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6th May '14 4:13:05 PM Nanuq
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[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=146604 read it here]] if you're a member of AH.com.

Written by @/{{AnalyticalEngine}} and hosted on AlternateHistoryDotCom Her Diamond Heart is [[PragmaticAdaptation loosely based]] on ThePeshawarLancers by SMStirling (and completely unauthorised by said author).

Though it shares the book's point of divergence - a meteor shower bombarding the Northern Hemisphere in 1878 - the differences between the two start building up almost immediately. One particular difference is the survival of the United States of America and certain parts of Europe.


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!!Historical characters who appear or are referenced in the timeline:

* Benjamin Disraeli
* Edward VII
* Queen Victoria
* Theodore Roosevelt

And a host of others


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!!Provides examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion
* AfterTheEnd
* AlternateHistory
* ApocalypseHow: A definite Class 1
* BalkaniseMe: The Ottoman Empire, China (for a while), Russia, and (naturally) the Balkans themselves
* TheBritishEmpire: Called the Angrezi Raj, much like the book.
* ColonyDrop: The Fall
* {{Eagleland}}: Unlike the book, the United States is very much alive.
* ExternalRetcon: Quite a few major differences between the book and this timeline.
* HumansAreBastards: Hey, whoever said a post-Apocalyptic scenario would be ''nice''?
* IAmAHumanitarian: Averted. [[spoiler: Anyone with a decent knowledge of biology will tell you that cannibalism is ''not'' a sustainable feeding habit.]]
* InferredHolocaust: There are several references to "ethnic liquidation", though this timeline has no separate term for ethnic cleansing and genocide- make of that what you will...
* IstanbulNotConstantinople: Averted - the city is still called Constantinople.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The author's main intention was plausibility rather than storytelling.
* RightfulKingReturns: In China, though it actually requires a change of dynasty.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Absolute monarchy is rather common in this timeline.
* SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic: Compared to its source material, this timeline is far closer to the realistic end of the scale.
* TakeThat: A recent post contains a not-so-subtle refutation of the obligatory cannibal cultures of the book.
* UnreliableNarrator: Many of the references "quoted" in the timeline are somewhat biased one way or another.
* WarriorPrince: Ali ibn Hussein
* WellIntentionedExtremist: There are quite a few of these scattered around. YMMV on just how [[MoralEventHorizon well intentioned]] they were, though.

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[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=146604 read it here]] if you're a member of AH.com.

Written by @/{{AnalyticalEngine}} and hosted on AlternateHistoryDotCom Her Diamond Heart is [[PragmaticAdaptation loosely based]] on ThePeshawarLancers by SMStirling (and completely unauthorised by said author).

Though it shares the book's point of divergence - a meteor shower bombarding the Northern Hemisphere in 1878 - the differences between the two start building up almost immediately. One particular difference is the survival of the United States of America and certain parts of Europe.


----

!!Historical characters who appear or are referenced in the timeline:

* Benjamin Disraeli
* Edward VII
* Queen Victoria
* Theodore Roosevelt

And a host of others


----

!!Provides examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion
* AfterTheEnd
* AlternateHistory
* ApocalypseHow: A definite Class 1
* BalkaniseMe: The Ottoman Empire, China (for a while), Russia, and (naturally) the Balkans themselves
* TheBritishEmpire: Called the Angrezi Raj, much like the book.
* ColonyDrop: The Fall
* {{Eagleland}}: Unlike the book, the United States is very much alive.
* ExternalRetcon: Quite a few major differences between the book and this timeline.
* HumansAreBastards: Hey, whoever said a post-Apocalyptic scenario would be ''nice''?
* IAmAHumanitarian: Averted. [[spoiler: Anyone with a decent knowledge of biology will tell you that cannibalism is ''not'' a sustainable feeding habit.]]
* InferredHolocaust: There are several references to "ethnic liquidation", though this timeline has no separate term for ethnic cleansing and genocide- make of that what you will...
* IstanbulNotConstantinople: Averted - the city is still called Constantinople.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The author's main intention was plausibility rather than storytelling.
* RightfulKingReturns: In China, though it actually requires a change of dynasty.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Absolute monarchy is rather common in this timeline.
* SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic: Compared to its source material, this timeline is far closer to the realistic end of the scale.
* TakeThat: A recent post contains a not-so-subtle refutation of the obligatory cannibal cultures of the book.
* UnreliableNarrator: Many of the references "quoted" in the timeline are somewhat biased one way or another.
* WarriorPrince: Ali ibn Hussein
* WellIntentionedExtremist: There are quite a few of these scattered around. YMMV on just how [[MoralEventHorizon well intentioned]] they were, though.

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3rd Feb '13 9:16:15 PM GeorgeTSLC
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Written by @/{{AnalyticalEngine}} and hosted on AlternateHistoryDotCom Her Diamond Heart is [[PragmaticAdaptation loosely based]] on ThePeshawarLancers by SMStirling (and completely unautorised by said author).

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Written by @/{{AnalyticalEngine}} and hosted on AlternateHistoryDotCom Her Diamond Heart is [[PragmaticAdaptation loosely based]] on ThePeshawarLancers by SMStirling (and completely unautorised unauthorised by said author).
6th Jun '12 4:52:27 PM Oreochan
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Written by @/{{AnalyticalEngine}} and hosted on AlternateHistoryDotCom Her Diamond Heart is [[PragmaticAdaptation loosely based]] on ThePeshawarLancers by [=~S. M. Stirling~=] (and completely unautorised by said author).

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Written by @/{{AnalyticalEngine}} and hosted on AlternateHistoryDotCom Her Diamond Heart is [[PragmaticAdaptation loosely based]] on ThePeshawarLancers by [=~S. M. Stirling~=] SMStirling (and completely unautorised by said author).
2nd Oct '11 10:08:06 PM Jake18
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* ApocalypseHow: A definite Class 1



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Russia- from [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Evil Cannibal Satanist Ruskies]] to Expansionist Orthodox Fundamentalist Ruskies.
** [[spoiler: Seriously, though, the Yazedis were on the wrong side of the Caspian for the book Russia to have adopted a mutant version of it]]


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* SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic: Compared to its source material, this timeline is far closer to the realistic end of the scale.
23rd Sep '11 7:02:28 PM Taifun
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* IAmAHumanitarian: Averted. [[spoiler: Anyone with a decent knowledge of biology will tell you that cannibalism is ''[[{{Understatement}} not]]'' a sustainable feeding habit.]]
* InferredHolocaust: There are several references to "ethnic liquidation", though this timeline has no seperate term for ethnic cleansing and genocide- make of that what you will...
* IstanbulNotConstantinople: Averted - the city is still called Constantiople.

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* IAmAHumanitarian: Averted. [[spoiler: Anyone with a decent knowledge of biology will tell you that cannibalism is ''[[{{Understatement}} not]]'' ''not'' a sustainable feeding habit.]]
* InferredHolocaust: There are several references to "ethnic liquidation", though this timeline has no seperate separate term for ethnic cleansing and genocide- make of that what you will...
* IstanbulNotConstantinople: Averted - the city is still called Constantiople.Constantinople.
7th Sep '11 10:15:18 AM shimaspawn
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* ReturnOfTheKing: In China, though it actually requires a change of dynasty.

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* ReturnOfTheKing: RightfulKingReturns: In China, though it actually requires a change of dynasty.
14th Jul '11 2:14:20 AM msq
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