The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

I assumed it was some sort of reference to the UAR 🤔

Here is what wikpedia says:

The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة‎ khamsah) is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and in the Maghreb and commonly used in jewelry and wall hangings.[1][2] Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many times throughout history, the hamsa is believed by some Jews, to provide defense against the evil eye.
 
It's up to Sorairo, (as it's his work) but could easily be made into an eBook, (using a programme as simple as eCub) thoigh it would take a lot of Copying/Pasting and slight editing. Why not message and ask him about it?
 
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The Nightmare State: OTL April 17th, 1976 Democratic Kampuchea ISOTed to the same date in the Footprint of Mussolini Universe

There has already been enough insanity from Himmler to Suslov, so I think saying the World would not welcome in Saloth Sâr and his killing fields regime into the World would be an understatement.
 
The Nightmare State: OTL April 17th, 1976 Democratic Kampuchea ISOTed to the same date in the Footprint of Mussolini Universe

There has already been enough insanity from Himmler to Suslov, so I think saying the World would not welcome in Saloth Sâr and his killing fields regime into the World would be an understatement.
Maybe the horrors of the killing fields will be enough to strangle neo-communism? Nah.
 
Maybe the horrors of the killing fields will be enough to strangle neo-communism? Nah.
Communism is so deeply hated that any ISOTed communist nation would be invaded immediately. Pol Pot not need do anything.
Yes I know, I’m talking about the reveal of the killing fields and the effects that it’d have on the future ITTL.
People ITTL already found the Soviet Union and North China to be evil rogue states. So basically having one of, if not the craziest communist state from OTL come in would not only only strengthen their hate for the ideology, but also introduce a whole other level of horror to them, especially when they come across S-21, not seen since the Islamic State of Arabia.

I think that Pol Pot, on par with North Korea and/or Albania became the closest nation in OTL to fit what most people from the FoM think of when they picture communist states in their head; torture, mass murder, and the radical shift in society for the worst.
 
The Nightmare State: OTL April 17th, 1976 Democratic Kampuchea ISOTed to the same date in the Footprint of Mussolini Universe

There has already been enough insanity from Himmler to Suslov, so I think saying the World would not welcome in Saloth Sâr and his killing fields regime into the World would be an understatement.
Maybe the horrors of the killing fields will be enough to strangle neo-communism? Nah.
Communism is so deeply hated that any ISOTed communist nation would be invaded immediately. Pol Pot not need do anything.
Yes I know, I’m talking about the reveal of the killing fields and the effects that it’d have on the future ITTL.
People ITTL already found the Soviet Union and North China to be evil rogue states. So basically having one of, if not the craziest communist state from OTL come in would not only only strengthen their hate for the ideology, but also introduce a whole other level of horror to them, especially when they come across S-21, not seen since the Islamic State of Arabia.

I think that Pol Pot, on par with North Korea and/or Albania became the closest nation in OTL to fit what most people from the FoM think of when they picture communist states in their head; torture, mass murder, and the radical shift in society for the worst.

Pol Pot is what everybody fears socialism is.

It was a society not only opposed wealth, but ANY kind of superiority within society. Even people who wore GLASSES were shot and killed because they were seen as intellectuals. Even fisherman were barred from fishing because the Khmer Rouge hated any kind of initiative. I can't think of any example where a society basically mutitlated itself as badly as the Khmer Rouge did.

The reaction of most people would be nonchalance, followed by 'we're shutting that shit down.'


You know I’m morbidly curious what would happen if the UASR from Reds! were ISOT’d to this TL.

I've discussed this earlier: Red Americans might just see themselves as the chosen people, and claim they saved socialism from the excesses of Stalin.

To the rest of the world, it would be like waking up in one of those alternate dimensions where everyone you know is evil. Of course, when the UASR proves it isn't evil, people might be a bit confused to learn that it is not a nation that murders its own workers and peasants.
 
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