Catalyst: What if Bhagat Singh Won? (A book in progress)

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Catalyst: What if Bhagat Singh Won? (A book in progress)

Post by ScarletHistorian on Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:43 pm

1928: During Protests of the Simon Commission, Gandhi and his followers attempt to help out fellow Indians from the Lathi Charge. Outnumbered, officers are forced by their British commanders to open fire, Killing Gandhi, several Indians and finishing off the wounded Lala Rai. As the only revolutionary leader left, Bhagat Singh takes control of both his and Gandhi's Followers into a united front for independence. Many of the members talk him out of hostile action however, due to the British advantage in guns. Instead, Bhagat Singh revives the Non-Cooperation movement, dealing a crippling blow to the British Empire with the Great Depression happening later in 1929.

Parliament meets in London to Discuss the issue, and they come to an agreement that this will not be tolerated. Just as they finish the session however, a bomb explodes: A Bolshevik Sympathizer of Singh's movement detonates over 500 tons of explosives under Parliament Building, killing nearly half the lobby and injuring the rest. Crippled in fear, the Monarch has no choice but to give in. Due to economic collapse, the British Empire falls one by one, until the island itself begins to crumble from factionalism...

Bhagat Singh has won Independence, but the battle for the British Empire has just begun....

So what do you guys think? Should I make this official?
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Re: Catalyst: What if Bhagat Singh Won? (A book in progress)

Post by Mr Trolldemort on Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:07 pm

I think it can be interesting seeing how each of the colonies react to the collapse in the UK, and how some of the dominions like Canada and Australia also get divided over whether to assist the monarchy or not.

There are a lot of ways for the story to be told, but I like the idea. Good luck if you do write the book. Who knows, it might even become a bestseller in the alternate history genre.
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