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    Best Pre-AH.com Internet Alternate History

    For All Time was the timeline that led me to the AH online community due to being hosted on AH.com back in the day; I think it was similar for many people, so it probably ranks as one of the most influential works (if one that shows its flaws very readily). What If Gordon Banks Had Played...
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    The Sixteen States of America

    You wanted to make another of your stealth LTTW references, admit it
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    Crisis? What Crisis? - An immersive alternate 1979

    I saw the show again last night. In fact, I ended up in charge* the Civil Unrest/union negotiation side of things *
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    Alternative Alternate Leaders of the Labour Party

    Jonathan Edelstein used Wells as Britain's first Socialist Labour PM in Male Rising, albeit in a party system that was already radically different. Barbara Castle is an interesting one, though I keep having to remind myself it's happened in two SLP works so far (she becomes leader in Agent...
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    Granadaland: What if we still had 'Television for the North'?

    Inspired by Mazdaposting; don't say I didn't warn you. When commercial television was launched in the United Kingdom in 1954 under the auspices of the Independent Television Authority (which ran ITV, or 'Channel 3' to the sequentially-minded), the franchise for the North of England was...
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    AH On Screen: Wider Acceptance or Latest Fad?

    I do feel the SS-GB adaptation gets a bit of an unfair rap on this forum. It’s by no means perfect (Archer’s voice and that final scene are the ones that spring to mind, along with some of the pacing changes), but it also addresses some of the problems and faults of the book. The climactic...
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    ‘A New England’ was right there
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    AHC: Alternate Longest Ruling Leaders

    I know, and he probably has the best shit of all the ones mentioned on this thread to actually do it. I just couldn’t resist the obvious snark.
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    For King & Country: An immersive theatre experience based on Operation Sea Lion

    It was the lavender pocket-square what won it
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    The SLP Flag Thread

    The orange-black-brown combination makes me think of a post-*Apartheid Boer state.
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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    According to Wikipedia, they were a league team for about twenty years before WWI. Two things I learnt from the resultant Wikitunnel: Middlesbrough Ironopolis have the best suffix There was (briefly) a league team in Bootle, which would have made my previous Mersey-centric post so much easier*...
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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    This is appropriate, given one that occurred to me while perusing the non-league results this morning: alternate club suffixes. Not necessarily for existing teams, just ones that aren't as common as the usual suspects (United, Rovers, Town, City, Albion, Wanderers...). To start with: Social...
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    Advancements in technologies made obsolete before they were perfected IOTL

    A borderline case (related to my previous one) - audio amplification. In virtually every context imaginable, vacuum-tube amplification has been superseded by transistor and digital methods on account of the latter being smaller, lighter, cheaper and more durable. The only real trade-off is that...
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    Advancements in technologies made obsolete before they were perfected IOTL

    One field related to the airship discussion is that of ocean liners. There undoubtedly continue to be colossal improvements in shipbuilding technology, but there has been no Blue Riband holder since 1952. Imagine how Queen Mary 2 might look if she were expected not only to be the height of...
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    Advancements in technologies made obsolete before they were perfected IOTL

    Digital audio fidelity was the first thing that springs to mind. I suppose it's not technically obsolete, but when was the last time (or the first time, come to that) you saw somebody with a Pono? The problem, I suppose, is that it's very hard to get past the simple issue that lower fidelity is...
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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    Keeping with my regional chauvinist theme: giving Merseyside as many League clubs as Greater Manchester (GM currently has seven). There's the three current league clubs to start - Liverpool, Everton, Tranmere (the latter only just returned after a three-year absence, albeit with ninety-odd...
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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    Never mind the strips, the two Newcastle clubs maintaining a separate existence is a fascinating PoD in itself. Suppose West End avoid their financial difficulties and become a professional side like East End; does Newcastle have the population to support two professional sides long-term? On...
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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    Two suggestions of my own: *Alternate team colours of national sides - I have the mental image of the Wales side being known as 'Y Melysod' ('the daffodils' pls do not fail me google translate) because of their yellow jerseys, possibly in a TL where the St David's Cross became the national flag...
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    Football PoDs and alternate possibilities.

    I think if you do have a nationwide football association, the Home Nations are still going to have their own FAs in some form, but they'll function more like the County FAs do in OTL (i.e. as grassroots-focused organisations). Home Nations teams will also probably still happen, but might only...