Photos from Featherston's Confederacy/ TL-191

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An iceberg chart of the Mysteries, Little Known Facts, and Myths of the Second Great War.
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Photo of testing for Operation Vegetarian in Guinard Island, Scotland, ca. 1942.

Operation Vegetarian was a plan by the United Kingdom to affect the civilian population of Germany. The plan was to disseminate linseed cakes infected with anthrax spores onto the German fields. These cakes would have been eaten by the cattle, which would then be consumed by the civilian population, causing the deaths of millions of German civilians. The planned operation would have also wiped out most of Germany's cattle, creating a massive food shortage for the rest of the uninfected population. Preparations for this operation had been completed by 1944 but didn't take effect due to the German counterattacks in Western Europe, causing the UK to focus more on its superbomb project.

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Léo Major (Québécois McSweeny) in 1944.

Major was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. His family moved to Montreal when he was an infant. Quebec was De Facto neutral in the Second Great War but did allow its citizens to volunteer in the American army to assist in the occupation of Canada due to the USA fighting the CSA. When Canada fell into rebellion once again in 1943, the Québécois were ineffective in crushing the revolts, which caused the USA to send units away from the CSA and Utah (after the end of the rebellion in the latter) to once again pacify Canada. In the city of Regina, Major did his most famous action, taking the city all by himself.
In April 1944, Major's regiment was approaching Regina, which had shown strong Canadian resistance. On April 13, the regiment's commanding officer asked for two volunteers for a reconnaissance mission into Regina. Their tasks were to scout the German force and, if possible, make contact with any American collaborators before an artillery barrage could commence. Major volunteered along with his Corporal. However, Major and his Corporal, wanting to spare the city from destruction, agreed to attempt to capture the city themselves.
Major and his Corporal entered a farmhouse of an American collaborator, who gave them rough positions of Canadian emplacements near the railway tracks. However Major's Corporal was killed by resistance fire. Major killed the two resistance fighters and chose to continue the mission on his own. Major then stopped at the old Saskatchewan Legislative Building, which became the city's main occupation headquarters following the Great War.
It is unclear what happened next, as stories about Major's actions in Regina have been exaggerated and conflated with his other deeds, and there are several conflicting accounts of what actually happened, including several contradictory accounts from Major himself. What is certain is that the Canadian resistance had abandoned the city. Major then contacted American collaborators in the city and returned to his camp with his Corporal's body.
The shelling of Regina was canceled, and the joint American-Québécois regiment entered the city with no shots fired. Major then received a model of honor for his actions.
Major is called the Québécois McSweeny due to an account by a citizen in Regina. According to this account, Major had shot a thousand Canadian resistance fighters, and he "became a McSweeny" during the fighting.
 
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Type-54 Sunbomb, the first in a series of high-yield superbomb design tests conducted by the Empire of Japan at Bikini Atoll. Type-54's yield was 20 megatons of TNT, 4 times the predicted 5 megatons of TNT, due to unforeseen additional reactions involving lithium-7, which led to radioactive contamination in the surrounding area.

Fallout, the heaviest of which was in the form of pulverized surface coral from the detonation, fell on residents of Rongelap and Utirik atolls, while the more particulate and gaseous fallout spread around the world. The inhabitants of the islands were not evacuated until seven days later and suffered radiation sickness. Twenty-three crew members of the Japanese fishing vessel Daigo Fukuryū Maru were also contaminated by the heavy fallout, experiencing acute radiation syndrome, including the death six months later of Kuboyama Aikichi, the boat's chief radioman. The blast incited a fierce backlash domestically in Japan, as the public was outraged over the lack of accountability of the Imperial Japanese Army who conducted the test, leading to an investigation by the Japanese central government, and an international backlash over atmospheric thermonuclear testing.

Unfortunately this would not be the only time the Imperial Japanese Army causes an ecological disaster...
SV: Romance of the Three Empires event

王獏 (O-Baku) sunbomb test in 1958
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At a yield of 120 megatons it was the most powerful nuclear weapon ever created and tested over the New Siberian Islands.

