Photos from Featherston's Confederacy/ TL-191

It was written that Morrell visited the Liberty Bell while he was in Philadelphia during his tour in the General Staff in 1915, it was stated explicitly that Lee didnt take it.
 
what would NATO be like in 191 (if there would be NATO) or some NATO like alliance in post 2GW?

Second question: what do you guys think politics would be like in the USA today? would Canadian states and southern states almost always vote for Canadian and southern politicians in presidential elections, like Quebec irl?
 
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Frank Collin 1944-2020
Frank Collin was the head of the Yes Confederate States of America movement or known as the Y.C.S.A. movement. The Y.C.S.A. movement is the independence movement for the CSA to be come independent once again, one of the people who pushed for Confederate independence was author Frank Collin. Collin became the head of Y.C.S.A. after George Lincoln Rockwell stepped down from being the head of Y.C.S.A. in 2006 due to health issues. After Collin became the head of Y.C.S.A., he helped Y.C.S.A. regain popularity after they failed to make the former CSA independent in 1994. But in June 15, 2019 Collin left his office for the night and one of the security guards in the Y.C.S.A. hq snooped in Collin's desk and PC to pass the time, and what he saw disgusted him and terrified him. He saw old pictures back form the 1970's-90's of nude teenage boys and on his computer found many videos of him having sex with teenage boys. shortly after Collin was arrested. In December of 2019 his trial started and in January 25, 2020 he was convicted with charges of having sex with minors and was sent to 30 years in prison. But shortly after his prison sentence started it was cut short, due to Collin being a pedophile and his political status he was beaten to death by fellow inmates in February 23, 2020
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Collin in 2020 shortly before his death
 
Frank Collin 1944-2020
Frank Collin was the head of the Yes Confederate States of America movement or known as the Y.C.S.A. movement. The Y.C.S.A. movement is the independence movement for the CSA to be come independent once again, one of the people who pushed for Confederate independence was author Frank Collin. Collin became the head of Y.C.S.A. after George Lincoln Rockwell stepped down from being the head of Y.C.S.A. in 2006 due to health issues. After Collin became the head of Y.C.S.A., he helped Y.C.S.A. regain popularity after they failed to make the former CSA independent in 1994. But in June 15, 2019 Collin left his office for the night and one of the security guards in the Y.C.S.A. hq snooped in Collin's desk and PC to pass the time, and what he saw disgusted him and terrified him. He saw old pictures back form the 1970's-90's of nude teenage boys and on his computer found many videos of him having sex with teenage boys. shortly after Collin was arrested. In December of 2019 his trial started and in January 25, 2020 he was convicted with charges of having sex with minors and was sent to 30 years in prison. But shortly after his prison sentence started it was cut short, due to Collin being a pedophile and his political status he was beaten to death by fellow inmates in February 23, 2020
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Collin in 2020 shortly before his death
after re-reading this over i realized how fucked up this post is lmfao, but i think its safe to say that we all think pedophiles are awful people though
 
Frank Collin 1944-2020

Collin in 2020 shortly before his death
A few points,
1) Pedophilia is generally counted as below puberty, though of course whatever state this is in may make a difference (I wouldn't expect the YCSA to be based in Illinois) (Teenagers would be considered Ephebophilia)
2) I didn't realize until I looked it up that *he* would have been the bad guy in Blues Brothers (I hate Illinois Nazis)
3) I wonder if he still wrote the Ancient Americans type works as Frank Joseph.
 
A few points,
1) Pedophilia is generally counted as below puberty, though of course whatever state this is in may make a difference (I wouldn't expect the YCSA to be based in Illinois) (Teenagers would be considered Ephebophilia)
2) I didn't realize until I looked it up that *he* would have been the bad guy in Blues Brothers (I hate Illinois Nazis)
3) I wonder if he still wrote the Ancient Americans type works as Frank Joseph.
ya YCSA is not based in illinois, i'm gonna go into more detail of YCSA tomorrow. But Collin was friends with George Lincoln Rockwell and YCSA is based in South Carolina, Rockwell was one of the people who started the YCSA and he moved to South Carolina after 2gw ended and Rockwell became friends with Collin and encouraged Collin to move to the south. but what you said about him using the name Frank Joseph, i'm sorry i can't tell you cause i don't know too much about why he uses the name Frank Joseph now irl, not sure if its just a stage name or he changed his name.
 
