The Falling Rain: A Graphics Timeline

Who is the Morrison person known for?

How long did Leonidan Greece last for?
Wednesday Morrison is this timeline's Harry Turtledove.

The Kingdom of Greece fell to the Arminians and the Axis Powers in 1945, and the Hellenic State / Leonidan Regime rose in its place. It looked to Ancient Sparta for inspiration, much like how the Arminians looked to Arminius and the Cherusci. It ruled Greece until it was ousted in 1967 in the Second European Civil War, when King Constantine III organized a popular revolt in his name.

Once I finish uploading the rest of the historical presidents, the next thing will be on the current situation in the Aegean.
Schuyler Colfax + Henry Anthony + Oliver Morton
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Jefferson Davis + Howell Cobb + John Reagan
Breckinridge has already been posted because he is also a US president, so here's the other presidents of the CSA, featuring a very over-qualified John Reagan!

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Theodore Roosevelt
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Theodore Roosevelt Jr, often referred to as Teddy or TR, was an American politician, statesman, conservationist, naturalist, historian, writer, adventurer, and war hero who served as the 26th President of the United States. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest presidents in history, for he acted as the driving force behind shifting the Republican Party firmly into progressive politics and reinvigorating the party and nation.

A sickly child from birth, he overcame his physical alinements by adopting a strenuous lifestyle and cultivating a "cowboy" persona that fit well with his exuberant personality. Home-schooled, he attended Harvard, then published his first book in 1882, "The Naval Front of Mr. Madison's War". He served in the United States Navy during the Second Civil War, fighting in numerous battles up and down the East Coast, including the famed Hunt for the CSS Rappahannock and the massive Battle of Roanoke Sound. The death of his mother and wife on the same day in 1884 devastated him, and he recuperated at a cattle ranch in the Absaroka Territory following the end of the war, where he fell back into politics while serving as the mayor for the town of Tomah [known in OTL as Helena, Montana].

Upon returning to the Northeast, Roosevelt became the Republican nominee for Mayor of New York City based mainly on his recent absence from the city, affording him immunity in the 1889 New York Star Scandal. He is known primarily for his intense reform of the New York City Department of Police and his almost single-handed destruction of the political machine of Tammany Hall. Following the end of his term as mayor, Roosevelt was tapped by freshly-inaugurated US President Robert Todd Lincoln to join his cabinet and become his Secretary of the Navy, a position he served ably and admirably. His reconstruction of the Navy following its poor performance in the Chilean War, a continuation of policies set down by his predecessor Alfred Thayer Mahan, proved invaluable during Roosevelt's own time in the presidency.

Roosevelt left RTL's cabinet in order to run for Governor of New York, a position he won despite the party leadership favoring a second term for incumbent Frank S Black. Here, Roosevelt became a major national figure, acting as a key ally for RTL and his successor Albert Beveridge, and gained valuable experience for his later activities. Most notably he ensured the protection of the Adirondack Preserve, and frequently frequented the mountains to go canoeing and hiking in the wild, despite still being governor. Roosevelt planned to enjoy the preserve more following the end of his terms as governor, but when word reached him of Beveridge's refusal to run for a second term, Roosevelt leapt at the chance for the presidency. Winning in a landslide against war hero Nelson Miles, Roosevelt ushered in a transformation for the Republican Party into the Progressive-Republican iteration, breaking from the Civil Wars-era Unionist-Republicans decisively.

As president, Roosevelt embraced the notion of the Imperial Presidency, using the then Constitutionally ambiguous executive order to its fullest potential to preserve millions of acres of natural landscapes, intervene in strikes, trust-bust, and intervene militarily throughout Latin America, most notably in Mexico and in Panama where he built a trans-oceanic canal. He turned himself into a nationally beloved figure thanks to his populist and progressive policies, and embodied the spirit of the Roaring Decades to his fullest.

Following the election of his hand-picked successor, Alfred Warren, Roosevelt soon broke from him following Warren's adoption of a strictly isolationist perspective with respects to the Great War. Roosevelt then called for the creation of the United States Volunteer Force, something that Warren reluctantly acquiesced to if only to ensure that Roosevelt was as far from Warren as possible. Over half a million US citizens served in the Volunteer Force fighting in the Belgo-Rhenish Front against the Central Powers, where Roosevelt's tactical ingenuity made him a frightening opponent for the Central Powers. When the end of the war loomed, Warren conspired to keep Roosevelt away for longer to ensure he did not seek to return to the presidency in the 1920 elections, and thus got official Congressional approval for an intervention force in the First Russian Civil War, and thus sent Roosevelt to the Russian Far East as part of the Polar Bear Expedition. Little glory was found there, and Roosevelt spent the time hunting polar bears for sport as his army idled. It was there that he came down with a nasty case of hypothermia rescuing a soldier from a frozen lake, and saw his health decline and suffer.

