Hammer's, Sickle's, and Mushroom Clouds. the Story of the Reverse Cold War

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  1. SaveAtlacamani Napoleon the Red Donor

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    Here a list of the venues of the VFV World Cup:

    1930: Uruguay
    1934: Austria-Hungary
    1938: Austria-Hungary
    1950: China
    1954: Corsica
    1958: Finland
    1962: Vietnam
    1966: Germany
    1970: Iran
    1974: North France
    1978: Indonesia
    1982: Republic of Great Britain
    1986: Iran
    1990: Poland
    1994: Russia
    1998: Ottoman Empire
    2002: North Italy/Greece
    2006: North France
    2010: Ethiopia
    2014: China
    2018: American Federation
    2022: Singapore
     
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    "Thais can choose a state with secular reforms. However, there is also another possibility that the Puritans will exploit the situation in order to gain governance over the country and lead it backward. The third possibility is that [Thailand] will go in the direction of a Christian Egypt.”


    -Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, February 7, 2011, addressing parliament.

    Chapter 40: December 18, 2010 (Huê, Vietnam) - June 30, 2013 (Bangkok, Thailand)


    No Nukes for Mexico!

    Since 2005, Acolmixtli, the Aztec fundamentalist ruler of Mexico, has been accused by the international community of working on Mexico's own bomb. These plans were met with the most resistance by Israel, a country whose Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is, despite not being authoritarian (except, of course, in the North Bank and Alamine Strip areas) and not even being unfairly elected, somewhat paranoid about everybody wanting to exterminate his country or the Jewish people. Despite Mexico having absolutely no reason to do so, Netanyahu, supported by an equally paranoid Rick Perry ruling in Austin, suspects that if Mexico were to get the bomb on its own, Israel would be first on the list of countries it would be used on. Thus, Israel is the country which urges the international community most to act on the Mexican nuclear plans and, as the community refused to act with bombs and/or a ground invasion, Mossad made some leaders of the nuclear program.... have unfortunate accidents. Only intermittently was the international community allowed to inspect the suspicious plants in the mountains east of Matehuala....

    Gianluigi Gramsci: Can War threaten Europe once again?

    The ruler of South Italy since late 2011, when his father, Pietro Gramsci, died at the (unusually young) age for dictators of 69, was Gianluigi Gramsci. Of him, nothing was known precisely, not even his age of ascendency to the "throne" of the Gramsci dynasty. Either he was 29 or 30 years old when he ascended, but a year later already, two South Italian nuclear and rocket tests over the Mediterranean Sea (to the south-east of the Bay of Tarent) enraged most countries of the world except Brazil. War seemed to be looming ahead when North and South Italy continued to rattle sabres and especially when South Italy resumed uranium enrichment in the pseudo-secret Colledimezzo plant. However, after North Italian ships were fired at around Giglio Island (which led to a casualty on the small island itself), the crisis could, soon enough, be defused.

    Minnikhatov gets some of his ideas through - against two National dominated houses! Insurance for once!

    One of the central campaign promises of Rustam Minnikhatov was getting every Russian citizen tinto some form of state-financed health insurance. Although the National Party, especially the "Vodka Party" wing around Ylena Asfanayeva, ran amok against his proposals, claiming that they were "outright Bolshevist", that Minnikhatov was anyway some "Muslim and Communist who had borne the independent Tatar nationality higher than the Russian one" in conspiracy theories, and appealing the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) up to the Supreme Court of Russia (SCR), which however upheld it, Rustam Minnikhatov was able to get at least a somewhat watered-down version of PPACA through both houses of the Duma.

    And with that, and the interventions in the Fascist Spring seeming successful, Minnikhatov's popularity rose again to a level where reelection in 2012 seemed feasible. Against him ran the first openly Buddhist candidate, from the Kalmyk minority, in the history of the Russian Republic: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Although many thought quite highly of Ilyumzhinov, especially as he was from the moderate and not from the extreme hawkish wing of the National Party, Rustam Minnikhatov won with a comfortable minority and Ilyumzhinov withdrew from national-level politics. However, he will later be favoured by moderate Nationals once again when it comes around to naming candidates for the 2016 election...

