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A Cadillac CT4, built under the Hyundai Era...
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Poland-Belarus Referendum

"Better Together"

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More jobs? Yes please!
Better together in a UNION OF POLAND AND BELARUS


"On Our Own"
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What kind of union? We already have one!
We'll manage on our OWN


Advertisement in a hypothetical timeline where Poland has a referendum on union with Belarus.

I might do a mini-timeline with these eventually.
 
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The island Philae was where the last known hieroglyphic and Demotic inscriptions were written, in 394 CE and 452 CE. The last ancient Egyptian temples were closed in the year 537 CE by the commander Narses the Persarmenian in accordance to an edict of emperor Justinian I. Later in Justinian's reign, some of the temples were re-dedicated as churches. This traditionally marks the end of ancient Egyptian religion.

As stated before, this is part of a side project showcasing the gradual evolution from ancient to modern Egypt. Next would be the Islamic invasions.
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The island Philae was where the last known hieroglyphic and Demotic inscriptions were written, in 394 CE and 452 CE. The last ancient Egyptian temples were closed in the year 537 CE by the commander Narses the Persarmenian in accordance to an edict of emperor Justinian I. Later in Justinian's reign, some of the temples were re-dedicated as churches. This traditionally marks the end of ancient Egyptian religion.

As stated before, this is part of a side project showcasing the gradual evolution from ancient to modern Egypt. Next would be the Islamic invasions. View attachment 747473
Amazing, how did you make this?
 
