TL-191: After the End

Even by the end of the JWR, living conditions are not nearly as bad as OTL North Korea. As of TTL’s 2011, conditions in the JWR are analogous to the late Brezhnev-era USSR, but with far more blatant corruption at the highest governing levels. The JWR is also analogous to the retro-dystopian society shown in Terry Gilliam’s movie Brazil, especially with regards to its sprawling, oppressive, and inefficient bureaucracy.
This description of the JWR gives me some Jin-Roh vibes.
 
Even by the end of the JWR, living conditions are not nearly as bad as OTL North Korea. As of TTL’s 2011, conditions in the JWR are analogous to the late Brezhnev-era USSR, but with far more blatant corruption at the highest governing levels. The JWR is also analogous to the retro-dystopian society shown in Terry Gilliam’s movie Brazil, especially with regards to its sprawling, oppressive, and inefficient bureaucracy.
depressing
 
What's the legacy of Kaiser Wilhelm II in the USA, Germany, and elsewhere in TTL?

In Germany and the United States, he’s still generally remembered fondly by the public at large, as of 2020. In the USA, it’s not surprising to find at least one Kaiser Wilhelm Boulevard or Wilhelm Street or Kaiser Avenue in the major cities, at least in the area comprising the USA’s 1914 borders.

In Germany, of course, he’s still considered one of the country’s great Twentieth Century leaders, and one of the greatest Hohenzollern monarchs.

Historians in both countries tend to be more critical of Wilhelm II, depending on the historiographical school, especially regarding his role during the pre-FGW period, and over the ways in which he responded to post-FGW changes in Germany, especially in response to the rise of the Social Democrats.
 
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