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The Name's Bond, James Bond: Part One
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From A Beter World II (An ASB Timeline)
 
This was inspired by a post on this thread where I mentioned a clerical fascist Mexico setting up pro-Mexican terrorist groups in America. No, it's not part of any timeline (purely because I don't know enough about American politics to come up with a plausible explanation for how this could happen) but it's something I got bored and made.
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The Ni'var Federation Status referendum took place between stardates 749365.4 and 749783.4 (May through October 3072 in standard Earth time) on Ni'var and its associated colonies, stations, and fleets to ask the electorate whether the planet should remain a member of, or leave, the United Federation of Planets. The referendum resulted in 50.5% of the votes cast being in favor of leaving the Federation. The result was not legally binding but the Ni'var government proceeded with secession. Slow interstellar travel and communication in the wake of the Burn, as well as negotiations as to the legal formalities of the process, meant that formal secession did not occur until Earth year 3089.

In the runup to the Burn and the SB-19 Experiment, debates had begun in Ni'var over continued Federation membership. Vulcans, in particular, felt that Ni'var science was being exploited by the Federation and its quickly growing bureaucracy grossly superceded homeworld sovereignty. Romulans, however, felt a debt to the Federation after the destruction of Romulus and the Reunification. After the Burn, these debates intensified, with many Vulcans arguing that the Federation had pressured Ni'var into committing a galaxy-wide catastrophe. Romulans believed the Federation was still needed to stabilize the deeply fractured political climate of the galaxy post-Burn.

At the end of Earth 3071, the Ni'var High Command came to an agreement, accepting propositions from both the Vulcan High Council and Romulan Senate to run a non-binding referendum once such an effort was technically feasible as a way to gauge public opinion for such an impactful decision. The vote was one of the largest democratic exercises in recorded history, even with questionable turnout statistics due to the stranded and lost-in-space status of tens of millions of Vulcans and Romulans.

The electorate was extremely divided. A one percent margin was all that separated the two options. Modern political science looks to this referendum as a textbook example of ethnic bloc voting. Although there were more Romulans participating in the vote than Vulcans, more than 90% of Vulcans voted to leave, while Romulans were slightly more divided in their opinions, leading to the secession option winning.

The result was considered a massive upset, and an enormous blow to Federation loyalists across the galaxy. Despite the close results, pro-Federation politicians acquiesced to the majority and allowed the secession process to begin. The referendum is considered to mark the beginning of the Ni'var Isolationist Period as well as the demise of the Federation as a galactic superpower. Within just a few Terran months, Earth seceded from the Federation as well. 100 Earth years after the secession, the Federation claimed only 38 member worlds. Around the same time, the arrival of the USS Discovery from the past started negotiations that resulted in the eventual accession of both worlds back into the Federation, but it would never regain the strength it once had, even after the discovery and reactivation of new dilithium.

(This post on my test thread)
 
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I am working upon clearing more room on my computer, so, here is a Wikipedia box that I had forgotten about.

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The 1984 New Zealand general election was held with a backdrop of economic crisis and global collapse. Held nearly one year after World War III, it pitted Robert Muldoon’s embattled National government against a resurgent Labour Party who captured the national mood. Despite reaching an agreement with Social Credit to govern as a majority government, it had withdrawn parliamentary support after Muldoon entertained extraordinary powers to deal with the hyperinflation, unemployment and chronic shortages that plagued New Zealand. An emerging refugee crisis also undermined his popularity.

A seminal issue in 1984, economics, dominated throughout. Petrol prices had more than quadrupled as global supplies dried up thanks to a collapse of the global supply chain, inflation reached 500% in July 1984 and surged again to over 900% a month later, businesses which relied on international trade were severely affected. Muldoon reacted with typical autocratic style, imposing flash wage and price controls and restricting car use to a mere two days per week. A national three day energy week was also imposed. Prices for food, energy, rents, power and other goods were effectively frozen, worsening existing shortages. Fears of crop failures prompted food rationing.

