A World Of Laughter, A World Of Tears

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by statichaos, Jan 22, 2009.

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  1. eliphas8 Frankentrotsky

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    Damnit I had thought that there was finally an update, Reds just got one and I thought that was dead too. You hear that Statichos? Your losing in the rivalry I just invented for you to have with Jello_Brafia to see who can update faster!
     
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  2. vultan Defying Gravity

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    Wait, what? I see a map...
     
  3. Plumber Manifest Destiny inspired Lebensraum

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    It's When You Wish Upon a Star. This TL is done.
     
  4. vultan Defying Gravity

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    Seriously, is my map not showing up as an attachment?:confused:
     
  5. VidaLaVida American-Japanese Bisexual

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    If you read this, statischaos, I just wanted to drop by and say that this TL is what got me started posting on AH.com. I had heard about it from another site, checked it out, and was absolutely not disappointed. This is a fantastic story through and through, and you should feel very proud of what you've accomplished with it.

    We haven't seen an update on When You Wish Upon a Star for a while, though. How is that going? I'm guessing you're pretty busy, so it's hard to update it, but I eagerly look forward to whatever you write for it. Keep up the excellent work!
     
  6. Sam R. Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.

    There are some issues I'd like to raise before I go on to part II.

    Hungary surviving. This requires man portable anti-tank weapons, light arms, but above all Pal Maleter and the Nagy government not being taken hostage. (Or an additional 14 days until the Central Workers Council of Greater Budapest is formed and solid, and fairy dust).

    Interestingly the "survival" of the Nagy government with 28 days of armoured warfare in central Europe will have some very large implications:
    *Zhukov will survive politically and be considered apt.
    *The anti-party group will be purged.
    *Mikoyan may oust Khruschev (didn't happen); or be more heavily incorporated into government; or may flee to Hungary. I expect Mikoyan will be responsible for negotiating the cease-fire.
    *Kadar will be part of the new government
    *But the new government may not survive in any form as we know it.

    Most significantly:
    *The CWC-GB will be acting with a veto on government; and probably with a larger control over the economy than the government; which would be a four or five way socialist coalition government.
    *Sweden will probably be very heavily influenced by this.
    *The Maoist split may not occur
    *Hungarian Socialism will be a model that "breaks" the international communist movement; and may end up influencing "red" Israel.
    *Intervention against Dubcek will be much much much harder with an Independent Hungary and Yugoslavia.

    * * *

    Back to domestic affairs, how soon until Ketamine combined with aversion therapy is used as a psychiatric disciplinary tool for sluggishly progressing schizophrenia.

    yours,
    Sam R.
     
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  7. Alternatehistoryguy47 Member

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    A request, if I may be so bold.

    Could you please post the full story in the Finished Timelines and Scenarios thread?

    It's kind of a pain to have to shift through tons and tons of comments to actually get to the story, and it would be a big help to new readers who won't need to shift through the tons and tons of comments to get to the story.
     
  8. Lycaon pictus Author of "Locksmith's Closet" Donor

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    I second the motion.
     
  9. The Vulture Banned

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  10. statichaos Liberal Hollywood Elitist

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    The fact that someone was kind enough to create that is an extreme honor. However, I believe that I owe it to this site to post the story in the Finished Timelines And Scenarios section, since it was the feedback that I received here that encouraged me to explore the concept to the extent that I have so far. I'll try to do so very soon. If someone would be so kind as to drop me a message, it should serve as a reminder to do so in the morning.
     
  11. Alternatehistoryguy47 Member

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    Since this is pretty much dead, I hope I can get away with a few questions.

    First, how in the hell was Disney able to invade Cuba without a massive Soviet retaliation?

    Second, why Ronald Reagan as CEO of the Disney corporation?

    Third, why John Stennis as President?
     
  12. Arachnid Arachnid once more.

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    I suggest you read it but.

    a.) Cuba didn't get a chance to properly go commie and cosy up to the Soviet Union as Disney jumped in too fast. The Soviet Union could no more stop it than it could stop the Dominican intervention.

    b.) Because Disney wasn't and he fit the bill, but ask staichos.

    c.) Read the TL, the 2nd half is about why John Stennis as President.
     
  13. Alternatehistoryguy47 Member

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    I did read it. But it didn't make sense.
     
  14. Meadow but see, when Meadow does that, Monthly Donor

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    A nation polarised over segregation narrowly electing an arch-segregationist doesn't make sense? As politely as possible, you look like you're just trying to be negative for the sake of it without backing up your claims.
     
  15. Midnight-Blue766 The filidh that cam frae Skye

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    You know that Family Guy episode where Brian and Stewie visit the universe where everything's run by Disney? Someone should make a parody of that about this TL.
     
  16. modelcitizen note2self, no ranting ninjas

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    Good news: When You Wish Upon a Star 2.0 is alive. :D
    https://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=238872
     
  17. Alternatehistoryguy47 Member

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    Something I just thought of. Why did the majority of America's entertainment industry all go to Europe? Why didn't they just go to Canada?
     
  18. Paul V McNutt Paul V McNutt Banned

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    Welcome back Nachos !!!
     
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