So if the Lincoln Memorial is never built, what does the western end of the National Mall look like?
Probably left empty seeing as DC isn’t used much by the government beyond ceremonial functions like inaugurations and state funerals. Probably public parkland or something. After the wars, it might become the sight of a monument to a northern hero like Teddy Roosevelt or Benjamin Franklin
 
Probably left empty seeing as DC isn’t used much by the government beyond ceremonial functions like inaugurations and state funerals. Probably public parkland or something. After the wars, it might become the sight of a monument to a northern hero like Teddy Roosevelt or Benjamin Franklin
I would think that after the dissolution of the CSA, Washington would return to being the Capital of the United States. The only reason why Philadelphia was used was because it was further from the US-CS border, and it was used up until the beginning of GW1
 
And yet another compilation of photos


A gun crew of a Union M1938 40mm AA gun at Selfridge Airbase outside of Detroit, circa 1942.

A Confederate crewed M1935 40mm AA gun along the coast of Virginia, circa 1942. The Bofors 40mm AA gun was of Swedish origin, during the Second Great War, numerous nations on both the Central Powers and the Radius would use this model.

Confederate soldiers operating a Hotchkiss Infantry Gun in Northern Virginia, circa 1917.

Polish soldiers operating a Colt M1895 Machine-Gun as part of a Military Exchange Program in rural Ohio, circa 1922.

A photo of Polish Army General Juliusz Mórel, circa 1937. During the Second Great War, Morel was the commander of the Polish 2nd Army, which took part in the battle of Brest-Livtosk in 1941 and the Battle of Warsaw in 1942. Interestingly, Juliusz Morel was in fact a distant relative of the Union Army General Irving Morrell and even met him during his time as a military attache to the United States in 1932.

A photo of Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, circa 1939. During the Second Great War, Goering was the Commander-in-Chief of the German Kaiserliche Luftwaffe.

A photo of Albert "Al" Koenig, circa 1934. Al Koenig was the younger brother of Secretary General Ferdinand Koenig, whom Al turned to be the complete opposite of his older brother. Al Koenig would be involved in many clandestine Anti-Freedomite groups throughout the CSA and helped smuggle Black-Confederates out of the country, often faking his brother's signatures. Whenever he was arrested for Anti-Freedomite activities, Al would use his brother's position to get him out of said situations. He was arrested following the war and put on trial at the Nashville War Crimes Tribunal, but testimonies by the people that he helped had all charges against him dropped. In the present day, Al Koenig has become a widely celebrated anti-Freedomite and a hero to the African-American community, whom hold Al in very high regard.

Edda Goering, circa 1982. In 1984, Edda Goering would win a landslide victory as the head of the German Centre Party, becoming the First Female Chancellor of Germany serving 1984 to 1991. During her time as Chancellor, her administration enacted reforms and had established relations with newly independent nations that were colonies of the Japanese Empire following it's breakup in 1990.

Ernst Rohm of the German National Socialist German Worker's Party, circa 1938. In the early 1920s, Rohm, Rudolf Hess, and a few other veterans of the First Great War would form the Actionist National Socialist German Worker's Party aka the NSDAP. Unlike the CSA, France, and England, German Actionist Parties such as the NSDAP would never gain too much popularity, in fact, at it's height in 1932, it would only have a 1,000 members and 2 seats in the Reichstag. In 1941 after war broke out, the German Authorities would arrest all senior members of the NSDAP including Rohm under suspicions that they were fifth columnists for the Radius. Rohm and his colleagues would be charged for sedition in 1942 and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment at Spandau. Rohm would be released from prison in 1948 and would live a quiet life until his death in 1963. Today, whereas the Silvershirts, Falangists, Freedomites, and Actionists are well known and are household names, the NSDAP has largely been forgotten about. In the Speculative Fiction Series known as Northern Victory by Larry Frenchen, a fictionalized version NSDAP was a part of the later part of the series as a analogue to the Confederate Freedom Party.

