Summer of Nations (1848 Victorious)

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  1. Threadmarks: The Blue Ribbon Rebellion

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    The Blue Ribbon Rebellion

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    As the sun rose on the faint silhouette of the imperial palace, the morning silence broke with a tremendous thunder. Daishi tightened the grip on his rifle, watching as the first plumes of smoke streamed out of the courtyard. A shiver ran down his spine as the cannons opened up once more, thundering as if Raijin had arrived to personally aid him and his comrades in unseating the child of Amaterasu from their throne.

    By this time the personal guards of the emperor had surely been roused and groups of men in blue arm- and headbands now advanced on the palace, some falling over as flashes of light and smoke came from the windows of the palace. His own group was finally given the order to advance and Daishi rose to his feet, dashing for the breaches in the walls alongside his comrades. Miraculously no one in his unit fell victim to the fire from above, but it was not until after they had cleared the wall that the real fighting would begin.

    Imperial guards met them in the courtyard with loaded rifles, killing many of the attackers in a first lighting volley that stopped the charge in its tracks. Daishi lowered his rifle and fired in a practiced motion like his comrades, revealing their army drilling to their opponents. Once the first volleys had been fired the fighting devolved even further as many rushed for whatever meagre cover they could find, the two groups rapidly trading blows of gunfire and whittling away at each other, the shattering stone showering those careless enough with deadly fragments. After what felt like hours but was mostly likely only a minute of fighting the guards lay dead, allowing the cadre to advance into the palace itself.

    Gunfire still echoed across Tokyo and there was even still some fighting on the palace grounds, but someone had hoisted the black and blue bicolour out of one of the windows, signalling that the palace was taken. Daishi and his group set to rounding up all the retainers they could find, grouping them up inside the small courtyard in the middle of the palace and putting them under guard.

    By now word would certainly have spread outside the city and so the revolutionaries set to fortifying their defences in the heart of the city, erecting large barricades and entrenched defences flying the republican black and blue in an echo of their European counterparts. Rumour said Hayao Akutō himself was convening a tribunal to judge the Emperor, something that could only mean one thing; Victory or Death.

    Daishi stared at the horizon, wondering who Raijin would really favour in the coming storm.
     
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  2. Alienspacebats Dēmokratía is people's will

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    What are the blue ribbon rebellion based on?
     
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    Tokyo was on fire.

    All was lost.

    The revolution had failed.


    Daishi perked his head above the barricade for a moment, making sure the coast was clear before letting out a small sigh of relief. He and his fellow revolutionaries had barricaded themselves in a small market square, the last united resistance against the imperial army. Small groups and individual rebels where still tying up the army elsewhere and just like in the early days of the revolution the streets rang with the occasional gunshots as the army swept through the streets towards them. He turned around and looked at what remained of the Japanese Republic. It was sixty armed men and two guns. He heard a loud whistle down the block and gritted his teeth, loading his gun. Suddenly a wall of men where upon them from all sides, accompanied by screaming and deafening canon-fire. Bullets and splinters mixed into a deadly flurry that pierced limb and bone, spilling blood, brains, and bone onto the pavement already decorated with the dead and dying. There was a brief respite as the army pulled back, soldiers lying in droves in the streets before them. He turned back and counted again. Thirty men was now all that stood to defend the Republic. He looked upon the torn-up flag still waving from one of the nearby rooftops and made his choice. They were thirty left and out of ammunition to boot. The imperial army advanced. Resolutely, he fixed his bayonet and stood up on the barricade, raising his rifle in the air. The others rallied behind him, jumping down alongside him and charging the enemy as they let out a last cry of defiance.

    “Banzai!”
     
  4. Alienspacebats Dēmokratía is people's will

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    Seriously? Their have to be based on some political movement in historical meiji-era right?
     
  5. Generalissimo Maximus Lesbian Squid

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    It was a small western-educated clique in the japanes army inspired by republicanism and is pretty much a foreign "import" ideologically speaking, hence why they lacked the popular support neccesary to wage a prolonged uprising.
     
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    Timeline of the "Radio Curtain"

    1920: Introduction of the “Ideological Cordon” policy by Western Powers, (later known as the “Radio Curtain”). Newspapers banned and all radio signals from the CCR actively jammed and public listening banned for reasons of national security and classified military information.

    1926: Restrictions on “cultural broadcasts” and local news in border areas lifted along with edited versions of CCR newspapers.

    1927: Ban on “cultural broadcasts” reintroduced in Europe with the exceptions of France and Germany following the decriminalization of Homosexuality in the CCR for reasons of “moral responsibility”.

