Did Micronesia become Japan’s interwar Libya?
Personally, I’d go with the idea that they’re kept around and paraded about for propaganda purposes, like the state guides who escort visitors in North Korea. Alternatively, some high ranking official makes them his own Amazon Brigade bodyguardsI'm going to pen my answer down as "restrained to a table and forced to bear the children of male Drakensis in a disturbing parallel to WWII era comfort women".
Given that the first generation of drakensis was some 45.000 kids, of which 22.500 would logically be female, that would be 5 to 7 or more brigades pr generation, which is a tad much for a pet project. Probably, they serve in the army just the males.
Aurthur Klien is truly one of the most fascinating alt history characters in the multiverse, good show ebr!
Arthur Klein. A bastard, traitor, sonuvabitch who probably deserves everything coming to him in the afterlife. but ill be damned if he isn't my favorite character in this entire TL despite it all.
A good sendoff to a character who, if nothing else was fun to watch.
Even if this was true Klein, I think a system promoting mediocrity is always superior to systems that promote nothing but brutality and militancy to the point of suicide.
Still, he is not incapable of making a good point. This is a fine takedown of Drakia's "victory"
You do like that quote, don't you EBR?
Yeah I never commented on it because I was halfway through the story, but when I did see that it was an OTL practice it was a real "holy fuck" moment, in the sense that if it had been fictional I would've thought of it as laughably outlandish.
I also remember it being mentioned in the TL that Drakian soldiers - back when it was still a Dominion - participated in such atrocities. Did this ever factor into Indian decision making years down the line?
He's as based as the slang definition of the word is and so he will be the subject of countless SI's.
That said, did EBR just insert himself into this timeline?
Klein-ing It becomes the term for pulling off something impossible and becoming a magnificent bastard in the process.
Is it wrong that I want to see an Arthur Klein now pop up in every timeline?
And on a related note, what does Klien look like? I’m very tempted to make a wikibox for him and need an appropriate image for it
Could the writings of EF Schumaher and Roszak be considered Geoist-Situationist like the *Naxalites?
Hmm, considering the ecological collapse going on, I wonder if they're considered downright reasonable nowadays. Guess it depends if they're as anti-technology as the Russians.
If the Drakians had fully defeated the panEuropeans would they have been able to occupy the US after thr Final War?
Sounds quite interesting, curious how an ISOT will turn out when the victims don't have a strong sense of cohesion and aren't in position to become a dominent power. I can very much understand WHY most people prefer to chose an ISOT victim that already has a stable government that can get right into the action, but some variety is nice.
I worry about the potential long-term damage caused by taking the population of a dying town in the middle of Trump Country and putting them in the past, but hopefully given this is a small agricultural town pragmatism will win out over ideology once the Orange Man is no longer in the same universe.
The Heavy distinction sorta loses its prominence if/when the strengths of 'light' and 'heavy' landcruisers get folded into the 'medium' class.
It's why the British called them universal tanks at first OTL, they did every job that had been split into--
How do the Selenites produce food?
"Democracy's the system that kept my lousy ass out of power."
What is the Indian Geoists’ attitude toward religion?
What are the light green factions in South India?
I had a long term Draka project I set down about 5 years back that focused on many of the same themes and solutions you use here: a complex patchwork of political units, racial and political statuses, and exceptions-to-the-rule; Loyalists and Frenchmen intermarrying; Greek puppet states; Egyptian collaborators; a growth within a more colonial/racist British Empire; London perennially distracted from it's metastasizing problem by foreign military threats; eugenics in a more central role; ongoing Christianity as justification tool; a stabbed-in-the-back legend; an empire mostly limited to Africa or the Middle East; more major modern wars; Russia being absolutely wrecked in the 20th century....
Looks like you saw a lot of the same things (and more), but really put in the work. This is an impressive project. Your ISOT concept sounds fantastic. The teaser - if that's what it was - really had me trying to imagine scenarios.
Situationism is a very interesting and unique aspect of this timeline; good stuff. Honestly, I wish it were part of a longer, slower TL so that we could sit and let the concept marinate a bit more. Explore.
Behold, as requested, I have a draft Wikipedia infobox for Admiral Klein!