    What to do against the Iranian Cartels... nobody knows

    Ever since Pyotr Demichev presided over Russia in the late 1980s, the second problem after communism and then after religious fundamentalism for Russia was the illegal drug trade, especially in Opiate. In the 1990s, especially after the secessions of Atarpurkania and *Kurdistan, where Iranian troops are always needed on the borders, Iran, despite being a rich and quite democratic country, became more and more instable in the north, especially in a main drug-growing area called the Golden Crescent. Several underworld "companies", namely the opiate cartels, made cities like Rasht and Mashhad some of the most dangerous places in the world to visit as the risk of being randomly involved in a firefight between heavily armed special police units and equally heavily armed drug cartels is high. Nevertheless, despite over 30 years of the War On Drugs, supply could not be stopped nor could the drug cartels of northern Iran or their enormous incomes, made by sale of opiates to Russian and international consumers, be eliminated. Some Progressive Democratic politicians are slowly reconsidering their policies, extreme wings of the PD party even demanding a legalisation of opium...

    The Fascist Spring: Unfortunately, he was not to live to see his successes

    Vietnam:

    The State of Vietnam, fascist ever since the communists tried to take over the country in brutal civil war in the 80s (and ever since governed by Nguyen Van Thiêu), was the first country in the world to have a successful and peaceful revolution since 1990. In December 2010 and January 2011, the abilities of the Internet and social networking sites like Narodnaya Knyga showed their real political capabilities when, over such sites (hitherto uncensored or barely controlled by governments, except of course in South Italy and to an extent in Brazil), the young people of Vietnam were able to organise mass demonstrations, first in Huê and Da Nang, and then in cities over the whole country. To everyones' surprise, Thiêu stepped down without much violence committed and promised free and fair elections.

    These were held relatively soon, and a Caodai-Christian-secular coalition won the Presidency. Vietnam did suffer from Puritan extremist attacks every now and then, and from some instability of the new government, but it still is the country that carried the best result out of the Fascist Spring.

    Thailand:

    This success in Vietnam inspired Thailand's youth to protest against the government of Prem Tinsulanonda, which had been in power for 30 years after the leader of the previous government was assassinated by a radical Buddhist-Communist. Tinsulanonda had always reigned with an iron fist, especially suppressing the Muslim minority in the southern parts of Thailand and especially supporting the vast Buddhist majority. He also supported insurgents in the remote provinces of Myanmar, and it is suspected he did this in order to gain influence, territory, and possibly also a puppet state or a better access to the sea. Here, only days after protests started in Vietnam, protestors demanded that Tinsulanonda resign, go away, and that free and fair elections were to be held.

    Quite some more violence was committed in Thailand, but in the end, Tinsulanonda resigned on February 11, 2011. After a transitional council took over, free and fair elections were held in summer and Thaksin Shinawatra, a Puritan-aligned Christian left-winger, came into power. After a short stabilisation period, he begin to act on his Puritan campaign promises and enacted legislation persecuting especially Muslims.

    This Puritanism, combined with still-present love for Tinsulanonda's regime and discontent about an economy that didn't immediately pick up after Shinawatra's ascension, led to protests restarting one year after his inauguration. These protests, in turn, were rather more violent than the peaceful protests that led to the elections, and they ended, again, with Shinawatra's resignation and a military coup on July 3, 2013...

    China:

    Russia and China, after their short war in 1969, had concluded a peace treaty which stipulated not only the territorial cessions in the north and west becoming permanent, but also the forfeiture of China's (then small) nuclear arsenal and distribution of the same among East Turkestan, Manchuria, Mengjiang and Mongolia. China also had to promise never again to build nuclear weapons.

    This made it possible for the international community to intervene when Hu Jintao, a leader governing China with an iron fist ever since 1976 and by now nearly in his seventies, crushed Vietnam- and Thai-inspired protests with the help of his air force. The international intervention mainly established a nationwide (military) no-fly zone, and the international community gave anti-aircraft devices to the rebels with which the outdated Chinese airforce could be shot to bits, in the air and on the ground. After only nine months of intervention, Hu Jintao was found, chased down and eventually killed by an angry mob in a bunker in the area of OTL Gansu.

    However, free and fair elections were not held here as militias of different tribes in the western areas, economy-financed warlords in the southern and eastern areas, the National Transition Council on the coast and in all relevant cities, and others are still fighting and some people are also out for revenge for the "murder" of Hu Jintao. Instead, the National Transitional Council holds the country stable... for now.

