Photos from Featherston's Confederacy/ TL-191

Wouldn’t Houston rejoin Texas?

I initially imagined it like that, but I decided to add some variety to this post-SGW world.

Some people on this thread imagine that the Second Texas Republic would definitely still be existing past the beginning of the 21st Century, but I tend to disagree. It's possible for the U.S. to reunite them, or they could differentiate them as a historical reminder of how Texas used to be a traitorous state.

Sort of like how West Virginia and Virginia are not unified in OTL.
 
Fidel Castro is farewelled during a funeral in the US state of Cuba. Castro was remembered for his participation in the anti-Freedom Party underground during the Second Great War as a teenager and for leading Cuba into US statehood as it's first Governor in 1960, making racial equality his main priority.

 
Fidel Castro is farewelled during a funeral in the US state of Cuba. Castro was remembered for his participation in the anti-Freedom Party underground during the Second Great War as a teenager and for leading Cuba into US statehood as it's first Governor in 1960, making racial equality his main priority.

The circumstances of Castro's existence would more than likely have not occurred in TL-191. However, I am inclined to admit that there could still be enough plausibility for some genetic variant of him to be born in Cuba, if not necessarily accepting the idea that the same Castro with the same set of parents would still exist.

Nice one, Nathan Bernacki. I actually like this.

It's so anti-parallel, in terms of Castro being some kind of an American hero. :)

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ángel_Castro_y_Argiz
 

Governor of Cuba, Fidel Castro with his son, Fidel, Jr., 1960. Despite his young age, Castro was a staunch supporter of the United States government's Anti-Confederate policies and was able to be elected as the first American governor after Cuba was no longer under military occupation.
 

A rare family photograph of three generations of the Imperial German Emperors, 1927 (from left to right: Crown Prince Wilhelm, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia)

Notes: Prince Wilhelm, the Kaiser's grandson, was killed during the Battle of France in OTL. For TL-191, I will assume that, regardless if he served in the army during SGW or not, he lives. That being said, his continued existence means that he may have had more children and a male heir. So, George Friedrich may not have been born or become head of the House of Hohenzollern.
 
I wonder what firearms laws in TL-191 would be like?

because I am wanting to do a post about Firearms Collecting in TL-191
 
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I wonder what firearms laws in TL-191 would be like?

because I am wanting to do a post about Firearms Collecting in TL-191
Which side? US, CS or both?
I imagine the US might have similar firearm laws to OTL Imperial Germany and the CS might have laws along the lines of OTL US pre-WWII.
 
Was organized crime ever a serious issue in the US as it was OTL? If not you could make a serious case for the NFA to not exist.

Germany I really doubt would have anything like the US when it comes to gun ownership (just like OTL), and the CS would probably be similar until Featherston takes over.
 
I wonder what firearms laws in TL-191 would be like?

Judging by how gun-ho the US was to get revenge in the Confederate States during the era of Remembrance, I wouldn't be surprised gun laws were lax enough to allow US citizens to protect their homes during a Confederate invasion (except for citizens living in Utah, of course)

I should point out that since the Confederate Constitution is basically a copy-and-paste of the US Constitution (with some changes, of course), the Confederate States inherited the Second Amendment. Of course, this would mean nothing during the era of the Freedom Party, which violated the Constitution whenever it so pleased, though the American Empire books made no mention of mass gun ownership in the Confederacy, so maybe gun ownership wasn't as widespread as it would be in the USA.
 
I could see gun ownership in TL-191 USA being more regulated along Swiss lines (you can have guns at home but how you store them is strictly regulated, ammunition purchases require lots of paperwork, concealed carry permits issued vary rarely etc) as a means to instilling professionalism in gun owning citizens. After the GW2, said regulations could be used to strangle rebellion in the former CSA by controlling their ability to restock guns and ammunition. I could see gun laws in the south being incredibly strict by even real world standards
 

One of the most popular rifles in the United States is the AR-14 semi-automatic rifle, a civilian version of the M-65 assault rifle in semi-automatic mode only.

A policeman overlooking some illegal guns seized from a Neo-Freedomite, circa 2016.

A collection of various MilSurp rifles, seen here from top to bottom are two Turkish M38 Mausers, a No. 4 Mk I Lee Enfield, a Tredegar M1907/30 rifle, German Mauser Kar-98k, Swedish M/1896 Mauser, and a Springfield M1903 rifle.

A colorized photo of weapons seized by the Freedom Party in Mobile, circa 1936. These weapons were mainly taken from blacks and as well as from those were deemed to be "dangerous" to society.
 
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Having given it more thought, I think if prohibition still occurred there would be an equivalent to the NFA in the 1930s to combat organized crime. We see throughout the books that characters are able to get handguns so they were most likely left off the bill like in OTL. I don't see gun ownership being regulated any more than OTL, if anything it would be less so because of the existence of a home front you could see the rise in civilian defense militias and this idea that everyone should be able to defend themselves.

