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  1. Miranda Brawner

    WI: Circumpolar Russian Empire

    Just because western culture has a long history of dismissing the perspectives of peoples from outside Europe, doesn't mean we have to succumb to this bias as well. The way we talk about history (and alternate history) shapes the way that we, and our listeners, see the important issues we face...
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    Thanks for letting me know.

    Thanks for letting me know.
  3. Miranda Brawner

    Greece and Anatolia conquered by the early Caliphates, Do they get Arabized ?

    "No strong culture"? That sounds like a baseless, derogatory claim that doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to historical facts. The people in Egypt today largely speak a language in the Arabic family - Masri or Egyptian Arabic. Does that mean that before the Arab language became widespread...
  4. Miranda Brawner

    WI: Circumpolar Russian Empire

    When making statements like this, it's important to choose our words carefully so that it doesn't sound like we're implying that the European perspective is the only one. To say that northern Canada and Greenland were "unexplored" before 1900 is to ignore the existence of the people who have...
  5. Miranda Brawner

    Abnormally Suasive

    This sounds intriguing. Looking forward to seeing what these individuals will do with their remarkable powers.
  6. Miranda Brawner

    Let Freedom Ring: War, Injustice, and the American Way

    An ominous end to another well-done chapter. I liked the part about John Burr at the beginning, since he ties together the different eras. It was good to see the civil rights movement having some successes despite the horrific violence inflicted against them. Hopefully this progress will bot be...
  7. Miranda Brawner

    "Alliances of Equals" in history and AH

    Yeah, that would be an interesting scenario to explore. I wonder what it would take in the late 1800s or early 1900s to convince British leaders into pursuing friendlier relations with Germany, and a more hostile stance toward France and Russia. Maybe France and Britain get into a disagreement...
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    "Alliances of Equals" in history and AH

    In world diplomacy, both in the past and today, a lot of so-called alliances will use inspirational rhetoric about how all members of the alliance are equal, but it's clear that they really consist of one, or maybe two, nations dictating most of the terms. The rest of the members of the alliance...
  9. Miranda Brawner

    Greek Plan enacted, impact on the rump Ottoman Empire

    Thank you for calling my attention to this horrific crime. Sounds frighteningly similar to what my own ancestors did to the native peoples of the area I live in, and what's still being done to the Rohingya and many other groups today. This shatters what's left of the myth of Alexander II as a...
  10. Miranda Brawner

    The Star-Spangled Expanded Universe of "What Madness Is This?"

    It's an interesting analogy. However, I think at least one of the examples you used might be misleading. If it is meant to be an OTL categorization of Nazi Germany as an orderly place, then I think it's a bit problematic. It might be in line with the stereotype of Nazi Germany as a place where...
  11. Miranda Brawner

    Alternate Names for American States

    Let me know which of these sound plausible, or at least interesting: Williamsland, Jamesland, Jacobia, Annesland, Victoria, Queensland, (yes I'm borrowing from Australian states) Kingsland, Elizabethia, (New) Hanover, Stuart, Edwardia, Frederericksland, Fredericia The following can all have...
  12. Miranda Brawner

    Westward, Ho!: American Exiles

    Hmm, this reminds me something... ...with similarly horrific treatment of the natives, I imagine (at least as bad as OTL North America). Map credit goes to Wikimedia contributors Seb az86556, Boershistory, and Ras67. "Map of Boer Republics and Griqua States, Southern Africa 19th century "...
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    Map Thread XX

    Nicely done. At first I was confused, because I saw some maps showing Quintana Roo as part of the Mexico City time zone, meaning they wouldn't be appearing in this scenario, but then I looked a little closer and saw that they changed timezones in 2015. Then I looked even closer and saw that for...
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    Map Thread XX

    Thanks for pointing that out. I'm disappointed to hear that. When doing research on languages from now on, I'll be more careful to seek out sources that have shown more concern for accuracy rather than taking so many creative liberties.
  15. Miranda Brawner

    Stable and Sedentary Aryan, Cimmerian and Uralic Civilizations in Eurasian plains

    I think it would be best to avoid referring to ancient groups of people as "Aryan", given the word's extremely racist history in modern times. You yourself provide a substitute term in parentheses, so it's not like your forced to use that word when talking about people who lived on the Eurasian...
  16. Miranda Brawner

    Map Thread XIX

    Stunning work! I love the meticulously drawn lines of battle and arrows showing army movement. And the contour lines and city streets are incredible! Great job.
  17. Miranda Brawner

    1000 Congressional Districts

    If we're going to overhaul the district map for the US House of Representation, then I think we should get rid of single-member districts and implement multi-member ones. Oh, and let's overhaul the state boundaries too.
  18. Miranda Brawner

    Flag Thread IV

    It's still basically a modified confederate flag, which should not be acceptable. Georgia and North Carolina need new flags as well, especially Georgia, whose flag is basically identical to the first CSA flag.
  19. Miranda Brawner

    Eridan: Revamped

    I'm so excited! Can't wait to hear all about the derivational morphology and allophones and substrate influence and split ergativity... ... if I were a noun case, I'd be one that combines the functions of the Dative, Caritive, and Comitive, because when I'm dating someone, I not only care about...
  20. Miranda Brawner

    What would the Indian buffer state have looked like?

    This talk of haplogroups is wildly inappropriate. The only possible reason for saying such a thing is to promote a racist agenda under the guise of scientific inquiry, or to ignorantly repeat the arguments of someone else with this agenda. Please stop.
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