Revolution! Or, A Victorian Cold War

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by KitFisto1997, Jul 23, 2016.

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What country should I cover once I've finished California?

  1. Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

    28.3%
  2. United States of America

    25.4%
  3. Germany

    13.8%
  4. France

    8.0%
  5. Scandinavia

    10.5%
  6. Quebec

    11.6%
  7. Other (Comment!)

    2.5%
  1. KitFisto1997 Political 'Sperg-Lord-in-Chief

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    He's still out there... ;)

    Or is it just a bunch of copy-cat killers and the real Hyde has been either jailed, dead or did he disappear into the crowd of killers years ago and is living a normal life?
     
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    The truth is out there!
    *cough*
    I mean, the truth might be out there!
     
  3. KitFisto1997 Political 'Sperg-Lord-in-Chief

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    I have plans for another Cult update btw. This time a bunch of ecoterrorists with nerve gas... :p
     
  4. TimTurner Puxatani Phil Admirer

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    how many people believe in aliens?
     
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  5. KitFisto1997 Political 'Sperg-Lord-in-Chief

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    There are a few ayyy lmao cults out there like OTL Raelism or Heaven's Gate. Some are harmless... While others are Aum Shinrikyo levels of dangerous.
     
  6. TimTurner Puxatani Phil Admirer

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    How could extraterrestrial-believing cults reach Aum Shinrikyo levels of dangerous?
     
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  7. KitFisto1997 Political 'Sperg-Lord-in-Chief

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    If they get hands on enough weaponry and are fanatical enough, they easily could. Everyone expects an attack from the Red Army Faction, not a bunch of alien worshippers who think that they can liberate the planet from some secret Reptilian mind control. :p
     
  8. TimTurner Puxatani Phil Admirer

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    wait like that group that put Sarin gas in Tokyo subways?
     
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  9. KitFisto1997 Political 'Sperg-Lord-in-Chief

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    Yep! That was Aum Shinrikyo.
     
  10. TimTurner Puxatani Phil Admirer

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    where would you see the biggest concentration of aum shinrinko-type groups?
     
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  11. KitFisto1997 Political 'Sperg-Lord-in-Chief

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    America, East Asia and Europe.
     
  12. TimTurner Puxatani Phil Admirer

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    how badly is Japan affected?
     
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  13. KitFisto1997 Political 'Sperg-Lord-in-Chief

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    Japan still gets occasional attacks by their own Red Army Faction analogue and have plenty of cults, both lethal and non-lethal.

    Aum Shinrikyo still gives them a LOT of trouble.
     
  14. KitFisto1997 Political 'Sperg-Lord-in-Chief

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    ARMY OF GAIA

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    Founded: 1976
    Years Active: 1976-Present
    Type: Ecoterrorist Organisation and Esoteric Cult. Most members follow a mixture of Neo-Paganism and Anarcho-Primitivist theories.
    Territory: North and South America
    Activities: Domestic and Int’l terrorism, kidnapping/extortion and widespread indoctrination.
    Members: 10,000~

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    History

    The Army of Gaia is a radical Ecoterrorist organisation with neo-Leftist leanings that sprung up in the United States around the time of the late 1970’s, in response to the Arab Oil Embargo that crippled global industry. The tensions that resulted from the skyrocketing petrol prices and the lack of a viable replacement at the time ended in groups of survivalists, neo-Pagans, neo-Luddites and other like-minded anti-technology groups retreating into the wilderness and began a protracted campaign that mostly focused around the destruction of service stations, power plants and other industrial infrastructure that required the limited amounts of fossil fuels that were available in the United States at the time.

    The Army practices a mixture of survivalist and Neo-Pagan ideologies with a healthy dose of pseudo-Marxism that paints the working classes as slaves and everybody else from the middle class and upwards as decadent, technologically enamoured bourgeois who keep the lower class in chains using said technologies. The only way to break this apparently horrific cycle is to regress to a pre-Industrial Revolution state of technology where man can live in harmony with nature.

    Incidents

    Attempted assassination of US President Ronald Reagan (1981)

    Army of Gaia disciple and known neo-pagan John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate then-President Ronald Reagan by stabbing him with a ceremonial knife on the 30th of March, 1981. Hinckley and various Army members had been planning the attack for weeks as they thought that assassinating the pro-corporate President would appease their patron deities, who were supposedly angered by the building of new factories and the general rise in American economic prosperity during the early 1980’s. Hinckley failed in his as he tried to rush at the President whilst he was giving a speech at the Hilton Hotel in the Philadelphian Capital District.

    Hinckley did succeed in stabbing at least one of the President’s bodyguards, who later died in hospital. Reagan was swiftly taken away from the hotel and was later treated for shock and nearly suffered a heart attack due to his advanced age. However, Reagan did make a full recovery and continued to serve two terms in office, later passing laws that guaranteed religious freedom for the millions of Neo-Pagans in the United States and cracked down on numerous revenge attacks on peaceful groups throughout the course of his term via the introduction of more stringent mental health tests for prospective and existing gun owners.

    Hinckley was later given the death penalty under the Terrorist Act of 1978 (Amended circa 1982) and was hanged at the gallows in Mecklenburg Correctional Centre, Virginia in 1984 after spending three years on death row.

    Sao Paulo AIDS II Crisis (1988)

    During the height of the AIDS II Crisis (1985-1997) - wherein at least 32 million men, women and children in mostly Third World counties died because of a modified version of the AIDS virus – the Army of Gaia released the disease into the water system of city of Sao Paulo, located in the Brazilian Empire. The lack of properly functioning sanitation at the release point halted the spread of the virus into the more affluent parts of the city, but the damage to the lower-class portions of the megalopolis were already clear as approximately 450,000 civilians died over the course of a year in state-built quarantine centres. The Sao Paulo Incident remains one of the worst domestic terrorist incidents in world history. But the aftermath of the attack has paradoxically become a net benefit for the Empire as the redevelopment of the old favelas and slums brought employment and has lifted millions out of poverty via the construction of modular, modernist buildings that now house thousands of people in what were once crime-ridden slums.

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    MORE ENTRIES COMING SOON.
     
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  15. KitFisto1997 Political 'Sperg-Lord-in-Chief

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    Flag of the Army of Gaia (1980-Present)
     
  16. TimTurner Puxatani Phil Admirer

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    But they are experienced and know how to deal with them, correct?
     
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  17. KitFisto1997 Political 'Sperg-Lord-in-Chief

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    The Japanese are getting good at dealing with terrorists but occasionally some do slip through.
     
  18. TimTurner Puxatani Phil Admirer

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    What about China?
     
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  19. KitFisto1997 Political 'Sperg-Lord-in-Chief

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    Too divided to do anything about it and most groups just leave the Chinese* alone. Plenty of groups do use their ports for trade however. :)
     
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    Clandestine trade in Chinese ports?
     
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