Miscellaneous <1900 (Alternate) History Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by RMcD94, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Zyobot Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2018
    ‘Low-Tariff US Economy’. My understanding is that IOTL, much tax revenue and fostering of domestic industrialization came from tariff money. Without tariffs—at least, for the most part—I wonder if America could still become an economic colossus comparable to its OTL counterpart (however unlikely it takes the needed path).

    In fact, removing tariffs worldwide and encouraging free trade early would be especially interesting, though it may or may not be an ASB proposition.
  2. Byzantion Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    Forum Romanum, Suburra
    What would be the effect of Islamic Basques?
  3. Merrow Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2017
    Does anyone know to what extent the climate/geological changes POD is assigned to ASB as per CalBears post? I was thinking about a timeline in which Vesuvius didn't erupt thus Pompeii and the surrounding remained extant. But I don't know which forum I should be posting in - ASB or pre-1900?
  4. isabella Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2012
    I think here as is more an event POD but likely @CalBear @Burton K Wheeler and @Dom are the only ones who can give a definitive answer
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  5. Yama951 Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    Here's an idea, capitalism and socialism being associated with opposite political government types. As in socialist monarchies vs capitalist republics.

    The POD would be middle ages at the latest but given enough cultural shifts, it might be possible to image a world where monarchs, a religious populace and communes, unions, and the like working together against the radical social and economic liberalism that develops.
  6. sampleswift Active Member

    Here's an idea. What if Reconstruction lasts longer since Rutherford B. Hayes wins by a larger margin and the Election of 1876 doesn't fall into the irregularities that made it infamous?