Is that Aaron Paul?ZDA timeline
Marcus Sentis, the leader of a Christian cult based in the West Coast of the United States. Sentis intended to create a Christian theocracy of what was once the United States of America. He has a large following of survivors and remaining USCG units in California. He promises liberation to various surviving settlements by accepting the teachings of Jesus Christ. Should they refuse, he threatens them that survivors will "perish in the mouths of the undead."
Alcatraz Island, the headquarters of Marcus Sentis' cult.
A pro-Marcus Sentis USCG patrol boat patrolling the waters around Alcatraz Island.
At this point, anything that can kill was issued to civilians. Be it personal katanas/wakizashis, gardening tools, and even subpar Arisaka rifles.
just a short one
Decisive Darkness: What if Japan hadn't surrendered in 1945? by @The_RedView attachment 843137
Japanese officer training house wives with bamboo spears, August 1945
After the Kyujo coup in August 1945, all available cannon-fold... i, mean people of the Japanese home island would be trained for combat against the imperial yankees preparing to invade their beloved home. Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, while opposed that Japan fought against the Allies in the first place, had to still furfill its duties of defending the island, and in one of its plans was the re-creation of the Onna-musha (female warriors of the samurai era), by allowing woman to enlist in the armed forces (while it helped to bring more manpower to the IJA/IJN, arming them was somewhat forgotten). The most famous was the Habu Sentai, an all-female "fighter" squadron, when in fact, they were all expended as kamikazes (but in reality, according to US sources, only one hit its target, an LST that had been emptied, therefore, not most casualties had occured - remaining either shoot down with two more crashing near its intended target).
Even so, nearly the entirety of the fighting womans would be integrated into the Volunteer Fighting Corps, lead by former PM Kuniaki Koiso. Like the Volksturm counterparts, they would fight alongeside regular military units, with very few staying behind enemy lines to form resistance cells. This was all due to the Japanese propraganda that all Americans would come to kill and rape them all (and in fact, there were thousands of suchs cases, but not as high as they wanted them to belive). So desperate they were that even began training Comfort Woman for defending they "workplace" (its no suprising that nearly 2/3 of them surrender once they had a chance to do so).
As the X-Day became closer to a reality, a spike in relationships/marriages and sexual activities rise, as for many, it could (and in many cases, it was) be the last time they could see their loved ones, or in the cases of younger people, they last change to lose the V-card, and many GI's had noticed many pregnanct woman on their occupied lands (and in the resistance movement as well), from as young as 14 to as old as 40-50's years old. And many children (mostly from Honshu and north Kyushu) wouldn't survive due to malnutricions and births defects from chemical and radiocactive defections.