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You wouldn't happen to be User:Chinofilipino from Il Bethisad who also calls himself "General Tiu", would you? If you are, I'm Misterxeight on the wiki, the diehard Hellenic Nationalist. :D Mr.Xeight 16:48, January 3, 2010 (UTC)
You should take out that list of successor states - it does not seem to be required for the article, and it will hinder other states there. The Yangtze Warlords bit also sounds a bit off to me.
Lordganon 7:20, June 9, 2010 (UTC)
The Yangtze warlords are a coalition of warlords in China whose territory happened to be near the Yangtze river. They are defeated and destroyer mainly but some escaped to the Dragon State, which did not join the Yangtze Alliance. The Rump Chinese government attempted to annex it, but shelved this annexation of the Yangtze provinces for a while because the rump Chinese needed to rebuild their crappy economy.
Flag of Balleny
I am very honored you wish to use Bellinsgauzenia. Please do, and have fun with it. Just peace be sure to mention that it was based off of the GWS timeline. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 15:58, April 9, 2011 (UTC)
Hey, General tiu, unfortunately I'm not the author of the timeline anymore and I can't approve anything. Sorry about that. ChrisL123 15:20, August 6, 2011 (UTC)
I'll see what I can do. Any particular elements you want included ?Marcpasquin 03:52, September 24, 2011 (UTC)
Bellinsgauzenia Rank Insignias
Checking about White Russian military, many units' officers (for economical reasons) eschew the gold braidings on their boards and instead used coloured fabrics or simply put the insignias on the plain shoulder straps. Also, some collaborationists units (ROA) used pips instead of stars.
- So, combining the 2 with the addition of the National COA, hows this:Marcpasquin 22:49, September 24, 2011 (UTC)
- Just got around to do the whole table Marcpasquin 17:16, October 7, 2011 (UTC)
Re: Interesting Find...
Thank you so much for the find. However, I don't believe this had anything to do with GWS, but rather with another project called the Federated States of Antarctica (which I also happen to be a part of). --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 15:22, March 23, 2012 (UTC)
Hello there, fellow Pinoy Althister!
I saw your ideas for Namayan in Luna: Earth II, thought it was very fantastic. I wonder if you have any maps of this colony. If so, can you show them to me? Thanks! Godfrey Raphael 13:32, April 23, 2012 (UTC)
i love your history of Korea
i want see alternate history of Korea is featured Filipinos and Indians by --Jinie 03:32, May 17, 2012 (UTC)
Re: Found this!
Re: Alternate History genius...
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. But everybody is entitled to their own opinions, and I have nothing I could really say to make them change their minds. As for my "genius," I am flattered, but I am no genius. Especially with that timeline (which I have been somewhat ignoring for years now). --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 20:50, August 26, 2012 (UTC)
Re: Manchu Alphabet
Wow! Thank you so very much. This will really help me out in my alternate Manchuria.
Also, I have to admit that I nearly crapped my before I realized that this was your account (since I remember you posted a uniform idea for the CSA a while back). So just to warn you, the next one who watches your page will be me. I also have to ask, are you incorporating my idea into your work? Nothing against it, just curious. Especially your version for the flag of North Japan looks a lot like mine (especially the older version I used). I also came across your roundel for Bellinsgauzenia, and I am quite surprised you never made mention of this to me (or maybe you did and I lost track of it), because I absolutely love it.
That was more closer to the ranks in OTL Imperial Japanese Army, but with some modifications, I think.
I would like your permission
Greetings. A few days ago, you made a logo for a fictional Alaska oil company. I really love the design idea, and wanted to know if you would allow me to make a cleaned-up, vector version of your design; and you it for my timeline. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 17:44, October 23, 2012 (UTC)
- Thank you so much. Here it is in all its glory. Hope you like it. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 02:44, October 24, 2012 (UTC)
Just realized I forgot to answer you question about Korea. What I have in mind (as of now) is Korea becoming a protectorate of Russia, with Russia loosing its influence after the Russian Revolution (at which time Japan takes over). As for today, I see Korea fully integrated into Japan (much like Taiwan). I also realize you brought this up several posts before (I have been quite preoccupied lately, so forgive me on that).
I also know you mentioned the Philippines (which I can see you are quite the Filipinophile to boot). At the present, I now see no major change towards ATL and OTL. I misjudged how easy it would be for the US to have a presence in the Pacific, even without a coastline. In short, I currently have plans to have the Philippines becoming an American colony just like OTL.
However, I recently came across the fact that around the same time, there was a rebellion taking place on the Philippines. This reminded me of a timeline you came up with on DA. I may be interested in using this idea for my timeline. After all, Russia was giving aid to Mexico, why not further destabilize Spain by making adding a new front. After the war, Russia would gain the Philippines (and maybe the Spanish East Indies), becoming a colony. I would love to get your two cents on this idea. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 01:21, October 25, 2012 (UTC)
Ah, that's not my original idea. That was one of the ideas that Marshal Braginsky have. I just merely modified it as my own.
And another one. I am thinking about the national anthem of Manchuria in Russian America. The problem is I had trouble finding someone who could translate the anthem into Manchu. The anthem is the same anthem used by FirstStooge in his Manchuria in the Myomi Republic TL.
General tiu (talk) 19:34, October 25, 2012 (UTC)
Re:Fascist China Flag
- Oh, I think I get it now. Actually, China isn't fascist, but nationalist (much like neighboring Japan at the time). Since Japan is weaker ATL, Germany continues to cooperate with China. The flag of "fascist" China would be the flag of modern day Taiwan (with the sun-symbol being the symbol of the ruling Kuomintang Party). So in a way, Taiwan's flag is kinda fascist (in that its flag is based on the ruling party). So thank you, but there is no need for it (sorry to burst your bubble). Also, interesting CoA for a communist Japan. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 20:43, November 12, 2012 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your contribution to my timeline page. By the way, how do you get those translation in Manchu?
Strangely, I can not open the page?
I got the emblem from this:
Re:Korea in Russian America
Thank you for getting back to me on this. However, if I mad add.
- While the Soviets would support a Korean communist state (after all, Kim Il-Sung was "Korean Stalin" and Kim Jong-Il was even born in the USSR because of which), I doubt Moscow would go against Japan. If not for the fact that Japan was on the Allied side of the war (and Japan getting attacked by the Axis getting sympathy from Stalin), then it would be the fact that an initially weak Japan prior to WWII would not spook Stalin in moving the already large population of Koreans already living in the USSR, meaning a "Soviet Korea" could (in affect) be made in the USSR (which I do have plans of organizing for this timeline). In short, the Soviets would most likely leave Japan alone (and focus on Axis China).
- While I wouldn't doubt an independence movement, I tend to consider a weaker Japan's moves towards annexing Korea to be more "gingerly" (if I may use that word). Japan gained Korea after the Russian Empire fell to communism, and would probably annex it when China grew more powerful. I also site that the Japanese may look much differently at Korea, and may adopt an attitude that Koreans are Japonic (see Korean hypothesis), taking action like what Japan did to the Ryukyu Kingdom (Okinawa). While not perfect, I see Japan being much better to the Koreans that a single nation would last with little to no problems (compare it to England-Scotland or USA-Texas). And with Japan being an Ally (and attacked by China), a national pride would develop, and Japan's growing power during the Cold War would help out as well. ([www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=226067 check this out])
Sorry, but I still support Korea being a full part of Japan. As for the Philippines, I have decided to give up on that idea. They are too far from Russia, the Russians would (and should) be more focused on Oregon, and I believe the Americas (and the Japanese) should retain their claims to the islands (with Japan gaining Micronesia in this case). --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 04:55, November 19, 2012 (UTC)
- I still have to go and work on Japan's page and history, but Korea would be annexed into Japan, with Tokyo's intentions of integrating the peninsula under similar intentions as was with Ryukyu and Hokkaido. There may have been a special case for the annexation of Korea (considering that it was a larger body to integrate), but I am not too sure. Regardless, Japan would remain pretty much the same as OTL's pre-WWII government (just with them being allies). However, I do see that this government would not last long under the progressive rise during the Cold War, and Japan would be restructured and democratized by the 1970s. I guess it could be this time that Japan could be structured much like the UK (with Korea and maybe Ryukyu, Hokkaido, Taiwan, and Micronesia) becoming equal members on par with a central Japan (Yamato?)—making Korea on par with Scotland. As for Korean being an equal language, I don't see this. Though it would be a regional language, Japanese would become the de facto language on the peninsula (and the de jure language in the Empire). I actually rather like this idea, so I will have to look into it. UPDATE: I made a quickie map of how Japan may look. The Empire of Greater Japan (which would make more sense to me as a name) would be composed of six "countries" (or whatever Japan would want to call them [koku maybe?]), which would be similar to how the UK is divided into countries. Not sure about how they would be named, so correct me if I am off.
- As for Africa, I can't say (not an expert on Africa... yet). My guess is that it would remain the same (adding potential attempts by Russia to colonize Africa, which fail like OTL). While Peru/Tahuantinsuyo would remain Spanish, they would gain independence by the 1880s. I do know Morocco (or rather Western Sahara) and Equatorial Guinea were Spanish (the later plays a recent role in the 13 Fallen Stars timeline), I couldn't say how Spain would react to having more time in the Americas (especially since they would have a difficult time reaching Peru without Panama [but having the Straights of Magellan could help solve this problem, maybe]). --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 18:15, December 5, 2012 (UTC)
- OMG! I lol'd. This is why I love Japan. But I would advice being careful about showing me these things (я люблю хентай) XP. I do find if funny how much they have toned down Hitler. And yes, I also think I like Tito as a MILF. Lol, quite interesting.
- As for Hetalia... not sure what to say. To be fair, I am more into "Scandinavia and the World" over Hetalia, but it sounds good either way. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 17:07, December 8, 2012 (UTC)
Re: Manchuria translation
I really wished you would have asked before editing the page. The nation is called the "Republic of Manchuria," not the "People's Republic of Manchuria." --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 23:05, December 17, 2012 (UTC)
Re: Divided Japan
I haven't been active on it for quite some time now. However, I still have ideas on the timeline, and many interesting paths that this timeline can take. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 18:29, January 17, 2013 (UTC)
- I still have no idea what the problem is, but I still couldn't see it. It would show up for a second, but then it would disappear. My guess is that it was a bad file or something. I was able to get it to work (by acting quickly when it came up). I downloaded it to my computer, and corrected it a little so it would be visible. But now the original page won't work for the remainder of existance, so I re-uploaded it (hope you don't mind).
i like your timeline
- Korea (Dae Han Jeguk: an Alternate History of Korea) whom i like it by
Re:New Manchu SSR CoA!
