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What did Stan Lee (R.I.P.) do ITTL?
What became of the Baltic after this hefty crisis, @Kanan ? Did they gain some autonomy or something? Were there independence referendums? Did Gorbachev have to go? Did Francisco Louçã recieve a posthumous Nobel Peace Prize? Did anybody else have to go? Are conspiracy theories circling, e.g. that Soviet involvement was covered up or that Germany shot down the plane intentionally, or that the fuel tank was deliberately tampered with?
And this gets me to another question: Do we have any information on winners of Nobel Prizes? Especially the Nobel Peace Prize would interest me - these are interesting and inspiring personalities in most cases. But also the other prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine etc. pp.
I just looked at the democracy index map again, and Albania is really authoritarian. Not quite as bad as Israel or South Africa, but still very authoritarian. Is it ruled by Hoxha's cronies? Or even, like North Korea in OTL, by a son or grandson of Enver Hoxha?
I know that the 1952 flag of Germany is the flag of the British/Commonwealth Mandate, but what team won that World Cup? A "native" German national team? A military-based team? A team enriched with Commonwealth players?
Ooo I hope we see a new election soon!
Also I have to ask, did Jeff Jacoby write those editorials to his son Caleb ITTL, I just realized he was a columnist
I need to know who the potential leadership candidates are.
It's probably been said before, but I'll say it again, with Carbone and now Romano you really have a knack for finding obscure figures IOTL who could very reasonably have become prominent ITTL.
@Kanan first, your dedication to this timeline is phenomenal. Second (and this is not a request for an infobox or anything, just a general question), what's the status of the Korean peninsula ITTL with a still extant USSR, but no WWII to trigger the Korean War? I apologize if I have missed it, but I only saw one or two references to a united Korea somewhere and wanted to double check.
Well, that at least seems like a fairly benevolent take on enduring support for Imperialism. Brings to mind the Labour Imperialism of the 50s mixed with some more modern attitudes.
I noticed that the New England Constabulary celebrate their 200 year anniversary today so I created some fanart!