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Thank you! It's from some background stuff I'm doing for FNBG. I'll be integrating it into some future graphics.

"Universal Dictionary" is an OTL, older term for Encyclopedia which sticks in English and becomes the general term. (To quote wikipedia: "The beginnings of the modern idea of the general-purpose, widely distributed printed encyclopedia precede the 18th century encyclopedists. However, Chambers' Cyclopaedia, or Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1728), and the Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1751 onwards), ")

Binary is the TTL term for Digital (for obvious reasons) and anything relating to computing, from that Transbinary (literally "across-computers") refers to networking and in time came to refer to anything online.

Therefore "Transbinary Universal Dictionary" literally just translates to Online Encyclopedia and TraBUD (pronounced trah-bud) was an easy common abbreviation to take up. I honestly didn't realise until after it was all done that Transbinary sounds like an LGBT term from OTL but *shrug* divergences are cool and I quite like it.
Lol, yeah, it does, but the name is very well thought out and the logo is amazing and works well, so I would definitely say that there's no need to change it. If anything it sounding like something completely unrelated from OTL is great, kind of like how a lot of timelines like to have Fascism be a democratic or socialist movement, sometimes not even originating in Italy except this is way more interesting and original/creative.
 
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50's aesthetic meets space age meets radical expansionist America!

The Berlin Blockade goes hot. America and the USSR duke it out, leading to a catastrophic conflict which makes World War II look like a playground quarrel. Society fights itself into a modern version of the Dark Ages, where societal progress is null but military advancements makes technology go many decades into the future. The shattered remnants of Europe and the Soviet Union collapse into chaos as the United States plunges into a dormant isolationism.

This state of affairs remains until the 1980's, when a spacefaring mission to Mars comes into contact with an intelligent alien civilization which is technologically somewhere in the Bronze Age. War is inevitable: the United States leads a brutal colonization of Mars which is fairly similar to the conquest of the American West, in which these aliens (called "Martians" in true 50's fashion) are virtually exterminated, and the remainder are enslaved to serve human settlers.

It is soon revealed that the Solar System is populated with an enormous variety of alien species, each with a varying degree of technological progress, although humanity ranks very high in the stellar hierarchy. Increasingly militaristic and authoritarian, the United States becomes a radical Christian regime, in which "Manifest Destiny" is considered a mandate of God and a "New Inquisition" pretty much carries out interplanetary genocide in the name of "evangelization".

This here is a recruitment poster released by the National Evangelization Board of the American Space Exploration Agency, as part of the American New Pioneer Program. May expand on the lore later.
WMIT in SPAAAAAACE!
 
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So I imagined this brief timeline in which :
  1. Gallipoli is an actual success and avoids most likely the Armenian genocide with the capitulation of the Ottoman Empire.
  2. Kerensky is actually competent and manages to do a decent job establishing the Russian Republic and by sheer luck survives without getting putsched after he peaced out with Imperial Germany.
  3. Germany still looses, but Poland and the Baltic State stay on.
  4. The Strasser brothers actually overcome Hitler in popularity and they are not so insane to invade Russia
  5. Anglo-French-Japanese alliance, China Kuomnintag actually join forces with Germany and they keep up the training of Chinese Republican Forces
  6. Japan still bombs Pearl Harbor, bring America into the war on the side of Strasserist Germany
  7. Strasserist Germany + Russian Republic + United States (maybe a defecting Canada?) [I don't know how a Russian Republic would enter the war honestly]
  8. Portugal breaks his century old alliance with Britain to "avenge" the shame of the Pink Map, Franco's Spain wants to bring new vigor to his country and Mussolini's Italy joins on the side of Strasserist Germany to rebirth a new Roman Empire.
  9. Strasserist Germany manages to "Sealion" Britain and overrun Northern France
  10. Japan gets nuked
  11. The surrender : the USA and Strasserist Germany carve up Europe and Asia : France is divided into a German friendly North and a separatist South Occitania influenced by largerly Spain and Italy with American oversight. Britain is under the boot of Germany like in OTL (just sooner)
  12. Italy Spain and Portugal feast on many British and French colonial holdings in Africa and Asia. Russia and the United States do the same with Manchuria, Palestine, Syria (propably Greater) and other Asian colonies of the two greatest empires.
  13. The situation becomes tense when both Russia and Germany test nuclear weapons. Italy might join the Nuclear club?
  14. The world is slightly better and worse at the same time : Russia didn't loose many bright young men and women to the German death marches, China probably won't suffer as much as it did with Mao, Germany has suffered but hasn't lost another but the British, French and Japs are still more fucked. Probably Netherlands , Belgium and Luxembourg as well, Poland is either a puppet state of Germany or Russian Republic. We might have a tripolar Cold War and no independence for Africans before the end of the century if they are lucky. It's a Cold War between a left wing nationalist autocratic giant and two capitalists giants BUT it might be better for civil rights everywhere. MAYBE
  15. The Cold War is still on of course.
 
