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This is a superb piece of work. It feels odd being the person who wrote the original work but wanting to know more at the same time! Thanks so much.
Truly my pleasure. The endgame of your story was always really intriguing. I always imagined writing a series of interviews from the point of view of a journalist going around the different Japans. Objectivist Morioka always fascinated me the most. But really, thanks for the high praise!

I love this.
I didn't even expect anyone to catch that! :p
 
Updated some of about 2 year old and in fact my first ever infoboxes:
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1^ - Extent of Land of Saint Stanislaus according to Polish territorial claims.
Stanisław Chodkiewicz (October 3, 1871 – August 28, 1912) was a Polish astronaut, Air Force colonel and a engineer. One of thirty crewmembers (venerated as "Space Martyrs") of HMS Britannia, attack on which started the Great War. Posthumously promoted to General. Saint of Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches.

Born in Vilnius, to noble family of Chodkiewicz, he graduated Vilnius University and Chivalry School (Warsaw). He joined Air Force becomming commander of 3rd Baloon Corps and later 1st Airship Squadron. In 1911 he was selected as one of ten Polish crewmembers of joint Anglo-Polish "Luna" Mission.

On August 13, 1912, while approaching Lunar Surface, HMS Britannia was attacked by Russian space vessel, causing crash of both spaceships. Chodkiewicz and surviving crewmembers were stranded on Moon's surface in result of what was later called Battle of Lunar Orbit. He was last of astronauts to contact with Earth, last report being on August 28th.

The Incident caused outbreak of the Great War on Earth, that resulted in millions of military and civilian casualties, including nuclear bombings of Warsaw, Dresden, Vilnius, Petersburg and Moscow. Stanisław Chodkiewicz was beatified by Pope Benedict XV on December 8, 1912 following outbreak of the war. His remains wouldn't be properly mourned until thirty years later, when after the war British and Polish astronauts returned to Moon in 1945. He was canonized on August 12th the same year by Pope Alexander IX.
 
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The Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force is the armed forces responsible for the defence of the twin island Grand Duchy of Trinidad & Tobago. It consists of the Trinidad & Tobago Regiment, the Royal Trinidad & Tobago Air Guard, the Royal Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard and the Territorial Reserve of Trinidad & Tobago. Due to its close proximity to the Hapsburg Kingdom of Venezuela (less than seven miles separate the island of Trinidad from the South American mainland), Trinidad & Tobago has a disproportionately large defence force whose primary tasks are to deny the use of the sea and the air to enemy forces and to defend Trinidadian territory in the event of foreign incursion. Following the Boca Grande incident of 2002, in which an Austrian fighter accidentally shoot down a British spy plane in international waters between Venezuela and Trinidad, the Trinidadian Parliament instituted peacetime conscription for the first time in the history of the British Caribbean.

The Trinidad & Tobago Regiment is the main ground element of the Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force, and its structure is based on the Royal Marines' Littoral Defence Regiments. It is comprised of three light foot battalions that are heavily reinforced with heavy mortars, machine guns and anti-tank systems, all of which are dismounted with the intent to be used to defend the beaches and Trinidad and Tobago. The foot battalions are supplemented by an anti-shipping battalion of rocket artillery (which includes a company of long-range surveillance drones for targeting), two air defence battalions, two logistics battalions and an engineering battalion. The Trinidad & Tobago Regiment possesses no heavy armour or gun-based artillery. The British Army frequently stations additional artillery and air defence units, and has begun to keep at least one tank battalion stationed on Trinidad.

Grand Duke John Charles International Airport near the capital of Port of Spain is home to a Royal Air Force group that is equipped with two Typhoon interceptor squadrons, a Tecumseh and Sun Tzu airlift squadron and an Aegis airborne early warning and control squadron to serve as the first line of air defence against enemy forces. A fifth squadron of Trident FA.2 attack aircraft with an anti-shipping mission is based out of Crown Point International Airport on Tobago. The Royal Trinidad & Tobago Air Guard itself is primarily equipped with maritime patrol aircraft and drones and anti-submarine helicopters that have a secondary role of mine laying, but in 2028, they purchased two squadrons of Provost GA.3 close air support aircraft to support the Trinidad & Tobago Regiment during combat operations. The Air Guard also operates a tactical airlift squadron to supports its missions.

