This is a project that I've been keen to kick-off for a long time based upon what little is (accurately) known about Orwell's 1984 TL. Apologies if many of you feel that this should be in the movies and books section, however as it is original work using the basis of "1984" as the background, I thought it was more appropriate here. The story is going to be based on the theory that the Britain of 1984 is an isolated rogue state, hit by a socialist revolution in the early 1950s, and a subsequent second revolution led by extreme elements of "the party" several years later, culminating in a civil war and the advent of a totalitarian regime. The timeline will dispel what I belive to be the myth of 1984 that Oceania is the nation state that Winston is led to believe - a world power made up of the America's and the remnants of the British Empire. Instead it will focus on the Britain as a North Korea style entity; isolated, poverty stricken and corrupt of the core. The timeline will tell the story of the rise of "Oceania" in the form of letters, newspaper clippings, diary entries and even popular culture of the 1984 TL, with my updates being spread throughout the TL, building up a picture of the roots of 1984 and detailing the life of the people involved. I will make many assumptions that I am sure some of you will feel are inconsistent with the novel, but never mind; as long as it sparks an interest and some debate on the world in which the story is set. A few months ago I made a one-off post on this subject that I would like to use as the opening piece. It was in the form of a letter sent to the "Sydney Morning Herald" in the 1984 TL by Harold Wilson, a member of the British government-in-exile in Canberra. I will post it again in a few moments. Any feedback and comments, as always, are welcome.