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So this a continuation of these three posts and deals with the leader of the Union of French Communes Karl Marx founder and first leader of the Central Socialist Party of France the major political party that supports the power of the central government over the Communes.
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His rule was controversial most notably he started another war with the Kingdom of the French which failed brutally yet despite this he remained popular with the population serving until his death. His legacy takes the main form of the Union of French Communes transforming into a three party system divided between his Central Socialist party, the Communal party and the Free Peoples party.
 
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Here's something I made from my Through Rough Times zombie apocalypse story. This is from a chapter detailing a Chinese putsch occurring four days into the global outbreak while the China is tearing herself apart from sending waves after waves of PLA soldiers. A hardline fraction wants to use chaos to take part of the PLA Strategic Rocket Force's arsenal to start bombing cities rife with infection. As this would occur, the hardliners would also target Taipei with a single nuclear weapon followed by an invasion while also targeting U.S. military bases in Japan and Guam.

Thankfully the putsch failed as the loyalists took control of the situation and signed an armistice with the U.S., Taiwan, and Japan.

Further reading:
Chapter 48: Emergency State (Part 1)
Chapter 51: Emergency State (Part 2)
Chapter 53: Emergency State (Part 3)
October 2018 Chinese putsch sandbox page on Alternate History Wiki
 
Verra neat; though it's Spectre, not Specter.

The sad thing is, I made very certain to spell Spectre the correct way for everything but the wikibox. :p I'm blaming in-universe writers for that one (totally not my fault, no siree).

Huh, I missed this one. It's Cheshire nuking Qurac, right?

Wonder if we'll get a reference to Vandal Savage accidentally nuking Montevideo, Imperiex blowing up Topeka, and of course, Mongul and Cyborg-Superman blowing up Coast City.

Indeed it is. I've never liked the whole "fictional, kind of stand-in, kind of pastiche" countries that Marvel and DC due. Just have it in real countries, or, if you're not going to have real countries for fear of not wanting to upset real people (cough, Joker as Iranian Ambassador to the US, cough), at least give us a reason why they exist, where they are, etc.

I'm a bit more lenient with cities, as you'll notice.
 
Another 2006 wikibox from Green Revolution. Since I'm actually ahead on writing it at the moment, I'm finally making a few of the good third party performance wikiboxes I've been meaning to do but didn't get around to.

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This election makes Weld the second person ever to have been governor in two separate states, after Sam Houston (governor of Tennessee and later Texas).
 
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"Vietnam is Complicated"

Through unknown means, the interior notes detailing Nixon's usage of Anna Chennault to derail the Paris Accords find their way into the laps of the New York Times. What follows is a clusterfuck of Anti-War fury. The absolute sea of angry college students is more than enough to distract the secret service while on a goodwill visit to Ottawa -- Nixon was subsequently shot dead by a schizophrenic wielding a a Browning 9mm at point blank range. His immediate successor, former governor Agnew, might have won himself the sympathy vote (as well as a popular vote leech from a leftist challenger to Muskie), but had made it very clear what he thought about the anti-war movement. They had tried his patience, and as a result, so too did his patience run out with Vietnam. A couple of phone-calls with General Westmoreland later, and Agnew was convinced.

As nukes were flown in to Bình Phước, an ultimatum was issued to General Secretary Lê Duẩn. He had two options, either turn Hanoi to the South, or have it turned into a glowing crater on the Indochinese Peninsula. Before the Secretary could even answer, North Vietnamese forces shot down an American bomber flying in the distance, not knowing it was carrying four AGM-69 nuclear-tipped missiles, each with a yield f 210 kilotons. All subsequently airburst over Vietnam and light the entire jungle on fire. America panics, Russia panics, world war three almost happens. All of this occurs just four months after Agnew was elected. You can guess how little the President avoiding his taxes actually mattered.

