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  1. Laurens Lives -Election of 1804

    IC: With the retirement of President Jay and the ending of the Treason Trials, many politicians in Washington City have been tainted. Madison and Jefferson attempted to circumvent the legal system and the Constitution. Alexander Hamilton is not running and is citing a temporary return to...
  2. Russia and America

    So I was reading up on Paul I and discovered him to be a bit mercurial in temperament but liberal in politics. Relating to my Laurens Lives Thread is it possible for the formation of a American-French-Russian alliance to counter act more reactionary regimes?
  3. The 5 Civilized Tribes

    So for my TL (see sig.) I am working on tinkeriing with Indian Policy a bit. I am looking for a plausible way to integrate the 5 Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, Creek Etc) into the US. I was thinking making the Mississippi Territory a state for them, plausible? IF so why? What's...
  4. Immigration Policy in the Early Republic

    The title says it all. Was there an immigration Policy in the Early Republic? What did it consist of? As an aside, If it did not exist what would it take to make one and enforce it? Is it possible or the US of the early 1800s just to big? In a TL were slavery is resolved in the Early 1800s...
  5. Indentured Servitude

    As I understand it Indentured Service died out because of the increase in slavery is this correct? In an America where slavery is made financially impractical and the ex-slaves are encouraged to move onto the frontier, would Indentured Service make a comeback as part of a smaller scale cotton...
  6. Bobby Kennedy Lives!!!! What about Teddy?

    There you have it. RFK is either not assinated or Sirhan Sirhan misses. Booby goes on to 8 successful years as POTUS. We leave Vietnam, Cats and Dogs live together, Pigs fly, my Vikings win the Superbowl :p. The Point of this thread is to discuss Ted. As RB likes to point RFK was DLC before DLC...
  7. AH Question French Army & Navy

    During the French Rev how loyal is the French Army to its Senior Officers (Colonels and above)??? Same for Navy, How loyal is the Navy to Captains and other officers? What was the effect of the aristocrat purges on the officer corps? Setcabk for Army and Navy in terms of effectiveness and...
  8. The Ferguson Rifle

    I'd love some help. I know very little about weapons tech. I have been doing research on industrial evolution and such for my TL (see sig :D) and I came across the Ferguson Rifle (here's the wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferguson_rifle ) I am wondering is this a dead end in weapon...
  9. Plausibilty Check: US Occupation of Barbary States after 1st or 2nd Barbary War

    Just as the title says occupation of Barbary States after either war, I am aware the US raised Tunis (?) after the 2nd war and broke Barbary power in the Med, What if they occupied instead, is that possible? What are some possible situations that would allow for this? European...
  10. Legion of the United States

    I have seen it brought up a few times around this site. For those that don't know the US Army was organized briefly in 1790s under Anthony Wayne as a Legion broken down into smaller units and organized in a combined arms fashion (Infantry and Calvary working together). Why was it dropped in...
  11. Challenge:Elect Robert Reich

    Robert Reich, Clinton Labor Secretary, one of his key economic policy advisers. Currently Prof of Public Policy at Stanford. Here is the challenge: How could Bob Reich become President or hold a position in Federal Government (i.e. Congressman, Senator)?
  12. Barbary Pirates

    Is it possible to move up the Barbary Wars from 1801-5 to the 1790s?
  13. Alternate 1st Washington Cabinet

    This is for my current TL and since we have seen a recent spate of these I thought I would throw it out there and see what people thought. The concept of the TL is that John Laurens survives the battle that killed him in OTL and goes on to be influential in American politics. For those of you...
  14. One Korea

    I got to thinking while watching the Olympics. What does it take to get 1 Korea today? Is it as easy as having MacArthur stop short of the Yaloo River and therefore allows China to save face and not go into Korea? If so, does this stop the foundation of the Acheson Domino theory and in turn...
  15. Laurens lives

    I have been playing with an idea for several months of a Laurens lives TL. This is something I just sort of vomited on to paper in the last few hours. I am hitting a wall with Laurens. While he is a great POD, he died young and therefore is quite the blank slate. I am having a hard time sources...
  16. Hamilton Kills Burr

    There it is Folks... What If Hamilton kills Burr in there famous Weehawken Duel in 1801? How does this effect Hamilton's legacy? Burr's Legacy? What does Hamilton's future career look like, Governor, Senator, or is he mailigned like Burr is in OTL? Effects on Federalism and the Party, As there...
  17. Mao and FDR

    In 1945 Mao said to a US ambassador to China that there is no such thing as the US not interferring in China and then he offered to come to Washington to meet FDR. I got this from an article in the Guardian Newspaper. I don't know much about the Chinese Civil War. Is there an opportunity to get...
  18. Andy Jackson vs. France

    In 1834, the Chamber of Deputies in France reneged on a treaty with US signed in 1831 promising to pay damages for losses during the War of 1812. This united the country and had Clay and Jackson working together for once. Would such a war even happen? What are the ramifications of a war with...
  19. Plausibility: Marquis De lafeyette leads French Rev

    This seems highly plausible but my knowledge of the French Rev. FYI I plan to butterfly this into a timeline I am sketching in my head. I envision the Marquis either convincing the King Louis to concede to the Constitution or winning the mayoral election that fall. Any thoughts?
  20. Plausability: TR starts Civil Rights Movement

    I put this here because TR's bacon was saved by Buffalo Soldiers at the Battle of San Juan Hill and I was wondering if any of the illustrious minds at this site viewed it as plausible that he would pay this back by using some of his political capital at a later date to help fight against Jim...
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