The Flying Cloud, R-505
Airships, adventure, gallant gentlemen, and sultry island maidens
It is a world much like our own, except that the Great War ended in 1916.
As the Powers recoiled, exhausted, from the tragedies of Verdun and the
Sommes, Woodrow Wilson was able to negotiate an Armistice that returned
Europe to its pre-War borders. (For this accomplishment, he was honored
with the Nobel Prize, though this was later tarnished by the failure of
his long-sought League of Nations.) With the forcing ground of military
need removed, aircraft development took a different path from the one
it followed in our world, and effort that might have been wasted on
developing glamorous but impractical aeroplanes was spent perfecting the
far more capable airships. As the 1920's drew to a close, the world was
peaceful and prosperous, linked by fleets of mighty lighter-than-air
vessels from many nations.
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because 'week' is 'keew' spelled backwards and
was an important diety of
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29 August 2016
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