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   * visiting his beloved "​Photos from Alternate Worlds",​ "​Things that look like Alternate History, but aren'​t",​ "​Alternate World Propaganda",​ "​Flag"​ and "​Map"​ threads... and contributing to them quite often\\   * visiting his beloved "​Photos from Alternate Worlds",​ "​Things that look like Alternate History, but aren'​t",​ "​Alternate World Propaganda",​ "​Flag"​ and "​Map"​ threads... and contributing to them quite often\\
-  * taking part in the [[alternate history:​Weekly Flag Challenge]] and being something of an archivist for it. To date, he has taken part in rounds 67, 76, 77, 78, 80, 89, 99, 100, 121, 122, 123, 138, 171, 172, 178 and 186. His first two wins occured in 78 and 138, and both were ties. Then, in 186, he finally won a round on his own. Third time's the charm, ey ?\\+  * taking part in the [[alternate history:​Weekly Flag Challenge]] and being something of an archivist for it. To date, he has taken part in rounds 67, 76, 77, 78, 80, 89, 99, 100, 121, 122, 123, 138, 171, 172, 178186, 191, 223 and 225. His first two wins occured in 78 and 138, and both were ties. Then, in 186, he finally won a round on his own. Third time's the charm, ey ? Another win occured in round 223.\\
   * coming up with crazy or oddly humorous scenarios and [[alternate history:​ISOT]] ideas in the [[ASB forum]] (such as [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=113415|"​Charles de Gaulle becomes a gangsta rap enthusiast"​]],​ [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion\\/​showthread.php?​t=102424|"​Roman airships vs. tech-wanking cyborg Nazis vs. zombie ninja motorbikers"​]],​ [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=124128|"​Guns of the Inuits"​]],​ [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=113888|"​Cossacks vs. Aztecs vs. Orcs"​]] or [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=120538|"​Maxis creates a Sim City game based on... Sin City..."​]] ;-))\\   * coming up with crazy or oddly humorous scenarios and [[alternate history:​ISOT]] ideas in the [[ASB forum]] (such as [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=113415|"​Charles de Gaulle becomes a gangsta rap enthusiast"​]],​ [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion\\/​showthread.php?​t=102424|"​Roman airships vs. tech-wanking cyborg Nazis vs. zombie ninja motorbikers"​]],​ [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=124128|"​Guns of the Inuits"​]],​ [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=113888|"​Cossacks vs. Aztecs vs. Orcs"​]] or [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=120538|"​Maxis creates a Sim City game based on... Sin City..."​]] ;-))\\
   * trying to act like a bloody darn expert in threads involving scientific fields he (//​ostensibly//​) understands ​ \\   * trying to act like a bloody darn expert in threads involving scientific fields he (//​ostensibly//​) understands ​ \\
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 == Current project == == Current project ==
  
-  * //**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​the-westward-wind-a-medieval-allohistorical-narrative.466282/​|The Westward Wind]]**// - A timeline of pre-Columbian contact that happens in the early 1400s. Rather than a huge and cocksure fleet of New World conquerors, a small crew of a European fishing ship is carried across the Atlantic in a freak storm, lands on the shores of what we'd know as North America, and starts an uneasy coexistence with local native peoples. A narratively focused timeline, in the manner of a historical novel or robinsonade. Not planned to go too far into the future, and to cover only alternate events from the 15th century.+  * //**[[timelines:The Westward Wind]]**// - A timeline of pre-Columbian contact that happens in the early 1400s. Rather than a huge and cocksure fleet of New World conquerors, a small crew of a European fishing ship is carried across the Atlantic in a freak storm, lands on the shores of what we'd know as North America, and starts an uneasy coexistence with local native peoples. A narratively focused timeline, in the manner of a historical novel or robinsonade. Not planned to go too far into the future, and to cover only alternate events from the 15th century.
  
