TL-191: Filling the Gaps

Oh ok I didn't see Cyclone . Which one did the crematorium ?
Wasn't mentioned directly, it was some outfit from Houston, and that Group Leader Pinkard was pissed they were sold a bill of goods because the crematorium was extremely faulty and that he planned on improving later, never had the chance obviously.
 
Story of the Donner Brigade

Several men from the Donner Brigade in Northern Alabama on an anti-partisan sweep, circa 1943.

In early 1940, the Confederate Department of Justice got a phone call from Attorney Koenig's office informing them that President Featherston had decided to give "suspended sentences to so-called "honorable poachers" and, depending on their behavior on the front, to pardon them." The order would specify state that they should not be of crimes involving trap setting, and to be enrolled in the marksmen rifle corps. Their commander was a man by the name of Hugh Donner, a Freedom Party member who had a history of being very violent which included raping adolescent girls and by all accounts, was a sadist.

A photo of Standard Leader Hugh Donner, circa 1941. Donner had served in the Army of Tennessee as an infantryman during the First Great War and had fought against the Negro Marxist Revolutionaries in Alabama. He would join the Freedom Party in 1921 and would also work at a bank and a knitwear factory. He was convicted in 1934 after raping a 14 year old office girl and stealing government property. The party would expel him and was forced to reapply for membership. After serving a 2 year sentence, Donner was released, but was incarcerated yet again for rape. In 1938, he would join the Freedom Party Guards in the Security Department and from there, would become the leader of a special unit.

The emblem of the Donner Brigade aka the 36th Special Security Division. The emblem featured a Griswold revolver, a broken sabre, and a deathshead symbol. The Union Army and the Negro Partisans would refer to this unit as the Head Hunters as a reference to both the men's criminal history and to their emblem.

In late 1940, the unit would be readied for their first anti-partisan sweep in South Carolina with Assault Band Leader Donner under his command with 300 men (who were all selected due to their disciplinary and criminal records). In the month of October alone, the Donner Brigade would kill a total of 74 Negro Partisans (51 were killed in firefights while all of the others were brutally executed by the men of the Brigade.) According to the author Matthew Cooper, "Wherever the Donner unit operated, murder and rape formed an everyday part of life and indiscriminate slaughter, beatings, and looting were rife." In June of 1941 alone, the unit would murder 4,000 Negroes in the Anderson Ghetto and 316 partisans and a further 700 labeled as "fugitive Negroes." In September of 1941, the unit was authorized to be expanded to a regiment sized unit, with new recruits being enlisted from the criminal underclass and military delinquents.

A member of the Donner Regiment in his camouflage uniform with a Colt M42 that he picked up off a dead partisan, circa 1942.

Throughout 1942 and most of 1943, the Regiment would operate throughout the Black Belt regions of the Confederacy, doing anti-partisan operations within the regions. But by late 1943 as the war situation grew dire for the CSA, the unit, now a division, was committed to the frontlines against the invading Union Army. There, they would prove to as atrocious to captured Union soldiers as to the African-Confederate population. The most notable example was the Scottsboro Massacre, where the men of the Donner Division executed 140 captured Union Soldiers (who of whom were whites) in a very brutal manner. During a skirmish near the town of Wattsville outside of Birmingham, Donner was seriously wounded and was sent to the rear. Replacing him was Chief Assault Leader Samuel Wellington, who tried to reorganize the battered unit, but unfortunately, with Donner gone, many of the men would desert from the division. By June 2nd, 1944, he realized that his unit virtually ceased to exist and so, would resign from his post. The remnants of the 36th Division would eventually be wiped out during the fighting in Birmingham by June 22nd. In August 2nd, 1944, Donner would be captured by the Union Army while attempting to flee to Mexico at the city of Shreveport in Louisiana, and he had died at their hands by August 8th, he was lynched by a group of blacks who happened to recognize him. Allegedly, the soldiers who were guarding him had helped them execute Donner.