Famed Austro-German Painter and Art Critic Adolf Hitler with his partner Eva Braun at his Alpine Retreat, circa 1945.

Generalissmo Saddam Hussein of Mesopotamia, circa 2010. During the violent dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the subsequent wars in the Middle East, former Ottoman General Saddam Hussein would take command of Iraqi forces in the region of Mesopotamia to establish a warlord state in 1992. Saddam would led his country in wars against neighboring warlord states such as Kurdistan, the Ottoman Loyalists, Syria, and the Saudi Empire.

The Imperial Japanese Navy Nuclear Attack Submarine Kii in the Northern Pacific, circa 1994.
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A Nakajima G14N "Amy" Jet Bomber photographed by the US Navy off of the Sandwich Islands, circa 1978.

Union Battleships USS Pennsylvania and Oregon escorting a convoy to the Caribbean, circa 1943.

A group photo of the Union Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion in Southern Kentucky, circa 1943.

A Union Army Ranger planting an explosive charge on a railroad behind enemy lines, somewhere in Tennessee, circa 1943.​
 
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Soldiers of the Union 12th Division marching to the front to meet the Confederate Invasion of Ohio, circa 1941. Note most of the soldiers shown here are wearing re-issued Great War era M1915 Helmets.
 
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I was able to read almost all of the previous pages on this thread and I found some post that were very memorable. Here are some reposts, with clear images, that I think are worthy of attention:



In 1944, Confederate General George Patton gives an emotional speech announcing the Army of Kentucky's surrender at Birmingham. Patton, tears in his eyes, would commend his soldiers for their valor in combat, and urge them to accept their defeat with honor, offering a glimpse of hope that Americans would somehow find a way to live peacefully after the Second Great War.


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A vintage copy of the 1942 Spanish-language translation of Jake Featherston's "Over Open Sights."(*) As soon as the Freedom Party leader's manifesto had been published in its original English the year prior, Featherston immediately saw the value in translating his words to Spanish, so that they could be directly understood by common citizens in Spanish-speaking Confederate states such as Chihuahua, Sonora, and Cuba.

Such shrewd populism underlies one of the many ironies about Featherston and the Freedom Party. Despite going down in history as the most notorious and deadly force of racism the world has ever seen, the party went out of its way to court the support of the long-neglected Chicano populations within their states along the Mexican border. Long having their interests neglected by the ruling Confederate Whig party, Chicano voters flocked to the Freedom Party, who reciprocated by breaking up the unequal distributions of land ownership held over since Mexican rule, and seeing the promotion of more Hispanic officials to high positions within the military and government than ever before in the history of the Confederate States. All of Featherston's hate, it seems, was directed in its entire fury at the suffering and disenfranchised African-Americans, whereas Hispanics, Jews, and other minorities were a matter of indifference (or even approval) to him.
(*)Reposter's comment: I literally translated the phrase "Over Open Sights". However, the literal translation makes no sense in Spanish. An more appropriate translation of the book would be "Sobre Lugares Abiertos". Featherston's first name may have been translated into its Spanish version. I can see different translations of the Spanish edition appearing in the Confederacy.