    India and Myanmar:

    The worst possible outcome of such a revolution that could ever happen happened in India. Narendra Modi, sixty-year-old ruler of India governing since 1990 when the successor of Subhas Chandra Bose also died and a Hindutva extreme fascist continuously treating Hindus of a high caste and northern Indian descent preferentially to everybody else, crushed the rebellions in his country with armed force, too. However, the international community could, contrary to what was the case with China, not agree on a no-fly zone or any other sort of intervention in India. This is commonly attributed to two factors: Firstly, America's Mitt Romney was a fan of the way Narendra Modi ruled and Modi helped Romney gain a port on the Indian ocean (the only ocean where America does not have a port), and secondly, India had nuclear weapons. The latter lead to disagreements over whether and, if yes, how to secure these nuclear weapons from potential radical puritan terrorists. Despite every politician on the world talking about the need to secure the (estimated) 30 nukes, people cound not agree on a global incentive. Russia sent in some special ops teams, as did Germany and the UK, and they also had some help from North France, but a global course in the Indian crisis could not be agreed on.

    As the rebels did not give up despite heavy military force being put up against them, the civil war (the CoN named it such on July 15, 2011) became more and more complicated. Khalistan-desiring Sikh nationalists rose up, Balochi separatists, democratic rebels in a repubican nationalist-conservative and in a more left-wing, socialist form, Tamil and Hyderabad separatists, Rajasthani separatists,...
    Jammu and Kashmir separatists soon enough nearly gained control over their desired territory as it is very difficult to defend. The other rebel groups can also control sizeable amounts of territory, however, quite a lot of territory is also controlled by Modi's forces and he has a good amount of support in the Indian population, too, or so one thinks.

    The rise of CAIA, the biggest threat on earth...

    But from spring 2013 onwards, every citizen and leader of the world would only look at one particular force rising up in India and northern Myanmar: the Christian Army of the Inquisition of Asia (CAIA). This group, the most radical Puritan terrorist militia ever on this earth, started to terrorise the people in this region and, on 6 April 2013, claimed a sizeable bit of territory in Eastern India and Northern Myanmar, with the goal to conquer Naypyidaw next, followed by Yangon and eventually, so they hope, Delhi.
    They set up their "capital of terror" in Myitkyina, and, by mid-2013, were very near to overrun Kunming in China. And they work with the most brutal methods known in such horrific "glory" only from the Holy Inquisition of 16th-century Europe, but this is now published as propaganda videos and visible to the whole world on the Internet. They burn western and indigenous people alike, after they are taken hostage and branded as "infidels" and "traitors to Christ", on the stake alive, they crucify people, they torture and rape with the most brutal methods imaginable (especially against a few tribal Shamanist religions practised in southern Tibet and North-East India), they execute people by the dozens on trumped-up or outright nonexistent charges,...

    And soon, the omission to intervene against CAIA will come to haunt the West and America alike...


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  3. glenn67 Well-Known Member

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    The Indochinese Spring should be interesting.
     
  4. Kaiser K Literally Scoop Jackson

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    What the... India as Syria? that.... is a strange one.
     
  5. SaveAtlacamani Napoleon the Red Donor

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    Well, yes... I thought about different locations for Syria, but no American country was multi-ethnic and especially multi-religious (Alawites, Sunni, Shi'a, Kurds, Druze,...) enough. The only countries I thought suitable were some African ones (Nigeria?), Iran (which was already said to be first-world and pretty peaceful, even if it has to cope with some separatism in the North-West), and... India. And India had also got a large enough Christian population to build CAIA on, and there was a suitable replacement for the Kurds there, too: the Rohingya!
     
  6. SaveAtlacamani Napoleon the Red Donor

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    What do you now think of the, finished, version of the turn above?
     
  7. SaveAtlacamani Napoleon the Red Donor

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    Would anybody still dare try find the analogies of this TL, especially in the last... 20 updates?
     
  8. weaverj We Have Superior Weaponry!

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    i did my best at finding country analogs. how did i do?
     
  9. Kaiser K Literally Scoop Jackson

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    So, this CAIA is ISIS then?
     
  10. SaveAtlacamani Napoleon the Red Donor

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    Correct. CAIA is ISIS... and the equivalent of (medieval) beheadings are (equally medieval and horrible) burnings at the stake.
     
  11. SaveAtlacamani Napoleon the Red Donor

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    You did quite well with country analogues, but you did also miss some. I don't know about Greenland and Iceland, here KaiserK could clarify.

    On another note, what about person and city analogues?
     
