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Recent content by Skaven

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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    All up to Children of Dune are straightforwardly fun, after that irony begins to take to the fore in terms of enjoyment.
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    You don't really need to look outside the text for Herbert's homophobia, there's a great long spiel about it in I want to say God Emperor of Dune.
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    Seems like Bernie died in office, and Lee either didn't run or got primaried.
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    Least favorite alt-history story?

    One thing we have to thank D&D for is making those finally slack off.
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    Least favorite alt-history story?

    https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/tlia-f-w-the-red-star-ascendant.481605/
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    Least favorite alt-history story?

    There was a Stalin on the day of Barbarossa SI that was quite well done, focussing on the divide between the panicking internal monologue of the SI and later historians trying to account for Stalin's total about face in personality, probably due to a breakdown in the face of the stress.
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    Least favorite alt-history story?

    Remains very funny to me that the Cultural Marxism guy was an advisor to Gary Hart.
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    Least favorite alt-history story?

    People who do tvtropes pages are unhinged, the Caliphate one makes it sound like a thoughtful and respectful tale of the horrors of prejudice.
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    Least favorite alt-history story?

    The last interesting new thing I heard about it was the shift from bad political ah to bad military ah, which was good fun, and if it does something new I'd be first in line for the gossip, but it does feel like we've run out of talking points for now.
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    Least favorite alt-history story?

    I feel like there was a period where NDCR was genuinely popular, and as a group we had to fight a heroic rearguard effort to keep it from getting a Turtledove. In those days the vitriol was absolutely appropriate. Doubt anyone on here likes it though, and I don't think it's anywhere near as...
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    AH Run-downs, summaries and general gubbins

    I'd say this would drive me to drink but there's a decent chance this world has made that illegal.
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    This is very good, although it's sad that this TL will probably never see that classic of the TL-191 look forward genre, Prime Minister Powell's Long Live Free Canada speech.
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    Dangerously high levels of based.
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    AH Cooperative Lists Thread

    Party Systems of the USSR since Khrushchev's retirement 1969-1974: Industrial Group vs Agricultural Group (vs Anti-Party Group) 1974-1979: Pro-Détente vs Anti-Détente vs Pro-Chinese (vs Anti-Party Group) 1979-1985: Conservatives vs Futurists (Cybernists) vs ‘Titoist’ Reformers (vs Anti-Party...
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    AH Cooperative Lists Thread

    Party Systems of the USSR since Khrushchev's retirement 1969-1974: Industrial Group vs Agricultural Group (vs Anti-Party Group) 1974-1979: Pro-Détente vs Anti-Détente vs Pro-Chinese (vs Anti-Party Group) 1979-1985: Conservatives vs Futurists (Cybernists) vs ‘Titoist’ Reformers (vs Anti-Party...
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