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So I imagined this brief timeline in which :
  1. Gallipoli is an actual success and avoids most likely the Armenian genocide with the capitulation of the Ottoman Empire.
  2. Kerensky is actually competent and manages to do a decent job establishing the Russian Republic and by sheer luck survives without getting putsched after he peaced out with Imperial Germany.
  3. Germany still looses, but Poland and the Baltic State stay on.
  4. The Strasser brothers actually overcome Hitler in popularity and they are not so insane to invade Russia
  5. Anglo-French-Japanese alliance, China Kuomnintag actually join forces with Germany and they keep up the training of Chinese Republican Forces
  6. Japan still bombs Pearl Harbor, bring America into the war on the side of Strasserist Germany
  7. Strasserist Germany + Russian Republic + United States (maybe a defecting Canada?) [I don't know how a Russian Republic would enter the war honestly]
  8. Portugal breaks his century old alliance with Britain to "avenge" the shame of the Pink Map, Franco's Spain wants to bring new vigor to his country and Mussolini's Italy joins on the side of Strasserist Germany to rebirth a new Roman Empire.
  9. Strasserist Germany manages to "Sealion" Britain and overrun Northern France
  10. Japan gets nuked
  11. The surrender : the USA and Strasserist Germany carve up Europe and Asia : France is divided into a German friendly North and a separatist South Occitania influenced by largerly Spain and Italy with American oversight. Britain is under the boot of Germany like in OTL (just sooner)
  12. Italy Spain and Portugal feast on many British and French colonial holdings in Africa and Asia. Russia and the United States do the same with Manchuria, Palestine, Syria (propably Greater) and other Asian colonies of the two greatest empires.
  13. The situation becomes tense when both Russia and Germany test nuclear weapons. Italy might join the Nuclear club?
  14. The world is slightly better and worse at the same time : Russia didn't loose many bright young men and women to the German death marches, China probably won't suffer as much as it did with Mao, Germany has suffered but hasn't lost another but the British, French and Japs are still more fucked. Probably Netherlands , Belgium and Luxembourg as well, Poland is either a puppet state of Germany or Russian Republic. We might have a tripolar Cold War and no independence for Africans before the end of the century if they are lucky. It's a Cold War between a left wing nationalist autocratic giant and two capitalists giants BUT it might be better for civil rights everywhere. MAYBE
  15. The Cold War is still on of course.
What are the flags on the top right and 2nd left on the 4th row?
 
TIME Magazine: The West Is Red - Complete Edition


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NOTE: Here's the download link to the PDF: [Download Here!]
It's finally here, fellas! I've spent an entire month just to finish this piece. I faced a lot during the past couple of days: optimism, depression, and even irritation over the process. But that's over and despite the mess have to face, it's all worth it because it's a setpiece for the entire world and beyond. As I said, it's a bible that will set the setting into a grander stage, something more ambitious after this project. It took me years to figure out the pieces until I found the confidence to make this and I'm glad it's all done because I can move on to other projects, especially for the thread. Anyway, I hope you folks truly enjoy this piece. I've tons of effort to make this as perfect as possible. Have fun!
Also, here's some alt-links for shameless plugin: [r/AlternateHistory] - [DeviantArt]

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TIME Magazine: The West Is Red - Complete Edition
A Follow-Up

I seem to notice that the PDF download link doesn't work as intend. I'm so sorry about this disaster. I didn't realize this problem until I checked through my email, clogged by permission requests. Fortunately, El_Presidente mentioned this problem to me, although I was not aware of his post until now.

Anyway, here's the revised download link - [Revised Download Here!].

If the problem persists, please hit the DM. Sometimes I'm a bit scatterbrained when it comes to managing complex publications.
 
