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Wait. Does Huy Cận defected to the South or something ? Cuz while I know his son, Cù Huy Hà Vũ was an antiCommunist activist OTL, how did he managed to end up South ttl ? Because the son of a prominent Nomenklatura and major government minister defected would be a big scandal
Very nice; I love it when people do Vietnam scenarios ,especially one as well done as yours
Good point, I think 'Democratic' does make more sense as a name so I'll change that. And thanks very much! Feel free to use it, I'd appreciate if you credit me of course.Very nice; I love it when people do Vietnam scenarios ,especially one as well done as yours
A minor gripe tho is that even in a present-day climate, I don't see a party such as the Socialists existing with that name due to a rather right-wing political climate, not to mention unfortunate association with the northern neighbor. Perhaps they call themselves the "Democratic Party" of Vietnam?
By the way, your electoral map is excellent; may I borrow it for my own South Vietnam scenarios?
This seems really cool. What's the context tho? A Prequel Rewrite? Are Clones fighting for the Republic or Separatists in this version?Begun, the Clone Wars have.
- Grand Master Yoda of the Knights Hospitaller, 50 BE
The Jedi Knights were once the guardians of peace and justice throughout the galaxy. Before the Dark Times. Before the Empire.
- Former Knights Belligerent Obi-Wan Kenobi, 35 AE
The time has come to end what began six decades ago! Go forth, soldiers of the Empire, and slay these errant clones! Put an end to their tyranny, and end these many decades of chaos in the name of this New Order!
- Former President, now Emperor Palpatine, 10 AE
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Guessing the PoDs is in the 1840s - 1850s? That was when Cricket started to decline in popularity in the USA in favor of baseball.Interstate Cricket has a long, distinguished, but somewhat disorganized history in the United States. Collegiate play long occurred, but after graduation many amateur club players (professionalism would remain a dirty word for quite some time) still sought to prove they were better than the rapscallions in the next city over. Taking inspiration from County Cricket over in England, Intercity Cricket Emerged, followed soon by Interstate Cricket which pitted teams from one state against others. The first such game is generally said to be Pennsylvania vs New York in 1894, which Pennsylvania won by 19 runs. There was little organization for the first half century of Interstate Cricket. Teams would claim victory for various reasons and declare themselves national champions. It was not until 1947, drawing inspiration from their College Football Poll, that the AP would Poll sportswriters about the best State Cricket teams in the Nation. Each month a new poll is released, with a trophy being awarded to AP #1 in December.
Unlike the Professional Cricket League Interstate Cricket does not use the abbreviated one day format, remaining true to the test roots of the sport. Professionals, oftentimes PCL players, are allowed but pay remains low. Nor are there playoffs, or even a set schedule. The American Cricket Federation offers vague oversight, but the AP retains control over the championship. Teams, organized by State Cricket Clubs and Captains, schedule each other as they so please, with Poll Voters taking the games as they come. There is a general agreement that a team must play at least 12 matches a year to be considered a true contender for high poll rank. Getting the best players so often, between PCL and American National Team Duty, is often difficult and so top teams have been known to pad their schedules. Pennsylvania, for example, plays a second tier squad every other month, but schedules weaker teams such as Hawaii or Washington DC in such slots. Generally winter games, given the likelihood of inclement weather and shorter times are reserved for weaker opponents. September and October are generally the months where true contenders schedule each other, and the final poll rankings are generally merely a formality. Although i famously in 1978 #2 New York suddenly scheduled a game against #4 Pennsylvania in December, and their victory by just 2 wickets enabled them to controversially jump Massachusetts and win the title.
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