'We'll Meet Again', written by 037771, is a long running alternate timeline residing on AlternateHistory.com, also home to Decades of Darkness and AH.com: The Series.The idea came from the sheer amount of timelines on the website in question that have America stay in the British Empire and everything is thus rosy. Here it isn't. It's horrific.The timeline is written as a series of extracts from historical books, internet news pages, photos and quotes. It begins with Governor Hutchinson of Massachusetts sending a letter to Benjamin Franklin...only the letter gets lost in the post, with Franklin unable to alert the Sons of Liberty to the dangers of possible British reprisals. Franklin is, by not sending the letters contents back to the Sons, still accepted by London high society and, in a series of riots, double-crossing, scares and oneupmanship, America is kept British...just. In this the timeline diverges visibly within a few years of the POD, and enormously by the turn of the 18th century. The timeline started with its POD in 1770, and has now progressed to (at the latest, given chapters are thematic) 1865. The whole thing can be read hereNot to be confused with the stock phrase We Will Meet Again.
Historical Hero Upgrade / Historical Villain Upgrade - Different people have different destinies, as a principle of good Alternate History. Noted example is Jose de San Martin; Liberator in our timeline, horrific monster in the Alternate timeline, although far, far more powerful.
La Résistance - The 'Cobards', Cowards in Spanish, and the 'Marauders', their English (and only called Marauder's in England) equivalents.
Manifest Destiny - The Russians exhibit this with their move toward Slavophilia after being driven from Europe.
Mega Corp. - The Hudson Bay Company, the Honorable East India Company, the Royal Philippines Company...
Mexico Called; They Want Texas Back - Mexico, as part of the rebellious Carolinian Confederation, is set to gain a lot when the Confederation invades the loyal Texas, setting thousands of men against a few at the Alamo and losing
My Country, Right or Wrong - Tomas Zumalacarregui for Spain, until he finally realises the leadership of his nation is corrupt and incompetent, and surrenders to the French, who install him as a puppet in balkanized Spain.
Punch Clock Villain - Some of the troops the Brazilians deploy in the Third Great War, and afterwards in Angola. Set down in societies that downright encourage violence and oppression, these men rape and massacre their way through native villages, and yet back home would be considered entirely reasonable men.
Queen Vicky - Subverted. The woman that does get crowned in Britain, Mary III, is a wild hedonist, fully taking after her father, the historical George IV.
The Napoleon - Napoleon Charles Bonaparte, genius general and eventual Chief Minister of France, son of the one we're familiar with, who also makes some big appearances in the timeline. If you find this confusing, you're not the only one.
Vestigial Empire - Subverted by Royal Spain. After losing everything except the Phillipines, it seems to become an influential power in East- and Southeast Asia and colonizing West Australia.
Villain with Good Publicity - Napoleon Charles Bonaparte when he smashes the German Classicists repeatedly and takes Italy for the Kingdom of France and is still permitted to massacre whole minorities within the conquered territories.
Watching Troy Burn - This is how Edward, formerly Otto, Bismarck ends up in the UK. Given the increased amount of general violence and social upheaval in contrast with OTL, sort of a mainstay ITTL.
We Have Reserves - The Russians and the Chinese who constantly make war upon each other on this premise...hilarity ensues.
Wide-Eyed Idealist - The Prime Minister the Duke of Bearsden, whenever he thinks about the abolition of slavery. Subverted with almost everyone else in the timeline.