 == Finished TLIADs == == Finished TLIADs ==
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 +  * //​**[[timelines:​Amerindian Arbalists]]**//​ - Petike'​s other, much shorter and compact Native American timeline / AH story, in three chapters. Imagines a medieval divergence in the 10th century AD, when a native bowyer invents a simple crossbow, independently of other crossbow developments worldwide. ​
  
   * //​**[[timelines:​Better Weather Less Revolutionary Bloodshed More Indigestions - An Alternate History of the Kingdom of Hawaii|Better Weather, Less Revolutionary Bloodshed, More Indigestions : An Alternate History of the Kingdom of Hawaii]]**//​ - Created pretty spontaneously in March 2012, while taking part in the [[alternate history:​Weekly Flag Challenge]]. At first, it was just a simple backstory, but - as Tolkien would put it - //"the tale grew in the telling"//​. It was a [[timelines:​TLIAD]] "​...made before TLIADS were cool..."​ (to quote the author). There are plans for a far longer and far more detailed future remake.   * //​**[[timelines:​Better Weather Less Revolutionary Bloodshed More Indigestions - An Alternate History of the Kingdom of Hawaii|Better Weather, Less Revolutionary Bloodshed, More Indigestions : An Alternate History of the Kingdom of Hawaii]]**//​ - Created pretty spontaneously in March 2012, while taking part in the [[alternate history:​Weekly Flag Challenge]]. At first, it was just a simple backstory, but - as Tolkien would put it - //"the tale grew in the telling"//​. It was a [[timelines:​TLIAD]] "​...made before TLIADS were cool..."​ (to quote the author). There are plans for a far longer and far more detailed future remake.
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   * //**The Sun Sets Behind the High Hill**// - A Czechoslovak [[timelines:​Protect and Survive spinoffs|spinoff]] of //​**[[timelines:​Protect and Survive]]**//​. Originally planned to launch in the summer or early autumn of 2012. As of February 2013, two sample chapters have been posted - read them [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​1/​post-7197871|here]] and [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​1/​post-7250182|here]] (plus an addendum to the second one [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​1/​post-7251162|here]]). Paradoxically,​ these are the first two chapters of the intended epilogue. Why an epilogue first ? Because you have to know where you're going in order to get there... ;-)   * //**The Sun Sets Behind the High Hill**// - A Czechoslovak [[timelines:​Protect and Survive spinoffs|spinoff]] of //​**[[timelines:​Protect and Survive]]**//​. Originally planned to launch in the summer or early autumn of 2012. As of February 2013, two sample chapters have been posted - read them [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​1/​post-7197871|here]] and [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​1/​post-7250182|here]] (plus an addendum to the second one [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​1/​post-7251162|here]]). Paradoxically,​ these are the first two chapters of the intended epilogue. Why an epilogue first ? Because you have to know where you're going in order to get there... ;-)
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-  * //​**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=323464| Near Future Slovak Armed Forces Modernisation Scenario : A Speculative Romance]]**//​ - A small-scale future history scenario about developments in the Slovak military. Generally less tongue-in-cheek than the LOSERS timeline, but similarly focusing on realism and believable logistics. 
  
 === b.) Other fiction === === b.) Other fiction ===
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 == Current == == Current ==
  
-  * //​**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​curly-and-the-captain-vignettes-from-an-aeronautic-world-in-anachronic-order.480425/​|Curly and the Captain]]**//​ - A non-chronologically told, serialised story set in a steampunk/​dieselpunk fantasy world, reminescent in terms of development to the early 1900s, and undergoing a golden era of early aviation. Focuses on the travels, adventures and experiences of crew members from the rigid airship //Nimrod//, a globetrotting aerial tramp freighter. Though with plenty of action and adventure, the individual episodic chapters have a strong character focus and a focus on more mundane challenges, conflicts and tensions. This is a somewhat vague world (alternate ? post-apocalyptic ? far-future ?), without fantasy races, magic or overt fantasy elements, but with interesting technologies,​ complicated and multi-faceted humans and an atmosphere equal parts humorous and romantic (in multiple senses). Themes include questions of freedom and authoritarianism,​ trust and friendship, relations between men and women, mental issues and struggles, the positive and negative potential of early aviation and new technologies,​ and the joy of travel and exploration. Stylistic influences include everything from the works of Jules Verne, the early 1900s aviation and air pirate fiction boom, real world early aviation history, early Arctic exploration history and pre-WWI and WWI history, to more modern retro-punk works, e.g. //Air Power//, the //Iron Grip// series, the //Mortal Engines// series, Spaghetti Western films, and plenty of other influences. Features the titular C., IMHO of my best "​troubled but determined"​ female heroines.+  ​* //​**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​orbis-furum-stories-tales-yarns-and-taradiddles-from-melza-and-aporue.497188/​|Orbis Furum: Stories, Tales, Yarns and Taradiddles from Melza and Aporue]]**//​ - A long-term anthology of various short stories and novellas set in the Orbis Furum, an early modern era inspired science fantasy world. Petike considers it his primary fantasy setting (as opposed to science fiction setting). Most of the stories are fantasy city fiction focused on the metropolis of Melza, the capital of a small monarchy in a region inspired by central European late-medieval and early modern history.  
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 +  ​* //​**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​curly-and-the-captain-vignettes-from-an-aeronautic-world-in-anachronic-order.480425/​|Curly and the Captain]]**//​ - A non-chronologically told, serialised story set in the Aeroverse, ​a steampunk/​dieselpunk fantasy world, reminescent in terms of development to the early 1900s, and undergoing a golden era of early aviation. Focuses on the travels, adventures and experiences of crew members from the rigid airship //Nimrod//, a globetrotting aerial tramp freighter. Though with plenty of action and adventure, the individual episodic chapters have a strong character focus and a focus on more mundane challenges, conflicts and tensions. ​
  
