Wow. Roddenberry really went batshit ITTL. Though at least he didn't do what Hubbard did and claim Douglas DC-8s were spacecraft or something.
Of course they aren't DC-8's. They looked like Constitution class starships, thank you very much. ;)

This sounds interesting.
Thank you. Stay tuned.

Well, I for one would rather be a Vulcan ITTL than a Scientologist IOTL.
To each his own. I was trying to devise a cult that Roddenberry could reasonably concoct (other than what he already created IOTL ;)).

What is the situation in the various Indian states?
I'm still working on it, but in short India devolved into smaller states following a hurried British withdrawal. More to follow.
 
Question--did the United States stay entirely out of World War II (as in, no Pearl Harbor/Pacific War), or just the fight in Europe?

Because if it's the former, I feel like the proposed State of Jefferson could/would have formed on the West Coast, comprising of northern Californian and southern Oregonian counties. They got pretty close IOTL, with the thing that halted their progress being Pearl Harbor. They even elected a governor.
 
Question--did the United States stay entirely out of World War II (as in, no Pearl Harbor/Pacific War), or just the fight in Europe?
They stayed out entirely, including the Pacific. This is for two reasons: 1) America is generally isolationist and 2) Japan has shifted its focus towards Siberia and the Soviet Union, and thus doesn't really butt heads with the USA.

Because if it's the former, I feel like the proposed State of Jefferson could/would have formed on the West Coast, comprising of northern Californian and southern Oregonian counties. They got pretty close IOTL, with the thing that halted their progress being Pearl Harbor. They even elected a governor.
Sadly, Jefferson was butterflied away ITTL. Though, I wish I had thought of that. Watch this space.
 
Here's a working map of the world by 1960, subject to change. Any comments or questions are welcome.

Shouldn't there be a former Reichskommissariat Kaukus? It seems kinda weird that the Germans would stop at the proposed borders for Reichskommissariat Ukraine and then not go South for the oil. Also, shouldn't Japan have Hong Kong?
 
Wait a second, with Nazi Germany gone, does this mean that Italy would be one of the largest powers in Europe?
Italy does for quite some time, being the power in Mediterranean up until the end of the 20th century. More on that in the future.

Shouldn't there be a former Reichskommissariat Kaukus? It seems kinda weird that the Germans would stop at the proposed borders for Reichskommissariat Ukraine and then not go South for the oil. Also, shouldn't Japan have Hong Kong?
The map isn't complete. There was a Reichskomissariat of the Caucuses, but it fell apart into ethnically-defined states later.

As a head's up, there's an All The Tropes entry for the TL in the works, which can be found here.

For those not familiar, ATT is the offshoot of TvTropes set by those who disagreed with that site's direction.
Thank you so, so much for this honor. It feels like I have made it, now that I have a TvTropes equivalent page. I'll join the site to keep it fresh, but I appreciate the initiative. :)
 
Article: The Iron Lady: South Africa's New Prime Minister is Making Waves

Prime Minister Celeste van Zyl at a National Party Conference

The Iron Lady: South Africa's New Prime Minister is Making Waves

by Al Lovitz
CAPE TOWN - The winds of change seem to be blowing across the southern tip of the dark continent, even in the ultra-conservative government of South Africa. One of three white-dominated independent states in Africa, South Africa enjoys the some of the highest standards of living in the Western world, at least among whites. Fueled by a thriving mining and agricultural sectors, the "Springbok Economy" has proven to be the success story of the late 20th century.

Of course, not all is well in the table lands. South Africa's stringent system of racial segregation known colloquially as apartheid continues to perpetuate a system of great economic disparity between whites and non-whites. While the African National Congress had been effectively broken by the late 1990's, flashes of racial violence flare that continue to make the white population uneasy. Earlier this year, a bomb exploded at the Roosevelt Hotel in Pretoria which injured several by-standers but ultimately killing no one. Incidents like these help the Afrikaner-led National Party to continue in power in a nearly unbroken streak since the republic's inception in the 1950's. Celeste van Zyl, who ascended to the premiership after the untimely death of Zander Malherbe in March of this year, won an election in her own right just last month. Now, she is laying out her bold plan for constitutional and social reform.

