"Death of Churchill" by Eric Lipps
Author says: what if Winston Churchill had been raised on the other side of the Atlantic by his American mother? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
January 24, 1965: Winston S.
Churchill, first prime minister of the United Dominions of America, dies in the
UDA's capital of Georgetown, Virginia at the age of 90.
Churchill, son of Lord Randolph Churchill and the American-born Miranda
Jacobson Churchill, had been born in England but had moved to America in 1909
following a bitter quarrel with his father. In the dominions, he had become
involved with the sovereignty movement. Quarreling bitterly with the so-called
"Separationist" faction, which sought complete independence for Britain's
North American possessions, he rose to leadership of the rival "Dominionists".
Author says, in the timeline I envision, the American Revolution collapsed early when the Continental Congress voted down the Declaration of Independence after Jefferson refused to excise a passage condemning the African slave trade, infuriating Southern delegates (this is the POD--in our history, Jefferson gave in). Tightened British control followed for some time. Jefferson and others of the Founding Fathers died in exile (Washington was captured and executed). A second attempted revolution occurred in the 1830s when Britain outlawed slavery throughout the Empire; this one lasted longer, due to ideological fervor on the part of the slaveholding states, but was also defeated.
Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Possibilities such as America becoming a Marxist superpower, aliens influencing human history in the 18th century and Teddy Roosevelt winning his 3rd term as president abound in this interesting fictional blog.