Post by Rich Rostrom Post by Rob
ASBs move the Chechens and Ingush, and the lands
under their feet down to the mantle, to the same
latitude in the American west, ending up in patches
of Wyoming and Colorado.
Chechnya and Ingushetia lie between 42.5N and 44N;
The border between Colorado and Wyoming is at 41N,
so all the transferees are in Wyoming. The area of
the OTL Wind River Reservation (Shoshone and
Arapaho) would be about right. The arrivals would
also be in contact with the Cheyenne, Crow, and
Post by Rob
The inhabitants of those
lands, mainly a small number of natives and mountain
men, end up in Chechnya-Ingushetiya's position
surrounded by Russia.
How is Chechen and American history changed by the
presence of an old world Muslim people in a
substantial stretch of the Rocky mountains?
---Be bold and extrapolate what the impact is after
150 years. Is there a distinctive Chechen culture,
or is the group entirely dissolved into the broader
There aren't enough Chechens to avoid effective
Post by Rob
How is Russian history affected by the absence of
the Chechen and Ingush and the arrival of a small
number of native and European-Americans?
Middle Eastern history is affected, also. The Russian
conquest of Chechnya caused a wave of refugees into the
Moslem countries to the south, as far as NE Arabia.
(When the British first established the force that
developed into the Arab Legion, the men were
recruited from Chechen villages in Trans-Jordan.)
Nous sommes dans une pot de chambre, et nous y serons emmerdés.
--- General Auguste-Alexandre Ducrot at Sedan, 1870.
So to sum up the responses so far seem to be one vote for genocide versus one vote for assimilation.