Nations Deposit Library (UNDL) extends a claim of mandatory deposit to all member nations of the UNO. Publishers wishing to register copyright for any book or journal must submit one free copy to the UNDL through their...
  19. Abou Ben Adhem vs. the Karamanian Exile

    OK, I'm bragging. Anyways, my question is how we can have a different kind of Orientalism going. In the 19th century, several stereotypes of the Middle East were competing in European culture. One was that of ferocity, violent emotions, merciless bonds of honour and generations-old hatreds, of...
  20. Operation Kusma

    The Philippines, August 1986 New York, August 1986 The documents go public on September 4th, 1986. There's a TV documentary lather in the year. What happens next?
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