Photos from Featherston's Confederacy/ TL-191

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I thought he was voted out in your headcanon.
I had him getting voted out earlier in my headcanon, but I decided to change it to make the world more interesting.

replying to @dan can 's post:
Yeah the LaRouche presidency will be pretty cursed. Bill Gates in my headcanon still creates Microsoft, but is brought out by IBM (which is a government owned corporation as it had been nationalized by a Socialist President). Gates basically works as a high level government employee and becomes the head of the Department of Technology under President Hoffa, and is in charge of creating the Windows operating system (which is owned by the government) and launching the World Wide Web. LaRouche chooses Bill Gates as his running mate due to Gates' household name recognition, especially among the youth.
 
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Socialist political cartoon for the 1920 election.
 
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Newspaper headline about the ratification of the 22nd amendment into the United States Constitution.

In early 1939, following the passage of the Seven Words Amendment into the Confederate States Constitution, some politicians in the United States called to bring in an amendment to ensure that the President would have to serve two terms. This amendment was on the back burner for the second couple of years due to the Second Great War. In early 1952, just months before the election of Irving Morrell, the amendment was ratified with bipartisan support.
 
Yeah the LaRouche presidency will be pretty cursed. Bill Gates in my headcanon still creates Microsoft, but is brought out by IBM (which is a government owned corporation as it had been nationalized by a Socialist President). Gates basically works as a high level government employee and becomes the head of the Department of Technology under President Hoffa, and is in charge of creating the Windows operating system (which is owned by the government) and launching the World Wide Web. LaRouche chooses Bill Gates as his running mate due to Gates' household name recognition, especially among the youth.
I'll admit I don't know much about him, but would he still be on trial like in otl?
 

kernel

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I'll admit I don't know much about him, but would he still be on trial like in otl?
Probably not ... in this time line since he is a major figure within the Socialist Party, he is much too saavy to get caught for financial impropriety. However, that doesn't mean he won't be doing corrupt deals (especially when Hoffa becomes President).
 

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A painting of Theodore Roosevelt leading his Unauthorized Regiment to victory in the Montana Territory.

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A picture of Louisville following the battle for the city during the Second Mexican War

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A painting of Confederate troops in Northern Virginia during the Second Mexican War
 
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Photo of Otto Braun during his time in China, 1936.
Braun was born in Ismaning, Upper Bavaria, near Munich. Even though his mother was still alive, he grew up in an orphanage. During his time studying at a teachers' training college in Germany, he developed a fascination with Socialism in the United States. He joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany and instead of being a teacher, he became a field reporter, wanting to learn more about the world as well as learn more about the United States Socialist Party. When Upton Sinclair won the presidential elections in the 1920s Braun toured the USA seeing the programs adopted by the Socialist Party, and how it was helping the people. This inspired Braun to return to Germany and encourage the SPD to adopt the policies and ideals of the American Socialist Party.

Braun's ideas helped the SPD get some traction with the people of Germany, who wanted more democracy in the German Empire, though it would still be a few decades before that dream was fulfilled. Upon learning of the defeat of the Bolsheviks in Russia in 1924, Otto was curious about the outcome of the weak Russian State as well as Far East hearing of other socialist movements existing in China.

When Otto Braun arrived in China, he started writing journals about the lives of the Chinese civilians living under tyrannical Chinese warlords, and the Japanese occupation. Braun was horrified by the treatment of the Chinese people and worse still how Japan treated them as worse than livestock. It wouldn't be long before the Japanese officials attempted to capture him to silence him for their operations. Braun fled deeper into China, where he met with local rebels fighting against the Warlords and Japanese occupation. Braun wrote down the stories of the rebel fighters all of them sharing similar stories of their outcome and their reason to fight, he also saw that they were rebels without a cause and only trying to survive another day instead of fighting for a better tomorrow.

Braun returned to Germany and publish his work "The Otto Journal" where the public awareness for the warcrimes being committed by Japan and their collaborators shocked the globe, especially by members of socialist parties, with Otto mentioning that the Socialist party members in China were hunted down and executed.

Otto Braun eventually became SPD Chancellor of the German Empire in 1956. While he adopted the similar polices used by the United States during the Socialist PArty's administration, he instead kept the German Military intact, expecting that Germany and Japan will lock horns in the future.
 

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"The success of Operation Garibaldi, Italy's first nuclear test, in 1954 served as the second major crisis that severely tested the Dewey Doctrine. While the attention of Germany, the United States, and Japan (who acceeded to the agreement in 1946) was focused on the ability of Russia to gain the superbomb, smaller powers were already beginning to start their own superbomb programs. While the United States liquidated much of the personell of the Confederate nuclear program and the Germans forced British nuclear scientists to emigrate to Germany, several individuals of both programs were able to escape and serve foreign powers. Chief among these nations was the Kingdom of Italy, who looked warily at renewed German dominance of Europe.

Throughout the ate 1940s the Italians seemed to cooperate with the demands of the Five Powers Conference, acceding to several of its dictats and becoming a sixth member in 1948. However, the Kingdom was adamant on its independence from the whims of Germany, hoping to avoid the fates of Austria Hungary and the Netherlands. Throughout the Six Power Conferences the Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Saragat repeatedly brought up the issue of South Tyrol to President Dewey and Kaiser Louis Ferdinand, and when dipomacy proved unfruitful resorted to a "confrontation" policy against Austria Hungary on the Tyrolian and Istrian frontiers. In response to the expansion of the Mitteleuropa customs union to Greece and the creation of the PanEuropean Union, the Italians would form the Alexandria Pact in 1951 with Albania, Egypt, Bulgaria, and Romania in order to contain German influence in the Mediterranean. The Regia Marina was expanded to five airplane carriers, with two deployed in the Red Sea and three in the Mediterranean.

