On 29/06/2012 7:34 AM, Straha wrote:
> Presume that the second world war is avoided in Europe and that JapanThe planet is drenched in butterflies by this, but ...
> stops at Manchuria. How does decolonization work out in this world?
> For the purposes of this scenario, presume Germany has a regime
> Also presume that Japan's military leadership turnover produces a
the major decolonization influences left alive are:
(1) Gandhi, who might succeed despite the British
Empire not being weakened by a world war, because the
BE still has to deal with the effects of the Depression,
which in turn is not brought to an end by a wartime
economy. There will then be no block to a Hindu-Islam
war in the former India, or to the Empire becoming a
Commonwealth since it was only India that had the
British monarch as imperial ruler (and "ET IND IMP"
disappears from British coins).
(2) Revolutionary influences in Algeria, to be
combated by France without a strong De Gaulle regime.
(3) I'm not sure about this one, lacking the war, but
maybe Communist revolution in Malaya, facing a stronger
Someone else may have some input on the stability of the
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