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Literature / All Along the Watchtower

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This is a work of Alternate History by writer 037771 of, author of We'll Meet Again. The historical point of divergence is the premature death of Republican Party powerbroker Leonard W. Hall in 1959. This event allows Nelson Rockefeller to compete with Vice President Richard Nixon to be the Republican Party's 1960 nominee. Rockefeller ultimately loses, but he does manage to land the VP slot under Tricky Dick. This combined ticket manages to squeak out a victory against Kennedy/Johnson, setting the stage for what will become known in this timeline as the "Shrieking Sixties."


Despite this description, the timeline is not solely American-centric in focus, but rather a look at the entire world. The ripples from Nixon's victory causes major changes everywhere from Brazil to Japan to the Soviet Union and beyond...

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