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  1. Lascaris

    Laskaris vs Palaiologos, of better futures for Rhomania.

    Well this is the POD of Age of Miracles of course. And my Philosopher Emperor back nearly 2 decades ago. So sure could use a third fresh take on this. 😀
  2. Lascaris

    Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    It can be fortified, the Catalca lines are certainly very defensible. But how can it be supplied? The underlying assumption here is that Gallipoli peninsula also holds out and the Turks do not march all the way to the Bosporus on the Asian side. If they do any ships crossing the straits are...
  3. Lascaris

    Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    The Soviet Black sea fleet is somewhat stronger than OTL, with a pair of thoroughly modernized battleships (as in Cavour style modernizations) but the basic military balance is arguable still bad for any kind of Soviet amphibious intervention against Constantinople. Leaving aside that it would...
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    Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    To quote myself in character back in shwi-isot days "All military problems have a proper engineering solution" :p
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    Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    A Soviet attack on Constantinople would be IMHO exceedingly unlikely. Stalin no matter his other faults was a most cautious man to attack directly Britain and France. In the hypothetical case of a German declaration of war in June everything of course depends on what is going on in France. If...
  6. Lascaris

    Patton in Korea/MacArthur in the White House

    Speaking of which a major factor in Nasser managing to keep the canal open right after nationalization in OTL was the Greek pilots staying in place which in turn was directly connected to trouble in Cyprus. TTL Cyprus has been united with Greece without issues, so the Greek pilots are gone and...
  7. Lascaris

    Patton in Korea/MacArthur in the White House

    So how many civilian casualties has this caused... on the Greek, Italian and other European communities of Alexandria? Just the Greeks run in the tens of thousands at this time. Mac may not care about Egyptian civilian casualties but casualties among allied nationals may be... more embarrassing?
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    Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    Lets add another factor that tends to be forgotten. If the Greeks join the war in June for example, they go to war against BOTH Germany and Italy, Germany will be just sitting idle when the Greeks declared war against its ally? Why it will be doing so?
  9. Lascaris

    Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    What's clear is that he was not on friendly terms with Darlan, after all in 1937 he was the other candidate for the top position. To quote from here: "This hostility came to a head with the outbreak of war. On 6 October 1939, in his capacity as Admiral Nord, Castex addressed a personal letter...
  10. Lascaris

    Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    I'm operating under the assumption British gun pits have remained the same, ir up to 7 turrets a year, building just a pair of additional turrets in 1934 should not lead to any significant capacity increase. On the other hand the British HAVE benefited compared to OTL, there is a reason Lion...
  11. Lascaris

    Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles
    Threadmarks: European capital ship construction March 1940

    Probably a table is in order... if for no other reason for me not to forget things. :) Everything with a ? ahead of it is tentative as it may well be affected one way or another by future events. Ship Laid Down Launched Completed Littorio 28/3/1934 22/1/1937 6/12/1939 Vittorio Veneto...
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    Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    In essence I see Valiant err Centaur taking up the place of the Valentine tank of OTL, with any gains from streamlining production et all being cancelled out by it being a notably heavier machine. That said in OTL the Valentine was approved in April 39 and ordered in July 39 for initial service...
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    Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles
    Threadmarks: Part 53

    Finland, November 30th, 1939 Twenty-one Soviet divisions, totalling roughly 450,000 men crossed the Finish border after negotiations with the Finish government had failed. The Soviets had produced a puppet government under Otto Kuusinen, claiming it was the legitimate government supported by...
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    Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    "But this is French. You surely can see why it is of the utmost importance?"
  15. Lascaris

    Osman Reborn; The Survival of Ottoman Democracy [An Ottoman TL set in the 1900s]

    For a few selected Greek clubs, sticking to the big ones: Constantinople Pera Club (Athlitikos Syllogos Peran in Greek, actually exists to this day in Constantinople and AEK and PAOK in Greece are direct descendants) Herakles (again surviving to this day) Smyrna Apollo Smyrna (established...
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    Osman Reborn; The Survival of Ottoman Democracy [An Ottoman TL set in the 1900s]

    The major Turkish and Greek football teams of Constantinople, Thessaloniki and Smyrna that exist to this day predate your POD by anything up to two full decades. No reason to invent teams and why they've disappeared?
  17. Lascaris

    Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    He probably has... but it seems to me France (and also Britain) historically did tend both to underestimate the importance minors gave to such minor things like their own territorial integrity and security, "The big issue is Germany, don't you see that giving chunks of your country to someone...
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    AHC: Peerless Air Ministry

    Right... thanks for the insult.
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    Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    The number usually quoted is about 7,000 IMS
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    Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Ok to check the right source, Papagos, line capacity was 20 trains of 35 wagons each daily and during the war 2525 such trains moved 359,673,800 km-tons. 35 wagons so average 1400-1750 men per train, 28-35,000 men per day maximum...
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