Hello, hello. I just noticed you uploading a COA for an Uyghur SSR, and it hit me that I forgot to write you back from yesterday. Both are wonderful, and I thank you for them. But if you don't mind me asking, where did you find the translations for "Workers of the World, Unite" in Manchu and Uyghur? --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 19:36, February 7, 2013 (UTC)
Re: Sports Teams in Russian America
- Yep (sorry to say).
- I am very well aware of Igor Sikorsky. But whether he would chose to relocate to Alaska is debatable here. It depends on how he would feel in the US, and whether he wanted to live amongst Russians again. Either way, I don't believe he is required to be Alaskan here.
- And just for fun, read about Peter Demens, a Russian who founded the City of St. Petersburg, Florida (which is only an hour away from me XP). Quite ironic. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 04:12, February 11, 2013 (UTC)
Re: Russian America again...
I wouldn't worry about them too much. Those guys are too pessimistic for my liking, and tend to tear everything apart to their basics (not looking into variables too much). Plus IIRC, they don't like this site at all. So I will not indulgent them by responding, and I would appreciate that you do the same.
If any consolation, given the amount of stuff that I have looked into and encouraged by many (like LG) that it was not possible, none have gone up and told be that RA is ASB or impossible. I took into account several variables, which I admit is a long shot, but I will stand by this argument that if you really look into it... a lot of things OTL are long shots and still worked. So again, don't worry about it.
As for the COAs... I wouldn't sweat it. That file is already here, and this site isn't as strict as Wikipedia on such images. Do what you think is right. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 01:58, February 15, 2013 (UTC)
Re: Recommend New Union...
I do not wish to get involved, and I would appreciate it if you leave it alone as well. And for the future, I do not wish to be informed of these off-site topics like this anymore, because I have no interest. Thank you. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 18:37, March 6, 2013 (UTC)
- I would also appreciate it that you remove your post of New Union put on there, as I do not want to get involved and I have not given you permission to advertize it. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 18:40, March 6, 2013 (UTC)
Re:Nuclear Weapons States in Russian America
Hm... never thought about it before.
Obviously the US, Russia, the UK, and France get the bomb. India, Pakistan, and Israel would probably follow. And yes, Japan gets the bomb, and China is pushed out from doing so. Actually, Japan detonated a nuclear device in 1945 (in of all places, contemporary North Korea), but was unable to perfect it prior to Hiroshima just weeks later.
Alaska would not have the bomb, neither would Mexico. I do have a Cuban Missile Crisis-like entity happening in Alaska, in which fears that the US would be allowed to station missiles in Alaska leads to the Komandorski Islands Crisis.
Also depending on how South America becomes after one idea being thrown away; I also had an idea that with Colombia (called New Granada here) becoming communist, they allow Soviet missiles to be stationed there. Whether or not the US acts in time like Cuba OTL I haven't figured out yet. This is just a working idea. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 02:26, March 13, 2013 (UTC)
Re:Alaska Airlines in Russian America
Quite funny you should've brought up airlines. Aside from you recent deviant upload on a Manchurian airlines (which I love the coloring on, if I may add), I was also looking into airlines for Alaska.
Most likely something along the name "Alaska[n] Airlines" would come around. "Alyeroflot" I don't think would work. "Aeroflot" (the Soviet/Russian national carrier) means "air fleet," while "Alyeroflot" would mean "Alaska fleet"? (doesn't have a ring to it). Also given the timing that such an airline company would come out (i.e., during the height of the Cold War), I doubt Alaskans would favor getting too similar to the Soviets (consider the Alaskans at the time being like how the Anglo-American relations were in the early 19th Century).
- "Aerositka" and "Aleut Air" would not work either (they sound too regional). The non-Alaskan ones sound alright, but I am not too focused on them at the present.
- Thank you for the coats of arms suggestions. Also funny you should've brought it up, check this out. I have been working on this idea for quite a while now. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 00:13, July 20, 2013 (UTC)
Re:Canada in Russian America
In the world of a great doctor: "You're just not thinking fourth-dimensionally". With no confederation, the French would remain centered in Quebec, while the English would focus on Acadia and Borealia (including the US). While Justin Trudeau wasn't born in Quebec OTL, he would most likely be born in Quebec ATL. I am well aware of his father (thanks to Jim Carrey), but I never heard of Marois (but she would be alright). --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 22:01, August 5, 2013 (UTC)
I think it will be better if we explore the history of Korea tself from 1895 than starting the TL with Boxer Rebellion in China on 1900. If you do that, you can have two Koreas earlier but a united, stronger Korean Empire later after the World War II. Maybe it will be less Korean-wank, but the result will be more plausible than your recent TL. :) FirstStooge (talk) 02:29, August 14, 2013 (UTC)
Re:Society of Alaska in Russian America
Very interesting idea. However, political preferences aren't determined by your ancestry or religious affiliation, but more so by your upbringing. The best example would be the Dakotas and Minnesota. Both are populated by Lutherans and have mixed Scandinavian-German ancestry, but the Dakotas are mostly conservative while Minnesota is mostly liberal. But in the long run, the most religious would be conservative, while the more secular would be more liberal. So in some regards, governorates like Kenai and Idaho would be conservative, while Sonoma and Shelikof would be liberal.
As for Alaskan Slavs being completely anti-communist is correct in the most part, but not the total part. Remember, several parts of Alaska were once communist (including Shelikof), and would retain a liberal feelings. Much like OTL, it varies. Also, Alaska would be much like the US when it comes to environmental concerns (i.e., not so much Cascadian), I also doubt environmental concerns would be seen any differently in Alaska than OTL (hippies and commies are similar but not the same). I'm working on a "red-blue state" map of Alaska, showing which party affiliations each governorate has.
I have no idea what you are talking about on "non-natives."
Pretty much the same as Quebec (or Scotland). Taiwan may be more Nipponified by today (especially with China attacking Japan ATL, and China becoming a quasi-puppet after WWII). I have no idea what would become of the Philippines. The way I see it at the present, they remain Spanish up until decolonization, and follow similar paths as their neighbors in development. Germany still buys the Spanish East Indies (including Guam), but they are split up between the US (likely requesting Guam), UK, and Japan after WWI. That's how I have it at the present, but it is open to change if there is something better. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 17:42, August 16, 2013 (UTC)
- Didn't know that about Canada (makes me proud to be a quarter Canadian). Given that the area would probably have a lot of non-European emigration (possibly including many freed slaves from the US and Chinese workers), Alaska would be pretty diverse. As for equality, that may be a trickier question. My guess is that it would be better than the US, but nowhere on par with Canada.
- Yeah, I'm deciding to get rid of a divided Germany. The idea is in noway how I originally envisioned it, and in the long run all the Allies believed that a united Germany was better (though how to unify it was the issue).
- I still need to work on how Japan and Korea will function together, but I don't think it would be like Canada. Probably more like the UK in some senses, in which Japanese has become more understood, but Korean remains a regional language. Can't really say anything about K-Pop, though I love Psy's new single.
- Given decades of Soviet rule, I doubt Uyghuristan would diverge too far from the other Central Asian republics. If anything, it would probably follow a similar path as Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan (gradually moving away). I doubt they would reinstate the Arabic alphabet, it would be overcomplicated to the Cyrillic or Latin alphabets, plus none of the other Central Asian republics did this (not even Tajikistan, which is closer in language to Afghanistan and Iran).
- While Mongolia is another story, I doubt Manchuria would do this. Manchuria would be more so like Kazakhstan, having a population divided between Manchus and Russians (more or less on equal bases). The Russian's wouldn't like this, and given that Alexander Rutskoy becomes President (a guy who threatened to bomb Tbilisi if they continued to attack their break away republic), Russia is allowed to lease Dalny for the Pacific Fleet, and other irredentist feelings among the Russians; I doubt the Manchus would overwhelmingly wish for this. Maybe they would do so for academical and cultural purposes, but nothing standard.
- Glad you like it, because I am not satisfied with it at all. Probably going to have to work on it again.
- Can't say where ATL's equivalent to Silicone Valley would be. Likely in the NYC area, or maybe in Cuba (I could see it become a California of sorts). Side note, did you know before the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro played extras in several movies (true story). Also the northwestern states (OTL Dakotas and Montana) could be a place of interest (much of the tech jobs are moving there OTL), plus it makes it closer to Alaska. As for Gates and Jobs, they would likely still be American (tough I will have to some research before I can say fact). Steve Wozniak might be interesting (he could possibly be Alaskan given his Polish ancestry). --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 16:44, August 17, 2013 (UTC)
Re:I think I could borrow some ideas here...
No, no. That one is too ASB even on its beginning. I just cannot imagine how Korea allied with Germany will save them from Japan. I mean, Japan's strength during early 20th century in Asia is impossible to getting undermined, especially after the Russo-Japanese War. Especially on that TL, I cannot see the exact time when Korea developed its military. If it's started in 1900 and then Korea declared war in 1908...POP! The North area will goes to China, the Central will goes to Britain and France and the South will goes to Japan. A suicide for Korea.
I am sorry, but the powerful Korean Empire pre-World War II is very ASB one to be realized as the political and geographical position of the country was a very unfortunate one, squeezed between expansionist Japanese Empire, powerful Imperial/Soviet Russia, rotten old power China and the king of the seas British Empire. Unless one of them is eliminated, that is impossible for Korea to become a fully sovereign nation. FirstStooge (talk) 00:56, August 21, 2013 (UTC)
Re:Russian America Question
While the Ninilchik dialect would be a base up north, it would not be the solid dialect. My guess is that Alaskan-Russian would be divided into a few dialects depending on region. Nililchik would probably be the core of a Kenai-Kodiak-New Irkutsk dialect. Likely there would also be separate dialects for the Bering Sea/Far North, New Russia, New Albion (slightly English-influenced), Idaho/Oregon, and Sonoma (which I see as sounding like how Russians think Californians sound like [a lot of "dudes" and such]). Though all of these dialects would probably have more influence from Far Eastern Russians (as opposed to Muscovite/standard Russian).
It would indeed include more Aleut, English, and Ukrainian words (probably also Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew/Yiddish, and German to name a few). Quite amazed at how fast you responded on the larger Ukrainian population (it's only been a few hours since I posted that page). LOL. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 16:09, August 22, 2013 (UTC)
Come to think of it, I haven't put much thought into what the chervonets would look like. Personally I would like the currency to be multicolored (much like the euro or Canadian dollar) or possibly having a single base color and adding a distinctive color to each denomination (much like what the US dollar is currently doing). As a supporter of John Green, I would also hope Alaska eliminates their 1 kopek/penny equivalent (much like what Australia, NZ, Netherlands, Finland, have done and what Canada is currently doing). I would support the 1 chervonets being a coin, though having the 5 and 10 sound odd to me (probably better for them to be banknotes).
