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Old 10-12-2019, 02:36 PM   #4381
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Try this one...

Kennedy-2

This Q6 world was a fairly close parallel to Homeline until 1963 when Lee Harvey Oswald was killed by a drunk driver in September of 1963. Slow changes have been accumulating. JFK has been resisting pressure from his staff to go all in on Vietnam. Someone spilt the beans on the Gulf of Tonkin so that the president wasn't boxed in. But on the downside, the initiatives JLK undertook aren't happening.

Still, Homeline is interested in something else. The sinister Chilean "diplomat" Miguel Serrano, and the Neo-Fascist mystics Savitri Devi and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Evola]Julius Evola[/url] have been demonstrating paranormal abilities. The ICops are certain it's a Cabal plot. Meanwhile the Cabal is getting freaked out. Manna levels are slowly raising across this Earth. There's no sign of Midwinter Aton but Esoteric Nazism is their style. But could this world be afflicted with a deified Hitler!

The Local year is 1965. In most things this is a very normal 1965 except for JFK not being dead. Goldwater still lost historically, but Vietnam is still on the backburner if present at all. The space program is slightly advanced over Homeline, but it the kind of things only experts would notice, though it could be big later.

This world was a mainly Low Manna world (99% LM/1% Other). But since the three Neo-Fascist Mystics have been going around the present situation is changed (89% Low/8% Normal/3%High). Whatever is happening it could put a dangerous new wildcard in the war for reality.
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:51 PM   #4382
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But on the downside, the initiatives JLK undertook aren't happening.
Who's JLK?
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:54 PM   #4383
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Who's JLK?
Forgive the dyslexic. LBJ was who I meant. I love it when I misfire on all thrusters.
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Old 10-12-2019, 03:18 PM   #4384
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So where is Civil Rights? That was the issue with the biggest long term effects that LBJ pushed through.
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Old 10-12-2019, 03:21 PM   #4385
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Who's JLK?
John Luther King, Martin's lesser known cousin.
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So where is Civil Rights? That was the issue with the biggest long term effects that LBJ pushed through.
LBJ had a fire in the belly for Civil Rights that JFK never had. However, Robert Kennedy is seeing the necessity to act and he and LBJ, to everyone's shock, are making nice with the goal of pushing for Civil Liberties. They even managed to make Gore Vidal, related by marriage to the Kennedys, join their group. Rumor is Bobby and LBJ had to beat him up, but he's an ally now.
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John Luther King, Martin's lesser known cousin.
See above correction.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:39 AM   #4388
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After the Second Opium War, the Chinese government decides that something has to be done. They reorganize the government from the bottom up, including a European-style administration, European-style education, European-style industrialization. Basically the Meiji restoration on steroids.

It is now 1914 and the slaughter is about to begin. China has been approached by both parties of the war. The Central Powers offer China parts of the British Empire and Russia, while the Alliance offers German colonies and lucrative weapons manufacturing contracts. Whatever side the Dragon Empire sides with, it will be a powerful ally... and a deadly enemy.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:13 AM   #4389
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I strongly suspect that this China would go with Germany, remember that the UK and Japan are formal Allies at this point, China wants Korea and Taiwan back, getting parts of Siberia, French Indo-China, and whatever other bits and pieces they can glom onto would be very tempting.
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Of course at this point, I'd have to say all bets are off in terms of whether Japan actually has any of those to begin with. If China is treating the Second Opium War as their Black Ships, then it's likely that by July 1894, Japan and China have very different relationships.
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