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  1. The Sapphire Throne: A Swedish Timeline

    Interesting timeline so far, the mentions of a "Swedish Empire" are especially intriguing. Even if it maintain its hold on the Baltics and Finland, Sweden will eventually face significant challenges against other and larger players. Quality can only do so much for so long when faced against the...
  2. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    I would be curious to know the fate of some French and British figures TTL: -Paul Reynaud -Georges Mandel -Enoch Powell (was a fluent Greek speaker) -Philippe Leclerc -Jean Touzet du Vigier -François de la Rocque How is Napoleon Zervas doing too?
  3. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    A more South West/North East split is definitely a possibility TTL. Geography mitigates against a significant South/North split of Europe though. It is a long way from Athens to Berlin, just like it was a long way from Rome to Berlin OTL with the Italian campaign and the resource sink it proved...
  4. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    I would caution against seeing the Iron Curtain further to the East than OTL. The war in the East is going somewhat worse than OTL for the Germans already. Soviet strategic blunders such as the Kiev encirclement may not happen TTL either, which could see the Germans in the East decisively...
  5. How would the formation of the Franco-British union in 1940 change the dynamics of the cold war?

    I still think about this from time to time with a view of rebooting my TL and the answer is ... it depends ... The overreaching assumption here is that the Union survives the war and becomes a coherent integrated state from the war's conclusion until the present day. The dynamics of the...
  6. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    Careful here, since I wouldn't define the strength of the USSR based on having satellites in Bulgaria and Yugoslavia. If the war is shorter and goes better for the USSR due to weaker Germans and more fronts through which to attacks. Millions of Soviet lives might be saved, 5 million fewer...
  7. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    I really appreciate the research you are putting into this. Especially on logistics and economics. We're in for a solid and plausible TL.
  8. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    As it stands OTL, Meskhetian Turks were already deported so it us unlikely that more people will find their wya to Central Asia. Let's be careful about confusing Turkic with Turks, Kazakhs and Turks have as much in common as say Romanians and Spaniards or Germans and Dutch. It is very unlikely...
  9. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    I don't think that Greece is in a position to launch offensives right now, especially as these would broaden the frontline considerably and into less defensive territory at that. The first objective of any offensive should be to retake the Olympus line and retake as much of the Pindus mountain...
  10. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    TTL Russia is almost guaranteed to become an hegemon of unparalleled proportions with almost any country OTL. What Russia did very well OTL was growing wide to protect its boundaries and acquire resources. Where it failed was to leverage this base to grow tall by boosting its population and...
  11. TL: The UK Overseas Regions

    The Falklands War prompted changes to British nationality laws OTL and the status of British Overseas Territories citizen. Given the precedent of integrating territories OTL, I think that post-war there will be a huge momentum towards ending any distinctions between the United Kindgom and any...
  12. TL: The UK Overseas Regions

    Nice update, I'll nitpick a bit on this point as I used to be in the industry and still follow it ;-) It is plausible to see Britain following this course of action, as British nuclear power development may have been vastly different TTL so there is a chance that AGR technology was abandonned...
  13. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    Unlikely to see so many changes compared to OTL here. Deporting Azeris would mean deporting the titular nationality of an SSR which is unprecedented and would open up a can of worms. Russian Tatars are too well integrated to be at risk too. Plus there is no risk of the Germans pushing that far...
  14. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    Пожалуйста дайте мне попкорн ;-) Post-war, the Soviet Union could obtain all of its OTL claims from 1946. Not exactly a small chunk of territory, but one which also presents significant opportunities for the Soviet Union, especially with population transfers. For example, all Armenians living...
  15. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    I am surprised it only took a fortnight for the Macedonian front to be broken by the Axis although with significant losses. Now the mountain passes protecting central Greece need to hold on at all costs. Smyrna may be able to hold on as a pocket resupplied by sea, the city's geography favorus...
  16. TL: The UK Overseas Regions

    Integrating the Carribean islands will be costly but the UK here can also learn from France in terms of what not to do in terms of integration. Namely, don't have social benefits set to be at the same level of the metropole, do invest significantly in upskilling the local population, do bring-in...
  17. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    Nice TL so far and I like the depth of research that you've put into it Lascaris. It looks like Greece may have a chance to hold on TTL as breaking the Olympus passes would be very challenging and plenty of men are available to hold the line too.
  18. Concorde slams into Chirac’s plane

    Nope, this is not how French politics work! The next in line would have been the President of the Senate which would have been an interim President. New Presidential elections would then be organised within 35 days. All of this is covered by Article 7 of the French Constitution.
  19. Providence and the United Kingdom: A British TL

    Strong start of the timeline so far, I like the approach of a non-territorial wank.
  20. "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    Considering his principles OTL, it is extremely unlikely that Enoch Powell would support an undemocratic junta in the UK in any shape or form. To give you an idea, he refused to join the orange order when he became a UUP member and MP. He was also opposed to European integration as he saw it as...
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