Photo of a World Without World Wars

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Logo of the Independent Serbian State Army, a hypernationalist terrorist group, operating mainly along the Serbian-Danubian border.
Although its members claim to be the direct continuation of the original Black Hand, the origins of the group are generally traced back to the early 1950s with their first attack on Goražde
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Milan Nedić, considered by many one of the founding fathers of the ISSA.
A veteran of Third and the Fourth Balkan War, Serbia's defeat in both conflicts led him to believe that it was impossible for Serbia to win militarily against the Danubian Federation.
On the contrary, he began to argue that the only way to achieve victory was to start a campaign of terror against the symbols of Danubian power to push the civilian population in Illyria to rebel against Vienna.
Although his direct participation in the subsequent attacks in Illyria is open to debate, Nedić never failed to show support for the ISSA, claiming that the real culprits were Danubia and its "oppression" of Orthodox Serbs.
Ironically he himself was killed in an act of violence by a group of Hungarian nationalists in 1954.
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A photo of the main street of Goražde after the attack of 12 August 1951. Although the objective of the ISSA was the Catholic mayor of the city, the early explosion of the car bomb killed only two innocent bystanders.
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The consequences of an ISSA attack on a Catholic church in Sarajevo in 1965. In the twenty years following the first attack on Garažne, the ISSA would continue to hit civil and political targets not only in Bosnia and Croatia-Slavonia but in some cases also in Bulgaria and Albania in an attempt to foment the revolution, but obtaining very few resounds.
This twenty years is known in Danubia as "The Years of Lead" ("Jahre Blei") and was also characterized by interreligious violence between the Orthodox and Catholic communities.
Dude, did you just steal my post from "Photos of the Kaiserreich"? You didn't even bother to use different photos or dates for the events

Besides the fact you could have simply asked, this is just lazy
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Dude, did you just steal my post from "Photos of the Kaiserreich"? You didn't even bother to use different photos or dates for the events

Besides the fact you could have simply asked, this is just lazy
Really sorry about that, I'm just out of ideas and took something from another forum because it was from another forum, which thinking now is really silly of me, sorry so I'm going to delete this post and try to be more creative by instead of stealing other people's posts


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Really sorry about that, I'm just out of ideas and took something from another forum because it was from another forum, which thinking now is really silly of me, sorry so I'm going to delete this post and try to be more creative by instead of stealing other people's posts
What the hell were you thinking to flat out steal someone else's work, FROM THIS FORUM?!

You deleted it, so I'll go with a warning.

You are, however, on notice.
Mile World Record Progression:

Unlike the German Empire, who would later specialize in the short sprints and jumps, or the Swedish, Finnish and Japanese, who would specialize in the longer distances (Swedish marathoners would have a stranglehold on the event until the 1970s), the British and Americans took the middle distance events as their own.

4:14.4 - John Paul Jones - USA - 1913 (OTL)
4:13.2 - John Paul Jones - USA - 1914
4:12.1 - Rupert Prince - UK - 1914
4:11.7 - Rupert Prince - UK - 1915
4:10.8 - William Brown - USA - 1916
4:09.6 - Charles Muller - German Empire - 1918
4:08.4 - Ethan Laurent - France - 1919
4:08.1 - Charles Muller - German Empire - 1920
4:07.8 - Johnathan Sunsort - USA - 1921
4:06.4 - Jakob Hismann- German Empire - 1921
4:06.1 - Charlie Smith - UK - 1922
4:04.7 - Jakob Hismann - German Empire - 1923
4:02.2 - Louis Mathine - France - 1926
4:00.5 - Johan Larson - Sweden - 1929
3:59.9 - Erik Erikson - Sweden - 1929
3:57.2 - Johan Larrson - Sweden 1929
3:56.9 - Erik Erikson - Sweden - 1930
3:56.3 - Johan Larrson - Sweden - 1930
3:56.1 - Johan Larrson - Sweden - 1931
3:54.0 - Paul Smith - USA - 1934
3:53.7 - Paul Smith - USA - 1935
3:52.8 - Wayne Johnathas - UK - 1936
3:52.4 - Hiroshi Injina - Japanese Empire - 1938
3:51.6 - Wayne Johnathas - UK - 1939
3:49.4 -Oscar Thomas - UK - 1941
3:49.1 - Hiroshi Injina - Japanese Empire - 1941
3:48.3 - Oscar Thomas - UK - 1942
3:47.8 - Austin Howard - USA - 1943
3:47.2 - Austin Howard - USA - 1944
3:46.5 - George Smith - UK - 1945


Image: Austin Howard of the USA in the last 100 of the 1944 Summer Olympics in London
Ever since 1982, the Desrobireja (trans. emancipation from slavery) has launched an armed struggle against the political governments of Europe, in defemse of the Romani Gypsy people:


