The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

What's the status of mixed race folk here? Would they count for either or neither? And would this either-neither deal only be applicable for the 50-50 mixed ones or would there be something like a 7/8ths 'pure' is effectively white/black? Once race-related stuff gets written into law, issues with demarcation lines vis-a-vis the mixed race populace, however small, will become an issue.
The Blocs don't have explicit racial requirements and only exist in terms of 'I identify with the Rhodesian/Zimbabwean Community'. The requirements aren't de jure racial - you would just need 33% of the other Bloc in your cabinet - but in practice they are. A mixed race person would have to choose their party Bloc and be judged accordingly. In practice, most are aligned to the Zimbabwean Bloc. The whole point is you can't do anything in the country if either the Settler or Native community tells you that you can't. Mixed-race members would also vote for 'Other' parties, who don't identify with either Bloc and sit outside both of them, such as the Tolstoyists or Liberals.

A White member of the Zimbabwe Bloc or a Black member of the Rhodesian Bloc, however, would be almost unheard of. They would exist as oddities who would not be allowed in the Cabinet without the explicit approval of both Blocs. Again, it's a bit like Northern Ireland, but even more polarized - you'd never see a Presbyterian Sinn Fein member getting a high ranking status just as you'd never see a Catholic DUP MP. Now make everyone's difference far more visual, have the settlement be in everyone's lifetime rather than several hundred years ago, and you can see why things are a lot more on edge. It's essentially a country permanently stuck on 1970s America levels of race relations.
 
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Prety good map but I think that Saxony would get its historic borders like in OTL and Silesia would be one state.

And probably internal borders of Croatia-Bosnia is bit different due Austro-Hungarian type federalisation. Or at least make some different tone grey border line between Croatia and Bosnia.
 
so how long before Russia starts a resurgent period and starts working to reclaim its lost territories?
It wouldn't be as easy as in OTL. It too depends how Malenkov manage give new more peaceful path to Russia and how his successor manage keep Malenkov's heritage around. And foreign countries are probably slightly paranoid and react quickly if Russia tries something fun.
 
so how long before Russia starts a resurgent period and starts working to reclaim its lost territories?
That's an overly deterministic view of history. If their current experiment with Christian Social Democracy works out, living standards improve and their example inspires others, then that'll be enough of a confidence and contentment boost, that they might no more be interested in reclaiming any lost real estate than present day OTL Germany is.
 
Just wondering what is the role of the current commonwealth? Is it a lot closer union? How big is it consisted to OTL and what does that mean for Britain’s influence.

Also a truly brillaint timeline.
 
I really cannot say anything beyond...HOW A TIMELINE SO GOOD CAN END?! ITS ENDING EVEN FITS PERFECTLY WITH EVERYTHING. I'm amazed at TTL quality and how deep and at the same fit-for-an-ending the final chapter for this [Hi]story is.

At the same time, it hits hard to know that we are one update away from never reading new content from this TL again...I have to say that this was the first TL in this site to make me cry, break up with total horror and just deeply entrench myself with the characters...It's oddly and fantastically immersive. In short words, THIS IS WONDERFUL STUFF GODDAMNIT.
 
I really cannot say anything beyond...HOW A TIMELINE SO GOOD CAN END?! ITS ENDING EVEN FITS PERFECTLY WITH EVERYTHING. I'm amazed at TTL quality and how deep and at the same fit-for-an-ending the final chapter for this [Hi]story is.

At the same time, it hits hard to know that we are one update away from never reading new content from this TL again...I have to say that this was the first TL in this site to make me cry, break up with total horror and just deeply entrench myself with the characters...It's oddly and fantastically immersive. In short words, THIS IS WONDERFUL STUFF GODDAMNIT.
I know right? I went from being moved to tears during the Battle of Trieste, to the absolute horror of the nuking of the UAR and laughing at the Soviet fake moon landing. This TL is an absolute diamond on this site.
 
I know right? I went from being moved to tears during the Battle of Trieste, to the absolute horror of the nuking of the UAR and laughing at the Soviet fake moon landing. This TL is an absolute diamond on this site.
This timeline is perhaps the first story to make me feel everything on the emotional spectrum at one point or another.
 
What are the current status of the Communist Party of Great Britain and the Communist Party USA? I assume outlawed?

And are any OTL figures/members of those two groups mentioned? I assume many ethier defected to more moderate political parties or got into trouble due to them stubbornly still supporting the Soviets.
 
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