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  12. weaverj We Have Superior Weaponry!

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    i dunno, i think i will let someone else do those.
     
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  13. weaverj We Have Superior Weaponry!

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    i can name events:

    1933 american crisis=russian revolution/civil war
    connexion=anschluss
    invasion of canada=invasion of poland
    battle of washington=battle of moscow
    battle of new york=battle of leningrad?
    battle of st louis=battle of stalingrad
    bulgarian invasion of turkey=pearl harbour
    battle of paris=battle of berlin
    paris blockade=berlin blockade
    paris crisis=berlin crisis
    italian war=korean war
    japanese missile crisis=cuban missile crisis
    venezuela war=vietnam war
    american war in peru=soviet war in afghanistan
    petrograd attacks=9/11 attacks
    war on terror=war on terror :p
    indian civil war=syrian civil war
     
  14. weaverj We Have Superior Weaponry!

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    also, would this timelines equivalent of the anglo/american-nazi war be called The russo/german-nasi war?
     
  15. Lost Freeway Western Propaganda F***er Banned

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    To tell the truth, I don't think a AANW-like scenario would be possible with this TL's WWII.
     
  16. SaveAtlacamani Napoleon the Red Donor

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    Can I also assume this is a permission to use the format you used for your TL for a new TL of my own? The ideas for mine are going to be mostly my own ones, so... I am inspired by this, yes, but only very slightly.
     
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    "Uspećemo!", "Nous l'aboutirons!"



    Famous or, to the right-wing radicals, infamous comments by the President of Yugoslavia, Vojislav Šešelj and Chancellor of France, Rachida Dati, regarding the refugee crisis. Each of the two countries were predicted to recieve over 4 million Indian refugees by the end of 2015.

    Chapter 41: March 11, 2011 (53 miles off the coast near Zihuatenejo, Mexico) - November 13, 2015 (Berlin, German Empire)

    On November 21, 2013, pro-democracy protests and demands of ousting long-time General Secretary Fidel V. Ramos, who had recently terminated negotiations for a free trade and association agreement with the European Council (EC) including Russia. This agreement, despite the Phillippines being nominally communist, should have helped their economy, removed old trade barriers dating from the Cold War which were now unnecessary with the new situation (no real communist threat anymore), and it should have helped Russia with easier access to a warm-water port. The world still does not know whether the negotiations were terminated on the own free will of Fidel V. Ramos or whether America, also desperately wanting a port on the Indian Ocean, threatened he Phillippines with sanctions or other sorts of consequences.

    Anyway,, from November 2013 to February 2014, Fidel V. Ramos was not prepared to resign, but he was also not prepared to have his police, secret services or riot police fire on the peaceful "Euroermita" protestors, assembling around Padre Burgos Street and Taft Avenue. In February 2014, the most casualty-heavy month of the protests followed as police, riot police and other, more obscure "security forces" fired live and rubber ammunition into the crowds. Many people idied in these fateful days, but soon enough, the Ramos administration fled from Manila to an unknown location.

    For a few days, it looked like there would be a free, democratic and capitalist, and united, Phillippines. However, in late February, Mitt Romney, President of the American Federation, had already remarked during an emergency session of the Mindanao Socialist Republic regional parliament that one "needs to work on the integration of Mindanao into the American Federation". This made the Phillippine administration, and the international community, suspicios. And even more suspcious they got when alleged American incognito troops ("The Blues") took control of strategic locations on the islands of Mindanao and Sulu, and installed a heavily pro-American government.

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    Mitt Romney

    De facto, Mindanao was hereby annexed into the American Federation, which international governments decry as a "violation of territorial integrity of sovereighnty of the Phillippines". . A referendum held on Mindanao to confirm that 96 % of the population was for joining America was decried as "illegal" and criticised as not having been held under free and fair conditions, as is required for a secession referendum to be valid.
    Mindanao soon officially asked for admission into the American Federation, and was granted this after America had changed its official state admission policy to eliminate the provision that the foreign national government needed to have initiated the admission procedures. By July 2015, Mitt Romney claimed that Mindanao had been "fully integrated" into the American system of government and life. A special administrative status had been granted to the city of Davao with its important military installations. In Davao and other cities, Russian fighter and bomber airplanes, and even some nuclear missiles (or so the international community suspects) were immediately stationed, and this was going to serve an important purpose when Russia intervened on Modi's side in the indian Civil War, bombing all sorts and stripes of rebels.

