Awesome update. Seems like things are coming to a boil in the Pacific. Japan seems to be poking at every major power looking for some weakness. General Ishii would be advised to wait until he has his own superbombs though. Keeping the lid on China, poking at both the US and Germany's alliances and taking on Russia in Siberia all at the same time might be a bit much even for this wanked out Japan. I love all the smaller details like the skeleton being discovered and the Ottomans economic expansion is awesome. It's a very good TL. I can actually see Joshua Blackford becoming Secretary of Defense to a Socialist administration with his interest in the military he displayed before he got conscripted. I'd think people would remember him more for being Hosea Blackford, the President's, son more than Flora's though, even if she was a viewpoint char.