Reds! Official Fanfiction Thread (Part Two)

I for some reason picture the United Republics adopted the YF 23 or something like that... and the F22 being used as the FB22 instead ttl, I do not know why.
 
I wonder how powerful socialist Congo is...
Imo one of the best aspects of this timeline is the FAR better state of the global south.
 
For TTL's Japanese/Nipponese pop culture,I think that Sailor Moon would not have royalty for the Moon Kingdom equivalent.This also means that shows like Go! Princess PreCure would not even exist and their equivalents would be workers themed.Any ideas for what TTL's Go!Princess PreCure would be called and themed?
 
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For TTL's Japanese/Nipponese pop culture,I think that Sailor Moon would not have royalty for the Moon Kingdom equivalent.This also means that shows like Go! Princess PreCure would not even exist and their equivalents would be workers themed.Any ideas for what TTL's Go!Princess PreCure would be called and themed?
Would the obsession with socialism be so great, that stories glorifying royalty would suddenly become taboo?
 
I think socialist Turkey will be have a process of de kemalification helped by the occupation post wwii. Armenian genocide denial will probably be a crime , as will denial of Kurdish statehood.

Actually I will do a short story relating to 60s Turkey and what I can gather on it.
 
I think socialist Turkey will be have a process of de kemalification helped by the occupation post wwii. Armenian genocide denial will probably be a crime , as will denial of Kurdish statehood.

Actually I will do a short story relating to 60s Turkey and what I can gather on it.
A Turkey that isn't a nationalist madhouse?

Yay!
 
Osman clutched his Kalishnikov as he heard Alparslan Borlu shout his bullshit through the megaphone.

“BLACK FRONT, ASSEMBLE! OUR NOBLE TURKISH NATION, SONS OF ATATUR OSMAN AND ATTILA HAS NOTHING TO APOLOGIZE ABOUT.”

See, these fucks found a loophole. They had a nominal claim of leftism or whatever, but it seemed clear to Osman all progress would be gone if they had their way.

“THE WESTERN INDECENCY IMPORTED FROM AMERICA AND THEIR MOSKAL FRIENDS HAS BEEN CORRUPTING OUR TRADITIONS, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN.”

See, Osman had learned about how dire the situation of Turkish women was pre war, and it’s even worse situation under the Feudal rule of the house of Osman. Of course, reactionaries still existed. That much was certain, and some older folks in his own family privately still doubted the Armenian genocide and considered their Kurdish comrades “mountain turks.”

LITTLE TURKEY, YOUR TIME OF LIBERATION IS NOW! THE SOCIAL IMPERIALISTS IN AMERICA AND SIVIET UNION MAY GIVE YOU A FALSE DESTINY BUT WE KNOW THE TRUE HERITAGE! YOU ARE SONS OF THE STEPPE!

He was shouting and shouting nonsense and his “black front” looked like a bunch of fucking brown shirts.

“BLACK FRONT ASSEMBLE! NOW IS YOUR TIME!”

He put his finger on the trigger of the rifle and took aim.

“NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!”

Chaos ensued, Osman opened fire a billet tore through his shoulder, he didn’t remember much after that.

OCC (Osman is a young member of a security detachment in Istanbul, and one of the 200 initially facing the 4000 strong Black Front putchists. Essentially Turkish strasserist/nazbol) failed and leader arrested, might make an info box too. I figure reactionary blacklash to social radicalism printed may cause early instability.

Idea for how this ends?
 
The internationale doesn’t tolerate revisionist bullshit from ex axis nations, as shown by someone’s japan excerpt, but the Franco British Union openly encourages revival of blood and soil nationalist sentiment it seems, shown by west Germany and Brazil, one can only assume how bad south Italy is...

Also while it makes sense given the butterflies, all these stories and whatnot showing how the USSR is a nice place is hard to wrap my head around due to its otl state. Well seems Stalin was still shitty but not as much, and Khrushchev’s reforms went a lot farther and no Brezhnev stagnation.

The Turkic and central Asian SSRs are probably miles ahead of their otl modern tinpot dictatorships are.

Also the thread I was linked to shows by the modern day traditional soviet architecture in newly developed places being replaced by neo futurism, notably in the central Asian SSR’s and Siberia. Safe to say in many ways this alt USSR is a better place than many modern EU countries,

China too seems better with living standard and political rights but not much the rising power with Soviet Union around.
 
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What if the UASR got sent to Thande’s Look to the West?
Lttw is a TL (POD: 1728) where culture is the heart of the Quiet War, and the diverse (radical Mentian to traditional Doradist) nations against the ultrahomogenist Societist Combine.

Societism believes in the abolition of cultural and political barriers, through the authoritarian imposition ofWorld Culture through the World State.
like liberalism, it claims to be pacifistic and meritocratic.
Combine Societism violates the “pacifistic and meritocratic” parts through its belief the Combine is the only legitimate government in Earth, and its Zonal Rejes are the true rulers of the Earth.
To further invert its founding ideals, it is really a totalitarian caste state, with only the position of Kapud as nonheritary.
 
