AH Cultural Descriptions

The Eagle,Dragon,and Bear.
A 1800s epic historical novel written by Danish author Hjalmar Henningsen about the events leading to the fall of the Kingdom of Scandinavia and the end of its Golden Age in 1670, due to the untimely death of King Christian V, who left this world without an heir. This triggered the War of Danish Succession as European powers such as Angland, Pomerania-Brandenburg, and Russia either vied to either rip apart the country for themselves amidst the chaos or support existing claimants to the throne further their own political interests. Over time as the country burned and armies pillaged cities like Stockholm, Malmo, Copenhagen, and others, it came to be known with a name: The Great Northern War.

The Shimmering Trail
I never stole your girl
Written after Finnegan's Wake, I never stole your girl (sic) is a novel by James Joyce that also experiments with wording and style, albeit with a more complex plot, than the former novel. It's most notable for being readable, rather than a veritable collection of word salad; however, it's still very difficult to piece together.

'Free Hugs' guy
A name of a popular internet celebrity known for standing in the centers of cities all around the world and giving people hugs for free.

Tractatus Astronomico-Cullinarius (the Astronomical-Cullinary Tractate, written in 17th century by a person with apparently genius level IQ)
Tractatus Astronomico-Cullinarius
The important artifact from The Da Caprio Code, a 2007 novel satirizing The Da Vinci Code. Famous actor Leo Da Caprio is rumored to be trafficking in historic artifacts in order to get them into private collections. When one of Da Caprio's staff dies under mysterious circumstances including a rumored lost treatise of a 5th-century BC philosopher, a museum curator and a historian go on the hunt to prove the murder and acquire the artifact, evading cops, bodyguards and even a papal sniper all the while.

...Except it wasn't. The "treatise" was a 1690 English forgery meant to humiliate the Pope, and had in fact been in Da Caprio's family (wealthy Italians) for generations, which could be proven. The staff member had gone into diabetic shock, pulled over to the side of the road, and never had a chance to get help; he'd never been near the "treatise" at all. The cops were suspicious of the duo because they were acting suspicious, the bodyguards were simply doing their job, and the "papal sniper" was Da Caprio's groundskeeper, who was freaked out by the two dudes repeatedly breaking into his properties at night. Both the historian and the curator are arrested for multiple counts of assault, battery, trespassing, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit murder, and evading arrest.

arboreal agriculture
arboreal agriculture
A political treatise disguised as a guidebook for farmers looking to plant orchards to diversify their income. Written in 1937 by the Italian-American theorist Tony Graham (né Gramsci), it metaphorically described the political systems of various countries as different species of fruit trees, such as the plum tree for the UK and the apple tree for the USSR. Despite several brushes with censors, the book still spread widely in popularity and contributed to the radicalization of rural voters in Roosevelt's New Deal Coalition. Today, it is viewed as a corollary to Steinbeck's classic novel The Grapes of Wrath, due both to the shared themes of class struggle and the seeming connection between their names, despite there being no evidence that either author intended for the latter similarity.

The Pyramids of Cahokia
The Pyramids of Cahokia
An amusement park built in 1968 just to the east of St Louis, the Pyramids of Cahokia carried a theme based on a somewhat eccentric version of Native American culture. Purchase by Six Flags in 1988, increasing public pressure led to the abandonment of the Native theme in 1992, resulting in a brief rebrand to Six Flags St Louis before various threats from the Missouri government led to the present name of Six Flags Collinsville.

Especially following the construction of a water park, Six Flags St Louis (as it continues to be informally known) is a much-loved treat for children in St Louis and beyond.

[The OTL Six Flags to the southwest on St Louis was outcompeted in this TL]

Whoops, I did it again!
A phrase often uttered by Sir Percival Holmes, a member of the Royal British Society of Failure, the organization founded by Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate human incompetence in a British tv show Our Magnificent World of Failure.

Franz Unterholz (a fictional character from a German blockbuster political drama Das Kartenhaus)
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Franz Unterholz
The main character from the Germanization of House of Cards, an American television drama. The 2017 production, produced by Netflix, never made it past the pilot episode, largely because it borrowed directly from the American show while doing it worse; most notably, they literally translated Frank Underwood as Franz Unterholz, or retranslated, as Francis Undergrowth.

silvan architecture
A name of an architectural style popular in first half of 21st century. The style orioritizes building houses out of wood, outside major urbsn areas, using sustainable energy sources and prioritizing self reliance

Kuningadomaz (a German blockbuster tv show, alternate history of ancient Germania)
I'm curious, is this at all a surname? I couldn't find any evidence of it, but it does roughly translate the name and concept of Underwood, so it's not impossible. And what connotations does it hold? (Yes, I did actually look up the etymology of "Underwood" for that.)
I just checked and apparently the surname Underwood derived from a shortening of "under the wood" which literally means someone living near a forest.

Unterholz is a literal translation of underwood which means the stuff that grows clise to the ground in the forest. It may sound awkward or not {I do not speak German well).
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Salish Pirates

Salish Pirates is the third movement of William Elgar's Coastal Suite of nine dances. Each of the dances represents a different coast of the United Kingdom, after Rodenberry's 1802 book Coastal Ethnography of the British Isles. The Salish Coast, more commonly known as the coast of Cornwall and Southern England to the Isle of Wight, was associated with piracy. Still fondly viewed and often played in England, the Coastal Suite is one of Elgar's more enduring works.

Fourteen Hundred and Fifty-Two Troops Together

Fourteen Hundred and Fifty-Two Troops Together

A marching song often sung by cadets of the Texas Military Institute, located in College Station Texas. The song commemorates the first Texan Army after Texas left the Confederate States of America in 1893, and mentions how in spite of the regular army being small, they will fight to the death whether the foe is "Southron, Spanish, or Yank." The song was especially popular during the Sequoyah Campaign, when Texas invaded the CSA territory of Sequoyah, with help from local natives and settlers in 1901.

A Brief History of Rhyme
Name of a National Geographic 10 part tv series describing the history of Rap music in America and its adoption all around the world

Jutland (a 2018 movie)
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The Left Hand of Larry Dexter

A children’s book written by Mark Brown about a young boy named Larry Dexter who has a prosthesis for his left hand. Brown wrote the book to help kids with missing limbs feel more normal. This was an especially pertinent problem following the 2nd American Civil War of the 1970s during which many children suffered loss of limbs due to bombings by both sides.

Derpy Derby 2.0
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