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Recent content by varyar

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    Place names in a Greater Tang China?

    Hi all, I'm considering commissioning a map in an ATL where China (however implausible it is thanks to logistics and a changing balance of power in the region) manages to hold on to the frontier territories it conquered in the 7th century, as here: Some provincial and city names are rather...
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    Elections in Qing China - Some Infoboxes and Musings

    I'm sure it'll be over by Christmas.
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    Elections in Qing China - Some Infoboxes and Musings

    I like it! What are the names of the two territories in the northeast? TTL Jilin and Heilongjiang, or something else?
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    If Zeng Guofan did seize the throne, could he arrest the decline of China?

    Fantastic and thorough post that lays out what I was kind of sort of picturing in the back of my brain when I started this thread. A China that does better is certainly not a China that 'does a Meiji but on a bigger scale' - that's not going to happen. But the former, I think, is certainly...
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    If Zeng Guofan did seize the throne, could he arrest the decline of China?

    Foiled again in my quest to keep China from imploding :/ But you make a good argument.
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    If Zeng Guofan did seize the throne, could he arrest the decline of China?

    Last fall, I speculated about how Zeng Guofan might turn against the Qing and set himself as the first emperor of a new dynasty. I'm still not sure that's very likely, given what I know about the man (which isn't all that much, I admit), but let's assume it does happen. What are the odds he...
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    Earliest Possible Decolonization

    Could WWI somehow lasting a year or two longer and costing more (in blood and money) have lead to colonial withdrawal a couple generations early?
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    Where to beg for someone to Kindle-ready a document for publication?

    As above - The Mysteries of Zillah Harvey are in their final form, and I'd love it if someone here could finalize it into kindle format and add page links to the table of contents. Which forum would it be most appropriate to solicit such a thing?
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    AHC: Keep Buffalo in the big leagues

    Probably not, but it at least takes some of the sting away. Maybe keeps a few people who'd otherwise leave the area from doing so.
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    AHC: Keep Buffalo in the big leagues

    The Sabres winning the Stanley Cup in their 90s golden age would help there. Any way to get the Bisons into MLB?
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    AH Run-downs, summaries and general gubbins

    Saw this in an article about a French airline and had to post it here: France, until the middle of the 20th century, ruled over an empire that included large areas of Africa (including Algeria, Tunisia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Chad), the Middle East (including Syria...
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    What makes a Commodore?

    Excellent article, David.
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    Review: Queensway

    A lovely, biting review.
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    Partnership with Never Was

    Great news!
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    AHC: Keep Buffalo in the big leagues

    Yeah, it's going to take a lot of absurdities to shield it from the decline of the Rust Belt. And if there was an easy way to at least staunch the bleeding, someone would have come up with it in OTL. Hmf.