The Royal Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard is responsible for the maritime capabilities of the Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force. It supports Royal Navy combat and interdiction operations in the Caribbean, and operates alongside the HM Coastguard for search and rescue missions and the Royal Cutter Service for drug interdiction and law enforcement operations. The Coast Guard is equipped with primarily with small corvettes and off-shore patrol vessels that are armed with a mixture of missiles and cannons. The Coast Guard also operates helicopters for search and rescue and mine laying missions, and also a squadron of long-range surveillance drones for maritime patrol operations. Port of Spain is home to a large Royal Navy base that frequently hosts carrier battle groups.

 
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Loosely based to DESPRIN's Legacy of the Bull Moose TL, but slightly different

United States presidential election, 1912

The Republicans would see a down-the-middle split in support between its rival Progressive and Conservative members in 1912. When President William Howard Taft, who represented the Conservatives, won renomination at the convention that year, the Progressive wing would split off, running Theodore Roosevelt, who led their wing at the convention. The Democrats too would see a down-the-middle split between Champ Clark, the Speaker of the House, who although was ideologically more progressive than much of the Democratic party for his time, was more open to contributions from big business, which upset the anti big business Bryanites who supported the nomination of Woodrow Wilson. They would split off, attempting to convince Wilson to be the nominee of the newly recreated People's Party, but when he declined they chose party veteran and 3 time former Democratic nominee for President William Jennings Bryan as their candidate instead. The election went from a solidly Republican two way race to a chaotic 4-way tossup.

But when Roosevelt was nearly assassinated on October 14, he would suspend campaigning momentarily as he recovered. His personal friend, President Taft, would meet Roosevelt in the hospital, where the two would talk over things. The two would smooth things over, and after Roosevelt would promise Taft a spot as an associate justice on the supreme court during his Presidency, Taft would withdraw from the race, endorsing the newly reignited Roosevelt campaign, coming in with fiery passion. The Bull Moose was not only unable to be stopped, but would win the general election decisively, beating Clark and Bryan by a 46-36-11 margin

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A bit inspired by Man in the High Castle. It's not all that historical. So without further to do:

It Can Happen Here
The Complete Victory of the Axis Powers during World War II led to the division of the United States. The Federal American State (shown center top) was a Nazi client state that existed from 1945 to 2008. Its 1st Chief was Charles Lindbergh, followed by George Lincoln Rockwell. The FAS collapsed in 2008 with a joint Workers-Student Revolution led by Harvard University students Richard P. Burnham, Stefan "The Demon" Cicierega, and J. Edmund Mulaney along with a Kentucky electrician Thomas Mapother IV and General R. S. Duvall. This led to the creation of the American People's Union. There is debate if the Patriots of Liberty helped lead the revolution.

The Pacific American State (shown center middle) is a member of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere and former Japanese client state. Its 1st Governor-General was Pat McCarran, followed by Ishikawa Yohane (born John Schmitz). The PAS has liberalized in the years since 1949, leading to minor democratization. The current Governor-General is Gates Haruto of Seattle. The current debate is if the PAS should recognize the APU or pretend that it's a occupation by a rebel group. Due to deteriorating relations between the German Reich and the Empire of Japan, the PAS has been making moves to recognition.

The Patriots of Liberty are a terrorist organization bent on reuniting the two American States into a single United States of America. Originally a resistance movement led by Gen. Douglas "Dugout" MacArthur, it evolved into a larger scale terrorist cell under the leadership of Ronald "Excalibur" Hubbard. Under Hubbard, the Patriots bombed multiple building in Sanfuranshisuko, killing hundreds, they bombed the Freundschaftsstatue (Friendship Statue) in Boston, and the bombing of the Volkshalle in Germania killed thousands. Members of the organization all have code-names such as Edmund "Moonbeam" Brown, Glenn "King Tut" Martin, Michael "Frederick" King Jr., Malcolm "Lincoln" Little, and Lawrence "David" Sanders.
 
A bit inspired by Man in the High Castle. It's not all that historical. So without further to do:

It Can Happen Here
The Complete Victory of the Axis Powers during World War II led to the division of the United States. The Federal American State (shown center top) was a Nazi client state that existed from 1945 to 2008. Its 1st Chief was Charles Lindbergh, followed by George Lincoln Rockwell. The FAS collapsed in 2008 with a joint Workers-Student Revolution led by Harvard University students Richard P. Burnham, Stefan "The Demon" Cicierega, and J. Edmund Mulaney along with a Kentucky electrician Thomas Mapother IV and General R. S. Duvall. This led to the creation of the American People's Union. There is debate if the Patriots of Liberty helped lead the revolution.