Austrian psychiatrist, psychologist, medical doctor, and philosopher Viktor Emil Frankl (1905-1997). Born into a Jewish family of civil servants in the Austro-Hungarian capitol of Vienna, Frankl pursued a lifelong interest in psychiatry, motivated by his own unique views blending psychology with existentialist philosophy. While studying medicine at the University of Vienna, Frankl specialized in neurology and psychiatry, and took a particular interest in the treatment of depression and suicide prevention. As the 1930s progressed, Vienna was a common destination for Jewish refugees fleeing Russian and Polish pogroms; Frankl would often treat patients from these refugee backgrounds, and his study of how they coped with the deaths of their families and the humiliation they had suffered, and how they found the will to live in a new homeland, gave him initial inspiration for his eventual theories.

When the Second Great War began in 1941, Frankl was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army and served as a medic on the Russian front. In addition to offering his medical expertise to treat physical wounds, he also offered counseling to soldiers suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder brought on by their battlefield experiences.

In 1944, two traumatic world events occurred which would solidify Frankl's theories, and provide the two biggest touchstones which he would refer to in his works. First, the world's first atomic superbomb was dropped by Germany onto the Russian capitol of Petrograd. As the army Frankl was stationed in advanced further into Russia, an increasing number of the Russian POWs they captured were survivors of the superbomb. Frankl listened intently as the survivors spoke of the utter apocalyptic horror they had witnessed, the disillusionment they felt as they realized their country's defeat was imminent, and their struggle to find a way to keep going on despite the fact that their faith in God and their country had been so thoroughly shattered.

Second, word reached across the Atlantic of the discovery of the Freedom Party's Population Reduction in the Confederate States of America. Europeans learned through newsreels about the utter depravity and inhumanity inflicted upon the African-Americans of the American south, and the torture, starvation, humiliation, and hopelessness they had been subjected to, a brutality without any prior precedent in human history.

Immediately, Frankl felt the need to go to America and personally learn more about what happened. Upon the war's end, he petitioned to travel to the United States for an extended academic study, and in 1945, he and his family moved across the Atlantic. Because so many African-Americans were illiterate and uneducated, there were few written accounts of what had gone on inside the Freedom Party's camps. Frankl, therefore, relied on interviews and therapeutic sessions with Population Reduction survivors in order to learn about what had gone on, what the survivors had witnessed and endured, and how they found the will to live. He was particularly impressed with how the survivors told stories of how they tried to lighten their situation by finding comfort in such things as humor, music, religion, and memories of their loved ones.

After several years of research, Frankl returned to Austria-Hungary. In 1959, he published his most famous work: Trotzdem Ja Zum Leben Sagen ("Saying Yes to Life In Spite of Everything"). In it, he first outlines the various experiences he had learned from refugees, war veterans, and survivors of genocide, after which he delves into his conclusions about human psychology, its reaction to suffering, and how humans can derive mental and existential healing by understanding suffering and finding a purpose in the trials and tribulations they face. His book ends with the memorable quote: "Since Camp Determination, we know what man is capable of. And since Petrograd, we know what is at stake."

In addition to being a major source of education for Europeans about what had gone on in America during the war, his theories attracted the support of psychologists across the world, and provided a strong foundation for future treatments of depression and PTSD.

Frankl died in 1997, survived by his wife of 53 years, Tilly.
Since there is a John Wayne in Tl-191...



Pictured above is noted historian and activist, Clint Eastwood [1], at a Q&A seminar at the Blackford Institution [2] in Dakota.

Eastwood was born in Virginia in 1930, just a few short years before the ascension of Jake Featherston to the Confederate Presidency, the son of Josey and Sarah Eastwood [3]

Eastwood is one of the most prominent Confederate historians living, having written many of the most popular and cited books on the C.S.A. the Freedom Party, and Jake Featherson. He is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans group, an organization of only those who descended from those served in the Confederate Armed Forces and is not affiliated with the similarly named, Sons of Freedom (a neo-Freedomite organization).

He garnered a bit of controversy in 2012 when it was revealed he had served in his local Freedom Youth [4], a young boy's activities group and Freedom Party propaganda network to ensure "young patriotic and pure Confederate men". Eastwood has said that although he had spent a few years with the organization, he flatly rejected all of it's principles.