    1931: France introduces complete ban on all broadcasts from the CCR following the Labryist party’s rise to power.

    1940-1946: Most restrictions lifted in the member countries of the anti-Labryist Freiheitsbund.

    1947: Reintroduction of ban on political and cultural broadcasts in western Europe, the United States, Quebec, Canada and Atlantic Union.

    1952: Radio curtain extends to include television but retains the nickname “Radio curtain”.

    1967: Ban on cultural broadcasts lifted in most western countries save Quebec and Alaska.

    1975: Ban on cultural broadcasts lifted in Quebec and Alaska.

    1991-2: Catalonia and France lift all bans on CCR transmissions and newspapers.

    1998: Radio curtain extended to Internet in Quebec, Alaska, Spain and England, but is unenforceable in practice.

    2014: Radio Curtain removed entirely for a 5 year period for the first time in history as part of the Barcelona agreement.
     
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  7. Threadmarks: 1910 World Map

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    I bothered putting this together, so i might as well post it​
     
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  8. souvikkundu25140017 Well-Known Member

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    what is the meaning of colored part of india? purple is Maratha and the other two?
     
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  9. Doglover285 Lover of dogs

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    What happened to Belgium, I have never seen it on one of your maps.
    Did the Belgian revolution het squashed?
     
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    Orange is Greater Hyderabad and the pink is the remnant of the british foothold in India.
    belgium was partitioned partly because of flemish dissatisfaction with the lower status of their language along with a french desire to match the formation and expansion of germany
     
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    The dates here seem to be incompatible. Why would a book written in 1962 discussing the alt-Taiping rebellion compare it to an event about a century in the future of the book?

    How does Deseret maintain control of the colony? Texas and the USA control any routes of communication and supply to Africa.

    Why is Central Asia not under Russian control by "now"?
     
  18. Leon Trotsky Well-Known Member

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    Not again... Jeez, can't we Czechoslovaks ever get a break from stalinist repression? Gottwald certainly is no demsoc, though Hlinka the clerofascist isn't much better either.
     
  19. Generalissimo Maximus Lesbian Squid

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    the colony is mostly controlled by deseret de-jure to grant the mormon missionaries political protection from other european powers and in practice function more like the boer republics, mostly self-sustaining but also relying on the church as a whole rather than the nation-state of deseret.

    As for Russian activity in central asia it's attention was largely pulled away to Europe for a significant part of the 1800s, but i'll also expand on it going forward.
     
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    The history of American Politics: Part 5, Grand Reform Party (Henry Crawford 2019,Fairweather Publishing).

    Perhaps the youngest party to reach the halls of congress save the Greens, the Grand Reform Party began with a 1969 primary ticket for candidate Norman Mailer, partially on a proposal for the partition of New York State between Long Island and the mainland. His efforts that year fell through but quickly attracted political allies across the country, particularly in rural and underdeveloped areas with lingering resentment towards local urban centers. His party did not field any candidates during the subsequent 1970 House of Representatives election, but had formed into a coherent political force in time for the subsequent 1972 elections, gaining two seats and joining a small group of republicans and spending their first term mostly campaigning for rural fiscal reform to moderate success. This was enough to keep the party afloat until the next round of elections and this time they concentrated their efforts in spreading their message to groups across the country. This event is perhaps the most vital to understand the modern party’s complexities as a huge coalition of everything from rural conservatives, territory activists, left-leaning environmentalists, reformist democrats and even a small but vocal number of outright secessionists.

    The 1974 jump to five seats in the house can be attributed to a number of things, most pertinently the growing isolationist mood in America following the setbacks of the American involvements on the Indian subcontinent as well as the cooling of global affairs following a western détente with the CCR and its allies. This sense of “slowdown” allowed for parties outside the traditional progressive-conservative spectrum to come to the fore, epitomizing itself in the resurgence of traditional minorities like the Whigs, Social Democrats and American Independent Party (itself a splinter of the constitution party) and allowing them to exert viable political influence once more. Despite all this, the personal influence and charisma of candidates like Norman should not be discounted entirely. As a fairly well-known public figure he was instrumental in the first years of the party and his big tent policy is one that has stood the test of time throughout the party’s history.

    Perhaps the biggest political victory for the party was their key role in promoting and successful passing of the 1987 Associated Republics act, which would go on to become a vital component in ending the Gadsden crisis, along with cementing the party as a participant in American politics. As of the time of writing this may be subject to change as the Regionalization act promoted by the 2020 Dale Volker campaign has attracted interest in political circles and a coalition is not entirely impossible to achieve, at least according to the party itself.
     
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