"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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    Damn you! Locker room sexual assault is a serious problem in the Pinnacle Women's Fechten Maegth and you know it!
     
  2. 245 Well-Known Member

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    I can't wait for what napo is going to do al calpone and American crime, there is also j.Edgar Hoover as well.
     
  3. LostInNewDelhi Anarcho-Shaivist

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    Someone oughta comb through the thread and make a playlist of music that reminds people of the Republican Union :p But in the meantime, have Sam Ramey's rendition of an evil preacher exhorting his revival meeting to repent of THEIR sins... (Note: 3:01 is when it really starts to get good.)
     
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  4. Napoleon53 Order of Monocled Sirs ಠ_ರೃ

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    That is beautiful.

    Speaking of evangelists, for those unaware of obscure references, the real life Southwest Bible Institute in Waxahachie Texas also are the stomping grounds of two... interesting... gentlemen:

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  5. Murica1776 Building an American Tomorrow

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    Ladies and Gentlemen, the anthem of Dapper Dan Ragtime Juche Authoritarian Southrons everywhere:



    Charleston

    Charleston!
    Charleston!
    Made in Carolina!
    Some place with such grace
    I'll say there's nowhere finer


    Carolina, Carolina, at last they've got you on the map,
    With a grand town, that funny blue town, with a peculiar snap!
    We may not have Berlin or Metropolis,
    New York, Philly, or even Annapolis;
    But we've got religion in our street,
    You can praise God and do it sweet.


    Charleston!
    Charleston!
    Made in Carolina!
    Some place with such grace
    I'll say there's nowhere finer

    Charleston, Charleston, gee how you can shuffle;
    Every step you do, leads to something new.
    Man I'm telling you, it's a lapazoo!

    Bay Street, King Street are such a fun number;
    In Ol' Charleston, the new Charleston,
    This place is surely a comer.

    Sometime, you'll live here one time,
    In that place called Charleston,
    Made in South Caroline!
     
  6. Truckpuncher Member

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    I second this idea. It would really add an interesting twist to this TL in my opinion.
     
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  7. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

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    It does make finding stock pictures to edit crusher caps into a little harder though. I'd say women would probably be more toned because of Japanese style company exercise everyday and drills and stuff but the WAC Valkyries will basically be whole squads of that Ukrainian who pops watermelons with her thighs.
     
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  8. Truckpuncher Member

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    There is actually a surprising amount of photos of muscular women from the first half of the 20th century (and earlier) online, far more then in the 60s or 70s as one might expect.
     
  9. Darksider166 Well-Known Member

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    Since the Republican Union likes to believe itself as possibly the "Third Rome", adopting many Latin names such as replacing General for Legate, I propose that the Secret Service to the President be called the Praetorian Guard to really drive home the Rome Craze of America. Next thing is a repopularization of togas or something, maybe Billy Graham wears one during sermons or something and makes it official church clothing during his tenure as leader of the AFC Church (actually if I remember correctly, in the original expanded universe thread, Billy Graham did wear one during the end of the world in 2006 before he was incinerated in nuclear fire).
     
  10. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

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    Well obviously ceremonial togas will be made of American flags and reserved for special occasions, and as for the Praetorian thing, importing fascist Norwegians to fill out the ranks and avoid Union factional politics seems like the ticket. Also, wouldn't the Union be the "Second Rome", as Byzantium was obviously packed to the gills with Inferior mongrelized orthodoxers?
     
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  11. Darksider166 Well-Known Member

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  12. Murica1776 Building an American Tomorrow

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    Look at these fine, patriotic not at all creepy Pinnacle folks of pure fluidation on their way to a formal party where they'll drown out dystopia with cocaine and kinky sex toast our glorious Union! All Hail!
     
  13. Murica1776 Building an American Tomorrow

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    This is more along the lines of what I was thinking. To clarify, I didn't necessarily mean that the Union was going to go full Amazonian body builder, although as bodybuilding really takes off later in the century it could happen. I was thinking more along the lines of a gymnast or a pro dancer. Lean and toned but still feminine and graceful. It would be suitably different from OTL, but at the same time minimizes the need for photo searching/editing and also fits with the Union still having certain ideals of femininity that are more old school.
     
  14. Ismaili777 Well-Known Member

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    I feel like in the 50s this America will be almost a twisted satire of “post war prosperity.” Like the post on page 275.
     
  15. Ismaili777 Well-Known Member

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    Will the car company reappear?
     
  16. LostInNewDelhi Anarcho-Shaivist

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    I don't know about that one-- the Praetorian Guard is primarily known for its perennial disloyalty. I'd prefer some kind of nondescript name that then becomes notorious due to the deeds of the unit, like ORRA's 13th "Bad Luck Brigade" division.

    I suppose that we could have OTL's suburb craze give way to a gated-community craze instead, with actual walls being used to separate social classes instead of long distances navigable only by cars. Instead of a white picket fence, you can have the mark of middle-class success be a wrought-iron gate... But really, the RU's postwar boom is already the twisted satire you're looking for. The OTL US gets flak for using foreign adventurism/imperialism to guarantee low prices and steady import flows for its desired commodities (e.g. Op. Ajax and Iranian oil) but here the RU's prosperity is as ill-gotten as prosperity can possibly get-- we have companies being expropriated from their owners and turned into Proddie Mega-Corps, we have people rushing to California to lay claims to lands left vacant by a Holocaust-by-poison, and oh yeah the bones of 2 million+ Mexicans still lie bleaching in the Sonoran sun. The whole venture is built on theft, which is why my favorite character is that one Prussian king who stole Goodyear's train design and passed it off as his own Eisenbahn :evilsmile:
     
  17. Ismaili777 Well-Known Member

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    You and I think alike. Perhaps dangerous nuclear cars along this line too. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Nucleon Your suggestion is great, adds a dystopian element to prosperity.
     
  18. Murica1776 Building an American Tomorrow

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    I don't know if they'll go for gated communities b/c the Union is pretty socialist, worship of wealthy Pinnacle Men aside. Although the "Separate Worlds" between Betters and Infees is kinda close. I think that the big satire thing we'll probably see will be some sort of coked-out "keeping up with the Joneses" sort of mentality that would make the most competitive and acquisitive suburbanites of OTL look austere. Probably a bunch of stuff about how if the husband were a real Pinnacle Man, they could afford x.

    *Marital discord intensifies*

    I also absolutely agree with what you said. The Union's unofficial motto seems to be:

    "Jehovah wouldn't have given me two hands if he didn't want me to grab everything I could."

    They really do seem to have achieved Hitler's ideal vision of humanity. If they aren't murdering or enslaving "race enemies," they're taking people's stuff or humping like rabbits.
     
  19. Goldwind2 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that can last forever. Once they run out of all the inferiors they will evunatly start killing each other
     
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  20. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

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    On the other hand foreign wars make a hell of a relief valve, and if the welfare system starts distributing Soma or something they'll switch from 1984 to Brave New World easy enough.
     
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