In terms of the Confederacy, I definitely think they'd leave guns alone since the vast majority of southerners wouldn't really own anything more than a shotgun or vermit rifle, both of which we see as well. After Featherston gains power I figure he'd just take the usual dictator route and crack down on them. Black Confederates probably wouldn't have been allowed to own firearms regardless, but it would absolutely be a death sentence now to even touch one.
 

U.S. Army Air Corps aircraft seen over Lower Manhattan flying southeast to intercept Confederate fighters detected flying over South Jersey (circa 1942).

Colorized photo of an American soldier having a drink at the Battle of Pittsburgh.
 

A painting of Union Gunners firing on the Richmond Capital, which was defended by a mixed force of Confederate Army, Navy, National Assault Force, and Freedom Party Guards defenders in May of 1944. Painting made by German painter named Ernst Zundel in 1985, Zundel had done numerous paintings of the 2nd Great War. (Just imagine that these soldiers are wearing Stahlhelms)

One of the gutted rooms of the Richmond Capital Building, which this room was littered with the corpses of the die hard Freedom Party Guardsmen.

The interior of the Presidential Bunker beneath the Grey House, which the Freedom Party Guards would butcher prior to abandoning it, and subsequent looting by Union soldiers.

A photo of the United States Devastation Memorial Museum, which is a museum dedicated to the memory of the victims of both the Population Reduction and the Featherson Regime as a whole, circa 2019.
 
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Operation Black Widow - Killing Richard Paulson

A photograph of Freedom Party Guards Group Leader Richard Paulson (aka the Butcher of Dayton or the Man with an Iron Heart), who until 1941 was Ferdinand Koenig's right hand man and one of the archietects for the Population Reduction before his reassignment to be Military Governor of the Occupied Territory of Ohio. In earnest, the Union Military Intelligence Service would begin plotting an assassination on Paulson.

Taking part in this operation were three men from the Union Army named Corporal Max Rasmussen,

Lieutenant Jan "Jack" Kubis, a Czech-American from the Union Intelligence Services,

and PFC Robert "Bobby" Schindler, these three men were chosen from the Union Army to take part in this operation called Black Widow.

After being dropped by the Union Air Force into Occupied Ohio, the three soldiers would link up with a local band of Anti-Confederate Resistance Fighters in Ohio, lead by one Franklin "Frank" Powell.

A photograph of Franklin Powell, circa 1940. Following the Confederate Invasion, ex-police detective turned resistance fighter Powell would form a resistance cell in Southern Ohio.

On May 27th, 1942, the Operation to kill Paulson went ahead, on that morning in Dayton Ohio. Kubis, Rasmussen, Schindler, and a resistance fighter named George Stark would launch an assassination attempt on Paulson's life. However, as they sprung out to attack, Rasmussen's and Schindler's Colt M42 SMGs would fail to open fire, which Kubis would throw a grenade at Paulson's car. The resulting explosion would kill the driver and seriously injure Paulson, and the assassins would get away before local security forces could arrive and catch them. A week after the attack, Richard Paulson would die from the wounds inflicted by Kubis's hand grenade.

Following Paulson's death, the Freedom Part Guards would raise the town of New Burlington to the ground and slaughter many of it's inhabitants. Many of it's citizens would be arrested by the guards with 800 of them being executed. Koenig would make a direct order that the assassins of Paulson must be found at all costs, and thus began a massive effort of interrogations of suspected conspirators to find out.

Following an intensive interrogation and brutal torture by Freedom Party Guards, a certain resistance fighter Thomas E. Barkley (who was captured the day after the bombing) was forced to revealing the names of the killers and the resistance fighters who hosted them. He would reveal to his captors about the whereabouts of these people, being in the Tar Hollow Forests near Laurelville. Barkley would eventually be executed on June 6th, 1942.

A photograph of Freedom Party Guardsmen being sent in to kill or capture Paulson's Assassins, on June 1st, 1942. However, the Union soldiers and the Resistance Fighters under Powell would put up a fierce some battle against the 350 Freedom Party Guardsmen, with Schindler alone gunning down 44 of them with his M41 Ripper machine-gun. All together, the partisans and the soldiers would killed 102 Guardsmen and wound another 174 of the Guardsmen, forcing them to retreat. Hours later, the Guards would attack again with 400 soldiers with 100 Confederate Army soldiers as backup. This time, the Confederate would successfully kill all of them with the exception of Rasmussen and Powell, whom both got captured and afterwards were brutally interrogated and eventually executed on June 9th, 1942 by hanging in Dayton Ohio.

The bodies of Rasmussen and Powell along with Barkley and another partisan hanging in a Park in Dayton Ohio in mid-June of 1942.

Two days after the firefight at Tar Hollow Forest, the Freedom Party Guards would raise the town of Laurelville to the ground with 600 of it's citizens getting executed and the rest being imprisoned.

In 2000, the village of Dolní Vilémovice, the birthplace of Jan Kubis, would donate a memorial to Laurelville and New Burlington in dedication to the victims of the destruction of the two villages.