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I bet all of you reading this knows what OTL Group that I am basing this off of.​
Reposting to here
 
This post of mine may contradict with the canon of Southern Victory, but I don't care as this is my post.

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A photograph of General Robert C. Richardson, Jr, circa 1942.

Robert C. Richardson, Jr was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1882 whose father was an officer during the Second Mexican War. In 1900, Richardson would enter into the Confederate Army Officer's School in Richmond and graduated from there in 1902, which he went into the Cavalry as part of the 3rd Cavalry Brigade as a 2nd Lieutenant. At the outbreak of the First Great War, Richardson would be a Captain to which he commanded a Cavalry company during the first months of the war until his unit was disbanded in October of 1914. Afterwards he was briefly a supply officer before transferring into the Confederate Army Intelligence Corps, to which he proved very proficient at. During the Negro Rebellions, Richardson took the role of locating these cells, in which he helped with the destruction of 8 of these revolutionary cells with his intelligence work. Following war's end in 1917 and the subsequent Treaty of Arlington, Richardson would remain in the army. During the period between 1918 and 1934, he would be made commander of the 16th Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Division and then was made commander of the training base at Fort Hood in Texas in 1930. Now a Brigadier, Richardson had found this position to be a dead-end job and was expected to remain there for the rest of his career. In 1934, Richardson would then be offered a job as the head of the Confederate Military Intelligence Institute in Atlanta Georgia (or became more famously known as simply the Institute.) The High Command had noticed his great track record as a great intelligence officer during the First Great War, especially during the Red Negro Rebellions, and suggested him for the new post. Richardson would happily take up this offer and on his 52nd Birthday in October of 1934 he took his post, and was made a Lieutenant General on the spot. When Featherston came to power, Richardson had originally thought that he (Featherston) was everything that the new Confederacy needed. Featherston promised to rearm the Confederacy and to rebuild the Confederate Army, something that the General had supported. However when Featherston's administration began Freedomization of the CSA, Richardson became a determined opponent to the Freedom Party. The event that turned him into a determined Anti-Freedomite was the Invasion and harsh takeover of the State of Louisiana, which saw it's Governor, Huey B. Long got murdered. Upon the outbreak of Operation Blackbeard, Richardson would famously say to colleagues, "Should Featherston win, this will certainly be the end of the Confederacy. And if Featherston loses, this will also mean the end of the Confederacy and ourselves, too, for failing to get rid of him." Throughout the 1930s, under Featherston's instructions, Richardson and the Institute would establish a vast spy network across the Union such as in Philadelphia, in Utah, and in Sequoya. His network would gain for the Institute a large wealth of intelligence on the Union and it's armed forces. But due a large swathe of the Institute Leadership being anti-Freedomites, they would often misinform the Confederate High Command about the intelligence that they gathered. One notable occasion was just two days before the commencement of Operation Rosebud, when Featherston asked Richardson if his Western Flank was secure, Richardson would tell him that in Eastern Indiana/Western Ohio that there is only a few 2nd Line Union forces in the region. (However, Richardson knew about an impending Union offensive in the region.) Another occasion was during a briefing about the Union Superbomb program, Richardson would inform Clarence Potter that the Yankees "At the moment currently have two bombs, and are planning to use them soon." This misinformation by the Institute would make Potter concerned, which in turn would order the Confederate Superbomb team hurry on their bomb before the Union uses theirs on them. This would eventually lead to the botched superbombing of Philadelphia in early 1944. Other than misinforming the Confederate High Command, Richardson would also provide the Union with important intelligence material and information on their latest secret weapons projects. He would also provide the Union Government with details about the Population Reduction of the African-Confederate population as well as smuggling some Black Confederates out of the CSA aboard ships to South America. As the war went on, Featherston would lose his respect for Richardson and would ultimately relieve him from his post and to disband the Institute and hand over the role of intelligence work to the Freedom Party Foreign Office under Edward S. MacDonald in January of 1944 following the defeat at Chattanooga. In March of 1944, the Confederate Secret Police would find out about Richardson and his connection to various Anti-Freedomite movements, including a foiled plot that was aimed at assassinating President Jake Featherston and launching a coup against the Freedom Party. Richardson was then taken to Camp Dependable alongside several of his colleagues from the Institute, such as Rear-Admiral Henry Olson following a show trial and a court-martial. Days before the Union Army came to liberate the camp, he, Olson, and a theologian reverend named George Benson were executed by hanging at the camp naked in front of everyone. The three of them would be cremated after that at the camp crematorium. After the war during the 1945 Nashville War Crime tribunal, it was revealed through his main subordinate named Harold G. Crawford the various deeds that General Richardson had done trough his opposition to Jake Featherston and the Freedom Party. In the present day, Richardson has become an iconic person to the anti-Freedomite movement within the Confederacy. His most famous quote was made before his execution, "I die for the Confederacy. I have a clear conscience. I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose the criminal folly of The Snake."