    During this action, the international community were, in the opinion of many, revealed to be hypocrites as they first decried the annexation of Mindanao, but then tacitly consented to the "anti-CAIA" operations launched from exactly the same island by the American Federation.

    Soon after the Mindanao status referendum, which has anyway been internationally criticized, "The Blues" also turned up, together with local pro-American demonstrators and militant rioters, on Samar, Leyte, Panay and Cebu and other, smaller and more insignificant, islands in the Visayas Socialist Republic region of the Phillippines. In April-August 2014, the Filipino national government gained back quite a few areas, most notably Samar, from the rebellious "Free State of Samarleyte" and "Free State of Panay", but on August 22, a convoy of "humanitarian aid" ships containing American incognito soldiers and arms arrived, without the consent or control of the Filipinos, in Samar, and then, the rebels could gain back most of their land. Ever since a ceasefire is in effect, namely since January 2015 (Jakarta II), the conflict on the Phillippines is a frozen conflict. Few casualties occur by now, the ceasefire is violated occasionally by both sides, but generally, the conflict is frozen with the Free States of Samarleyte and Panay remaining under the control of the Americans.

    India and Southeast Asia:

    In India, the situation became ever more desperate. CAIA's expansion could not be stopped, and Narendra Modi lost a lot of control over his territory. It was so desperate, especially as the international community got more and more horrified at CAIA's actions against supposed "infidels": crucifixion, burning at the stake and other abhorrent measures were used, also against Westerners either fighting CAIA or even against journalists trying to report out of the CAIA-controlled area, e.g. against the massacres, systematic rape and murder of the Assamese Shamanists. Many of these peoples fled to the Dzhongka-tribe controlled area, or to the Rohingyan-controlled areas in the South, but many of the displaced persons had one aim: Europe. This was also true for many Rohingyans themselves, whenever they were attacked, murdered, persecuted by CAIA or the Indian and Burmese state governments.

    In Thailand, the Fascist Spring was once again rolled back when the people started, again, to demonstrate against their (freely elected!) Puritan leader. After several days of demonstrations, the military, still friendly to Tisulanonda, couped the elected leaders out of office and put General Prayut "Tuu" Chan-o-Cha into power. To this day, he governs the country with an iron fist and has sentenced several Puritan leaders to death or long prison sentences. On a more positive note, Chan-o-Cha has promised a civilian parliament for 2016...


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    Only in Vietnam and Cambodia did the spirit of the Fascist Spring remain alive, despite a Radical CaoDai party having won the first free elections in Vietnam, too, however as it had to form a coalition, there was no radical implementation of Caodai. And in Cambodia, which is generally considered the most or second most successful Fascist Spring country as far as regards human rights and democracy (despite not having that many uprisings), the King has successfully devolved many, but not too many, powers to a democratically elected parliament, whose first leader became the 87-year old Chhit Choeun.

    Despite these successes and failures of the Fascist spring, the world concentrated on India ever since. When, in the summer of 2014, CAIA was close to marching on Naypyidaw and a separatist Free Republic of the Mon had taken Yangon under its "protection", to a great extent from CAIA, Narendra Modi did a hithertho unprecedented move: He negotiated with the international community and with the leaders of most of the separatist movements and, on July 7, asked the international community to recognise the following new states:

    - Sikh Republic of Khalistan
    - Republic of Balochistan
    - Democratic Republic of Aryastan (mainly for Roma, but also other "original" Rajasthani people)
    - Islamic Republic of Balochistan
    - Republic of Pakistan
    - Greater Free State of Tamil Nadu
    - Duchy of Hyderabad
    - Kingdom of Mysore.

    Modi was prepared to give to them the troops, including air force and nuclear weapons and navy ships if applicable, which were stationed in their areas as of July 1, 2014, as these separatist movements were just bent on independence, not ideologically motivated (although he was partly decieved by the nature of the Baloch separatists), and thus relatively harmless and having a lot of support by the international public. Also, he needed to focus on both CAIA and the government-changing rebels in the central and northern parts of the country.

    Despite this, CAIA seemed unstoppable and renamed itself CI (Christian Inquisition) in the summer of 2014, to underline its claim on the whole world and not just Asia. Nevertheless, many media and internet sites continued to use CAIA as a term for these criminal religious fanatics.