3000 YEARS HENCE...
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MEET THE CANDIDATES
The Board of Elections has approved an unusually high 10 candidates for the 5016 presidential election, due to the fact the year has been deemed an auspicious one. The candidates hail from a wide variety of ships and cults.​
  • RUBINHO: His Excellency the Right Honorable etc. etc. etc. has been waiting to be president for 16 years (longer if you go back to when he was first speculated as a candidate). Now that the incumbent president, the Illustrious Wonderful Dennis, dergrosse, has reached the constitutional term limit, Rubinho is the favored candidate of the institutions of government, easily being acclaimed by the president's Good Government Group and being named the Anoint of Magisterial Select Committee. As a retired five-star Admiral and legendary war hero, he was also expected to be the favored candidate of the Navy, but the Admiralty Board stunned the Galaxy by selecting a young Captain as their candidate over the 138 year old vice president. Rubinho will certainly not forget this slight, and if (when) he wins, expect a purge of the top ranks of the Admiralty. (Navy veteran)​
  • SANG-CHUL BAK: The priest from the eccentric Cult of Obedience to the Unitary Universe received the top open ballot slot due to the alphabetization of the ballot placement. The Board of Elections will really do anything to screw the Army. Also known as the Great Teacher, Bak and his followers have become one of the only international cults due their evangelism in other nations. This has made Bak even more unpopular in the United States as the populace takes a more isolationist leaning. (Navy veteran)​
  • VALENTINA EXETER: The Cowboy Governor is running once again to weaken the federal nation, a far cry from the Autonomy Alliance's history as the Dissolution Group. (Navy veteran)​
  • BLUE SKY FRIEND: The 26 year old is the latest candidate of Living Space. Get in touch with our roots, yes, we know. Come back to us after you've served. (No service record!)​
  • DR. SWAYVON F. GORDON: The surgeon obsessed with the antimodern concept of currency is bringing his message to the big stage. He wants to take the Dollar out of the Museums and put it back in our Pockets. No thanks. Perhaps he'd like to tell us why he hasn't done an operation in seven years. (Navy veteran)​
  • Señor Q. PONTIAC HARRISON: Harrison says he's been to Earth. Can we believe him? He is the first adventurer of real reputation to make this claim, and his honesty has never been in doubt before. But every scientific and government institution says it's impossible. (Army veteran?[1][2][3][4])​
  • Sir HANNIBAL BAXTER JOHNSON: Sir Hannibal, the Knight's Knight, a Duke in waiting, is nothing more than the candidate of the cloistered nobility. He and his family could not be more transparent in their desire for another Great War. (Army veteran)​
  • AMRITA KHAN SD.: Another academic and member of the nobility who wants to destroy the military and bring the United States in line with other nations. No shot in the contemporary United States. The days of international alliances are over. (Navy veteran)​
  • CPT MORGANA PIGNATELLI USN: The Navy's replacement candidate. Having been captain of the Mercutio for 8 years, Pignatelli is an established captain with an excellent service record. Although she isn't widely known among the people of other ships, Navy insiders have long speculated that she would go into politics later on. It is strange that the Navy chose her of all people to be their candidate so early, when others have spent the majority of their careers waiting for Rubinho to get out of their way. (Navy active duty)​
  • LTG PAXEN SANDARIO-OGEN: It's the Army. The bravest and boldest, the real heroes, the only ones who know. Still trying to beat Navy. To Sandario-Ogen's credit, they've served on the actual frontiers of known space, unlike other Army officers who do one tour on the Innocent and think they saw a black hole. Sandario-Ogen was stationed at Ft. Bergling and supposedly served on other covert surfaceside missions. It's a miracle the Army managed to nominate someone so normal and competent. (Army active duty)​