He works with the Remembrance Center as a researcher/archivist for capturing remaining Confederate war criminals.

Such works by Eastwood include:
-The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Freedom Party and It's Relations with the Races of the Confederate States
-Unforgiven: The Legacy of Featherston on the South
-The Gauntlet: A History of the Confederate Barrel Program
-The Enforcers: A History of the Freedom Party Stalwarts and Guardsman
-Hang em' High: Racial Violence in the Post-Great War Confederacy
-Dirty Harry and the Freedomite Nationalization of the Police.
-High Plains Drifters: Confederate Raiding Activities in the the West
-Kelly's Heroes: Major Kelly's Platoon and the Strangest Battle of the Second Great War
-Escape from Freedom to Freedom: Tales of Those Who Escaped Featherson's Butchers
-Sudden Impact: How I Killed the Greatest War Criminal of the Century [5]
[co-authored auto-biography/history book on Cassius Madison's assassination of Jake Featherson]
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[1] = *This* close to renaming him "Westwood" or "Southwood"
[2] = Equivalent of the Hoover Institute
[3] = You get a cookie if you figure out what movies I'm referencing
[4] = I know there existed a Hitler Youth equivalent in the C.S.A but I don't know the exact name. Feel free to correct me.
[5] = Sue me I used the names.

Joe Albert holding the draft known as the "Second Book", a 200 page manuscript intended by Featherston and the Freedom Party as a sequel to Over Open Sights. The draft was discovered by army clerk Joe Albert in 1969 at a Washington State warehouse that had been used by the U.S. army for storage of captured Confederate documents and the draft went unnoticed upon entry and remained there for 25 years.

It is believed to be mainly composed of ideas and rants that were edited out of the final edition of Over Open Sights and were being saved for an eventual sequel. Much like it's predecessor, it contains many rants against the blacks of the Confederate States and is similarly poorly worded and eloquent. However the book does give more insight into what Featherston's thoughts and plans for the world, specifically North America.

In 1994, the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Confederacy, the papers were released to the public.

Such positions being.
-Canada should be made an independent nation again, with Quebec as a part if it as well.
-A canal should be built in Nicaragua owned and operated by the Confederates.
-All island nations in the Caribbean should be acquired by the Confederate States, specifically Haiti.
-Mormons oppression in the United States is worse than anything the Confederates have ever done to blacks and that Mormons should be given their own country.
-Confederate States should acquire more of a Pacific coast (whether it be from Mexico or the United States) and should become a major player in the Pacific.
-Not much comments on Europe but Featherston does say that Britain and France are the "natural dominant powers of Europe and it's unnatural for Germany to be the major power of Europe" and that the Austro-Hungarian Empire is oppressing it's various nationalities similar to how the "damnyankees did us before the War of Secession".
Two photos from 1970, which illustrate one of the biggest cultural differences between the two biggest 20th Century superpowers.




The new logo of the U.S. Socialist party, unveiled just before the congressional elections of 1970. Note the multiracial hands, as well as the conspicuous absence of the Stars and Stripes or any other national symbols of the United States of America.




Meanwhile, on September 2nd, 1970, crowds of proud, patriotic Germans in front of Brandenburg Gate celebrate the centennial Sedantag celebration, marking the 100th anniversary of Prussia's decisive victory at Sedan in the Franco-Prussian War, which paved the away for the unification of the German Empire.

These two images mark the highly distinct political and social views which Americans and Germans came to develop toward the concepts of nationalism and patriotism.

The United States of America, a diverse nation of immigrants founded on the broad-spanning democratic ideals of the American Revolution, influenced heavily by the internationalist outlook of socialist ideology, and having seen the worst ravages of racial hatred carried out by the Freedom Party, came to view nationalism with suspicion. Horrified by the Population Reduction, and with a pressing need to incorporate the inhabitants of the former Canadian and Confederate lands into the United States, American leaders after the Second Great War instead came to espouse a sense of universalism and international egalitarianism, appealing to all North Americans, as well as others around the world, to unite under a common purpose and pursue universal goals of democracy, economic equality, and liberty. To this day, Independence Day celebrations in America tend to be limited, in favor of the unifying calls for peace and reflection inspired by Remembrance Day, and it is quite rare to see American people wave the Stars and Stripes.

