TL 191 DBWI: Which Timelines on this site do you reccomend?

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  1. weaverj Long Live King Ludvig!

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    Howdy Y'all! I am CarpenterH and I am new to this site. I was wondering which TLs on this site are considered "the best" and reccomend for those interested in Counterfactual History, such as myself(1)? I've read the Novelization of "The European-Confederate War" and "Decisive Darkness" already, The former of which is what lead me here in the first place.

    So what are your recommendations?

    (1) The Person who got me into the genre would be Counterfactual Hub (OOC: Alternate History Hub), but thats a different story.
     
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  2. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

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    Have you heard of Liberia: The Empire of Freedom? Basically, the First War Between the States has the North secede (for complicated reasons) and after losing many Northern abolitionists flee to Liberia, which rapidly grows following the influx of Northerners as well as an alliance with Germany that results with even more colonists. Liberia adopts a Manifest Destiny-esquire ideology and conquers much of West Africa while the Germans enter Africa earlier. By the time the timeline ends in the 1950s Liberia dominates much of Africa by forming an alliance with former German colonies as well as other independent states in a confederation called the Union of African Nations.

    The timeline was later rebooted and a scenario called Sword and Shield of Liberty was written, where Liberia achieved independence earlier only to form an alliance with Prussia, eventually becoming a protectorate of the Prussians and the bulwark of a massive Prussian (and later German) colonial empire. Eventually the German Empire collapses after losing an alternate FGW so the Kaiser flees to Liberia and Germany's African colonies unite into the Imperial Federation of Vorbecksland, which is named after Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, a prominent figure in the German Empire who ITTL is known for democratizing the colonies with Liberian support.
     
  3. weaverj Long Live King Ludvig!

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    I saw a trope page for the latter on Television Tropes. It looked somewhat interesting.
     
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  4. Whiteshore Defender of Myrcella Baratheon

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    What about Fuhrerreich? It's one of the biggest HoI4 mods around and has even spawned a spin-off called Kaiserreich (which is what people from FR imagine a Central Powers victory to look like).
     
  5. weaverj Long Live King Ludvig!

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    I've heard of that, but I refer to TLs on this site.
     
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  6. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

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    Um... shameless self promotion, but I'm writing a timeline called Dreams of Victory: A Failure at Antietam, where Robert E Lee is killed at the Battle of Antietam and the Union consequentially wins the First War Between the States, installing northern military commanders as the temporary leaders of the Southern States. At first the US does well, however, reconstruction consumes a lot of money (mostly from the lower classes in the North) which causes a communist revolution in the US, although many states (especially southern states) secede. Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, and Delaware all unite into the Federated States of America under the leadership of George McClellan, who was previously the dictator of Virginia.

    And because I'm a big fan of Sword and Shield of Liberty I have there be a Liberia-wank, although this time Liberia is a British ally.
     
  7. weaverj Long Live King Ludvig!

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    I'll be sure to check it out.
     
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  8. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

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    There's actually quite a few FR TLs on CH.com, I remember one where the Confederate Civil War of FR ends in a syndicalist victory and the CSSA goes on to fight a Sorelianist Union of America and reunite the USA into a syndicalist democracy.
     
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  9. Whiteshore Defender of Myrcella Baratheon

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    Anyways, yours thoughts on that TL where the defeated Entente turn to radical socialism instead of radical nationalism in the aftermath of their defeat?
     
  10. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

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    What timeline are you referring to? I've come across a few that utilize that gimmick.
     
  11. Whiteshore Defender of Myrcella Baratheon

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    "A History of the Commune of France and the Union of Britain"
     
  12. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

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    Oh, that syndicalist timeline, huh? I found it fun and the whole Imperial Syndicalist Federation was neat, but I question the capabilities of France taking on all of Mitteleuropa with only a weakened Britain and a few other western states as its allies and winning. Still, I like the Napoleonic analogues.
     
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