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How would you make it so Tacos or more importantly Tortillas never became popular in South America , I was thinking thicker bread could made from the masa rather then thin tortillas, maybe called little bread by the Spanish instead of little cakes “panito”
Okay but why would you want to commit such atrocity
 
Considering how fried bananas ar popular here, definitely
Besides you can also turn them into ketchup and make banana-flavour dough...
 
How would you make it so Tacos or more importantly Tortillas never became popular in South America , I was thinking thicker bread could made from the masa rather then thin tortillas, maybe called little bread by the Spanish instead of little cakes “panito”
You need a POD previously to 1492 because the tortillas (American definition*) are popular among the Mesoamericans previously to Columbus' arrival.

*The thing is in Spanish "Tortilla" can mean "Mexican tortilla" or "omelette" (European definition), so the aclaración is for this.
 
You need a POD previously to 1492 because the tortillas (American definition*) are popular among the Mesoamericans previously to Columbus' arrival.

*The thing is in Spanish "Tortilla" can mean "Mexican tortilla" or "omelette" (European definition), so the aclaración is for this.
How is this forum with legends or myths? Because the real first making of a South American tortilla is unknown and explained in Mayan legend to be made by a pheasant for a hungry king, could I just alter this story and explain the POD through that?
 
Oh a “peasant” my bad typo 😭, it’s all based in reality but nobody knows if it really happened so idk if I can make a POD out of speculation
Generally from what I have seen something is only ASB if it is explicitly magical or impossible so just incorporating this myth in some way would not be ASB.
 
How is this forum with legends or myths? Because the real first making of a South American tortilla is unknown and explained in Mayan legend to be made by a pheasant for a hungry king, could I just alter this story and explain the POD through that?
Well, in more than one TL I've seen the author resort to "X's origin is unknown, but tradition tells us it happened this way..." I guess that should be fine. Remember that in OTL there are several examples of things like this, such as the same dish being claimed as national by two or more different countries (each accusing the others of copying "their" national dish). The worst that can happen if you decide to make it explicitly supernatural is that they move your thread to the ASB section.
 
Was doing a bit of brainstorming about a "Soviet Union wins the Cold War" type scenario. How does this sound for the interwar era?

I'm thinking that our divergence point is Lenin avoiding the assassination attempt that put three bullets in him entirely, and living a little over a decade longer (the guy was horribly overworking himself and already had some long-term health issues so I don't think he'll be making it past the 30s). Meanwhile Stalin just falls down a flight of stairs at some point taking him out of the equation entirely.

While absolutely not any sort of fanciful socialist utopia by any means, the Alt-Soviet Union still manages to avoid most of the extreme excesses and hilariously bad ideas of High Stalinism. Following Lenin's death a troika takes over, with no one managing to centralize power around themselves to anywhere near the same extent Stalin and his clique did historically.

Globally communist movements worldwide avoid a lot of the splits they underwent otl. Presumably no Trotskyism of course.

Meanwhile the Nazis still managed to come to power even if under slightly different circumstances and tension still end up racketing up in Europe. The Republicans end up winning the alt-Spanish Civil War and a somewhat Moscow friendly government comes to power.

Not sure what happens in China but I think Soviet friendly left dominated KMT going up against Japan with Mao never coming into any prominence at all would be interesting.
 
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