The bomb was dropped by parachute from a Z1K Tateyama detonated autonomously 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) above the surface. The resulting explosion resulted in not just the loss of the aircraft and aircrew but also an ecological disaster as even the shockwave was felt across the Arctic in Greenland, Nunavut, Yukon, American Northern Territories and Alaska as even windows were shattered in the aforementioned locations.

What was supposed to be a show of force ended in the Imperial Japanese Armies downfall, due to the loss of the aircrew and aircraft the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service unanimously agreed to split from the Army and become their own military branch (Imperial Japanese Air Force).

The IJA would never recover from this and would never hold as much influence politically as it had.
 
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U.S. and C.S. troops playing football on Christmas Day 1914 somewhere along the Roanoke Front. Known as the Christmas Truce, this was one of many cases of fraternization in the North American theater of the Great War, although not as widespread and remembered as that which took place in Europe. Further Christmases in the war would see commanders on all sides work to prevent such fraternization from occurring again.
 
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Promotional poster for the Blockbuster Studios series "Featherston," a six part miniseries detailing the life of Confederate President Jake Featherston.

Made in Bing, I'm frankly surprised it knew what to do, even putting a Confederate flag in the background and looking a lot like what Featherston seems to be described as (albeit younger and likely more handsome)
 
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Promotional poster for the Blockbuster Studios series "Featherston," a six part miniseries detailing the life of Confederate President Jake Featherston.

Made in Bing, I'm frankly surprised it knew what to do, even putting a Confederate flag in the background and looking a lot like what Featherston seems to be described as (albeit younger and likely more handsome)
Was the mispelling of Featherston intended?
 
Guys, I had an idea of doing a TLIAW for presidents of the USA after 1944 in the TL-191 universe.

We could each have one president and we can choose from otl figures or characters from the book.

One person could start with Dewey and we could go from there.

The limit is that each president can have a max of two full terms in office.

DM me if you're interested and I'll probably create a new thread for the TLIAW
 
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Several White Southerners being searched before they’ll be shipped off to several internments in 1941, several “enemies of the Confederacy” would be sent to these concentration camps when the second Great War started. The White Southerners in the above photo came from various ways of life, political ideology and even religious devotion that were found to be in opposition to the Freedomite ideology.

Religious minorities that emphasized pacifism such as Qaukers, Socialists, those with disabilities and any outspoken critics of Featherston were rounded up and sent to the internment camps. All of these men and women would be brutalized and forced into slave labor for the Confederate state and these camps would suffer atrocious death rates. Although since the Confederacy wanted to get some use out of these prisoners before they died the death rate wasn’t as high as at extermination camps that were set up for Afro Confederates.
 
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Several White Southerners being searched before they’ll be shipped off to several internments in 1941, several “enemies of the Confederacy” would be sent to these concentration camps when the second Great War started. The White Southerners in the above photo came from various ways of life, political ideology and even religious devotion that were found to be in opposition to the Freedomite ideology.

Religious minorities that emphasized pacifism such as Qaukers, Socialists, those with disabilities and any outspoken critics of Featherston were rounded up and sent to the internment camps. All of these men and women would be brutalized and forced into slave labor for the Confederate state and these camps would suffer atrocious death rates. Although since the Confederacy wanted to get some use out of these prisoners before they died the death rate wasn’t as high as at extermination camps that were set up for Afro Confederates.
I remember in IATD when they liberated those Whig political prisoners
 
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US Soldiers land in Iceland, July 1944

During the Second Great War, British troops invaded the Danish territory of Iceland, occupying the island to prevent it being used as a air and naval base to bomb the home islands. The British established a collaborationist government known as the Republic of Iceland in 1943.

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Flag of the Republic of Iceland

However, this government would not last long. Following the superbombing of Britain in 1944, American troops from Greenland would come to occupy the island, administering the surrender and repatriation of British troops. In 1946, the United States offered to buy Greenland and Iceland from Denmark. Impoverished and with much of its cities and towns reduced to rubble, Denmark agreed to the purchase in exchange for much needed funds, despite German reservations.

