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Part of me think that a victorious CSA would not be using any government buildings of the former United States, and instead, move their capital over to Chicago, to give themselves a clear break from the old regime. While transforming Washington DC's (Which they will most likely rename into something else) government buildings such as the White House and the Capital into museums, sort of like in the amazing 'People's Socialist Atlas' TL:



... Assuming the CSA, especially if they go Totalist/Vanguardist, don't go full 'Year Zero' on the place, denouncing the former United States as a bourgeois republic founded by racist rich white landowners using slavery on stolen native lands, hence, irredeemably evil and needs to be erased from history, as all of their monuments and symbols are inherently counterrevolutionary and oppressive against the working class.

Ending with CSA militiaman dynamiting the Capital Building while burning the Declaration of Independence and the original copy of the US Constitution in a highly choreographed ceremony in front of a film crew invited over from the Commune of France, complete with a children's choir singing the Internationale, the same way that the COF will do to the Brandenburg Gate if they capture Berlin during the Second WK.
I don't see any reason why new regime would change its capital. Only example for change capital after revolution is Russia but probably even that was ratherly strategic reasons than breaking ties to old system. France too didn't transfer capital away from Paris after Great Revolution. Perhaps they just re-name that. And Chicago is bit odd pick for me. Richmond or New York probably would fit better. And Washington had already its old administrative structures so it is bit pointless move away when them should re-build them again to new one.
 
... Assuming the CSA, especially if they go Totalist/Vanguardist, don't go full 'Year Zero' on the place, denouncing the former United States as a bourgeois republic founded by racist rich white landowners using slavery on stolen native lands, hence, irredeemably evil and needs to be erased from history, as all of their monuments and symbols are inherently counterrevolutionary and oppressive against the working class.
I don't think they'd actually do this outside of confederate monuments or the statues of some really racist or exploitative/oligarchic folks. Foster praised the character of Lincoln as an emancipatory figure for instance iirc.

This isn't the left as it is now and people forget that these people had views for their time. Assuming some sort of second cultural revolution happens through we could see an effort to "cancel" large sections of American history. Through what form it takes would depend on the government.
 
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I don't think they'd actually do this outside of confederate monuments or the statues of some really racist or exploitative/oligarchic folks. Foster praised the character of Lincoln as an emancipatory figure for instance iirc.
Besides, the USSR and PRC decided to appropriate pre-revolutionary heroes in their propaganda, even if it was largely to boost the nationalist credentials of the regime.
 


Otto Nushcke, first President of the Republic of Germany set up by the Russian Empire (Wrangel took over Russia before returning power to a constitutional monarchy) after the German Empire's defeat in the Second Great War. As President of Germany, he would steer East Germany through its foundation and would resist pushes to have a "spare Romanov" named as a puppet monarch, instead pushing for a democratic republican Germany and insisting on presenting his regime as a continuation of the "spirit of 1848" with the use of the Schwartz-Rot-Gold and other symbols of republicanism in Germany.
 
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Cover to Animal Farm, by Eric Blair; this version is a new independently-published British edition criticizing Siberian leader Vladimir Putin's authoritarian leanings and continued failures to bring British and American standards of Syndicalist reform to East Russia.

The book begins with the animals of Manor Farm suffering under the tyrannical and incompetent rule of Farmer Jones, a belligerent buffoon who works the animals to the bone in a contest of profit with a nearby farm. After the farmer fails to feed them one morning, the animals rise up, driving the farmer away after a brief battle, and set about building a new society, called Animal Farm. Initially led by Old Major, a sickly but kindly old pig, the farm suffers great challenges in its attempt to become independent, but the courage and proletarian spirit of the animals keeps it going.

Old Major dies as winter begins, and two pigs, Snowball and Napoleon, announce their candidacy for Farm-Leader. Snowball, a proponent of allowing each animal species to work as best they can with equal standing, wins, while Napoleon, who advocates for centralized control under a ruling body of pigs, fumes. Initially, Snowball's regime seems to be going well, but then the neighboring farm, seeking to destroy Animal Farm's revolution and re-subjugate them beneath human rule, attacks.

