That's aquite right, and we've even touched on some sex stuff in the form of the Dragon's Nest. But I hardly think my coverage of it is inappropriate or fetishized. We're talking about crimes against humanity here.I mean I suppose it's possible that a country with a rock solid class and racial hierarchy, radical focus on "traditional" gender roles and extremely entrenched bunker mentality would cultivate by default a sexual culture extremely cognizant of power dynamics within relationships, although it would boil down to an incredibly unhealthy scenario where a small class basically runs roughshod over a large population of powerless social inferiors. Not unlike a far more extensive form of slaveowner depredations OTL combined with some over the top classist prima noctis thing, but not something that I think would add to the fun of the TL if gone into at length. I'm fine if it's never really focused on but just a constant background of disquiet to add to the Drakian bouquet, honestly.*
Indeed. I've set myself the challenge of trying to make some of them exist- USA with all of North America, Japan with integrated Korea, etc.- to a certain extent.He does have a tendency towards space-filling empires, doesn't he?
Gracias.I’ve really been enjoying this thread; thank you for writing this!
Yes, but the schism wasn't to the same degree that it was OTL. The pro-slavery Baptist churches largely ended up fading away or reuniting with their northern cousins except for a few very small sects. Keep in mind how a lot of the most pro-slavery types immigrated to Drakia after the Last Crusade.If you don’t mind me asking, did the Baptist Church in TTL schism over support of slavery the way it did in OTL, or is that position more-or-less taken by churches popular in Drakia? And do Drakian churches have any influence in the US?
Thank you.If you think this is so bad then write your own. Most of us are enjoying this TL.
Counting British dominions there were 65 countries in 1907.Probably less than that OTL in 1914.
It's a hazard of the scenario, I think. As long I'm more plausible than Stirling, I think I'm doing okay.Personally, this TL doesn't really meet my sniff test when it comes to plausibility, but it's entertaining enough for that to be forgivable. (Trying to make it a "cover" of S&M's scenario, I think, limits how plausible the story _can_ be) It's an issue I'm dealing with myself: to complete the current installment of my "wanks" series, I have to do a big South Africa, but while I don't want to bind myself too much to what is _likely_, I don't want to wander off into Stirlingesque improbability. I figure the original POD can be pushed back a ways if we say that "South Africa is an African state colonized by the Dutch and then the British" without bothering to specify dates, but there is a limit to how much one can change things up without getting something unrecognizable. There are some serious possibilities in a Portuguese-settled South Africa, but it's too different from OTL to really count as a "South Africa" for wanking purposes - it will have to go in the Portugal-wank.
Ideologically? Strongly opposed. In practice? What for the next chapter.What is Drakian stance towards the Geoists?
So life is... I'm not in the best place right now. There are things about being a teacher that really suck. Anyway, I've started the next chapter but it may be a while before it's ready. Sorry all.