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  1. A very different Brazil : Federative Commonwealth of Brazil

    I think you might have made an error in the wikibox - the monarch is listed as 'Elizabeth II.'
  2. What would America look like today if Reconstruction hadn't been abandoned?

    Not really. Most just wanted the South to be reintegrated, and were happy to sacrifice civil rights for that purpose (there were some who cared about black rights, but those were in a minority). To avoid Reconstruction being abandoned, you either need the North to care a lot more about civil...
  3. The Sun, The Stars and The Sickle: Alt-WWII and a Tripolar Postwar World

    I think it's fairly obvious, however, that any system which gives Nobusuke Kishi the vote, but not Keiko Miyabara, is a system with some rather serious flaws.
  4. What would it take for the current technology existed 30 years ago?

    No, it's war that leads to short-term boosts in existing technologies. In wartime, you wan't new weapons and equipment right now - you don't have time to wait to invent a new one. It's peace that helps with long term scientific development, especially as it doesn't kill of a significant fraction...
  5. What would it take for the current technology existed 30 years ago?

    Europe and North America aren't fighting each other, and are still making significant advances in technology. War isn't necessary to for scientific advancement.
  6. The Sun, The Stars and The Sickle: Alt-WWII and a Tripolar Postwar World

    There also aren’t all the atrocities the Japanese did, like the Rape of Nanking. The Chinese are probably better off as a people, even if they’re worse off as a nation.
  7. White Victory in Russia; Horrible?

    Well, by that argument you can argue that colonialism helped defeat the Nazis, since the Raj provided a massive volunteer army for the British. I'm not sure India would see it that way, though. Also, industrialization didn't require Stalin repeatedly to ignore the warnings of the build-up to...
  8. How much longer could European Empires last without WW1?

    Actually, even today, fifty years after independence, India’s economy is still only about as large as Britain’s.
  9. The Sun, The Stars and The Sickle: Alt-WWII and a Tripolar Postwar World

    Not to mention that the US armed forces are still segregated (as are the New Zealand forces, although that was because the Maori wanted it that way). The IJA isn't that bad by comparison.
  10. WI: The US sides with Argentina during the Falklands War?

    Haig did want to give the Argentinians military intelligence about an impending British attack, though. Apparently he thought it would help the US appear to be a neutral arbiter to Argentina (for some reason he wasn't worried about the British considering the US to be neutral).
  11. Our Fair Country: The Commonwealth of New England

    I wouldn't be surprised if Ireland is officially in favor of unification, but unofficially against it (because then they have to deal with the IRA and unionists), while the UK is the other way around (because then it becomes Ireland's problem).
  12. AHC: Make Imperial China a more gender equal society.

    I think what would probably help a lot in achieving a more gender equal society is improving the rates of childhood mortality and maternal deaths. It's hard to achieve a gender equal society if women have to have a lot of children just to have some survive to adulthood, and a lot of women die in...
  13. The Anglo-Saxon Social Model

    Except in this case there are more English people in Wales than Welsh people (that is, there are more non-Maori than Maori in New Zealand).
  14. The Anglo-Saxon Social Model

    The thing is, most New Zealanders would see the Maori language in the same way as an English person might see Welsh or Irish - both are languages native to the British Isles, but neither are part of an English person's identity or heritage, which is why so few English people bother learning...
  15. The Anglo-Saxon Social Model

    Not to mention that most non-native people probably won't be interested in learning the language - to give a comparison, how many English people, for example, learn Welsh or Irish? Also, how does it work with immigration? Are Pakistani immigrants to New Zealand required to learn Maori, for example?
  16. The Anglo-Saxon Social Model

    There are more than 30 First Nations languages spoken in OTL British Columbia. Which one are they using? If all of them, what happens if a child has to move from one school to another; do they have to switch learning languages? As a New Zealander I find this a bit implausible. Even today...
  17. The Anglo-Saxon Social Model

    What about Australia, Canada and New Zealand?
  18. Suez: What if Eden Ignores Ike?

    There were plenty of rebellions by Ireland, India, etc. before Suez that failed. A national uprising does not guarantee a win. I suspect the native Americans, as well as Mexico, would strongly disagree.
  19. True or false England surrenders

    He's not the only one to forget we exist.
  20. Could a peaceful transition from Nazi Germany to a democratic one be possible?

    I think it's certainly possible. The United States used to believe in Manifest Destiny - the idea that it was the destiny for white settlers to expand across North America - and now it's reviled for the destruction it bought on the Native Americans. So I think it's certainly possible for...
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