Our Fair Country: The Commonwealth of New England

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Kanan, Jan 11, 2018.

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  1. Israel_Dan the Man Well-Known Member

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    Well, during the German Civil War occupation of Germany In your timeline (the Mandate of Germany), Aerah helped New England and others in their fight against the Soviets.

    Sorry for wasting your time, that was just an idea that I had, I can delete it if you want.
     
  2. Nathan12479 Well-Known Member

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    A question to help with my submission to the contest, what is it Italy like between the years 1900 to 1920?
     
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  3. rsha1s Well-Known Member

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    It would have been an acceptable submission for the DBWI contest if your write-up had a POD diverging from Our Fair Country.
     
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  4. Israel_Dan the Man Well-Known Member

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    Well, since WW1 in OFC's timeline isn't too different from IOTL, I assume the same: decent at best before WW1, mediocre during WW1, bad after WW1.

    Hope that helps!
     
  5. Israel_Dan the Man Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind for the future.

    Hey @Kanan , how exactly do you make such awesome wikiboxes and wikipedia pages? Is there some sort of website?
     
  6. rsha1s Well-Known Member

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    Wikipedia’s sandbox
     
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  7. Planita13 Wishing for a Lake

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    Alternative you can get your own wiki if the wikipedia mods nuke your sandbox from high orbit
     
  8. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    Actually be careful with the wikipedia sandbox because the admins may delete yours. I'd recommend either using the inspect tool and modifying the page (IMO better for quick infoboxes, but takes more time for actual article), or by using the preview tool of wikipedia, completly modifying the code and saving the code locally on your computer, you just have to remove the Preview banner on the previewed page with the inspect tool.
     
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  9. Israel_Dan the Man Well-Known Member

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    Could you tell me in a conversation how to do that?

    It's just that I feel we are derailing and while I am grateful for all the advice, it isn't fair to @Kanan
     
  10. Imperolo Long Live the Grand Republic!

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  11. Wolfram Fair to middlin'

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    Did the Great Molasses Flood still occur ITTL?
     
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  12. GenericAltHistorian The AS of B

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    This is one of the most detailed AH.com TLs I've ever seen. Has been loving this thread so far. Keep up with the good work!
     
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  13. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions Donor

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    After the disastrous 1880s and 1890s, in which Italy almost crashed out of the Latin Monetary Union due to its disputes with France (mostly colonial). This led to several minor (Pro-French) revolts across Italy, mostly southern which benefited from the French export market. In response to this, Italy declared war on the Ottoman Empire to gain control of Libya, and quickly began Empire-building plans there to distract from their previous monetary and colonial failures. Italy was able to repair its relations with France, and instead began to antagonise Austria-Hungary for territories inhabited by Italians. This flared up into two crises between 1905 and 1913, which never led to much and was resolved by the gradual calming of tensions by the other world powers. After the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Italy was quick to jump to war against Austria-Hungary alongside the Triple Entente. They saw much action, but often several reverses, including a disastrous campaign in Dalmatia, which even saw the Austro-Hungarians occupy Venice for a short time. The war went so poorly for Italy, it lost the Dodecanese to the Ottomans.

    Italy emerged from the war much like the rest of the continent, bruised, bitter, and eager for change. As Austria-Hungary began to fall apart, they purchased the mostly Italian-speaking Trentino region from the Republic of German-Austria in exchange for recognising their independence. But again, Italy would face yet another humiliating defeat in 1921 during the Miracle at Fiume, in which the Italian forces were crushed by the Hungarians stationed there. A treaty was signed shortly after that brought peace, and ended Italy's second attempt to conquer Dalmatia.

    Yes it did!

    Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoy it!
     
  14. Threadmarks: Arabian Republic; 2017 Arabian general elections; List of Arabian leaders

    Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions Donor

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    The Arabian Republic, commonly known just as Arabia, is a country in Western Asia which occupies the majority of the Arabian Peninsula. Geographically, Arabia is the largest sovereign nation in the Middle East, and the largest in the Arab world. It is bordered to the south by Yemen and Oman, to the east by Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, to the north by the Persian Gulf, Kuwait, Iraq, and Syria, and to the northwest by Jordan, and to the east by the Red Sea.

    The territory which now constitutes Arabia was the site of several ancient cultures and civilizations. It was also the area in which the world's second largest religion, Islam, emerged. The northern and western half of Arabia had been occupied and administered by the Ottoman Empire, and the modern Arabian state would not emerge until the 1920s, when several independent kingdoms seized Ottoman territory as it collapsed.

    The first unified modern state formed was the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy ruled by the House of Saud, and primarily focused on developing Arabia's rich oil resources. The country was ruled by an extremist religious movement known as Wahhabism, and political expression and religious tolerance was non existent. Civil rights were constantly curtailed, and amid soaring public deficits despite the country's immense wealth, the Kingdom soon began to decline. Resistant to selling off its valuable resources, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland funded anti-Saud activists in the country, which eventually boiled over into the Arabian Revolution.

    During the Arabian Revolution, pro-democratic demonstrations broke out in all the country's major cities, and quickly overwhelmed the House of Saud's security forces. The army broke with the leaders, and pledged their support to the revolutionaries. While it has sometimes been cited as a bloodless revolution, the House of Saud and much of their men who remained loyal to them were murdered during this time. Rajab Mohamad, who had been a colonel in the Saudi Arabian army, proclaimed himself as Prime Minister of Arabia after winning a confidence vote from several of his fellow revolutionary leaders.

