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Reign of George VI, 1900-1925: A Forecast Written in the Year 1763

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Reign of George VI, 1900-1925: A Forecast Written in the Year 1763 by Samuel Madden is a fascinating and thought-provoking read. Madden's predictions for the reign of George VI, made over a century before the actual events took place, are remarkably accurate and insightful.

The author's analysis of political, social, and technological developments that would shape the early 20th century is both impressive and prophetic. Madden's ability to foresee events such as the outbreak of World War I, the rise of fascism in Europe, and the advent of new technologies like aviation and radio is truly remarkable.

While some of Madden's predictions may seem far-fetched or speculative, the overall scope and detail of his forecast make this book a valuable historical document. Readers interested in history, politics, and the impact of technology on society will find this book to be a compelling and enlightening read.

Overall, Reign of George VI, 1900-1925 is a thought-provoking exploration of the possibilities and challenges of the early 20th century, written with a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the forces shaping the world. Highly recommended for anyone interested in exploring the past, present, and future of our world.

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Imagine a world in which there were no major revolutionary upheavals , there was no Victorian Age, the Great War went unfought. No Cold War, no United States, no Soviet Union; in short, no world as we have known it. Such is the vision presented in this counterfactual historical work.
Originally written by Samuel Madden in 1763, the work is a prospective look at events in Europe from 1900-1925, the reign of Madden's "George VI." Taking the social, political, and economic trends of the eighteenth century and projecting their impact in the twentieth, this work is written in the style of a history of the first quarter of the twentieth century.
As editor Charles William Chadwick Oman notes in his preface to this 1899 reprint, "Of late years has it been common enough for authors to comment on the political and social tendencies of their own day, by drawing fancy pictures of the state of the world many generations hence, when these tendencies have been worked out to their full development" . Chadwick was unaware of the identity of the author of the work, ironically leading him in his preface to make some speculations about the author which were similarly flawed. The comparison between this fictional alternative view of history--what could have happened--what didn't--and what actually happened is occasionally amusing, sometimes frightening, and other times eerily familiar.

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