 == Past or concluded projects / Stories on hiatus == == Past or concluded projects / Stories on hiatus ==
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   * //​**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​the-recovery-a-carpaverse-story.355846/​|The Recovery]]**//​ - A loose sequel to the above Carpaverse story, focusing on the adventures of a ragtag interstellar archaeological expedition, as it searches for an archive of invaluable strategic importance. Features a descendant of one of the main characters from the previous story.   * //​**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​the-recovery-a-carpaverse-story.355846/​|The Recovery]]**//​ - A loose sequel to the above Carpaverse story, focusing on the adventures of a ragtag interstellar archaeological expedition, as it searches for an archive of invaluable strategic importance. Features a descendant of one of the main characters from the previous story.
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 +  * //​**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​claims-an-aeroverse-short-story.519660/​|Claims]]**//​ - A short story set in the Aeroverse, written in the manner of a Northern (Canadian/​Alaskan Western). It deals with the impact of a precious fictional resource on the socio-economic aspects of the setting and the lives of ordinary people, and even hints at some mysteries of the setting'​s past.
  
   * //​**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=333024|The Guns of November]]**//​ - A //[[Doctor Who]]// fanfic, starring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald, set in the early months of the First World War's eastern front. Currently on hiatus (because of writer'​s block).   * //​**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=333024|The Guns of November]]**//​ - A //[[Doctor Who]]// fanfic, starring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald, set in the early months of the First World War's eastern front. Currently on hiatus (because of writer'​s block).
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 Besides the strictly-AH //Sparrow Avengers// universe, here are a few links to settings appearing in my other fiction projects. ​ Besides the strictly-AH //Sparrow Avengers// universe, here are a few links to settings appearing in my other fiction projects. ​
  
