Monday, March 26, 2007

39 Lost Souls

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March 26th, 2007

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Alternate Historian's Note: I promised you a collection, and we are working on it – but real life is getting in the way. Fortunately, the worst part of the real-life problems we were having has been resolved. I have found new employment (yay!). We're going to aim for an April release for the collection, and will make more announcements about it as we draw closer to actually making that a reality. And, speaking of April, our Guest Historian, Stephen Payne, suggested that it was time for a contest, so we're going to have an April Fool's Day Contest! Email us up to 3 entries for an alternate April 1st and we will post the best 10, with your own credit and link to your website (if you have one). My lovely Co-Historian says that if we can get 30 entrants, we can offer an ultimate winner a complimentary TIAH mug, but we only have 4 entrants so far! Get researching those alternate histories now, folks! The deadline is March 29th.

in 1997, 39 lost souls try to find their way to a higher dimension.

in 2005, astronaut Cathy Taylor, the first woman on Mars, was born in Bryan, Texas. Ms. Taylor, an Air Force pilot and astronomer, made the final cut for the historic mission in 2037 by virtue of her political connections – she had gone to summer camp with the president's daughters, and the president recommended her to NASA's director personally. She proved herself a worthy pilot and scientist on the mission, finding the underground ocean directly beneath Olympus Mons, which made colonization of the red planet possible.

Harrry Turtledove
Harrry Turtledo..
In 1989 Harry Turtledove published the counter-history novel Ruined Britannia, in which he posed the British Coup question – what if the military had not installed Lord Louis Mountbatten as Interim Prime Minister in 1967? The result is that the retreat from empire becomes a rush for self-destruction. Britain forced ..
.. to borrow heavily from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the late 70s to cover balance of payments deficits and then defaulted. By 1990, Turtledove postulated, Britain would be top of the agenda at the Paris Club of Debtors, ahead of Brazil. Industrial unrest leads to a socialist government financing a bloated welfare state, teetering on the verge of bankruptcy A necessary coup concludes Turtledove reluctantly.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1979 Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter signed the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, DC. Counter-signatories Britain and France agreed to withdraw from the Suez Canal Zone by 1985.Sadat, Begin and Carter
Sadat, Begin an..

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

José Martí
José Martí
In 1990 the thirty year war between American and Cuba entered a new propaganda phase as Cuba begins broadcasting TV Martí to the United States. TV Martí was created by the Cuban government to provide news and current affairs programming to the United States. It is named after Cuban independence leader José Martí. The American ..
.. government has commonly insisted the penetration of their airwaves violates international law. National Public Radio's On the Media has pointed out that while 'Cuban has spent close to a half billion pesos on TV and Radio Marti, the U.S. government has managed to effectively block the transmission signal, at least on the TV side. Viewership on the continent is estimated to be a third of one percent. One study several years ago found that nine out of ten Americans had never even heard of the channel.'

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1958 Nikita Khrushchev became Premier of the Soviet Union on this day. Two years previously he had established his authority at the XX Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in Moscow, Premier Nikita Khruschev revealed than Lenin was a shape-shifting Vampire. A number of strokes in the 1920s forced the undead .. Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Khrushch..
.. nosferatu to possess the body of Comrade Stalin to permit him to continue his misrule. He had even maintained his corpse in a Kremlin mausoleum just in case a Dracula style exit was necessary.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

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