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What would the name of a country composed of this area be called?

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Post-1900 so I was thinking that New Zealand wouldn't be ok with it being called Australia.

New Caledonia and parts of Papua.

Southern Realms or something weird like that?
(From the outlanders perspective - probably not by the locals)
Fargo....​
Farandaway​

From the Locals?
Pacifica​
Peregrinia (home to the travellers???)​
 
How about the Southern Cross Confederacy, or if that is objectionable (and it could be) the Southwest Pacific Union?
Why would that be a problem? Confederacy? I tried to google about southern cross and couldn't find any complaints

The crown of the south?

United Oceanic colonies?
That doesn't sound like a modern country name also not sure they'd refer to themselves as colonies. This is an independent nation (well as independent as modern day Aussie/NZ/New Caledonia]

(From the outlanders perspective - probably not by the locals)
Fargo....​
Farandaway​

From the Locals?
Pacifica​
Peregrinia (home to the travellers???)​
That's a cool name has it ever had any OTL suggestions however minor?
 
What could make Switzerland be forced to abandon its famous neutrality? I know Kaiserreich can do this due to the Helvetic Commune...
I can't remember if there was ever a plan drawn up, but violating Swiss neutrality is a possible solution for either French or Germans in WWI to either break the stalemate or hit France from two sides. Same in WWII, although mostly for Germany. There is of course Operation Tannenbaum which actually did have a plan.

All of which are extremely poor options given the terrain (even if it isn't the Alps, it's still not mostly flat like Belgium) and because it adds yet another enemy to whoever is the aggressor.
 
What would be the most plausible way to keep the 1929 Stock Market Crash from happening?
Different Presidents and economic policy from 1912 onwards?
No World War One? Or a shorter one so Britain and France do not end up in as much debt to the US?
Change economic rules regarding gold, monopolies, banking etc etc?
 
What would a total Soviet occupation of Germany look like? Would they move Poland or not at all? What would they do with Austria?

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Something like this perhaps? Western Slavs also in Soviet with Socialist Germany as a Buffer State instead.
 
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This is a tricky one, same timeline :

  1. Election in which the Italian Social Movement forms a government
  2. Election scenario in which the Italian Communist Party led by Berlinguer forms a government
 
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