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    Prequel Problems: The Legend of Zelda

    I'm a Zelda (Very) casual, having only played Link's Awakening back when it released for the GameBoy nearly three decades ago now, and a bit of the SNES game much later, and I'm surprised that Thande's view isn't universal because it's what I've always taken as an implicit understanding. Link...
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    London Mayoral PODs

    To be specific things might diverge after 2015. Without being tied to the London electorate he'd almost certainly set himself up as a right-wing critic of Cameron during Farage mania. And on that basis and with a very small majority, Cameron might feel compelled to give him a job. Even a...
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    London Mayoral PODs

    There are no good by-election possibilities for Johnson in that parliament, at least before Newark but by that point he's going to be selected for a safe seat for the general. He'll go back into the media/journalism and do the rubber chicken circuit in the meantime. You can obviously throw in...
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    Who could be a "Democratic Reagan?"

    I don't disagree that LA Hollywood Liberal would absolutely be as predictable a charge as night follows day, but bear in mind that the Republicans have charged every single nominee since Dukakis (And plenty beforehand) with being an elitist, culturally alien closet radical. So that's par for...
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    Who could be a "Democratic Reagan?"

    Is it a Hollywood career, or is it more precisely the celebrity lifestyle? Warren Beatty and Robert Redford occassionally crop up in lists. Well, they were both close friends of Gary Hart. And, well, I'll just link this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Beatty#Before_marriage We know how...
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    Who could be a "Democratic Reagan?"

    I didn't say that. Obviously there's a huge interplay between the Republican right and segregationism post-war, which goes back at least as far as Goldwater lauding segregationist audiences in the south in the early sixties, in preperation for his presidential bid. It's just not the dominant...
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    Who could be a "Democratic Reagan?"

    Nice to know only Americans get to discuss global phenomena.
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    Who could be a "Democratic Reagan?"

    None of that is relevant to why the UK shifted to the economic right. The reason why that shift happened across the west is doubtless complex but probably mostly due to the economic contortions of the seventies. Just as with the rightward shift, you also had other common factors occuring across...
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    Stan Lundine and Dr. Thomas Anderson Proudly Present the Year 1993 (Office Edition)

    Stan Lundine and Dr. Thomas Anderson Proudly Present the Year 1993 (Office Edition)
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    Alternate History General Discussion

    As thread starter I think I should suggest people continue this elsewhere if they want to do so. We're well off topic now.
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    Alternate History General Discussion

    Your point is that being opposed to a dictatorship conquering and ethnically cleansing a territory is equivalent to Raj apologism. I'll concede that it's certainly A Point.
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    Alternate History General Discussion

    Think it's worth pointing out the only reason the notion of negotiation was seriously floated at a high level to begin with was because of the influence of pro-dictatorship people in Washington like Jeanne Kirkpatrick. Without them negotiation would have just been a UN talking point. Their...
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    Least favorite alt-history story?

    I posted in that thread, and I stlll get likes TO THIS DAY.
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    Who could be a "Democratic Reagan?"

    Agree with Mr Makemean and this needs emphasising. There was a shift to the right across a lot of the west and in every anglosphere country.
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    London Mayoral PODs

    I mean that Boles was clearly going to be the candidate until he had to withdraw. The supposed open primary was ran on a a shortlist so it was always going to be the candidate the leadership wanted. BoJo was hired by the leadership when Boles withdrew, and, as was noted upthread, it was only...
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