Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by E. Burke, Jan 17, 2015.
Also that flag it totally badass. I can see people fighting and dying under that flag.
I was thinking about maybe writing something, in honor of Halloween, on horror films. Which would be good: a look into the alternate horror and monster films of the 50's and 60's, and an AH.com discussion about their favorite horror films? Any thoughts
I think that sounds like a cool idea.
Well I was thinking of the one about AH.com members discussing about their favorite horror movies.
From AH.com Non-Polchat discussion "Favorite Horror Films"
From AH.com Non-Polchat discussion "Favorite Horror Films"
I made some UASR Agitprop, with the kindly Uncle Sinclair replacing the stern Uncle Sam.
badass af fsdfddsfa
I made a logo for the SEU.
As someone who was already Homestuck trash, I also went and became Undertale trash and then found myself wondering if those two would still emerge largely unchanged in the UASR with Andrew Hussie and Toby Fox having different circumstances in their lives and careers as artists.
A Science of the Mind-Part III
"Investigations into the finances of "The Church of Dianetics" have revealed a vast monetary account, but very little of it used to pay taxes. Outstanding tax bills .... medical validity of Dianetics in question....Dianetics literature indicates a disdain for communism. LRH unlikely to be communist agent. Still, tax and medical fraud still a possibility. Must continue investigation."
- NBI memo, c. 1958
The Church expanded slowly through the 50's and 60's, thanks in large part to the popularity of the "Scientology" process amongst the exile Cuban elite. Hubbard and Campbell quickly organized various E-Meter readings in the wealthier Havana districts, which gave significant income for the Church during these early years. However, areas of growth were stymied by government policy, which favored Christianity and Catholicism as legitimate religions. Most investigations into concluded that it was unlikely that the Church was actually a communist plot. However, they did find it to be possibly committing various forms of fraud, including medical fraud, as no independent scientific body had verified the process worked. Officials made several inquires into Church activity. In order to avoid investigation, Hubbard and Campbell relocated the headquarters to Paris in 1960, where they moved most of the organization's infrastructure, away from Cuban officials. This was to take advantage of the more friendly tax laws of the Franco-British Union. The organization soon grew faster there, opening branches in London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Bavaria, and other AFS states. In light of this new growth, Hubbard created the "Sea Organization" to groom the new elite (i.e. the people who paid the most money for the audits), by taking them to sea. However, they were disallowed on Cuban shores, and soon other Caribbean ports (especially those under socialist control) closed their doors to the fleet. However, French officials also began looking into Dianetics, and several offices in Paris with E-Meters were seized in 1967. Campbell was held in prison for several days, before being released on insufficient charges. Hubbard was forced into hiding upon returning to France, retiring to a large mansion in the French countryside, to focus on writing. Campbell died in 1971.
Watched "Going Clear" and decided to continue this series
I designed a UASR one-dollar bill
I drew inspiration from American, Soviet, and Chinese money. Despite Jello's comment about moving away from putting people on money, I think the UASR would still want to honor its founders, such as Debs, Sinclair, and Thomas. The pink background may lead to them being called "pinkbacks" or "redbacks".
Tell me what you think!
I made a design for the ANC:
After the premiere of the Man in the High Castle series, I was wondering about the book in this world. Thus far, it was revealed that it was about America averting the revolution, and becoming a fascist puppet state to the Nazis and their British allies. I wonder what else happens in the book.
I'm a bit more interested in Harry Turtledove's world war series; maybe even to the point of wanting to think on how the race would react to invading this particular earth instead of the OTL 1942 earth.
I'm assuming most of the original Worldwar series is like OTL, except with the changes to the Second World War introduced in the TL. Hence, the war could end with the UASR, The FBU, Nazi Germany, the USSR, and Imperial Japan, being the only human powers. For Colonization, the UASR might be funding revolutionary resistance groups in Race territories, while the FBU begins to ally more with Nazi Germany against the Race and Communist powers.
I didn't really like the font I used in the coat of arms and Uncle Sinclair poster, so I remade them.
The UASR Coat of Arms, cleaned up:
And the Agitprop poster:
I recently discovered the Broadway musical Hamilton, and I'm wondering if such a thing could exist in the UASR. Maybe a musical retelling of the Revolution?
For that matter, what would be the state of musical theatre in this TL? I assume the better living conditions in New York/Metropolis would butterfly any semblance of RENT being made, but I believe it was mentioned that there was a movie version of Les Miserables soon after the revolution, which may be a forerunner of a musical adaptation.
I also believe that the continued use of Yiddish in the UASR will extend the lifespan of Yiddish theatre.
Oh, probably so. I mean, the Revolution is ripe for musical theater. I mean, a band of brave soldiers fighting for equality against an oppressive government? There are a number of musicals already about that. I imagine many musicals about the revolution. Maybe a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a specific incident during the Civil War, or a more deconstructive narrative in the 70's.
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