As for your suggestions, they seem workable and interesting. Though if I may critique:
- Having Baranov and Kuskov would be fine, though I believe you have mixed the two. Baranov was the Governor of Russian America and founded New Archangel, while Kuskov lead the expedition that founded Fort Ross. Either way, good idea.
- Kinda curious how you consider Pashovsky worthy of being on money. My fault for not writing it down as of yet, but I foresee Pashovsky being somewhat despised in Alaska (particularly on his radical handling of the Bering Crisis). I see him as Alaska's equivalent of Richard Nixon and George W. Bush, but I still need to work out the history. Irregardless, I would rather that the Washingtonian stance and not have any contemporary leaders on the currency, with the only exception being Michael Luchkovich (who I'm considering to be Alaska's first president).
Also (though I've mentioned this before), I love how you are incorporating topics I only just recently added (in this case that giant egg from Alberta). Thank you again. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 00:17, August 25, 2013 (UTC)
Re:How about these scenarios?
I must agree with most of comments on that threads. Korea as a Great Power truly implausible at that time.
- About 1st scenario: Korea was not a militaristic society as Japan. Japan's expansionism was driven by their samurai class as the war means the jobs for the unemployed samurai that removed from their high social status within Japanese society. Japanese government initially needed to make war as much as possible to please the former buke class so they can modernize Japan peacefully without too much resistance as the samurai did on the Boshin War. However, if Korean government influenced by the nationalists such as Shin Chaeho, Korea indeed will claimed some part of Eastern Manchuria (not the whole region) that regarded as the true homeland of Korean people, but not as far as Shandong, Ryukyu or even Taiwan.
- About 2nd scenario: I agree with democracy101's comments. Korea will has much better future if its call the Russians instead. But, the idea of Korea seized Manchuria alone, still too ASB...
- About 3rd scenario: Much better! I like it...no, I love it! That's the great one, I agree with this idea. :D
- About 4th scenario: If Japan avoided Korea, Korea will fallen under Russia's influences and probably will ended with fate as same as Mongolia. And, Koreans are never arrogant, psychologically they are very sophisticated people, loved more art and science than war and loved more beauty and aesthetic than power and money actually.
Re:List of Alaskan Presidents
Thank you so much for the suggestions. Korchinski may be okay, but I'd prefer to get more conservative leaders for the early years. But given how odd Canada's political parties are to an American like me (i.e., "progressive conservative" [an oxymoron in and of itself]), I will have to look at where these people will fit in Alaskan politics.
George Ignatieff would likely not work here for two reasons. The first is that he was born in Russia, and likely Alaskans would prefer Russian American-born leaders upon independence. The second is that his history (OTL) first lead him to the UK and than to Canada. In an ironic twist, I was more interested in his son (Michael Ignatieff) as a potential president, but both would likely be Acadian if anything. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 16:38, September 3, 2013 (UTC)
- Well given that I was initially skeptical of even finding a few people from OTL, I find it amazing that I have almost completed my list in only a few weeks. So even if it takes a few more weeks to finish it, I can wait (I only need one more person).
- Metis? If you mean creole peoples, than yes there would be. In all likelihood, the majority of Aleuts and other native peoples of Alaska would be able to trace some of their ancestors back to Russia (likely very few pure-blooded natives). I haven't given this aspect much thought. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 16:15, September 4, 2013 (UTC)
I actually did receive your post on Hendrickson, and I have been well aware of him prior to which. In fact, I'm considering him as the final president to finish my list (his credentials appear there). Given that Finns were once Russian subjects and Finns would likely make up a sizable chunk of Alaska's citizens, I would doubt there would be opposition to a Finnish president. Can't be any odder than the US electing a Dutchman who spoke broken English (but it still happened). --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 00:36, September 5, 2013 (UTC)
Re:Olympics in Russian America
I'm more amazed at the fact that I was just thinking about this as well. But seeing as Tokyo was just selected to host the 2020 games it shouldn't surprise me that this would ignite both of us. LOL.
I'm debating as to where the Olympic games will be held OTL. I'm debating whether to completely alter the games all together. I'm also interested in having Alaska hosting two games (the 1976 games seem like the best bet). I would also be interested in pissing of the Brits and have Moscow or NYC host the 2012 games, but let's see how alternative the games become ATL. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 17:49, September 10, 2013 (UTC)
- Am I to guess that you are bringing this up because of my Russian language organization idea? LOL.
- I highly doubt Alaska would take any part in the organization. The CIS was design to somewhat mimic the Commonwealth of Nations, only amongst the former Soviet republics instead of the British Empire. Alaska was neither part of the USSR (which is an understatement) nor fully invested in Eurasia, so Alaskan membership in the CIS would be rather pointless when other organizations might be better. I would also doubt they become an observer, but it depends on what the definition of observer is.
- New Archangel may be okay, though I'm not too sure it should be a choice. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 14:55, September 11, 2013 (UTC)
Re:Other Russian American questions...
I plan on getting to Kodiak eventually. Nothing really new to add at the moment.
While an interesting idea, I doubt Alaska would be in a position to make a claim. I may look into this as the region is virtually the area Bellingshausen first sited (hence the "Bellingshausen Sea") and the area is on the Pacific. But in the long run, Russia and the United States would have more means and power to claim this region (if at all).
Taiwan (not to mention Korea and the rest of the territory part of ATL Japan) are direct territories of the Empire. All are divided into prefectures and treated the same as those on the home islands. While Korea may have gained some autonomy from Tokyo by today, it would be no different from the autonomy that the countries of the UK have today. Taiwan would've been completely integrated by today and comparable to Hokkaido (though the non-Japanese population on Taiwan may be larger in comparison to the Ainu in Hokkaido and the Kurils). --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 04:57, September 21, 2013 (UTC)
- Glad to hear that you like it. Personally I hate it (still looks to commie to me). I plan on making some sort of new one in the future. No promises, but I have had my eye on something more like this COA idea for Cascadia. It interests me because it could show a hint of being Soviet (the wreath and banner, though this design is used outside communist states) and a hint of British (a shield). I was considering having three symbols on such a shield, with the upper part being divided between a double-headed eagle (representing Russia), the three English lions (representing the English/British), and the bottom part being a blue background of 18 stars (representing the governorates).
- The only problem with this is that I would prefer to make a vector version of this (but it would be time consuming). But now that I think about it, I may simply photoshop this image to be more what I want (at least as a temporary version). Check in later for that.
- Maybe the Borealian CoA could be something like OTL Canada. The population would combine English colonists and mixed-French fur trappers. Maybe instead of the maple leaf it would be the Metis infinity sign. Including English and French symbols, maybe it could include Inuit and other native symbols. Just a thought.
- I would think the Manchurian CoA should be Soviet in nature. Uyghuristan possibly something similar to Turkmenistan or possibly like Uzbekistan (thought the Uzbeks use a Soviet-styled CoA). --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 03:30, September 22, 2013 (UTC)
Re:I am thinking of revising the Eastern Awakening TL...
I don't think so. I still prefer the idea about "Daikoraikoku" instead because I still think it is a very great, unique idea. A concept of East Asian Union also can achieved in "Daikoraikoku", not only just on your recent idea. FirstStooge (talk) 13:05, September 25, 2013 (UTC)
Re:Military of Alaska in Russian America
Looks pretty good to me. I started the page for you and made it a proposal. You are more than welcome to continue the page. Though if you don't mind, I do have some suggestions and a few corrections.
Given that Russia, much of its neighbors (Finland and Norway of all places), and Mexico use conscription military service, maybe Alaska would do so a well (or at least did and recently ended this practice). Just a thought.
I'm not so sure Alaska would have the second largest military in North America. Given that Mexico is in a better situation from OTL, it may be bigger than OTL. Though given the Cold War (and funding from both the US and Mexico), Alaska may be bigger. I will have to look into this a bit more before I can say how big Alaska should be IMHO.
I would guess that Alaskans would prefer to not get involved in the Gulf War or the South Ossetian War. The Gulf War served little for Alaska in threat or reward to get involved. South Ossetia (if it happens ATL) would also not get involvement, as Alaskans would also not support fighting in the Caucasus (which is Russia's jurisdiction).
Though in regards to additional conflicts Alaska may get involved in. Possibly the Balkans in the 1990s. Alaska would likely back the US in Afghanistan after 9/11, and would likely follow them into Iraq (though they may pull-out a few years later). I doubt they get involved in the Middle East during the Arab Spring, though the use of chemical weapons in Syria (current event) may push Alaskans to pick sides (much like the rest of the world).
Re:Alaskan Version of Farewell of Slavianka
I've pretty much been thinking the same thing. I plan on making an article at some point in the future, but the title and lyrics would be completely different, while the melody remains the same. The lyrics may have come about during the Alaskan Wars, so something along the lines of comradely (not trying make it too Soviet).
As for the Nazi-connection, I would say it's a yes and no answer (and complicated at that). To simplify, Alaska and the White exiles who moved there would likely think of the Nazis the same way as the USA and the USSR at the time. There would probably be a large number of Nazi-supporters in Alaska (due in part to Alaska being anti-communist and seeing the invasion of the USSR as a liberation of the Motherland from communism), but this would be no different from the support in countries (e.g., Argentina). I also doubt Alaska would emerge to be the definitive voice of the White Movement, and those living in Russia would likely ignore Alaska for the safety of the closing Nazis. In short, I doubt there would be any change from OTL.
Though since were on the topic, I have been debating whether or not Alaska may have been the destination of some fleeing Nazis or Nazi-supporters. Likely some Nazi-supporting Whites and other pro-Nazi Eastern Europeans (Bulgarians and Greeks come to mind). Though this idea is a WIP. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 03:04, September 30, 2013 (UTC)
Re:Cossacks in Alaska
I have no doubt that Cossacks would be living in Alaska today. Would they establish hosts like in Eurasia... possibly (though they'd be on similar par with those living in Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk). Maybe Russia uses the Cossacks to help police early Russian settlement in Oregon (would likely make their neighbors cautious) and maybe a few hosts are established across Alaska (maybe hosts on the Columbia, Yukon, Fraser, etc.). But much like OTL, these hosts would cease to exist (or at the very least lose the privileges they had under the Russian Empire). I could maybe see these remnant hosts help police and fight during the wars, and there may still exists hosts for ceremonial purposes.
