Photos of the Kaiserreich

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  1. raffaele gaggioli Well-Known Member

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    Ramiro Ledesma Ramos, totalist dictator of the Second Spanish Repubblic from 1938 to 1972, when a national referendum forced him to resign, ending the dictatorship and starting the more democratic Third Repubblic

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    An anti-government poster released during the 1972 Spanish National Plebiscite, encouraging the spanish population to end the oppressive Second Spanish Republic

    The fact the dictatorship respected the results is attributed to its international isolation and pressure from the rest of Europe
     

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    Pro-Mcarthur propaganda produced by Paramount Pictures

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    Logo of Soyuzmultfilm (Union Cartoon). Established in 1948 as a department of the All-Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Union, in 1956 it would become an independent animation studio, providing the Syndicalist world with children’s animation films and shows. With the help of American and exiled Japanese animators, Soyuzmultfilm would become one of the most important animation studios in the world. Its films are known for its various animation techniques, artistic quality (though sometimes bordering the bizarre) and funny yet mature stories. Soyuzmultfim has become an essential part of kids’ lives in the Syndicalist world, with characters such as Winnie-The-Pooh, Mowgli, Volk and Zayats or Stray Bullet being integral parts of many childhoods.

    With the end of the Cold War Soyuzmultfilm has entered the markets of the Capitalist world, competing with Disney, The Dream Factory and the Japanese anime industry.


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    Promotional image of the Australasian production Sunset. Named after the famous last sentence of Queen Elizabeth’s abdication speech (“...the Sun has finally set on the British Empire”), the series tells the story of Elizabeth’s life, from her birth and childhood in Halifax to the aftermath of the Republican Referendum and the end of the British monarchy, covering her experience during the Great World War[1] and her rule as Queen of Australasia and the United Kingdom-in-exile after the death of her uncle, the childless Edward VIII “the Tyrant”, in 1954. The show has been critically acclaimed by its acting, directing, cinematography and plot, as well as for its accurate representation of Elizabeth, though critics have pointed out its dismissive attitude towards Edward VIII’s rule, portraying him as a “good man in the wrong place and at the wrong time” and minimising his role in the elaboration and approbation of Bill C-7.

    The show has also been criticized by several Syndicalist reviewers due to its “rosy view of aristocracy and monarchy” and scepticism towards Syndicalism, which has lead to some of the most vocal members of the far left calling for its ban, arguing that it is “a piece of imperialist propaganda”. In the Union of Britain a minor scandal occurred after being announced that Claire Foy, a British actress who had moved to Melbourne after marrying an Australasian, would interpret the Queen. Harpal Brar, member of the Unitarian[2] faction, has called for the revocation of the citizenship of the “traitor”, though his reclamation and others of similar nature have fallen on deaf ears.




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    Headquarters of the Council of Nations, Honolulu, Republic of Hawaii. Marking the end of the Cold War, the CN was established in 1994 as an international body to promote the peaceful resolution of conflicts, global cooperation and the creation of a transnational consensus. The Council has managed to maintain peace in most of the world and build bridges between the international community, though it has not been able to live up to the expectations of bringing a new era of peace and global fraternity.

    Honolulu was chosen as the location for the HQ due to it historically being a neutral ground for international meetings and peace conferences, beginning with the Honolulu Treaty that ended the Great World War in 1946, and continuing to this day, even after Hawaii joined the Asia-Pacific Co-Prosperity Sphere in 1959. Other regional HQs are scattered around the world (New York, London, Buenos Aires, Dar es-Salam, Shanghai...).


    [1]In my TL the Weltkrieg is known as either that or the Great European War, and the series of conflicts in the early 40s that intermingled until becoming a global war receive the name of Great World War.

    [2]After the T. E. Lawrence Coup and the end of the GWW Totalism fell out of favour in the Syndintern, but several factions still continued to call for the need of centralization, world revolution and some degree of authoritarianism (the level depends of the group). In the UoB the main of such factions are the Unitarians, who call for greater centralization and the continuation of the “Workers’ Crusade”, as well as maintaining a moderate form of British nationalism.
     
