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May the 4th

Yoda

Be with you.

I wonder if they’ll manage to get Ghost Yoda in the Star Wars Episode VII?  As long as they don’t try and get Ghost Obi-Wan.  As much as I enjoyed Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan in the prequels, it would make absolutely no sense to have him be Ghost Obi-Wan.  And please, no Ghost Anakin.  Ghost Qui-Gon Jinn however I’d be up for.

I’m excited about the series, even if J.J. Abrams is in charge of it, I still think he will royally screw it up, but at least then the rest of the world will hopefully come to an understanding that J.J. Abrams is a horrible director.

Anyway, that’s enough of Star Wars for today, I don’t want to go on, and on, and on.

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Alternate History Thursday – D-Day

D-Day

 

Keeping with the tradition of the year, I am going to continue to tell you the alternate history that happened today.  (Today is also one of the few times that Alternate History Thursday will take place on an actual Thursday)

Anyway, last we learned, WW2 played out slightly differently than you were probably taught in school.  But there’s a surprisingly large amount of overlap.  Mainly in the Communist Americans helping a battered, and nearly beaten European Ally destroy an oppressor.

The oppressor however, was the tyrannical British Empire.

D-Day still happened, but instead of one massive invasion into an occupied continent, it was a series of nearly a dozen coordinated landings on all the English holdings except England itself.

Nearly half a million troops made landfall into India, South Africa, The Middle East, Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.  The plan was to cut off British  troops from all avenues back to England, and slowly tighten the noose until each nation, & continent was free.

The troops were made up of Americans on the oceans, and German Collation on the seas in the north.  It was a 70/30 split between the two for strength wise, but all in all they were successful.  America even sent over troops from the coast of the Brazilian Territory to make landfall at Liberia.  That went surprisingly well actually.

This marked the beginning of the end for Great Britain.  Essentially cut off from their money makers & supply lines in Africa, and their fuel in the Mid East, they slowly crumbled.  Slow is relative though, since it took nearly a year, and a bomb being dropped on their stubborn ass killing the crazy King before anyone changed their minds.