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Red October - Map 1.1 - Worldmap

Series 1 – Red October
Map 1.1 - Worldmap


The first series was inspired by Robert O'Connell essay "The Cuban Missile Crisis" were America literally obliterated the Warsaw Bloc in 1962. In this scenario I switched the two sides, so that America and NATO are the ones who were destroyed and the Eastern Block who emerged victorious. Don’t ask me how, let say ASBish events led up to the Soviets winning the Cold War.

With fifty to sixty percent of Western Europe destroyed, parts of East Asia nuked and America that is mostly a nuclear wasteland there is no one to counterbalance authoritarian communist rule. Now 45 years later the world is literally a chaotic mess with the Soviets, Chinese, Indians and increasingly the South Americans vying for global influence and with tensions between Russia and China rising there is fear of a second nuclear war.

Note: Disclaimer – This is a work of fiction and does not represent the authors political views.
 
Red October - Map 1.2 – Dhofar War

Series 1 – Red October

Map 1.2 – Dhofar War


The second map depicts the current situation of the Dhofar war between the Soviet aligned Dhofar Republic and the Chinese aligned Sultanate of Oman. Experts fear that, with both Great Powers dispatching naval forces to the region the “local” war could ignite a second nuclear war.
 
Red October - Map 1.3 – Belizean Rebellion

Series 1 – Red October
Map 1.3 – Belizean Rebellion


After over fifty percent of Great Britain was destroyed, including London, the remaining British colonies were left to their fate. Guatemala quickly annexed British Honduras or Belize in 1963. Decades of mistreatment of Belizean by Guatemalan security forces has sparked numerous rebellions and uprisings. The map depicts the state of the current Belizean Rebellion in 2017.
 
Red October - Map 1.4 – State of Florida

Series 1 – Red October

Map 1.4 – State of Florida

This map depicts the current situation of Florida with the nuclear quarantine zones and Soviet and Cuban Military bases.
 
Red October - Map 1.5 – Siege of Darwin

Series 1 – Red October

Map 1.5 – Siege of Darwin
This map depicts the now three-month-long Siege of Darwin by Indonesian Forces. This is part of the invasion of Australia by the Indonesian “Fourth Way” regime.

And with that Ladies and Gentlemen we finish the first season of the Timelines of the Capsule Universes series.
 
Another Reich - Map 2.1 - Worldmap

Series 2 – Another Reich
Map 2.1 – Worldmap


Vacuity Institute RAV219MEL / Sub-Department of the “Vacuity Galactic and Universal Ministry” of the “United Multiverse Assembly” and the “Supreme Multiuniversal Templar Multiverse-Imperium Assembly”.

### Incoming transmission ###

To Supervisor Martin,

Sigh … Seems like I have to sort out some Capsule Universes that a bored teenage daughter of trillionaire has illegally created. It’s a good thing that the “mother”/”normal” universes of these Capsule Universes haven’t developed past the initial phase of the nuclear-space age yet since she could be in a lot more trouble. Anyway the “mother” universes have been catalogued away but now I will have to deal with these Capsule Universes. They will be stored at first but some will be destroyed and some sold to rich individuals or corporations.

I have supplied you with a dossier of an interesting Capsule Universe and a short summary since the Point of divergence.

