Photos of Red Flood

Since there are "Photos" threads for other Alternate History universes such as Timeline-191, Kaiserreich, The New Order: Last Days of Europe, Thousand Week Reich and The Footprint of Mussolini, I decided to make such a thread for Red Flood, another mod for Hearts of Iron IV and a spin-off of Kaiserreich, based on an in-universe book in the Kaiserreich universe entitled Red Flood or Raudonasis tvanas by Lithuanian writer Ignas Šeinius.

Since this is one of the more insane and crazy alternate worlds, I figured there would be a lot of potential for a photos thread.

To start things off, here is a map of the world on Wednesday, January 1st, 1936.

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H.G. Wells with historian Winston Churchill and Somerset Maugham in France, 1937. Wells is considered a Futurist icon in France among avant-garde circles.
A hypothetical headcanon for the next update:

A private photography of Marc Augier, a French politician well-known for his central role at the creation of the Carnalist Union, an authoritarian Futurist federation that encompasses most of the European continent, and his long rule over the state, which stretched from 1944 to 1990. Augier would be succeeded by his long time deputy Leon Degrelle, who would rule the Union for 4 years, before dying from cardiac arrest in 1994.
From the same universe as the last post:

A late photography of Leon Degrelle, a Futurist politician notable for his influential role in the politics of Avant-Garde France and, afterwards, of the Carnalist Union. A long-time associate of Marc Augier, he would become the Carnalist's most influential minister during the late 1930s, a position he held for more than 50 years, until finally succeeding Augier in 1990, inheriting the control of one of the world's most powerful countries. As the leader of the Carnalist Union. Degrelle's tenure would be mostly uneventful, being domestically notable by the emergence of factionalism due to him seeking a political heir, that he would eventually find in a rising German bureaucrat named Egon Krenz. This would cause some unrest within the party, however, as Krenz was noted for his moderate reformist views, but such dissatisfaction didn't go beyond very far within Degrelle's rule due to the latter figure being popular inside the Vanguard.

Eventually, Degrelle would die of cardiac arrest in 1994, resulting in the end of his long political career. Nearly instantly after his death, the Vanguard would meet in a special session so that the new leader of the Carnalist Union could be elected. Winning in a close victory that was only possible due to his connections with the past leader, Egon Krenz would be victorious in such contest, resulting in the start of an eventful quarter of a century which would be highly influential at home and beyond....

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Fears of a nuclear confrontation and an environment of overwhelming technological optimism led to proposals such as these being propagated throughout the Technocracy, many aspects would be implemented through the decades

The ruins of the Eiffel Tour in the bombed out ruins of Le Soleil/Paris in the aftermath of the Battle of Paris, 1947.


Soldiers of the National Volksarmee march down the Champs-Élysées, 1946.


The last known photograph of Le Patron Antonin Artuad, taken shortly before his suicide in the bunkers of Pairs in 1946. While many conspiracy theorists have claimed Artaud survived the war and escaped from France and fled to Abraham Valdelomar's Tawantinsuyu regime in Peru, there is no real evidence that such a thing ever happened.


Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Premier of the German Socialist Republic, giving his notorious Totalen Krieg speech after the Anglo-American and Russian declaration of war on the Third International in 1942.


Berthold Brecht, leader of the German Socialist Republic after the assassination and overthrow of Premier Goebbels in 1946, after which a truce was reached with the Anglo-American-Russian alliance and all efforts were put towards defeated the Unreal State and the Solar League.

William Clinton in 2016

William Jefferson Clinton was the final and longest-serving President of the so-called Second Confederacy which emerged after the chaotic years of the 1970s in the former United States. With no term limits in the Confederacy, Clinton became the country's longest-serving leader, in office from 1992 to 2016. Renowned as a charismatic speaker, he is credited with making peace with the rest of the USA's successor states, vastly improving race relations and economic conditions for black southerners, and turning the Second Confederacy into a rising economic and military power. He agreed to step down from office after the Confederacy was peacefully re-integrated with the rest of the country, accepting a post as Ambassador to the European Alliance in 2021.
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Clinton with Northeastern Union President Edward M. Kennedy during their historic summit meeting in 2000

Epcot City

Envisioned as a "future city" along the Technocracy model, Epcot was designed and promoted by industrialist Walt Disney before his death and was built in Florida in the late 1960s. Despite the turbulence of the following decade, it became a popular area and expanded rapidly under the Second Confederacy.
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Pierre Boulle, Minister of France following the anti-Technocratic revolt of the early 1970s. Initially a supporter of the movement, Boulle became disillusioned with its dogmatic and authoritarian rule, famously declaring "It's a madhouse! A madhouse!"

A crowd of citizens of Moscow during the funeral of Supreme Leader Mikhail Drozdovsky on July 9, 1948, weeks after his death of a heart attack on June 26, 1948. Drozdovsky was lauded by the Russian people for his overthrow of the hated Kolchak regime, re-unifying the Russian Empire during the Wars of Russian Re-Unification from 1937 to 1944, his continuation of the Stolypin Reforms and his efforts to fund the industrialization and modernization of the Russian nation.