STATEMENTS FROM THE CANDIDATES
  • RUBINHO: Citizen! It is I, the Vice President, your friend Rubinho. Peace be with you. My thanks to our president the Illustrious Wonderful Dennis, who made me his Vice President sixteen years ago. Together we have done much and more. We promised the 51st century would be one of peace and progress and indeed it has been so! Now the President departs his awesome office as ordained by our Constitution and I humbly seek the honor to serve you as his successor.
  • SANG-CHUL BAK: Repent! Repent! Repent! Have you not forsaken your Lord‽ Repent! He will forgive you! Serve! He will reward you! Learn! He will guide you! Obey! He will love you! There is no G!d but G!d and He is within and without us all. Only together can we unlock the mysteries of the Unitary Universe.
  • VALENTINA EXETER: The era of subservience is over. We the people are tired of executive interference and the farce of unity. It is time for all of us to allow each other to go our own ways. Our ships all have the ability to survive independent of each other. We are only restraining each other. Together, we are cumbersome, slow, and confused. Apart, we will be free, fast, and alive.
  • BLUE SKY FRIEND: On the Earth the sky was blue, the sea was green, and the ground we stood on had the brown richness of life. A story we have all heard, yet we seem to forget all the time. The disrespect for the sanctity of life and the natural world is what cost us our Home and we are making the same mistakes again. All nations must take greater care that we do not destroy the universe we are traipsing about so gleefully. The stars are in our hands.
  • DR. SWAYVON F. GORDON: The Foundation of the United States is the Dollar. The Dollar is what gives Us our Unique Strength over All Nations. Renounce Foolishness and return to the Dollar. Do not forget the Dollar is what brought us all Here. The Dollar Will Save You From What Is Coming.
  • Señor Q. PONTIAC HARRISON: There is an Earth and I have been there. I have been there and back again. We are being lied to. The Beautiful, Green Earth exists in greater splendor than any story. You cannot begin to imagine what things I have seen there. The Earth is there and it is within our reach. We must return to our Home.
  • Sir HANNIBAL BAXTER JOHNSON: There is only one Way, the Way of the Warrior. The Warrior is the Mother of Peace. Peace is not only in our Space but also in the Self. Free yourself of the cage called ship and find the real life in each other and the Way of the Warrior. Do not simply look into the beyond, go to it. Find it and yourself. No life remains for you where you are.
  • AMRITA KHAN SD.: The only way to end our great voyage is to work together with the people of all nations in peace. We must share our knowledge, lay down our arms, and embrace the scientist, not the soldier. The competition for resources will destroy the human species and all that remains of our Earth. The only path for our continued survival lies in cooperation. The warmongers and bloodhounds of the universe must be cast out from all our institutions in a Great Cleanse.
  • CPT MORGANA PIGNATELLI USN: The United States Navy is the foundation of our society. The Navy is our pride, our life, our safety, our power, our past, and our future. All who served know. All who know served. The Navy has given us our Greatest Presidents and Captain Pignatelli will be a fine addition their ranks.
  • LTG PAXEN SANDARIO-OGEN USA: Only the Army knows what is really out there in the great wide galaxy. While the Navy watches, the Army acts. It is the Army which finds and protects our key resources. It is the Army that conquers every new horizon and returns with the knowledge of what lies beyond, it is the Army that stands on the very edge of human civilization, and understands the depths of the void. LTG Sandario-Ogen is the Army's candidate for a safe and responsible future.
Who will you vote for?
 