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"My fellow Americans. My name is John Harrell, and I am your Vice President. This is an emergency announcement broadcasted from the White House. I know, by now, that many of you may be in a state of distress due to recent developments. I speak to you know with the intention of reassuring you that everything will be okay. When I assumed the office of Vice President, I swore an oath to defend and protect the people of the United States. I have lived by that oath ever since that day. It has always been, and it will continue to be, my most primordial guiding principle. That is why I was overwhelmed with deep horror and fear when Liam Shepherd, our President, continued to deliberately send our children to their deaths in a far-off war, while lying to the American people in the process. Everything Liam Shepherd has told you has been a lie. America is not winning the war. Thousands upon thousands of innocent young Americans have perished in the selfish pursuit of an unachievable goal. I feel no doubt when I say that it has been the most disastrous war in our entire history. My only regret is not doing what I have now done sooner.

Liam Shepherd, in a vain attempt at salvaging his own image and reputation, refused to acknowledge the undeniable truth, that our struggle overseas was a failed one. That is why, with a heavy heart, I have seen little option but to intervene. I hereby announce that I'm taking over the duties and responsibilities of President of the United States of America. Until order is restored and until our nation heals from the torment of war, I shall continue to fulfill this enormous obligation. I promise to you, my fellow citizens, that I shall govern following the very same principles that have guided me ever since I entered the halls of power: proper obedience to the law; to the Constitution; and to the sacred values of truth, democracy, justice, and fraternity; and above all, the relentless protection of this great country and the people that inhabit it. You have my word.

God bless you, and God bless the United States of America. Good night.

Ask away.
 
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Thought I'd do something different with my (limited) graphical skills. This is the parliamentary seating plan for the Kingdom of Moselrhein that I've posted maps of before (generally as WIP since I'm still building the confidence to do a full TL with this!). It follows the Westminster convention of the Government sitting to the right of the Chair, but there is a more extensive crossbench than in the Canadian or UK parliaments. The electoral system is proportional representation, with a 5% threshold in each region of the country (so a party can earn seats in, say, Saar, but miss the threshold in Luxembourg or Trier etc). The largest party in terms of votes (or alliance, if one formally exists) receives a 50 seat majority bonus, as formerly used in Greece (a so-called "majority bonus," designed to allow single-party government when a party earns at least ~40%).

This represents the state of play as of the 2019 election, and there have been no changes in composition since that election.

The logo for the Chamber of Deputies combines the monogram of the current monarch, Adelheid of Nassau (using the wikimedia commons monogram of the RL Adelaide of Saxe-Meinengen) coupled with the mace logo from the NZ Parliament.

Feel free to ask questions!
 
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==EMERGENCY DISPATCH==
TO: USA CONSULATE, RANGOON
FROM: OSIRIS

Me and my team have been forced to abandon Thailand. We are currently executing Protocol 9, bound for Site Epsilon.

It appears that the evidence was right. At 6:30 AM, local time, General Preecha Tak-Sin and his ultra-nationalist secret association known as the "United Thai Liberation Group" mobilized to action, seizing strategic targets across Bangkok. They were quickly joined by the entirety of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, under the general command of the Chief of Defense Forces, UTLG conspirator General Tinnapob Prateung. At 7:10 AM, General Preecha announced to the people of Thailand via state media that the UTLG, in conjunction with the Thai military, were assuming control of the nation. Prime Minister Thipok Kasamsun and some associates attempted to flee the country via Bangkok International Airport; by then, the airport had been seized, and Thipok was arrested.

Parliament and the higher courts have also been sacked. His Majesty Rama IX, King of Thailand, was reported to be "safe and secure" by General Preecha. He also stated that the 1989 Constitution will be immediately dissolved, and that a "Council of National Liberation" - a military junta - will be shortly formed to properly administrate the country.

I expect that, within 12 hours, General Preecha will sever diplomatic relations with France, the United Commonwealth, and the United States. Sources in Saigon indicate me that the French have mobilized their military in preparation for war; similar actions have been taken by the British in Burma and Malaya. If Thailand joins the war on Japan's side, it could drastically alter the course of this conflict. However, it is still too early to make proper conclusions. Full report coming soon.
==END DISPATCH==
 
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The 2020 Indianapolis 500 (formally known as the 104th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race) was a Formula One motor race held on 24 May 2020 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.5-mile superspeedway in Speedway, Indiana. It was the 10th round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship, the third round of the 2020 World Oval Racing Drivers' Championship, the 104th time that the Indianapolis 500 was held, and the 70th time it had been held as a round of the Formula One World Championship since the inception of the series in 1950.

