I gotta check how many states America has now with the Ryukyu Islands part of it. David, this is one of the most amazing timelines and stories I've ever read. You've kept this timeline realistic but honoring its source material, as well as plot twists and parallels to OTL, in an incredibly balanced and enticing manner. Your writing was joyful, your research impeccable, your dedication awe-inspiring. Thank you so much for the ride. I bow my hat to you for this. You've earned all the acclaim you got for this over the years.