Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by The Congressman, Jun 21, 2016.
Let us not jump the gun, my friends
Of course, of course.
It isn't jumping the gun to express support for the idea of restoring the Ethiopian Royal Family! Long live Halie's descendants, down with the Derg!
Ethiopia is just as insane as AK describes them. However, Qaddafi is hedging his bets. Surrounded by Pro-British Sadat and French Algeria, he's quietly cozying up to Entebbe, Cairo, and London. The Derg, on the other hand, wants to attack Uganda and Kenya and is just waiting for the green light from Moscow to do so
Well then, I shall go back and edit it.
Change Libya to Sudan and you'll have it right on the mark
Most Liberty Conservatives and FFLs would vote for social/moral amendments if they came to pass, but stuff like that is not an issue at this point. Abortion access is considered a state-level fight, as well as issues over Briggs Initiatives and gay rights. The Progressives have largely adopted a policy of "Keep the Government Out of our Bedrooms," and are joined in that by liberal Ds and moderate/libertarian Rs. More or less, it is a stalemate at this point at the national level with some states being let it alone and others being more restrictive.
Who is currently winning on the state level. the pro lifers or the Pro choicers
Perhaps Gaddafi has a border incident with Sudan and uses it as an excuse to declare war on Khartoum then Addis Ababa joins Sudan in declaring war on Tripoli?
I've just realized that liberalism is a minority faction in all three parties. In the Dems it is second to communationalism, in the Progs there would probably be a 10-15% liberal faction, and in the GOP it would exist among Rockefeller types and urban black voters who are republicans on tribal rather than ideological lines.
that is true, wonder if soon their will be A liberal politcal revolution.
What exactly are the Progressives?
Minaprogessives which is essentialy libertarian socialism
How destabilizing would a major war in Africa be?
Not terribly necessary, TBH. They'll be able to wield behind the scenes power in all three parties, to varying extents, and undermine most socially conservative policies (although social liberalism will only happen at a state level).
Qaddafi is trying to play of both sides at this point, so the best item of contention would likely be Somalia. Siad Barre is openly wooing the Entebbe Pact, which is pissing off Moscow, Tehran, and Addis Ababa.
Essentially, if the war is confined to Communist Block v. Entebbe Pact, then NATO would most likely try to contain it. However, it would sink relations to a new low.
Siad Barre will be very eager to join the Entebbe Pact in a war against Addis Ababa in order to get at the Oagden Region.
I could see Egypt joining up against Sudan and Ethiopia if it means they at least get control of the Hala'ib Triangle.
Edit: Plus could see an earlier independence of South Sudan.
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