As for the natives adopting a host-system... maybe. Doubt it would help them out much in preserving their territory, but could affect how native reservations are handled in Alaska. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 14:55, October 12, 2013 (UTC)
Not sure I would call this a detailed canon, but yes you read right. In a nutshell, this is TTL's version of the Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition in 1907. Seeing as the 100th anniversary of Fort Ross was a few years away, I decided to scrap 1907 and moved it up. As for what it would entail, likely a combination of the Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition and an exposition on the distinctive Russian American culture. I'm also debating whether the 1962 World Fair would be held in Alaska (seeing as it was for this that the Seattle Space Needle was constructed). What Shanghai Expo? --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 01:14, October 16, 2013 (UTC)
- I had a feeling you were talking about 2010, but had to be sure. Can't really say what it would be like, but I'm not overly interested in expos. So its up in the air.
- Can't really say what is with China ATL. As of what I have in mind now (may change over time) is that following WWII, China is partitioned between the British and the Soviets, with the Japanese forming a pro-Japanese government in Nanjing (think of what the Japanese did in Manchukuo, but China). Much like in Germany, Japanese troops would occupy China, which will last for decades. Occupation would likely last much longer because Stalin is very unlikely to not support communist forces (such as Mao and Kim Il-sung), meaning the Japanese troops are to not only assure peace in China, but to prevent the spread of communism (Japan may also take a stronger role in Vietnam). I'm also debating whether Japan may follow France's idea with Germany and makes China more economically connected with them (think of Japan's idea of a Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, but more in lines to the European Union).
- The situation would change around the 1970s/80s when continued involvement in Asian affairs (also combined with likely economic issues and growing push for democracy), Japan has a "revolution" (not really, more similar to those in Taiwan and South Korea [i.e., they reform themselves]). In the crossfires, Japanese troops would leave Vietnam and would begin to provide more and more autonomy to China (an early version of Germany's reunification). By today, Japan no longer has military control over China (though they may keep some military bases there) and the two nations would have a similar relationship that the British, French, and Germans have with each other (or rather MUCH better than what China and Japan have in OTL).
Not sure China getting nukes would be tolerated by the Allies. In all likelihood, Japan (and possibly the Brits) would likely share nukes with China (something like what NATO does [furthering my idea of an "Asian Union"]). Though the idea of an Israel-like situation may be interesting, though it would depend on the Sino-Japanese relations (which should be better ATL). Though if such a program were to be done, it wouldn't happen until the Japanese forces leave (which would happen around the 1980s). By this time the Cold War was dieing down and Japan would still remain a vital ally against communism. Also, I'm not sure how Indian nukes would intimidate China (especially since Tibet would become a buffer state), though the argument of "prestige" could come into play. Though I will admit that if China gets nukes by the 1990s, it would be funny to see India's reaction to both Chinese and Pakistani nukes happening at once. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 02:41, October 18, 2013 (UTC)
Re:Well, you know... Cuisine
I'm well aware that Belarus is a cliche, and I'm well aware of Belarus' character on Hetalia. Not sure what you're trying to say to me. You don't like the idea?
I have no doubt that Han Chinese would be living in the Soviet Union (with Manchuria, Mongolia, and Uyghuristan being the likeliest places). Many (including those who supported Mao) would likely find themselves either settling down in the USSR or continue to fight Japanese-backed nationalists in the Mainland. As for them using Cyrillic, I wouldn't doubt it. Whether they re-adopt Mandarin I think could vary. For example, the Tajik people are divided between the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan and those living in northern Afghanistan (IIRC, there are more Tajiks in Afghanistan than in the country that bares their name). Despite independence, Tajikistan still uses Cyrillic, while those in Afghanistan (even during Soviet occupation) continue to use Arabic. Granted, this could very well be due to a (somewhat) pro-Russian government taking hold in Tajikistan (had the civil war their gone the other way... who knows), and Mandarin is the MOST spoken language in the world. In all likelihood, it varies. The older generations would probably use Cyrillic, while the younger generations may begin to move back to Mandarin. But in the long run, Uyghur would be spoken more there.
Not sure calling Manchuria a "North Korea" would fit it (at least government-wise), more like Kazakhstan. While Manchus would make up the majority, I still see large numbers of Russians still living in the country (making up a pretty good chunk of the population). Russian may still be spoken greatly among the people, but around the same amount as those in Kazakhstan. I also wouldn't doubt there being large-scale migrations following WWII (happened in Europe as well), with Manchus heading to Manchuria and Hans going to China. Many of these would likely take part in the Soviet space program (check out Interkosmos).
Sounds pretty good cuisine-wise, though I would also add American dishes in there as well. I also see Alaska becoming a major coffee-drinking country (similar to the Nordic countries and the Pacific Northwest OTL). --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 15:53, October 19, 2013 (UTC)
- Alaska being a coffee-happy nation: yes. Starbucks being that chain: maybe not. Looking into it, the three guys who founded Starbucks were from Iowa, New Zealand, and California. While the one from Cali smells of potentially being Alaska, the other not to much. Maybe create chain from scratch (much like Alneft). Though if Starbucks were to be this chain, the name would likely be the same (from what I've read, the three guys were teachers and named their chain after a character from Moby Dick).
- I can't really say what Tibet would be like (not that I know what Nepal is like). Either way, it would likely be in a better situation than OTL. The COAs look alright. I may go ahead and make an edited version soon (I like the one you used in the infobox).
- I hope you don't mind me asking, but its been bugging me for a while now. Given that you have taken a lot of interest in this timeline, with the majority of your talk page being from me... why haven't you directly asked to take part in the timeline? If you are interested, I would be love to see what you can add on your own. Aside from reading up on the Editorial Guidelines (if you already haven't), you are more than welcomed to join. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 03:36, October 20, 2013 (UTC)
I know you have expressed your disapproval with Korea remaining Japanese, but this is an area I've wanted to explore for a long time (plus it makes sense if Japan is an Ally). The longer it stays Japanese the harder it makes it to get independence (just look at Scotland). I do agree that Korea being an ally of Russia makes sense, and does happen ATL (Russia makes a protectorate out of it), but the revolution and the rise of communism pushes Korea closer to an awaiting Japan. In fact the most noted supporter of Korean independence would likely be the Soviets and communists (lead by the exiled Kims [I also envision a "Korean ASSR" being established in Manchuria]), which may push more away from independence. Sorry to say but Korea remains Japanese. If I change my mind down the line, you will be the first to know about it.
While I'm not an expert on the Philippines or this person (let alone any religious people), I believe I found a potential hole in your idea. From what I've quickly read, he lived and worked in Shanghai, only moving to the Philippines after the communists take over (around the late 1940s I believe). In this timeline, the communists don't take over in China. If no communists, and the Japanese (OTL) pretty much leaving him alone during their occupation, I don't see it being too different ATL. If anything, he'd probably remain in China, but this is from what I've read.
I've actually looked into Sagallo, and as much as I've would've wanted to make it work, it doesn't look like it can. The best way to simplify the colony is calling it an "African Fort Ross," meaning some Russians built a colony wherever they pleased, hoping the "landlords" don't kick them out. In the case of Fort Ross, the Spanish were in a weak position to push the Russians out (OTL), and it was decades later before the Russians sold it off (ATL is different because more Russians move to the area and Spain got more paranoid). In the case of Sagallo, the French (who claimed the area) were in a position to fight, and kicked the Russians out they did. The area was too vital for the Suez Canal (which even if the Russians kept the area it would be of little use since the Brits and French controlled the canal), and most likely the French would keep in mind what happened to the Spanish in Fort Ross (ATL) and kick them out much earlier than that. Also, Russia's involvement in Africa isn't necessary because Russia's colonial ambitions would be in Asia and North America. Much like why the Americans didn't get involved in the Scramble for Africa, Russia was a land empire with more than enough territory to go around. I doubt any change would come out of Ethiopia, pretty much doomed to suffer the same fate it did OTL.
I don't think those Yukon hats are any different from the ushanka. Though if anything, Alaska's ushankas would may be more "Canadian" in appearance and distinct from the Russian ones. I have no doubt Russians and Ukrainians would make fun of Alaskans, so long as Alaskans make fun of them in return. I wouldn't accept the three being completely kind to one another. XP --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 02:06, October 21, 2013 (UTC)
- I believe I mentioned this to you (but I could be wrong), Korea becomes part of Japan more "peacefully" than OTL, with Japan annexing them around the 1920s or so under mutual Korean support. While there would be no dual monarchy or anything nearing a federation or UK-equivilent, Korea would (as of recently [1980s or so]) would have much autonomy from Tokyo. I am leaving open the future aspects of more autonomy or federalism in Japan or that moves for an independence referendum are taking place (much like Scotland). But in the end, everything will be okay for the peninsula.
- I wouldn't take New Granada at face value as of now. This is a vague idea I added when I was expanding South America months prior (which ended in disaster). It wouldn't surprise me if LG didn't notice this and it will be a dud as well. But as of now, I see it becoming communist because... it could've happened OTL. With the US taking more say in the Caribbean, they would no doubt treat New Granada more aggressively (something like a Banana republic). With a liberal government not taking form in the 1860s (for various reasons), liberal and more radical socialist ideals take hold in the country. Following communist revolutions in Russia and Alaska, New Granada has one as well (I believe a communist-backed strike took place in Colombia OTL, but it didn't go anywhere). That's about it, but still needs to be worked on. But I'm afraid it will remain vague until South America can be organized, and I have many ideas I wish to explore in the coming months.
- Vietnam would still have communists, the difference is that China avoids communism. Given the chaos of WWII, the communists would no doubt go south (as well as north) to avoid and fight the Japanese and pro-Japanese government. Communists also supported Indochinese independence from the French, and gained support. I'm oversimplifying it, but Vietnam and all of Indochina would likely become communist. The only MAJOR difference is that Japanese forces would take a more active role in Vietnam (at least as active as the US was OTL). I have an idea (though I have no idea how workable this would be so please don't take this as going to become canon), but continued Japanese backing and men would help to preserve the South Vietnamese government (when in OTL the US gave up and allowed the communists to take over). The South becomes a Japanese-backed government and is able to survive following their departure. Unification may take place (with the South possibly being much better off than the North, thereby becoming a Germany). Like I said, not set in stone. I have no idea about Cambodia.
- Albania could be a possibility, though without Yugoslavia (or Greece) not being Soviet-backed states, I'm not sure how long Albania would remain pro-Soviet. One idea that may be interesting to consider is it become pro-neutrality and pro-Yugoslav (leaving open the possibility of a "Greater Yugoslavia" and making the 1990s more interesting ATL), but this is just a random idea I just thought up. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 17:08, October 21, 2013 (UTC)
Not sure what you mean. If you mean the person who has China join the Axis and gets involved in wars with its neighbors, that it would likely be Chiang Kai-shek. He was the ruler of China OTL, and was initially backed by the Germans OTL (before they sided with Japan). Never heard of Wang Jingwei, so I can't say where he'd play in all this. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 00:36, October 23, 2013 (UTC)
- Maybe, or he backs the Japanese like OTL (kinda like a Charles de Gaulle, but he dies before the war ends). Either way, not sure.