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  4. Dan Yampton Well-Known Member

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    Union of Britain propaganda film, The Great Dictator. Starring Charlie Chaplin, it was filmed during 1937, satirizing Boris Savinkov's rise to power. When angry, "the dictator" Vlad Draculsi can yell a 'dog russian" type of mock speech. Yet Chaplin plays another character, a persecuted Syndicalist in a labour camp. Nevertheless, they resemble each other and a surprise will occur later. Sadly, when the totalists took power and allied with the Russian State, both this film and Charlie Chaplin were erased from the memory, yet it returned when German soldiers captured copies. Very popular today.
     
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    What are the Three Stooges and Marx Brothers like in Kaiserreich?
     
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    Canadian soldiers landing in Moray, Scotland, July 13, 1945. Contrary to the disastrous landings of Marseilles and Málaga, the invasion of northern Scotland was a success. The Canadian plan was to launch an amphibious assault from the Shetland Islands and establish a beachhead in Moray and Aberdeenshire with 200,000 troops, to where they would send another 300,000 soldiers, as well as supplies and vehicles. From there, and with the help of the Loyalist troops T.E. Lawrence could muster, the invasion army would continue south, taking advantage of the clash between the Totalists and the other Syndicalist forces.

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    Funeral in honour of a fallen Canadian soldier, Inverness, Scotland, 1945. The landing was successful, managing to take control of the coast south of the Moray Firth, and soon occupied the Scottish Highlands and conquered Aberdeen. However, the British naval victory in the Second Battle of the Faroe Islands and the August Offensive, that saw the main ports of Quebec and Newfoundland overran by American forces, meant that the supplies and reinforcements would never arrive. Nonetheless the invasion continued as planned, hoping that the Syndicalists would be too busy fighting each other to present a strong resistance.

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    Canadian field medic treating a child in an unknown British town, 1945. Initially the Canadian army was able to conquer Scotland and northern England, with the occupation of Liverpool, Manchester and York dealing a heavy blow to the UoB. However, the Syndies were able to defeat the remaining Mosleyites earlier than expected, making advance harder. The offensive was stopped at the Battle of Stafford in October, and the Canadians were forced to retreat towards the north. With incoming troops from the Russian front and guerrilla fighters harassing the Royalists, British troops were able to recapture Liverpool by Christmas, and slowly retake England and southern Scotland. The Canadian army made a last stand in Edinburgh, where 60,000 men would die and the city would be left in ruins. Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery, leader of (what was left of) the “Liberation Army”, decided that to continue the fight would be a suicide, and surrendered to the Union of Britain in April 23, 1946.
     
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  7. KeeCoyote Well-Known Member

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    The 3 stooges would be that one film were they made fun of the Axis. Curly as Mussolini, Moe as Hitler, and Larry as Hirohito. Marx Brothers would have to be country with a sense of humor, since the Marx Brothers were famous for taking down people who were to self important.
     
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    So, would this film be making fun of Long, Pelley, and Moseley? I thought those three would be perfect substitutes since they are the three main figures in the AUS, and there are a multitude of things that can go wrong with those guys.
     
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    Francisco Franco giving his famous "A New Spain" speech to the Spanish Parliament in 1940. Due to King Alfonso's coma and the death of the Crown Prince, it was decided that the monarchy would be abolished and replaced with a new Spanish Republic with loyalist general Francisco Franco as President. This was officially announced in Franco's speech (pictured above), where he denounced the extremism of syndicalism and Carlism, and stated that a new republic was the best possible way to rebuild Spain and prevent any further domestic conflicts in the future. Franco would be formally sworn in as President the next day.
     
  10. Chris Lancour Well-Known Member

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    Oh the irony
     
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    Militiawoman posing with Barcelona at her back. This iconic photograph of the Spanish Civil War was taken shortly after the Barcelona Uprising.