A refugee crisis also dealt another blow. While refugee numbers had remained initially stable and amounted to a little over 250,000 between November 1983 and May 1984, the numbers of people seeking refugee from the nuclear wastelands of Europe and Asia rose significantly. By July, applications increased dramatically and this figure reached 600,000. These ‘boat people’ often evaded customs by making landfall in secluded areas, sometimes terrorising local inhabitants in the search for food and medical supplies. This prompted Muldoon to issue wartime powers which were strongly opposed by Social Credit, who withdrew their parliamentary support. Faced with the prospect of losing both his majority and a deteriorating national scene, Muldoon traveled to Government House and asked the Queen to dissolve parliament for a snap election. The result was never in doubt......
 
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The 1969 Allied States General Executive election occurred on the 7th of August 1969. Incumbent General Executive John Pittmaster Kennedy was barred by the Lee Accords of 1968 from running for a third term. The Constitutional Protection League selected their nominee in the highly rated gameshow "Who Want's to be the Next General Executive?" running on the CPL managed and run network of State Heaven Network, or SHN. Among the contestants included Josephine Governor Claire Engle, Lee Minister of Segregation George Wallace and Georgetown Senator Sam Ervin. The show had the candidates partake in numerous challenges ranging from physical activities such as shooting a bow from horseback to mental challenges such as the memorization of every state's capital. Although heavily acclaimed upon it's introduction in the controversial 1957 General Executive election, By the end of the 60's it was simply seen as an entrenched part of the political establishment and rumored of rampant corruption. Former losers of the CPL nomination such as 1960's Orval Doorblocker Faubus of Lee and Hubert Peacenik Humphrey of Polk still remained bitter for their losses, and so sought revenge on the next winner.

There was an initially strong gravitation to strongman and Governor John Connally of Fisher, however, allegations of an extra-marital affair with a black woman sunk his candidacy by the time of the first eliminations were held on 7 February, with him winning the large margin of votes cast against him and being kicked from the competition. At the next round Humphrey proved to be a poor chef and was unable to impress upon the Judges with his Fish and Chips recipe. The second elimination round resulted in Humphrey's only prize being that he was the next person to lose. Leaving jut Ervin, Engle, Wallace and Faubus. Faubus proved to be a poor children's gym teacher and so was booted off next. Engle unexpectedly broke his hip in-between episodes and was forced off the show, which left a finale episode watched by over twenty million people with George Wallace and Sam Ervin. The final test for nomination was a hot dog eating contest. George Wallace managed to narrowly prevail by a margin of 22 hot dogs to 20 prior to throwing up. The Managers at SHN were quite pleased with the large amount of ratings, votes (but more importantly money) the show had done over it's several episode season.

At the same time as the CPL reality TV, Radio and Newspaper program was occurring, the opposition party of the Grand Army of the Republic held a boring, normal system of primaries and conventions. The main front-runners at the start were Ronald Movie Star Reagan of Imperial and Aiken State-Officer of the Purse Albert Watson. The former was a Hollywood actor with little knowledge of governance, while the latter was a southern state former CPL turned GAR turncoat that had garnered national attention for almost defeating centarian Aiken Senator Ellison D. Smith in the 1965 Senate elections. The race for the GAR was one of policy rather than showmanship, with Watson spending most of the campaign trail attacking Reagan for his lack of government experience. Reagan in return slammed Watson for being a creature of the "losing establishment". The race was uneventful and rarely caught many American's eyes prior to the introduction of Au and H20 into the mixture.

The controversial Senator from Deer Lodge Barry Nuke Em Goldwater captivated the conservative wing of the GAR while repulsing moderates of the GAR into the arms of the CPL party. The "Beatnik" faction of the GAR vowed to prevent such a dangerous man from winning the nomination at the national convention, spreading rumors of nuclear hellfire upon Nazi Germany. This beatnik faction was headed up by Dukes Senator Henry Cabot Lodge. During the balloting Nuke Em Goldwater sprinted into an early lead that his opponents never seemed to coalesce around for similar effect. It was in his acceptance speech that he said: "I will never tell the American people that nuclear warfare means subjugation to the hopeless cause of death, I will tell them instead that it is a preferred and superior alternative to the more hopeless causes of communism and socialism." This remark alienated multiple factions of the GAR, with the notable exception of the libertarian annihilationists and Christian fundamentalist factions of the GAR, both of whom rallied around Nuke Em.