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Though this man was a real guy, I had mostly based TL-191's Richardson off of Admiral Wilhelm Canaris.​
 
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More likely hed be a Major General, Jake didn't promote many officers, and notably never promoted a single Officer to full General rank (probably because he despised all the old Generals who held the rank as they were Jrs, III and IVs)

Forrest was a Lt. Gen throughout the entire war,, despite being the de-facto commander in chief of the Confederate Army, Patton never advanced beyond Lt. Gen despite ultimately coming to command the entire Army of Kentucky, and Coomer commanded the Army of Northern Virginia. Hell I think the Commander of the West Texas was only a Brigadier General.

Outside of that nitpick, bravo!
 
Senators, Governors, and Representatives of the United States/Confederate States

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James Stephan "Jim" Hogg
Governor of Texas
1891-1895
Texas Attorney General
1887-1891​

James "Jim" Hogg was a major figure in Texan history during the late 19th century. The son of Brigadier General Joseph L. Hogg, who died in the War of Succession, Jim Hogg would become governor of Texas in the 1890s. Unlike his predecessor, Hogg came from a poor household and received only a basic education. However, Hogg was a determined worker and would rise to become the state attorney general. Opposed to the ruling planters' domination of most of the CSA, Hogg would become the first Texan governor from the Radical Liberal party. His rhetoric was populist in nature, and was opposed to the centralized ownership of railroads under only a few rich individuals. His power base was poor whites, rural farmers, and Natives who migrated from Sequoya. Decades after his death, Hogg would continue to have a good reputation in Texas, and especially rose in popularity after Texas separated from the CSA at the end of the Second Great War.
 
Just wanted to drop in and send my Best Wishes to the FILLING THE GAPS 'Cabinet' and all other fans currently enduring the present pandemic problems; Keep Well and keep up the Good Work you fellows!
 
The awards are mentioned in the books: The USA has the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross (and the Navy Cross for the Navy and Marines), Silver Star, Bronze Star, DFC, etc. The CSA has what they call the Confederate Cross (their MOH equivalent), and both have the Purple Heart.
 
The Confederacy also had the Order of Lee, and the Order of Virginia. I believe they were the second highest decorations to be awarded in the C.S.A. Though most of the time if i remember correctly, they were awarded posthumously, for dangerous missions.
 
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reposting to here from another TL-191 thread

The Man with an Iron Heart - The True Story of Richard Paulson


A photograph of Group Leader Richard Paulson in Richmond, circa 1940.

Richard Tristan Edward Paulson was born on March 7, 1903 in Richmond and was raised in a cultured, musical environment. His father was a rather talented and well known opera singer and his mother was pianist. As such, a young Richard would have rigorous training on the violin, thus gaining skill and a lifelong passion for the instrument. He would grow up in a elegant and conservative home with his family enjoying an elevated social status. However at school, Richard would be heavily picked on by schoolyard bullies for being a Catholic in a mostly Protestant Confederacy and also for his high pitched voice. At school, Richard would take in serious interest in both academics and in sports, which he excelled greatly in both and would even become an award winning fencer.

