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    "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    You just perked my ears up on that. And I'd like to know more about the Gib shared sovereignty deal, and whether Britain would apply it to, say, the Falklands+SGSSI ITTL and if doing that was another motivator for the coup.
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    Guatemala invades Belize during the Falklands War

    Problem - as a result of the wildly fluctuating prices of oil, Venezuela's economy was in major freefall to the point where Herrera Campins was actually pretty unpopular (not to mention amassing a huge debt that was starting to become difficult to repay). As much as he was channelling...
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    Guatemala invades Belize during the Falklands War

    Here's the thing. At that point, the British were in a decolonizing mood, so would be very much willing to granting Belize independence - except that it was delayed in part because of fears of a Guatemalan invasion. So there was indeed a fear that Guatemala would act on its territorial claims...
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    WI White South Africa grants full independence to all twenty Bantustans 1980 - 1990

    The bantustans will be reintegrated into South Africa at some point, sooner or later, and Namibia will become independent (also with the bantustans reintegrated into it). By that point, the apartheid system was already becoming untenable as it stood (the brief liberalization of the rand, when...
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    "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    Technically the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are semi-independent (as they are directly administered by the Crown, with their own governments, and hence not part of the UK), which I would think means they are not subject to the First Lord and after. So the normal machinations of...
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    "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    Well, well, well, a great version of a British take on 23F. We'll see if the Government takes the opportunity to press ahead with reforms. (Maybe pull off a reorganization akin to the Canadian Forces and/or the JSDF, for example? Because of the origins of the JSDF as an expansion of the...
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    "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    I would think Canada would be a bit tricky, considering the Quiet Revolution is still more or less ongoing in Quebec - which soon enough threw wide open Constitutional issues, considering support for independence. Yes, there was that whole thing in 1964 (so pre-POD) with her visit to Quebec -...
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    "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    If this is going the way I think it's going, then probably Cable might survive but will be very much shaken by everything. But yeah, I agree with other posters here that it will definitely increase calls for a republic - - which is going to have massive repercussions in the other Commonwealth...
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    How would Chinese language have developed if the Qing Dynasty had maintained power

    Generally, it's usually a bad idea in linguistics to confuse spoken language with written language, and it's particularly true in the case of Chinese. *On one hand, the traditional written language (文言, wényán) was a form of Old Chinese that had its own conventions and all that, nowadays called...
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    Had the Patriots taken most of Canada, what would happen to the Loyalists?

    Hmm, it is an interesting question. In OTL, it was largely the most diehard of Loyalists that crossed the border into the Eastern Townships, the Pays de l'Haut (which became Upper Canada), and the Maritimes - along with a bunch of people who had no Loyalist sentiments but wanted to own their...
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    Why wasn't Kaliningrad renamed after the dissolution of the USSR?

    Strictly speaking, if we etymologically go by the old Polish name, it would be more like Koroleveche - the first part ultimately derived from a Proto-Slavic borrowing referring to Charlemagne for "king", and the latter bit from a Proto-Slavic word for "gathering" (which, in fact, was the...
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    Why wasn't Kaliningrad renamed after the dissolution of the USSR?

    With an interesting flag that reminds me of the old Baltic SSR flags:
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    Why wasn't Kaliningrad renamed after the dissolution of the USSR?

    Which, to the population, probably means as much as the fake-Eiffel Towers in Paris, TX and Vegas (as part of the Parisian Hotel) or London Bridge in that one community in Arizona. It's there, some would appreciate it, but ultimately it doesn't mean much since many other Russian cities have...
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    "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    Considering the threats National keep pulling at, the terms the SNP negotiated are probably the best it's going to get. Not until Britain institutionalizes it with a fully-codified Constitution (even if it regurgitates much of the status quo) that also completely reorganizes local government so...
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    AHC Give Canada a year round sub-tropical or warmer region

    Canada has never really seriously considered incorporating the TCI; it's largely been a one-man band regarding that. However, if it was part of either Borden's request to transfer the Caribbean to Canadian jurisdiction (much like how certain colonies in the Pacific were transferred to either...
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