The General Election campaign proved to be disastrous for the GAR. Many high ranking political operatives of the party opted to cut their losses with the sinking polls and ship that was Goldwater and instead opted to campaign hard for down ballot races in the Assemblies of Mind and Matter. Former General Executive Harry S. Truman of Sangamon, although he was a CPL, endorsed the GAR candidate, though he evaded the question of 'who he actually voted for'. (Upon his death in 1975, it was revealed that he did indeed vote for Goldwater over Wallace). CPL associates hounded his intentions to "end the world". In retaliation, Goldwater would blast the "liberals that had taken over the CPL, not having the guts to push the trigger." Allegations of what he might have done during the Azerbaijani Zeppelin Crisis were captivated perfectly in the infamous "Lorraine" Advertisement.

In the end, George Segregation Wallace managed to handily beat Barry Nuke Em Goldwater by an Electoral Colledge victory of 373 to 165, and won the popular vote by almost a 30 point margin nationally. Following his defeat, Nuke Em Goldwater would return to the Senate for Deer Lodge until 2008, serving as the longest senator from that state in it's history and cementing his hard-right political legacy as an outspoken advocate of nuclear war, even up to his death. George Segregation Wallace, for his part, managed to disintegrate the Nearly Eighty year old "JSW Coalition", named after fellow southerner John Sharp Williams and his knack for a political coalition (along with harmless gerrymandering). The 1969 election is the first General Executive election where the states of Twiggs and Sumter both went for the Grand Army of the Republic candidate in their history, signaling the start of a southern shift to the GAR and the beginning of the end for the domination of the CPL, which would culminate in the bloody (politically, not militarily) Reagan Revolution of 1981, and the begining of the current two-party system in the Allied States.
 
Pulp Fiction
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byQuentin Tarantino
Written byQuentin Tarantino
Story by
Produced byLawrence Bender
Starring
CinematographyAndrzej Sekuła
Edited bySally Menke
Production
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Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date
  • May 21, 1994 (Cannes)
  • October 14, 1994 (United States)
Running time154 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$8–8.5 million[2][3]
Box office$213.9 million[2]
 
As a fan of outlander, I love this. Wonder how it would affect America. Good Job
Probably not over much as by 1745 the colonial states are pretty well established and it would be fairly insulated from trouble back home. That said Charles probably has to have French backing which might cause butterflies later on if the French are allied with Britain (at least for a while) when the 13 inevitably decide they can do better alone.
 
Mr. Bush, I’ve wrestled with alligators, I’ve tussled with a whale! I done handcuffed lightning and throw thunder in jail! You know I’m good; just last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick! I’m so mean, I make medicine sick!

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Okay, look at this:
Today— November 17th—is Doug "The Nostalgia Critic" Walker's birthday.
But, did you know, that he was born in Italy?
I had the idea about if he stayed there.
I like to imagine, IATL, he's the Italian equivalent of Tommy Wiseau.

(I actually made this a year ago but I didn't use this forum then)
 
I'm Still Here - An Alternate Disney/Treasure Planet Timeline

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From Wikipedia:

Treasure Planet
is a 2002 American animated science fantasy action-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 27, 2002. The 43rd Disney animated feature film, it is a science fiction adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 adventure novel Treasure Island and was the first film to be released simultaneously in regular and IMAX theaters. It is at least the second retelling of the story in an outer space setting, following the 1987 Italian miniseries Treasure Island in Outer Space. It employs a novel technique of hand-drawn 2D traditional animation set atop 3D computer animation. With a budget of $140 million, it is currently the most expensive traditionally animated film ever made.

The film was co-written, co-produced and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who had pitched the concept for the film at the same time that they pitched another Disney animated feature, The Little Mermaid (1989). Treasure Planet features the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott, Laurie Metcalf, and Patrick McGoohan (in his final film role). The musical score was composed by James Newton Howard, while a couple of songs were written and performed by John Rzeznik. The film performed incredibly well at the box office, costing $140 million to create while earning $100 million in the United States and Canada and just shy of $150 million worldwide, and received generally positive reviews from critics and audiences. It was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards. It is the third Disney adaptation of the novel, following Treasure Island (1950) and Muppet Treasure Island (1996). In addition, Treasure Planet is Clement's and Musker's first non-musical film since The Great Mouse Detective (1986).

With the success of Treasure Planet, rumors abounded of a second movie, which was officially announced on February 12th, 2003, starring the same cast, with Willem Dafoe and Julia Stiles as newcomers to the series. Tommy Walter is the new music artist brought onto the series.
 
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