-  * [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​worldbuilding-thread.248737/​page-6#​post-6953824|Carpaverse]] - My science fiction, space opera style universe, intended primarily for written fiction (though I do have some [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​whats-your-brilliant-non-existent-video-game-idea.302012/​page-10#​post-15255883|games ideas]] for it). Spans many centuries and millennia, with stories and characters and societies all in various different time periods of a fairly detailed future history. This setting has been in development since the late 2000s, but elements of it go as far back as the 1990s and early 2000s (more on that [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​any-old-writing-youre-ashamed-of.439071/​page-2#​post-16674739|here]]). +  ​* **[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​worldbuilding-thread.248737/​page-6#​post-6953824|Carpaverse]]** - My science fiction, space opera style universe, intended primarily for written fiction (though I do also have some [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​whats-your-brilliant-non-existent-video-game-idea.302012/​page-10#​post-15255883|game ideas]] for it). Spans many centuries and millennia, with stories and characters and societies all in various different time periods of a fairly detailed future history. This setting has been in development since the late 2000s, but elements of it go as far back as the 1990s and early 2000s (more on that [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​any-old-writing-youre-ashamed-of.439071/​page-2#​post-16674739|here]]). 
-  * [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​worldbuilding-thread.248737/​page-178#​post-15774438|Thick as Thieves world]] - My main fantasy universe, set in an early modern style period with an earlier industrial revolution, and some mild "New Weird" stylistics. The earliest inkling for it came in 2011, and it has been in steady development since 2014, primarily for my tabletop RPG project. However, it is also perfectly open as a setting for written fiction, though that's always been a secondary concern. I don't really have a simple name for this setting and its world. See also the Shared Worlds subsection below, for my on-hiatus attempt to adapt this setting into an online RP on AH.com. +  ​* **[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​worldbuilding-thread.248737/​page-178#​post-15774438|Orbis Furum (Thick as Thieves world)]]** - My main fantasy universe, set in an early modern style period with an earlier industrial revolution, and some mild "New Weird" stylistics. The earliest inkling for it came in 2011, and it has been in steady development since 2014, primarily for my tabletop RPG project. However, it is also perfectly open as a setting for written fiction, though that's always been a secondary concern. See also the Shared Worlds subsection below, for my on-hiatus attempt to adapt this setting into an online RP on AH.com. 
-  * [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​worldbuilding-thread.248737/​page-193#​post-20140156|Aeroverse]] - My smaller and newer fantasy universe, of an even more "​industrial fantasy"​ nature. The setting of //Curly and the Captain// (see above). Though the geography is (or seems) fictional, the nature of the world is more in line with an early science fiction setting. This setting is intended almost wholly for written fiction, though I could theoretically imagine adapting it for some very specific game projects or even roleplays. ​+  ​* **[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​worldbuilding-thread.248737/​page-193#​post-20140156|Aeroverse]]** - My smaller and newer fantasy universe, of an even more "​industrial fantasy"​ nature. The setting of //Curly and the Captain// and //Claims// (see above). Though the geography is (or seems) fictional, the nature of the world is more in line with an early science fiction setting. This setting is intended almost wholly for written fiction, though I could theoretically imagine adapting it for some very specific game projects or even roleplays. ​
   * [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​create-your-superhero-universe.477696/#​post-19713290|My superhero universe]] - On AH.com, technically part of the wider Superverse, but it's always been autonomous on its own as well, as my private superhero setting. I don't really have a name for it. Some of the elements of this setting go as far back as the early-to-mid 1990s, making it older than some of the fine ladies and gents of AH.com ! :-D   * [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​create-your-superhero-universe.477696/#​post-19713290|My superhero universe]] - On AH.com, technically part of the wider Superverse, but it's always been autonomous on its own as well, as my private superhero setting. I don't really have a name for it. Some of the elements of this setting go as far back as the early-to-mid 1990s, making it older than some of the fine ladies and gents of AH.com ! :-D
  
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   * //​**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​1/​post-6652930|The Colonial Office]]**//​ - Idea for a [[Shared Worlds:​Shared Worlds]] [[Shared Worlds:​roleplaying games|roleplaying game]], centered around the early days of a fledgling interstellar colony. The Colonial Office is one of the concepts that ties into the early backstory of my Carpaverse space opera setting.   * //​**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​1/​post-6652930|The Colonial Office]]**//​ - Idea for a [[Shared Worlds:​Shared Worlds]] [[Shared Worlds:​roleplaying games|roleplaying game]], centered around the early days of a fledgling interstellar colony. The Colonial Office is one of the concepts that ties into the early backstory of my Carpaverse space opera setting.
  
-  * //​**[[shared worlds:​Thick as Thieves]]**//​ - A stealth-and-thieving themed [[Shared Worlds:​roleplaying games|roleplaying game]], where you can work on becoming a professional thief and thief guild member in an adventure-filled science fantasy world. Offers more than meets the eye in terms of content and rules. ​+  * //​**[[shared worlds:​Thick as Thieves]]**//​ - A stealth-and-thieving themed [[Shared Worlds:​roleplaying games|roleplaying game]], where you can work on becoming a professional thief and thief guild member in the Orbis Furum adventure-filled science fantasy world. Offers more than meets the eye in terms of content and rules. ​
  
 === e.) On the subject of cameos... === === e.) On the subject of cameos... ===
  
-If you are a member of AH.com and want to ask for a cameo role in one of Petike'​s timelines or stories, please ​apply [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=303049|here]].  +If you are a member of AH.com and want to ask for a cameo role in one of Petike'​s timelines or stories, please ​send him a PM if interested
  
