What's the deal with Canada/Ontario?
That looks like quite a blursed world. I like it!Here's a working map of the world by 1960, subject to change. Any comments or questions are welcome.
As disgusting as it is, its kinda interesting to see a surviving Nazi state....to some extent.Namibia, known officially as the Greater German Reich, is a partially-recognized state situated in southern Africa. Following the German Civil War, SS forces led by Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich fled to what was then known as German Southwest Africa, the last territory held by the SS. (Following the Peace of 1940, Germany had regained its former colonies of Cameroon, Togoland, East Africa, and South West Africa, all of which Hitler handed over to SS administration. SS sympathizers and other Nazis fled to the reich-in-exile.
During the colonial period, SS colonial administrators had already planned further white settlement, as well as utilizing indigenous people for slave labor. Surveyors had found deposits of uranium, which Himmler had interest in exploiting for the creation of an atomic weapon without the sanction of Hitler, who was afraid of their use. Once the remainder of the SS machinery had relocated to South West Africa, becoming increasingly referred to as “Namibia” due to the Namib Desert that encompasses most of the colony, Himmler sought to build the country up as a launching pad by which to reclaim Germany, no matter how unrealistic it was.
Himmler, aided by Heydrich, began to remake the demographics of his kingdom in exile. Local indigenous populations such as the Ovambo were largely exterminated, with remaining populations used for slave labor. Simultaneously, he encouraged higher birthrates among Germans through financial incentives. By the 1980’s, the white (predominately German) population achieved a plurality. By the 2000’s, whites made up the majority. Irrigation projects expanded the area of arable land, albeit almost all of it is still limited to the coastal and northern regions with the interior being largely barren. The capital of Namibia Horst Wessel Stadt, renamed from the previously Afrikaans Windhoek, was rebuilt as a city not unlike old Germania, albeit on a far smaller scale. Finally, the SS completed the coveted prize of a nuclear weapon in 1969 under the administration of Heydrich.
Legally, Namibia is the government of the old Third Reich in exile, and not an “independent” nation. As such, the Namibian government has struggled with recognition from other nations. Namibia does have some level of de facto recognition from its neighbors South Africa, Portugal, Botswana, and Rhodesia who engage in small-scale trade with the “Hermit Kingdom.” Otherwise, the nation is largely isolated from the international community.
Foreign policy experts tend to view Namibia as a geopolitical curiosity at best, a hellhole at worst. The regime is largely totalitarian, with Nazism and the state intruding every aspect of its citizen’s lives. Portraits of Hitler, Himmler, and Heydrich are omnipresent, with their birthdays celebrated as state holidays. Hitler holds the office of “Eternal Leader,” and is treated with almost divine reverence. In other words, Namibia resembles Germany under the Nazis to an even greater extent.
*wink, wink, nudge nudge*Then it can be replaced by Arab National Socialism ... stop - what's the difference ?!
Following the collapse of the British monarchy, Canada soon split up into several nations beginning with Quebec under Maurice Duplessis. Western Canada, now known as Ursalia, followed by the Maritimes followed suit, leaving Ontario as the only continuation of old Canada.What's the deal with Canada/Ontario?
That's kind of what I was going for. Not great. Not Terrible. No more blursed than OTL.That looks like quite a blursed world. I like it!
The Western War and the following collapse of the British Empire discredited the British Monarchy. George VI was already declining in health when a freak train accident killed his wife and two daughters. While this wouldn't have ended the line, George recognized that the days of the monarchy were numbered. While certainly monarchists were still around, there was no movement to continue on the British monarchy in exile.Also, does some element of the former British monarchy attempt to establish some Commonwealth/Empire in exile?
That's the hope. I'm working on a qbam version of this map, and will plan to use that as a base for the 2020 map.Is there a working map of 2019/2020?
Good eye. I was trying to go for a North Korea vibe with the "Nazi Juche" that permeates Namibian life. Like NK, it truly is a hellhole.As disgusting as it is, its kinda interesting to see a surviving Nazi state....to some extent.
So, a North Korean state in Africa?
So how popular is monarchism in Britain currently? Are there any major parties that advocate for the restoration?The Western War and the following collapse of the British Empire discredited the British Monarchy. George VI was already declining in health when a freak train accident killed his wife and two daughters. While this wouldn't have ended the line, George recognized that the days of the monarchy were numbered. While certainly monarchists were still around, there was no movement to continue on the British monarchy in exile.
The end of the British monarchy was rather civil and bloodless, so there isn't a virulent hostility to monarchy or monarchism as one would expect. However, there is a general sense in modern England that monarchy is an outdated institution. "What good is a King if he doesn't/can't do anything?" An increasingly powerful executive presidency has cemented the notion that monarchy, at best, is superfluous and quaint. There are the occassional oddballs and LARPers who advocate for a return to the monarchy, but they're few and far between.So how popular is monarchism in Britain currently? Are there any major parties that advocate for the restoration?
There are still a few Jacobite LARPers in England, as one might expect. Jacobitism actually had a serious chance in the newly independent Scotland, albeit very briefly. A few romantics at the Scottish constitutional convention put forward a motion to formally invite Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria to reclaim his place as the rightful King of Scotland. The motion was quickly voted down.On a similar, albeit probably much sillier, note, with the deposition of the House of Windsor, has Jacobitism made a comeback among British monarchists at all?
I'll work on those in the near future as well. Refer to @HeX 's post for clarification.What Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan doing in this TTL?
That's definitely not getting retconned. That was probably my most popular post.
I think it is appropriate to ask a question about the situation of women in the world - given that the Democratic Party has a strong conservative wing, and Eurasia has been under the heel of outright fascists for some time. How much is it different from ours? How deeply did the struggle for gender equality go?domestic goddess
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Like our world, the world of A Perfect Democracy is a bit strange, much like ours. The Democratic Party does have a "conservative" wing, but even so they are much more to the Left, at least when it comes to economics, being slightly to the right of Bernie Sanders IOTL. If measured by our standards, we might call them "right-wing" social democrats.I think it is appropriate to ask a question about the situation of women in the world - given that the Democratic Party has a strong conservative wing, and Eurasia has been under the heel of outright fascists for some time. How much is it different from ours? How deeply did the struggle for gender equality go?