Plus that means they did have a Third World War with nukes used thought not to MAD levels
Quite possibly more than just the one. The four great wars would seem to be:Plus that means they did have a Third World War with nukes used thought not to MAD levels
Seems more like the Black Twenties were more... a collection of smaller wars? From the implications, it sounds like the Russians and their allies vs France and their allies (inc. the ENA, though the ENA was allied with France purely tangentially) and the Societists take advantage and move in near the end to take a bunch of territory, in a move technically unrelated to the conflict in Europe and northwestern America.
Well, yes and no. In the pandoric war, there were newspapers at the time during the war calling eachother brave allies, and it was all one related war - ENA declares war on UPSA, Russia declares war on UPSA with the pretend causus belli of caring about UPSA, and Germany declares war on Russia with the pretend causus belli of caring about the ENAIIRC that was the Pandoric War situation, in which there were no real alliances, and LTTW historiography treats it as a single war. Either the naming is inconsistent (which would not be terribly surprising), or there are at least two distinct periods of war.
That territory is in Africa and India and Spain so they wouldn’t advertise any tiesWell, yes and no. In the pandoric war, there were newspapers at the time during the war calling eachother brave allies, and it was all one related war - ENA declares war on UPSA, Russia declares war on UPSA with the pretend causus belli of caring about UPSA, and Germany declares war on Russia with the pretend causus belli of caring about the ENA
The implication I've been getting is the Societists aren't going to pretend to be on Russia's side when they swoop in and eat up a bunch of territory
The Pandoric War, Sunrise War and Last War of Supremacy (I'm getting strong end-of-history vibes from this name) are all referred to as single wars. The Black Twenties aren't. Could it mean that LTTW has five world wars?
- #275Notably, unlike the three other major wars of the twentieth (and end of the nineteenth) centuries we have mentioned, the Black Twenties is not described merely as a ‘war’ in historiography. Military conflict was a major part of the years 1922-1927 which unleashed so much horror upon the world, but it was far from the only one—as we shall see. Partly because of this, no widespread name for the purely military portion of the crisis period has ever been settled upon; we might even suggest this is part of the reason for why, historically, it has been neglected in school education. At the time, it was frequently given hyper-nationalistic and proto-Diversitarian names such as ‘the War of Russian Aggression’ in France, ‘the Patriotic War’ in Russia and simply ‘the Return Engagement’ in the ENA. Other names included ‘the Tartar War’ or ‘the Khivan War’, referring to the “casus belli”. These names were frequently parroted in newspapers of the period, yet today are often not even recognised by students out of context. They feel far too petty and of insufficient scope to describe what the global crisis of the 1920s became.
Cool! An ENA legal system! I've forgotten whether Michigan is the name of a confederation or a province of the ENA, but assuming that plotting a death-luft attack is an Imperial rather than Confederal or Provincial crime the Michigan Assizes would be the rough equivalent of a Federal district court in the USA. However, assuming that the ENA has the same laws regarding jurisdiction, or even a similar court structure, as the OTL USA isn't all that safe after almost 200 years of alternate legal development. Since the Assizes found the Rawlings brothers guilty it's likely a trial court for serious offenses, with juries rendering verdicts, like the assizes of England (that I just learned about right now). If it really mirrors the English original then the judge in this trial might have come from far away, but that practice seems unlikely to have survived into the 21st Century to me.
I wonder whether the Privy-Council is Provincial/Confederal or Imperial. Overall it's always exciting to see glimpses of the present day in LLTW. Also very happy that the Institute team is following proper quarantine protocols. For people whose 20th Century effectively included double the devastating global wars as ours, a pandemic from another dimension would just be too much.
Thanks for the comments - as said above, legal matters are not my area of expertise so I would appreciate moreInteresting stuff with legal developments. Considering the Assizes got absorbed into the Crown Court in OTL England, well, it's not hard to guess their jurisdiction. I suppose distance would serve to increase their power
Though what's with the appeals to the Privy Council? Surely, on the (then-)British model, the House of Lords (and in practice the Law Lords) would be the court of final appeal? Especially with all the vibes I got that the ENA initially just copied the constitutional framework of 1688.
On a tangentially related question, does the ENA have Inns of Court? Not in the sense of OTL's "American Inns of Court" that serve as unofficial organizations, I mean something like what England and Ireland have.
Thanks, this has now been edited in.Footnote  is missing, BTW.