The race was won by Fernando Alonso of Ferrari, who finally took victory at Indianapolis in his 20th entry. Alonso became the first Spanish driver to win the 500, only the eighth driver to win the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500 in the same year, and took the lead in the World Drivers' Championship, which had previously been held by Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing. It was the first win at Indianapolis for Ferrari since 2006, marking the end of their longest drought at the Brickyard since the race became part of the World Championship. Alexander Rossi of Andretti-Honda finished second, while Penske-Ford's Simon Pagenaud, the winner of the 2019 race, finished third. Scott Dixon of Chevrolet took pole position for the fourth time at Indianapolis, but retired with an engine failure on lap 35. Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes set a new lap record with a 0:37.529, but finished ninth. The Rookie of the Year was Colton Herta of Andretti Motorsports. As part of the pre-race ceremonies, the national anthem was sung by the choir of the United States Air Force Academy, and "Back Home Again in Indiana" was performed by Jim Cornelison. The starting command was given by 1990 Indianapolis 500 winner and four-time World Champion, Ayrton Senna.

please do not ask how long i spent on this.
 

From left to right clockwise: U.S. Marine Smokey Sam firing on Chinese jets, Chinese anti-tank soldiers in La Union, Philippine government AIFV in Olongapo, U.S. Air Force F-16 engaging PLAAF above Baguio City, PLAN Landing Craft off the coast of Zambales, Philippine Army soldiers taking cover behind APC in Cavite
This is a collage I made back then in 2016 for my timeline The Era of Relative on the Alternate History Wiki back then in 2016. It was heavily based on World in Conflict. This collage focuses on a limited Chinese-Filipino War in 1990 as a subfront of the Pacific Front of World War III.

My reference to this collage was from this segment in 1988: Soviet Storm (specifically this segment) where the Soviets and the hardline Chinese (pro-Soviet elements of the CCP) form an alliance and start World War III. China manages to sneak up on the U.S., Australian, and Taiwanese blockade of its coastlines to create a diversion by invading the Philippines.

But the tide turned again when The Chinese East Sea Fleet sneaked through the American and allied blockade of their coastline with 80,000 assault troops in tow. They arrived off Manila, and the assault troops promptly charged ashore on the heels of a preceding air attack on the US base at Subic Bay and on Philippine bases in and around Manila. The 4000 men part of the initial landing wave took the beaches and began to move inland. Philippine forces reacted quickly counter attacking wherever possible but few of these counterattacks caused much of a delay to the Chinese advance and the loss of the local forces only made the situation worse for the Philippinos. The US base at Subic Bay was attacked by a special assault group of 1300 men. The Americans were surprised by the air attack which sank three destroyers but they quickly recovered as the sailors and marines on the base defended it from attacks from the Chinese assault troops but eventually, ammo and losses became a problem and the Americans began to be pressed into the base having to defend individual buildings. The American Pacific Command began to pull troops from all over the Western Seaboard to send to the Philippines, the entire Hawaiian National Guard was mobilised to help defend the beaches in case of a similar attack. Meanwhile, the Chinese were able to push into the streets of Manila and fierce street fighting began as police, the Filipino army and even local citizens took to the streets to help defend their homeland. What US assets left in the Philippines were mostly navy and air force bases of Clark Air Base and Wallace Air Station. The air units there began a round the clock attack on the Chinese Fleet outside of and within Manila Bay, this put great strain on not only the Chinese air force but the troops on the ground to capture bases from which the air force could base out of. But for the Chinese the filipinos proved to be a tough shell to crack. Even after the fall of Manila they continued to fight back with a ferocity the Chinese had not planned for. Their hope for a drop out of the Philippines went the exact opposite direction. The US soon had the U. 4th Marine regiment delivered to the Philippines and was quickly on the front lines. For the Chinese losses massed and soon their advance had ground to a halt. With 9000+ KIA the Chinese deemed the attack on the Philippines too costly to continue and thus ordered all remaining Chinese troops to return to their ships and prepare for re-deployment. The only problem was that the PLAN command had sent already sent orders to the Chinese East Sea Fleet telling them to move to Shanghai and pick up another invasion force meant for their next operation. So the Chinese were forced to continue the invasion of the Philippines. the Chinese high Command did suspend all offensive actions within the Philippines for 24 hours.
 
Second Korean War 1989-1990

From left to right clockwise: ROK Army machine gunners in a trench, U.S. Marine AAV7s from 3rd MEU land in Samcheok Beaches, the U.S. 7th Fleet lead by the USS Midway (CV-41) carrier strike group in the Sea of Japan, soldiers of the KPA storming the DMZ, PLA Type 69 tanks cross into North Korea, KPAF MiG-21 "Fishbed" taking off for a sortie.
I made this collage using World in Conflict, Red Phoenix, and Wargame: The Red Dragon as reference.
 
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