    Mohamad would go on to win the 1963 general election and oversaw the promulgation of the country's constitution, it's first presidential election, as well as the restructuring of the country's finances and political landscape. Arabia has been a democratic nation since the revolution, and is known as one of the strongest democracies in the Middle East. The country has been a leader in civil rights in the region, with the universal franchise extended for its first election, and strong barriers between religion and the state implemented.

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    The 2016 Arabian Presidential Election took place on 1 August 2016 to elect the President of Arabia. The position itself was mostly ceremonial, and little campaigning took place. A series of friendly debates took place between the two candidates, incumbent President Muneef Kazemi and his challenger, Senator Tasmmaam Hussein. The two articulated the wills of their party and their future visions for Arabia. During the campaign, The Greens/National candidate Faraah Nour had campaigned heavily, seeking to win one of the provinces in order to prevent a clear majority of the votes to either party, and to bring attention to environmental issues.

    When the votes were tallied, President Kazemi was re-elected to another 4-year term, though he did not capture a majority of the vote. He won 11 provinces, 97 electoral votes, and over 10 million votes. Senator Hussein won 5 provinces, 90 electoral votes, and almost 8.5 million votes. Nour had only managed to win around a million and a half votes, and finished third in every province.

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    The 2017 Arabian Legislative Election took place on 8 April 2017 to elect members to the Arabian House of Representatives. Incumbent Prime Minister Haatim al-Salih and the governing Liberal Democratic Party were defending their premiership against the Leader of the Opposition Raihaan Zaman of the Free Republican Party and Saamiqa Abdelraham of The Greens/Nationals Alliance. Much of the campaign was focused on the weaking economy under al-Salih, which had seen job losses in manufacturing, and higher taxes from the country's strong climate change policies. Zaman promised to do away with the steep oil taxes, as well as to construct a new pipeline from Jeddah into Syria, Turkey, and then the Soviet Union to increase exports.

    On the Prime Minister's left,
    Abdelraham supported accelerated climate goals, including the total ban on oil and gas mining in the country by 2050, something that al-Salih was hesitant to do given that a large part of Arabia's economy still depended on the export of its natural resources. al-Salih had spent much of the campaign focusing on shoring up his left-leaning credentials, hoping to knock the Greens/Nationals below 10% and below the Electoral Threshold for Arabia's multi-member districts elected using the Single-Transferable Vote.

    In the end, the measure failed and the Greens/Nationals increased their vote-share nationwide, while the Liberal Democratic party fell below the amount needed for a majority. Zaman had no interest in attempting to work with al-Salih on a minority government and would not work with Abdelrahman, so talks between the Liberal Democratic Party and the Greens/Nations took place over much of April and May, until a new government was formed. Arabia's first coalition government ever was sworn in on 15 May 2017, with Saamiqa Abdelrahman as Deputy Prime Minister, and the first female to hold that position. Likewise, the new cabinet was split, with 1/5th of the portfolios being given to the Greens/Nationals, including the Environmental and Climate Change Ministry.

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    Presidents of Arabia
    1. 1964-1968 Mutlaq el-Ahmad (Arab Revolutionary)
    2. 1968-1976 Zaahir Shakoor (Liberal Democratic)
    3. 1976-1984 Shukri Youssef (Free Republican)
    4. 1984-1988 Muammar Farooq (Liberal Democratic)
    5. 1988-1996 Abbaad Minhas (Free Republican)
    6. 1996-2004 Sharaf el-Emami (Liberal Democratic)
    7. 2004-2008 Abdul Rauf Sarah (Free Republican)
    8. 2008-2012 Badruddeen Naqvi (Liberal Democratic)
    9. 2012- Haatim al-Salih (Free Republican)
    Prime Ministers of Arabia
    01. 1962-1974 Rajab Mohamad (Arab Revolutionary majority)
    02. 1974-1979 Haaroon Rais (Free Republican majority)
    03. 1979-1983 Ahmed al-Sabir (Liberal Democratic majority)
    04. 1974-1979 Shaaheen Basa(Free Republican majority)

    05. 1979-1983 Mustaba Abdalla (Liberal Democratic majority)
    06. 1983-1985 Tammaam Sylla (Free Republican majority)
    07. 1985-1989 Nizaar al-Doud (Liberal Democratic majority)
    08. 1989-1992 Siddeeqi Hosseini (Liberal Democratic majority)
    09. 1992-1996 Mufeed Ghaffari (Free Republican majority)
    10. 1996-2001 Muzammil Naqvi (Liberal Democratic majority)
    11. 2001-2014 Abdul Maalik al-Majeed (Free Republican majority)
    12. 2014- Haatim al-Salih (Liberal Democratic majority) then (Liberal Democratic-Green/National coalition)
     
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  15. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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  16. Philosopher Jaden Smith Who gave this moron a computer?

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    So, what happened to the Wahhabists? I doubt they would just sit by while all this happens.
     
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  17. Kanan Timeline Raises New and Troubling Questions Donor

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    Delegitimized. Denigrated. Attacked. Jailed. Fined. It was classified as a a threat to the Republic, and thus not falling within the constitution's religious protections. Today, most Wahhabists find refuge in other countries, such as Egypt.
     
  18. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    How many of them had a severe case of "fell down the stairs, honest, guv", or "resisting arrest"?
     
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  19. Ugly Idiot Beautiful Genius

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    Arabia seems 1000% better than OTL
     
  20. Wings Alternate History Australian

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    Just passing by to let you know that I absolutely love your TL Kanan, inspired me with the Aussie one to look into starting my own, keep up the good work !
     
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