- You need to be more specific as to what you are suggestion, because I don't completely understand what you are getting at. Are you asking if Denmark and Greece could wind up as Soviet satellites? If this is what you are asking, the answer is... eh. I doubt Denmark would go this way (unless the Soviets go further than OTL, which I don't believe is the case). Greece on the other hand... possibly. I believe twice this almost became a reality. Stalin originally wanted Greece in his sphere of influence (but the Western Allies talked him out of it), and I also believe communists were almost successful in winning a civil war there (I also remember reading something that had the commies won in Greece, they were going to give/sell their half of Macedonia to Yugoslavia). Whether it's successful here is a variable. Though if it does happen, it could affect Alaska, as I could very much see many of these Greeks immigrating to Alaska (religious reasons would play a main role in this). I will keep this in mind. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 15:01, October 23, 2013 (UTC)
Eastern Awakening: Is it open?
Re:Apologies and a question
Lol. No need to apologize for him, especially since I'm not going to get involved in this (let LG and Imp sort it out). If anything, I should apologize for the stupid things my country's been doing lately.
As for New Quebec being a part of Canada, the answer is yes and no (if that makes any sense). Officially, it is an autonomous settlement on the planet Venus under the protection and funding of Canada, the United Kingdom, and (to a lesser extent) the US, and France. Sorry to complicate it, but its the truth. To simplify this a little more, it can be called an "external territory" of Canada, but under the Venus Treaty (which that article needs to be written), no Earth government is to officially govern territory on Venus. In other words, compare it to the many external territories of the UK (such as the Falkland), just with much more autonomy due to the vast distances involved. Hope this makes sense. -- NuclearVacuum 22:32, December 1, 2013 (UTC)
Re:Inner Mongolia banknotes
In my opinion, the coat of arms signifying the Mengjiang (puppet state that created by Japan in 1939) was theoritically still exist between the Soviet invasion of Manchuria and the establishment of the People's Republic of China. I think the Soviets never officially abolished the Mengjiang in 1945 and only handled the administration to the local communists, who probably being more Soviet-oriented than the CCP-oriented ones as the coat of arms resemble more with the coat of arms of the USSR than the Chinese Soviet Republic's. That's means the Mengjiang/Inner Mongolia was de-facto independent for four years during the Chinese Civil War and the sovereignty of the Republic of China was nominally unexist on the area at that time.
Re:Communist Anthem for Japan
Sorry, last time I searched about the song that fit with my ATL Republican Japan, it was took about a year to do that. So, I assumed that it will almost impossible for me for even search a song that decently fit as a communist anthem for Japan.
However, you can search the Japanese revolutionary songs more by typing "日本革命歌" on Youtube
Re:National Anthem of New Kamchatka
Re:Soviet Union in Sochi
I have nothing specific for those timelines (as of now), so I don't see any difference from OTL. The games only just begun, so I can't say for sure if there's going to be any difference. I do have an idea involving the Olympics for New Union, but this will be looked into further when I get back into that timeline (which may be soon [there's a lot I want to cleanup on there]). -- NuclearVacuum 02:47, February 8, 2014 (UTC)
Re:BTW, rank insignia for Japanese Armed Forces
Interesting. I have three possibilities regarding the insignia:
- Replacing the Chrysanthemum with Sakura one (Sakura flower is represent the courage and honor, know as the "romantic, but brave flower" of Samurai, and today used by the Japanese Polices as their insignia)
- Replacing the Chrysanthemum with the Beaming Golden Star (the Beaming Golden Star is used to be represent the RJAF, just like the Red Star for the Soviet Red Army)
- Maintaining it, but with the version that used by the Republic of Ezo, as the Chrysanthemum is got to be represent the old glory of Japan when it still remain an Empire.
Really? I will check it then
Thanks. I think the insignia with chrysanthemum and seven-pointed star is very nice too. I will working again on the RJAF page soon after I finished my writing on World War II, Japan and Sino-Japanese War. :)
Re:Crimea in Russian America
It's still too early to really tell what's going to happen with the Crimea OTL, and I'd prefer to see what happens before I make any decisions. However, it's been a head canon of mine that the Ukraine is more pro-Russian in Russian America (think Kazakhstan to a degree), so the situation happening OTL won't be an issue here. I may also have Crimea become part of Russia early on following the collapse of the USSR (when the world wouldn't care so much about it), but nothing set as of now.
- Forgive me, but I've never heard of nations having national costumes. If you mean something like a traditional wardrobe (like kimonos in Japan or lederhosen in Germany), than I haven't really considered.
- Given that the Yaghan people (who I loosely base the Ognians being related to) wore very little articles of clothing, chances are the "national costume" of Ognia would be the birthday suit. But given the more colder climate of Antarctica, the Ognians may have ditched this and went with warming clothing. In that regards, they probably won't be too different from the clothing of the Inuit and possibly northernmost clothing of Russia/Siberia and Scandinavia.
- If you have any ideas, I'm more than open. Especially since I never even considered this aspect of the timeline. -- NuclearVacuum 16:35, May 17, 2014 (UTC)
When it comes to these names, I would take them with a grain of salt. I wasn't the one who came up with them, so I can't say for sure if they are accurate (i.e., of Polynesian origin or just random gibberish).
As for how many? Can't say precisely at the moment. Likely no more than 5% of Bellinsgauzenia's population (though probably much less than that). Native Americans make up about 1% the US population, while Aboriginal Australians make up 3% the population.
Hope that helps, but I'm not going to be focusing on the AIPs for a while. I do intend to work out how the relations between the Bellinsgauzenian government and the native peoples would coexist. -- NuclearVacuum 00:41, May 27, 2014 (UTC)
- I don't know what the national anthem of Bellinsgauzenia will be. Farewell of Slavianka (or a variant of which) may be it, but haven't finalized this yet.
- I'm not into sports, so forgive me if I don't have much knowledge (let alone enthusiasm) about this FIFA. I'm quite surprised to see the US has participated, so I don't see why Bellinsgauzenia wouldn't. Though I do believe football/soccer won't be the most popular sporting event in Bellinsgauzenia. My current guess is that it would be either curling, hockey, or possibly even cycle ball. -- NuclearVacuum 14:50, May 27, 2014 (UTC)
- Are you referring to the three islands together? I know little about them, but if they weren't given to South Africa OTL, I would doubt the Brits would hand them over to a another (and generally more distant) dominion. More than likely they'd remain the same. -- NuclearVacuum 16:10, May 30, 2014 (UTC)
I believe I've mentioned this before, I'm not a military expert. So what I say on the matter could be very off.
First off, I've definitely been intending for Bellinsgauzenia to be operating aircraft carriers. Quite surprised to see how few have actually being used (again, no military expertise). Though depending on how early they get into the game, I would assume Bellinsgauzenia would've already had a fleet by the 1980s.
As for whether they would wish to purchase some from the former USSR? I don't see why not. In fact, I'm working on the notion that following the USSR's collapse, Bellinsgauzenia scrambles to acquire Soviet technology and scientists to come to Antarctica. Mostly on the guise of keep them from selling their knowledge to terrorists, but definitely to expand their own fields. Depending on their situation at the time, I suppose Bellinsgauzenia may go for it. -- NuclearVacuum 01:23, June 5, 2014 (UTC)
- Did I mention that I'm no good with military stuff. Excluding AK-47s, all that is just gibberish to me. XP
- Forgive me for that, couldn't resist. While I'd think Bellinsgauzenia would design their own rifles, it sounds pretty good at the moment. -- NuclearVacuum 01:22, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
... "Pimp my gun"? Now I've heard everything.
Sounds about right for Bellinsgauzenian Russian. Though I've also included that they've also held onto many language rules which the USSR gave up in the 1920s. In comparison, think how the PRC uses a simplified version of Mandarin, while Taiwan keeps the traditional writing.
I've never heard about Mummerset. But what I currently have in mind would be New Devonian English would be a "in between" Australian and South African (if that makes any sense). What I mean is that it would have similarities to both those dialects (which I suppose Eduardian would be as well), but New Devon uses more Russian loan words. New Devonian Russian would pretty much be the same dialect used in neighboring New Ukraine. -- NuclearVacuum 01:58, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
- Now there's something you don't see every day. I contacted the site to let them know they're wrong, so thank you for bringing this to my information. LOL.
Interesting find. Seems about right on Nazi New Swabia. Though both out of laziness and its similarity to Bellinsgauzenia, I may keep the design as is. As mentioned, it looks similar to what Bellinsgauzenia is using. -- NuclearVacuum 01:57, June 19, 2014 (UTC)
Re:Found this in AH.com1
LOL! I'm not 100% sure if the map is supposed to be RA. Along with Polynesia, half of the Kuril Islands are part of Russia (which is not the case in RA). Regardless of which, it's clearly based on the timeline and I thank you for bringing it to my attention. It sure made my day. ^_^
Re:LGBT rights in Venusian Haven
Long time no see. XP
I've been pondering this exact topic for months now. All in all, you are pretty much on the dot here.
Despite its origins, I don't really see Hilal following the other Arab nations, and could possibly see them taking (at the very least) a neutral stance (a la Joran?). The others may follow Russia's example and outlaw propaganda.
As for New Florida, I wouldn't leave them out just yet. I see the nation as being more libertarian in nature, which may leave them open to expanding LGBT rights (if not on the state level).
I'd also leave open the possibilities that New Kamchatka and Saigyo would also recognize same-sex marriages as both would be more progressive then their Earth counterparts. I'm also considering the (damning) possibility that NK did so in a national referendum just recently. I'm not completely sure about Tianlin.
As for Reagan, it should be noted that it has not become canon yet (and is still a WIP). But yes, they would not support this and would likely follow a Russian example. As for the other WIPs, not too sure. -- NuclearVacuum 18:15, June 29, 2015 (UTC)
Re: Communist Japan Anthem
I am sorry for asking this, but I think your question is a bit of ambiguous. I still do not understand what opinion that you wanted me to give to you. ^_^"
If it is about lyrics, then it should be not sound aggressively or provocatively, like calling for a revolution, the unity of workers and peasants, people's war, etc. Instead, the lyrics of North Japanese anthem should be more pacifist in tone and promote national reunification in general. Remember, Japan is already defeated by the Allies and the communists must turn down that everything called for revolution or socialism in general. You can use East German anthem lyrics for example where it promoted national development, brotherhood, peaceful society, and national reunification, in contrast with North Korean anthem that even sounded more nationalistic even than their Southern counterpart or PRC's anthem that called for the people's war against imperialism.
Re:Alaskan Presidential Elections in Russian Americ
I'm currently not active in the timeline, so all this can be changed later on.
