Pop-culture in TL-191


War Thunder (2015) A multiplayer based GW2 Game that features air, land, sea battles in the form of warships, aircraft, and tanks. The current playable nations in War Thunder are Britain, France, Russia, Germany, Japan, Austria-Hungary, United States, and the Confederacy with an upcoming update that will release the Ottoman Tech Tree. Back in the Spring of 2018, War Thunder ran into controversy when it release the CSA tech tree, which the icon for it was originally the Freedom Flag, which the game was threatened with a potential ban in the United States unless the Freedom flag was removed. A patch however was quickly release which not only fixed the usual bugs on launch but also replaced the Freedom flag with the Confederate Battle Flag.​
 

After the end of the Japanese Empire in 1989, the newly formed Japanese Republic became more open to the outside world and began to consume many different types of popular culture. One of them was the Japanese adaptation of the American show, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, which was localized as Go Rangers! until the introduction of more than five characters.

Extremely popular in the United States and around the world, the show was praised for its racially and culturally diverse cast. Initially for children's entertainment, the show eventually began to include more mature themes. When it was dubbed for Japanese audiences, the show was cut and combined from different seasons and with original footage, which resulted in a completely different show. American audiences who were aware of this noted how surprised they were to see the Yellow Ranger portrayed as a woman!

Currently, the Power Rangers franchise continues to produce more seasons and episodes for nearly thirty years. Many Japanese fans are looking forward to the new season to be dubbed in Japanese.
 
Following on from that...

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One of the most well-known British exports, Detective Conan follows the escapades of former teen supersleuth (and Sherlock Holmes devotee) James Kuddow, who is shrunk down to the size of a seven-year-old after being forced to take a mysterious poison and takes on the alias Conan Christie. In order to gather clues about his attackers, he moves in with his friend Rachel Moore, whose father Richard is a private detective. The show has been going on since 1996, and Conan has solved cases in every county in Britain, as well as Ireland and the United States. The latest film, Fist of the Blue Sapphire, takes place in Singapore.
 

Intro to "The Tex Avery Show", an American cartoon that features a collection of all the animated works made by then-Confederate animator/cartoonist, Frederick "Tex" Avery.

Initially controversial due to the creator's Confederate heritage, the show was very popular with viewers of all ages and it featured rare cartoons that were thought to be lost forever.
 
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Cover of the alternate history game, Imperial Peril, released in 1995

In 1945, Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer at Trinity Site, New Mexico, invents a time machine and goes back to Autumn 1917 in Richmond. There he meets a young, discharged Confederate man leaving a restaurant. He addresses him by name: "Sergeant Featherston!" and offers to shake his hand after telling him that he sympathizes with how terrible the war was for the Confederacy and how it deserves a better fate. The moment they hold hands, the sergeant disappears in a puff of electrified dust...

Oppenheimer returns to 1945, looks around the room and down at his stopwatch and says "Time will tell... sooner or later... time will tell."


Petroglyph Studios Proudly Presents...

IMPERIAL PERIL

-Without Featherston's Confederacy rising to power, there is a great peace between the USA and the CSA. Neither side wants to go to war again against each other and it seems that it will remain like that for a long time. The European powers of Britain, France, Russia continue their own war against Germany, but it seems that all the fighting will remain on the other side of the Atlantic. What else could North America fear as long as it avoids a European war...?

The Empire of Japan has been expanding and now plans to take advantage of the opportunity to strengthen it's grip in Asia and the Pacific. With its army, navy, and air force weakened due to Socialist policies and dealing with its own domestic troubles handling occupied territory, can the USA be prepared to defend their homeland against the Land of the Rising Sun? Will the Confederacy remain neutral, an ally, or an enemy? Who else will be on your side or against it?

Make decisive commands on the Pacific battlefield in this alternate 1940's as you try to prevent the Japanese from gaining a stronghold in North America!

Determine the future of the Pacific, the American Continent, and the world, NOW!!!


Cutscene from the game in which you drag, point and click toward your target in a strategy of real-time.

Inspiration:

Source for the image: http://instagr.am/p/BasTyKvBSCC/

And a screenshot from the first US Mission to Imperial Peril, which involves the player using a commando force to rescue Robert Oppenheimer from a Japanese Base in the Kuril Islands.
 
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Cover of the alternate history game, Imperial Peril, released in 1995

In 1945, Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer at Trinity Site, New Mexico, invents a time machine and goes back to Autumn 1917 in Richmond. There he meets a young, discharged Confederate man leaving a restaurant. He addresses him by name: "Sergeant Featherston!" and offers to shake his hand after telling him that he sympathizes with how terrible the war was for the Confederacy and how it deserves a better fate. The moment they hold hands, the sergeant disappears in a puff of electrified dust...

Oppenheimer returns to 1945, looks around the room and down at his stopwatch and says "Time will tell... sooner or later... time will tell."


Petroglyph Studios Proudly Presents...

IMPERIAL PERIL

-Without Featherston's Confederacy rising to power, there is a great peace between the USA and the CSA. Neither side wants to go to war again against each other and it seems that it will remain like that for a long time. The European powers of Britain, France, Russia continue their own war against Germany, but it seems that all the fighting will remain on the other side of the Atlantic. What else could North America fear as long as it avoids a European war...?

The Empire of Japan has been expanding and now plans to take advantage of the opportunity to strengthen it's grip in Asia and the Pacific. With its army, navy, and air force weakened due to Socialist policies and dealing with its own domestic troubles handling occupied territory, can the USA be prepared to defend their homeland against the Land of the Rising Sun? Will the Confederacy remain neutral, an ally, or an enemy? Who else will be on your side or against it?

Make decisive commands on the Pacific battlefield in this alternate 1940's as you try to prevent the Japanese from gaining a stronghold in North America!

Determine the future of the Pacific, the American Continent, and the world, NOW!!!


Cutscene from the game in which you drag, point and click toward your target in a strategy of real-time.

Inspiration:

Source for the image: http://instagr.am/p/BasTyKvBSCC/
What other factions are in Imperial Peril?
 
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