Andrei I, Tsar of all the Russias from 1939 to 1981.


Luís Carlos Prestes, Premier of the Brazilian Socialist Republic from 1936 until his retirement in 1960, photographed in 1988 during his 90th year of life.


Eugeniusz Tinz, Polish-Belarussian general and leader of the "Foreign Clique" in Belarus. The Foreign Clique was a faction of Polish and Russian generals and politicians in the Republic of Belarus that advocated for the restoration of the legitimate heir to the Russian throne Prince Vladimir Kirillovic, not the Russian throne in Petroburg, but rather on a new throne and in a new monarchy in Belarus that Tinz planned to name the Ruthenia Empire, harkening back to the days of the Belarus of the Middle Ages and the Kievan Rus. Tinz was also the main ideologue of the Ruthenian Movement, which claimed that Belarus should be the center of a new Ruthenian Empire made up five races, Ruthenians or Belarusians, Muscovites or Russians, Poles (of which a substantial amount lived within Belarus), AshkenaziJews and Tartars, that would revive the traditions of the Medival Eastern Slavic peoples. It should be noted Tinz had no interest in adding Ukraine to the Ruthenian Empire, seeing the Ukrainians as a Cossack people seperate from the "Ruthenian peoples."

The plans of the Forgein clique would never come to pass. On August 22, 1936, during a dinner at Albin's Restaurant in Minsk with President Stanisław Bułak-Bałachowicz, Socialist politician Boris Savinkov and leader of the Black Cats paramilitary Michał Vituška, Savkov shot and killed both the President and Tinz, and then thwarted Vituška's plans to kill everyone in the room.


Boris Savinkov, "The Pale Horse", terrorist, a leader of the Fighting Organisation of the Socialist Revolutionary Party and Premier of the Belarusian Revolutionary Republic from 1936 until the conquest of the BRR at the hands of the Russian Empire in 1941, afterwhich followed his execution on the orders of Drozdovsky on September 1, 1942.


Uhro Kekkonen, photographed in 1975, the infamous dictator and President of Finland from 1936 until his death in 1980, after which democracy would finally arrive in Finland. Kekkonen was notorious for his founding of a ruthlessly efficient police state in Finland that suppressed any and all dissidents, many of whom were tortured and killed without trial. He was also infamous for his cult of personality, isolationism, Russophobia and state sponsored revival of the Finnish Pagan Faith despite being a Lutheran Christian.

A meeting of members of the Soyuz Mladorossov (Union of Young Russia) in Petrograd around 1936. Founded in the 1920s by Azeri-Iranian nobleman Alexander Kazem-Bek, the Mladorossi subscribed to a syncretic ideology combining the vanguard model of Leninism, the technocratic and national-syndicalist tendencies of French futurism, Russian nationalism, and Tsarism, standing athwart of socialism, liberalism, and so-called "old monarchism." The Mladorossi initially drew much of its support base from students and intellectuals as well as members of the working class (in large part due to Russia's ban on socialist parties), however, their support greatly increased following the Russian Civil War. It was in the context of the civil war and the death of Alexander Kolchak that the Mladorossi were able to seize control of Russia, increasing their support among the people as they worked to help alleviate the damage caused by the war while also embedding themselves into the government, with members securing key positions within the military junta. The Mladorossi would officially seize power in 1938 in a bloodless coup, with the leaders of the old military junta being forced out of government and Kazem-Bek being installed as Glava of All Russia. The new Russian Union Empire under Kazem-Bek would reunite the Motherland, ending the warlord period of Russian history, and after the fall of the League Solar to Anglo-German forces, the Russians along with the Japanese and Americans would become the dominant "accelerationist" powers in the world, with representatives from the three powers signing the Vladivostok Accords in 1950 to counter the influence of the British Commonwealth of Nations and German Third Internationale during the Cold War.


Anastasia I Romanova, Tsaritsa of All Russia by the Grace of God. The elder sister of the late Tsar Alexei II, Anastasia was propped up and crowned by the Mladorossi following their ascent to power in the aftermath of the death of Kolchak. As most of the other Romanov claimants to the throne of Russia rejected the radicalism of the Mladorossi, they turned to Anastasia for legitimacy, with the Tsaritsa being ambivalent towards Kazem-Bek and his party but willing to tolerate their more eccentric views in exchange for the crown of Russia. The real power during Anastasia's reign largely rested in Glava Kazem-Bek, but Anastasia would play an active role in the politics of the Russian Union Empire in support of the Mladorossi. Her reign saw the end of the Russian Warlord Era and the reunification of Russian lands, the emergence of the Russian Union Empire as a world power, the Cold War and the beginning of cooperation with the Empire of Japan and United Technates of America under the Vladivostok Accords, and the beginning of the Space Race, which saw heavy collaboration between the American and Russian space agencies. Anastasia would reign as Tsaritsa from 1938-1972 when she died in the Imperial Palace at the age of 71. She was succeeded by her son, Alexei III, who being raised within the Russian Union Empire from a young age would become a very strong ideologue for the Mladorossi throughout his reign.