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Nigeria - Congo war era Nigerian infantry. Note specifically the turtle helmet, likely used for Franco British affiliated alliance of free states, of which Nigeria is a key African power in.
 
For TTL's Japanese/Nipponese pop culture,I think that Sailor Moon would not have royalty for the Moon Kingdom equivalent.This also means that shows like Go! Princess PreCure would not even exist and their equivalents would be workers themed.Any ideas for what TTL's Go!Princess PreCure would be called and themed?
Ooo that’s interesting.

Sailor Moon when you think about it does have an anti-capitalist, or at the least, anti-consumerist message, as the villains usually use consumer trends to achieve whatever their goals are.

http://www.sailormoonforum.com/index.php?threads/is-sailor-moon-anti-capitalist.27964/#post-890750 it’s here if you want to look at it.

Sailor Moon though likely would be radically different if stories glorifying monarchy were taboo or even banned, since that is a huge part of the series. It could still work but the entire silver millennium and princess serenity backstory would have to be altered or simply removed. Also in the future (and spoilers If you haven’t read/watched sailor moon) Usagi and Mamoru rule over the earth as a (presumably) absolute monarchy, so yeah a lot would have to be changed, so much that I honestly don’t know if sailor moon would even resemble the one we have today.
 
LOST CITY OF Z (1966) (By Miss Teri) New
Lost City of Z (1966)

Directed by David Lean
Based on the novel “Expedition Fawcett” by Brian Fawcett


Part I


In 1942, near the Bolivian-Brazilian border at Mato Grosso, a group of PanAmerican soldiers are patrolling the jungle. Two of the soldiers, Javier (Jose Hernandez*) and Maria (Janine Worthington*) wander out of the formation, and hear something rumbling in the bushes. After shooting at the trees, an Englishman (Max von Syndow) emerges from the bushes, and collapses from a gunshot wound.

At the PanAmerican camp, Chilean Sub-Lieutenant Augusto Pinochet (Omar Shaif) learns of the Englishman’s capture, and sends the English speaking Maria to record his story. The man dies of his injuries, but he is identified as Jack Fawcett, and he carries several artifacts, including an Integralist flag, a book about mysterious South American cultures, several pieces of ancient pottery and a journal belonging to “Col. Percy Fawcett”, describing their journey through the jungle.

Thirty-six years earlier, Major Percy Fawcett (Alec Guinness) serves at the War Office in Cork County, Ireland, as a surveyor and mapmaker. He is called by the Royal Geographic Society for his skills to help map out the new border between Brazil and Bolivia, since the two are nearly at war. The RGS is to serve as a neutral party to establish a firm border.

In Brazil, Fawcett and his assistant Corporal Henry Costin (Tom Courtenay) soon come across the perils of the jungle, including large snakes, large spiders and hostile natives. However, Fawcett manages to gain the trust of some tribes thanks to his gifts and comes to study and understand their ways.

After his survey is complete, Fawcett comes across several documents in the Brazilian National Library from the Portuguese bandeirante João da Silva Guimarães, revealing a mysterious city in the modern region of Mato Grasso. While receiving a cool reception when proposing this to the RGS, he receives funding to continue studying the Amazon. He traces the source of the Rio Verde and the Heath River.

In 1911, he manages to convince Colonel Henry Manley (Bernard Kay) and biologist James Murray (Ralph Richardson) to accompany him to the Peru-Brazilian border. The expedition is a disaster, with Murray completely unprepared for the perils of the jungles. Eventually, Fawcett is forced to send a sick Murray back to civilization. Murray lambasts Fawcett for abandoning him in the jungle.

He puts his expeditions on hold to serve as an artillery officer in Flanders during World War I. After the war, he spends time with his family, including wife Nina (Julie Christie) and children Jack (Al Morrison*), Brian (Joey Sun*), and Joan (Autumn Weathers*).

He tries to restart his expeditions to explore the basin, but despite support from his friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Claude Rains), who bases the character of George Challenger in his book The Lost World off of him, he fails to get much support from the RGS. However, he does get the support of several London based financiers to help support his mission. He attempts two more expeditions in the 1920’s, the first solo, and the second with Jack and his friend Ralph Ringam (Harry Anderson*), where he makes continued observations of the native tribes (despite numerous conflicts). Ultimately, despite the discovery of small pottery in some regions, Fawcett fails to find the city and can’t justify any more expeditions.

Part II

In 1938, Fawcett lives in relative obscurity, working with his son Brian on a series of memoirs about his explorations, when he is approached by a member of the Brazilian embassy in London, inviting him to an audience with key members of the Integralist government to restart his search for Z. The embassy member explains that the Integralists had read about his expeditions and his lost city, and want his help in finding this city for their cause

In front of Christiano (IS Johar), Fawcett manages to convince them that there is merit to the idea, though Christiano makes it clear that it is to justify their ideology and national mythology. Fawcett, though reaching 70, decides to take the help to find his city and restore his reputation.