Excerpt from the Desrobireja Manifesto 2009:

The major problem in the European political system, which thwarts its reform, development and regular updating, is political sectarianism. The fact that the European political system was founded on a sectarian basis represents in itself a strong restriction to the achievement of true democracy where an elected majority can rule and an elected minority can oppose, opening the door for a proper exchange of power between the loyalty and the opposition or the various political coalitions. Thus, abrogating sectarianism is a basic condition for the execution of the majority-minority rule. Yet, and until the European could achieve through their national dialogue this historic and sensitive accomplishment, which is the abrogation of political sectarianism, and since the political system in Europe is established on sectarian foundations, the homogenous democracy will linger the fundamental basis for governance in Europe, because it is the actual quintessence of the spirit of the constitution and the core of the Charter of the co-existence. From here, any approach to the national issues according to the equation of the majority and minority anticipates the achievement of the historic and social conditions for the exercise of effectual democracy in which the citizen becomes a value in itself.
There is a distinct absence of the women's electoral vote and influence in the United States of America and Western Europe starting in the 1970s until the 1990s, as seen by the advertising in local magazines and television shows of the period.


Wilhelm, Duke of Alsacia-Lorraine from 1921 to 1927
Since its annexation after the Franco-Prussian war the Alsacia Lorraine region was administered for the first time by the central government, later becoming a republic of restricted autonomy only, with its own elected state parliament since 1911.
Alsace-Lorraine was probably the eternal "bone of contention" within the German Empire: no one was really satisfied with the state of the so-called "Reichsland". Although Alsace-Lorraine had its own state assembly and constitution, it was de jure subordinate to the German emperor, therefore indirectly linked to the Kingdom of Prussia and not treated as an integrated constituent state. The Kaiser was represented by a Statthalter appointed in Straßburg who acted primarily on behalf of Berlin rather than respecting local interests. For example, the adoption of a distinct flag and anthem from Alsace was suppressed by the central government; Although these symbols were not officially banned and used regularly on semi-official or private occasions, they were not received by Prussian representatives.
During the 1910s, the local government of Alsace-Lorraine began to agitate for the German government to receive its own monarch and full equality with the other German states. Against the backdrop of significant reforms underway within the German state, the question of what should happen to Alsace-Lorraine quickly became larger. Some argued for Alsace-Lorraine to remain as it was, in accordance with Bismarck's designs. However, many German politicians saw the possibility of expanding their influence by placing their candidate on a newly created throne in Alsace-Lorraine.
Kaiser William II emphasized the importance he felt in installing a fellow Hohenzollern on the new throne. Many contemporary and modern observers noted that the Prussian government would not be at risk if a non-Hohenzollern were chosen, and therefore many felt that the issue was a matter of William's pride. For the southern states of Germany, they wanted to see a fellow German Catholic take the throne, rather than allow one of William's sons to succeed him, which would put a northern Protestant. A wide variety of candidates were proposed, from the sons of William to the Bavarians, to compromise candidates from Saxony, Hesse and even foreign candidates like the sons of Kaiser Franz Ferdinand I or Archduke Karl, who had lost his place as heir to the Danubian throne to Archduke Maximilian
In 1921, Kaiser Wilhelm II informed the chancellor that, unless progress was made on this issue in his favor, he would use his powers of control over the territory to dissolve the local government. Concerned that further unrest, especially on the French border, the government proposed William, Prince of Hohenzollern, the head of the southern Catholic branch of Hohenzollern. William II was publicly pleased, if not slightly disappointed, that he was not one of his sons, and the concerns of the southern monarchs were largely allayed. William was confirmed by the Reichstag and the Bundesrat and was also crowned Duke of Alsace-Lorraine on Christmas Day 1921.

Crowds gather in front of the Reichstag Palace to celebrate the result of the referendum to decide on a return of Alsacia Lorraine to France in 1991
After nearly 120 years of conflict, France and Germany went through a period of reconciliation between the 1970s and 1990s, in 1990 the Reichstag approved a request for a referendum to be held in Alsacia-Lorraine, the population would have to choose between to remain in Germany or to be annexed by France, the population voted in force against an annexation by France with 87% of the votes in favor of remaining in Germany

1920s beer ad. Although a compromise with prohibitionists banned the production of domestic beer during the first half of the decade that the law was in effect, it did not ban imported beers or wine. As a result, new trade agreements allowed for the expansion of foreign brewers which became highly unpopular with trade protectionists. When prohibition was repealed after a few short years, new tariffs were placed on beer imports which lasted until the 1950s.
TV in a world without world wars:

1941 TV commercial

Newspaper ad, circa 1941

Full page ad for the Batman TV series, 1943 despite its obviously low budget, the series received praise from fans of the comic for its storylines and writing.
Things Built in a world without world wars:


New League of Nations headquarters, 1950s, Flushing Meadows, Queens


Brooklyn Battery Bridge, completed 1945, jointly designed by Robert Moses and Albert Speer, one of his first major projects in the United States after emigrating from Germany a decade earlier.
Consider that two items that haven't been ended as a result of the world wars is the medical practice of mass sterilization and lobotomies.


