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    Look to the West Volume VIII: The Bear and the Basilisk

    Uh excuse me what the heck
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    Look to the West Volume VIII: The Bear and the Basilisk

    I was a sailor stationed in Pensacola when I first found and began commenting on this timeline. What a treat to see it play a part in this world. Too bad that treat is bitter considering it’s where the Combine attacks the ENA first, it seems…
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    AHC: Texia Delende Est

    Texas not only successfully makes good on its claims to New Mexico and the Comanche lands, but even begins pushing westward to take over California and get to the Pacific as some of its leading statesmen actually dreamed of is a good bet for the territory. Assuming all Upper California alone...
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    These Fair Shores: The Commonwealth of New England

    HOLD THE HECK UP. Forget all your politckin' everyone. OTTAWA'S TAKIN' ON THE CLAMDIGGERS?
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    Had the Patriots taken most of Canada, what would happen to the Loyalists?

    Joseph Banks proposed Australia as a haven for them, though with Canada around to move to the convict colony idea ultimately won out. A lot more would also likely stay in Britain itself, and possibly a bit more giving up and living in America anyway.
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    These Fair Shores: The Commonwealth of New England

    Controlling Tangier and the Suez? France has serious power projection and economic control then. The British Empire’s worst fears come to life!
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    Look to the West Volume VIII: The Bear and the Basilisk

    It's George II's coronation known by that name in TTL, since he was pretty much in both worlds kinda an oaf and jerk. Dying in victory in TTL is probably one of the best things you could say of him in both OTL and there. NOT to say Frederick I is a saint - he definitely connived for the British...
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    What are the biggest mysteries of the Dark Ages?

    Well, they think correctly then, dammit!
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    Look to the West Volume VIII: The Bear and the Basilisk

    …….. Well this entry was extremely well-written… and horrifyingly creepy! I haven’t been this unnerved on reading another’s viewpoint since reading on a Societist account of what the Wars of Supremacy were over a decade ago…
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    Map Thread XX

    Nerd time! Britain did officially call it Quebec (province) after the city, but everyone called the French-speaking locals - including themselves - as "Canadians" with their land "Canada" being both the name of the colony in French rule and more or less meaning "primarily the St. Lawrence River...
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    WI: Sir Walter Raleigh's Colony Not Established at Roanoke Island

    Oh jeez, I'm heading to bed as I notice this. :P I readily admit it's one of those bits I've read up upon over the years, but after rest I will begin looking for it. The Chesapeake was pretty much known to the English already as a nice, major bay which is why I believe that was where they were...
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    WI: Sir Walter Raleigh's Colony Not Established at Roanoke Island

    I believe he was aiming for Hampton Roads, and Norfolk is your best bet by that point.
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    Medieval America Mark III

    I'll self-discipline myself for this to be my final post on the concept of a united neo-medieval America since I'm now rambling on and on about it as I did some thirty pages back, so I'll make the most of this last one. These are all excellent points yet again on where the 'default' borders of...
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    Medieval America Mark III

    Oh, like I said to pattontank12 in an earlier post, I am stupidly conservative and dry on butterflies and depend on others to be more creative on worldbuilding and originality, but this also applies to detailed facts on the ground than the broad strokes, broad sweeps I tend to think about. You...
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    Medieval America Mark III

    All truly excellent points. I'm a big fan of "neo-medieval" techniques using easily back-formed knowledge or techniques from the modern day like that. It simply doesn't make sense to forget any sort of simple yet continually proven knowledge like that once they're discovered. Another aspect I...
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