Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Peabody-Martini, Sep 17, 2018.

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  1. holyknight Well-Known Dude that comments here and there.

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    Oh Dear. Things go slightly bad in Germany, in JUST the right moment where the American Economy post Korean War its hanging for a thin thread...Who bets that this its only going to go downwards in NY until the Stock market stops before they have an outright crash?
     
  2. ejpsan Well-Known Member

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    Actually what is going to happen is that the vultures will come out and scoop up stocks at a lower price then resale them quickly as the situation stabilizes.
    Also more likely that trading on the NYSE floor is halted temporary for a thorough bomb sweep and if none is found trading resumes and the bomb in Hamburg is considered to be a domestic terrorist attack only in Germany.
    With the invitations to the Wedding most likely have been sent out, it is anticipated that this will be the largest gathering of Heads of States in history.
    The goal of the terrorists is to give Germany a black eye to the world as instead of Heads of States going to the Wedding, it will be Vice Presidents, Deputy Prime Ministers, the spare Prince or Princess going in their place.
    I think that President Harriman will use this as a way to increase his prestige by saying that he is going and that the terrorists will not scare him away.
     
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  3. Knightmare Well-Known Member

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    Ah, but that's based on reality, not here, where the US hasn't exactly shone with much, if any, glory.

    So we now have a arch reactionary country about to have the economy shit the bed, with a suspiciously quiet troublesome region, no less. Not a winning recipe.
     
  4. jammci Well-Known Member

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    This just feels like Reichstag 2 electric boogaloo in the build up...
     
  5. FickleCrossroad Wrong on so Many Levels

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    Oh fuck.

    Now you're making me worry about Kat dying, going out a badass.
     
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  6. Dan Please register to vote

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    In OTL, with America in the acsendency, the phrase was "when America sneezes, the world catches a cold".
    With that changes ITTL, I think we could be seeing the first incarnation of "when Germany sneezes, the world catches a cold".
     
  7. jammci Well-Known Member

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    I think even if she survives it will be the death of her, mentally and in spirit as she'll be the one blamed for it and she'll feel she's failed Kira in her last request to her
     
  8. FickleCrossroad Wrong on so Many Levels

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    I mean, Kat is my favorite OC on this site, I just hope if she has to go, she gets a worthy end. Best if she dies in old age, surrounded by people she cares about in peace, though. Ideally after her and Hans (as senior generals) wipe the floor after whatever Señor Arbusto pulls in his last gambit.

    I would rather she not be broken anymore.
     
  9. Starslayer_D Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if the chinese delegation might include their most decorated flier, who thus will meet his esteemed adversairy, the black knight?
     
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    Really, can Kat go out any other way?
     
  11. FickleCrossroad Wrong on so Many Levels

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    I'm not ready yet.

    EDIT: Besides. Remember what her and Hans pulled off together in a training exercise.

    I am hoping hoping hoping we see those two kick some ass for real.
     
  12. Theoretical_TJ Well-Known Member

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    A good chaos move would be to have someone clearly Germanic blow up the Eiffel tower or Arc de Triomphe as Revenge for the Reichstag bombing.

    IEDs - even better if using stolen Scare Cats. Heck laying random surplus landmines in various residential areas all could institute distrust in the government's ability to protect/look after, especially if it was to happen in some of the more chafing parts of the European Germany (Lorraine or Poland).
     
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  13. FBKampfer Ardent Arguer

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    Really hope Kat goes out in a bombing. Ideally crushed by rubble so she has time to process what happened (but not so slowly that she physically suffers; nobody deserves that).


    Ignominious failure. A perfect ending to a wretched enemy of the United States.
     
  14. ejpsan Well-Known Member

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    If we look at the OTL terrorists tactics from the 60’s to the 80’s one of the thing that will not be used is airline hijacking because there will be no friendly country to land in, so look for bombs to be placed on Lufthansa flights.
    It looks like the Jacobins are going after various institutions of Germany they already hit a symbol of the financial world so I am looking at an attack against the Church with a bombing of the Cathedral that the Wedding is taking place and before it is fully locked down by security
     
  15. Dan Please register to vote

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    The most bad ass ending Kat could have is dying of old age, shortly after her 97th birthday surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grand children, having beaten the odds,oout lived Ian Flemming and defeated her own fear of following her mother into an early death in childbirth.
     
  16. Jinx999 Well-Known Member

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    Also remember that the wedding itself would be a massively difficult target with extreme security. Tempting as it is, any terrorists, especially a group of priviliged university students, would be advised to look for a soft target.
     
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  17. holyknight Well-Known Dude that comments here and there.

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    She already has a Dine Matriarch prophecy that she will live a long life, during her half brother Stefan's wedding. The same one also told her that Tatiana would follow eventually in her legacy as the "Hellcat".....
     
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  18. ferdi254 Well-Known Member

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    The Hamburg Stock Exchange ITTL would be more important than IOTL but in itself not so important to cause a major backlash on the financial world.

    More prominent would be the question why the German services (police etc) had not been able to crack down on those would be revolutionists. The Berlin bombing would have been akin to the autumn 1977 and after that the RAF was done for.
    And that was the FRG with a human rights constitution and the RAF supported by the Stasi.
     
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  19. Jinx999 Well-Known Member

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    The Jacobins may be desperate to achieve something before they are rolled up by the steady investigation of the dead and captured and their contacts.
     
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  20. ejpsan Well-Known Member

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    There may be someone who has a combination of military, intelligence, and police investigation training who is just waiting to roll up the head of the terrorist organization along with most of the members in the most spectacular way possible.
    That will reassure the German people and the rest of the world about the place that Germany has in the world.
     
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