3000 YEARS HENCE...
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MEET THE CANDIDATES
The Board of Elections has approved an unusually high 10 candidates for the 5016 presidential election, due to the fact the year has been deemed an auspicious one. The candidates hail from a wide variety of ships and cults.​
  • RUBINHO: His Excellency the Right Honorable etc. etc. etc. has been waiting to be president for 16 years (longer if you go back to when he was first speculated as a candidate). Now that the incumbent president, the Illustrious Wonderful Dennis, dergrosse, has reached the constitutional term limit, Rubinho is the favored candidate of the institutions of government, easily being acclaimed by the president's Good Government Group and being named the Anoint of Magisterial Select Committee. As a retired five-star Admiral and legendary war hero, he was also expected to be the favored candidate of the Navy, but the Admiralty Board stunned the Galaxy by selecting a young Captain as their candidate over the 138 year old vice president. Rubinho will certainly not forget this slight, and if (when) he wins, expect a purge of the top ranks of the Admiralty. (Navy veteran)​
  • SANG-CHUL BAK: The priest from the eccentric Cult of Obedience to the Unitary Universe received the top open ballot slot due to the alphabetization of the ballot placement. The Board of Elections will really do anything to screw the Army. Also known as the Great Teacher, Bak and his followers have become one of the only international cults due their evangelism in other nations. This has made Bak even more unpopular in the United States as the populace takes a more isolationist leaning. (Navy veteran)​
  • VALENTINA EXETER: The Cowboy Governor is running once again to weaken the federal nation, a far cry from the Autonomy Alliance's history as the Dissolution Group. (Navy veteran)​
  • BLUE SKY FRIEND: The 26 year old is the latest candidate of Living Space. Get in touch with our roots, yes, we know. Come back to us after you've served. (No service record!)​
  • DR. SWAYVON F. GORDON: The surgeon obsessed with the antimodern concept of currency is bringing his message to the big stage. He wants to take the Dollar out of the Museums and put it back in our Pockets. No thanks. Perhaps he'd like to tell us why he hasn't done an operation in seven years. (Navy veteran)​
  • Señor Q. PONTIAC HARRISON: Harrison says he's been to Earth. Can we believe him? He is the first adventurer of real reputation to make this claim, and his honesty has never been in doubt before. But every scientific and government institution says it's impossible. (Army veteran?[1][2][3][4])​
  • Sir HANNIBAL BAXTER JOHNSON: Sir Hannibal, the Knight's Knight, a Duke in waiting, is nothing more than the candidate of the cloistered nobility. He and his family could not be more transparent in their desire for another Great War. (Army veteran)​
  • AMRITA KHAN SD.: Another academic and member of the nobility who wants to destroy the military and bring the United States in line with other nations. No shot in the contemporary United States. The days of international alliances are over. (Navy veteran)​
  • CPT MORGANA PIGNATELLI USN: The Navy's replacement candidate. Having been captain of the Mercutio for 8 years, Pignatelli is an established captain with an excellent service record. Although she isn't widely known among the people of other ships, Navy insiders have long speculated that she would go into politics later on. It is strange that the Navy chose her of all people to be their candidate so early, when others have spent the majority of their careers waiting for Rubinho to get out of their way. (Navy active duty)​
  • LTG PAXEN SANDARIO-OGEN: It's the Army. The bravest and boldest, the real heroes, the only ones who know. Still trying to beat Navy. To Sandario-Ogen's credit, they've served on the actual frontiers of known space, unlike other Army officers who do one tour on the Innocent and think they saw a black hole. Sandario-Ogen was stationed at Ft. Bergling and supposedly served on other covert surfaceside missions. It's a miracle the Army managed to nominate someone so normal and competent. (Army active duty)​
STATEMENTS FROM THE CANDIDATES
  • RUBINHO: Citizen! It is I, the Vice President, your friend Rubinho. Peace be with you. My thanks to our president the Illustrious Wonderful Dennis, who made me his Vice President sixteen years ago. Together we have done much and more. We promised the 51st century would be one of peace and progress and indeed it has been so! Now the President departs his awesome office as ordained by our Constitution and I humbly seek the honor to serve you as his successor.
  • SANG-CHUL BAK: Repent! Repent! Repent! Have you not forsaken your Lord‽ Repent! He will forgive you! Serve! He will reward you! Learn! He will guide you! Obey! He will love you! There is no G!d but G!d and He is within and without us all. Only together can we unlock the mysteries of the Unitary Universe.
  • VALENTINA EXETER: The era of subservience is over. We the people are tired of executive interference and the farce of unity. It is time for all of us to allow each other to go our own ways. Our ships all have the ability to survive independent of each other. We are only restraining each other. Together, we are cumbersome, slow, and confused. Apart, we will be free, fast, and alive.
  • BLUE SKY FRIEND: On the Earth the sky was blue, the sea was green, and the ground we stood on had the brown richness of life. A story we have all heard, yet we seem to forget all the time. The disrespect for the sanctity of life and the natural world is what cost us our Home and we are making the same mistakes again. All nations must take greater care that we do not destroy the universe we are traipsing about so gleefully. The stars are in our hands.
  • DR. SWAYVON F. GORDON: The Foundation of the United States is the Dollar. The Dollar is what gives Us our Unique Strength over All Nations. Renounce Foolishness and return to the Dollar. Do not forget the Dollar is what brought us all Here. The Dollar Will Save You From What Is Coming.
  • Señor Q. PONTIAC HARRISON: There is an Earth and I have been there. I have been there and back again. We are being lied to. The Beautiful, Green Earth exists in greater splendor than any story. You cannot begin to imagine what things I have seen there. The Earth is there and it is within our reach. We must return to our Home.
  • Sir HANNIBAL BAXTER JOHNSON: There is only one Way, the Way of the Warrior. The Warrior is the Mother of Peace. Peace is not only in our Space but also in the Self. Free yourself of the cage called ship and find the real life in each other and the Way of the Warrior. Do not simply look into the beyond, go to it. Find it and yourself. No life remains for you where you are.
  • AMRITA KHAN SD.: The only way to end our great voyage is to work together with the people of all nations in peace. We must share our knowledge, lay down our arms, and embrace the scientist, not the soldier. The competition for resources will destroy the human species and all that remains of our Earth. The only path for our continued survival lies in cooperation. The warmongers and bloodhounds of the universe must be cast out from all our institutions in a Great Cleanse.
  • CPT MORGANA PIGNATELLI USN: The United States Navy is the foundation of our society. The Navy is our pride, our life, our safety, our power, our past, and our future. All who served know. All who know served. The Navy has given us our Greatest Presidents and Captain Pignatelli will be a fine addition their ranks.
  • LTG PAXEN SANDARIO-OGEN USA: Only the Army knows what is really out there in the great wide galaxy. While the Navy watches, the Army acts. It is the Army which finds and protects our key resources. It is the Army that conquers every new horizon and returns with the knowledge of what lies beyond, it is the Army that stands on the very edge of human civilization, and understands the depths of the void. LTG Sandario-Ogen is the Army's candidate for a safe and responsible future.
Who will you vote for?

