LNH20: Bite-Size Tales of the LNH v20 #7: "First Republic"
seiler at eilertech.com
Thu May 3 13:10:31 PDT 2012
On 05/03/2012 01:44 AM, Andrew Perron wrote:
> On Wed, 2 May 2012 22:43:39 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
>> ... I love this concept. I have never seen a serious what-if discussion
>> about it, though. I believe this to be a failure of serious what-if
> To be fair, there could be some very real barriers that I didn't get into.
> I'm not entirely sure.
Well, there's one: Where's the Axis Navy? soc.history.what-if often
gets into religious wars about Operation Sealion for precisely that
reason. But I don't think this detail should detract from your story.
If the Red Army helps invade France, the Germans can concentrate on
building a navy.
>> * The *British* (well, probably the Australians by this point) attack
>> Pearl Harbor because they can't be sure the U.S. Pacific Fleet will
>> fight on against the Axis.
> Oh, man - I should totally have worked in Australians-as-Americans. (They
> were the ones holding off Japan! That's it!)
Well, mostly their tool for holding off Japan was Australia itself:
incredibly big to conquer, and out of the way to anywhere except New
Zealand. They needed American help to fight for everything else.
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