The arrival of Christopher Hinton, one of the main architects of the British superbomb program, to Italy's Lisbon embassy in 1946 served as the greatest stroke of luck for the Kingdom since the withdrawal of French troops from Rome in 1870. Ferried away to Somaliland, Hinton would become the head of Operation Garibaldi, which would producce a uranium superbomb in early 1954. Italy's superbomb test in the deserts of Somalia would vault it into the club of the Foremost Powers, and it would become what was thought of at the time as the Third Superbomb Nation. Unbeknownst the rest of the world, however, was that Japan had secretly achieved this title in 1951."
- Italy's Tryst with Destiny (2004)
 
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Denzel Washington in ‘Cassius’ (2004). A historical drama set during the First Great War this 2-hr epic tells the story of the daring Marxist Rebellion against Confederate rule. Denzel was praised for his nuanced portrayal of the rebel leader Cassius. The death scene, in-which Cassius laughs after being shot and falling into the water, is often reposted as a meme during on-line debates.
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Benito Juárez, President of Mexico, on the eve of the French invasion of Mexico.

Juárez and other Mexican republicans fled to the USA after the last republican strongholds fell. Juárez created a government in exile in New Mexico and called for Mexicans to resist the French-backed regime. Juárez is one notable example of the Mexican Émigrés, those who opposed the Second Mexican Empire who moved to the USA, or, after 1881, the CSA.
 
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Confederate conscripts from Chihuahua and Sonora, in Virginia, ca. 1917.

The loyalty of Mexican Émigrés in the CSA was questioned during the Great War. Many of these Émigrés had disliked the Second Mexican Empire, a Confederate ally during the Great War. Despite the early invasion of Sonora by US forces early in the war, conscripts from Chihuahua and Sonora were sent to the eastern theater not to have any conflicting loyalties, as most Mexican Émigrés in the USA were in the state of New Mexico. This policy was kept by Jake Featherston, with Freedomite organizations and later the army having any Hispanic members swear an oath of loyalty to the CSA.
 
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Confederate conscripts from Chihuahua and Sonora, in Virginia, ca. 1917.

The loyalty of Mexican Émigrés in the CSA was questioned during the Great War. Many of these Émigrés had disliked the Second Mexican Empire, a Confederate ally during the Great War. Despite the early invasion of Sonora by US forces early in the war, conscripts from Chihuahua and Sonora were sent to the eastern theater not to have any conflicting loyalties, as most Mexican Émigrés in the USA were in the state of New Mexico. This policy was kept by Jake Featherston, with Freedomite organizations and later the army having any Hispanic members swear an oath of loyalty to the CSA.
I can very much see this as what happened, did the US have a simile policy for their own Hispanic troops? Which could ironically put these two groups against each other in eastern theaters in an effort to not pit them against each other in the west
 
I can very much see this as what happened, did the US have a simile policy for their own Hispanic troops? Which could ironically put these two groups against each other in eastern theaters in an effort to not pit them against each other in the west
US version of this policy.

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Hispanic Americans in Canada, ca. 1916.

With the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, Mexican Émigrés in the USA were enthusiastic about the war as they saw it as an opportunity to topple the Second Mexican Empire. However, the US government, much like its southern neighbor, was also worried about the loyalties of Émigrés. After the invasion of Sonora was called off in mid-1914, Mexican Émigrés were sent to the eastern theater. However, after an incident in Maryland, where a division defected to the Confederates because many in the Confederate division were Hispanic, the Hispanic Americans were then redeployed to Canada and later to Utah when it rebelled in 1915.
During the Second Great War, American units that had Hispanics in them didn't fight the Confederates to ensure they wouldn't have any conflicting loyalties. Hispanic Americans mainly fought in Utah, Canada, and Baja California.
 
US version of this policy.

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Hispanic Americans in Canada, ca. 1916.

With the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, Mexican Émigrés in the USA were enthusiastic about the war as they saw it as an opportunity to topple the Second Mexican Empire. However, the US government, much like its southern neighbor, was also worried about the loyalties of Émigrés. After the invasion of Sonora was called off in mid-1914, Mexican Émigrés were sent to the eastern theater. However, after an incident in Maryland, where a division defected to the Confederates because many in the Confederate division were Hispanic, the Hispanic Americans were then redeployed to Canada and later to Utah when it rebelled in 1915.
During the Second Great War, American units that had Hispanics in them didn't fight the Confederates to ensure they wouldn't have any conflicting loyalties. Hispanic Americans mainly fought in Utah, Canada, and Baja California.
This makes a lot of sense, I actually wonder about how Mexican American Identity will be shaped in this TL. More wars between America and Mexico on North American soil, the identity of the Mexican-Confederates shaped by Confederate ideology and a Mexico that is a monarchy is this TL.
 
And more intresting is what will happen with American-Mexicans after GW2. I would suppose that Mexican monarchy won't survive that. And even if it does, now Mexico is enforced to live on peace with USA.
 
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Rare photo of Confederate Congressman Strom Thurmond shortly before his speech during the 1941 bombing raid over Charleston. Behind him in this photograph is Freedom Party Spokeswoman Anne Colleton.
 
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