28 Days Later outbreak timeline - Death of a Nation

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by kspence92, Dec 27, 2011.

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  1. USSManhattan Teacher and Writer of Things

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    Short of an outbreak in the modern day I think you pretty much covered it. Hell, you destroyed Europe before you retconned it.
     
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  2. Damien Rahming Banned

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    Maybe more information about the period between the 1st and 2nd outbreaks ?
     
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  3. Alex1guy First Of His Name

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    Set it in North Korea.
     
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  4. Gillan1220 God-Emperor Gillan

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    What I liked about this TL is it explains the gaps between the time Jim woke up to an accurate portrayal of how Europe was destroyed. Maybe they should hire you as the story writer for the next sequel.
     
  5. Gillan1220 God-Emperor Gillan

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    North Korea is probably gonna go by way of World War Z.
     
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  6. eltf177 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yea. Kim tries to use it as a weapon, only to have the virus spiral out of control and infect North Korea instead of his intended targets...
     
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  7. USSManhattan Teacher and Writer of Things

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    In the modern day, I can only imagine my universe counterpart watching it creep closer and closer to Prague.
     
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  8. chris davies New Member

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    i love this thread and i love 28 days later
     
  9. Gillan1220 God-Emperor Gillan

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  10. Gillan1220 God-Emperor Gillan

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    I wonder now in 2018, if the British government has returned to London...
     
  11. AceFrehley101 Donor

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    I believe by the time of the second outbreak a new republican British Government had been established in the former UK.
     
  12. Ogrebear Well-Known Member

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    It would not be Republican- plenty of surviving Royals, and the Brits would go for continuity of traditions.
     
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  13. AceFrehley101 Donor

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    I'm just repeating what I read earlier in the TL, can't remember exactly on what page that's mentioned.
     
  14. Ogrebear Well-Known Member

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    I guess the post might have been from a timeline snippet then rather than the movies.
     
  15. AceFrehley101 Donor

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    Found it

     
  16. Gillan1220 God-Emperor Gillan

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    The international community still recognizes the Blair then Brown administration in de facto Belfast as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

    Perhaps the Republican British government established in southern England is a "temporary" or "provisional" country, to give some form of autonomy whilst the Brown administration settles up things first in Northern Ireland then in Scotland. It was mentioned that the recognized British government slowly returned to the mainland, first getting into contact with Acting Prime Minister, then later First Minister of Scotland, MP Galloway, before going south and establishing the capital in Richmond.
     
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  17. Prelude New Member

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    Wow. This TL is amazing. (and kinda creepy too)
     
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  18. Chimera New Member

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    Absolutely in love with this entire thread, awesome job, spence! Re-read it like three times now lmao. Literally only made this account because I wanted to join this thread so badly.

    It definitely got me thinking about what the effects of this widespread decimation would be on numerous things in our world, and recently it got me thinking about the entertainment industry of all things as I was just playing the Anniversary edition of Halo 2, I wondered if the Flood would have been taken out of the game entirely by Bungie due to it being a controversial subject. (Halo 2 being released in late 2004) Y'know a virus that turns people into monsters that then further spread the virus, which of course would dramatically change the game's play and story and the games after that. The movie and game franchise of Resident Evil entirely may be dropped or changed to focus more on the corporation and political stuff rather than the zombies. (Going on the assumption that zombies exist in pop culture in this world since zombies are never really brought up in most of the universes that media IRL is set in containing them) Dawn of the Dead (Remake) would absolutely be cancelled, the Dead Rising series would never come to light. That entire genre would most likely just disappear over night, likely not to return for decades. (Mainstream wise)

    I'd say the only media that would be considered appropriate in the public eye would be documentaries or books about the events, any kind of fictionalized version would most likely be shunned as insensitive.

    Even movies that don't focus on zombies but just on diseases in general may not pass the corporate level decision making in Hollywood. Movies like Contagion (2011) for example that just focus on the spread of a disease would most likely not come out or be controversial upon release. Dr. Who would have never been revived after years of being off the air as it only came back in 2005, the iconic Cornetto trilogy of comedy movies starring Simon Pegg and Andy Frost would also likely never come out unless they relocated to America before Britain was shut off from the rest of the world during the outbreak and even then.

    Outside of the entertainment industry however I was also thinking about the Middle East. Since the Iraq War never happened, ISIS never came to power and would the Arab Spring even happen? And if it did would it happen in 2011, later or maybe even earlier? Would it be as intense with numerous civil wars sparking as a result or would it be less horrific due to the non-existence of ISIS and Russia and NATO potentially being too distracted with Europe to focus on interfiering in Syria and the Middle East overall.
     
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    Contagion (2011) would be considered hopelessly optimistic by this world's standards
     
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  20. chankljp The sensitive soul of a heartbroken idealist Donor

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    I am certain that all the radical Islamist such as the Taliban and Al-Qaeda will be claiming that the Rage Virus was divine punishment for the infidels for occupying the Muslim land, or maybe just use people totally justified fear of viral infection to mail packages with fake Rage infected blood all over the place as a cheap way to spread panic.

    Considering the global economic collapse due to the fall of not just Britain, but also much of Western and Central Europe, I think the entire entertainment industry would have taken quite a significant hit with the lost of so many major markets and talent. For all we know, many of the OTL games and film studios might not be able to survive the crash, resulting in may games and movies never being produced, period.
     
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