Recent content by Taloc13

  1. Saman and Gatha: A Vedic TL

    Brilliant work, as usual.
  2. Exit the Haze: Hitler – The Master strategist who resurrected Germany as a global power

    I too play paradox games. In all seriousness, Italy (and I really mean Mussolini) wouldn't align with the west or be happy playing the role of Germany's lapdog loyal and trusted partner. His strategy would be to try to play off both sides and maintain his independence much like they OTL France...
  3. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    With the conquest of the Levant and Asia Minor, and eventually Egypt, Islam is an untenable position in Spain and the Maghreb. I know the forum loves to do the Christian Anatolia and Islamic Spain parallel. But TTL it won't make any sense. Less trade with the Islamic east is bad for the...
  4. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    @Rdffigueira I think India could hve some massive butterflies TTL. While Ghurid raids had occured prior to the PoD, the Second Ghaznavid Invasion happened in 1192, almost a century after the First Crusade. At that time only Sindh and Multan was controlled by Islamic entities and Afghan tribes...
  5. AHC: Vassal States exist in the Modern World

    I think our dry modern lexicon deliberately obfuscates our understanding, so lets use more 'raw' pre-modern terms. Here we go. 1) Kingdom of Bhutan. India is responsible for their defense, and until 2007, their foreign affairs as well. However, they don't pay us tribute, we instead subsidise...
  6. Exit the Haze: Hitler – The Master strategist who resurrected Germany as a global power

    Seconded. Go ahead, @Gudestein. This thread piled on quite quickly. I think it is ridiculous to act as if Hitler do anything less than ordering every Ukrainian to be shot in 1942 itself is a downplaying of the Holocaust and basically 'a love letter to Hitler'. As for resettlement, it is not an...
  7. Exit the Haze: Hitler – The Master strategist who resurrected Germany as a global power

    I don't get it. You guys disliking aspects of the timeline is one thing, but constantly shitting on even the premise is beyond annoying. You people are obsessed. Clearly many people (including me) are interested in reading @Gudestein's TL and enjoying it so far. If you hate it so much, make a...
  8. The Gods' Bloody Tune: A Classical Greek TL

    Intriguing premise. Please continue.
  9. Exit the Haze: Hitler – The Master strategist who resurrected Germany as a global power

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vichy_France The ideology section makes for some fascinating reading. I think if the Vichy government's Zone Libre was extended to all of the metropole excluding the departments bordering the Channel, it would do wonders to strengthen their legitimacy. OTL, of...
  10. Exit the Haze: Hitler – The Master strategist who resurrected Germany as a global power

    I don't think 'work towards' = 'lead the attack' here. The implication seems to be to provide troops and open a front in Leningrad when Germany gets there. I don't think Hitler expects Mannerheim to hold the line in Leningrad for months before he gets there. And they did want Karelia, all of it...
  11. Exit the Haze: Hitler – The Master strategist who resurrected Germany as a global power

    Hmm.. Fascinating. Subbed. I think that it very much possible for Germany to win by making rational decisions during the war. Instead of trying to bomb the British into submission, the most logical approach is to secure Gibraltar, Malta and Suez. Using Indian revolutionaries like Bose to foment...
  12. Map Thread XIX

    That's literal racist propaganda from Tamil supremacists. You do realize the narrative of 'parasitic Aryan Brahmins' sucking the blood of 'pure-blooded Tamils' is essentially the same as anti-Semitic canards in the West right?
  13. The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

    True. But keep in mind that the Italy of the '50s is also orders of magnitude more powerful than the Italy of the '20s. In 1920, Italy was an agrarian nation closer to the likes of Spain or Poland than Britain or France. Italy in 1960 was a leading industrial nation, going ahead to briefly have...
  14. The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

    @thanix01 Recently read Tim Kennedy's excellent Rise and Fall of Great Powers. He mentions how for a brief period in the late '20s and early '30s, Italy's Air Force was considered the finest and most technological advanced in the world. Fascists built-up the military during the Great...
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