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  1. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Generaloberst, iirc. Basically a NATO OF-9 equivalent, considering the old OTL and ITTL German rank structure.
  2. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    In OTL Schwarzenegger was interested in athletics from a young age (playing soccer, etc) but started bodybuilding when he was 15. He was very active long before his military service.
  3. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    In German it's either Sonder-Kfz* (Special-Kfz, Kfz in the abbreviation Kraftfahrzeug (literal translation would probably be powered vehicle) which is the official German term for all powered, not rail-bound land vehicles). Another, shorter term would be Sonderfahrzeug (literal translation...
  4. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Actually I wouldn't be so sure. TTL's Berlin didn't suffer a massive population decline after being destroyed, occupied and then divided for nearly 30 years. The city will be way larger ITTL than in the OTL 60s and more important as the capital of the German Empire* at the heart of Europe...
  5. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    This is the only moon mission I am gonna accept: An immortal Kat, kicking ass well into the 50th century...ah, one can dream... :):cool:
  6. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    Poor Vicky. I used to know a rather amazing girl that had basically the same problem. Very good chapter, Peabody! :)
  7. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    That doesn't fit her character. Zella is like some people I know: Brazen, self-centered bordering on egoistical and convinced of her self importance. But at the same time she is the person you call if shit hits the fan and you need a friend because she will come and help no matter how it fucks...
  8. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    I agree. I know it sucks to be direct sometimes, especially if you have make a conscious effort to do so but in certain circumstances it is useful.
  9. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    It's not that much of a long shot. The hiker is most likely one of the attackers, that takes care of the "missing hiker" part. Since there are most likely only a few (maybe even only one or two) teams on standby in case anyone needs help at any given day the attackers would only need to know the...
  10. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    Germany has a state police forces that do all the usual police work from traffic stops to murder investigations to SWAT raids (SEKs / MEKs - Special Operational Units / Mobile Operational Units is irc ) and a Federal Police (Bundespolizei) which is responsible for federal tasks like border...
  11. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    OHL as used during the imperial period was the High Command of the Field Army* ("Feldheer"). It wasn't the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces (that's the Emperor anyways). In addition to the OHL there was the German Imperial Admiralty Staff ("Admiralstab") which commanded the active fleet...
  12. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    Well, breaded wasabi-schnitzel tastes really, really good...so...I'm game! :love:
  13. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    Kiki will be an officer soon anyway. She’s currently a Fähnrich and thus an officer candidate. Promotion is obligatory unless she dies or gets discharged.
  14. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    I don't understand what's so special about Gia's bodyguards. She is after all a Grand Duchess of Russia, in position to inherit the throne if two or three people die (how many children does the Czar have, anyway?). She most likely doesn't go anywhere without bodyguards, especially not to foreign...
  15. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    To elaborate a bit more on that: In Bavaria there were (pre OTL WW2) several industrial centers with large corporations such as Nürnberg (MAN), Augsburg (MAN, BFW - aka Messerschmidt), Munich (Linde, BMW) among others. There were also some highly competitive universities like the Technical...
  16. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    I love the bit about the hotel complex on Rügen.
  17. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    Very good chapter. I always enjoy points of view from minor characters.
  18. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    Shouldn't that be Kira and not Kiki? Or am I just not getting something?
  19. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    Kim Jong-Il should be the right age. He's also Korean, which ITTL is a German ally. :p:biggrin:
  20. Decrian

    Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    I don't think the doesn't know who Emil is. I interpreted the question more along the line of "what do we really know about him". That is what do we know about him other than the stuff everyone can read in the papers or see in the news. Edit: And how much would the average President or world...
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