Following the end of the Polar Bear Expedition, Roosevelt spent his remaining time in a quiet retirement, unwilling to return to politics despite numerous calls for him to do so. Focusing on his writings, he published many tomes he had been working on throughout his political career, including The Winning of the West and An American's Account of the War in Europe. With the onset of the Great Depression, Roosevelt spent much of his fortune towards helping the destitute in New York, founding many public charities that still bear his name proudly. He died peacefully in his sleep in 1929 - reportedly, President Lawrence Ashwood, upon hearing of Roosevelt's passing, said it was good he went in his sleep, for had he been awake, then all of New York would have been ruined in the brawl between him and Death.
1942 Olympic Bids and Olympic Athletics
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The bidding process to host the 1942 Olympiad received six bids for host cities by their respective Olympic National Committees (ONC), with ultimately the American bid for Baltimore/Bear Mountain being selected at the 38th IOC Session in Aarhus.

The bidding process for the Olympiad begins with a convocation by each individual ONC about six months before the bid deadline, wherein a decision is made as to propose a bid for the Olympiad. Each bid is comprised of two cities, one for the Summer Olympics and one for the Winter Olympics, though joint efforts between two collaborating nations is not uncommon. The bid are then presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in time before the bid deadline, wherein the list is refined over the subsequent year and a half before a decision is reached an announced at the Closing Ceremonies of that year's Summer Olympics, thus giving host cities four years to prepare. Following the 1951 IOC Reforms, the decision date would be pushed four years earlier, thus giving host cities eight years to prepare.

The awarding of the 1942 Olympiad to the United States marked the second time the United States has hosted the games, following the 1918 Olympiad in Chicago. The bidding process saw the first bid from outside North America, Europe, and Africa, with a bid submitted by Peru-Bolivia, though the tensions that erupted from choosing two Peruvian cities directly lead into Peru-Bolivia's later collapse. The bidding process also continued a policy set down following the end of the Great War where no bids submitted by members of the First Compact would be accepted, a policy waived during the bidding process for the 1946 Olympiad and then fully abandoned following the 1951 IOC Reforms.

With the outbreak of the First European Civil War in 1941, many breathed a sigh of relief that Arminian Germany had not been granted the Olympiad, for the games would have likely been cancelled. Much the same as with the 1918 Olympiad, coincidentally also held in the US, the games operated as the Second Wartime Games, with limited participation from warring nations and frequent appeals for an Olympic Truce. Crisis engulfed the end of the Summer Games when President Henry Longmile was assassinated and the Dixie Spring and Autumn Period was sparked into action, the chaos of which effectively prevented a successful US bid to host a subsequent Olympiad until 1994.

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The marathon is one of the oldest Olympic sporting events, having been in every Olympiad since the inception of the modern Olympics. It originates with the legendary run of Pheidippides, who supposedly ran from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to inform the Athenians of their victory, before dying on the spot. While such a story is a fiction generated by Principate-era poets, as it is unreferenced by Herodotus, it has been used as the basis for the modern sport and for the current distance. 40 kilometers is approximately the distance between Marathon and Athens, and that distance has been used for all but three Olympiads. The distance was lengthened in the 1910 Olympiad in London in order to accommodate a run past the royal residence of the ill Edward VII, and then shortened considerably in the 1914 Olympiad in Berlin as a direct slight on the British by the North Germans. US President Alfred Warren, a fan of the Simplification Movement, ordered the following of 40 kilometers as the official length of the marathon for the 1918 Olympiad in Chicago, thus setting the modern standard. Women were allowed to run the marathon in the 1966 Olympiad in Buenos Aires thanks to the activism of US athlete Patricia Matthews, whose great-granddaughter Jillian Matthews won gold in the 2038 Olympiad in Budapest.

Athletics is the largest sport in the modern Olympics, with 88 events in nine disciplines. Men and women are allowed to compete in every event, with the exception of the 110 meter hurdles, with women running 100 meter hurdles instead. The relay discipline also has mixed events, with two men and two women runners allowed to run as part of a relay team. Efforts have been launched to make additional mixed relay events like a mixed relay athletic triathlon, to no current success. The gold medal winners of the all-around, which comprises 20 events, are crowned as the World's Greatest Athletes by the head of state of the host nation during the closing ceremonies. So far, only one person has received the title more than once: Charlie Carter, a Muscogee Creek and US athlete, earned it three times at the 1982, 1986, and 1990 Olympiads (despite being severely poisoned at the 1990 Olympiad in Moscow).
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