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  1. How would the Germanic and Slavic migrations go if...

    A hellenized Celtic empire eventually gets its face pushed in by German tribes. Different steppe dynamics starting with no Alexander the Great mean the Turks are never a thing (or rather, they're a thing local to China that ends up in Manchuria). Finns and Scythians dominate the steppe, and the...
  2. Snakedance - A Plausible Draka TLIAM

    Right now it's pious settlers vs capitol district Panem. I think it's the capitol types who are going to get their shit straightened first. The settlers expect disaster and death (especially the Mormons), so it's no biggie for them.
  3. Snakedance - A Plausible Draka TLIAM

    Metafiction. Somw of those sound like fun reads.
  4. The eagle's left head

    Glad for another chapter, however you might want to go back and edit it. It reads like a machine translation currently.
  5. Una diferente ‘Plus Ultra’ - the Avís-Trastámara Kings of All Spain and the Indies (Updated 11/7)

    They have one particular incentive: taking Egypt was the Portuguese strategic goal from day 1, for the purpose of owning the cheapest spice route.
  6. Snakedance - A Plausible Draka TLIAM

    Excellent chapter. Just sterling.
  7. AHQ: Economic consequences of no Trans-Atlantic slavery?

    Also... heavily mitochondrial-biased, IIRC. You know what that means
  8. AHQ: Economic consequences of no Trans-Atlantic slavery?

    There's quite a lot of whitewashing here. For example, regarding the volume of trade and the practice of castration.
  9. AHC: Make Old World and New World uncontacted by each other until the invention of human controlled flight.

    This is what's needed. Early hot air balloons with a foot-powered fan. Give it to Da Vinci.
  10. AHQ: Economic consequences of no Trans-Atlantic slavery?

    There's a combination of things going on there: significant African populations and islands generally being healthier than tropical mainlands (just try pulling off those settlement demographics in Panama or Para). But yeah, it's hot in Spain, they're used to that at least. Dunno about Spanish...
  11. AHQ: Economic consequences of no Trans-Atlantic slavery?

    They'll just make sugar without working the totally-not-slaves to death. Profits reduced there. BUT- plantation agriculture may be encouraged in Atlantic Africa (deliberately or not) since they aren't selling slaves and still will want western products ATL. (Here's where it's hard to stop the...
  12. WI: North America's natives of agricultural areas(like the Eastern Woodland zone) had/maintained a higher population density during Anglo colonization

    They were by comparison with later, which is the relevant comparison. Populations that high can't just be rolled over. Even what was encountered fought hard.
  13. WI: North America's natives of agricultural areas(like the Eastern Woodland zone) had/maintained a higher population density during Anglo colonization

    Sounds like another colombian exchange denialist has entered the thread. NA populations were huge, to the point the archeological record shows timber becoming scarce. Yes. So you get a collapse of the Missisipians, but that wasn't a big die-off. It was nothing compared to the disease waves...
  14. AHQ: Economic consequences of no Trans-Atlantic slavery?

    The Arab slave trade says hi. This does help prevent colonialism of the Atlantic coast of Africa in a few ways though: 1. Development of alternative exports, meaning alternative centers of power (though many reliant on slave labor). 2. The 'causus belli' of the scramble for Africa was the...
  15. What happens if Italy doesn't declare war on France on June 10th 1940?

    A neutral Italy makes for a larger breathing hole for trade. Not just reliant on the Spanish any more.
  16. How likely is it that Nazi Germany could have knocked out the Soviet Union sans American intervention?

    Thing is, so would the Soviets' economy. In 1944 the Soviets started moving away from total war footing, because they knew how destructive it was. They knew they were winning, they wanted to win the peace, not be a dependent state. Both of them were running the economy in the red, they were...
  17. How likely is it that Nazi Germany could have knocked out the Soviet Union sans American intervention?

    Prestige, trade, leverage on China, keeping Mongolia down. Just giving it up would be politically traumatic, in the sense of your political rivals potentially getting leverage to kill you.
  18. Nobunaga’s Ambition Realized: The Dawn of a New Rising Sun

    Taiwan is where he goes from 'strong guy' to superman. Malaria was bad on Taiwan, and only eradicated in 1965. I'm seeing a future academic paper: "Origin and Prevalence of Sickle-Cell Disorder in Bireitou" What's Yasuke's surname mean?
  19. Nobunaga’s Ambition Realized: The Dawn of a New Rising Sun

    He'll live to 80, then be vaporized by lightning on a cloudless day. No trace will be found. You can't keep the demon king down. Edit: Or, on death's door, holds a martial arts tournament to determine his successor.
  20. Nobunaga’s Ambition Realized: The Dawn of a New Rising Sun

    >Chugoku For a moment there I thought Japan had sprouted another island.
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