In contrast, the Empire of Germany had been formed by leaders and people united by a common German language and cultural heritage. Upon this unity, the empire had gone from triumph to triumph. Its military was undefeated in war, its industrial power and work ethic made it the largest economy in Europe, it was a cultural powerhouse which produced great works of art, music, and cinema, and its citizens were at the forefront of major scientific advances, from nuclear energy to space exploration. All of these accomplishments instilled in German leaders and people a strong sense of national pride. And although the country was also wounded by the Second Great War, and although various European nationalisms played a role in that conflict, their victory and sense of historical righteousness from being on the opposite side of the aggressive Entente Powers further fueled their sense of national greatness. And the fact that the Population Reduction, while shocking to the vast majority of German people just as much as anywhere, took place an ocean away meant that it did not scar the European psyche the way it did in North America.

To this day, while there is not any serious animosity between the American and German people, these different worldviews can bring about cultural clashes. Germans, especially Prussians, are sometimes annoyed by what they perceive as Americans' hypersensitivity toward displays of patriotism, self-righteous claims of universalism and self-identification as "citizens of the world." By contrast, Americans are often shocked to see boisterous Germans frequently waving the imperial flag and singing "Die Wacht am Rhein" in public, and are off-put by the perceived supremacist undertones German pride can take.
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Independently distributed propaganda poster found in southern cities in the occupied former Confederate States in the mid-1940s. Despite massive protests from the white inhabitants of the southern states, the U.S. occupation authorities were almost deliberate in their half-heartedness toward removing such posters and finding their (likely Yankee) makers.

The poster itself and the respective responses to them highlight one of the biggest cultural dilemmas facing Americans after the Second Great War: how to interpret the Freedom Party's role in the culture that gave rise to the horror of the Population Reduction. Did Jake Featherston represent an anomaly that could have appeared in any other nation, or was the society of the Confederate States of America unique in its ability to give rise to such a force for tyranny, brutality, and hatred? As can be expected, following the war's end and the revelation of the extent of the genocide committed against African-Americans, legions of white southerners began to insist that they had always been skeptical of the Freedom Party and done their best to be tolerant of black Confederates. Some of these stories were true, and there are quite a few documented stories of courageous white southerners whose conscience motivated them to protect African-Americans from being rounded up by Freedom Party guards. Thus, there are those who argue that the Freedom Party did not represent the culture of the C.S.A., and that their rise was a tragic turn of events in the history of a nation that, while imperfect, had the potential to be a better society.

However, as obviously indicated by the poster, there were many U.S. citizens who simply did not buy this. The most hard-lined U.S. Socialists railed against the Confederate people as a collective, holding them responsible for being the ones to elect Featherston in the first place and turn a blind eye when African-Americans began disappearing. They go even further to say that the Freedom Party's rise was practically an inevitability in a nation which had enshrined slavery and racism right into its own Constitution and built its entire country around the dehumanization of black slaves and their descendants. In their view, the Confederate States as a whole was a barbaric, evil nation, and, as per the image, the Freedom Party banner and the Stars and Bars were merely two sides of the same coin, and equally deserved to be dissolved and occupied by the more enlightened United States.

It was a difficult rode ahead for North America, and for decades to come, there would be an acrimonious dilemma between those who wished to unite the re-unified America under mutual understanding, and those who wished to hold the south responsible for the atrocities carried out in their society. To this day, southern American identity is divided between, on one hand, a desire to move on from the past and create a better future, and on the other hand, a shame mentality which believes that their entire region holds a permanent stain for which there can be no redemption.

