东方红 (The East is Red)

Well, lets not forget that this timeline is also a China-wank.

??? I just said I wanted more southern China representation. If you noticed, Nankai, Peking, and Tsinghua are all in the general area of Beijing-Tianjin.

It'd just be awesome if southern China had some good schools.
 
??? I just said I wanted more southern China representation. If you noticed, Nankai, Peking, and Tsinghua are all in the general area of Beijing-Tianjin.

It'd just be awesome if southern China had some good schools.

Oh. Sorry, I misunderstood. Yes I agree, it would be cool if Southern China had some good schools.
 
I've been reading this as a lurker for awhile. Just wanna drop by and say this timeline is awesome, what a ride! Looking forward to the next update, consider me subbed.
 
For the heck of it, I decided to make a list of Presidents and Vice Presidents of the USA thus far. If I made any mistakes anyone can just let me now.

Presidents of the United States of America

Harry S. Truman (Democratic) (1945-1953)
Joseph McCarthy (Republican) (1953-1954)
Richard Nixon (Republican) (1954-1957)

Strom Thurmond (Democratic) (1957-1965)
Terry Sanford (Democratic) (1965- )


Vice Presidents of the United States of America

Alben W. Barkley (Democratic) (1949-1953)
Richard Nixon (Republican) (1953-1954)
Vacancy (1954-1957)
John F. Kennedy (Democratic) (1957-1965)
Hubert Humphrey (Democratic) (1965- )

That sounds about right thus far. Thanks for making the list. As always, this TL isn't dead.
 
Can we PLEASE have a southern Chinese university on here? I swear, all the good ones are in the north. Beijing, Beijing, and Tianjin. (Tsinghua, Peking, and Nankai) Maybe Shanghai University? My mom's alma mater :D

And yay for the Congo and UAR!

Also, is the entrance exam the gaokao? Or do they have an older/different system?

I'll get to the gaokao later.

Also, my dad graduated from Nankai and my mom from PKU. So there's that. Also, Singapore is technically southern Chinese I guess... :D
 
I'll get to the gaokao later.

Also, my dad graduated from Nankai and my mom from PKU. So there's that. Also, Singapore is technically southern Chinese I guess... :D

DARN IT, everyone's parents are all so smart.

I have no wish to say where my parents graduated from. Um, well, they did graduate.
 
As a follow up to my list of US Presidents, I decided to make a list of US Presidential Candidates for this timeline. Stevenson's running mate in 1952, Lodge's running mate in 1956 and Goldwater's running mate in 1960 are all speculation, since they weren't mentioned in the timeline (yes I looked back at and skimmed through old updates).

List of United States Presidential Candidates

1952: Joseph McCarthy (R-WS)/ Richard Nixon (R-CA) def. Adlai Stevenson (D-IL)/John Sparkman (D-AL)
1956: Strom Thurmond (D-SC)/John F. Kennedy (D-MA) def. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (R-MA)/Harold Stassen (R-MN)
1960: Strom Thurmond (D-SC)/John F. Kennedy (D-MA) def. Barry Goldwater (R-AZ)/Nelson Rockefeller (R-NY)
1964: Terry Sanford (D-NC)/Hubert Humphrey (D-MN) def. Jesse Helms (R-NC)/William F. Buckley (R-NY) def. Lurleen Wallace (DC-AL)/William Potter Gale (DC-CA)
 
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Between 1960 and 1964, the US went from having a conservative southern democrat to a liberal southern democrat controlling the white house, and from one of the most liberal republican governors as the opponent to one of the most virulently racist and conservative republicans, who was elected to office 20+ years earlier than IOTL.

Historians are going to be confused as hell writing about US politics in the future.

Edit: actually, 1960 featured two conservatives facing off. That is a very poor campaign strategy on the part of both parties.
 
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In my list of United States Presidential Candidates, I fixed one mistake. Looking back at the timeline, I found that ITTL Goldwater ran for President in 1960. The aforementioned list has been changed accordingly.
 
We can also put Shanghai Jiaotong on there somewhere...maybe T-2nd with Harvard. :p

:D OMG THANKS SO MUCH

My mom would be proud of me. :D lol IOTL she skipped the gaokao for a scholarship. In such a world, she wouldn't even have to hesitate.

I may have wanted a Seoul National University up there somewhere...:eek:

Don't we all... :D

I'd also like the International Penguins' Institute (IPI) to be first on the list. :):p;)
 
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