Maybe in the Cape? The thing is that the Cape is predominantly Colored so they'd have to make some concessions to the Coloreds. Are Transvaal and Orange Free State options?
I remember seeing that when researching how plausible South African balkanization is but again, located right in the heart of the predominantly Colored Cape province. I don’t suppose TTL’s SA government will be all that indisposed to them.
Italy, having long fascist reign might not have a stable democratic transition long term.
Nostalgia and whatnot.
Italy will probably remain a great power, but nostalgia for the era of a practical superpower could lead to a sort of putinist figure rising. Maybe ethnic violence in Somalia or Eritrea lead do it, similar to how the Chechen war helped propel Putin.
Also western Ukraine, notably galacia’s love for Bandera, will lead probably a strong fascist movement there.
Note the UNA ideology was very similar austrofascism and the Italian model.
Fascist never discredited ttl, supporters will proudly take the term within areas that support Bandera.
Good point honestly.In OTL Portuguese Estado Novo lasted about as long as Fascist Italy ITTL. Italian economy is quiet good and it didn't lost territories or much of its influence. So not reason to assume that Italian democracy couldn't prosper. More worried I am with Portugal and Russia.
And in OTL it wasn't only Chechen War which helped Putin. Russia was really bad conditin after collapse of USSR. Economy ruined, lost all influence and USSR collapsed.
It’s hard for us to say, even if we could somehow excuse his injustices, whether Mussolini’s reign was ‘justified’, as we’ll never know what would have happened if he never came to power, or if Isaac Carpi had failed to save him, or indeed if Isaac Carpi had merely been another Catholic. Circumstances have bent fates before, writing great men out of history by chance accident and keeping fools on their thrones until a ripe old age. As Nazism proved, decent men can become savage monsters when placed under extraordinary circumstances, but as Israel proved, people who were mercilessly degraded without end can still have the strength to make a strong, powerful and tolerant nation. Who is good? Good compared to who? Why are they good? These questions will all depend on individuals to make the final decision. So when someone asks, ‘What sort of a man was Mussolini’, perhaps the final answer is ... that there is no final answer. Only the endless debate of scholars and writers. In short, only history.
That's about the ending I hoped for. This Mussolini is complex enough that the answer isn't spoonfed to us and we have to make our own judgment.
Great timeline, looking forward to the 2020 update.