Up until 1982, frontal lobotomies were so common, doctors often advertised that they could conduct 200+ lobotomies over the course of a single day, at state fairs and carnivals. Doctors advertised that the treatment could cure "smoking, homosexuality, irrational wives, and increase sexual potency"....

Many of these lobotomies were justified and supported by such luminaries as Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and Henry Ford, starting in 1937 under the guise of "genetic quality". As the American Medical Association (AMA) noted in its journals in 1974, "The hypotheses underlying the procedure might be called into question; the surgical intervention might be considered very audacious; but such arguments occupy a secondary position because it can be affirmed now that these operations are not prejudicial to either physical or psychic life of the patient, and also that recovery or improvement may be obtained frequently in this way..."

Starting in 1985, Rabbi Meier Kahane of Brooklyn, New York launched what is now known as the Neo-Zionist movement, which would arise during the turbulent 1980s/ 1990s. In his manifesto, They Must Go, Kahane stated:

Zion can only be sustained by a permanent Jewish majority and a small, insignificant, and placid Arab minority. But the Arab population continues to grow quantitatively and
qualitatively. They feel no ties for a state that breathes Jewishness. They mockingly accept moneys from the National Insurance Institute for medical services, tuition, and social welfare; yet they pay little or no tax. Even worse, they openly vow to destroy the Jewish state — not with bullets or bombs, but with the democratic vote.

"We will not come to the Arabs to request, argue, or convince," says Kahane. "For Jews and Arabs in Israel there is only one answer — separation. Jews in their land, Arabs in theirs. Separation. Only separation."
Wait, wouldn't this be a world where the horrors of colonialism and mass slaughter last forever?
Actually, there is the financial and political instability of the matter. Just consider that the many nationalist and pro-independence movements would be present, with the fanatical nature of those groups ramped up by technological advances and religious fundamentalism...

Pope Nicholas VI (Latin: Nicolau VI, Italian: Niccolo VI) (3 August 1852 – 5 March 1918) Born Domenico Serafini,was head of the Catholic Church from 1914 until his death in 1918. He succeeded Pius X and was succeeded by
Between 1846 and 1903, the Church lost its temporal properties, retreating into the Leonine City on Vatican Hill and experiencing two of the longest pontificates in history, those of Pius IX and Leo XIII. The 1914 Papal Conclave therefore decided to support Benedictine Archbishop of Spoleto Domenico Serafini, leader of the conservative wing of the Curia, now 62 years old, in order to prepare for a transitional reign in continuity with Pius X. The choice of the regnal name from Nicholas V, who ruled in The Time of Constantinople's Fall, was a clear signal to the Kingdom of Italy, as the new pope continued to regard himself as a prisoner of the Vatican and refused to recognize the taking of Rome as Italy's capital.
The pontificate of Nicholas VI lasted just three and a half years and he left no important legacy compared to his predecessor and successor; however, his papacy saw the Irish Home Rule and the outbreak of the Third Balkan War; during the first, he celebrated the new autonomy of Catholic Ireland. He was not so biased during the Third Balkan War.
Nicholas VI's enduring legacy was the first comprehensive Code of Canon Law, published in 1917, a long task begun under Pius X.
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Does anyone have any idea who would be a good successor for Nicholas VI?
It seems like the Holy See is prolonging its old opposition to the Italian state, so maybe Cardinal Secretary of State Rafael Merry de Val could prevail on Pietro Gasparri instead failing like he did IOTL in 1922. Some compromise names could be Achille Ratti (IOTL Pope Pious XI) and Cardinal Dean Vincenzo Vannutelli.
It seems like the Holy See is prolonging its old opposition to the Italian state, so maybe Cardinal Secretary of State Rafael Merry de Val could prevail on Pietro Gasparri instead failing like he did IOTL in 1922. Some compromise names could be Achille Ratti (IOTL Pope Pious XI) and Cardinal Dean Vincenzo Vannutelli.
I was quite inclined towards Rafael merry de Val, do you have any idea what name he would adopt as pope?
He was a protégée of Pope Pious X, who promoted him to be Secretary of State and Cardinal and with which he agree on the anti-modernists stance, so maybe Pious XI?
Do you think Merry del val could finally solve the Roman question? he is 55 years old when he becomes pope in 1918, which would give him a fairly long papacy, depending on his stance, and that of the Italian government, both sides can come to a similar deal with the lateran treaty or the pope can consider a prisoner in the vatican to this day