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-==== Petike'​s humble ​and unofficial ​mini compendium of AH laws (a.k.a. clichés of the worst kind) ====+==== Petike'​s humble mini-compendium of AH and FH laws (a.k.a. clichés of the worst kind) ====
  
   * **1.** For no good reason at all, there will always be an inevitable Kingdom of Hungary, even if it was founded by Avars, Khazars, Slavic tribes or Danish Vikings in, say, 435 AD.   * **1.** For no good reason at all, there will always be an inevitable Kingdom of Hungary, even if it was founded by Avars, Khazars, Slavic tribes or Danish Vikings in, say, 435 AD.
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   * **5.** If any "near future land war" wanking fantasy found in the FH forum has any nuclear powers involved, they'​ll nuke themselves (and often the rest of the world as well) to sweet mushroom cloud oblivion sooner or later. Usually very soon... If a FH story like this is written in an eyewitness-style format, expect cringeworthy phrases like "Speak of the devil ! City X and Y has been nuked in a decapitation strike, half a million dead, ZOMG !"   * **5.** If any "near future land war" wanking fantasy found in the FH forum has any nuclear powers involved, they'​ll nuke themselves (and often the rest of the world as well) to sweet mushroom cloud oblivion sooner or later. Usually very soon... If a FH story like this is written in an eyewitness-style format, expect cringeworthy phrases like "Speak of the devil ! City X and Y has been nuked in a decapitation strike, half a million dead, ZOMG !"
   * **6.** Teddy Roosevelt, Roman Nikolai Ungern von Sternberg, Paul Lettow von Vorbeck and Móric Beňovský/​Benyovsky can make anything more awesome.   * **6.** Teddy Roosevelt, Roman Nikolai Ungern von Sternberg, Paul Lettow von Vorbeck and Móric Beňovský/​Benyovsky can make anything more awesome.
-  * **7.** If the Germans don't turn into Nazis by the 20th century, the French and the Russians are always merrily ready (and conveniently ​handy) to take their place. The babbling of pseudoscientific nonsense about "​lesser races" and threats of their physical extermination are always welcomed bonus points ​ on the cliché meter of cackling-modern-ebiiil-empireness.+  * **7.** If the Germans don't turn into nazis by the 20th century, the French and the Russians are always merrily ready (and conveniently ​at hand) to take their place. The babbling of pseudoscientific nonsense about "​lesser races" and threats of their physical extermination are always welcomed bonus points ​ on the cliché meter of cackling-modern-ebiiil-empireness.
   * **8.** Russia and Korea are always effed. Byzantium, the Ottomans and the Brits are always king.   * **8.** Russia and Korea are always effed. Byzantium, the Ottomans and the Brits are always king.
   * **9.** Italians always get their arse kicked or are ridiculously militarily incompetent from the 18. century onward.   * **9.** Italians always get their arse kicked or are ridiculously militarily incompetent from the 18. century onward.
-  * **10.** If Czechoslovakia is successfully formed, it will exist within the starting state of its borders for all eternity. What are these ethnic, economic and cultural issues and inner tensions you speak of ? Czechoslovakia is also notable for being as inevitable as the Kingdom of Hungary or the Duchy of Burgundy. No one seems to ever research or take into accountthat even during OTL WWI, there were at least 3-4 proposed and accepted concepts of what to do with the modern day Czech lands and Slovakia in case the Austro-Hungarian empire would dissolve after the war... ​+  * **10.** If Czechoslovakia is successfully formed, it will exist within the starting state of its borders for all eternity. What are these ethnic, economic and cultural issues and inner tensions you speak of ? Czechoslovakia is also notable for being as inevitable as the Kingdom of Hungary or the Duchy of Burgundy. No one seems to ever research or take into account that even during OTL WWI, there were at least 3-4 proposed and accepted concepts of what to do with the modern day Czech lands and Slovakia in case the Austro-Hungarian empire would dissolve after the war... ​
   * **11.** If Brits or Byzantines win a war, the result is a world-spanning utopia. If the Spanish, Russians or Germans win a war, the world turns into an insane dystopic hellhole.   * **11.** If Brits or Byzantines win a war, the result is a world-spanning utopia. If the Spanish, Russians or Germans win a war, the world turns into an insane dystopic hellhole.
-  * **12.** 90 % of ATLs have something to do with American presidential history, the American Civil War and the Confederate States of America, ​Nazi or Soviet superscience,​ or a wank with a never declining British (more rarely French and Dutch) empire. +  * **12.** 90 % of ATLs have something to do with American presidential history, the American Civil War and the Confederate States of America, ​nazi or Soviet ​"superscience" (i.e. tank and plane tech wank), or a wank with a never declining British (more rarely French and Dutch) empire. 
-  * **13.** There are always 2 world wars in the first half of the 20. century and, preferably, a Great Depression between them - even if the POD is that the last ice age never ended. Bonus cliché points if the first war happens in the second decade and the second one starts somewhere around the turn of the 1930s and 1940s. +  * **13.** There are always 2 world wars in the first half of the 20th century and, preferably, a Great Depression between them - even if the POD is that the last ice age never ended. Bonus cliché points if the first war happens in the second decade and the second one starts somewhere around the turn of the 1930s and 1940s. 
-  * **14.** Intriguing PODs prior to the 18. century are apparently boooooooooooooring and not worth mentioning. ​  +  * **14.** Intriguing PODs prior to the 18th century are apparently boooooooooooooring and not worth mentioning. ​  
   * **15.** The USA/CSA want Canada and/or Cuba and, dammit, they'​ll get them !   * **15.** The USA/CSA want Canada and/or Cuba and, dammit, they'​ll get them !
   * **16.** [[alternate history:​Nothing ever happens in South America]], Africa, Australia or Oceania. ​   * **16.** [[alternate history:​Nothing ever happens in South America]], Africa, Australia or Oceania. ​
   * **17.** Bizarrely, nothing ever happens in Switzerland either - since 99,9 % of all TLs just turn it into an [[alternate history:​uninvadable super-duper Switzerland|unchanging and uninvadable Space Filling Statelet]]. It //kind of just exists// in its own separate pocket universe, even though every AH map of Europe will trick you into thinking it actually might have some ties to historical processes, whether positive, negative or neutral. And don't you ever dare to redraw its sacred unchanging borders - that's a major no-no !!! ;-)   * **17.** Bizarrely, nothing ever happens in Switzerland either - since 99,9 % of all TLs just turn it into an [[alternate history:​uninvadable super-duper Switzerland|unchanging and uninvadable Space Filling Statelet]]. It //kind of just exists// in its own separate pocket universe, even though every AH map of Europe will trick you into thinking it actually might have some ties to historical processes, whether positive, negative or neutral. And don't you ever dare to redraw its sacred unchanging borders - that's a major no-no !!! ;-)
 +  * **18.** Worst future history cliché: [[alternate history:​fh_cliches#​a_geopolitics|Neo-Intermarium]]. //<​nowiki>​*triggered*</​nowiki>//​ Just give it a rest already, people. As a central European, I can say without hesitation that Neo-Intermarium is about as plausible as the "Boat People'​s Caliphate",​ i.e. complete and utter rubbish that ignores any and all socio-economic,​ military and geopolitical realities on the ground.
  