Richard Paulson with his younger brother named Henry.

Prior to the First Great War and the Negro Rebellions, the Paulson Family (especially Richard), all had sympathetic view for the African-Confederate community. However it all changed when their servant named Agamemnon would proclaim himself a part of the revolution and would take part in a clash with local authorities (which one of the casualties in this was one of Richard's few friends named Gerald Hammond.) This would give Richard a less sympathetic view for the Blacks of the Confederacy. Following the defeat of the Confederacy in the First Great War, Paulson much like millions of his fellow countrymen, would feel that their country has been let down by the Confederate Aristocracy. In 1919, Paulson would join the Radical Liberal Party and at the same time for join an orchestral band that played in all of the CSA's major cities which played classical music. It was in this band is where he met a fellow violinist named Elsie Claythorne and throughout the late 1920s would developed a close sexual relation with her, and in 1928, would be married to her.

A wedding photo of Richard and Elsie Paulson, circa 1928.

Richard reading the Radical Liberal's weekly publication at his Richmond Home, circa 1927.

With the 1929 Stock Crash and the subsequent Depression which had took the Confederate Economy Down, the Paulsons would lose their jobs. In 1930 his wife, Elsie, whom was a Freedom Party Member, had convinced her husband, Richard, to join the Freedom Party. Shortly after joining, Paulson would then join Featherston's Personal Bodyguard which was known as the Freedom Party Guards. During an interview with Ferdinand Koenig, he (Koenig) would pose Paulson a task to form the organization's future security organization. Impressed by his willingness to take on tough challenges, good looks, and his self confidence, Koenig gave Paulson the job. Following Featherson's victory in the 1933 Elections and his Inauguration, the Freedom Party Guards would form the Security Department, which took up the job of both weeding out Socialists, Whigs, and Trade Unionists from the CSA, but also develop a vast intelligence network which was to "Help Rid the Confederacy of Potential Enemies." From there, the Party's own Secret Police organization known as the Bureau of Internal Security would hunt down those "enemies" and deal with them. In 1934, Paulson with the help of Koenig and the Freedom Party Guards would open the first Concentration which was known as Camp La Pasta in Chihuahua, which had interned the various Political Dissidents of the CSA. In 1937, Paulson would obtain information via his Security Department about the Dictatorial Governor Huey Long and had suggested to President Featherston, "I must say Mr. President, that this cesspool of socialism in Louisiana should and must be stamped out of this Confederacy." In the planning stages of the invasion, Paulson would provide the strength and were-abouts of the Longist Militia and Louisiana State Police, thus simplifying the Freedomite Invasion. The Security Department under Paulson would also warn Featherston about the plans by Willy Knight for a coup against him, which Featherston and Freedom Party Guards would use to clamp down on Knight's Stalwarts.

Elsie and Richard Paulson with their children Carol and Maximilian, circa 1938. Richard Paulson would have a total of 5 children with Elise, they would be Maximilian Francis (1936-1995), Carol Marie (1937-), Robert Paul (1939-1964), Edward William (1939-2002), and Margret Mavis (1941-2009).

Aside from the meddling by the Security Department inside the CSA, Paulson's organization would also play a big role in getting both Houston and Kentucky back into the CSA from the Union by swinging public opinion within those states into supporting rejoining the Confederacy. Paulson and Security Department would also plot and execute a false flag operation codenamed Operation Pinewood which involved Freedom Party Guardsmen disguised as Union soldiers attacking a Confederate Army barracks along the frontier with Ohio and Kentucky to serve an excuse for the Confederates to Invade the United States. Richard Paulson would play a major role with the planning and execution of the Population Reduction of the African-Confederate Population by arranging and establishing Camp Determination as the Main Death Camp and as well as appointing Jefferson Plinkard as Camp Commander of Determination. Paulson would also play an instrumental role in creating a vast transportation network to Determination and as well as establishing smaller camps to serve as transit camps to the main Death Camp. Paulson would also create the so-called "Kill Groups," which were Freedom Party Guards units that were go and round Blacks from the Ghettos and either load them onto trains or to march them out to mass graves and kill them.​

A Freedom Party Guards Kill Squad executing a Black Family near Abilene Texas, circa 1941.
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Richard Paulson wearing a Greatcoat photographed leaving the Greyhouse, circa Winter of 1941.

