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Graphic Thread

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I guess this goes here. Side note, this is not based on personal opinion, was trying to have a fun thought experiment.
 
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Did a nice graphic inspired by @WannabeeCartographie's info thingy. Basically, its related to my last post in the maps thread, showing the Confederation of Britain
 
so the national flag is meant to combine the crosses of st. georges, (white part), st. patrick (red part) and st. andrew (white part) ? what does the red star stands for ?
nah, the flag is the coat of arms of the European Empire, and the red star is well, honestly idk. its there to be cute i guess
 
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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.
Looks cool! Tell us more on the lore, especially the Cold War!
 
Looks cool! Tell us more on the lore, especially the Cold War!
An old job of mine. Thanks for bringing it back to my attention!

I kinda thought about a moral duality between the righteous, Christian America and the degenerate, irreligious USSR. Religious extremism plays an important role in the wrecked post-World War III reality. There's not really much of a Cold War since the USSR gets destroyed somewhat quickly by the early 50's. What you do have is a heavily-nuked United States experiencing a moral crisis, which translates into religious radicalism as a way to give people purpose in a desolate and bleak world. From there, it kinda snowballs.
 
I see. What wars had occurred without so much of a Cold War? And how bad is the instability in the US? Dealing with domestic terrorism and civil unrest I presume?
 
I see. What wars had occurred without so much of a Cold War? And how bad is the instability in the US? Dealing with domestic terrorism and civil unrest I presume?
Wars are limited in scope although numerous, focused largely in postwar Europe and Asia. You could say the US was unstable for some time, but this slowly changes as the central government strengthens to become a dictatorship
 
“Wars are limited in scope although numerous, focused largely in postwar Europe and Asia. You could say the US was unstable for some time, but this slowly changes as the central government strengthens to become a dictatorship”

What would be some examples?
 
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Just something I wanted to try out for my timeline (link in sig) - basically, the possible outcomes of the Colombian Imperial Election of 1838.

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