"What Madness Is This?" Redux: The Union Forever

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: Before 1900' started by Napoleon53, Sep 13, 2018.

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  1. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

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  2. Darksider166 Well-Known Member

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    This TL is already pretty dark, found this pic, here's something to lighten things up:

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    Pinnacle Man and Atheling President Steele wearing an easter bunny suit during easter celebrations while Britannic Premier Winston Churchill visited Philadelphia (1947 colorized).

    Unbeknownst to observers, this was all a calculated move by Steele to throw his enemies off guard by looking silly while he plotted the beginnings of the Second Great War (1948-1953).

    Obviously non-canon.
     
  3. Christory Well-Known Member

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    No no no this has to be canon.
     
  4. AK47Productions Show me your true form!

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    Plot twist. Steele starts the SGW because he was suppose to lead the bunny hop and got pissed when he was snubbed.
     
  5. John Spangler A man of wealth and taste

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    Vlad Ulyanov as a ruthless businessman was really ironic, but Viktor fleeing Moscow...that was fucking amazing! It was about time that the bastard's empire crumbled. However, I wonder what the new Russian government will be like. Surely it can't be worse that Viktor's, can it?
     
  6. dakkafex This Title Visible to IRIDIUM Clearance and Above

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    I mentioned it in my story over in the EU thread, but I'll also throw in the 'Enochian language' as something that could crop up again in the postwar world, particularly in the RU and England. It's supposed to be the occult language of the angels (even though it's pretty obviously based on English), and is the basis for a whole discipline of esotericism.

    We should also be on track to invent LSD proper pretty soon, if it hasn't already happened, so that should be fun. I can't wait for some local AFC bishop to start advocating for tap water lysergification as an alternative to fluoridation.
     
  7. traveller76 Member

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    The Post-War World

    I think that Europa, the Dutch and Scandavia will be building up defenses against the British and Union while making some political and economic reforms. They may offer transportation, land grants and subsidies to people to immigrate to the various colonies. The various Nordreich colonies may adopt a wait and see attitude and even become independent (defacto or dejure) with the right backing. The Europans may assist some of the more moderate German states with men and materials but nothing official.

    The Persians and other Muslim countries may send men, money and material to fight in Central Asia. With the loss of most of the industrial and agricultural resources of western Russia the Czarist forces may hold Siberia and the Far East but do not have the industry or population to support a reconquest. Unless they actually create some sort of Han-Russian hybrid culture using China, Manchuria and Mongolia.

    The Union will be cleaning up the country from getting rid of the Inferiors and integrating the new conquests. I see the Cartels hiring military veterans and equipment to expand the overseas markets from Europan and Russian Cartels, especially in South America and the Far East.
     
  8. raffaele gaggioli Well-Known Member

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    Actually i wonder if Britain is going to fall in a revolution too. I mean its situation is even worse than the one in Russia and Germany following the end of the Great War: not only the war in Ireland was the worst front of the entire war (with chemical weapons being used regularly) but the results are basically inexistents (4 years of war for only a small bit of Northen Ireland doesn't sound like a great result to me).
    I also doubt that the RU could be of any particular help in this situation, considering the distance between the two countries
     
  9. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

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    On the other hand, Holy Nippon

    DIRECT RULE FROM PHILADELPHIA
     
  10. raffaele gaggioli Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but Nippon was already an american protectorate before the revolt. Best case scenario the RU's forces in England are mostly military advisors
     
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    Europa should be seeing some unrest too. I can't imagine that the Middle Eastern and Asian colonies are satisfied under the Bonapartist yoke, and their should be tensions in the metropole as well.
     
  12. halfcoop Well-Known Member

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    Meanwhile the Republican Union is stronger then ever
     
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  13. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

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    Nippon aside the US doesn't really do "top-down colonialism", they drive out the natives and flood the territory with loyal citizens. In that respect the entirety of the RU territory is considered the metropole as soon as the military pushes its frontier of conquest out again.
     
  14. AeroTheZealousOne Hey! Wait! I've got a new complaint!

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    Another one of my favorite ahistorical allusions from Classic.

    It's funny, three months ago or so I had a dream where Ireland was the first to get the atomic bomb. Less funny is that someone who I felt close to in a way also died in that dream. No circumstances provided, all I knew was that she had a gravestone near the side of a dock, somewhere beautiful in southern Russia maybe along the Black Sea, or maybe an inland lake. I can't remember, but for some reason it left an impact on me that I couldn't really shake until I talked to her. (No, not about the dream, of course.)

    I digress quite a bit. It's fascinating, I cannot believe how a less than innocent comment on this thread would have me go thinking about something so dark...

    But as always, in the interest of getting back on topic, praise Meinrad Beutel and Friedrich Nietzsche, and death to the Republican Union. (EDIT: But not CoCaro. Yet. I still wanna be on Murica's good side. So feel free to Hark The Sound for the time being, all.)
     
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  15. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

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    Something that occurred to me, given that mention is made in both the Indian Wars chapter and the Immolation chapter of cultural artifacts being carted off as trophies, my headcannon is that there's a family that's been soldiering since Crawford that, despite generally middle class means has a home better filled than a museum with Inferior art, propaganda and cultural artefacts, with an entire library full of foreign political tracts and religious books. In any other house it'd be treasonous but the family offers tours of its trophy collection to local grandees as a mark of their proud service to the state.
     
  16. Whiteshore Defender of Myrcella Baratheon

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    Didn't you describe the republican government-in-exile at the moment?
     
  17. Murica1776 Building an American Tomorrow

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    Hmmmm. You're alright kid. For now.....
     
  18. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

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    Ha! Would changing mid sentence between praising and vilifying the Republican Union be called hickory switching TTL?
     
  19. Murica1776 Building an American Tomorrow

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    You might think that. I couldn't possibly comment. :cool:

    Unrelated, here's a cursed image for y'all:

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    Adolf Von Branau, the true European Brahmin to restore the Divine Aristocratic Caste System
     
  20. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

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    Esoteric Evolism is a hell of a drug
     
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