3. The history of the Islamic world seems to be quite different in this timeline, starting with the fact that the leader of the Ottoman Empire before the Global War was called the "Shah." (A Persian-speaking dynasty reached the Ottoman throne at some point?) But civil war in Pashtunistan seems likely enough, and perhaps one faction paralleled the development of the Taliban ideology. (Note: For All Nails cabal later decided that "Shah" was simply a mistake on Sobel's part, though Sobel Wiki editor Johnny Pez speculates that the Ottoman and Persian empires were united by a marriage of dynasties with the Persian title being adopted by the ruler of the united empires.)

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