The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

A few questions.
1) Just because they stand out as the only thing in a bright deep red, do the colors of Mexico (and in the first map North Congo) mean anything in terms of having a government that would be Socialist/Communistic by anyone's standards.
2) What's the most populated country in the world, India or China?
3) The worldA map seems to extend the Islands that are part of Alaska farther toward Russia than iOTL, did the Russians give some of them up?
4) Given the *relatively* good relations among the nations of the Med and the northern Indian Ocean, would a Railroad running all the way from Rome to Shanghai be politically possible?
 
(I should have posted this video in the precedent entry but I think it's still relevant)
Even Best Korea is gone!😭🇰🇵
Well, that's the end of one of the most influencial ideologies that existed...🍞⚰⛏🔧🔨🗡
What a chapter! How long before fascism fall too?:evilsmile:
Rest in peace hell, communism.💀 (I hope ITTL we still have good memes about it)
 
A few questions.
1) Just because they stand out as the only thing in a bright deep red, do the colors of Mexico (and in the first map North Congo) mean anything in terms of having a government that would be Socialist/Communistic by anyone's standards.
2) What's the most populated country in the world, India or China?
3) The worldA map seems to extend the Islands that are part of Alaska farther toward Russia than iOTL, did the Russians give some of them up?
4) Given the *relatively* good relations among the nations of the Med and the northern Indian Ocean, would a Railroad running all the way from Rome to Shanghai be politically possible?
1) No, that’s the standard colour for Mexico, Mexican pink. The Congo however has the colour for the Simba Rebellion meaning that it’s not under the Kinshasa/Leopoldville.
 
Considering Ochab lived long enough to serve out his prison sense as he died in 1988, where did he go after release? Did he join Kim in Swiss exile?
 
Wonder if Joe McCarthy is still alive in 1973? I can picture him saying "See? I told ya so all along". Hopefully, he probably had tears of joy in his eyes seeing communism's final defeat.
 
Or worse, the Ainu ITTL. I mean holy hell, I'm afraid the Ainu might end up being driven to extinction, like the Slovenes before them.
I doubt it, they're isolated in remote islands away from the rest of Japanese culture but close enough to have contact between them. I imagine Tokyo would for the most part leave them alone. They would allow them to live by their culture ONLY in those islands. Kinda like an American or Canadian Indian Reservation.
 
Great chapter.

I hope there is some kickback on the treatment of the Ainu when it all comes out.

Kim made the right decision- it probably saved his country. Horrible person or not I bet later historians are lighter on him for only that.

Well only one horrible ideology left to go now....
 
Why do I have a feeling Fascism in TTL's 2020, with stuff like Mussolini's 60% adoration rating, is probably seen much like Communism is seen IOTL?
 
I doubt it, they're isolated in remote islands away from the rest of Japanese culture but close enough to have contact between them. I imagine Tokyo would for the most part leave them alone. They would allow them to live by their culture ONLY in those islands. Kinda like an American or Canadian Indian Reservation.
I think he meant more in terms of starving/freezing to death.
 
I hope there is some kickback on the treatment of the Ainu when it all comes out.
This seems likely. Sato while seen as a hero in Japan is said to be more controversial overseas. Especially as the fate of the Slovenes and other oppressed peoples comes to more attention, I expect the Ainu on the Kurils and Ainu immigrants will bring more attention to their plight. Unfortunately it will likely be at least a few years until the hype over Communism fades and the liberators come under more scrutiny.

The fate of the Ainu and doing nothing to halt other Japanese military atrocities coming to light my help the Republicans back into power with the Freedo APrties clsime moral supertiority being called out over enabling warcrimes. Even without that it seems the Freedom Party is set to lose the White House.
 
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