    Another "blessed moment" for CAIA/CI came when China's government fell apart into militia and other civil warfare: Two governments, one in Nanjing and one in Xi'an, claimed that they were the official, legitimate national government, with the international community surprisingly recognising the Xi'an one, and several militias composed of ethnic minorities in mountainous and other sparsely populated areas also controlled territory to varying extents. China was truly falling apart by late 2014, and CAIA or the CI, as it wants to be called, profited from this chaos, conquering even more territory in southwestern China (where the most Christians live), but also taking over a city in the eastern part.

    Europe:

    Europe had several, smaller and bigger, problems during the 2010s, but things were also going well.

    Mexico had acquired peaceful nuclear power technology in the late 1960s, provided by its "elder brother", the UASR. This ended up being fatal for quite a few people on March 11, 2011: On this day, an earthquake 54 miles off the coast of Mexico caused such a huge tsunami that the security measures of the Zihuatenejo nuclear power plant were literally washed away. The power plant itself, namely three of the five reactors, were destroyed (reactors 3 and 4) or severely damaged (reactor 2), too. This caused the second full nuclear meltdown in history, after the Duane Arnold disaster of 1986 the second INES 7 event (and the third above INES 6, including the little-known La Ronge spill). After the nuclear accident, a beautiful bay and its surroundings were contaminated with the radioactive water. Fatalities directly from the nuclear accident are not revealed by the Aztec radical government, instead, they reacted, to the shock and sheer astonishment of world media, by sacrificing the leader of the responsible power company, to the world only known as Nextepehua IV., to the god of fertility and of the rains Tlaloc, in a procedure broadcast live on TV and, at least in brutality, equalling if not overtaking CAIA executions: He was cut open alive, without anaesthetics, and his beating heart including the aorta was cut out, followed by the testicles. Both were ritually dissected and burned in fire in a Tlaloc temple, and the remains were eaten in a festive ceremony including several high government officials, most notably the "Ministre of Natural Forces".

    Since evacuations were undertaken only sparsely (the regime hoped for Tlaloc and the other gods, especially Ixtlilton, a god of medicine and healing, to safeguard the people with the help of traditional medicines), fatalities rose to over 27,000 over the next five years, mainly due to radiation-induced cancers and acute or chronic radiation sickness.

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    A beautiful and lively city was destroyed and had to be abandoned due to the Zihuatenejo Nuclear disaster.

    This disaster, pictures and reports of which were continuously leaked over TV and the Internet, had consequences and ramifications world-wide... but especially so in France. In France, several state elections, most notably in "green"-oriented Normandie, were scheduled to take place only two weeks after the Zihuatenejo nuclear disaster. These elections were not rescheduled, but int he meantime, Rachida Dati had announced the Moratorium atomique, ordering the 20 oldest nuclear power plants of France immediately disconnected, despite lawsuits being filed by ElNo and IFE (Electricité Normandie and Île-de-France Electrique), two of the four big for-profit energy suppliers of France. The younger 22 nuclear power plants were, despite the running times of all nuclear power plants having been prolonged only in the previous autumn, only allowed to run until 2021/24 at the latest, and France thus initiated the Tournant Enérgetique, embarking on the final project to disavow nuclear power plants for good and to go 100 % renewable by 2050.

    But the same project was done in Yugoslavia, with all nuclear power plants being either turned off or made to be earthquake-safe (in parts of Yugoslavia, seismic activities are not uncommon, although not as hefty as off Japan or Mexico), with the government of Vojislav Seselj, a popular one that was first elected in 2004 and then reelected in 2009 and 2014 (the Yugoslav constitution has quite a mighty President, with five-year terms and unlimited amounts of reelection) announcing in March 2011 that it would withdraw from nuclear energy for good by 2030.

    Next came the second wave of "rescue packages" for the FOUBAR countries. While packages for Armenia (March/April 2013) or Finland (June-September 2013) were short-lived themes in the national media of the ECU countries, the repeated packages for the Ottoman Empire were not. And so, every election of Prime Minister of the Ottoman Empire since 2011 caused huge repercussions in all European countries, as the party system of the Ottoman Empire, once so stably divided into National and the more left-wing Democratic Socialist People's Party, became more and more instable. Unreformed communists of the "Republican Workers' Liberation Party" led by Abdullah Öcalan in combination with Nurullah Ankut gained strength. But even more so did socialist left-wingers around Selahattin Demirtas, and, worrying many people, also extreme Ottoman expansionist nationalists, dreaming of the borders of 1900 or, in some very extreme cases, 1683, gained strength under the Islamist and extremely nationalist "Great Unity Party" under Mustafa Destici.

