The Footprint of Mussolini - TL

He would never be appointed by the PNF leadership, but if democratization causes instability I could see him playing his hands at becoming a military dictator.

Hmmm. Perhaps, if some pro-Somalian independence radical assassinated Enrico to try to trigger Somalia following Ethiopia into gaining independence, Gaddafi could step in as a military dictator.


I wonder what Gaddafi's ideology would look like here. A strange cross between the Green Book and Fascism would be quite bizzare. Maybe Islamic socialism would be replaced by "Abrahamic socialism" or, to gain the support of the post-Fascist public, "Roman socialism?"

A vaguely left-wing dictatorship that proclaims itself to be the successor to Rome could use imagery of the Gracchi, the Populares, and the Roman Republic in general as propaganda. Ironically enough, since Julius Caesar was one of the Populares, they could even still claim to uphold the legacy of the first few emperors of Rome while declaring most later Roman Emperors to have betrayed "Roman socialism."
 
On thing on Gaddafi is that Nasser and Ba'athism greatly influence to Gaddafi's views. Such not happen ITTL and so it is quiet possible that Gaddafi is not very powerhungry or not be intrested enter to politics. I would think some military career being most plausible path for him. Gaddafi's mind would be totally unrecognsible for us.
 
I wonder what Gaddafi's ideology would look like here. A strange cross between the Green Book and Fascism would be quite bizzare. Maybe Islamic socialism would be replaced by "Abrahamic socialism" or, to gain the support of the post-Fascist public, "Roman socialism?"

A vaguely left-wing dictatorship that proclaims itself to be the successor to Rome could use imagery of the Gracchi, the Populares, and the Roman Republic in general as propaganda. Ironically enough, since Julius Caesar was one of the Populares, they could even still claim to uphold the legacy of the first few emperors of Rome while declaring most later Roman Emperors to have betrayed "Roman socialism."
I could see an alternate Gaddafi regime try to rehabilitate the image of a maligned "populist" emperor like Caligula or Nero.
 
I finished reading this timeline and am amazed at the work put in. So does it seem like South Africa will remain that way forever smugly pleased at what most others view with disgust?
 
Yeah. To compare them to OTL rogue states, I think there's a greater chance of OTL North Korea falling apart than TTL South Africa falling apart.
Well North Korea is held up by worship of the Supreme Leader, which if there is a vacuum in the Kim family will almost certainly cause it to collapse. It seems in South Africa the white people truly believe they were under threat and so their horrible actions were necessary.
 
I don't think that SA regime is going to collapse on seeable future. It is quiet stable, citizens are fine with their regime and its extreme level racism and some countries have opened trade with SA. So hard to see how it could collapse without nuclear war. And since it has nukes targetted pretty much every major city of the world no one dare attack.

But some bantustans might collapse due internal violence and several people leaving them. Some of them are not any kind of viable states and are basically failed states ruled by literal criminal bosses.
 
But Russia and China would still happily trade with SA.
But wouldn't the SA despise China due to the whole Communism thing?

So, there's a rump South Africa in the former Bantustans?

TTL South Africa would start a war with rump OTL South Africa, which would result in an international intervention, which would probably go nuclear and result in extremist groups emerging. Imagine Apartheid in the Sea of Time, but with far more casualties.
I can imagine social media blowing up, especially in political areas, after the sudden appearance of an openly white supremacist state.
 
Because of how unpopular communism is, do any other ideologies domminate the far-left of TTL or is the far-left a non-entity, if so where do radicalized leftist disalusioned by the system go to ITTL?
 
Because of how unpopular communism is, do any other ideologies domminate the far-left of TTL or is the far-left a non-entity, if so where do radicalized leftist disalusioned by the system go to ITTL?

From what I can tell, many ITTL far-leftists (who aren't Neo-Communist) support a) religious socialism like that practiced in Russia, b) libertarian socialism like that practiced in Kurdistan, or c) psuedo-Peronist left-wing populist Fascism.
 
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