One of the few promotional images taken during the filming of the Second Great War tragic film "The Day the Clown Cried" circa 1972.

The film was to document the experience of washed up circus clown Herman Jefferson (played by Jared Luey), a clown who drowned his sorrows one night, resulting in making disparaging remarks of the Freedom Party. He was arrested and spent the next three years (1939-1942) in a camp for political prisoners, hoping for the day his case will be reviewed.

While demonstrating his clowning talents (and getting beaten when it turned out he wasn't very good at it) to fellow inmates, he notices that one group appreciates his talent: Black children being detained in the same camp as he was. Happy to be appreciated again, Herman performs for them and gains an audience for a while, until the prison commandant orders him to stop.

After being disciplined for fraternizing with the Black prisoners, he continues despite this due to being unable to bare seeing the children unhappy and leads to one of his "performances" being broken up by Freedom Party Guards. Seeing a use for him, the commandant assigns him to help load Black children on trains leading out of the camp, with the promise his case will be reviewed. By accident, he ends up accidentally accompanying the children on a boxcar train to Camp Determination, and is eventually used in a style reminiscent of the Pied Piper, to help lead the children to their deaths in the gas chamber. With the guilt of what he just gone combined with the despair of what is about to happen to the kids, Herman begs to go in the chambers with them as a way to keep the kids from knowing their final fate for a few moments longer. The film fades to black as the children laugh at his antics one final time.

The film itself was never released due to budget overruns and "backstage drama". The rough edit of the film was kept by Jared in a vault in his house, never to be released to the public because of the shame of taking part in the film (according to critics who saw private screenings, the film would've likely bombed in theaters anyways). A similar film entitled "A Beautiful Life" starring Louis Armstrong Jr in 1993 on the other hand, won various academy awards and launched Louis to stardom.
TL-191 famous speeches part 2: James G Blaine's capitulation speech from the Second Mexican War, considered by many to be the birth of the Remembrance Era.


Finding no hope for the successful employment of our arms against the enemies who ring us round and who have unjustly combined against us, I am compelled at this hour to yield to the demands imposed upon the United States by the Confederate States, Great Britain, and France. I do this with the heaviest of hearts, and only in the certain knowledge that all other courses are worse.

This surrender offers a fitting occasion to present ourselves in humiliation and prayer that God Who has ordained that it be so. We had hoped that the year just past would close upon a scene of victory for our righteous cause, but it has pleased the Supreme Disposer of events to order it otherwise. We are not permitted to furnish an exception to the rule of Divine government, which has prescribed affliction as the rule of nations as well as of individuals. Our faith and perseverance must be tested, and the chastening which seems grievous will, if rightly received bring forth its appropriate fruit.

It is meet, therefore, that we should repair to the only Giver of all victory, and, humbling ourselves before Him, should pray that He may strengthen our confidence in His mighty power and righteous judgement. Then we may surely trust in Him that He will perform His promise and encompass us as with a shield.

In this trust and to this end, I, James G. Blaine, president of the United States, do hereby set apart today, Saturday, the twenty-second day of April, as a day of fasting, humiliation, prayer, and remembrance, and I do hereby invite the people of the United States to repair to their respective places of worship and to humble themselves before almighty God, and pray for His protection and favor to our beloved country, and that we may be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us.

And I do further urge and direct the people of the United States to observe the twenty-second day of April in each succeeding year as a day of humiliation and remembrance, so that the infamous defeat we have suffered on this date shall never be lost from the minds of the said citizens until such time as it may, by the grace of God, be avenged a hundredfold.
 
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And yet another compilation of photos


A gun crew of a Union M1938 40mm AA gun at Selfridge Airbase outside of Detroit, circa 1942.

A Confederate crewed M1935 40mm AA gun along the coast of Virginia, circa 1942. The Bofors 40mm AA gun was of Swedish origin, during the Second Great War, numerous nations on both the Central Powers and the Radius would use this model.

