All of the old Confederate parties are gone. I'll get to that when the Southern states begin re-joining. They're very thankful that they got out while the going was good... The Mormons view themselves as exiled from their rightful homeland. The Sandwich Isles (outside of the Big Island), will be joining the Union soon. By '60s, Alaska is a Military District, where numerous resource-extraction companies will be moving into... They're either resentful (a spiteful few), or resigned, by the time Humphrey comes to power. It is certainly interesting, to say the least. If Rita allows for it. There's not going to be a mirror version of OTL's Cold War between the Germans and Americans: they really don't have anything to fight about. Besides, the Germans are far more worried about Russia, while the USA has more pressing concerns with Japan... The Japanese now have control of OTL Amur Oblast, Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Khabarovsk Krai, and Kamchatka Krai. The Texans are lucky even to have their token independence. By the 1960s, they're a nice place for rich Americans to use as a tax shelter. The Ottomans control all of the Middle East, portions of the Caucuses, and have puppet states of their own running Egypt and the Sudan. At the moment, the only thing keeping them from building their own bomb is German pressure... All possibilities... Sam Carsten will get a mention in the "Whatever happened to...?" segment. My apologies. I'm merely continuing on the trajectory of TL-191. Yup. I've added it into the timeline. In TL-191, the U.S.S. Pittsburgh is launched in 1954. Yes, although some of it is structured differently (with the Japanese in mind, instead of the Soviets). Yup; the Compact of Democratic States is a combination of our world's United Nations and NATO. They'll play a major role in any future conflict that breaks out in the Pacific.