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Choose Your Own Alternate History Adventure
Let's start an ongoing thread where people can post to a crowd-sourced alternate history adventure.

The official Choose Your Own Alternate Adventure rules are as follow:
  1. Keep it pretty simple
  2. Keep it historical
  3. Keep it realistic
  4. Keep it in a general timeline
  5. Keep it to a paragraph at max, a sentence or two is preferred
  6. Keep it so that someone can easily piggyback off your post
  7. DO NOT QUOTE. Your post will be read as following the post above
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RE: Choose Your Own Alternate History Adventure
In the year 5500B.C, a small group of Aboriginal hunter-gatherer tribes on the remote west coast of Australia discover gunpowder.
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Around 1000 AD. The Norse men discover the new world and start a mass migration to it.
09-18-2014 10:33 PM
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The US successfully conquers canada & all of mexico in the 1800s
09-30-2014 11:49 PM
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RE: Choose Your Own Alternate History Adventure
Christopher Columbus' crew mutinies and attempts to return to Spain, but never makes it due to short supplies. Spanish officials think they sailed off the edge of the world, and never attempt another trip.
10-01-2014 11:46 AM
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(10-01-2014 11:46 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  Christopher Columbus' crew mutinies and attempts to return to Spain, but never makes it due to short supplies. Spanish officials think they sailed off the edge of the world, and never attempt another trip.

Everyone in the western hemisphere today speaks either English or Portuguese.
10-01-2014 11:51 AM
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(10-01-2014 11:51 AM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(10-01-2014 11:46 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  Christopher Columbus' crew mutinies and attempts to return to Spain, but never makes it due to short supplies. Spanish officials think they sailed off the edge of the world, and never attempt another trip.
Everyone in the western hemisphere today speaks either English or Portuguese.
Oh, really? I didn't know that Portuguese was the national language of Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Argentina, Chile, etc. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

I guess it's Portuguese that all the Hispanics in this country are speaking too.

Obrigado, amico. 07-coffee3

BTW, it was only AFTER the Spanish started bringing back Galleons full of Aztec gold that the Portuguese, Dutch, and English started making their voyages to the new world.
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(10-01-2014 12:24 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(10-01-2014 11:51 AM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(10-01-2014 11:46 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  Christopher Columbus' crew mutinies and attempts to return to Spain, but never makes it due to short supplies. Spanish officials think they sailed off the edge of the world, and never attempt another trip.
Everyone in the western hemisphere today speaks either English or Portuguese.
Oh, really? I didn't know that Portuguese was the national language of Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Argentina, Chile, etc. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

I guess it's Portuguese that all the Hispanics in this country are speaking too.

Obrigado, amico. 07-coffee3

BTW, it was only AFTER the Spanish started bringing back Galleons full of Aztec gold that the Portuguese, Dutch, and English started making their voyages to the new world.

So no one from Europe ever tries to go west again? Doesn't seem likely.
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(10-01-2014 01:54 PM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(10-01-2014 12:24 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(10-01-2014 11:51 AM)49RFootballNow Wrote:  
(10-01-2014 11:46 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  Christopher Columbus' crew mutinies and attempts to return to Spain, but never makes it due to short supplies. Spanish officials think they sailed off the edge of the world, and never attempt another trip.
Everyone in the western hemisphere today speaks either English or Portuguese.
Oh, really? I didn't know that Portuguese was the national language of Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Argentina, Chile, etc. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

I guess it's Portuguese that all the Hispanics in this country are speaking too.

Obrigado, amico. 07-coffee3

BTW, it was only AFTER the Spanish started bringing back Galleons full of Aztec gold that the Portuguese, Dutch, and English started making their voyages to the new world.
So no one from Europe ever tries to go west again? Doesn't seem likely.
Oh, they'd come again. But not for another 50 years or more. Who would back another voyage if they felt the sailors were doomed from the start, and anyone backing such a voyage would be throwing money away? Remember, everyone thought the Earth was flat, and if Columbus didn't return they would assume he sailed off the edge.

Royals, for the most part, weren't the sharpest ones around due to centuries of inbreeding. And they were the ones who controlled the purse strings. No private ventures would have been forthcoming. Nobody else had the funding required. So it would have had to wait until another royal family could be persuaded to fund another attempt to find a sea route to China that didn't involve sailing around the southern tip of Africa, where treacherous sea currents were that made that trip very risky.

For all we know, the next attempt might have waited for another century. But I figure it would have happened sometime within the next 50 years. And by then, the Iroquois nation would have been civilized long enough to have greatly increased in size and population. They were beginning to move away from a hunter gatherer society, and had begun farming by the time the whites first came to America.

History from that point would have taken a decidedly different path.
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(10-01-2014 11:46 AM)bitcruncher Wrote:  Christopher Columbus' crew mutinies and attempts to return to Spain, but never makes it due to short supplies. Spanish officials think they sailed off the edge of the world, and never attempt another trip.

It's a myth that prevailing wisdom had the world flat at the time.
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