It looks pretty much okay in the end than anyone thought.
The United States doubled its size thanks to Dewey and later Truman, and it even got Alaska.
The US created a Western Hemisphere version of NATO.
Cassius Madison creates a memorial society for the black genocides and leading a manhunt on escaped racist ex-Confederates, who fled mostly to South Africa.
Russia finally had its revolution and more of a socialist/democratic state, and on very friendly relationship with the US.
Germany created its own version of the European Union, and unsurprisingly way ahead in the space race.
India is freed from the UK, but breaks up into several separate nations.
Much of the Third World formed a third power alliance.
A inevitable war with the Japanese Empire that was mainly led by a sociopathic son of the head researcher of Unit 731. The US easily win based on logistics with turbo aircraft and nukes on military strategic points, and combined with social discontent in the Home Islands that led to the death of the Emperor and the government overthrown by extreme syndicalist revolutionists.
Republicans finally rear its pride again in American politics.
Although there are still real-life border struggles between Asian nations such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, China, and Tibet after Japan lose the war.
I haven't the slightest interest in post-IatD projections, thanks to several years of belabored, uninteresting storytelling and then a surprisingly strong finish that wrapped up the themes of the series quite neatly, all combining to indicate that TL-191 had run its course.
I will however inquire about "a Western Hemisphere version of NATO." NATO was set up to check a rival's expanding sphere of influence in Europe. After GWII the US had no rival capable of expanding a sphere of influence in the Americas. Japan might have done so in the Pacific Rim, but that would be of no interest to any WH country in which the US had any good will to speak of: in Quebec, in Haiti, in Chile, in Paraguay, in Brazil, and in Texas assuming the US doesn't just absorb it.
If I may ask, I also must confess a certain curiosity as to why you're just now sharing this with us. Southern Victory ended five years ago. Discussions of this nature were fairly common then. Now it feels like necromancy. Turtle Fan (talk) 07:12, July 17, 2012 (UTC)
Wanted to share the story. It was sound interesting and focus more globally than from the actual series. It technically finish up some loose ends.
The reason the US have to HAVE a NATO-like alliance is because look at what the last war did from the actual Civil War. Dewey needed something to repair the damages and expense by having an expy of a NATO/United North America approach because of a more beneficial economy and stronger military. More the reason in the military approach was not just the Empire of Japan but Germany being capable of producing their nukes and becoming more of a rival to the US, so it's better safe than sorry that your ally might one day become your enemy.
Practically it is. The US already became a superpower nation and isn't afraid to make a western alliance to build a strong military and economy. And not to mention it becomes more open to ethnic diversity after what the Confederacy did in their home soil, and really don't want to see another psychopathic fanatic in which they did against Imperial Japan.
One thing, Russia and Japan seen at the end of the series appear to become the major big bad in a possible future. However, it didn't turn out in this timeline as with any brutal dictatorship (or oligarchy in the Russia's case) it doesn't really last forever.
My reaffirmation for Turtledove's pervertedness is criticized from the people on Alternate History Dot Com. Simple words: " Mark Twain's sex scene." Who in the hell would anyone, ANYONE, imagine an old man having a shag!?! Was that for comedy or seriousness with his Timeline-191?
The male libido gradually diminishes with age but it doesn't disappear altogether. Certainly not by age 46, which is how old Clemens was in 1881. Nothing out of the ordinary there. Granted, I didn't particularly need nor want the image put in my head, and it didn't serve the story. Too much gratuitous sex has always been a criticism of HT, particularly in the 90s. I would contend it's tapered off since then. So no, he's not still a pervert, if he ever was to begin with. Turtle Fan (talk) 06:57, July 17, 2012 (UTC)