Monday, April 16, 2007

Civil Strife

The state of TIAH

April 16th, 2007

Digg this

in 1891, the eastern Kansas border is fortified by volunteers from around the state. Major Mark Wainwright and his band of men encounter part of this fortification as they head to Topeka to free President Grover Cleveland, and the ensuing fight leaves 12 of his men dead; but he wins the engagement. By the evening, they are in Topeka and in pitched battle at the governor's mansion, where they steal the former president from the room where is being held. They fight their way out of the city, with only half of their original force left, when a stray shot hits President Cleveland in the stomach. Major Wainwright struggles with his remaining men to Kansas City and desperately searches for a doctor in the chaotic city.

in 1982, Nathaniel Strawn is born in College Station, Texas. Strawn, a mathematician by training, joined NASA's Mars Project in 2029, just in time to work on the final lander that would put his cousin, astronaut Catherine Taylor, on the Red Planet in 2034.

in 1998, a bar fight turns into the first battle of the war to unseat the Windsors, when a small group of the Royal Marines enter a bar in Swansea, Wales, that is very loyal to Arthur Pendrake. Several harsh words are exchanged, fists fly, and then the owner of the pub reaches for his hunting rifle. A marine sees him, reaches the rifle first, and shoots the older man dead. There is a moment of silence as the implications of this sink into everyone present; then, all the local pub crawlers are running home for their weapons. One of the marines pulls out a cell phone and calls back to base for help. Within the hour, the marines are wiped out by the locals, and military units are heading into Swansea. Arthur, as soon as the news hits the airwaves, puts out a call for all his followers to defend Swansea and repulse the royalists. His cold war against the Windsors has just turned hot.

Ord Wingate
Ord Wingate
In 1972 Deputy Interim Prime Minister Major General Ord Wingate, DSO reviews his report for the Conference which is to be presented at the Conference tomorrow. Ord reflects upon the state state of affairs that had let to the formation of the military government. The Labour Government had used the retreat from empire as a ..
.. reason for reducing the military and closing bases in the Far East ('East of Suez' strategy). Matters had come to a head with the financial crisis of 1967. During the disastrous 'pound in your pocket' devaluation assurances had been given to overseas investors such as the King of Saudi Arabia. The promises had not been honoured and the lion had become an ass. Senior members of the services suspected that the Labour Party was purposefully running down the size of the armed forces. Whatever the truth, by 1967, the military had been forced to act before it was too late.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - You're the Judge!

In 1942 Windsor, Montgomery and Auchinlech agree on the basics. The British Empire faces extinction in the next two decades, and the meteoric rise of the Labour Party suggests a ghastly future in which chaps such as themselves have no meaningful role outside of museum pieces.Edward VIII
Edward VIII

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

RMS Titanic
RMS Titanic
In 1912 on this day owners of the near-bankrupt White Star Line made a fateful decision. As is the nature heinous crimes, encouraging a number of conspiracy theories can do absolutely no harm. Agents were paid to supply Journalists with a number of stories in the bars and pubs of Belfast and New York. One of them was the ..
.. genuine article - the switch with the RMS Olympic - slipped in amongst a pack of other lies to cover up the truth.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - You're the Judge!

In 1922 the Treaty of Rapallo was signed by Imperial Germany and Tsarist Russia re-establishing diplomatic relations between Berlin and Moscow. After the Second Franco-Prussian war, it was absolutely clear that the Triple Entente binding Russia, France and Great Britain was finished. Recognising that the window of opportunity .. Tsar Nicholas II
Tsar Nicholas I..
.. to defeat Russia had now passed, the House of Hohenzollern cut their loses, and allied with Russia, in effect restarting Bismarck's Re-insurance Treaty of 1887. It was a smart move for both sides, and effectively gifting the hegemony of Western Europe to the Prussians.

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

Cool stuff - Let us know where you are on Frappr! and We've been Dugg

We have links again! Yay, us. Check them out on the side of the page, and if you have some suggestions, send them to us!

Visit the Co-Historian's store -

No comments:

TIAH Editor says we'd like to move you off the blog, if you're browsing the archives - and most people are - more than half of them are already on the new site. We need to be sure the new web site accomodates your archive browsing needs because we don't want to lose any readers. Please supply any feedback or comments by email to the Editor and please note the blogger site is shutting on December 1st.