Historical characters who appear or are referenced in the timeline:
- Benjamin Disraeli
- Edward VII
- Queen Victoria
- Theodore Roosevelt
Provides examples of:
- Adaptation Expansion
- After the End
- Alternate History
- Apocalypse How: A definite Class 1
- Balkanise Me: The Ottoman Empire, China (for a while), Russia, and (naturally) the Balkans themselves
- Colony Drop: The Fall
- Eagleland: Unlike the book, the United States is very much alive.
- External Retcon: Quite a few major differences between the book and this timeline.
- Humans Are Bastards: Hey, whoever said a post-Apocalyptic scenario would be nice?
- I Am A Humanitarian: Averted. Anyone with a decent knowledge of biology will tell you that cannibalism is not a sustainable feeding habit.
- Inferred Holocaust: 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...
- Istanbul Not Constantinople: Averted - the city is still called Constantinople.
- Pragmatic Adaptation: The author's main intention was plausibility rather than storytelling.
- Rightful King Returns: In China, though it actually requires a change of dynasty.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Absolute monarchy is rather common in this timeline.
- Sliding Scale of Realistic Versus Fantastic: Compared to its source material, this timeline is far closer to the realistic end of the scale.
- Take That!: A recent post contains a not-so-subtle refutation of the obligatory cannibal cultures of the book.
- Unreliable Narrator: Many of the references "quoted" in the timeline are somewhat biased one way or another.
- Warrior Prince: Ali ibn Hussein
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: There are quite a few of these scattered around. YMMV on just how well intentioned they were, though.