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Points of Divergence : Steam Engine

The steam engine helped launch, or (depending on who you ask) was a result of, the Industrial Revolution. Its earlier invention is seen by some as the key to a much faster technical development. However, be warned that this kind of POD often tends to overlook the economic conditions and metallurgy advances that would be needed to make it useful however.

Here are some points of divergence concerning the invention and development of the steam engine. All POD entries are sorted as chronologically as possible.

Antiquity PODs

Medieval and early modern PODs

WI: Medieval steam engines ?

Ming Dynasty and Steam Power

Realistic Steampunk ?

Know of any PODs or POD discussions ? Feel free to add them.

Vehicle PODs (18th-20th century)

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pods/steam_engine.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/29 15:13 (external edit)