Is Robert Healey gonna get involved?
Thank you! Kiely IOTL was the commander of the Rhode Island National Guard.Great chapter! Btw, who was John Kiely OTL?
Thank you! I'll make some edits today. Hope you have a good day at work.I'll have my detailed thoughts later (I'm on my way to work), but for the most part it looks spot on to how we would react. Just one minor quibble - RISDIC insured not just banks, but also credit unions who wanted to avoid falling under NCUA membership/jurisdiction - a key problem as Heritage Loan and Investment Trust was, officially, a credit union (even if it, along with Bonded Vault back in the day, was basically the Mafia's bank). Doesn't change a thing, but it should be pointed out.
Yes.Is Robert Healey gonna get involved?
Cianci's plan for the Presidency after 1988 is to have Dan Crane run in 1986 for Governor of Illinois (which he has a trick up his sleeve to make sure Crane wins) and then run in 1988 for the Republican nomination. From there he plans to continue to blackmail Crane and run the nation from the shadows.I'd be lying if the idea of Cianci's own state being one of the biggest thorns in his side isn't really fun as an idea. Honestly the speaker of the Rhode Island house was another case where I was like "Oh come, surely he's not that-- Oh he is. Never mind carry on". One does wonder, if Cianci can't get the two term limit repealed, what is his actual plan for after the Presidency ends? I mean the overall idea is that it never will but there has to be some kind of backup in his head at least.
It's actually rather fascinating that the 'Law and Order' brigade getting just a little bit more of what they want policy wise is actually getting a lot more flack than it does in OTL. In the same way that Ronald Reagan managed to become President for two terms but Jesse Helms would have absolutely been a step too far. Though I will say it's disappointing that Governor Hicks is still in office.
Yeah, pretty much. Granted when you launch a terrorist campaign that takes Operation Gladio to eleven your bound to piss off most nations.Could we see the rare combination of a more progressive and a more hated America? Usually those are mutually exclusive.
Cambodia will get a chapter soon, but with Vietnam being a Chinese puppet state Pol Pot is given free rein to do whatever he wants as no nation cares enough to liberate Cambodia, not to mention China has promised to protect Cambodia/Kampuchea. IOTL Cambodia's genocide was as bad as the Holocaust and that when it was stopped by Vietnam. Since Pol Pot's reinstated by the Chinese, the best way to describe the genocide is as apocalyptic.Jesus South America is a lot worse from OTL.
Also why was Pol Pot still in charge by '85? by that point he probably kill like 80% of the Cambodia's population, Chinese support can only do so much.