The animals, caught by surprise, fight bravely, but the treacherous Napoleon uses a team of attack dogs he'd trained to wound and imprison Snowball in the confusion and take control, framing Snowball as a traitor who allegedly let the humans in. Setting his cronies in positions of power, he declares himself Grand Protector of the farm and begins installing a totalitarian regime. His lackey Squealer makes selective edits to the laws of Animal Farm, and Napoleon forces the animals to work for the pigs' profit while feasting in the farmer's old house.

The animals are terrified of the dogs, and so keep their heads down to avoid notice, but Napoleon's tyranny grows until it inspires a protest from the chickens when Napoleon tries to take their eggs to sell to a Human trader. The chickens are beaten and several executed for their rebellion, and Napoleon infamously declares All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others--a perversion of the Animal Farm law All animals are equal.

Deciding that enough is enough, the animals unite against Napoleon, and with the help of heroic horse Boxer, old sheep dog Benjamin (who had joined the revolution after being wounded in a clash with the nearby farm's dogs when Jones insisted on grazing his sheep on the other farmer's land), overthrow Napoleon and feed him to his own dogs. Snowball is reinstalled as leader, but Animal Farm's Syndicalist-esque system has been deeply shaken.

Animal Farm is perhaps Eric Blair's most subtle work, more so than his propagandistic 1984 (an optimistic fantasy about a then-future 1984 where socialism has spread across the planet, war is a distant memory, and all of Earth has been united beneath a federation of labor unions that stand for the interests of all humanity) and The Last Man in Europe (a dystopian piece about a totalitarian "Airstrip One", explicitly dedicated "to Mr. Oswald Mosley, 500 Satan's Halls Way, Hell"), but remains a very blatant commentary on Mosley's attempted coup and a warning against allowing totalitarian regimes to flourish under the guise of helping the people. Some commentators have also likened it to Savinkov's rise in Russia, but Blair himself rejected that analysis, saying that "National-Populism's vileness is self-evident".

Blair himself was one of the Union of Britain's most popular early authors. A volunteer in the Spanish Civil War and later soldier in the Second Weltkrieg, Blair was a fierce advocate of "exporting the Revolution", and had a noted falling-out with Annie Kenney at the 1936 Trade Union Congress as a result of this. Blair turned on Oswald Mosley in rage during the Maximist leader's attempted coup, and wrote propaganda for Horner's faction before T.E. Lawrence kicked Mosley's ass and locked him up. The next two books Blair wrote were basically middle fingers to Mosley and anyone who thought he wasn't a total bastard.

Blair would go on to serve on the German, Amero-Canadian, and East Russian fronts of the chaotic and brutal Second Weltkrieg. Contracting pneumonia in Russia, the always somewhat illness-prone Blair went down hard, and died with a high fever before he could be evacuated to America or Britain. He was given a brief state funeral, and memorialized in British newspapers as a hero of the Revolution.

Blair is still considered a seminal Socialist author by much of the Internationale, but his books are considered somewhat sophomoric, biased, and unsubtle by most scholars. Although Animal Farm is still read in many Syndicalist classrooms, 1984 is mostly forgotten and The Last Man in Europe is widely considered Blair's worst work due to its over-the-top dystopia (where "Miniluv" tortures people, "Minipax" is responsible for an endless war, "Minitrue" spreads lies, and "Miniplenty" intentionally starves the people while Legally Not Mosley rules as supreme dictator). Recently, however, some scholars have championed Blair as an underappreciated and clever author, and wonder what the world would have looked like if the Union of Britain had indeed fallen to Totalism, and Syndicalism as the dominant socialist ideology had failed in favor of something like Mosley's vile creed or the belligerent, authoritarian ideas of failed Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.
Nice to see an Animal Farm with a happy ending
 
This is mostly canon :)

Pop culture of the Kaiserreich

Kantai Collection is the anime adaption of the popular browser game produced by Diomedea studios in 2015. While it's been commissioned as a nationalist piece like it's source material, the artistic creativity laws of the Chosun prefectures (games don't count as art in Japan, but they're trying) allow the animators greater artistic control. The show follows Fukumoto "Fubuki" Tsukiko, an idealistic young girl (by western standards) drafted into the Kanmusu corps due to her harboring the soul of the IJN Fubuki, a WK2 era destroyer.