A memorial for the people to partook in Operation Black Widow in Dayton, Ohio, circa 2014.
 
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Operation Black Widow - Killing Richard Paulson

A photograph of Freedom Party Guards Group Leader Richard Paulson (aka the Butcher of Dayton or the Man with an Iron Heart), who until 1941 was Ferdinand Koenig's right hand man and one of the archietects for the Population Reduction before his reassignment to be Military Governor of the Occupied Territory of Ohio. In earnest, the Union Military Intelligence Service would begin plotting an assassination on Paulson.

Taking part in this operation were three men from the Union Army named Corporal Max Rasmussen,

Lieutenant Jan "Jack" Kubis, a Czech-American from the Union Intelligence Services,

and PFC Robert "Bobby" Schindler, these three men were chosen from the Union Army to take part in this operation called Black Widow.

After being dropped by the Union Air Force into Occupied Ohio, the three soldiers would link up with a local band of Anti-Confederate Resistance Fighters in Ohio, lead by one Franklin "Frank" Powell.

A photograph of Franklin Powell, circa 1940. Following the Confederate Invasion, ex-police detective turned resistance fighter Powell would form a resistance cell in Southern Ohio.

On May 27th, 1942, the Operation to kill Paulson went ahead, on that morning in Dayton Ohio. Kubis, Rasmussen, Schindler, and a resistance fighter named George Stark would launch an assassination attempt on Paulson's life. However, as they sprung out to attack, Rasmussen's and Schindler's Colt M42 SMGs would fail to open fire, which Kubis would throw a grenade at Paulson's car. The resulting explosion would kill the driver and seriously injury Paulson, and the assassins would get away before local security forces could arrive and catch them. A week after the attack, Richard Paulson would die from the wounds inflicted by Kubis's hand grenade.

Following Paulson's death, the Freedom Part Guards would raise the town of New Burlington to the ground and slaughter many of it's inhabitants. Many of it's citizens would be arrested by the guards with 800 of them being executed. Koenig would make a direct order that the assassins of Paulson must be found at all costs, and thus began a massive effort of interrogations of suspected conspirators to find out.

Following an intensive interrogation and brutal torture by Freedom Party Guards, a certain Thomas E. Barkley was forced to revealing the names of the killers and the resistance fighters who hosted them. He would reveal to his captors about the whereabouts of these people, being in the Tar Hollow Forests near Laurelville. Barkley would eventually be executed on June 6th, 1942.

A photograph of Freedom Party Guardsmen being sent in to kill or capture Paulson's Assassins, on June 1st, 1942. However, the Union soldiers and the Resistance Fighters under Powell would put up a fierce some battle against the 350 Freedom Party Guardsmen, with Schindler alone gunning down 44 of them with his M41 Ripper machine-gun. All together, the partisans and the soldiers would killed 102 Guardsmen and wound another 174 of the Guardsmen, forcing them to retreat. Hours later, the Guards would attack again with 400 soldiers with 100 Confederate Army soldiers as backup. This time, the Confederate would successfully kill all of them with the exception of Rasmussen and Powell, whom both got captured and afterwards were brutally interrogated and eventually executed on June 9th, 1942 by hanging in Dayton Ohio.

The bodies of Rasmussen and Powell along with Barkley and another partisan hanging in a Park in Dayton Ohio in mid-June of 1942.

Two days after the firefight at Tar Hollow Forest, the Freedom Party Guards would raise the town of Laurelville to the ground with 600 of it's citizens getting executed and the rest being imprisoned.

In 2000, the village of Dolní Vilémovice, the birthplace of Jan Kubis, would donate a memorial to Laurelville and New Burlington in dedication to the victims of the destruction of the two villages.

A memorial for the people to partook in Operation Black Widow in Dayton, Ohio, circa 2014.
Jan Kubiš could also be made a Latino
 
Major General James W. McAndrew served as the Chief of Operations for the U.S. General Staff during GWI. He is widely regarded as a staff expert and directly responsible for coordinating the offensive into northern Virginia in the April, 1917 in conjunction with the First Army's Barrel Roll Offensive in Tennessee (even though the War Department was ignorant of the latter until it was launched). General McAndrew regarded Custer as a genius for his idea of launching the offensive, but later stated "I wish the stupid bastard would have told us. We could have provided him more support."

During GWI, General McAndrew was often a troubleshooter for Chief of Staff, General Leonard Wood. It was General McAndrew who recommended the invasion of northern Texas, and would personally recommend to General Wood and President Roosevelt not to punish General Custer's launching of the Barrel Roll Offensive. General McAndrew would serve as Chief of Operations until he was reassigned as the head of the U.S. Military Mission to Germany in 1920. While in Germany, he worked with German officers to devise plans for a future war against the Entente. He would die in Germany in 1922 of a heart attack. He was accorded military honors in both the US and Germany. Field Marshal Guderian, a German hero of GWII, stated in 1950: "I defeated the French in the Ardennes and liberated Alsace-Lorraine, in part, due to the brilliance of General McAndrew."


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