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Recent content by The Red

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    Review: Rising Sun Victorious

    I guess the issue is that with Nazi Germany you have quite detailed plans of what they wanted to happen after their victory and a legitimate argument that their foreign policy from 1933 onwards was directed towards those goals. You could make a similar case for Italy (although I doubt there's...
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    Alternate History General Discussion

    There's quite a bit of edge on display and occasionally the sudden transistion from swashbuckling adventure to grimdark can be pretty jarring. It feels a bit exploitative, even moreso than you might expect from a book about the SS running Africa and although the main plot is pretty entertaining...
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    Grishin instead of Gorbachev

    Their own economy could likely continue to muddle through at least until the noughties without Perestroika, this in turn would allow them to better help the Eastern Bloc weather the global debt crises. Without any effective reform this is likely to translate into a long-term decline in living...
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    Grishin instead of Gorbachev

    Without the curtailing of economic support to the Eastern Bloc and the policies of Glasnost and Perestroika encouraging a mood of change it's unlikely there'll be the outbreak of protests and strikes in the late eighties to begin with. If anything Grishin, a hawk, would have made it clear that...
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    Interviewing the AH Community: Harry Turtledove

    Serious Final Destination 5 vibes.
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    Interviewing the AH Community: Harry Turtledove

    The notion of ginger addiction amongst Race soldiers being an analogue to the drug problems faced by many American Vietnam veterans was an eye-opener, hadn't thought about it in that way before!
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    The Walking Wonder Weapon: Looking Back at '1945A'

    One thing to note in relation to @SpanishSpy's review is that a lot of the contemporary conspiracy theories or Nazi apologia around Barbarossa being a pre-emptive strike is inspired by the writings of Viktor Suvorov who himself bases of a lot of his claims on the Soviet 'wunderwaffen' of the...
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    Alternate Wikibox Thread

    Nice choice for a PoD but one small thing to note is that Margo MacDonald would provide an Indy majority here presuming she holds her seat as per OTL, which the wikibox would seem to indicate.
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    The Walking Wonder Weapon: Looking Back at '1945A'

    Great review. I like how the design manages to appear quintessentially German but also thrown together, as if the logic of the Emergency Fighter Program had been applied to super heavy tanks.
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    SLP is interviewing Harry Turtledove - what would you ask?

    Could the Crosstime Traffic series be considered a comment on the distinction between AH as a genre in itself and AH as a setting for other genres?
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    Identifying a Nazi Official (for a vignette)

    That works for me, glad to see you’re going ahead with this.
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    Alternate History General Discussion

    I think that certainly does go for a lot of Nazi victory AH but I can think of examples of it being done well in ways which justify the story being done in an AH setting. I don't think, for example, you could do Fatherland inside those twelve years. You could certainly do something about how...
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    Alternate History General Discussion

    You could argue that Stephen Root's character is an expy although only in a very loose sense. The problem with the show isn't how the Axis wins the war inasmuch as how the Axis won the war keeps changing whenever the plot requires it to, the same going for the characters and the setting.
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    Alternate History General Discussion

    There you go. I had been aware that the basic premise had previously been discussed but I didn't know anyone else had a book on the idea. Having a look at it now and the format seems quite interesting although it's a shame about all the parallelism.
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    Alternate History General Discussion

    I mean, he spied for the Reichswehr IOTL. If anything he was too successful.
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