Excluding Leman (which I believe I clarified already), I'm not sure whether the men you suggest have any Russo-Slavic ancestry.
As for who may succeed Atamanenko, not too sure. I intend to re-examine the presidential lineup when I get back into the timeline. I also wish to rethink the political platforms of the two parties.
Those who I currently have in mind as "potential candidates" are Gary Johnson (Garry Johnson ATL) and Brian Schweitzer, both of which have Russian ancestry (though Schweitzer is of Volga German decent).
RE:Great White South and Polandball
Thank you for the link, I'm very happy to see stuff like this.
I'm also glad you like my Hainan idea (didn't think it was that original). Though to be fair, this is only an idea, so it might be scrapped down the line (we'll see).
I do have another major change I plan on doing in Asia, and among the reasons for it is because I know you will approve of it full-heartedly (and maybe one that you'd like to fully contribute on). Please respond if you want to know what it is (I also want to see if you'll reply). -- NuclearVacuum 03:38, August 9, 2015 (UTC)
- I think this is the first time you've responded to one of my replies. XP
- Anyway, the idea I know you'll like is that I'm thinking about Korea gaining independence from Japan by today. My current scenario is that during Japan's liberalization during the late 1970s, Koreans push for greater autonomy and ultimately independence. Bowing to pressure, Japan allows a referendum to take place, which results in a "yes" vote. This referendum would take place around the early 1980s.
- I also have more ideas as to what this Korea would look like. I imagine them keeping a parliamentary system (as was Japan), but replacing the monarch with a president (a la Germany). I also seen them quickly establishing good relations with the USSR and later Russia, harking back to the time when they were a protectorate of Russia (though also as a counterbalance of Japan's influence). Though awkward in many ways, I still see them having good relations with Japan (a la Portugal's relations with Angola and Mozambique). Communism/socialism may be popular within this nation, though it would be nowhere near OTL's Kim juche.
- Depending on how far Japan was able to "colonize" Korea during its rule, I would see a sizable Japanese population remaining within the peninsula. I'd also suspect the Japanese language would be co-official to this day (a la Swedish in Finland).
- That's all I have for now. What do you think. If I do this, I would love for your to work on the article. I would love for you to be more active in the timeline (as opposed to doing your usual "drive-by commenting" [nothing against, just saying]). -- NuclearVacuum 20:51, August 9, 2015 (UTC)
Glad you approve.
I'm not too sure how Portugal would be affected in this timeline (more likely little to no change). I assume you're interested because of my current ideas for Macau. As mentioned with Hainan, this is only a proposal and it could very easily turn out to be bad information on my part. But assuming my scenario for Macau is accepted, I still don't see East Timor remaining Portuguese for long. This is because Indonesia quickly annexed the colony (following Portugal's withdraw from the colony following the end of the Estado Novo). While there may be a case for Macau to remain Portuguese for a while longer (before gaining independence by today), I don't see much hope for East Timor avoiding the same fate as OTL.
As for Cape Verde, the only thing I can say is... possibly? For all intense and purposes, Cape Verde (though further) would've been in a similar situation to those of the Azores and Madeira. I recall reading that Cape Verde (and I also think São Tomé and Príncipe) could've easily gotten the same treatment as the other two, so this could possibly be workable... but not too sure.
Re:New National Anthem for Alaska
Do forgive me for the delayed response (I completely forgot about your message until just now).
As for this hymn being a potential national anthem of Alaska, I can defiantly see some promise. I'm rather surprised of its use as a "Russian American" anthem during the Cold War.
Re:Alaska Airlines in Russian America 2
Lol, I think we've already talked about this. XP
I'm still rather intent on the main airline of Alaska being called "Gorizont" (formally Gorizont - Alaskan Airlines), which came about from a merger of two separate airlines (Horizon Air and Alaskan Airlines). But overall, I don't see it being the only company, I'm sure other airlines would exist (I just don't have any ideas).
I absolutely love the idea of them pandering to a Russian image (I was already seeing this).
I'm not a sports fan, so I was planing on working out Alaskan hockey teams slowly. But you are more than welcome to suggest team ideas. What exactly do you mean by "third Oregon team"? I don't think I've come up with any so far (or any that exist). -- NuclearVacuum 18:24, October 18, 2015 (UTC)
- Lol, that still doesn't answer my question. What are the first and second teams from Oregon/Vladikaskady were you referring to (as I know of none).
- You've also asked me several times about the Philippines (lol). I have absolutely no idea what will become of the islands. The may still acquire them following the war, but with the US not having a Pacific coast/major force there, it debatable on my end.
- The only ideas I have right now are:
- The USA still gains the islands (a la OTL), but instead moves to recognize their independence (a la OTL Cuba). No American colonization.
- The USA remains out of the Pacific during the Spanish-American War. Either Spain looses the islands around the same time or they sell them to Germany (which was proposed). Following WWII, the islands are made into a mandate of Japan, which makes them into a puppet government (doubt they'd annex it).
- Nothing really changes from OTL.
- All in all, I have absolutely no idea. Do you have any constructive ideas? -- NuclearVacuum 00:38, October 19, 2015 (UTC)
Funny that you should mention this, as I have also been pondering the Hollywood question, though my original thought experiment was on where Back to the Future (happy belated Future Day, BTW) would take place.
Given their "similarities" to California (sunny, paradise, money, population, etc.), I'd predict that Florida and (likely) Cuba would become the the California equivalent(s) here. I'd also suspect Florida would have a larger population than OTL and may also have shifted as a Blue State politically. By comparison, I'd suspect Cuba would be the ATL equivalent of Nevada (in particular it's Mafia connections) and would also see a population increase following statehood.
As for Alaska, I'd suspect that Ross would become a likely destination for cinema. Though I wouldn't count out Columbia being a commonly used filming area, especially among American film companies. Ironically, Vancouver (OTL) is commonly filmed in as many see the area as "more American than the USA" (lol).
Would you mind clarify the Czech comparisons for me. I'm unaware of Czech films in general (let alone it being "edgy"). I'm aware that they made a reality-type game show in which contestants had to live in conditions similar to the Nazi Occupation of Czechoslovakia. Am I to guess this is part of the edginess you were referring to? -- NuclearVacuum 05:21, October 22, 2015 (UTC)
- Glad I was right on the edginess, as I can't find any articles describing this in detail.
- By "Anglo-Saxon" are you referring to the multiple Commonwealth nations? While I'm not completely sure what Alaskan films would be like, I'd still keep the edgy possibility open. Ignoring the religiosity of Alaska (which would be similar to the USA), most films would be done in Russian and (thereby) not as widely viewed in the rest of North America (at least initially). Though this whole subject will have to be expanded upon in the future. -- NuclearVacuum 21:02, October 22, 2015 (UTC)
Though Alaska has English-speaking governorates, it be more like comparing OTL's French-speaking Louisianans (et al.) as opposed to Quebecers. I think the same thing would apply to voice-over work, which could either be Acadian or Borealian as opposed to Alaskan. Ironically, a large number of Russians love anime and American cartoons, so I suppose Alaska could dominate the Russian-speaking market for dubbing.
I'm really glad you like the yefimok idea, and I'm eternally grateful for the link on Alaska's parchments (I wasn't aware of them having existed). They give me many more ideas for designs and history. In regards to the symbol, I've actually played around (in my head) several possibilities, and the dollar sign just continues to become the best option for me. Anything involving an "E" just mimic the euro sign (though Alaska's would've come first?) and using the "Ф" (F) looks too much like a zero with a slash (which is what many people use). One reasoning I have for the dollar sign is that combining the Cyrillic "Е" and "Ф" could give an illusion of an "S" with a slash through it (i.e., "$"), so I hope that helps. Like I've said, it a work in progress.
Alaska would've been divided during the Soviet reforms of the Russian language. My guess is that all of these independent nations would've adopted the reforms individually. Shelikof and Sonoma would've likely been first, while Oregon and Sitka would've been last (Columbia wouldn't have cared at the moment). When Alaska is reunited, then the reforms would've become national. It wouldn't surprise me if some of the old spelling remains in use to a degree (similar to color and colour).
I'm very, very, very sorry, but I don't see any appeal in a divided Belarus. For starters, I've already have a timeline where Brezhnev dies in office (Venusian Haven). Secondly, I don't see how gerrymandering would result in a bigger Belarus, as you'd have to get cooperation from all parties in order transfer territory (which Russia and Lithuania would be very hesitant to do).
- Regardless, I'm still sorry and I don't wish to upset you. I've had many of my ideas turned down before and it can be very distressing at times, so I really hope I haven't done so to you.
- I'm going to have to start watching Hetalia at some point (not a big anime fan). Though to be honest... would Hetalia even exist? The show centers on the Axis Powers, which Japan (ATL) would not be a part of. My guess is that the series may focus on Japan wishing to remain isolated (still shamed by their defeat in the Russo-Japanese War) and being pushed into the war (a la the United States). I could also see Germany trying to convince Japan to side with them, only for China to ruin it.
- I would agree that the fan-made characters for Alaska focus more on OTL borders and don't take into account any of the major changes this timeline has gone through. Despite all of that, I'm rather fond of a Creole (Aleut-Russian) persona, as this plays into the nation quite well. In fact, Benny Benson (the boy who created the Alaskan flag) is actually of Aleut-Russian-Swedish decent. Though I'd think their personality would be more pan-Alaskan in nature (not simply a northern/native persona [a la OTL]).
- As for everybody else, I'm rather supportive of them (though I'm not able to make a decent alternative). A Ukrainian-like Manchuria sounds interesting, though I'd suspect that Germany's character would not be Prussian (leave that for the real Prussian guy). Germany might be instead one of the other German states (maybe Hanover or the like).
- Before I forget, the Korea think is pretty much going to become canon, just I haven't gotten around to changing anything. -- NuclearVacuum 20:18, October 24, 2015 (UTC)
Guess You Did
LOL, quite an interesting find. I highly doubt Alaska would have anything to do with this (many odd company names exist).
Ignoring my Americentric views, my guess is that Alaska would follow the US (rather than Europe). Cyrillic signs would be quite the site for Americans, though my guess would be English signs would exist (at least in border and English-speaking areas).
Um... wasn't expecting an '80s reference (WOLVERINES!). Given that the Red Dawn "timeline" is clearly ASB, my guess is that you could have Alaska do whatever best fits the plot. Personally, I see a combination of pro-unification and outright occupation. Never heard of Amerika, so let's just go with what you have. ^^;
The only thing I can think of is whether the remake would happen. With no USSR or any communist superpower (i.e., China and the DPRK), it seems very unlikely. The only alternative is that it's about a Japanese invasion? They better leave Josh Peck alone! -- NuclearVacuum 01:34, December 21, 2015 (UTC)
- Luckily for you, I was a step ahead on Alaskan license plates. I was already keen on them being the same as the NAFTA nations, with each governorate having an array of unique designs (a la the USA). I've also been keen on Sonoma's being an exact copy of OTL California's (including Russian cursive).
