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I see an issue. A prescription is enforceable if the sanction for not observing it is deemed realistically executable. When you prescribe exotic weapons may be utilized in the purge You are basically stating "having exotic weapons is forbidden, and if you do, I will use my exotic weapons to punish you". This is a logical shortcircuit, because every ...


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Coalition warfare is one of the Strategist's oldest problems What your alt history world is facing is what sovereign states have faced since at least as long ago as Sumer and Babylon. A nation or a kingdom has to appeal to another nation or kingdom and convince them to risk their blood and treasure for {a reason}. A great model for you to use to apply ...


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How would you justify all 10 empires/ kingdoms of the time to form an alliance and fight the "Byzantines". When you have to fight many fires, the bigger fire gets more attention, and a lot of ants can make a lion run away. So, when there is a common enemy it's common sense to set aside the rivalries and form alliances. For example when ottoman empire ...


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The edict is enforced by a mysterious group. The Watchers date back to the late 23d century - a group which took possession of all remaining weapons and which dedicates itself to preventing their future use. The Watchers themselves are enigmatic - it is not clear where new recruits to their numbers come from, or if there are new recruits. Some Watchers ...


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Redo election mandated by the Supreme Court. In your future world, evidence of massive voter fraud is uncovered by an outside entity shortly before the new administration takes office. The Supreme Court rapidly gets involved. Even for the partisans on the Court it is too much to just declare the loser the winner. They mandate that a redo election take ...


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Adding to L.Dutch's answer. I think this situation is worse than a Cold War-esque arms race. I think you are looking at inevitable total war. You will see hegemonies form, analogous to NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Then, someone on Side A will use a banned weapon. Maybe it's an accident, maybe it's on purpose, it doesn't matter. Side B will decide it was ...


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Truman dies a week before the election date. It’s a very small change, and the ensuing confusion would probably tip the balance in what was a fairly close election.


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Berber Muhammad In your world, instead of an Arab, God chooses a Berber prophet to be His messenger and spread the truth of a new religion over civilization. The Berber Muhammad starts in North Africa, and his influence spreads across the Mediterranean coast, down the Nile and if you like, down the Atlantic coast to Nigerian kingdoms there. He unites the ...


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Not to rain in your parade, but you made the perfect target, both for your warlords and your citizens. If there is a sentiment that most Americans share is their distrust/hate for the government, but there are different reasons for each. most commons are: bloated size and inefficiency at handling things through bureaucracy (think DMV) overstepping on ...


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