Atlantic Friend - Thank you! And I'm glad to have your support on the antiquated equipment front . As I assure my readers, we'll have plenty of time to get to the jets and rockets. This is only 1936, right?
Brad1 - Splendid speculation!! While I probably shouldn't say too much either way, I will point one thing out. There are, as far as we can tell, two points of divergence from OTL. First, the Reinickendorf Circle's assassination attempt. Second, the Manuscript. Whether those two have a single overarching cause or not may be the subject of speculation far down the line. For the time being, the all divergence between OTL and WTL can be traced back to either or both of those two events. So keep in mind that not all the differences you mentioned are necessarily due solely to the manuscript. That said, you've raised some very interesting questions that I'm sure the rest of the readers will be having their say on over the coming chapters. Finally -- we'll be seeing more later this chapter about exactly what's going on with the Race Laws and that whole side of things. They will, however, be addressed in a rather glancing way, and over time, due to sensitivity of the subject.