Confederate soldiers operating a Hotchkiss Infantry Gun in Northern Virginia, circa 1917.

Polish soldiers operating a Colt M1895 Machine-Gun as part of a Military Exchange Program in rural Ohio, circa 1922.

A photo of Polish Army General Juliusz Mórel, circa 1937. During the Second Great War, Morel was the commander of the Polish 2nd Army, which took part in the battle of Brest-Livtosk in 1941 and the Battle of Warsaw in 1942. Interestingly, Juliusz Morel was in fact a distant relative of the Union Army General Irving Morrell and even met him during his time as a military attache to the United States in 1932.

A photo of Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, circa 1939. During the Second Great War, Goering was the Commander-in-Chief of the German Kaiserliche Luftwaffe.

A photo of Albert "Al" Koenig, circa 1934. Al Koenig was the younger brother of Secretary General Ferdinand Koenig, whom Al turned to be the complete opposite of his older brother. Al Koenig would be involved in many clandestine Anti-Freedomite groups throughout the CSA and helped smuggle Black-Confederates out of the country, often faking his brother's signatures. Whenever he was arrested for Anti-Freedomite activities, Al would use his brother's position to get him out of said situations. He was arrested following the war and put on trial at the Nashville War Crimes Tribunal, but testimonies by the people that he helped had all charges against him dropped.

Edda Goering, circa 1982. In 1984, Edda Goering would win a landslide victory as the head of the German Centre Party, becoming the First Female Chancellor of Germany serving 1984 to 1991. During her time as Chancellor, her administration enacted reforms and had established relations with newly independent nations that were colonies of the Japanese Empire following it's breakup in 1990.

Ernst Rohm of the German National Socialist German Worker's Party, circa 1938. In the early 1920s, Rohm, Rudolf Hess, and a few other veterans of the First Great War would form the Actionist National Socialist German Worker's Party aka the NSDAP. Unlike the CSA, France, and England, German Actionist Parties such as the NSDAP would never gain too much popularity, in fact, at it's height in 1932, it would only have a 1,000 members and 2 seats in the Reichstag. In 1941 after war broke out, the German Authorities would arrest all senior members of the NSDAP including Rohm under suspicions that they were fifth columnists for the Radius. Rohm and his colleagues would be charged for sedition in 1942 and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment at Spandau. Rohm would be released from prison in 1948 and would live a quiet life until his death in 1963. Today, whereas the Silvershirts, Falangists, Freedomites, and Actionists are well known and are household names, the NSDAP has largely been forgotten about. In the Speculative Fiction Series known as Northern Victory by Larry Frenchen, a fictionalized version NSDAP was a part of the later part of the series as a analogue to the Confederate Freedom Party.

Famed Austro-German Painter and Art Critic Adolf Hitler with his partner Eva Braun at his Alpine Retreat, circa 1945.

Generalissmo Saddam Hussein of Mesopotamia, circa 2010. During the violent dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the subsequent wars in the Middle East, former Ottoman General Saddam Hussein would take command of Iraqi forces in the region of Mesopotamia to establish a warlord state in 1992. Saddam would led his country in wars against neighboring warlord states such as Kurdistan, Anatolia, Syria, and the Saudi Empire.

The Imperial Japanese Navy Nuclear Attack Submarine Kii in the Northern Pacific, circa 1994.
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A Nakajima G14N "Amy" Jet Bomber photographed by the US Navy off of the Sandwich Islands, circa 1978.

Union Battleships USS Pennsylvania and Oregon escorting a convoy to the Caribbean, circa 1943.

A group photo of the Union Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion in Southern Kentucky, circa 1943.

A Union Army Ranger planting an explosive charge on a railroad behind enemy lines, somewhere in Tennessee, circa 1943.​
If I may point out one thing: Turtledove did include Hitler in the "American Empire" trilogy. he's Heinz Guderian's unnamed anti-semitic orderly.
 
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