In December of 1941, Ferdinand Koenig and Jake Featherston had decided to assign Richard Paulson to be the Military Governor of the Occupied Territory of Ohio for the purpose of in the words of the Snake.
"To Keep those damned Yankees in Ohio in line while we are in Control over there.."
During his time there, Paulson had proved to be a ruthless ruler over the Ohioan People, which included detaining and sending the small African-Yankee Population to their deaths at Camp Determination, establishing a Concentration Camp named after him which was house captured Partisans, Socialists, and others that the Confederate Authority deemed troublesome, so much so, the locals had nicknamed him "The Butcher of Dayton." His rule would be cut short when on May 27th, 1942, some Union Commandos launched an assassination attempt on him which ended up with a Commando named Jan Kubis throwing a bomb onto his car which severely wounded him and killed his driver. Days later, Richard Paulson at the age of 39 would die from his wounds that he sustained. Shortly after, the local Confederate forces launched a merciless manhunt for his killers which resulted in two Ohio town being razed to the ground and the assailants and the Partisans who sheltered them killed in a fierce firefight. Paulson would be taken back to Richmond and given a state funeral and was buried there, which his grave was forgotten after the war until being rediscovered by construction workers in Richmond in 2018.

Paulson's Schofield S-810 Coupe in which he rode in at the time of the attack on, circa 2019. This car would later be restored by a Massachusetts millionaire and car collector who would then donate it to the National Great Wars Museum and Institute in 1999.

The recently rediscovered grave of Richard Paulson, circa 2018.
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I have based the bio of Richard Paulson off of Reinhard Heydrich, and here's and earlier post of mine about Paulson.​
 
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I'm wondering, what would a TL-191 version of The New Order HOI4 mod look like?

For once I think that it would result in a earlier development of the Superbomb by the Confederacy, Confederate Victory in the US, but German victory in the Western Front vs. france, peace with honor with Britain, and stalemate on the Eastern Front and maybe Russia and Britain as part of the analogues for the trivirumvirate that have had a falling out with the CSA. Not sure what happens to Japan, maybe occupation by the Russians?

I also think that apart from maybe a few people we can pin down to have been born in the 1890s(maybe Goldman?), most of Featherston's inner circle will be too old to participate in the inevitable Confederate Civil War. Not sure who would be the insane Himmler analogue and it may very well be a Klan analogue instead of say Plinkard or Koenig.
 
Koenig = Bormann
Forrest = Goering
Knight = Speer
No Heydrich equivalent since Himmler's equivalent is Ultranational Imperialist Ireland led by Eric Blair

Speaking of Hoi4, I've been working on a TL-191 mod for it that you should check out https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2154812095
I might actually omit a Himmler expy from alt-TNO(so it's more the threat of nuclear war being a shadow, but not directly personified by a omnicidal genocidal maniac). Knight will have shades of Jack Reed as well since he'd be somewhat old in the sense that he's the initial leader but not the only the player plays as for most of the run. He'd win the civil war, make a few reforms, and then die. Then we get moderates led by George Wallace that wants to reform to authdem(echoing his OTL "redemption"/mellowing) and "conservatives" led by a Redemption League loyalist whose an OTL dixiecrat).

There will however be a Schörner analogue in Edwin Walker, who will take the role of Forrest's puppetmaster.
 
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Order of Battle during the Confederate Invasion of Haiti, September 1941.

