Nice. It's the little things like this which make TLs so vibrant... it really feels like a real world, for all the radical differences, a world where actual people live and pay attention to ordinary things like timezones. So bravo. Now a couple questions:
I see Chia China hasn't linked its whole empire to Beijing time ITTL. IIRC, the Communists did so in OTL to maximise control over the western provinces... does this denote a more lassiez-faire approach in the Chinese west?
Why is Yekaterinburg linked with alt-Afghanistan and Russian Central Asia, instead of the neighbouring steppe? Are its connections with these areas far greater than with the rest of Siberia? This would make sense, given that in OTL it's one of Russia's greatest commercial centres.
I'm actually a little surprised to see the United States sharing a timezone with parts of Canada and Mexico. I assumed that like North Korea, they'd operate under an offset to maximise differences with neighbours. Now, will this "American interim government" you mentioned previously operate under New England Time, or...? As an aside, speaking as a resident of NY the idea of Manhattan and Brooklyn being two hours apart is... odd. But it makes sense ITTL!
Great stuff as always.
Why does a relatively small country like Prussia have a split time zone, is there a specific reason behind it?
Was TTL Germany unified as a republic or under a monarchy with a subsequent change in form of government? If the latter is the correct answer, was it unified under Habsburgs, Wittelsbachs or another dynasty and how did it turn into a republic?
How did France gain the Punjab and allies in India?
interesting that Viet Nam at least as of the 1920s is not a French colony. Wonder if they ever were in this world or if Viet Nam history is much different
Controlling Tangier and the Suez? France has serious power projection and economic control then. The British Empire’s worst fears come to life!
In the transport section, top-left second page, it indicates that there is an increase in Road transport for freight and passengers - I think this is missing the dates here.
Also, from the map of Paris, am I reading it correctly that almost all of the city walls are still present?
It seems that Turin didn't become an industrial centre ITTL or at least not as early as OTL and that it is (or was in 1925) a smaller and/or less important centre than Genua.
How is the status of regional languages in France ITTL compared to OTL?
Please stop hounding us on this. The TL goes at Ashley’s pace and on what she chooses to focus on. The President list will be revealed when it’s ready and when we want to.
I both love and hate this so much. For one I am always a sucker for a divided Germany and I think those cantons largely make sense. On the other hand the spellings used ITTL are infuriating, both because some use standard High German spelling while some use some standardized Bavarian or local dialects and there's no rhyme or reason which uses which, e.g. Bayern, the most egregious example, is in modern High German and uses a post-1825 spelling, but also because there's Nordhessen using an umlaut for no reason!
New Zealand is far more Maori-dominated than IOTL, I believe, with the population being majority Maori. Apparently, the Empire has taken a largely hands-off approach in terms of settlement there, which may have allowed firebrands like Harawira to get elected in the first place.How on earth did Hone Harawira get elected PM?