|"The Pugnacious Peacemaker"|
|First Appearance||Tor SF Double #20|
|Collected||Down in the Bottomlands and Other Places|
|Publication date||April, 1990|
|Preceded by||"The Wheels of If" by L. Sprague de Camp|
"The Pugnacious Peacemaker" is Harry Turtledove's sequel to L. Sprague de Camp's "The Wheels of If", a classic novella of alternate history depicting a North America which had been settled by the Vikings of Vinland. It was first published in Tor SF Double No. 20, Tor, 1990, along with a reprint of the de Camp work. Both also appeared in Down in the Bottomlands and Other Places by Baen in 1999.
"The Pugnacious Peacemaker" picks up a year after "The Wheels of If" ended. Cross-timeline immigrant Allister Park, alias Judge Ib Scoglund, an international judge, is tasked with negotiating a border dispute between Tawantiinsuuju (a longer-lived Incan Empire) and the Emirate of the dar al-Harb (located in OTL Brazil).