History Literature / Timeline191

18th Feb '17 6:15:01 AM Bissek
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* VicePresidentWho: Donald Partridge, the second vice president of evil Confederate Nazi President Jake Featherston, is chosen for that office specifically because he is an ineffectual cipher. Featherston's first Vice President had tried to assassinate him. Partridge doesn't do much more than hang out with society ladies and tell jokes.

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* VicePresidentWho: Donald Partridge, the second vice president of evil Confederate Nazi President Jake Featherston, is chosen for that office specifically because he is an ineffectual cipher. Featherston's first Vice President had tried to assassinate him. Partridge doesn't do much more than hang out with society ladies and tell jokes. Also true on the Union side - at one point the USA Vice President tells his in-laws that his job is to sit around collecting dust unless something happens to the President.
6th Dec '16 12:52:50 PM ZimFan89
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* FanSequel : One of the members of Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom has written one for the timeline's post-WWII years. Read it [[http://wiki.alternatehistory.com/doku.php/timelines/tl-191_after_the_end here]]. As of June 2013, it has been finally completed and chronicles the developments of the TL-191 world between the alternate 1944 and 2009.

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* FanSequel : One of the members of Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom has written one for the timeline's post-WWII years. Read it [[http://wiki.alternatehistory.com/doku.php/timelines/tl-191_after_the_end php?id=timelines:tl-191_after_the_end here]]. As of June 2013, it has been finally completed and chronicles the developments of the TL-191 world between the alternate 1944 and 2009.
3rd Dec '16 2:25:28 PM SorPepita
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* ''[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI The Great War]] : American Front'' (1998)
* ''The Great War : Walk In Hell'' (1999)
* ''The Great War : Breakthroughs'' (2000)
* ''[[GenteelInterbellumSetting American Empire]] : Blood and Iron'' (2001)
* ''American Empire : The Center Cannot Hold'' (2002)
* ''American Empire : The Victorious Opposition'' (2003)
* ''[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Settling Accounts]] : Return Engagement'' (2004)
* ''Settling Accounts : Drive to the East'' (2005)
* ''Settling Accounts : The Grapple'' (2006)
* ''Settling Accounts : In at the Death'' (2007)


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* ''[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI The Great War]] : War]]: American Front'' (1998)
* ''The Great War : War: Walk In Hell'' (1999)
* ''The Great War : War: Breakthroughs'' (2000)
* ''[[GenteelInterbellumSetting American Empire]] : Empire]]: Blood and Iron'' (2001)
* ''American Empire : Empire: The Center Cannot Hold'' (2002)
* ''American Empire : Empire: The Victorious Opposition'' (2003)
* ''[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Settling Accounts]] : Accounts]]: Return Engagement'' (2004)
* ''Settling Accounts : Accounts: Drive to the East'' (2005)
* ''Settling Accounts : Accounts: The Grapple'' (2006)
* ''Settling Accounts : Accounts: In at the Death'' (2007)

26th Oct '16 11:03:14 AM dlchen145
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* [[AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome Alternate Universe George Custer Is Awesome]]: Inverted. Because the Battle of Little Bighorn did not take place in this universe, Custer rose to prominence in the Second Mexican War by providing the USA with its only conclusive victory. He actually got a chance to cash in on his fame by getting promoted to Brigadier General, and we get introduced to an alternate version of him who lives to serve in World War I. A far cry from the grizzled, Indian-fighting {{Badass}} of legend, this Custer is a broken down, overweight old man who's dangerously out of touch with the harsh realities of modern warfare.

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* [[AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome Alternate Universe George Custer Is Awesome]]: Inverted. Because the Battle of Little Bighorn did not take place in this universe, Custer rose to prominence in the Second Mexican War by providing the USA with its only conclusive victory. He actually got a chance to cash in on his fame by getting promoted to Brigadier General, and we get introduced to an alternate version of him who lives to serve in World War I. A far cry from the grizzled, Indian-fighting {{Badass}} badass of legend, this Custer is a broken down, overweight old man who's dangerously out of touch with the harsh realities of modern warfare.
23rd Oct '16 3:49:17 PM bwburke94
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The ''Timeline 191'' series is Creator/HarryTurtledove's most sweeping AlternateHistory work so far: Either ten or eleven books (depending on who's counting). Set in a world where the Union failed to intercept a message (Special Order 191, hence the timeline's name) intended for a Confederate officer before Antietam, which resulted in an independent Confederate States of America, complete with slavery. The series proper starts around UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, although the series is sometimes known by the title of its prequel book, ''How Few Remain'', which takes place in the 1880s. {{Creator/Amazon}}, and possibly others, refer to it as the "Southern Victory" series.

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The ''Timeline 191'' series is Creator/HarryTurtledove's most sweeping AlternateHistory work so far: Either ten or eleven books (depending on who's counting). Set in a world where the Union failed to intercept a message (Special Order 191, hence the timeline's name) intended for a Confederate officer before Antietam, which resulted in an independent Confederate States of America, complete with slavery. slavery.

The series proper starts around UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, although the series is sometimes known by the title of its prequel first book, ''How Few Remain'', which takes place in the 1880s. {{Creator/Amazon}}, Amazon.com, and possibly others, refer to it as the "Southern Victory" series.
18th Oct '16 1:07:09 PM BuccoBabe
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* MeaningfulRename: Confederate blacks do not use, and are not permitted, surnames. When Kentucky becomes a U.S. state after the Great War, its black residents are instructed to choose surnames. They choose names which have meaning to them: Cincinnatus becomes "Driver" for his profession; while Apicius chooses "Wood" for an important component in his legendary barbecue. Cincinnatus and some others recognize the simple existence of their new surnames as granting them greater human dignity.
25th Sep '16 4:29:15 PM foxley
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* RipVanTinkle: A severely sleep-deprived pilot is forcibly sidelined by the airbase Chief Medical Officer, who cons him into taking a sleeping pill. When he wakes up ([[AsleepForDays 48 hours later]]) he feels a hell of a lot better overall but ''really'' desperate for a piss.
18th Sep '16 9:42:25 AM BuccoBabe
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** "It was as good an answer as and, and better than most," is a phrase you'll almost never hear. Turtledove uses it... again... and again... and again....

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** "It was as good an answer as and, any, and better than most," is a phrase you'll almost never hear. Turtledove uses it... again... and again... and again....
17th Sep '16 8:29:54 PM BuccoBabe
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** Chester Martin enjoys [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan "Dutch's"]] football broadcasts so much, he thinks the man could make reading a phone book sound interesting. "If anyone was a great communicator," the narrative states, "he was the man." In RL Reagan's nickname was "The Great Communicator."

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** Chester Martin Cincinnatus Driver enjoys [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan "Dutch's"]] football broadcasts so much, he thinks the man could make reading a phone book sound interesting. "If anyone was a great communicator," the narrative states, "he was the man." In RL Reagan's nickname was "The Great Communicator."
17th Sep '16 1:24:56 PM BuccoBabe
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* {{Bookends}}: In the ''Great War'' trilogy, Cincinnatus Driver and other African-American truck drivers for the U.S. find themselves involved in a confrontation when new white drivers object to them earning bonuses and working jobs other than drudge labor. ''Not one'' of the white drivers they've been working with, including a man Cincinnatus had considered a friend, speaks up for the African-American drivers. In ''The Grapple'', Cincinnatus, the only dark-skinned driver in his unit, gets into an argument with a mouthy white sergeant. ''Every single one'' of his white coworkers loudly and immediately takes his side.
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