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"Weeding" the Timeline & Early Timeline Contribution Guidelines?
(09-24-2016, 02:36 PM)Matterplay1 Wrote: The NAFTA war against Andean druglords can go, IMO. History since that snippet was written has already made that line less plausible.

As for the whole improbable tobacco ban thing, I have a plan to make that bit a chunk of pseuodohistory inserted by later meme-warriors who meant to create a lesson about the unintended consequences that laws and taxes can have (apparently they were unsatisfied with the real examples like the War On Drugs, Prohibition, or 16th century British tea taxes and tea smuggling). The tobacco references can go out of the timeline now, or they can go later...

As for the EU, EF or whatever, I think references should be kept vague where we don't eliminate them entirely. What exactly will happen to the region in the real world of the next half century or so is hard to predict, which is why we are pruning the early timeline in the first place. Also, in the OA setting the details of which nation-states or former nation-states were inside or outside the EU or EF at which particular parts of the Information, Interplanetary and Nanotech Ages, or how that umbrella organization functioned at different times (it could have been quite radically different from one century to the next) is of small consequence after the Technocalypse and the Great Expulsion, however important it might have been to the people living in those ancient times.

Fair enough - I've removed the NAFTA war entry, as well as the mentions of tobacco and the EU from the Information Age part of the timeline.

If I've missed anything, please let me know.



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RE: "Weeding" the Timeline & Early Timeline Contribution Guidelines? - by Drashner1 - 09-25-2016, 07:09 AM

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