    After the Burgos Coronation and the Carlist levantamiento the CNT-FAI, the most important trade union in Spain, seized the moment and prepared its members and allies for the revolution. Its opportunity came when the repression of a dockworkers’ strike proved to be the last straw for the Barcelonese proletariat, beginning the Barcelona Uprising in April 3, 1937. The initial Civil Guard regiments sent to quell it proved to not be enough, and the army was dispatched with orders of “restoring order at all costs”. What followed were 8 days of bloody fighting between the revolutionary militias and the army. The latter suffered from a lack of men (most soldiers had been sent to end the Carlist rebellion and many of the remainder deserted) and supplies, and the revolts in the countryside and other cities of the Levant forced it to retreat from Barcelona in April 11 (it would soon cede Catalonia, Aragon, Valencia and Murcia to the rebels), leaving the city under control of the CNT. The uprising has become a national legend in the Iberian Federation, being the origin of many stories and myths of the Civil War as well as the scenario for the rise of some of its future leaders, such as Dolores Ibárruri “la Pasionaria” and Buenaventura Durruti.
     
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  12. raffaele gaggioli Well-Known Member

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    What's How To Train Your Dragon like ITTL?
     
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    I have to say. The more gold braid, large medals and sashes I see on the uniforms of the big brass the less esteem I have for a nation's armed forces. It's like a case of penis extension.
     
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    Final known photo of King Edward VIII, dated mid-1950. This photo was taken a mere ten days before the declaration of war on the remainder of the Entente (Canada and New England) by the CSA-led American Internationale that would lead to the death of the mentally degrading king and the establishment of the puppet Canadian syndicalist government. Edward had been subject to panic attacks and fits of depression and mental instability following the Canadian defeat on the British Isles in 1945 and the collapse of the Entente in 1948. It was only a matter of time before Canada was smashed by the Americans, and when it did happen, Edward suffered a fatal heart attack following news of the capture of Calgary and Toronto.
     
  15. Alexandros Argeades Basileos ton Makedonion

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    Just realized how shitty and stupid my Korean canon in Kaiserreich is, so here's a new one I've made for Kim Il-sung, pulling a "Richard Nixon the Used Car Salesman" moment in the Kaiserreich world.

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    Kim Song-ju (김성주); 15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994) was a controversial Korean historian and professor for Korean History at Seoul National University, and the lesser-known older brother of former Korean Premier Kim Yong-ju. Born in a small village near Pyongyang to prominent Korean independence activists Kim Hyong-Jik and Kang Pan-Sok, his family fled to Manchuria in 1920 and eventually moved to Vladivostok in 1928, where his parents became respected figures in Transamur's Korean minority. When war broke out between Russia and Japan in 1939, he and his younger brother fought in Kim Kyung-cheon's Korean Liberation Army under Russian command and participated in the liberation of the Peninsula. Unlike his younger brother, who adopted Russian ways and converted to the Orthodox church during his time studying in Petrograd, Kim Song-ju became disillusioned with Christianity altogether and subscribed to the Cheondoist faith, and believed the latter one should serve the needs of the Korean people rather than "alien" faiths. During his tenure as a Korean History professor at Seoul National University from 1965 until his death, he has indulged in an extremely ultranationalistic interpretation of Ilminism and believed in several pseudo-historical theories, such as the concept of the Hwan Empire. This led to constant controversy of his views across Korea. On several occasions, he called for Russian troops to get out of Korea and believed that Korean resources are being exploited for Petrograd's gain and that its influence over the peninsula is no different than the Japanese occupation, putting him at odds with his younger brother. He eventually died of a heart attack in 1994 after an argument with his son and famous Korean film director Kim Jong-il and is currently buried in a civilian cemetery in Pyongyang near his home village.

    Next post is one for an independent Taiwan for Tzuyu Chou from TWICE, thinking about placing her in either an obscure Taiwanese girl group or AKB48's Taipei sister group (P.S. TWICE is one of my favorite KPOP bands, no offense for Tzuyu, she's not even my bias)
     
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    I remember Tzuyu didn't she piss off mainland China by waving the Republic of China flag alongside the South Korean and Japanese flags on a South Korean TV show or at a concert in mainland China?
     
