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  1. Earlier U.S. Civil War 1848 to 1855?

    The Union would have a better overall commander if the Covil War began earlier. Winfield Scott wouldn't be quite as old and infirm, and say what you want about the man, but he knew how to command men in battle on the field and organizationally.
  2. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    After reading that last series of chapters, and the noble way that Ibrahim conducted himself, contrasted with Roman's actions that are to come in Mesopotamia, I hope that Rome one day pays for what it has done, and Persia would get its revenge. Perhaps Iskander is content to be Romes lapdog, but...
  3. What if Mao Zedong was president of the United States

    An anglicized version would be probably be something like 'Ted Mao'. Tse-Tung is actually the first name, according to the Wade-Giles system of transliteration, while Mao is his family name.
  4. What if Mao Zedong was president of the United States

    'Mao Zedong' would have a completely different life experience. First of all, one has to think about how his parents even get to the USA before the passage of the Chinese exclusion acts. It is possible that Mao's his father would have been laborer in the West coast building railroads, and his...
  5. A European "China"?

    There is a reason that Rome is the most obvious choice here to establish a long lasting continuous state that lasts to the present day, with most of its core territories intact. If it managed to conquer and hold Germania long term, I think that makes enough of a demographic base to allow for it...
  6. How long would it take for the Confederates to abolish slavery if they won the civil war?

    I'm Jake Featherston and I'm here to tell you the truth!! More likely is that the CSA would fall to a right wing revolution made up of the poor white working class, as racism plays a central role in CSA society.
  7. WI; No invasion of Iberia by Muslims

    That in itself illustrates how weak the Visigothic state was by the time the Muslims invaded. If it wasn't them, it could have easily been the Frank's, and even if it wasn't, the Visigoths probably would've collapsed into squabbling petty states in short order.
  8. Osman Reborn; The Survival of Ottoman Democracy [An Ottoman TL set in the 1900s]

    In terms of the US recession, I dont think it will last long with war on the way. The belligerent powers are going to need both raw materials and war material in huge quantities, and the US, both with an inevitable need to rearm and the profit to be made is low hanging fruit. It's also a pretty...
  9. Osman Reborn; The Survival of Ottoman Democracy [An Ottoman TL set in the 1900s]

    The Eithiopia situation also gives the world another example of Italian buffoonery. Perhaps the Germans and Austro-Hungarians should think twice about courting them as allies, and that they would be much more of a burden than an asset.
  10. Could a indendent california had survived?

    The caveat with the Canada example is that most of those anglo-americans were former loyalists who served the British during the Revolutionary war and didnt want tot be part of the United States after they obtained independence. So it's no wonder that they fought so hard against the US during...
  11. Osman Reborn; The Survival of Ottoman Democracy [An Ottoman TL set in the 1900s]

    I all the attempted assassination did was indicate more than ever that war is coming, sooner or later. The Black Hand isn't going away and most likely they'll try again so long as the Serbian government supports them. However, the close scrape that the Sultan went to could convince other...
  12. Chinese Dynasty after the Qing?

    I guess one way for it to have occurred would be for Mao An-Ying to have survived the Korean war and later take over for his father, and that China would end up in a de-facto dynastic system like North Korea did
  13. Osman Reborn; The Survival of Ottoman Democracy [An Ottoman TL set in the 1900s]

    Agreed. The Saudis were pretty much the ISIS of the early 20th century, in terms of how they conducted themselves, their extremist interpretation of Islam, etc. They wont be missed.
  14. Osman Reborn; The Survival of Ottoman Democracy [An Ottoman TL set in the 1900s]

    I think that title has passed to the Italians now, since their shameful loss in Libya. The Ottomans have shown their mettle, able to pursue their geopolitical foreign policy interests effectively, along with making important reforms to both their economy and political systems and sorting out...
  15. Worst Trades - what might have been

    Vlade Divac for Kobe Bryant - 1996 The Hornets needed a big man and this was a time when scouts and executives weren't convinced that players out of high school, especially non-bigs, could succeed in the NBA. Jerry West, GM of the Lakers, saw what Kobe could become and paired him with Shaq, and...
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