- Not too sure about the standardized numbers, so I'll get back to you on that once I get caught up on it. But using only Cyrillic letters that are similar to Latin ones makes a lot of sense.
- Also (because you got me curious), here's what stop signs will look like across Alaska. -- NuclearVacuum 02:41, December 22, 2015 (UTC)
Re:By the Way
Which proposals are you referring to? The ones on the timeline or the ones in my sandbox? Just curious.
As for the Middle East, I honestly don't see any major differences from OTL. The Russian Empire had little influence in the Middle East during its time, and I don't see the USSR doing anything different from OTL. But this is based on what I know, I'm always open to suggestions.
The only major difference I can see involves Alaska and Israel. With Alaska having a large Jewish population (not to mention being closer to the USA), I could see Alaska fully backing Israel and its decisions (for the most part). Alaskan-Israeli relations may be a grey area in Alaskan politics, especially with Alaska being a neutral nation. This is still a WIP, so I don't have much details as to how this could effect the Middle East. -- NuclearVacuum 00:32, February 2, 2016 (UTC)
I too have been pondering this.
Though my knowledge on the automotive industry of the Russian Empire is limited, the majority of its infrastructure was focused in the west (Moscow and Saint Petersburg). Because these areas were the heart of the Russian Revolution, I highly doubt the industry (as a whole) could flee to Alaska as is. That's not to say key individuals couldn't end up in Alaska (I have a few in mind).
What I've been considering over the past few months is that Alaska's car industry would be very small. The vast majority of cars in Alaska would be American-made, which came about due to very friendly relations. By the 1960s and expanding from the 1990s onward, Soviet and Russian-made cars would be growing in popularity. There could've existed an ad campaign to support Russian cars as a way of helping Russian families during the 1990s. I'd also add Japanese cars into the mix (if their industry remains similar to OTL).
Off the top of my head, Igor Sikorsky (who may become Alaskan) could expand his company to include car production (similar to its expansion into trains). I'm also considering that the Russian word mashina ("car") would not be used in the Alaskan Russian dialects. Instead, the word kara would be used. This word is used in Doukhobor Russian and is based on the English word "car" (seems fitting since Alaska is next door to the automotive giant. -- NuclearVacuum 18:14, March 2, 2016 (UTC)
Lol! This really made me smile. Thank you so much for showing me this.
Ironically, I have been doing some reading on the RAC and I believe I have a logo currently in mind. I recently came across the fact that the RAC was "reorganized" into a new company called the Alaska Commercial Company (following the Alaska Purchase). This company continues to exist and is one of the biggest retail chains in the state.
I'm currently playing around with the idea of the RAC being renamed the "Alaskan Company" (or the like) following the Revolution, with the colloquial name "AK" being adopted by today. The current logo of the AC (OTL) could be reworked for this timeline.  Hope this fascinates you as much as it's doing for me. XP -- NuclearVacuum 00:14, May 23, 2016 (UTC)
Okay. You really need to stop stalking me, or at least warn me that you can read minds. LOL! JK! Please don't take that seriously (do forgive me if I scarred you). Joking aside, I seriously was reading about this prior to your message (hence the mind reading XP).
As for an answer, I really don't have one at the moment. But from what I have been reading up on, I do have two scenarios that are a starting point. The first is that they use codes beginning with "R" (which is what Russia uses). This is because Alaska would've been a part of the Russian Empire in 1913, which is when these codes were first etched out. But given that not all of these [early] codes remained the same, my guess is that this would be where Alaska was originally.
My current favorite scenario is that they dominate (if not outright monopolize) all codes beginning in "K" (which forms the Western USA in OTL). Currently, the US uses "K" for all areas west of the Mississippi River, and "W" for all areas east. Surprisingly, the original boundaries made "W" the standard all the way to the Dakotas and Texas. Since the US's national boundaries are (somewhat) comparable to this original standard, and that California (et al.) would be included within Mexico (which is "X", BTW); than I feel it might be possible that "K" (or at least the majority of it) may be assigned to Alaska (with "W" being left for the USA).
Re:TV and Articles
I haven't put much thought into television stations (as of yet). I've been toying around with a few news-based networks (akin to BBC and CNN). So, at least for now, I'm afraid I don't have an answer for you here.
- Do forgive me for the delayed response. Just wanted to let you know that I love the detail you put into your article. I especially love you inclusion of new, pro-Soviet, leaders to further justify annexation. I was unaware of this detail prior to your article, but I'm more than happy to include it.
- I only have two issues with your article, though be it minor ones. The first is that you failed to label your article as a proposal (at least when it comes to adding the proper template at the top of the page). Nothing to worry about, though please try to remember this for the future. The second issue is that I believe Mongolia would not declare independence from the USSR as early as you wrote. Mongolia would've wished to remain within the USSR, only declaring their independence following the failed August Coup (as with the bulk of the SSRs). Other than these two, the rest of the article looks amazing.
- I have taken the liberty to copy edit your article and have canonized it. Please keep up the great work. -- NuclearVacuum 18:57, July 23, 2016 (UTC)
Hm. I really love the idea of a "Deutschophonie," and I believe such an organization would (if not should) be established. However, it should be noted that most of these language-based organizations are designed to focus on language-related issues and a common heritage. Only a few instances to such organizations become more than this, but those examples were purposely designed to be more than simply language-based.
It should also be noted that the German states (Mitteleuropa) would likely be too politically diverse to allow for a more inclusive union. Prussia would likely remain pro-Russian, Hanover would be pro-Anglo-Danish, Hesse/Swabia would be pro-French, and Bavaria would (in all likelihood) follow in the footsteps of Austria and Switzerland. If anything, I believe the European Union could emerge as the preferred body for de facto German unity (IMHO).
If I may make a suggestion, my guess is that such an organization should be strictly language-based. Given the cultural and historical importance of the German language, not to mention the likely decline and discrimination of native speakers following WWII, I believe a unidirectional organization could work out just fine. I would also believe that such an organization could become far-more inclusive than simply Central Europe. Excluding those state which natively speak German, it could also include Belgium, most of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Kazakhstan, South Africa, the USA, and virtually any nation with a significant German-speaking population and/or history.
- No need to worry. You have to break a few eggs in order to make an omelette. Forgive me if that sounds too cheesy (no pun intended).
- OMG! I had no idea that such a tunnel was actually proposed. This would definitely give the Japanese more justification to keep Gyeongsang. I will need to do more research into this, but if there were serious talks about this prior to WWII (from what I'm reading), than it could be possible. Thank you for mentioning this.
- If by "Saudi Arabia" you mean "fundamentalist state," than I don't believe you need to worry about that. I have been working out a basic guideline for Tibet. In short, they become a British protectorate following WWII, gaining full independence shortly after India's departure. If the 14th Dalai Lama were to remain as is from OTL, I could see him making Tibet a constitutional monarchy with an independent, democratically elected parliament. The Swiss aspect may be very interesting to explore, viewing themselves as a buffer between the Eurasian powers. -- NuclearVacuum 23:47, July 24, 2016 (UTC)
Yeah. I may not be a Buddhist, but the Dalai Lama is doing something right for me to appreciate him the more I read up on him. I would also add that given the oppressive regimes surrounding Tibet (Japanese-controlled China, USSR, Indo-Pakistani conflict), I could see him advocating democracy and human rights strictly in spite of them.
Rather interesting idea. However, I know very little about the Roma to say whether or not they'd be numerous enough to gain an autonomous area. Even if an ASSR was established, I doubt they'd make up a significant percentage of the population and would be incorporated into a neighboring region (comparable to the Jewish AO).
As for the Roma in Alaska, I could see them resettling in Alaska. Not too sure how much of a population they would be, but they would be there. Though my guess is that the majority of them would've been immigrants from Russia and Eastern Europe, as there would be no cultural or language barrier. Wish I could say more, but I have nothing.
At least for this timeline, I highly doubt the VGASSR would be re-established. Stalin wouldn't have allowed it, and Khrushchev was more interested in having them resettle in East Germany (Alaska also being a popular destination). Otherwise, the majority of Volga Germans within the USSR remained exiled in Kazakhstan.
- LOL! Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I feel honored. -- NuclearVacuum 01:43, August 3, 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you are asking.
If you are asking whether I know of any CanAmericans who could be Alaskans, than I have no answer for you at the present. I'm not much of a sports fan, so I haven't given athletes the same attention as actors or politicians. If you have any suggestions/suspicions, I'm all ears. -- NuclearVacuum 02:53, August 10, 2016 (UTC)
Re:Native Americans in Russian America
That's a really good question. I don't know. XP
In all honestly, I will need to do more reading on this before I can give a canonical answer. But in the meantime, here are a few key aspects I believe will remain relevant.
Firstly, I doubt Alaska would follow the systems used under the Soviet Union (meaning no "autonomous uyezds" or the like). Instead, Alaska would likely follow something similar to the United States. So something akin to quasi-independent reservations being scattered across the nation.
Another idea I've been toying with would be something akin to a nationwide ANCSA, but I'm not too sure such a thing could exist as it would snub the governorates. -- NuclearVacuum 23:34, August 21, 2016 (UTC)
Again with the mind reading? Can't be good for your head in the long run. XP
Lol! Never considered the Dendy within this timeline. I suppose it could've been created by an Alaskan-based company (given that Taiwan is... Japanese). Now that I think about it, I could easily see any game-related success in Alaska spilling over into Russia. So perhaps Nintendo has more success in the Russian-speaking market ATL. Interesting suggestion. -- NuclearVacuum 19:33, August 22, 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Hellerick has already notified me about this. He and the author have been in contact and he may collaborate in the timeline. ^_^ -- NuclearVacuum 03:24, October 9, 2016 (UTC)
Scotland says "Yes"
Hi - I saw the changes you did on the Timeline page - looks good! I was having a bit of writer's block concerning Hong Kong and Tibet, but hopefully this'll help. What are you next plans for it?
Hi General Tiu - we can see what others say about the compromise, however, I don't know if the PRC would allow that. However, I have come up with the following resolution: The Chinese Civil War section of the TL will be transplanted into its own independent, though still linked, timeline. This would allow the focus of SSY to return to, indeed, Scotland, but all the great work upon China will not be lost. What do you think?
Yo General Tiu - so if we're all in agreement, we need to start moving all the Chinese pages to the new TL. The proposal Gillan has come up with is "The Dragon Splits" - do you have any other ideas for a name, or shall we go with that?
