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    I too must demand an update on the nature of British agriculture at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    trekaddictDonnieBaseball - What is this EEC you speak of? The Empire and Expanded Commonwealth perhaps?
    It's the European Economic Community. In an alternate reality, Europe bands together after WW2 to control conflict through economic cooperation, the idea having been set forth by Winston Churchill's comments to form some kind of continental union. Also, years after being freed from Mussolini, Italy votes a closet fascist in power, several times! And Catholic clergy turns out to be largely pedarastic. And the Soviet Union is overthrown by a union leader from Poland. And dictator Fransisco Franco is STILL dead. And the US elects a chimp who declares wars left and right and has a few pet humans who pelt their opponents with feces.
    Hey, don't laugh! I swear it's real!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C&D View Post
    It's the European Economic Community. In an alternate reality, Europe bands together after WW2 to control conflict through economic cooperation, the idea having been set forth by Winston Churchill's comments to form some kind of continental union. Also, years after being freed from Mussolini, Italy votes a closet fascist in power, several times! And Catholic clergy turns out to be largely pedarastic. And the Soviet Union is overthrown by a union leader from Poland. And dictator Fransisco Franco is STILL dead. And the US elects a chimp who declares wars left and right and has a few pet humans who pelt their opponents with feces.
    Hey, don't laugh! I swear it's real!

    +1 US prez
    There is also the fact that in this dystopian reality Labour sells the British great power status to the Americans for essentially free, gives the Communists Jet Engine tech for free and then goes on to destroy British Industry.
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    I'm not sure what anarchists would call a football club... or if they could manage to form one!
    AC Anarchisto? Instead of a manager, they have an elected anarcho-syndicalist committee to manage the club.

    Italy votes a closet fascist in power
    Would be, as The Chap (a sterling publication) calls him, that "..randy Italian dicator Silvio Berlusconi.."
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    Voting for Spain in the hope that the Spanish Inquisition will get a mention. That would be the last thing anyone would expect. That and an Anglo-French detente. Well, the last two things that anyone would expect would be the Spanish Inquisition and an Anglo-French detente. And the Republicans actually surviving as a viable state. Alright, the last three things that anyone would expect would be...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davout View Post
    Voting for Spain in the hope that the Spanish Inquisition will get a mention. That would be the last thing anyone would expect. That and an Anglo-French detente. Well, the last two things that anyone would expect would be the Spanish Inquisition and an Anglo-French detente. And the Republicans actually surviving as a viable state. Alright, the last three things that anyone would expect would be...
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    Quote Originally Posted by trekaddict View Post
    There is also the fact that in this dystopian reality Labour sells the British great power status to the Americans for essentially free, gives the Communists Jet Engine tech for free and then goes on to destroy British Industry.
    How did Labour sell Britain great power status?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faeelin View Post
    How did Labour sell Britain great power status?
    Ah, I see you read Pravda. Don't bother believing the other posters in this thread...Labour was the greatest government Britain had! Why, just compare the Empire of Britain before the Labour government and after the Labour governement! They created the NHS, nationalized the Bank of England, the coal industry, the steel industry, electricity, gas, telephones, and inland transportation! They enlightendly gave independance to colonies such as India, Pakistan, Burma, and Ceylon. And we all know how well all of these schemes for a better Britain worked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faeelin View Post
    How did Labour sell Britain great power status?
    Second half of sentence mainly. The Empire was gone already at that point, but they gave all the remaining aces away for free.
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    Sir Humphrey - New Zealand's finest hour. I think I can state with utter certainty things will never get that bad for Britain.

    Duritz - You under-estimate the effectiveness of the Soviets comrade, Catalunya will soon find Communism to it's taste. They need only sufficient motivation to be convinced.....

    MadVlad - I wouldn't worry, elections prompt a great deal of spam.. Sorry votes. Lots and lots of post count boosting votes.

    C&D - That's just a crazy idea. I mean who'd believe an alt-hist like that?

    trekaddict - But surely no-one elects them again in that timeline? I mean after this Labour party ruins everything for everyone and then almost bankrupts the country surely they wouldn't keep getting elected?

    Sir Humphrey - An anarchist football team would be either a wonderful vision of 70s Ajax Total Football with all players constantly interchanging OR a complete disaster as they refuse to accept either the ref's authority and so the entire side is sent off for persistent rule breaking. It may even be both.

    Davout - Nobody expects the Hispano-Soviet Inquisition, their chief weapon is torture. Torture and.. that's about it really. What more do you need to arrange a show trial?

    Derek Pullem - Soon, alas editing is needed as I'm not sure the update is readable in it's current format.

    Faeelin/trekaddict - Sell is indeed the wrong word, 'give away and/or destroy through ideological stupidity and rampant incompetence' is a better word.

    TheExecuter - You missed out 'Confound evil capitalist bankers by regularly driving the country to the brink of bankruptcy'. The tradition of every Labour government ending in economic disaster is a long one, certainly longer than the list of their actual positive achievements.


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    Spain - 17
    US - 5
    Farming - 4

    I know I am accused of occasionally being anti-American (I see it more as bringing balance to the force ) but seriously this is unexpected even for me. Farming appears on course to overtake the US, tractors beating the new president!

    There is still all to play for though. Well apart from the lead obviously, Spain appears to have that all tied up bar a massive voting frenzy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post

    trekaddict - But surely no-one elects them again in that timeline? I mean after this Labour party ruins everything for everyone and then almost bankrupts the country surely they wouldn't keep getting elected?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    Davout - Nobody expects the Hispano-Soviet Inquisition, their chief weapon is torture.
    I thought their chief weapon was 20mm cannons? Can't have the RAF doing without them methinks...

    In any event, chalk up another vote for agriculture please, if only to delay the US update further. The way I see it, is with the current US administration, another diplomatic gaffe is inevitable. Therefore delaying the update until after the inevitable diplomatic rift has occured, should hopefully make their fate in the AAR even worse.

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    Looks like agricultural and tractors are gaining momentum.

    Could be part of the post war election promise, "...and a British made tractor in every garage."
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    I must admit that I am getting a little concerned. All this talk of Catalunya and Kurt_Steiner has yet to appear. Does anyone know if he is ill?

    On a brighter note, 1 vote for tractors now that Spain is safe, and because tractors are the next best things to tanks (from the options available, that is).
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    +1 British tractors and agriculture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    Sir Humphrey - An anarchist football team would be either a wonderful vision of 70s Ajax Total Football with all players constantly interchanging OR a complete disaster as they refuse to accept either the ref's authority and so the entire side is sent off for persistent rule breaking. It may even be both.
    I believe Holland managed it all at once at a couple of World Cups... total football followed by total disintegration in the later stages of the competition...

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    A vote for a US update...just to make things interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davout View Post
    I must admit that I am getting a little concerned. All this talk of Catalunya and Kurt_Steiner has yet to appear. Does anyone know if he is ill?
    I was too busy ending the reading of the AAR.

    So, let me get over the Spamish question again...

    Ok. +1 for Catalonia and her huge colony called Spain.
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