A Greater Britain is an Alternate History timeline by Ed "EdT" Thomas, originally posted on AlternateHistory.com. It can be found here.The aim of the timeline was to Rescue From The Scrappy Heap one of the most hated political figures in British history, Oswald Mosley. In popular history he's usually dismissed as a Nazi collaborator, while Ed demonstrates that he had a distinguished political career long before the rise of fascism in Europe: specifically Mosley is compared to Tony Blair (emphasised by each chapter being prefaced by a Blair quote) in that he was a Labour politician who foresaw centrism as the way forward, but one who nailed his colours to an unwise mast (fascism and the Iraq war respectively).A Greater Britain diverges from our timeline when a few votes at a close by-election go the other way and Mosley scrapes into Parliament a little earlier. Consequences and butterflies from this mean Mosley never quixotically abandons Labour to start his dead-end New Party and instead reforms Labour from within, becoming Prime Minister in 1932. His domestic policy such as House of Lords reform and devolving power in India is explored, but most significant is his foreign policy, as he pursues an alliance with Mussolini's Italy. This means the Rome-Berlin Axis never forms, and when thanks to butterflies Austria contests the Anschluss, Italy and Britain call Hitler's bluff and war begins before Germany is ready...
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