The Pacific American State (shown center middle) is a member of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere and former Japanese client state. Its 1st Governor-General was Pat McCarran, followed by Ishikawa Yohane (born John Schmitz). The PAS has liberalized in the years since 1949, leading to minor democratization. The current Governor-General is Gates Haruto of Seattle. The current debate is if the PAS should recognize the APU or pretend that it's a occupation by a rebel group. Due to deteriorating relations between the German Reich and the Empire of Japan, the PAS has been making moves to recognition.

The Patriots of Liberty are a terrorist organization bent on reuniting the two American States into a single United States of America. Originally a resistance movement led by Gen. Douglas "Dugout" MacArthur, it evolved into a larger scale terrorist cell under the leadership of Ronald "Excalibur" Hubbard. Under Hubbard, the Patriots bombed multiple building in Sanfuranshisuko, killing hundreds, they bombed the Freundschaftsstatue (Friendship Statue) in Boston, and the bombing of the Volkshalle in Germania killed thousands. Members of the organization all have code-names such as Edmund "Moonbeam" Brown, Glenn "King Tut" Martin, Michael "Frederick" King Jr., Malcolm "Lincoln" Little, and Lawrence "David" Sanders.
hold up, john mulaney was a student revolutionary?
 


Presidential elections were held in Hawaii on November 2 and November 16, 1976, the first ever both in Hawaiian History and since restoration of independence from the United Kingdom on July 4 that year (No presidential elections were held in the short-lived First Hawaiian Republic, as the 1894 constitution named Sanford B. Dole as the first President specifically).

Background

The Island of Hawaii was first inhabited by Polynesians who arrived in canoes and spread to the other Hawaiian islands. After the contact by the British explorer James Cook the islands became well known and Europeans came and inhabited them. The French government was interested in the islands and wanted to establish Catholicism. The Kingdom of Hawaii became more influenced by the United States which set up trade relations with the Kingdom. After the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893, the new First Hawaiian Republic government lobbied for annexation by the United States. Annexation was approved by President William McKinley and Hawaii was incorporated as part of the territory of the United States on August 12, 1898, and then, in April 1900, organized as the territory of Hawaii. This state of affairs continued until 1948, when the United States was forced to relinquish Hawaii to the United Nations as a Trust Territory to avert Hawaiian statehood. As a further preventative measure, the new Trust Territory of Hawaii was now to be administered by the British Colonial Service.

This state of affairs was initially unpopular; a Constitutional Convention was elected in 1950 to draft a constitution for the event of statehood, frequent demands (all rejected) were made by Hawaiian authorities to be granted a Resident Commissioner to the House of Commons at Westminster, and an attempt to introduce left-hand traffic was met with extreme civil resistance and proved abortive. Even in the early 1970s, when a new political generation more open to independent statehood arose, social and economic ties to the United States were strong enough for Whitehall's initial proposals for independence as a Commonwealth realm to be soundly rejected. For this reason, the eventual independence settlement provided for a blend of the British Westminster and American presidential systems, based off the constitution of the French Fifth Republic.

Therefore, the election was viewed as a de facto referendum on the course Hawaii would take; both Ariyoshi and Fong advocated staying on the political course the country was being groomed for, namely Independence within the Commonwealth of Nations, while Inouye intended to call a Constitutional Convention for the express purpose of overriding the 20-year ban on political union with the United States, after which his administration would pursue immediate statehood.

Candidates

Only three candidates managed to get endorsements from 50,000 registered voters, as required by the Constitution:
  • Incumbent President George Ariyoshi, who served as the 4th Premier of Hawaii from 1971 until independence;
  • Former Advisor to the Governor on Foreign Affairs Daniel Inouye;
  • Incumbent Leader of the Opposition Hiram Fong.

Results

 
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A wikibox for a timeline where Concorde gets a better run. The pod would likely be the planned Boeing 2707 falling even more hard on its face and Pan Am going through with the purchase of 10-15 Concordes, allowing her to truly make the leap from British French political ambition to commercial aircraft. Qantas and JAL would also be the likely other best airlines for her due to being able to market fast travel to Australia and Japanese-American business travel respectively. May do a TL on it one day but I’d have to do more in depth research first.
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