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Recent content by Ed Costello

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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    Carden and I went to the same school, and I can only imagine how obnoxious they’d be about counting a Prime Minister among the Old Edwardians. They haven’t shut up about Michael Edwards, and he’s been dead twenty years!
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    this is a very personal atta
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    Stupid deaths that never happened

    USS William D. Porter torpedoing the Iowa with FDR aboard would be high up on the list. Especially if FDR cops it due to insisting on being wheeled out to watch the torpedo go by.
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    Tim Curry for Stanley Baldwin biopic, when?
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    This was a great list, but I'm severely disappointed nobody has brought up ZOMBIE TIME-TRAVELLING STANLEY BALDWIN because it feels very C&C
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    Getting a UK prime minister to lose their seat

    Depending how creative one wanted to be, Harold Wilson was initially elected as an MP for Ormskirk, a seat which had long periods of being a Lab-Con (or Lab-NatLab) marginal. Huyton, his second seat, was also a pretty marginal constituency pretty much up until he became Labour leader. Wilson as...
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    What do you do when you can't sleep? I personally chose to spend an hour painstakingly copying hexadecimal codes into the forum software to bring you this list in all its technicolour glory. Coalition Coupon Retained [1] Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...
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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.