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 * historical monuments (especially castles)\\ * historical monuments (especially castles)\\
-* hiking (if he is in the mood for it)\\+* hiking ​and cycling ​(if he is in the mood for it)\\
 * good literature and some fine tea to go with it\\ * good literature and some fine tea to go with it\\
 * subarctic or polar landscapes and environments\\ * subarctic or polar landscapes and environments\\
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 * aviation history and vintage aircraft\\ * aviation history and vintage aircraft\\
 * photography and amateur forays into filmmaking\\ * photography and amateur forays into filmmaking\\
-* Jenna Coleman - as seen e.g. [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​1/​post-8823508|here]]\\ 
 * all kinds of barmy humour \\ * all kinds of barmy humour \\
  
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 As for revanchism and pointless "who has the right" discussions - if you'll ask him on his opinion about these sort of things, he'll probably just use quotes like //"An eye for an eye and the world will become blind."//​ as an answer and leave it at that.  ​ As for revanchism and pointless "who has the right" discussions - if you'll ask him on his opinion about these sort of things, he'll probably just use quotes like //"An eye for an eye and the world will become blind."//​ as an answer and leave it at that.  ​
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-Also, [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​1/​post-9362142|he once publicly slapped Israel and Palestine]] after they made him angry. Yeah, that's how he rolls... ;-) :-D 
  
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