Photos of the Kaiserreich

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  1. Nathan Bernacki Well-Known Member

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    IMAGES OF LIFE IN THE BLACK BELT UNDER PELLEY


    In 1936, the rubber-stamp Congress approved the 'Black Belt Act' which on the surface, turned areas with African-American majorities into their own independent communities with their own public services, similar to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. However, in reality, this act was designed to disenfranchise African-Americans from further participating in the national life of their fellow Americans, with which they no longer shared citizenship.

    The following images are from several of these communities throughout the Black Belt.



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    In the state of Alabama, a African-American mother is teaching basic arithmetic and literacy to her children. This type of education was permitted by the Commonwealth as it was decided that 'Negroes can't rebel if all they can do is count to 10'. Teaching them basic literacy was also permitted, if only so it was easy for them to obey instructions.


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    This is a image from Mississippi of a group of under-eighteen Negroes working on a farm in the 1940s. The Commonwealth's media derisively referred to these people as 'Huck Finns' due to their age, ironic, considering that the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, respectively, were banned under the Commonwealth.


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    As a side effect of the Black Belt Act, many whites were stuck in regions nominally controlled by African-Americans. This image is of a such unfortunate family and their dog in Eastern Texas. In the Commonwealth, depicting images of whites living in the Black Belt was considered a crime against the state.


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    The type of 'accommodations' a African-American could expect living in the Black Belt.

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    One of the few benefits of living in the Black Belt as a African American was that black children could acquire some form of education, whether it's legal or not. Teaching Negroes to read was illegal if it exceeded the education mandated by the Commonwealth. The education depicted in this image in the state of Georgia falls into that category.
     
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  2. Dan Yampton Well-Known Member

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    Hmm. Who will finally kill this regime?
     
  3. Chris Lancour Well-Known Member

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    Probably a Pro-Democratic Revolution hopefully
     
  4. Nathan Bernacki Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea. Depends on what your canon is. It could go on forever or go down in flames.
     
  5. Dan Yampton Well-Known Member

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    How about life for other group? Irish("non saxons"), and mexicans, whites.
     
  6. Nathan Bernacki Well-Known Member

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    If I find the images, I may do a collage for them, but until then, here's my two cents.

    I expect them to both have poor qualities of life. In the early 20th Century, America was a cultural melting pot, but it was only in recent times, when Irish culture became widely accepted. In the 1920s of OTL, Irish culture was despised by a majority of Protestant Americans, a hatred which gave rise to the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan. In Kaiserreich, being a staunchly Catholic people, I expect the Irish to be threatened with either conversion to Protestantism or whatever branch of Christianity Pelley follows or wind up in a internment camp somewhere. Just a reminder that in OTL, in some aspects, hatred of the Irish took on not only a religious veneer, but in some cases, it took on a racial veneer too, so they'd be lucky if they are classed as white in the Commonwealth.

    The Mexicans? Forget the fact that they're non white, they'd be seen as Syndicalist sympathizers, given their home country's ideology. Immigration from Mexico would be outright banned and Commonwealth propaganda would probably depict being Mexican and being Syndicalist as the same thing. Until the Second Weltkrieg, I'd expect some kind of permanent war footing with Mexico.
     
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    Also, there was a Syndicalist terrorist attack in the background
     
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    A Civilian looks onward as the ruins of the Promotion Hall loom eerily overhead after the Firebombing of 1945 by the Union of Britain during Operation Cannibal
     
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    The Totalist government (1937-1945) had only propaganda books published, and the AutDem government (1945-2001) also had that until the overthrow of the government, and also, Redwall is Canadian in this timeline.
     
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    An Artistic Depiction of the Collapse of the Brooklyn Bridge during the German Occupation due to neglect.
     
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    A pair of scuba divers inspect the sunken wreck of the Enola Gay.
     
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    A news broadcast of the nuclear accident of 1995, as Little Boy, which Germany stupidly forgot to defuse, exploded in the Waldreich Mountains (Virunga in OTL), OBC = Ostmittelafrika Broadcasting Corporation
     
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    nimitz and missouri.jpg The USS Kestrel (CVN-30) and USS Tanager (BB-63, formerly CSS Missouri) are docked in Orlando, Florida
     
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    The RMS Britannic, after civilianization in Canada, still sails to this day.
     
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    Members of a British Syndicalist Militia known as the Local Defense Volunteers training with Pattern 1914 rifles, circa 1941.
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    LDV Members in Uniforms and with Mk II "Tin Hats", circa 1941
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    LDV Members with an improvised mortar.
     
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    concorde.jpg A White Star Airline Concorde. White Star Airline is a subsidiary of White Star Line
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    The capsized RMS Pantagruel is noticed by Italian Carabineri.
     
  17. krieger Well-Known Member

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    On the other hand, fate of Slavic-descended Americans under Pelley could be better than IOTL. The main reason for this would be not pissing off Pelley's AUS the most important ally - Russia under Boris Savinkov (who is the most likely path for Russia in KR) by mistreating descendants of Slavs (who aren't any threat to Pelley and his regime, and who are often light-eyed and light-haired). The second reason is, that the Russo-American friendship (Russia helped USA in it's War of Independence) is traditional and in absence of Bolshevik revolution Russians aren't considered a threat to USA. Orthodoxy also could be seen positive by a Pelley's regime (Pelley himself was a mystic and claimed to met God in person, he'd definitely have a positive opinion towards Russian Orthodoxy as a very mystic and spiritualist religion).
     
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    American actor David Strathain acting as William Dudley Pelley in the movie Downfall, popular among the German speaking world for having incorrectly subtitled rant parodies in German on the internet.

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    A 1943 photograph of Russian soldiers advancing into Korea during the final months of the Second Russo-Japanese War. By this point, much of the Japanese army had been crushed in Manchuria, leaving nothing but small pockets of resistance against the seemingly unstoppable armies of the Russian State.
     
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    German soldiers of the 24th Panzer Division fight in the Battle of Munich during the summer of 1941. Due to supplies and manpower from the Danubian Federation, who recently had joined the Reichskpact against the Internationale, the Germans not only stopped the French push into Bavaria but also permanently hampered the offensive capabilities of the French Army. This victory did not come at a low cost, however. Over 200,000 casualties were reported on both sides during the battle.

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    An Austrian regiment, signified by a royal symbol on the battle flag, approaching the city of Verdun in November 1943.


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    German-aligned native peacekeepers hold the line on the outskirts of Kanaga, (c.1992).

    After the collapse of the German colony of MittleAfrika during the 1960’s, Reichkspact peacekeepers were frequently present in the Congo in order to keep the peace between rival tribes, especially the ones armed with former colonial weapons. In this picture, the major city of Kanaga became one of the more violent places in Central Africa, a battleground between four different tribal factions. All German-brokered ceasefires have not lasted for very long, and the conflict has no end in sight.