    Until 2012, the two big parties could hold an equilibrum, but then, during the European football championship, the DSPP under Selahattin Demirtas gained vast amounts of votes from the opposition to French-led continuous austerity packages. It took them until January 2014, though, to truly win an election and make Demirtas into Prime Minister of the Ottoman Empire. After this had happened, though, relations between Vilnius and Istanbul were very strained as austerity conditions were regularly not met by Istanbul's government under Demirtas and for half a year and more, there was a summit nearly every other week. In July of that year, it was looking as if the Ecuzone was getting ever and ever closer to an imminent Otexit. However, at the last minute and with the Prime Minister, Selahattin Demirtas not heeding a referendum, issued on the question of whether to follow austerity policies French-style or not, the Otexit could be prevented with Demirtas promising to follow austerity policies and push through any and all reform, even if that made him unpopular not only with the Ottoman population, but with all serious left-wingers in Europe.

    The Euro crisis also galvanised support for euroskeptic and more or less right-wing parties in Europe. It all began with the Great Unity Party of the Ottoman Empire, followed by the Obóz Narodowo-Radykalny (ONR, National Radical Camp) gaining significant steam in Poland and starting to become competitive in local and regional elections from 2012 onwards, due to increasing turning to Christianity in the wake of supposed "mass Inca, Hinduist and Sikh immigration". The Balti Iseseisvuspartei (BIP) under its well-known charismatic leaders Sven Sildnik and Risto Teihonen had been able to compete in elections in the United Baltic Duchies already from 2002, but this was to be attributed to a good part to the shooting of a charismatic politician, Kristijan-Olari Leping, by radical pro-Hindu animal rights activist Gerhart Rudolf. The BIP had lost some of its popularity in the intervening years, but was rapidly regaining it, together with radical, but charismatic Risto Teihonen, during the Indian Refugee Crisis.

    In Germany, the ECU crisis and increasing euroskepticism (Germany was never quite au fait with European integration, still being sort of stuck in the times of its great empire and dreaming of being a world power independent of all other alliances) lead to the founding of the AfD - PUDR (Alternative für Deutschland - Partei der Unabhängigkeit des Deutschen Reiches/Alternative for Germany - German Empire Independence Party) under charismatic Bernd Lucke. And like that, Euroskeptic parties were founded and/or, if already founded, rapidly gaining votes all accross Europe. And this trend was to increase to a worrying scale by late 2015...

    On January 7, Berlin was hit by a heinous terrorist attack against freedom of speech when the satire magazines Wochen-Bravo and Der Postillon was attacked and 22 people killed by CAIA-affiliated terrorists, who later took hostages and killed four more people in a halal supermarket. This attack led to a quick, but intense worldwide solidarisation movement under the motto "Ich Bin Bravo!", but unfortunately, some postings and tweets on the internet also espoused the Crusade counter-slogan "Ich Bin Barua!" after the name of the pair of brothers that were the attackers, A. and K. Barua.

    And from summer 2015 onwards, the ensuing refugee crisis was the dominant media theme of Europe, this is especially the case after Vojislav Seselj and Rachida Dati, of Yugoslavia and France respectively, at a EC conference, uttered the above quotes as an incitation to look with hope towards the millions of Muslim, Sikh and Hindu refugees and not with distress and horror. Volunteer help set a positive sign of a "welcome culture" throughout spring and summer 2015, especially in Yugoslavia and France, after the refugees' arduous and life-threatening trail. Most refugees were carried, by the help of expensive traffickers which many a time cost the refugees their whole savings, through the deserts of the Taklamakan, the mountains of the Hindukush and Zagros, then into Armenia and from there, with the help of unseaworthy ships over the Black Sea (or at least the Sea of Azov, if they went over Georgia and the "Russian Riviera"), into Ukraine, Bulgaria and Rumania, then arriving in Yugoslavia and, if they wanted to, further into Europe. Some of them did indeed arrive in countries like France, Germany, Galicia, Sweden or Portugal, but most refugees from the Indian and Chinese refugee crises, fled into East Turkestan, Mongolia, Mengjiang or The Republic of Manchuria. In the year of 2015, over seven million refugees arrived in the EC area, five of them wanting to go to Yugoslavia or France.
    However, fears roamed across Europe, fears of Muslims introducing their harsh and human rights violating Shari'a laws into European society and fears of Hindus bringing their hugely inequal and socially immobile caste system with them when coming to Europe. Some extremists even feared that "Europeans would be forcibly attributed a caste" or that Europeans were going to belong to "the untouchables or be ranked even below those". And from these fears stems the decisions made in July 2015 of Serzh Sargsyan and Silvio Berlusconi to close off, with the help of fences, their land borders to the Ottoman Empire and Iran in the case of the former and to Yugoslavia (and, so it is planned, also to the German Empire) in the case of the latter.

