Alt-History Aftermath Scenarios Implied by Media

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The Sri Lanka's 'Stonehenge like place'...
 
Signs ended with an alien invasion fucked over by water

The sheer absurdity of this situation would kill half of the population through sheer laughter I suspect
 
In the Riverdale tv show, modern day Archie Andrews served in the US army during a war in Uzbekistan, a war which involved the use of World War 1 equipment, uniforms, and tactics.

Seems like the shows creators wanted Archie to be a darker and more damaged character but rather then tie him to any real life war, they decided making a weird hodgepodge of elements would be better for some reason.

Oh, and he was driven to join up because some ghosts from the Second World War were haunting him.
 
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Signs ended with an alien invasion fucked over by water

The sheer absurdity of this situation would kill half of the population through sheer laughter I suspect
“Yes, we can confirm that these aliens were susceptible to damage and even death when exposed to water and arrived on our planet without suits. Nor did they seem to target major infrastructure or command and communication installations and personnel. They also did not use weapons other than the chemical spray on their wrists. We are now analyzing their bodies and technology. Questions?”

“Bob Smith from OMG News. So we got invaded by dumb invisible space hippies?“

“It seems that way, yes.”
 
“Yes, we can confirm that these aliens were susceptible to damage and even death when exposed to water and arrived on our planet without suits. Nor did they seem to target major infrastructure or command and communication installations and personnel. They also did not use weapons other than the chemical spray on their wrists. We are now analyzing their bodies and technology. Questions?”

“Bob Smith from OMG News. So we got invaded by dumb invisible space hippies?“

“It seems that way, yes.”
Then again, it makes more sense, if you go with the fan theory that the aliens are actually demons, and that the reason the aliens died was because the water had been blessed by Mel Gibson's character who was an ordained minister/ priest.
 
Then again, it makes more sense, if you go with the fan theory that the aliens are actually demons, and that the reason the aliens died was because the water had been blessed by Mel Gibson's character who was an ordained minister/ priest.
It would make sense from a allegorical perspective

but completely falls apart when you remember that EVERYONE experienced this all over the world with water being heavily hinted to be the reason why the military triumphed

“Strange weakness” as the radio put it

the sheer absurdity of the situation would break the minds of humanity
 
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It would make sense from a allegorical perspective

but completely falls apart when you remember that EVERYONE experienced this all over the world with water being heavily hinted to be the reason why the military triumphed

“Strange weakness” as the radio put it

the sheer absurdity of the situation would break the minds of humanity
Sometimes the obvious solution isn't that obvious.

But yeah, after you watch it a second time, you do scratch your head about this plot point.

Only suggestions I can offer are that A: the invaders came from an environment similar to ours save for water being substituted for something else. Or B: the aliens didn't have a problem with water on THEIR planet, but when they came to ours, something weakened their resistance to ours. Kinda like an inversion of Kryptonians and red and yellow suns.
 
One of my personal favourites, which I may at some stage turn into a oneshot, is the modern 'Day the Earth Stood Still'. The movie itself I didn't care for but it ends on a fascinating premise - what happens now that all electrical equipment is gone, presumably forever?
 
One of my personal favourites, which I may at some stage turn into a oneshot, is the modern 'Day the Earth Stood Still'. The movie itself I didn't care for but it ends on a fascinating premise - what happens now that all electrical equipment is gone, presumably forever?
Billions starve over the next few years. Since it happened during the winter thousands more (at least) die from hypothermia in the first winter. The resulting migration, assuming that the events happen in December as this was the month the movie released, would result in more deaths as well.

Expect society to breakdown relatively quickly as there are no cars or means of communication over long distances. I can’t imagine the power would stay dead forever, there would be engineers, mechanics, and the like working feverishly to restore what they could. Even if it means rebuilding and moving parts by hand and using horses. Ironically, coal plants might be some of the first to come back on. I’m guessing even hydro plants went down too.

More analog machinery would still work but the world just got thrown back at least a couple centuries except most everyone doesn’t know how to survive in that way. I guess it’s better than killing everyone and the planet itself won’t be as polluted for awhile?
 
One of my personal favourites, which I may at some stage turn into a oneshot, is the modern 'Day the Earth Stood Still'. The movie itself I didn't care for but it ends on a fascinating premise - what happens now that all electrical equipment is gone, presumably forever?
Consider that Starlog Magazine actually did an interesting piece based on the 1951 film, which showed how the Cold War would have been changed, had the Truman Administration had to deal with Gort and Klaatu,..
 
Consider that Starlog Magazine actually did an interesting piece based on the 1951 film, which showed how the Cold War would have been changed, had the Truman Administration had to deal with Gort and Klaatu,..

You got a link? Would love to see it!
 
It would make sense from a allegorical perspective

but completely falls apart when you remember that EVERYONE experienced this all over the world with water being heavily hinted to be the reason why the military triumphed

“Strange weakness” as the radio put it

the sheer absurdity of the situation would break the minds of humanity
Describing it as a "strange weakness" makes more sense if it was holy water specifically, and the weakness was discovered in "three cities in the Middle East" which seems like a reference to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Mecca and the three major Abrahamic religions.
 
In case you can’t find it, do you recall any of the major points on what they said?
Well, some of the main bullet points were:

* Korean War is halted less than a year into the conflict.
* Nuclear weapons treaties are implemented to end the arms buildup.
* Stalin and other other world leaders voice concerns over the fact that rather land at the United Nations in NYC, Moscow, or London, they chose Washington D.C., and recognized Truman as a world leader,...
*Space programs by c. 12 countries, as well as a United Nations space agency,....
* Rudimentary medical advances based on ideas hinted by Klaatu,...
* Carl Sagan making the case for relations with the Galactic Federation,...
 
Well, some of the main bullet points were:

* Korean War is halted less than a year into the conflict.
* Nuclear weapons treaties are implemented to end the arms buildup.
* Stalin and other other world leaders voice concerns over the fact that rather land at the United Nations in NYC, Moscow, or London, they chose Washington D.C., and recognized Truman as a world leader,...
*Space programs by c. 12 countries, as well as a United Nations space agency,....
* Rudimentary medical advances based on ideas hinted by Klaatu,...
* Carl Sagan making the case for relations with the Galactic Federation,...
Even if klaatu and the robot NEVER come back…the sheer impact of these changes will significantly alter the course of humanity

12 space agencies

the end of the Cold War

the arms build-up ceased

Those alone would lead to a very different world
 
And now, the 2015 Russian film, Getting Fat in a Healthy Way; where anything under 120 kg is threatened by the possibility of floating off into space, after an American space probe disaster:

 
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Battlefield 3

The following events happen in the game's alternate 2014

The Islamic Republic of Iran is toppled by a Iranian paramilitary organization called the PLR, leading to a US invasion.


Paris is nuked by the PLR using a suitcase bomb, with Russia being blamed because the suitcase nukes were Russian in origin. 80,000 people are killed.


Depending on how fast the player is, New York is also nuked.


 
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