Van Zyl's life is both typically and untypically boer. Born the daughter of a Reformed minister in a town outside of Pretoria, she grew up surrounded by the farmers that attended her father's church. She went on to attend the University of South Africa. Having pursued a degree in economics, she worked for FirstRand bank before turning to politics. Her husband, Rudi van Zyl, was already a major donor for the National Party when they got married. He planned to run for a seat in the Volksraad or House of Assembly before he died during a terrorist attack at Johannesburg Park Station in 1995. She was asked to run in his stead, and easily won the seat. At Cape Town, she served as the distinction of being one of the few high-profile female politicians on the national stage, working her ranks through the cabinet until she became the minister of internal security in 2016. Of course, her acceptance by the "good ole boys" club - and by the voting public, in general - has been aided by her carefully crafted image of a suburban Afrikaner housewife, complete with her signature handbag.

However, her housewife image is just that: an image. Despite her unassuming, and even gentle front, behind lies a will of iron, earning her the nickname Die Ystervrou or "The Iron Lady" in English. During her time in internal security, she was responsible for authorizing a controversial raid against one of many ANC splinter group cells which resulted in the death of several black civilians. The even solicited significant criticism from the English Press, and even some Afrikaner papers such as the normally pro-government Die Burger. Her response was telling, saying that the accidental death of those civilians guaranteed that other innocents would not die from an even more horrific attack. This garnered her support from the hardline elements of the National Party, which undoubtedly aided her in her bid to ascend to the premiership.

However, her campaign last month presented an odd mixture of hardline rhetoric and reformist sentiments. While a National Party victory was never in doubt, the fact that she increased the National Party's slim majority by 11 seats demonstrates that she has the ability to appeal to more moderate anglophone voters, most likely aided by her very slight accent that sounds more English than Afrikaner. She also ran on a platform of constitutional reform, saying that the time was come to fix the archaic system. Throughout the campaign, she was intentionally vague as to the nature of her proposed changes. This might have been a ploy to be all things to all people, appealing both to hardliners and reformers within the National Party.

On Monday at a press conference held at the Parliament Building, Prime Minister van Zyl announced the outline for the proposed constitutional changes. Positioned in front of a panoply of South African flags, she proclaimed that South Africa must reform its political system or risk ruin for future generations. Race relations were reaching a low point, even with the effective destruction of the ANC. "As one poet once put it," she said, "'good fences make good neighbors.' For us to be good neighbors, we must have good fences." Unveiled was a two part strategy for fixing South Africa's racial problem.

First is an overhaul of the executive and legislative itself. The position of the Prime Minister - a "monarchial holdover - and the presidency would be combined into a single office known as the "State President," call back to similar titles held by the Boer heads of state prior to British domination. This new position would be elected by a convention, made up of members from the House of Assembly, Senate, and provincial legislatures. The President would serve fixed, five year terms while limited to two terms. The President could then form a cabinet, drawing members from the House of Assembly. The Parliament would maintain its two houses, with the changes to the structure of both bodies. The House of Assembly would be expanded from 180 seats to 200, with smaller constituencies. The Senate would be expanded from 54 to 94 seats. The Senate has the more radical of the changes. The forty additional seats include 15 designated coloured seats, 15 designated Indian seats, and ten "expert" seats from universities, businesses, churches, and other civil society institutions to be appointed on the recommendation of the President. Even with the new math, experts have noted that the National Party will likely continue its dominance under the new system.

The second is more far-reaching: the creation of independent black "states" out of larger ethnic groups such as the Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu. According to van Zyl, these states would be on track for full sovereignty by 2025, and urged the international community to recognize them. "For two long, we have lived under the same roof, and have found ourselves at each other's throats. The time has come to move to separate homes so that we may find peace." The move is more likely the controversial of the two. Responses from black nationalist groups have been largely negative. However, Zulu organizations have expressed interest in the idea, with the caveat that a new Zulu state would be "truly sovereign with guarantees of an equitable relationship with the South African government.

The National Party has already launched a massive campaign for the new constitution, which will be subject to a referendum this February. Pro-Nationalist newspapers have already published editorials advocating for its ratification. However, there are hardliners that have argued against it. A few members of the National Party are rumored to defect in the coming days, so only time will tell if the new policy will hold. Between the new constitution, and the creation of new independent states, only time will tell if Van Zyl's gamble will pay off.

 
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>White supremacist
>just right-wing

hmm
I get a distinct impression that on a global scale, the world Huey made skews socially more to the right than ours does. The flip side of this is economically speaking the world overall looks to be to the left of ours, with more generous welfare states, powerful labor union and a more pro-regulation economic consensus existing even in the US.
 
I get a distinct impression that on a global scale, the world Huey made skews socially more to the right than ours does. The flip side of this is economically speaking the world overall looks to be to the left of ours, with more generous welfare states, powerful labor union and a more pro-regulation economic consensus existing even in the US.
It really makes you think what is far right in their world then
 
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