Hello once again. As i'm sure you've seen, there's been a lot going on about China in SSY. I've come to the final conclusion to move it to a new TL, The Dragon Splits. This'll give us a lot more space to move. I'm making a few edits, but feel free to edit. The main objection which has been raised is the Manchu - it seems that they're no longer a majority in their homeland. However, it is still very well possible to see the area revolt, and some may refer to it as Manchuria, but in reality it will be multiethnic. Thanks, and apologies if i'm repeating myself.
Re:Creoles and Gaming
Long time no see. Glad you are doing alright.
I consider Alaskan Creoles (for the most part) to be similar to Mestizos (just not as numerous). They could be considered Indians by Alaska, but mostly out of simplicity.
I love your gaming idea for Alaska. However, I believe the reason the Pacific Northwest has become a "gaming hub" has to do more with its location in the United States (combined with its proximity to Silicon Valley and Japan). While this isn't to say Alaska won't have a gaming culture/economy, just that I believe it would develop differently (compared to OTL).
It's already canon that Apple and Steve Jobs are Alaskan, which leaves open the potential that a "Silicon Valley" may exist as an Alaskan region. It may also be possible that Alaska may act as a hub for Japanese companies (Nintendo, Sega, Sony, etc.) to operate in North American, but I'm sure locations may exist outside Alaska (so this is somewhat moot).
As for specific companies, I prefer to base this on the ancestries of their founders. After an hour of quick searching, I have some interesting results (thought you'd like to hear them).
Atari was founded by Nolan Bushnell (a Mormon from Utah). Because of this, Atari could very well be a Borealian company. However, the current company owner is Jack Tramiel, who's of Judeo-Polish ancestry and (potentially) Alaskan. But Tramiel's family immigrated after World War II (having survived Auschwitz), I'm not confident in saying where his family chooses to resettle in (could be Alaska, or just as easily the US). If he were to be Alaskan, than there would be a slight chance that Atari may be an Alaskan-based company today.
I've also come across two (former) gaming companies which could become Alaskan companies. These include Coleco (founded by a Russian immigrant) and Magnavox (founded by a Danish immigrant to California). If played out differently, there could be potential for these two to emerge as success stories in Alaska (will need to look into this).
These scenarios also ignore the fact that Apple may also play a part in gaming (as in OTL).
Hello, as you know, most of the China storyline elements in Scotland says "Yes" has been moved to this timeline due to the complaint we recieve that SSY was becoming ASB. As such, we would like you to join in improving this sister timeline. Gillan1220 (talk) 16:22, May 10, 2017 (UTC)
How's it going? sorry for the delayed response.
Thank you so much for the link. I haven't had time to look through them in detail as of yet, but a few faces I know of appear to be in there. There also appears to be a few full Russians in this list (i.e., non-Americans). Other than that, really nice find. Thank you once again. -- NuclearVacuum 03:19, May 18, 2019 (UTC)
- Wow! Thank you so much for your coats of arms. I've actually been doing more reading and pondering about them in recent weeks.
- Hope you don't mind if I give some clarity on the matter (as I've only become aware of a few details recently). During the Russian Empire, all of it's governorates and oblasts (the two divisions at the time) had a copy-paste CoA system (see here). However, the CoAs of the governorates were slightly different from the oblasts. The governorates had a blue ribbon (Ribbon of Saint Andrew) and the imperial crown. Oblasts had a red ribbon (Saint Alexander, IIRC) and a different crown (not sure what it's name was).
- Since Alaska would've been divided into oblasts under Russian rule, I believe they would simply retain the oblastial style (red ribbon and old crown for all). I recently updated the CoA of Sonoma to reflect this.
- As of now, the CoAs of Columbia, Sonoma, and Yukon I still feel good about (though a few need to be updated with the new template). The ones for Sitka and Tongass I really want to change in the future, while I'm mixed with the design for Aleutia.
- In regards to Oregon, I've been keen on using the old territorial seal as a base. I've also been looking into having the CoA of Idaho being a mix of the Carpathian Ruthenia and American CoAs (using the flag as a reference). I've also been toying around with having the ones for New Caledonia incorporating the national flowers of the United Kingdom (Tudor Rose) and Russia (Chamomile/Daisy). Perhaps something akin to the Yeomen of the Guard's symbol.
- I also wanted to add that I absolutely love your idea for Kodiak. Mind if I ask for the reference you used for it? -- NuclearVacuum 01:27, May 20, 2019 (UTC)
Oh, wow! LOL! XP
That's something unexpected. Guess I'm famoose now.
Can you better explain what you are discussing?
- Ah. Thank you for clarifying. Your message was going everywhere that I couldn't keep up.
- In regards to your first question, I haven't given it much thought as to whether a Russian car make would be fully incorporated or simply become a subsidiary. It was something I actually thought about before writing my recent blog. Will need to do more reading before I come to a decision.
- As for your idea involving Saturn, you have my full attention. In fact, I've been doing more reading on the company's origins. More information is needed, but I do have an ambitious idea (only if the stars align, that is). But in regards to Saturn within Alaska, I do believe it would sell well. Perhaps this is GM's revenge against DeLorean. It would also be interesting to see DeLorean acquire the marque and incorporates it as their own subsidiary.
- Regardless of if/how Saturn would play a role, I do strongly agree that DeLorean would favor and promote a Saturn-like vehicle program to better compete against thr growing foreign market in North America. In fact, this was one of the reasons he had a falling out with GM and created DMC.
- Thank you for the idea. It has given me a lot to read. ^_^
I know its many months later, but I've made a response to your idea in a new blog. Feel free to check it out if you'd like.
Automotive Industry in ADFR
Well, as I know, because Alaska was independent, there's no need for General Motors, I guess. Therefore, I could concluded that Saturn can be sold to a Prussian or Bavarian company. Sorry for the disturbing.
Thank you for your suggestions. However, my list is as follows:
- United Kingdom
- United States
- South Africa
I don't see why Mexico or Yugoslavia would get nuclear weapons. Iran would be in the same boat.
I'd imagine China would be barred from having them because they were on the Axis' side. I predict that Japan would protect China in a manner similar to NATO.
South Africa (similar to OTL) and the Congo would likely develop weapons as part of the Cold War's effect on Africa.
As for Alaska, it's complicated. I've been debating on what Alaska's place would be, with the "most nuclear scenario" being that they develop a few bombs in the 1950s (with American backing) but willingly dismantle them in the 1960s.
- Quick thing I forgot to add. Kazakhstan, Manchuria, and Ukraine would've possessed Soviet nukes following the collapse of the USSR, but they all give them up. Korea would've had Japanese nukes and also gave them back after independence. Japanese nukes may have also been stationed in China, but this would be a nuclear-sharing situation (similar to NATO). -- NuclearVacuum 04:02, December 4, 2019 (UTC)
Are you referring to this specific section?
If that's the case, than this is a rough lineup of potential DMC vehicles that may be available within the timeline. Those listed in white (e.g., DMC-12) show vehicles which were either made or were intended to be made in OTL and include promotional pictures. Those listed in gold are 100% made up by me. These are mostly there to fill in the left-over vehicle models that most car companies provide and they also follow trends both IOTL and ITTL. The pictures shown for these are mostly used for comparison of what a DMC could look like (at least at release in the 1980s/90s.
A few of them were concept designs by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who also designed the DMC-12. ITTL, I'd imagine DeLorean continuing to work with Giugiaro and [perhaps] adopting these concept cars in some form.
The "DMC-100" is something I completely made up, but I feel it could exist here. The minivan was only released in the early 1980s (OTL) and DeLorean could jump on the trend. It's also ironic that Giugiaro played a role in conceptualizing the modern minivan. The picture shown was a concept vehicle called the "Italdesign Together". All-in-all, I do believe it looks remarkably similar to what a DeLorean minivan could look like.
Hope this helps.
Also, I'm not sure if you got my previous message, but I work out a new blog that incorporates the Saturn suggestion you brought up months ago. Thought you'd like it. -- NuclearVacuum 17:12, February 21, 2020 (UTC)
Re:Tesla and RV
Thank you for the interesting link about the RV.
The person behind the RV is named Bill Collins, who did work for DMC in OTL (and was also one of the creators of the Pontiac GTO with DeLorean). Given that Collins would still be an American ITTL, I can't definitely say whether or not he'd join the Alaskan-based company. As of this moment, I'll simply say 50/50. But yes, it could be possible that this RV could be part of TTL's Deloryan.
As for Tesla, I highly doubt it would be Alaskan. Here's a video detailing the history of the company, but the TL;DR version is that two Americans founded the company (their ancestries check out on my end). Elon Musk was originally an early investor and only became the CEO years after its founding. Musk is also South African, but I believe would still remain in the US for the company.
But when it comes to Tesla Motors within Alaska (ATL), I believe it would do quite well. Other than that, I can't elaborate much more at the moment.
- I'm still getting used to car cultures here in the USA, so I couldn't imagine how different Alaska's would be at this time.
- Anecdotally, my guess is that it'd be more comparable to those of the Americas (broadly speaking), with more influence from the United States and some from Russia. Because the Alaskan automotive industry was centered around consumers, the military-based style of the USSR and Russia would be lost.
- Due in great part to John DeLorean, I believe Alaska would have an auto racing culture (e.g., Pontiac GTO, Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac Firebird, DeLorean DMC-12). I've been slowly working on an Alaskan NASCAR, so keep an eye out for that in the future.
- Another thing I've been toying around with would be this timeline equivalent to the Pontiac Trans Am and it's "screaming chicken" decal. I was originally considering it would be a double-headed eagle. But recently, I've been keen to name the car "Sirin" (after Slavic mythology) and decal would depict a stylized sirin. I believe it would be SFW for all intense and purposes, but if it were to go NSFW, I could see the car turning heads and "pissing off" any Americans who happen to see it on their streets (LOL). It could also (ironically) be called the "screaming chick" (which also works in Russian).
- As for your suggestion about the Romani in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, I'm don't think it's possible on the scale you've suggested. I will need to write out the article for the islands soon, but the TL;DR of it is that Italy is successful in getting the Nicobars, settling them, loosing them to the British after WWII, who are more favorable to an Anglo-Indian state (as opposed to OTL). For all intense and purposes, the Andamans and Nicobars would be a British dominion which speaks both English and Italian.
- When it comes to the Romani, I don't see why the islands would be chosen to become a Romani homeland. This isn't to say they would be excluded from settling there, but that I don't see such a movement being any more popular than from OTL. All-in-all, I believe the situation with the Romani would be the same in TTL as in OTL. Though I still believe many would migrate and settle in Alaska (especially those who are Eastern Orthodox). -- NuclearVacuum 02:26, March 28, 2020 (UTC)