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Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Glen, Feb 22, 2010.

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  1. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    The Federalists were trounced in the midterm congressional elections of 1882 and again in the elections of 1884. The Democrats blamed overspending and stifling tarriffs for the continuation of the economic disaster, and sought to remove the gold standard. Thus the Democratic candidate, Erastus R. Bingham won office which he assumed in 1885. President Bingham was the first president to make his home west of the Mississippi, in Washington, though his family hailed from Vermont originally. However, the economic policies of the Democrats and the Bingham administration did nothing to restore confidence to the marketplace, and the midterm congressional election saw great losses for the Democrats this time. Bingham would serve one term only, and stated he was glad of it, never traveling east of the Mississippi again after his term in office.
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  2. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    One obvious trope to add will be world half full.
     
  3. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    Hmm, do we just have a low correlation between readers of the DSA and TV Tropes?
     
  4. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    I would think at least that the Roosevelts ITTL would count as a Badass Family on TV Tropes.
     
  5. Iserlohn The Undefeated.

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    I think the main reasons people (and that includes me) don't comment on this is simple: Either there is a lack of knowledge about specific tropes (both A LOT to work with and so. MANY. different, specific tropes!) or the fact that people just like to add tropes when they stumble across the timeline on TV Tropes (if that wording makes sense).
     
  6. Umbric Man Umbric Manned

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    Bingo. While I'm pretty sure a lot of us will be happy to add in tropes once the ball gets rolling, this timeline has a lot to put in from the get-go.
     
  7. Lycaon pictus Author of "Locksmith's Closet" Donor

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    How about…

    Shout Out: Great Britain's wartime prime minister is Arthur Wellesley Lovecraft… and denounces the Korsgaardist regimes for their "dehumanization in favor of the cyclopean state."
     
  8. W.W.A.F.T. World Wide Awards For Tailors

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    Ha!-snort :D

    didn't see that one coming

    which is awesome!

    And he's a true westerner to boot! :D:D

    (also, on a different note: didn't you some time ago ask about different vacation destinations for TTL USA? if so and you're still interested I know a great one.)
     
  9. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    Search function helps.

    That's a point, but we do need to have some basics I think before creating the page, something for people to add on to.
     
  10. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    If so, then we ought to be able to cobble some together to start with.
     
  11. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    Good example! The DSA timeline is full of various types of Shout Out, sometimes bordering on Reference Overdosed. We have examples of Homage in the Speculative Fiction post (with TTL's AH of LTTW, Course of Human Events, etc.).
     
  12. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    He just sounded like a 19th century politician! I take it you are happy with your cameo? ;)

    Let's hear about it, please!
     
  13. LordInsane Supporter of the Alliance

    Divided States of America and Expanded States of America - the first since the starting point is that several of the states that would have formed the USA, doesn't, while the later since the USA ends up including several states it didn't hold in OTL.
     
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    After Alaska is purchased from Russia by the United States, "There goes the continent." It ain't much but there you go.
     
  15. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    Absolutely, LordInsane, absolutely!
     
  16. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    Every bit helps, my friend, and is appreciated. I can't find a "There Goes the Continent" trope - is it perhaps by some other name?
     
  17. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    The Global War does go a bit Steam Punk so we can add that Trope.
     
  18. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    I think we could justify both Zeppelins from Another World and Cool Airship for the Dirigibles developed in the end of the 19th century in general and the Orcas specifically. Also can do Cool Train for our coverage of Armored Trains in the Global War.
     
  19. Glen ASB & Left Hand of IAN Moderator

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    Everything is Big in Texas could count as TTL's Texas plays a big role in history.
     
  20. IchBinDieKaiser Casual Historian

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    "There goes the neighborhood."