History Literature / TheTwoGeorges

6th Nov '16 10:42:49 AM Xtifr
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* AmericaIsStillAColony: The story takes place in an alternate timeline where UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington and [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover King George III]] were able to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the problems between Britain and the colonies. In the 20th century, the North American Union consists of most of North America and is a vital part of the British Empire.



** The novel deconstructs it gradually, however; as the deadline to find ''The Two Georges'' gets increasingly closer, Bushell at several points ruefully reflects that having a form of transport that can cross the nation within hours rather than days might actually be pretty useful in these types of circumstances.

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** The novel deconstructs it gradually, however; as the deadline to find ''The Two Georges'' gets increasingly closer, Bushell at several points ruefully reflects that having a form of transport that can cross the nation within hours rather than days might actually be pretty useful in these types of circumstances.
2nd Feb '16 11:21:57 AM gallium
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A 1995 AlternateHistory novel by Creator/HarryTurtledove and Richard Dreyfuss (the actor), set in a world where a peaceful resolution was found to what in our world would become the American War of Independence. Essentially, the result was that the American colonies never left the dominion of the British Empire, later fusing together with Canada and the rest of what-would-have-been the United States to form the North American Union.

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A 1995 AlternateHistory novel by Creator/HarryTurtledove and Richard Dreyfuss Creator/RichardDreyfuss (the actor), set in a world where a peaceful resolution was found to what in our world would become the American War of Independence. Essentially, the result was that the American colonies never left the dominion of the British Empire, later fusing together with Canada and the rest of what-would-have-been the United States to form the North American Union.
10th Nov '15 5:56:26 PM nombretomado
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* HonestJohnsDealership: Despite not entering politics, RichardNixon apparently has the [[AllohistoricalAllusion exact same reputation]] for honesty and fair dealings as in our timeline, with many characters noting that the cars he sells are often very dodgy.

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* HonestJohnsDealership: Despite not entering politics, RichardNixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon apparently has the [[AllohistoricalAllusion exact same reputation]] for honesty and fair dealings as in our timeline, with many characters noting that the cars he sells are often very dodgy.
14th Jun '15 5:24:25 PM nombretomado
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** JohnFKennedy is a newspaper publisher with anti-British sympathies.

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** JohnFKennedy UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy is a newspaper publisher with anti-British sympathies.
17th May '15 11:11:15 AM nombretomado
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A 1995 AlternateHistory novel by HarryTurtledove and Richard Dreyfuss (the actor), set in a world where a peaceful resolution was found to what in our world would become the American War of Independence. Essentially, the result was that the American colonies never left the dominion of the British Empire, later fusing together with Canada and the rest of what-would-have-been the United States to form the North American Union.

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A 1995 AlternateHistory novel by HarryTurtledove Creator/HarryTurtledove and Richard Dreyfuss (the actor), set in a world where a peaceful resolution was found to what in our world would become the American War of Independence. Essentially, the result was that the American colonies never left the dominion of the British Empire, later fusing together with Canada and the rest of what-would-have-been the United States to form the North American Union.
11th Apr '14 6:32:28 AM DoctorNemesis
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* {{Hypocrite}}: From Bushell's perspective, at least; he often notes that a lot of the Sons of Liberty who view themselves as oppressed and struggling masses under a tyrannical regime are actually quite prosperous and have benefited greatly from the same empire they wish to overthrow. He's a bit more sympathetic to more struggling, poorer types (such as miners) who have more legitimate grievances against their treatment, however.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: From Bushell's perspective, at least; he often notes that a lot of the Sons of Liberty who view themselves as oppressed and struggling masses under a tyrannical regime bleeding them dry are actually quite prosperous and have benefited greatly from the same empire they wish to overthrow. He's a bit more sympathetic to more struggling, poorer types (such as miners) who have more legitimate grievances against their treatment, however.
8th Feb '14 8:01:43 PM RogueLeader
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** This is actually true of most of the world, with Africa and South America in particular divided up between a couple of colonial empires. Weirdly, this ''doesn't'' include Italy and Germany, which are still divided up into smaller nations.
27th Dec '13 9:57:25 PM DoctorNemesis
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** [[spoiler:Tricky Dicky's murder has several similarities to the [[WhoShotJFK assassination of John F. Kennedy]] -- who is still alive in this novel.]]

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** [[spoiler:Tricky Tricky Dicky's murder has several similarities to various theories around the [[WhoShotJFK assassination of John F. Kennedy]] -- who is still alive in this novel.]]



* {{Hypocrite}}: From Bushell's perspective, at least; it's often noted that a lot of the Sons of Liberty who view themselves as oppressed and struggling masses under a tyrannical regime are quite prosperous and have benefited greatly from the same empire they wish to overthrow. He's a bit more sympathetic to more struggling, poorer types (such as miners) who have more legitimate grievances against their treatment, however.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: From Bushell's perspective, at least; it's he often noted notes that a lot of the Sons of Liberty who view themselves as oppressed and struggling masses under a tyrannical regime are actually quite prosperous and have benefited greatly from the same empire they wish to overthrow. He's a bit more sympathetic to more struggling, poorer types (such as miners) who have more legitimate grievances against their treatment, however.


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** The novel deconstructs it gradually, however; as the deadline to find ''The Two Georges'' gets increasingly closer, Bushell at several points ruefully reflects that having a form of transport that can cross the nation within hours rather than days might actually be pretty useful in these types of circumstances.
23rd Oct '13 4:08:18 PM Parable
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** Martin Luther King is the Governor General of the NAU.

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** Martin Luther King Jr. is the Governor General of the NAU.
25th Sep '13 9:49:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ForWantOfANail: Keeping ahold of North America meant that Britain was powerful enough to enforce a 'Pax Britannia'[[hottip:*: The real one is said to have lasted 1815-1914]] that lasted throughout the twentieth century. Not even France was in a position to challenge British interests, and Germany never united. There were no World Wars or major conflicts, meaning that the European (Colonial) Empires never fell. However, though the world is much more peaceful and stable (albeit with a non-nuclear Cold War between the different colonial powers rather than the USA / Soviet Union), it is also less technologically less-advanced; the novel is set in the 1990s but the technology used and fixation with social class puts one in mind of the 1930s-1950s.

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* ForWantOfANail: Keeping ahold of North America meant that Britain was powerful enough to enforce a 'Pax Britannia'[[hottip:*: Britannia'[[note]] The real one is said to have lasted 1815-1914]] 1815-1914[[/note]] that lasted throughout the twentieth century. Not even France was in a position to challenge British interests, and Germany never united. There were no World Wars or major conflicts, meaning that the European (Colonial) Empires never fell. However, though the world is much more peaceful and stable (albeit with a non-nuclear Cold War between the different colonial powers rather than the USA / Soviet Union), it is also less technologically less-advanced; the novel is set in the 1990s but the technology used and fixation with social class puts one in mind of the 1930s-1950s.
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