Given the Work In Progress label, I'm clearly still looking for ideas and suggestions. A few questions come to mind:
- The Olympics. Atlanta hosted them *here* so is there any objection to the same thing happening in IB?
- The Child Murders. Arguably the worst trauma Atlanta ever suffered, and important in the history of law enforcment *here* because that was the first high profile case were "profiling" was used to accurately predict certain things about a serial killer.
- The Civil Rights Movement. Given the far-more ethnically diverse nature of the NAL than the USA, plus a wildly different history of slavery, anything like this could not have had much resemblence between *here* and *there* yet I somehow doubt that nothing similar happened. Perhaps it was more religious-based? A Civil Rights Movement for non-Christians in a predominently-Christian (even Catholic, if I read things right) land? Given that NAL doesn't seem to have a Bill of Rights specifically forbidding "establishment of a state religion" that could be quite a source of debate and contention. And this could give rise in recent years to an overt Gay Rights Movement.
- As perhaps you can figure out, I'm trying to make Atlanta *there* somewhat the equivalent of San Francisco *here* in terms of being a notably liberal city where diverse cultures are generally welcome. Does that make sense, or does anybody see a problem?
Thanks in advance! Zahir 09:19, 5 Oct 2005 (PDT)
- I realize this is late, but I would think that there would be some kind of ban on establishment of a state religion, give that the original settlers came from various parts of Europe, not only Catholics but various Protestant churches, plus there are native provinces that may well have held on to their own religion. So, surely if there's any establishment, it would be on a provincial level? Nik 09:29, 6 October 2006 (PDT)
I think we had a concensus that the Olympics as they exist *here* don't *there*. I think there are world games type things, but not Olympics, per se. BoArthur
I'm reproducing here something posted on the Yahoo Group:
David wrote: "If much harsher terms of indentured service were the rule rather than the exception in IB, then the process of acquiring slaves is slowed and the number of slaves decreases, making it much easier to abolish the institution many years later."
Perhaps there had been, prior to abolition, a change in the law, along with the abolition of the slave trade, which eliminated inheritance of slave status. The children of slaves tended to be left as _de facto_slaves (probably a sort of debt slavery) or indentured servants, or share-croppers like *here*, but legally, there were no slaves below a certain age when abolition went into effect. Zahir 07:55, 6 Oct 2005 (PDT)
I thought the Veneds are Catholic, it's the Lithuanians who are pagans isn't it? --Quentin 00:43, 6 October 2006 (PDT)
Indeed. There are of course some catholic Lithuanians too (especially among the nobility and in some main cities), some Lutheran Lithuanians (especially in the Panemunė region of Samogitia) and some belonging to other branches of Christianity. Abdul-aziz 01:21, 6 October 2006 (PDT)
- Well, why not? Zahir 05:46, 6 June 2008 (UTC)