This TL gives me such joy.
I'm glad!! This is the type of reaction I love to see when I make content.
Having just watched this video, is there anything comparable ITTL?
There would be no such equivalent, no.
That's one massive Russia... I take it the population is so huge because there aren't World Wars or communism to cause the deaths of millions?
Yeah, I've taken the estimates of a population growth rate that I found from a Professor of Economic History at Oxford University
, and while the validity of the data and the estimates (along with their assumptions) could very well be debated in a scholarly fashion, I choose to use it as a rouge guide for how the country developed.
While we could argue endlessly on the validity on the latter part of that question and claim, this is not the thread to do so. However, you do bring up an interesting point about the timeline. Communism and Anarchism were mentioned in the platform of the Acadien Party for the New England general election wikibox on the first page. What is the relationship between far-left anti-capitalism and modern discourse given the (perceived) absence of the Black Book of Communism and Victims of Communism Foundation in modern discourse? Are there any notable and historically important variants of left-wing ideology like OTL Marxism-Leninism, Maoism, Revisionism, African Socialism, and so on?
Communism is generally just seen as another ideology. It is not explicitly an evil, radical one - the only Communist state that had existed was Spain which most people look on as an economic failure (primarily due to European blockades and a population drain from said blockades, but that is another matter), so the perception is not "this is an evil ideology that must be destroyed" and more of an oddity that is seen by many governments as "not worth the effort to dismantle" (see: NPD in Germany).
Oh, how did I miss that? In that case, after skimming the pages, what are key tendencies that have come out of/promoted by Spain and have, generally, evolved throughout this timeline? What's the discourse like around Spain amongst the left and outside circles given the President's insistence on Republicanism in that same general election wikibox?
Spain is seen as more of a "radical Republic" than "communist dictatorship." As seen in the above comment I made ^^ the dynamics of the Spanish state and other countries is a lot different than the dynamics of say, the U.S. and Cuba, or the U.S. and the Soviet Union. The Spanish are seen as "vanguards of Republicanism," and the ideology has shifted to an extent to equate "Spanish Republicanism" to "government of the people," which would disqualify such institutions as the United States which is seen as an oligarchic country, and say, Canada, which maintains a monarchy and an unfair system of representation (so says the Spanish).
Is there an international organization like the UN ITTL? Does it include places like central Africa, Papua, and the aboriginal nations of Australia that the world map generally had listed with "no information".
The Council for Global Cooperation would be the only thing close-ish to a United Nations. Not all countries participate, and its more of a giant diplomatic circle than any structured organisation. Those places are generally left alone and to their own devices.
That is a magnificent map, @CosmicAsh
. Another job well done.
Let me take this opportunity to thank you for the huge effort that you have made to create the things that you posted, and give me and many others a moment of joy. I love the stunning realism of this map, and by extension, the stunning realism of this timeline. Every graphic, every map, every Wikipedia page looks like something that would exist in our timeline. This is what makes this TL unique. Keep it up!
Thank you so much!! I really do hope that I can convey this world as well as I see it in my head to the people watching along here!
Those river borders tho..
Nothing says "defendable border" like a giant canyon.
A mixture or mish mash of late 1990s and 2000s aesthetic layout?
This is correct, and it is about the level of development the internet has ITTL.
Since its #1 on the selected stories, will we see an article about protests in America?
I am continuing to love your work, @CosmicAsh
A minor complaint--and I really must stress the word "minor"--is the usage of "Indeks" by the Russian stock exchange; the term is a loanword from English, and might not be used by a more stable Russia that never experienced a hard transition into an Anglophone economic system.
I see. I shall try and look into this more. Thank you for the input!
Amazing, as always. So many links to want to click!
I love the little Popular Media icons, for email, Connectr, Bullhorn, and what's the last one?
It seems the media landscape in the British Empire is more regulated, with channels up to BBC 42. Is BBC 28 roughly equivalent to the Weather Channel?
Another small issue is that in the licencing blurb at the bottom, its referred to as "the BBC New Service".
I always do try and hide a lot in the links!
From left to right: Nowssage, Connectr, Bullhorn, and Infogram
The BBC has complete control over the television and radio environment in Great Britain and Ireland, and no other channels are allowed to broadcast. The BBC has an extensive channel lineup, all funded by the British taxpayer. The BBC also broadcasts across the Empire, with satellite stations operating in each dominion, and in some cases, the colonies. Not all dominions have media as regulated as the Home Isles, such as Canada or Westralia, which allow free competition and have a fairly unregulated system.
This issue has been noted, and I will correct it. Thanks!