OH Belgium looks interesting.
Belgium is indeed fascinating ITTL - but I cannot take all the credit. The amazing contributors over on the Discord channel helped me straighten out my ideas and formulate the history and evolution of Belgium.It almost feels like a miniature Holy Roman Empire
With Belgium not getting into the colonial game ITTL, does something like the Congo Free State still happen?
Without Belgium taking any colonial territory the Congo region came under French control. There's no equivalent to the OTL Congo Free State ITTL, but I would imagine that France would perform its own atrocities within the region.god i hope not
So German/Luxemburgian isn't a official language at the federal level?
Also when was Wallonia created as a constituent country, 1893 or at a later point?
Kind of already covered both of those in the post:It is Luxembourgish, not Luxembourgian.
Belgium is a multinational state divided into several linguistic and cultural groups, with six official languages
Walloon, Lxembourgish, Esperanto and German were all granted official federal status in the 1970s under the government of Edmond Leburton.The resulting Treaty of London, signed on 21 July 1832, established the Belgian Confederation - an association of semi-autonomous states - under Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, a scion of the House of Habsburg. The Treaty created seven states within Belgium - the grand duchies of Flanders, Wallonia and Luxembourg, the principalities of Hainaut and Eupen-Malmedy, and the duchies of Limburg and Brabant
Don't worry about it Just learn from it. We all make mistakes.I didn’t mean it to balloon, it just triggered a itch on brain, which wouldn’t shut up until I made the point. Like my issue with Bush earlier in the timeline.
I knew it was a joke, I accepted and understood the joke in context of the TL, but there was just a little voice in the back of my head itching to point of identity politics problem, stopping me from working, making me put something down midway through doing something, etc.
Depending on the topic itching at my brain I can either make a snap respond (example the joke above) or really internalise and mull over topic until it pushes me to the point of complete frustration (Bush).
I probably should from now on write out these brain itching topics on a word instead of just posting them, as while sometimes it just a burning question of “why did X happen”, other times it’s the things above.
Again I apologise, I didn’t mean for it to balloon at all.
I feel like that really depends on who you ask... He might best be described as the first PM of Jewish descent, even if that wasn't his actual faith.But I'm curious, wouldn't Benjamin Disraeli be seen as the first Jewish PM, religious to not.
Disraeli is definitely seen as a sort of "Founder of the Modern Empire" figure, and if there were a Mount Rushmore equivalent his face would definitely be on it. He's one of the more well known of Britain's historic PMs.Might I ask, how he's seen in the Empire? A sort of founding father?
And now, because I fell down the rabbithole, I'm considering a fictional dynast of the House of Murat (with a French royal marriage) being "King of the Rhine"...Rhineland when it gained independence proposed crowning its own king, but couldn't settle on a candidate.
Depends. OTL he was first elected to Parliament in my home town Maidstone, so more creedit to him .is always good. On another point France may do some nad things in the Congo or not, but Leopold was in a class of his own in that respect, (the Heart of Darkness). I always liked Prince Rupert of the Rhine as a title, so King of the Rhine sounds fun too.I've very excited to see the outcome of this one. But I'm curious, wouldn't Benjamin Disraeli be seen as the first Jewish PM, religious to not.
Might I ask, how he's seen in the Empire? A sort of founding father?
Indeed. He probably still represented Maidstone in the British Parliament before being kicked up the Lords.Depends. OTL he was first elected to Parliament in my home town Maidstone, so more creedit to him .is always good.
Oh definitely. Leopold's Congo was horrific. I don't think anywhere in this history came close to matching it.On another point France may do some nad things in the Congo or not, but Leopold was in a class of his own in that respect, (the Heart of Darkness).
Indeed I'm very tempted...I always liked Prince Rupert of the Rhine as a title, so King of the Rhine sounds fun too.
Ive always been a big fan of Joachim so anything in a TL that gives him more of a legacy is fine by me...
Accra is rather a unique situation as A) it was already heavily linked to the larger nation, B) used to be apart of the larger nation but in a different context, C) there are systems in place to allow such a situation and D) has the public and political support in both parties supporting the accession.I thought the idea of Accra voting to abandon their sovereignty and join a larger nation was rather rare or unlikely, but the current OTL situation in Lebanon makes me think it might be more common ITTL, maybe even normal