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Come '76, the United States lived by two rules; Nobody voted for Ford, and the Democrats could nominate Bernardine Dohrn and still win the election. Luckily they went with a peacenik instead. McGovern was running for a third time, now becoming the presumptive nominee out the gate as terrified young adults voted just as much as their equally terrified parents did. It's worth noting tho that a select few of the aforementioned parents ended up voting for McDonald, now head of what used to be the congressional anti-war committee, which he and other conservative non-interventionists had gutted and turned into a conservative isolationist machine.

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Just as '76 had been a shoe-on for the Dems, so to was 1980. The economy was on a marvellous uptick, radical deescalation had resulted in a bloodless resolution to the Iran hostage crisis, even COINTELPRO was publicly dismantled, even if it meant FBI Director Mark Felt leaked little Teresa McGovern's drug charges to the press. But that really didn't matter, even if his primary challenger accused him of "bringing amnesty, abortion, and acid to America", the other guy was John Connally. If there's one thing voters hate more than hippies, it's party-traitors and Agnew-sympathisers.

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Another 2006 wikibox from Green Revolution. Since I'm actually ahead on writing it at the moment, I'm finally making a few of the good third party performance wikiboxes I've been meaning to do but didn't get around to.

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This election makes Weld the second person ever to have been governor in two separate states, after Sam Houston (governor of Tennessee and later Texas).

This sort of reminds me of the results of the 1966 New York gubernatorial election.
 
"Vietnam is Complicated"

Through unknown means, the interior notes detailing Nixon's usage of Anna Chennault to derail the Paris Accords find their way into the laps of the New York Times. What follows is a clusterfuck of Anti-War fury. The absolute sea of angry college students is more than enough to distract the secret service while on a goodwill visit to Ottawa -- Nixon was subsequently shot dead by a schizophrenic wielding a a Browning 9mm at point blank range. His immediate successor, former governor Agnew, might have won himself the sympathy vote (as well as a popular vote leech from a leftist challenger to Muskie), but had made it very clear what he thought about the anti-war movement. They had tried his patience, and as a result, so too did his patience run out with Vietnam. A couple of phone-calls with General Westmoreland later, and Agnew was convinced.

As nukes were flown in to Bình Phước, an ultimatum was issued to General Secretary Lê Duẩn. He had two options, either turn Hanoi to the South, or have it turned into a glowing crater on the Indochinese Peninsula. Before the Secretary could even answer, North Vietnamese forces shot down an American bomber flying in the distance, not knowing it was carrying four AGM-69 nuclear-tipped missiles, each with a yield f 210 kilotons. All subsequently airburst over Vietnam and light the entire jungle on fire. America panics, Russia panics, world war three almost happens. All of this occurs just four months after Agnew was elected. You can guess how little the President avoiding his taxes actually mattered.

bhCROnV.png


Come '76, the United States lived by two rules; Nobody voted for Ford, and the Democrats could nominate Bernardine Dohrn and still win the election. Luckily they went with a peacenik instead. McGovern was running for a third time, now becoming the presumptive nominee out the gate as terrified young adults voted just as much as their equally terrified parents did. It's worth noting tho that a select few of the aforementioned parents ended up voting for McDonald, now head of what used to be the congressional anti-war committee, which he and other conservative non-interventionists had gutted and turned into a conservative isolationist machine.

8gjt7T0.png


Just as '76 had been a shoe-on for the Dems, so to was 1980. The economy was on a marvellous uptick, radical deescalation had resulted in a bloodless resolution to the Iran hostage crisis, even COINTELPRO was publicly dismantled, even if it meant FBI Director Mark Felt leaked little Teresa McGovern's drug charges to the press. But that really didn't matter, even if his primary challenger accused him of "bringing amnesty, abortion, and acid to America", the other guy was John Connally. If there's one thing voters hate more than hippies, it's party-traitors and Agnew-sympathisers.

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And then, Vice President Hooker's scandals become public.
 

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Born to a modest Laywer family, Doctor Clark Savage Junior was from a young age obcessed with the idea of self improvement. Influenced by a number of authors that covered everything from oriental gurus to eugenics, Clark convinced himself that the purpose of every human being should be to improve oneself, and that such an improvement would inevitably produce a positive impact on their enviroment.