Shūmei Ōkawa, Premier of the Japanese People's Republic and then the Pan-Asian Revolutionary State, holding a Buddhist bible at his arraignment while under arrest by the US military. The Japanese People's Republic and then the Pan-Asian Revolutionary State managed to reconquer Korea, Taiwan and Indochina before invading Marshall Zhaing Zhoulin's Republic of China and then going to war with the United States and the British Commonwealth, after which Japan would be invaded and fall to the Allies in 1947. Ōkawa would be executed for crimes against humanity by the US and British Commonwealth in 1948.


Official Presidential Portrait of Dan Moody, President of the United States of America from 1945 to 1953, who succeeded Bronson Murray Cutting, who served as President from 1937 to 1945.


Albert Einstein, the first democratically elected President of Israel after the fall of the dictatorial and UltraZionist Stern regime. Einstein's presidency was focused on reconciliation with the Arabs of Palestine and the Arab world and fostering greater ties with the Democratic Western powers after the Second Great War and during the Cold War.


Tin Ujević, Vojda of Yugoslavia from 1936 until his death in 1955, infamous for the national-rejuvanist, totalitarian and oculist regime he established in the lands of the South Slavs, which included the promotion of Southern Slavic Neo-Paganism over Orthodox Christianity, although the latter was not outlawed and was still allowed to exist. He was also famous for the unification of all Southern Slavic lands before and during the Second World War, conquering Bulgaria, Slovenia, Greek Macedonia and peacefully gaining the Serbian majority areas of Vojvodina.


Velimir Khlebnikov, leader of the Kavkaz Society from 1936 until the lands of the Kavkaz Society was conquered by the Russian Empire in 1942, after which the "poet-leader" was executed by firing squad for crimes against the Russian and Caucasian peoples with his body cremated and scattered over the Black Sea.
Leaders of the Post-War DSR Puppet States

After the coup against Goebbels and the restoration of KPD rule over Germany under Premier Brecht, the Third International turned away from the doctrines of National Vanguardism, reaffirming the Internationalist doctrines of Councillism and Communism and condemning racialism and ethno-centrism (at least in theory). While Leninism was still tolerated within the post-war International, they were mostly sidelined in the post-war Councillist regimes, the suppression of Leninist seen as a necessary step in preserving the revolution.


Antonie “Anton” Pannekoek, Premier of the Dutch Socialist Republic from 1948 until his death in 1957.


Ernest Burnelle, Premier of the Wallon Socialist Republic.


Benoît Frachon, Premier of the French People's Socialist Republic, known informally as North France to distinguish it from the French Fourth Republic, known informally as South France.


Imre Nagy, Premier of the Hungarian Socialist Republic from Béla Kun's death in 1950 until his retirement in 1966. Nagy turned away from the Leninist doctrines of Kun and purged most prominent Leninists in Hungary, including Mátyás Rákosi, who was executed for "counter-revolutionary activities" in 1953.


Aksel Larsen, Premier of the Spartacist State of Denmark.


Alois Muna, Premier of the Czechian Socialist Republic.


Vladimír Clementis, Premier of the Slovakian Socialist Republic.


Aleksander Zawadzki, Premier of the Polish Socialist People's Republic.


Petras Cvirka, Premier of the Lithuanian Socialist Republic.
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Alfred Rosenberg, Baltic German politician, German ultranationalist, esoteric reactionist and leader of the Baltic German Friekorps during much of the 1920s and 1930s. Along with Otto Braun and Horst Wessel, both German exiles in Prussia, Rosenberg was one of the main ideologues of Pan-German Ultranationalism and its esoteric reactionary wing. Rosenberg's variation of Pan-German Ultranationalism was described in his manifesto The Myth of the Twentieth Century/Der Mythus des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. In this manifesto, Rosenberg describes his esoteric, insane and ahistorical views on human history, as well as his goal to establish a United Baltic Duchy over the Batlics and then taking over Germany from the Councillists to establish a "Greater Germanic Reich" with the nations of Eastern Europe being made subjects of the Reich as Reichskommissariats. The book also describes concepts such as a revival Germanic Paganism, a more "Germanic" form of Christianity entitled "Positive Christianity" and the concept of German Lebensraum or Living space. During the Baltic Civil War, Estonian and Latvian paramilitaries managed to defeat the Baltic Russian, Baltic German and Baltic Bolshevik paramilitaries, with Rosenberg and much of his followers being forced into exile in Prussia. After the German conquest of Prussia in 1939, Rosenberg was executed on the orders of Premier Goebbels as an "enemy of the people's revolution."