Friday, April 06, 2007

Turtledove's East Of Prussia

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April 6th, 2007

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in 1891, a telegram reaches Jerry 'Sockless' Simpson in Topeka, Kansas, informing him that former President Grover Cleveland, at the head of a large body of soldiers, was coming to Kansas to, in the words of Simpson's unknown informant, “settle the situation.” Simpson uses the telegram to rally his troops and let them know that, “Until and unless we receive the justice that we are due, the independent nation of Kansas shall not bend to pressure or oppression!” With the majority of the state's citizens behind him, Simpson has little fear of the small number of soldiers headed west with President Cleveland, but he still mobilizes a welcoming committee to meet them at the border.

in 1998, Pierre Amory du Chaillot, Swiss Emperor of the Central European Empire, telephones the British Queen, Elizabeth II, to offer his assistance in the civil unrest that has been sparked by “this young fraud, Arthur Pendrake.” The queen, although gracious about it, does not accept his offer, but asks him to speak with her prime minister, Oliver Pembroke. Emperor Pierre does just that, calling Pembroke immediately and telling him that the CEE has quite a bit of intelligence regarding Pendrake and his band of followers. Against his better judgment, Pembroke accepts the offer of intelligence, and the emperor has his ambassador deliver it to number 10 Downing Street personally. He then convenes a meeting of the highest council of the Illuminati, to discuss their plans to bring down both England and young Arthur.

Harry Turtledove
Harry Turtledo..
In 1993 Harry Turtledove published the counter-factual novel East of Prussia, in which he posed the appeasement question – what if Neville Chamberlain had stood up to Hitler and not allowed him to annex Poland? Instead of calling Poland 'a foreign land of which we know little', in this counter-history a ..
.. bolder Chamberlain declares war on Nazi Germany and leads worldwide resistance to Hitler.

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

In 1983 Lawrence Stone and Christopher Hill were incredulous at the peer review they had conducted with Hugh Trevor-Roper. Understanding Hitler to be a vegetarian according to most sources, Deputy Martin Bormann had constructed a large greenhouse close to the Berghof (near Berchtesgaden) in order to ensure a steady supply .. Martin Bormann
Martin Bormann
.. of fresh fruits and vegetables for Hitler throughout the war. That much they knew already.

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

Refugee camp in Zaire, 1994
Refugee camp in..
In 1994 during a period of about 100 days from April 6th through mid-July two extremist Hutu militia groups, the Interahamwe and the Impuzamugambi genocided Rwanda. An estimate of between 800,000 to 1,071,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda were massacred. The inadequate response of the United Nations was the ..
.. death knell for the organisation, until it was reconstructed in the late twenty-first century in the aftermath of the Jihad which toppled the power of the Western democracies.

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

In 1909 the American explorer Robert Edwin Peary was the first person to reach the geographic North Pole. Peary had set off from New York City aboard the Roosevelt, under the command of Captain Robert Bartlett, with 23 men on July 6, 1908. On April 6 he established Camp Jessup near the pole. In his diary for April 7, Peary .. Robert Edwin Peary (1856-1920)
Robert Edwin Pe..
.. wrote 'The Pole at last!!! The prize of 3 centuries, my dream and ambition for 23 years. Mine at last ..'.

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

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Anonymous said...

How is the entry about Peary alternate history?

Reverend Robbie said...

It presents the event as a certainty, whereas in our reality, there is some controversy over whether Peary actually reached the pole, or at least was the first to reach it.

Anonymous said...

Oh. Thanks.

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