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  1. How would you punish the rebel leadership after the American Civil War

    Clearly, treason isn't as simple as you make it out to be. Even if he was tried and convicted, there would almost certainly not be a hanging, as most people charged with treason don't end up with capitol punishment
  2. How would you punish the rebel leadership after the American Civil War

    It seems clear now that any take regarding the Confederacy that isn't "I hate the confederates and wished they all died horrible deaths" is seen as "victimizing" them. They aren't victims, they brought it on themselves, yadda yadda yadda, they're bad obviously, you are instantly a good person...
  3. How would you punish the rebel leadership after the American Civil War

    Accounts for some but not nearly all of the spite. The people making decisions then actually observed all of the awful things we are discussing in this thread and didn't go as far as many would have wanted to.
  4. How would you punish the rebel leadership after the American Civil War

    Man, people really want to have their cake and eat it too in this thread. Here's something the Union didn't want: succession to be seen as something you could do. What would make it seem like you can opt out of the Union? Being treated like a foreign country and occupied as such. Hanging any...
  5. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    I don't see it happening unless it becomes a Crusader state, but that would almost certainly put proto-Spain (idk the political situation) at odds with the Papacy.
  6. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    Mongols struck at weakness and ineptitude in the middle east in their OTL invasions, the respective muslim powers won't want to antagonize the Mongols when the Byzzies and Crusaders are strong and able. Potentially butterflies Mongol intervention
  7. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    RIP Byzantine ambitions in Egypt, I really thought they were going to do it. Good thing they still have a stable position and can beat their enemies on the immediate periphery.
  8. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    Is there any hope for Islam in North Africa if Egypt falls? It looks like losing Egypt is akin to breaking the Islamic world's back. I think that Tunisia + Libya are next on the Christian's Crusade list and then the Maghreb will be totally isolated from any help, save for sub-saharan africa but...
  9. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    I think we're going to see the mercantile cities make serious choices between being Outremer-Aligned and Byzantine-Aligned. If the franks take Cyrenica without much Byzzie help, then yes. But Manuel would want to offset that with granting his Italian allies their own North African area if he can.
  10. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    I think Manuel has enough clout as Protector of the Crusades to claim the defense of Greeks in southern italy. The Sicilians are great at getting others to hate them it seems, and even with a restored Despotate the Byzies have their hands full with the Balkans and especially Egypt to consider...
  11. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    Copts could go in several directions and they would all be somewhat plausible. Playing the Franks off against the Byzies and vice versa would be the most understandable and immediate occurrence. Long term, Manuel should really gun for properly incorporating the Copts, a religious council may...
  12. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    Now that all 5 Pentarchies are in Christian hands, will we see another Council? It would be the first one with all 5 in quite a long time, and Manuel would want to continue the progress his father made.
  13. Place In the Sun: What If Italy Joined the Central Powers?

    People consistently overlook this fact. It was France's demographic situation that compelled them to focus on heavy defenses like the Maginot Line. It was a min/max to get the most out of what they had. Ideology won't make up for that unless the government actively pursues a growth policy, but...
  14. Brian Boru survives Clontarf and unites Ireland.

    It would have a much better time resisting the English and any straggling Viking forces. What's more important than him surviving Clontarf is him changing the dynastic system into a more proper hereditary monarchy with his family as the ruling dynasty. He would probably need a good son and...
  15. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    This is a good post. I didn't think about how moving the goods by hand would be just as fast as actually using the canals. Would it be too expensive to even be a prestige project?
  16. And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    I could see Manuel making a shrewd maneuver with this. He takes land that the Crusaders would find "useless" but then puts money into a new canal and profits immensely. Even if the Crusaders know that they could restart the canal, only the Byzantines could actually construct it and most...
  17. Place In the Sun: What If Italy Joined the Central Powers?

    A pure Germany vs. US struggle isn't going to happen. US would need the UK involved if they actually want to take the fight to them.
  18. Place In the Sun: What If Italy Joined the Central Powers?

    America doesn't benefit from a direct annexation of any Mexican territory. They already are getting the fruits of Mexico's resources, direct annexation would be a headache that just has no actual reason to happen. Now, the pseudo-independent Sonora could do things to encourage American...
  19. Place In the Sun: What If Italy Joined the Central Powers?

    Germany hardly has any territory in the far East that's worth taking, if anything. The Japanese are eyeing (most likely) Dutch and English territory. They already have a bad relation with France concerning Indochina and they know that a war with Britain is considerably more winnable if they're...
  20. Place In the Sun: What If Italy Joined the Central Powers?

    I don't see France having the strength to take on Germany for at least another 40 years. Even in OTL French demographics were so busted that it influenced their dependence on the Maginot Line as a means of getting the most out of an older army, and now they don't have that, and they don't even...
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