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No way Cutrin would have a bar of these guysAfter seeing the success of the Silvershirts in the United Kingdom, Australian WWI veteran Eric Campbell formed his own political party called the Centre Party and with it, a armed wing called The Guard. Unlike his inspirations in Europe and the Confederate States, Campbell was dreadfully unpopular, using talking points taken right from the Silvershirts and in some extreme cases, the Freedom Party, threatening to hang Australian Prime Minister William Hughes and members of his government. His failure was also a result of Australia not being sufficiently impacted by the war for populism (Is there another word for TL-191 fascism?) to take root in the country. He was able to gain some popularity with his xenophobic rhetoric towards Asians, highlighting the proximity of the Japanese Empire to Australia, but this wasn't enough for him to win power. The Centre Party was later dissolved in disgrace and Campbell would survive a bout of cancer to rejoin the Australian Defence Force, only to die in the Second Great War in New Guinea.
However, there is some debate in Australian historical circles as to whether the Prime Minister of Australia during the Second Great War, John Curtin, was either a member of the Centre Party or even an associate of Campbell's.
The Centre Party's logo.
The equally intimidating and ridiculous uniform of 'The Guard'.
John Curtin: Centre Party member?
This reminds me of the Baltic partisans, especially the Lithuanian Forest Brothers, who fought against the Soviets from World War II to the mid-1950s.
A cell of Freedom Party Guardsmen in the Everglades of Florida, circa May of 1945. At the time of the Defeat of the Confederacy, about 85% of Florida was still in Confederate Hands, as a result, small cells of die hard Freedomites would retreat into the Swamps of Florida and from there, would continue their fight against the occupying Union Army despite orders from the Confederate High Command to lay down their arms. The largest of these cells had about 38 men and was situated in the Ocala Swamps, which was north of Orlando, Florida, which housed the headquarters of the Union Army's 28th Infantry Division until 1947. Though in the weeks following the End of the Second Great War, many of these cells would either be wiped out or would surrender, but some would persist for months and even years after the Confederacy's Defeat with the last being eliminated by the US Army in July of 1952 in the Everglades. This conflict between these Fanatical Freedomites and the Union Army would be known as the Swamp Wars and was the subject of the 2002 film Swamp Soldiers, which focused around one of these fanatical cells in the Everglades.
Reagan also tied to keep his alzheimer's a secret. And another reason why he did not run in 88' was not just because his physical and mental health was getting worse, but also the Democratic party was getting more left with and so left wing that they started to rival with the socialist to see who was the most progressive.Screen shot of EX-Democrat president Ronald Reagan playing the role of Bear Bryant in the 1991 biopic of Bear Bryant called "Bryant". Many people wanted Reagan to run for a 3rd term in 1988 but do to his health getting worse and worse he declined and went back to his acting career till his death in 2012 at the age of 101.View attachment 513033
Walt Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois, so I don't think the CSA would use Walt Disney's characters in pro-CSA propaganda, unless they're using it in a way similar to the Vichy French cartoon Nimbus Libere or unless Disney decided to make it big in Florida rather than California.
i think it is just because Disney was rumored to be a Nazi apologist irl. But i see what you mean though.Walt Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois, so I don't think the CSA would use Walt Disney's characters in pro-CSA propaganda, unless they're using it in a way similar to the Vichy French cartoon Nimbus Libere or unless Disney decided to make it big in Florida rather than California.