ROFL! Excellent photoshop job there - yea I guess we'd have all learned to play bagpipes like the Indian and Gurkha regiments. I wonder what it would have done for the Muslim-Christian situation in Mindanao though? Maybe greater integration following a bloody conquest of Mindanao by British troops only to fall apart upon gaining independence in 1946 (like India-Pakistan?) or a permanent integration and relative peace (like Malaysia/Singapore?) The Brits did pretty well with keeping religious issues in check just as long as the machinery of state kept running.
All our chief justices would have those white powdered wigs, lolz. We'd probably have royals or at least nobles as governor generals. More Filipino terms would make it into British Army vernacular - like what we did with Bundok/Boondocks. I'd like to think with our proximity to China and Singapore as well as our maritime heritage they'd have helped our shipbuilding (like I suggested with the German alt-history) - maybe a battlecruiser... (sister to the R class battlecruisers, Repulse and Renown... HMS Rizal?) with a squadron of Filipino Tribal class destroyers (HMS Tausug, HMS Ilocano, HMS Waray, HMS Aeta)
Interesting to think about!
Yea, I know about the Huascar! That's a cool ship. She actually stood up to a British squadron in battle, even avoiding a primitive torpedo run. I wonder what the Pinoys would have done in the event that they DID arrive in the Philippines to liberate it...
Jolly good Sahib Mcshine! You're in the King's army now ;D ;D I should bring that to Canada.... ;D
Lolz... and we'd have Igorot style kilts!! Darn it... now I'm seriously tempted to put together a what-if uniform for a British Philippines alternate history! (Don't think I could show up at Fort Mac in that though bwahahahaha!)
Post by insurrectomad on May 28, 2011 2:53:44 GMT -5
Given the loss of the Bismark isles (New Hebrides) to the Brits in WW1 and The British Navy based in NZ, HK, Australia, Singapore, and Malaya, it would be safe to assume the "German-Philippines would have gone to the British Empire, I think.