I had to guess on several dates, most of which I put down as "1 January." Unfortunately, this doesn't preserve some of my in-jokes, such as piping the "Elizabeth Stoker" link to Svetlana Alliluyeva.
The Nazi Wehrbauer programme reminds me of Drakian colonisation. From Wikipedia:
In the case of the USSR, the Communist Party had an almost-metaphysical role as the only proper fount of authority in a socialist state, as the vanguard that will guide a backwards society to the conditions of its own overcoming (energies which otherwise might by diverted into "Bonapartism" or generic authoritarianism if solely left to a non-party state). In Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, on the other hand, it is my understanding that the "Party" was mostly subsumed into the State (complicated in the former case by the fact that fascism had to accommodate existing institutions outside of ideological control, like the monarchy, and in the latter by the "Führerprinzip" doctrine leading to both party and state getting hacked up into squabbling fiefdoms under Hitler's suzerainty. Perhaps in the German case one could speak of merger (with the state becoming fully ideologically molded in the process), and for Italy a (failed) partnership.
Drakia definitely seems like it would be on the "state" end of the party-state continuum. Given how the only organized Citizen opposition to Stoker was the declining blood aristocracy (which seems to have been just been marginalized or bought off), the Societist state can be seen as embodying a genuine popular consensus on the nature and aims of Drakian statehood (among its Citizens, that is). All the authoritarian aspects-the agoge, the breeding program, the secret police-are justified by either military necessity or as means to keep the Bonded down, not as a revolution upon the existing order. And indeed, most of them have precedents in the colonial period. Naldorssen was only able to become a prophetess because her doctrines were a reification of the Drakian state that already existed in her time (and her book was lauded by the old elite when it appeared, as noted in the TL). The radicalism of Dart and his supplanter (as well as the "moderate" Rationalist faction patronized by Kobold earlier) do not seem to have been based in the Societist Party as such, but rather in various groupings within the apparatus of the security state. I'd wager that, by 1980, the Party infrastructure would be housed in a shabby building that serves as an administrative dumping ground for people whose enemies within the state can't readily kill them. Or perhaps there is no longer a separate Societist Party at all, with the Imperial government having totally absorbed it. For if the Party is the State, then the State must be the Party, and Drakian autocracy seems wont to narrow all possible channels of power into the State's single sunbeam.
As an aside, I also think that Drakia could have been plausibly done as a very authoritarian "Herrenvolk Democracy", where the Societist imperative is never formally codified, but simply a part of the unshakable consensus among the incestuously small political class. Citizens formally have a choice of the dominant party and its various flunkies, and within the tiny, regimented electorate, the elections are reasonably free, perhaps even heated. But all candidates merely offer different paths to achieving the same goal, while actual policy decisions are unduly influenced by the military and various state agencies.
However, I think @Ephraim Ben Raphael has made a more subtle choice, a better choice. Naldorssen (and most of her ilk in our world too) say that their totalitarian states will, as opposed to the squabbling of democracies, be imbued with unity-all the aggression turned outwards while the society becomes ever more harmonious and virtuous. However, this has literally never happened in-universe. Instead, we get decades of autocratic rule punctuated by vicious succession struggles, and ultimately the replacement of capable fanatics by outright lunatics, who then turn on each other as the consequences of Dart's apocalyptic polices start happening. It seems that Dart's overthrow in the last of these tussles will be the proximate cause of the downfall of any Drakian state-instead of uniting to face their very dangerous internal foes, the political elite will fragment their resources until it is too late to do anything. In the end, this is a reflection in minor key of the abiding theme that the Final Society collapsed in spite of total victory, while democracy (as personified by America) will survive near-annihilation and return to resume the endless march.
Question: What happened to the female Drakensis born in the Human Instrumentality Project?
I'm going to pen my answer down as "restrained to a table and forced to bear the children of male Drakensis in a disturbing parallel to WWII era comfort women".
Did Micronesia become Japan’s interwar Libya?
A Short history of Orcs:what is this idea?
You bastard, you.
EBR will you do more work on your fantasy idea from which you presented the Orcs and humans?
It could be an encyclopedic profile based TL, like Rvbomally Space Cadet and Anarcho Occultists Piecing Together the Ashes: