Pop-culture of the Kaiserreich

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by terranova210486, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. pattontank12 Better Dead than Red!

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    Interesting over on the Timeline 191 pop-culture thread we discussed about H.P Lovecraft and Robert Howard taking the place of Tolkien and CS Lewis in literary prominence. Only with Lovecraft's work being influenced by his time fighting in the trenches of the first Great War and then seeing the fallout of the Superbombs in the Second Great War.

    While Tolkien's work would be influenced by his experience in the Great War and living in exile in Australia after the Silver Shirts came to power in the UK. With his work not coming into prominence until decades later and being considered the father of the alt-steampunk genre.


    Of course that's timeline 191 so....:p
     
  2. terranova210486 Well-Known Member

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    The Syndicalists would love the Bioshock games, but what if the franchise was created in Canada or Germany? Any ideas?
     
  3. Twiggierjet Well-Known Member

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    Would they love the second one though? I can see a bit of controversy around that one.
     
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  4. Michel Van Well-Known Member

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    Some Idea from my "Kaiserreich a TL"

    On German Video Games or better say Bildschirmspiele
    It dependent on how the German Empire embrace computers and Informatic
    Konrad Zuse could build much earlier functional Computers with early programing language "Plankalkül"
    means the Germans would produce first Bildschirmspiele on Computers
    and some German electronic company could produce the first home video game console for mass market
    like Grundig, INTerELektronik GmbH, HGS Electronic, Interton or ITT Schaub-Lorenz and Neckermann could be OTL Nintendo

    And has Konrad Zuse a chance to build and keep his Computer Company, it would be a crossover of OTL IBM with Apple
    like in 1973 the Z50, world first Desktop Computer with a Maus and Graphische Benutzer Öberflache (GBÖ) What American called Visual User interface (VUI)
     
  5. President Earl Warren Well-Known Member

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    Nightwitches is a young adult historical fiction book on the Second American Civil War and the tale of the Syndicalist Womens Fighter Group,known as Night Witches. Coming from the POV of a young woman pilot named Natalie who is attracted to the Ideology of Syndicalism during the Depression after her middle Class family loses all of its savings in Black Monday and Calls for Women's equality. Participating in the Strikes and Revolution, She eventually jumps at the opportunity presented when as part of aid, the French Commune helped establish a Syndicalist Air Force and an All women Unit. as the war goes on,the Witches fight in battles across the country,from North Carolina to the Dakotas,and she forge a close relationship with her colorful cast of squadron mates, including their French Advisor Marie Chevrolet (who tries to act as a mother to her crew), Elizabeth Cunnigham (a Black mother who was forced to flee Pelly controlled Mississippi) and Chief Joseph (the Ground Crew Man who helped them with their engines) the Book however grew progressively darker as the war started turning against the CSA and things get desperate...Joseph is shot in the Browder coup,Chevrolet is shot down and eventually turned over by the American government to the Nationalist French Embassy, leaving only Elizabeth and Natilie for the massive last stand in New York City. It does end on some hope however as they both survive and the last chapter shows them at a memorial service with those they had fought against them in 1968, asking what the cause was for.



    the Book is quite controversial as many see it as glorifying syndicalism but it has caught on in mass popularity among young people and the Author Kathyrn Latsyka has said that she prefers to see it as an ode to people who "lost their life in that pointless war and carefully portray this often down played dynamic in american history
     
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  6. President Earl Warren Well-Known Member

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    anyways @theg*ddam*hoi2fan @terranova210486 I was wondering, would you guys appreciate a Modern world exploration thread on Chat? Im very interested in exploring my modern world and id post it on the Pics thread but Cal is pretty stern on Political figures being featured in the modern day these days and I have more than a few in it... would you guys appreciate or do you think its abit reduntant?
     
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  7. RiverDelta They/Them

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    If you make it, link it here.
     
  8. terranova210486 Well-Known Member

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    If Cal doesn't mind I'll give it a look
     
  9. theg*ddam*hoi2fan Beware of the Leopard

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    You mean a thread looking at where our KR worlds are in the modern day/showing what modern day political figures are up to? Could work...
     
  10. President Earl Warren Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I do. As I said I think with recent mod actions photos would be a unwise place to put them now adays
     
  11. terranova210486 Well-Known Member

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    What do you think 'Legend of the Galactic Heroes' would be like in a KRTL?
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  12. Twiggierjet Well-Known Member

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    Probably pretty similar, especially since an Entente/Germany victory timeline is basically the plot of that show IRL.
     
  13. terranova210486 Well-Known Member

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    What about alternate versions?
     
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  14. Michel Van Well-Known Member

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    A popular TV Show from German Empire


    Raumpatrouille produce and broadcast by Fernsehsender "Paul Nipkow" in 1966
    This Sci-Fi TV show was sensational success and became a cult status under Germans Sci-Fi fans and later in Rest of world.
    Produce in Color and one with highes production cost for German TV Show,
    Raumpatrouille show the future of year 3000 were fast space cruiser ORION and his Crew protect mankind against treats from Outer Space.
    The Frist Season with 7 episode was tremendous success that Fernsehsender "Paul Nipkow" started a Franchise with exports to Mitteleuropa, Britain and China.
     
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  15. terranova210486 Well-Known Member

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    Do you think Vietnam movies would be released earlier and likely be about German experiences in the war in Indochina?
     
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  17. freivolk Well-Known Member

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    Naturally it depends, if Germany wins or lose WKII. In all cases, Indochina will be seen as a sideshow in the larger context of the worldwide conflicts since 1936. Propably there will be 1-2 movies, but the main focus will stay on the War in Europe.
     
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  19. terranova210486 Well-Known Member

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    What does it say in English?
     
  20. Michel Van Well-Known Member

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    First note the guy wrote the Text was not a German

    High above Berlin
    Have Terrorist sieved a Building
    Take Hostage and Declare War

    One men escaped
    A off duty Police officer

    He is alone, tired and only man who can save the Day !

    Rainer Heitmann is Hans Gruber in

    DIE TWICE