    In the eyes of Vojislav Seselj, sharing this opinion with many Yugoslavian citizens, this closing off of borders for desperate Indian, Tamil, Hyderabad, Rajasthani, Kashmiri, Khalistani or Balochi refugees led to a humanitarian crisis unfolding on the coast of Armenia just as brutally as on the Yerevan main station, where the trains full of refugees from the Ottoman Empire were carried to routinely as long as the border was still open. The same humanitarian crisis was unfolding in the Alpine mountains and on the Milan main station when Silvio Berlusconi's regime mistreated desperate refugees by beating people up, putting armed riot police units against them, not caring for the ill, children and the infirm among the refugees, and doing similar things to de facto autocrat Serzh Sargsyan was doing in Yerevan main station.
    And so, at the beginning of September, heeding to their mottos of "We will manage!", dozens of special trains were sent allowing refugees into both France and Yugoslavia, where they still were very much welcomed. Nevertheless, increasing EPCIDO demonstrations, having started in late 2014 under the leadership of Vincent Fouret against the policies of Rachida Dati in general which were percieved as too euro- and internationally friendly, in France were worrying the general public, but also attracting more and more nationalist right-wing supporters under the label of citoyens soucieux (concerned citizens).

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    Serzh Sargsyan, one of the two de facto autocrats (the other being Silvio Berlusconi) who decided they were not going to treat the Indian refugees humanely, but instead degraded them and robbed them of most human rights

    The EPCIDO (Européens Patriotiques contre l'Islamisation de l'Orient) movement was steadily growing, as were the numbers of refugees coming into Yugoslavia and France. The CAS, the Brittany-specific section of the DCA in France, increasingly demanded a plafond, a definite and legally binding upper limit to the number of refugees coming into France, as did the Orthodox Democratic People's Party in Yugoslavia.

    Until "Welcome culture" and the preparedness to put up with ever higher number of refugees were significantly shattered on November 13, 2015, with one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in Europe ever. It was a lot of water under the bridge for the CAS, the ODPP and, to the chagrin of most Europeans, also EPCIDO.
    Weeks prior to this, CAIA had already managed to down an American civilian airliner by smuggling a bomb on board on its way from the holiday resorts of Southern California home to Boston. The airliner was downed very soon, killing all 224 on board, most of them of American nationality, in the Montezuman deserts.

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    10 miles to the north-east of the crash site, on the northern border of Montezuma. The actual crash site is still off-limits to journalists.


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    The airliner downed by the CAIA-planted bomb in the deserts of Montezuma, killing 224 American people.

    Despite the death toll being lower, the terrorist attack on November 13, 2015 was much more important to the media and much more shocking to the people as it did not hit Americans (who many Europeans disliked anyway for their corruption and their autocratic, bordering on totalitarian, ruler Mitt Romney), but Europeans themselves. On this fateful evening, a friendly between Germany and The Ottoman Empire was scheduled in Berlin, and, during the first half of the game, reports of shootings and suicide bombers were coming in. It was reported that CAIA suicide bombers had attempted to get into the stadium, which was luckilly averted. Nevertheless, at least 130 people died in the streets and cafés of Berlin, of whom at least 90 died during a concert in Berlin in the Othello concert hall, performed by the band "Eagles of Death Metal", which CAIA suicide bomber-shooter terrorists had stormed.

    And so, the year was to end with a new wave of terror...


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  18. SaveAtlacamani Napoleon the Red Donor

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    The update is finally finished! What do you all think of it and of my usage of analogies for recent events, recently notable persons and groups?
     
  19. Lost Freeway Western Propaganda F***er Banned

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    The Part of the Philippines that was most fiercely resistant to American rule IOTL serving as Crimea analogue.

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  20. MatthewFirth Well-Known Member

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    Could someone keep me up to date with which country is which in this TL?
     
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