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    I remember that incident, and in fact I'm planning to write up a parallel version of the events in Kaiserreich where she waves the flag of independent Taiwan alongside the flag of Korea (united obviously) and Japan (Finlandized due to a Russian victory in my KRTL Second Russo-Japanese War), angering Qing China, claiming Taiwan, as well as Manchuria and East Turkestan are stolen by the Russians, or something along the lines of that if TWICE exists in my revised KR world.

    In my canon, Taiwan is pretty much a Russian satellite as a member of the Eurasian Union and the Russian Pacific Fleet has a base in Kaohsiung. After the war, Russia encouraged Chinese regional identities to flourish, especially in Manchuria and Taiwan in order to weaken Qing China.
     
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    One of the last remaining photos of Nikolai Bukharin, a prominent Russian syndicalist and leader of the far-left in the Russian Republic. The photo shows Bukharin learning of President Kerensky’s assassination, and was reported to have said, "The motherland now stands at an apex of its history that has not been seen since the old Civil War. However, I dread who might be the one to stand triumphant in this time of trouble."

    Bukharin would be forced to go into hiding along with several other far-left political figures in Russia upon General Kornilov's military coup and the appointment of far-right leader Boris Savinkov as Russian Prime Minister. He would be one of the biggest voices of opposition to the Vozhd's early rule, naming him "Tsardom's Lost Relative" and "The New Nicholas". Later on, he would be one of the main founders of the New Bolshevik Bloc in January 1937, as he hoped to unite the Russian people against Kornilov and Savinkov.

    Unfortunately, this group would be short-lived, as after Kornilov's death, Savinkov ascended to power as the new leader of Russia and immediately went to work on solidifying his rule. One of the Vozhd's first acts in power was the authorization of more "effective" methods of routing out the Bolsheviks. This would lead to the elimination of numerous Bolshevik groups throughout Russia. Bukharin would finally be captured on July 28th, 1937 during a Combat Squad raid on the village he was hiding at. Bukharin was tried for "treason against the Russian State" and "attempting to undermine the stability of the Motherland". He was subsequently found guilty, and executed by firing squad on August 1st, 1937. His death would be the final nail in the coffin of Bolshevism in Russia, and beginning of Savinkov's undisputed rule over Russia.
     
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    Russo Balt, a Russian Automotive company, attempted to make cars avalible. Notable Product was Type F, a copy of the Model T, with slight lower reliability.
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    Only some 10,000 were produced, so these cars became symbols of Kerensky era economic failures, and contributed to rise of savinkov.
     
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    Jair Bolsonaro former Prime Minister of the Second Brazilian Empire (1985-2000) one of the most Controversial figures in Brazilian history a former General in the Brazilian Imperial Army also a staunch and vocal defender of the empire is known for his own version of "Conservative Democracy" but it's a twisted and basterdized version in conparison to it's German counterparts during his time as Prime Minister he consolidated roled back civil rights for Afro-Brazilians and indigenous Brazilians claiming that they're conspiring with the "Godless Yankees" along with advocating for the death penalty for Drug users and homosexuals along with achieving an alliance with Russia, NatPop Republic of China, and the Indian Empire but faced incrasing oppositon from not only pro-democratic activists but also constitutional monarchists and traditional integralists accusing him of trying to curb the Emperor's power eventually the brazilian people had enough and the country is thrown into chaos which results in the "Brazilian Constitutional Revolution" where Pro-Constitutionalist officers of the Brazilian Armed Forces launch a coup d'etat which sucessfully overthrows Bolsonaro following his ouster from power Jair flees to his stronghold in the northeast and proclaim the "Brazilian People's State" claiming that the emperor is a traitor to Brazil's proud legacy and starts a rebellion which only lasts 18 months before being captured and executed the empire lived on but was reformed into a constitutional monarchy much to the chagrin of leftists and integralists around the country
     
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