Iceland would become a US State in 1975. It is currently the least populous US state.
 
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Type-54 Sunbomb, the first in a series of high-yield superbomb design tests conducted by the Empire of Japan at Bikini Atoll. Type-54's yield was 20 megatons of TNT, 4 times the predicted 5 megatons of TNT, due to unforeseen additional reactions involving lithium-7, which led to radioactive contamination in the surrounding area.

Fallout, the heaviest of which was in the form of pulverized surface coral from the detonation, fell on residents of Rongelap and Utirik atolls, while the more particulate and gaseous fallout spread around the world. The inhabitants of the islands were not evacuated until seven days later and suffered radiation sickness. Twenty-three crew members of the Japanese fishing vessel Daigo Fukuryū Maru were also contaminated by the heavy fallout, experiencing acute radiation syndrome, including the death six months later of Kuboyama Aikichi, the boat's chief radioman. The blast incited a fierce backlash domestically in Japan, as the public was outraged over the lack of accountability of the Imperial Japanese Army who conducted the test, leading to an investigation by the Japanese central government, and an international backlash over atmospheric thermonuclear testing.

Unfortunately this would not be the only time the Imperial Japanese Army causes an ecological disaster...

I hope that lone Lizard wont mutated into a 50 foot iconic monster rampaging Tokyo just yet :p
 
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A rare photograph of a Japanese nuclear test bombing, somewhere in China, October 1961.

China was the epicenter of Japanese nuclear facilities, as most Japanese nuclear testing took place there. It was part of the reason why the Chinese didn't rebel until the late 1980s, as many Chinese feared that the Japanese would nuke them. However, with rebellions against Japan intensifying into the 1980s, and the events of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, the Chinese rebelled against Japan. During the Second Chinese Revolution, otherwise known as the Third Sino-Japanese War, most Japanese nuclear facilities were destroyed due to the fighting. Any remaining nuclear facilities were controlled by the restored Republic of China. The 1991 Tokoyo Accords recognized Chinese control over the nuclear facilities, making China the only former Japanese colony to have nuclear weapons.
 
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Map of the Asian Defensive Pact, otherwise known as the Ulaanbaatar Pact.

In the mid-1960s, following the end of the Second Russian Civil War, the newly formed Russian Republic met with Mongolia, Tibet, the East Turkestan Republic, and the Central Asian Republics that declared independence from Russia during the war. The treaty of Ulaanbaatar not only recognized the independence of the newly formed Central Asian Republics but formed a defensive pact with all nations against the Empire of Japan. The Pact would be dissolved in 1992, due to the dissolution of Japan's Empire and Tibet and East Turkestan rejoining China following a referendum earlier that year.
 
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Photo of the firestorm cloud over Paris in the immediate aftermath of the atomic bombing of the city.
This photo was believed to have been the mushroom cloud over Paris for decades. However, due to its much greater height, the scene was identified in March 2016 as the firestorm cloud that engulfed the city some three hours after the bombing.
 
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A rare photograph of a Japanese nuclear test bombing, somewhere in China, October 1961.

China was the epicenter of Japanese nuclear facilities, as most Japanese nuclear testing took place there. It was part of the reason why the Chinese didn't rebel until the late 1980s, as many Chinese feared that the Japanese would nuke them. However, with rebellions against Japan intensifying into the 1980s, and the events of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, the Chinese rebelled against Japan. During the Second Chinese Revolution, otherwise known as the Third Sino-Japanese War, most Japanese nuclear facilities were destroyed due to the fighting. Any remaining nuclear facilities were controlled by the restored Republic of China. The 1991 Tokoyo Accords recognized Chinese control over the nuclear facilities, making China the only former Japanese colony to have nuclear weapons.
That image looks familiar...

Testing a +50 megaton bomb on China is the biggest troll move.
 
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