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I moved Fatherland to Hard/Soft. While a "Germany wins the war" timeline may be unlikely, the PODs were plausible, and the period after the war is handled fairly realistically.
Hi folks. I thought I might make a few changes that I thought were necessary. Mainly, I have taken the liberty of moving 'Decades of Darkness' from Type I to Type II as I think it's a far better fit there. While Jared's timeline does have a number of interesting & unique developments there are a number of things that arguably prevent it from quite being a Type 1: Chief among them are the births of a few figures several decades ahead of the POD, almost exactly as OTL. It's also implied in several places in the TL that slavery is still surviving circa 1950 or so in the *U.S.(which would be pretty hard to do in a surviving Confederacy, let alone a *U.S. which also the *North and much of Latin America), not to mention the enslavement of ALL blacks in that country.....There are some other things that I could point out, too, but I don't want to clutter the page here.
If you like unique TL concepts(I know I do!), you'll like it. It's a good read and has some fun twists, but it definitely belongs more in Type II than I, and is definitely more soft than hard overall.
(I'm also considering moving For Want of a Nail, too, at some point.)
"Lion's Heart", Steven Barnes novel, should be "Lion's BLOOD".
I'm taking the liberty of moving Robert Conroy to Hard/Soft, as I feel he's better suited there. While his books do follow a fairly hard approach, they modify just enough to be moved out of hard. For example, in '1942', he postulates a follow-up attack on the fuel depot at Pearl Harbor by Nagumo. This ran counter to Japanese naval doctrine - they liked gloriously destroying fleets rather than mundane things like fuel bunkers - and would have been very difficult to accomplish, given the weapons available, hours of daylight remaining (no WWII carriers were equipped for night operations) and an alerted American defence. There are quite a few other occurences in his books that nudge him into the hard/soft category. Great reads, but not 100% plausible.
I've improved the page's layout a teensy bit, particularly focusing on adding folderization to the examples for easier navigation. Hope you'll like it.
If I wrote an alternate history where General Motors and FIAT ended up working together earlier, would that be Type I on the scale, or Type II?
Hey. I guess it depends on the POD and how you go about it.....=)
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