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Recent content by raharris1973

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    Truman gives MacArthur the go-ahead for nuking China during the Korean War

    I'd agree that escalation is more likely than backing off short of dictating victory in Korea. But getting crews and bombs together for escalated strikes in quantity will still take time. If for some reason in 51 they were only prepared to start with 9, it means they weren't physically capable...
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    Austria-Hungary imposes regime change in Serbia in 1904-1905 while Russia is busy fighting Japan

    Probably 'the other place' - maybe here. Don't remember. Would be a tough search to engineer.
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    Truman gives MacArthur the go-ahead for nuking China during the Korean War

    With just nine fission nukes applied according the Yalu river transit region (option I), there's a 50/50 chance of causing major operational/logistical problems for the Chinese and North Korean forces in North Korea if combined with conventional UN forces tactical full court press. But the...
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    Truman gives MacArthur the go-ahead for nuking China during the Korean War

    As a "bonus" for American capitalists, the early destruction of the Communist alternative and drastic lowering of standard of living "expectations" by the Eurasian population allows them to outsource low-end and then middle-end manufacturing to cheap labor Eurasia decades earlier, undermining...
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    Germany attacks the Netherlands in 1913 in order to conquer it and secure its human capital

    A thing working *against* starvation in Germany would be Austrian and Italian neutrality, as those two, at peace and unmobilized or only on partial alert, would probably be surplus food producers and export much of that surplus to Germany. Actually, in this ATL, the Dutch might be better, or...
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    Austria-Hungary imposes regime change in Serbia in 1904-1905 while Russia is busy fighting Japan

    I've read someone else assert that in the few years after the May coup the Russians expected the Austrians might do exactly this and would have been prepared to suck it up.
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    ASBs ISOT the US from mid-1917 to September 1914, and the reverse

    US naval ships and personnel engaged far, far more speedily than Army personnel in WWI after the declaration of war - within mere weeks. This is largely unnoticed because the fleet battles were over and the US was reenforcing Allied naval supremacy. Importantly, that supremacy was only...
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    ASBs ISOT the US from mid-1917 to September 1914, and the reverse

    If the US is moved from May, June or July 1917 to a September 1914 world and seasonally appropriate weather, that can cause a drastic shortening of the United States 1917 growing season, grain crop, and harvest, a big problem for the Americans and whole Entente. @stevep - you mention the...
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    Saddam Hussein waits until Bill Clinton is US President before he invades Kuwait

    Without the Persian Gulf War making George HW Bush look bulletproof, more nationally known candidates may run for and seize the Democratic nomination like Mario Cuomo or Bill Bradley, sucking all the oxygen out of the room. From second tier players like Bill Clinton.
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    Poland gets Martinque

    Who had physical control in 1802, 1803, 1804? If France it can work, if Britain, the transfer won’t work.
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    United States New Zoomer Rep Max Frost. Is the 'Wild in the Streets' Prophecy coming true? Are the Zoomers sending us over 35ers to LSD camps next?

    I found it quite amusing the new 25 year old first Zoomer Congressman Maxwell Alejandro Frost of Florida basically shares the same name as the Youth Supremacist President Max Frost in the 1968 dystopian speculative fiction film 'Wild in the Streets...
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    AH Challenge: No African-American 20th century 'Great Migration' north and west

    When did the shift from the 1890 census calculation basis for quotas to the 1928 demographic basis occur?
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    AHC: Delay Chinese Exclusion in the US for as long as possible

    Ilya Somin is such a libertarian he probably is an an open borders fanatic and doesn’t think she’s can control immigration nor care that they can’t.
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    AHC: Delay Chinese Exclusion in the US for as long as possible

    well that’s because after 1936 they had the mechanical cotton picker. They wouldn’t have it in the 19th century and did occasionally talk about Asian replacement then.
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    AHC: Delay Chinese Exclusion in the US for as long as possible

    Isn't there something about naturalization in the Constitution? And how could the states regulate immigration in place of the federal government? Is there legal precedent for having to naturalize to citizenship when moving from state to state? Aren't all states assumed to reciprocally recognize...
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