Fawcett decides to take just Jack (Costin and Brian decline), declining an entire regiment of Green Guards offered by the Integralists, and in 1940, the two head into the jungle.

Fawcett immediately experiences trouble with low supplies, especially after they lose most of it in river flooding. Fawcett pens one final letter to his wife and Brian while at a camp, before heading into the jungle with Jack. They reach the Kalapalo, who note that Percy, in his advanced age, appears ill.

They get lost in the jungle, and slowly grow erratic at the loss of civilization. The two narrowly survive a Comintern-PanAmerican bombing raid.

Percy finally succumbs to malaria, telling Jack to complete his mission in finding the lost city.

Jack wanders the jungle for days after his death, finally reaching the Bolivia-Brazil border marked by his father 30 years earlier and following it. Eventually, he is shot by Jose and Maria.
Jack’s body is exported back to Britain, where he is given a proper burial with Nina, Brian, Joan, and Costin in attendance. Nina is informed by Costin that until the war is over, they will be unable to mount a search for Percy’s body. She is last seen heading into a greenhouse in their home.


Notes:

  • Noted as the “anti-Lawrence” (in reference to Lean’s previous film, Lawrence of Arabia), because of the character’s ultimate failure
  • Conflates many incidents in Fawcett’s life (including his early expeditions), and downplays his racism, his alleged sympathy for the Integralist cause (and close affiliation with such in his final years) and his ill-equipped final journey.
 
Given how heavily post-war Japanese culture was influenced by American culture and America's general interactions with Japan and Japan's perception of America, I'd probably figure that Sailor Moon and the Magical Girl genre as a whole draw more than a bit from Commander Columbia since Amanda Aaron (rather accidentally on my part) exhibits many of the hallmarks of the genre. Though her approach to violence is pretty at odds with the Magical Girl genre's general standards; being very...Blazkowiczian in her attitudes towards fascists.
 
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Ooo that’s interesting.

Sailor Moon when you think about it does have an anti-capitalist, or at the least, anti-consumerist message, as the villains usually use consumer trends to achieve whatever their goals are.

http://www.sailormoonforum.com/index.php?threads/is-sailor-moon-anti-capitalist.27964/#post-890750 it’s here if you want to look at it.

Sailor Moon though likely would be radically different if stories glorifying monarchy were taboo or even banned, since that is a huge part of the series. It could still work but the entire silver millennium and princess serenity backstory would have to be altered or simply removed. Also in the future (and spoilers If you haven’t read/watched sailor moon) Usagi and Mamoru rule over the earth as a (presumably) absolute monarchy, so yeah a lot would have to be changed, so much that I honestly don’t know if sailor moon would even resemble the one we have today.

Given how heavily post-war Japanese culture was influenced by American culture and America's general interactions with Japan and Japan's perception of America, I'd probably figure that Sailor Moon and the Magical Girl genre as a whole draw more than a bit from Commander Columbia since Amanda Aaron (rather accidentally on my part) exhibits many of the hallmarks of the genre. Though her approach to violence is pretty at odds with the Magical Girl genre's general standards; being very...Blazkowiczian in her attitudes towards fascists.
Well...

The founding of the UASR was very...Blazkowizcian.

TTL, American democracy was nearly destroyed by rich assholes who were willing to trade the rule of law to keep their extreme privileges.

The motto of Sailor Moon is to love your enemies. The motto of Amanda Aaron, a literal child of revolution, is "don't let those rich shits tread on my rights."
 
There wouldn’t be sailor moon since Anime is a result of Tezuka being exposed to Disney.
I’m sure we can work something out to make anime a thing.

Well...

The founding of the UASR was very...Blazkowizcian.

TTL, American democracy was nearly destroyed by rich assholes who were willing to trade the rule of law to keep their extreme privileges.

The motto of Sailor Moon is to love your enemies. The motto of Amanda Aaron, a literal child of revolution, is "don't let those rich shits tread on my rights."
Well perhaps that message of love could still be retained, for it was capitalism that made humanity cold hearted, and socialism is that natural opposite, being more humane. I understand the UASR might’ve had a militaristic stance on socialism when it was born but I think sailor moon could be used to reach people to not forget their humanity and that love triumphs overall, as it did in the 1933 revolution.
 
Well perhaps that message of love could still be retained, for it was capitalism that made humanity cold hearted, and socialism is that natural opposite, being more humane. I understand the UASR might’ve had a militaristic stance on socialism when it was born but I think sailor moon could be used to reach people to not forget their humanity and that love triumphs overall, as it did in the 1933 revolution.
I guess that message of love could be retained.

But not in the fantastical "love creates laser beams that can banish hate," kind of way.

More like "my love for others had made me stronger than striving for pointless material wealth" kind of a way. Love is why the people of 33 faced down a corrupt capitalist system. Love is why men like George Patton abandoned aristocratic privelege.
 
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