Quadruple Powers Forces:
USA:
7,700 US Marine Corps soldiers = 2 Brigades + Supporting Units
1,900 US Navy Personnel = Mostly on shore personnel
25 Heavy Machine Guns
6 Field Artillery Guns
11 AA Guns
26 Coastal Artillery Guns
10 Armored Cars
16 F-3A Katzenjammer fighters
8 SBD Dauntless dive bombers
6 PBY Catalina Flying Boats
2 US Navy Gunboats
1 FGW era Armored Cruiser, USS Rochester CA-2 (manned by a skeleton crew)

Haiti:
9,000 Soldiers = 7 Regiments + Supporting Units
2,200 Naval Personnel
1,800 Gendarme
32 Heavy Machine Guns
40 Field Artillery Guns
8 Curtiss Model 75 fighters
8 Curtiss Model 44 biplane fighters (non-operational condition)
15 trainer aircraft
2 Pre-Dreadnought Battleships
2 Gunboats

Radius Forces:
CSA:
25,000 Confederate Army Soldiers = 2 Infantry Divisions + Supporting Troops
40,000 Confederate Marines = 3 Divisions + 2 Independent Brigades + Supporting Units
300 Freedom Party Field Police
100 Heavy Machine Guns
160 Field Artillery Guns
72 Mortars
12 T-4 Kegs
66 Hound Dog fighters = Based in Cuba
52 B37 Kestrel medium bombers = Based in Cuba
12 F39 Tornado recon planes = Based in Cuba
1 Pre-Dreadnought Battleship, CSS Confederacy
1 Heavy Cruiser, CSS Georgia
2 Light Cruisers
4 Destroyers
3 Frigates
6 Amphibious Assault Ships
10 Troopships
2 Submarines

Dominican Republic:
14,000 Dominican Army Soldiers
95 Heavy Machine Guns
120 Field Artillery Guns
16 Mortars
6 Lanchester Armored Cars
6 Vickers 6-Ton Tanks
10 Gloster Gauntlet fighters
6 Hawker Hart light bombers
 
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Order of Battle during the Confederate Invasion of Haiti, September 1941.

Quadruple Powers Forces:
USA:
7,700 US Marine Corps soldiers = 2 Brigades + Supporting Units
1,900 US Navy Personnel = Mostly on shore personnel
25 Heavy Machine Guns
6 Field Artillery Guns
11 AA Guns
26 Coastal Artillery Guns
10 Armored Cars
16 F-3A Katzenjammer fighters
8 SBD Dauntless dive bombers
6 PBY Catalina Flying Boats
2 US Navy Gunboats
1 FGW era Armored Cruiser, USS Rochester CA-2 (manned by a skeleton crew)

Haiti:
9,000 Soldiers = 7 Regiments + Supporting Units
2,200 Naval Personnel
1,800 Gendarme
32 Heavy Machine Guns
40 Field Artillery Guns
8 Curtiss Model 75 fighters
8 Curtiss Model 44 biplane fighters (non-operational condition)
15 trainer aircraft
2 Pre-Dreadnought Battleships
2 Gunboats

Radius Forces:
CSA:
25,000 Confederate Army Soldiers = 2 Infantry Divisions + Supporting Troops
40,000 Confederate Marines = 3 Divisions + 2 Independent Brigades + Supporting Units
300 Freedom Party Field Police
100 Heavy Machine Guns
160 Field Artillery Guns
12 T-4 Kegs
66 Hound Dog fighters = Based in Cuba
52 B37 Kestrel medium bombers = Based in Cuba
12 F39 Tornado recon planes = Based in Cuba
1 Pre-Dreadnought Battleship, CSS Confederacy
1 Heavy Cruiser, CSS Georgia
2 Light Cruisers
4 Destroyers
3 Frigates
6 Amphibious Assault Ships
10 Troopships
2 Submarines
Nice!

One of my head canons about the invasion of Haiti during the SGW is that the Dominican Republic, under Trujillo, gets involved and provides their own source of men and war material. By the end of the war, it's mostly Dominican forces and a few Confederate soldiers left trying to fight off the USA.
 
