On the site there's this divide between writers where people will either have everyone born after the POD be killed off and new individuals to take their place, or keep on using historical people to fill new roles despite the swarm of butterflies and the amount of time between the POD and their appearance. Personally I'm all in favor of the latter as I'm more invested in the fate of people I already know about and seeing as how they change in ideology, personality, and history due to the effect's of the POD. However as I'm writing forward I realize that I may not be able to keep them in power or find a reasonable excuse as for why they would still exist. This is mainly because of how immensely some nations will change in the future with the top 3 being Great Britain, China, India, Germany, and Russia; all of which will barely have histories that are the same as OTL and will have either bloody conflicts which kill millions or great political revolutions which kill of ideologies which would've succeeded in OTL and put new people in charge. So in the future I'm going to start adding OC's and stray away from the placement of prominent historical politicians in their OTL positions of power. There will still be many people who do follow similar paths, but these will mostly be in the United States and in Texas; especially Texas as I want to show how prominent Texans will shine in an independent Texas. Of all the characters I've mentioned up til this point that will appear in the future, they are all still canon with the exception of Texan Chiang Kai-Shek, who I will replace with a Texanized Wang Jingwei.
With that being the case, will any of these OC's be shout outs to characters from series you follow and like. As I remember you did something similar in the "Sardinian Heresy" ending at the end of Anderson's knives... as said heretic was a daft c#@$