The primary antagonist is the Hive, a parasitic collective organism that has infested Earth's oceans, and is a naked metaphor for Syndicalism in WK2. While on the surface it is mouth piece of Japanese nationalism, it has interesting themes on the brutality of war, the emotional costs of sacrificing oneself to the state, either through your efforts, or your life, and the abolition of predestination.


English version of the movie poster
Brasilia is a dystopian science fiction movie produced by the sindicato cinematográfico de atlantida in the United Communes of Brazil. Produced in 1985, Brasilia is lauded as one of the finest piece of satiric political cinema, and a spiritual successor to the last man in Europe by Eric Blair. While conveying the same themes, Brasilia uses comedy to underscore his themes, and has the main protagonist find freedom in his mind rather than his will broken. The movie takes place in a SAU under the influences of the Totalist leaders of Syndicalism, Mired by corruption, bureaucracy and oppression.


A Congolese prime original, the Man in the High depicts a nightmarish alterate world where the third Internationale defeated the Entente and MittelEuropa in the Second Weltkreig. The result is the German Empire split between the Commune of France and the Russian State. The story follows multiple perspective such as a rebel in the West German Socialist Republic, a collaborator in the Prussian State capitol of Dresden and various others. A plot point in MHC is not only the worsening tensions between the Western Syndicates and the Eastern Totalists is the ability to jump dimensions, such as when one character entered our world during the French missile crisis.

(Meanwhile in the outskirts of Berlin, a 20 year old Arabian girl pens a fan fic where the KLM Bismark liberates Germany from Totalist/Comunard oppression)

Originally a game series centered around the Second Weltkreig, the Medal of Honor series made a successful move to the modern era in the 4th game in the series, Medal of Honor 4: Modern Warfighter. While many consider the MoH franchise to be Entente wank, only a few consider MOHMW's deconstruction of the Entente hero with the infamous nuke scene, which leaves the protagonist helpless as he succumbs to radiation sickness
You can post stuff like this here if you want https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/pop-culture-of-the-kaiserreich.475922/
 
The Bharatiya Commune: Part One (1937-1940)

Lala Lajpat Rai (1865-1941), Chairman of The Bharatiya Commune (1925-1937)

In 1936, Lala Lajpat Rai, the much-loved Chairman of the Bharatiya Commune, announced his intent to resign due to his age. What followed was a struggle between three parties- Mohandas Gandhi’s Agrarians, A.K Fazlul Haq’s Moderates, and Subhash Chandra Bose’s Totalists.

Mohandas Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru
In 1937, Rai would officially resign as chairman. An election of the next leader of the Indian National Congress followed shortly after, with no clear victory.
Huq’s causes were spearheaded by the young Jawaharlal Nehru, who aimed to build industries. Gandhi wanted the nation to focus on agriculture. Yet the two would find themselves in a coalition, establishing a new government.

Indian Delegates at the First Internationale Congress
Meanwhile, in other news, the Commune seeks better relations with the Third Internationale. France has even guaranteed them military help!

Meanwhile, the Totalists began to cry foul, and began to spearhead the cause of revolution in rural areas.
With a divided government, a weak army, and rivalries with two other nations, will the Commune survive? Read more to find out...
Thanks to the recent rework for India, this sadly non-canon.
 


An Okhrana agent brandishes a revolver in a propaganda photo taken a few weeks before Operation Aleksandr, the Russian offensive into the United Baltic Duchy and entrance into the Second Weltkrieg. Humbled and humiliated by Brest- Litovsk that Russia would seek revenge on the Reichspakt is unsurprising. First under the dual leadership of Lavr Kornilov and Boris Savinkov, then under the Vozhd alone, Russia steadily built up its strength. The ultimate test was soon to come.
 
Generally a cool picture, but why on earth would they let a guy with an eye patch continue flying missions? Wouldn’t, you know, depth perception be an issue?
Günther Specht managed it... IIRR loss of vision in one eye isn't a bar to getting a license today.
 
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