La Triplice - Or Italy in the Central Powers

Setting Sun: The Chinese Emperor.
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Emperor Hiro Hito receives Emperor of China Pu-Yi at Tokio Central Station.

Pu-Yi, Emperor of the rump China empire in Taiwan (and before that of Machukuo state in Manchuria) is a strange figure.
He wished not to rule, but history forced him to take two thrones.
In this pic he went in Tokyo to discuss the formation of Asia Co-prosperity Area. A great free trade across Pacific.

Pu-Yi was respected both in Taiwan and Japan, and with the end of Asia War, and the demise of worst militarist cadre of Japanese army, he was more free to good to his own country.
 
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Emperor Hiro Hito receives Emperor of China Pu-Yi at Tokio Central Station.

Pu-Yi, Emperor of the rump China empire in Taiwan (and before that of Machukuo state in Manchuria) is a strange figure.
He wished not to rule, but history forced him to take two thrones.
In this pic he went in Tokyo to discuss the formation of Asia Co-prosperity Area. A great free trade across Pacific.

Pu-Yi was respected both in Taiwan and Japan, and with the end of Asia War, and the demise of worst militarist cadre of Japanese army, he was more free to good to his own country.

Wasn't OTL Puyi kind of like the real life version of King Joffrey? He would whip his servants for killing rats but also whip them if there were any rats in the food. How could he be a decent leader ITTL?
 
Wasn't OTL Puyi kind of like the real life version of King Joffrey? He would whip his servants for killing rats but also whip them if there were any rats in the food. How could he be a decent leader ITTL?
For what i read about him, he was not mad, only a spoiled child, and when communist China deprived him of the throne he become a gardener and (seems) was quite happy.
I suppose that the crushing defeat by German-Chinese army and the humiliations of leaving his "empire" behind changed him as much as confinement in OTL.
 
Setting Sun: The Third Chinese Empire - Imperial Flag
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When Pu-Yi fled to Taiwan, he was installed as emperor of China in exile.
The new imperial flag was desined to unify the japanese and qing flag.
The flag was inaugurate september 1952 and in use still now in late 2000s.
 
Setting Sun: Taipei Imperial Palace

Taipei Imperial Palace: Seat of the heavens
Taipei was naturally selected as capital of the third empire being the capital of japanese administration on Taiwan Island.
Here, Puyi went to settle his new court when fled from Manchuria. Altought not very differentrly from Manchuria, where Puyi was surrounded by japanese "advisers", in Taipei the situation become worse than ever. Infact, if the in Manchiura japaneses let him some manouver margins, in Taiwan(that Japan considered as its private property) Puyi was pratically simply a placeholder for japanese governor. Ofen he had to ask permission of military governor not only to rewiew the Imperial Chinese Army(Called Imperial Banner Army), but sometimes also to leave the palace.
 
Setting Sun: Repression
The defeat against China(and Germany) was the first true defeat Japan suffered from one century. Altrought not disastrous as the one suffered in the HL(OTL) still left a mark in Japanese militarist culture
The faith in the army was shoked and also the emperor suffered in popularty and prestige. This situation exploded in late '50s and early '60s in a very tense political and civil conflittuality.


Japanese Communist Party supporters, hoping to dethrone the emperor and to proclamate a socialist repubòic like in Usa or in France riotted in many Japanese towns.


Right-wing groups reciprocated, a manifestation of soldiers and esxponents of the right in front of Imperial palce, Tokyo, to protest the surrender of Korea and Manchuria and asking to continue the war.



The situation was so tense, and a risk of true civil war was so real that Emperor Showa ordered the instution of a new military command lead by gen. Haishy Keizo.
He forced a new constituion, very rigid and somewhat anti-democratic. This semi-dicattorship(reminescent of the Tojos one) endured ultil the Cherry Blossom Revolution of late '70s

 
The Kim Dinasty: New

Kim Jon Un motivational poster, based on one of his must successuful commedies.
Kim Jon Un's "Live, Love, Laught" is one of the most beloved movies of the korean director. Distant from his common rowdy action-commedies, this one is centered about a young man living with depression. With enormous and exagerated, but coherent, stream of caualities and double-senses, he meets persons with situations worse than him. At the end of the movie, the protagonist, still struggling with depression, sees another way to live his life.
Kim's work is also full of magic and supernatural involvement, remaining always in the background, but being able to instillate in the viewers the suspect that supernatual entities saw in the movie may, or may not, be real.


Yeo Jin Goo - Main protagonist of the movie.
Thanks to this movies he won some notable prizes of Korean Cinema Industries and recived a nomination to Gold Bear to Berlin Film Festival
 
The idea of dictators being filmmakers in alt-history stories make sense.

Like filmmakers do, dictators try and make fantasy reality.

In my own Nazi victory TL, Mobutu is a Belgian comic book writer.
 

Kim Jon Un motivational poster, based on one of his must successuful commedies.
Kim Jon Un's "Live, Love, Laught" is one of the most beloved movies of the korean director. Distant from his common rowdy action-commedies, this one is centered about a young man living with depression. With enormous and exagerated, but coherent, stream of caualities and double-senses, he meets persons with situations worse than him. At the end of the movie, the protagonist, still struggling with depression, sees another way to live his life.
Kim's work is also full of magic and supernatural involvement, remaining always in the background, but being able to instillate in the viewers the suspect that supernatual entities saw in the movie may, or may not, be real.


Yeo Jin Goo - Main protagonist of the movie.
Thanks to this movies he won some notable prizes of Korean Cinema Industries and recived a nomination to Gold Bear to Berlin Film Festival


The idea of dictators being filmmakers in alt-history stories make sense.

Like filmmakers do, dictators try and make fantasy reality.

In my own Nazi victory TL, Mobutu is a Belgian comic book writer.
 
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