Nice!

One of my head canons about the invasion of Haiti during the SGW is that the Dominican Republic, under Trujillo, gets involved and provides their own source of men and war material. By the end of the war, it's mostly Dominican forces and a few Confederate soldiers left trying to fight off the USA.
I was recently thinking about this. Unless that bastard was very different in TL-191 he would have aided the Freedomites eagerly. I wonder however if the Freedomites were able to run a death factory in Cuba since that seems to have been the one CSA state where there was significant white support for blacks during the Destruction-not just Fidel Castro. If not Cuban blacks would have been deported to the Haitian camp or the camps in the mainland CSA...
 
I was recently thinking about this. Unless that bastard was very different in TL-191 he would have aided the Freedomites eagerly. I wonder however if the Freedomites were able to run a death factory in Cuba since that seems to have been the one CSA state where there was significant white support for blacks during the Destruction-not just Fidel Castro. If not Cuban blacks would have been deported to the Haitian camp or the camps in the mainland CSA...
A few other posters and I agree that Trujillo was an eager sycophantic ally to Featherston and was just as racist, if not more so, against Blacks.

In real life, he killed thousands of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic.

S. Marloskwi made a map that features one or two concentration or death camps in Cuba and Haiti.
 
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For once I think that it would result in a earlier development of the Superbomb by the Confederacy, Confederate Victory in the US, but German victory in the Western Front vs. france, peace with honor with Britain, and stalemate on the Eastern Front and maybe Russia and Britain as part of the analogues for the trivirumvirate that have had a falling out with the CSA. Not sure what happens to Japan, maybe occupation by the Russians?
Honestly, I think that this TL is waaay too soft on Germany, and if it's TNO-expy, than Germany should be turned into TNO! Britain here - and there is my brief take on it: After Second World War was over and Franco-British and Russian troops met in Warsaw, celebrating their victory over a common enemy (TL-191 Russians are being pictured as a incompetent, so they won't make it past Vistula), the fate of Germany was in hands of it's conquerors. Sadly for German people, they were not merciful. At first, king Charles XI and his prime minister Charles Maurras announced Rhineland and Belgium to be integrated directly into France. This announcenment was widely accepted, as it seemed sane compared to what happened next. At the final stage of war, Bavaria under Bayerische Volkspartei led by Gustav von Kahr announced it's secession from Reich (think TNO! Scotland) and allegiance to Entente, even managing to send troops to crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire, seizing Austria proper (think TNO! Northern Ireland). To further humiliate former enemy, this demand was accepted, and the United Kingdom of Austria and Bavaria under king Ruppert I, although Bavaria did not have enough force to rule Austria by terror so the requests of Austrian self-governance was met and Austria, despite still recognizing Munich's supreme authority, became "Austrian Autonomy" (think TNO! Ulster Autonomy, but wackier) under rule of retired sergeant Adolf Hitler, an avowed ultranationalist who founded VFU (Volkisch Freiheits Union, as the nod to Freedom Party) which became effectively one ruling party. Netherlands and northwestern Germany (almost up to Lubeck), after election in Britain being won by Oswald Mosley's Silver Shirts, were turned into "Imperial Military District" with Winston Churchill, architect of succesful Hamburg campaing being assigned to rule there (officially as a reward, unofficialy as a mean to prevent his takeover from Mosley). Silesia, an southeastern region of Germany was to be divided between independent Bohemian and Polish states.
 
The Blaine Cabinet
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James G. Blaine

President
March 4th, 1881 - March 4th, 1885

Cabinet positions
Vice President: John Logan
Secretary of State: Hannibal Hamlin*
Secretary of the Treasury: William Windom
Secretary of War: Benjamin Harrison*
Attorney General: Powell Clayton
Postmaster General: Samuel J. Kirkwood
Secretary of the Navy: William E. Chandler
Secretary of the Interior: James Frederick Joy​

*Cabinet holder named in How Few Remain
 
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