Dedicating himself to sports as well as academics, Savage got accepted into Harvard University with a scholarship, playing for their football team and graduating with honors on the field of Archaeology. Deeply fascinated by different human cultures and how they dealt with the concept of human improvement, he would go on to receive a Ph.D. on the field of societal advancement, before relocating to New York City.

In 1933 Savage decided to assemble a expedition to the Yucatan Peninsula, to explore ancient Mayan ruins. The Expedition ended up uncovering a small isolated mayan community that was being opressed by a local strongman by the name of Victoriano Muerte, more popularly known as "Red Death". Aiding the natives in their insurrection against the would be warlord, Savage was rewarded with a immense cache of hidden gold (located inside one of the newly discovered pyramids), worth about 20 million dollars in 1933 currency (the details of the events vary wildly. While Savage always claimed he received the gold as a token of gratitude, some have questioned it, and some have openly accused him of tomb raiding). The expedition subsequently received worldwide coverage, and Doctor Clark Savage, now popularly nicknamed Doc Savage, became an international celebrity.

Capitalizing on his fame and newfound wealth, Savage rented the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, where he established the Hidalgo Trading Company, meant to fund and organize further expeditions and adventures. Savage would go on to hire a team of specialists on every field, from geography to physics, to develop gadgets and tools for him to use in such expeditions. Aside from his personal cache of gold, Savage received funding from a number of news outlets dedicated to covering his adventures.

His subsequent travels all gained unprecedented media coverage. His 1935 discovery of Greek ruins in the isle of Distante, on the Atlantic Ocean (believed to be Atlantis at the time); his 1936 expedition to northern India in search of Shangri-La, where he would face Thuggee religious fanatics; his 1937 discovery of the Savage Diamond in South Africa, and his 1939 discovery of the tomb of Prester John in Syria all became legendary.

On of the greatest celebrities in the world during the 1930's and 1940's, Doc Savage would sell his stories to Warner Brothers, resulting in a series of cinematic hits from 1940 to 1948. Serving as a consultor, many critics have accused Savage of exagerating his own deeds.

Savage was also known for his own desires for excess possessing a fleet of cars, planes, boats, and mansions across the country. Some of these served his needs, while most were simply for leisure. He also had a number of residencies outside the US, most notably the famous "Fortress of Solitude", his experimental base built in the Arctic (Today Disney's Arcticland). He was also notorious for his 3 marriages to famous Hollywood actresses: Barbara Stanwyck; former vigilante turned actress Ellen Patrick, and Marilyn Monroe in the 1950's. All of which ended in bitter divorce cases.

Though still incredibly famous and wealthy in the 1950's, Savage's popularity begun to fade somewhat. Nevertheless he continued to conduct expeditions, and his book "The Superior Man", published in 1955 would become a international bestseller. It was around this time that Savage became acquainted with Ayn Rand, and her ideology of Objectivism, of which he would become a devout follower.

In the 1960's public attention drifted away from Doc Savage. At the same time he would grow politically involved as ardent critic of the Kennedy Administration, and a staunch supporter of the Goldwater campaign in 1964. In 1966 the spotlight once again turned towards him as Savage became involved in a large Tax fraud scandal, which forced him to sell the majority of his assets and intellectual property. His 1969 authobiography "A Savage Life" underperformed considerably.

In 1972 Doctor Clark Savage would be found dead, a result of a cocaine overdose, in his luxurious Hollywood Hills house, his last remaining residency.

Though deeply beloved for many decades due to his adventures and exploits, public perception of Doc Savage is heavily mixed. Many perceive his adventures to have been exagerated, and accusations of international theft of cultural artifacts remain in contention to this day. His ideas and involvement with Objectivism have also drawn serious criticism. Nevertheless, he remains highly popular with many today, specially among the right and conservative/libertarian circles. His son, Maxwell Savage is an american Senator notorious for his laissez-faire stance. The Hidalgo Trading Company is today the Clark Savage center of technology, a prestigious research institute. To this day, products based or related to the Doc Savage IP are believed to have generated billions of dollars, ranging from blockbuster films, books, toys and attractions.​
 
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