You forgot to mention the American Fundamentalist Christian Church founded by the Prophet Burr, Jehovah rest His soul.What Madness Is This? Basically, a failed Articles of Confederation TL in which the RU (which encompasses the Northeast and the 1783 Cession from the Treaty of Paris at first), is taken over after Charles Goodyear goes nuts working on the Erie Canal, and decides that Catholics, Native Americans, and Asians are "Inferiors." Charles Marx (OTL Karl Marx) popularizes this idea with what gets called "Spiritual Marxism", and then George A. Custer decides to take over after Abraham Lincoln is killed by a Southern loyalist after the RU crushes the Southern nations in an analogue to the Civil War. Custer then adopts a young orphan named "Joe Steele" (Iosib Dzughshavilli). Steele is currently the leader, with Charles Oswald (OTL John F. Kennedy, whose father hid his Irish Catholic identity) on the rise.
It is bonkers. Imagine America the Motion Picture but with the American's as the clear bad guys.Not to mention George "Gorilla Nuts" Patton and pocket bacon.
How does China view the situation in Hong Kong?
Oh GOD! NOTHING BUT DISCO!
Nice chapter, I wonder who Kennedy's successor will be. Will the 70s suck all around worldwide or mainly focused in the US? How will Germany and Europe respond to the crisis's happening?
I get a feeling that the counter culture movement going to become more and more disliked by the majority. People generally don’t like it when you become violent. Pop-culture on the other hand I don’t really see it being a problem.
Nice chapter. Didn't expect Thomas Sowell to become president. OTL Sowell, while still a conservative in his views seems like the most well spoken, nicest, and generous guy to have ever lived. Keep up the great work. Can't wait for more chapters.
This isn't directly related to the update, but the mention of the coalition of conservative white and black southerners got me thinking. In pretty much every alt-US TL I've read (and most alt-north america TL's where the continent is divided between different nations stemming from different colonies), the south is always portrayed as the most conservative part of the country. This is perhaps an understandable assumption to make given OTL trends, but is it possible for the reverse to become true, with the south becoming one of the more progressive parts of the country, or at least somewhere in the middle? What changes would need to happen for this to come about?
But was this outcome more or less unavoidable or could something have been changed in the regions history to cause a different outcome?It seems extremely difficult to do so by the time of the civil war for a number of reasons, most specifically being that Calhoun's ideas on race had largely been accepted, but I could maybe see it happening if a successful reconstruction could have led to an alliance of poor white and black laborers. It probably wouldn't be socially that progressive by modern standards, but a successful political alliance that advocates against (some) segregation and for economic populism could be called progressive by late 19th century standards. Alternatively, an early abolishment of slavery could throw enough things in the air to result in a more progressive if still conservative and racist 19th century south. Maybe.
It's hard to make a region more progressive when it produced people such as Jackson, Calhoun, and Davis, and those weren't even the real radicals by the time of the civil war.
I wonder if in the future Liberia will annex it's small empire in Africa into something like a Liberian Union, a major power for native Africans who don't like the colonizing powers of Europe, just a thought I had. Can't wait for more chapters from you.
But was this outcome more or less unavoidable or could something have been changed in the regions history to cause a different outcome?
Another thing you can do would be to have Africans you don’t like living under colonial powers moving to Liberia. Interesting demographic for Africa if the only majority black country there would be Liberia.The Liberians have already annexed a good deal, but another annexation could be in the cards.