Ah, alphabetical by surname. I was a bit confused on how it was alphabetical at first.

Señor Q. PONTIAC HARRISON: Harrison says he's been to Earth. Can we believe him? He is the first adventurer of real reputation to make this claim, and his honesty has never been in doubt before. But every scientific and government institution says it's impossible. (Army veteran?[1][2][3][4])

The matter of his service is in dispute?

Who will you vote for?

1. AMRITA KHAN SD.
2. BLUE SKY FRIEND
3. Señor Q. PONTIAC HARRISON
4. CPT MORGANA PIGNATELLI USN
5. LTG PAXEN SANDARIO-OGEN USA
6. RUBINHO
7. VALENTINA EXETER
8. DR. SWAYVON F. GORDON
9. Sir HANNIBAL BAXTER JOHNSON
10. SANG-CHUL BAK
(ranking within 4-7 could change easily)



I would like to see more about this TL to be honest, seems really interesting.
 
Ah, alphabetical by surname. I was a bit confused on how it was alphabetical at first.



The matter of his service is in dispute?



1. AMRITA KHAN SD.
2. BLUE SKY FRIEND
3. Señor Q. PONTIAC HARRISON
4. CPT MORGANA PIGNATELLI USN
5. LTG PAXEN SANDARIO-OGEN USA
6. RUBINHO
7. VALENTINA EXETER
8. DR. SWAYVON F. GORDON
9. Sir HANNIBAL BAXTER JOHNSON
10. SANG-CHUL BAK
(ranking within 4-7 could change easily)



I would like to see more about this TL to be honest, seems really interesting.
Yes, Harrison's early life is a big mystery and he refuses to talk about it. It is widely speculated that he was an Army Ranger at some time. I have thought about writing a short story in this universe and if I did, I think you would end up reconsidering some of your rankings.
 
I think you would end up reconsidering some of your rankings.

Probably. There is too little knowledge to adequately decide on. As I am mostly deciding based on two paragraphs, one of which is openly propaganda, while the other also has clear bias (and not knowing how things are outside the United States also doesn't help, as some of the campaign stuff is very much involved with that).
 
Who will you vote for?
Cool scenario! I'm intrigued.

I will vote similarly to Gokbay.

Potentially not-terrible candidates:
1. Amrita Khan, because militarism is bad and peaceful coexistence and cooperation is good.
2. Blue Sky Friend, because respect for nature is good. And also, no aristocratic titles, so that's good.

Lesser evils but still pretty bad:
3. Rubinho
4. Morgana Pignatelli
5. Sang-Chul Bak (but I'm curious what this religion is like)
6. Valentina Exeter
7. Paxen Sandario-Ogen: I'm not a fan of the rhetoric here
8. Q Pontiac Harrison (kinda creeped out)

Greater evils:
9. Swayvon Gordon, because the ravings about the dollar sound terrible.
10. Hannibal Baxter Johnson, because I want nothing to do with the way of the warrior.
 
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Cool scenario! I'm intrigued.

I will vote similarly to Gokbay.

Potentially not-terrible candidates:
1. Amrita Khan, because militarism is bad and peaceful coexistence and cooperation is good.
2. Blue Sky Friend, because respect for nature is good. And also, no aristocratic titles, so that's good.

Lesser evils but still pretty bad:
3. Rubinho
4. Morgana Pignatelli
5. Sang-Chul Bak (but I'm curious what this religion is like)
6. Valentina Exeter
7. Paxen Sandario-Ogen: I'm not a fan of the rhetoric here
8. Q Pontiac Harrison (kinda creeped out)

Greater evils:
9. Swayvon Gordon, because the ravings about the dollar sound terrible.
10. Hannibal Baxter Johnson, because I want nothing to do with the way of the warrior.
Fun choices. I can tell you Sang-Chul Bak's religion is No Fun At All. Pontiac may seem a little off but he was very shaken up by his experiences on Earth (so he says)!
 
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