Does anyone know how Greece today views the Byzantines (Eastern Romans)? ITTL, will the Byzantines have a greater or lesser place in Greek history?
Greetings and salutations everyone!
For those of you who were worried, I'm back (temporarily) and this timeline will definitely continue in the very near future; I even have the next few updates planned out and everything, I just have to write them down since I haven't been able to use a computer for the last two months. If anyone is interested in what I've been doing for the past few months, I joined the military and just completed Basic Training this week. It's something I've always wanted to do and something I finally convinced myself to do back in May, but it also meant being sequestered away from my family and my computer for nearly two months which really sucked. Now that I'm done with that though I should be able to return to posting here with some frequency in the relatively near future.
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it and welcome aboard.
Sometime in the next week or two, hopefully sooner.
Yah! What do you plan on doing in the army? Rangers, green berets, engineering?
Actually, I'm in the Air Force, not the Army, and my job is not nearly that cool or exciting. Either way thank you both!
Fortunately my AFSC is not a combat related job, so my chances of being sent into harm's way are relatively low, but that being said, there is always that chance that the worst could happen and I end up on a "permanent" hiatus. I hope and pray that doesn't happen, but I knew full well that it was a risk going in and I'm at peace with that. Thankfully, I'm going to be in Technical training for the next few months, so I won't be going on deployment for quite some time and will be able to make a lot of progress on this timeline in that time.Well, I hope you serve your country well @Earl Marshal.
One note of concern is are you going to be deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan though. I'm asking because of the potential for this: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AuthorExistenceFailure
(mostly because I heard that one fanfic writer had been killed while serving in Afghanistan, leaving his ongoing fanfics largely abandoned)
I might play around with the exact date a little bit, but there is a good reason why Home Rule is being discussed this early which I will reveal soon enough. Hint, it just so happens to coincide with some "minor" event in Eastern Europe that will be taking place around this time.Home Rule that early? Wow, that’s amazing.
Its also a better fate than my prior version of this update which saw Ireland fall into a worse famine and prolonged period of civil unrest. Land Reform is something that will be worked on slowly.Well, the United Kingdom would be preserved for "years to come" not indefinitely. Mwahahahahahah
Still, nice to see things work out a bit better for Ireland than in OTL. I wonder what powers the Dominion Act gives Ireland - do they recieve their own devolved Parliament? (If they do, i hope the Ascendancy doesn't manage to dominate it amd disenfranchise the vast majority of the Irish. If so, problems are going to arisr again, just aimed at a new target). Also, what's the status of land reform?
I'm glad to be back as well.Also: so glad that this is back, and you've survived the beginning of your Air Force career
Great update, though it feels awkward to say so.
Glad to hear your doing all right with everything IRL though as well as a return here!
Thank you, I'm glad to be back!Awesome man, glade to see you're back.
Thank you! It will take some time, but the changes here will definitely impact the US, and Canada, in a big way. While I would still expect some emigration to occur during the Famine and in the decade following it, I would tend to believe that it would be much lower compared to OTL, especially if the British Government is making concerted efforts to improve the situation in Ireland.Great to see this thread back. Glad to see that the depopulation of Ireland has largely been avoided ITTL, so hopefully Ireland will actually be able to recover demographically from the famine in a reasonable amount of time. It will be interesting to see how the lower number of Irish immigrants in the United States alters its politics and economy going forwards, not to mention the change in religious demographics going forwards (many fewer Catholics).
Thank you, I definitely agree that this version is a more interesting take on the Great Famine than my previous attempt at it and will result in a far different world going forward. Persia may be down at the moment, but it isn't out and it will be back in the limelight sooner than you might think.Great to see you back @Earl Marshal! Definitely far better than the last go around of this update, and far more intriguing! I'm glad that Ireland isn't as depopulated, so it's demographics should be able to recover ITTL. Too bad Persia lost though, hopefully the Shah can get the country back on its feet, or someone else'll take the throne who will.