Synth-1234

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### Start of summary ###

  • Kaiser Wilhelm II birth was more prolonged than OTL, which curiously doesn’t result in a crippled arm, but fundamentally changed his personality to a more gluttonous, needy and eccentric one. When Kaiser Wilhelm died in 1891 (three years later than OTL) Wilhelm succeeded his grandfather as Wilhelm II. He married very late (to Cecile of Mecklenburg-Schwerin who in OTL married his son) and has only two children – Princess Charlotte and Crown Prince Wilhelm.
  • The First World War happened at the same date but with no British involvement due to no German invasion of Belgium. The War lasted for nine years and with more casualties for all sides. The resulting peace was more a “Peace of Exhaustion” with no territorial exchanges besides the Central Powers keeping Poland, Romania, Greece, the Balkans and the Caucasus.
  • As a result of the Peace treaty revolution and civil war in France and Russia overthrew their governments, establishing communist states. Russia fell under the guise of Stalin while French empire reformed into the Federation of Worker Republics.
  • The Second World War started in 1941 and lasted until 1945. The war pitched the Central Powers (without the Ottoman Empire) against the France and the Soviet Union. Unlike OTL there was no Blitzkrieg but a rematch with deadlier trench warfare. The war ended with a stalemate and tens of millions dead.
  • The Treaty of Stockholm resulted in over seventy years of peace on the European continent. The treaty divided Europe and Africa into spheres of influences – Germany: Central Europe and the Balkans; France: North Africa and West Africa; Soviet Union: Eastern Europe; Italy: Libya; Neutrals: Iberian Peninsula, Benelux countries and Scandinavia (with lots of socialist influences). Britain again didn’t joined the war, quietly developed their colonies and dominions which resulted in the most prosperous international organization – the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • The Nationalist won the Chinese Civil War and repulsed the Japanese Invasion. Today the republic is a corrupt oligarchy.
  • The Ottoman Empire is a very rich nation, oil wealth as well as economic investment by the Germans, British and recently Chinese and Indians have cured the sick man of Europe. But the average Ottoman citizens have begun to clamor their government more forcefully to atone for the annihilation of the Christian population in Anatolia, Armenia, the Levant and Mesopotamia. Egypt is the sole Middle-Eastern nation with any significant Christian population.
  • With no foreign entanglements, early deaths of US progressives and no “New Deals” the serious social, racial and economic problems of the USA went mostly unanswered or were only passed decades later than OTL - Women right to vote were only granted in the 1930s, civil rights for African American in 1980s etc. No checks and balance on Wall Street and other big corporations resulted in many Stock market crashes and major bailouts. The Republican Party and the liberal wing of the Democratic Party fell more under the influence of big money than OTL. In short Americas Gilded Age never ended.
  • The resulting divisions in American politics exploded into the 2nd American Civil War when thugs of a Republican-aligned militia killed unarmed students and schoolchildren protesters at a rally for gun-control in Atlanta.
  • The American Civil War has generated the largest refugee crisis on the planet. Millions of Americans have crossed into Canada and Mexico. British, Indian and other Commonwealth troops have been massing at Canada’s southern border to control the flow of refugees streaming in from the US, while Mexico has recently closed their border. German, French and Soviet aid agencies in Mexico have decried this move.
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Authors note: Welcome to the start of the second map/infobox series of Timelines of the Capsule Universes or TLCU.
 
Another Reich - Map 2.2 – Istanbul Cooperation Organisation

Series 2 – Another Reich
Map 2.2 – Istanbul Cooperation Organisation


A short summary of the Istanbul Cooperation Organisation with a selection of the most important members. The largest political, economic and security alliance on the planet. It is the major competitor of the British Commonwealth of Nations.
 
Another Reich - Infobox 2.2 – Spiegelbild Frontpage

Series 2 – Another Reich
Infobox 2.2 – Spiegelbild frontpage

Continuing with the second series - Another Reich. Here is the English/international frontpage of the Spiegelbild newspaper.
 
Another Reich - Map 2.3 – Commonwealth of Nations

Series 2 – Another Reich
Map 2.3 – Commonwealth of Nations


A short summary of the Commonwealth of Nations plus the Empire of Japan and the Commonwealth corridore-sanitaire (occupation zone) in New England. The Commonwealth of Nations is this timeline EU analogue and the most powerful organisation on the planet.
 
Another Reich - Infobox 2.3 – Corriere del Mattino Frontpage

Series 2 – Another Reich
Infobox 2.3 – Corriere del Mattino frontpage

Continuing with the second series - Another Reich. Here is the English frontpage of the Corriere del Mattino. A newspaper in the fascist Kingdom of Italy. As is natural with totalitarian authoritarian regimes all the praises, stories and headlines are more and ... more lies and fake news. So for example the headlines of victories and casualties in Italian Libya are just a smoke screen for defeat and heavy losses.

Note: Disclaimer – This is a work of fiction and does not represent the authors political views.
 
Another Reich - Map 2.4 – Comintern
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Series 2 – Another Reich
Map 2.4 – Comintern


A short summary of the Comintern plus the Nordic Social Democratic Council (an umbrella organisation for all Scandinavian nations - sans Finland). The Council is an observer in the Comintern.
 
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Another Reich - Infobox 2.4 – YouYours videoclip footage

Series 2 – Another Reich
Infobox 2.4 – YouYours videoclip footage

Continuing with the second series - Another Reich. Here is a still videoclip footage of the popular YouYours video-sharing site.

Note: Disclaimer – This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
 
Another Reich - Map 2.5 – Other nations

Series 2 – Another Reich
Map 2.5 – Other nations


A short summary of some nations around the globe, especially the rogue ones - Italy and Southwest Africa. A very interesting nation is the Republic of Reunion - this timeline Taiwan.
 
Another Reich - Infobox 2.5 – Another EBC Frontpage

Series 2 – Another Reich
Infobox 2.5 – Another EBC frontpage

Continuing with the second series - Another Reich. Here is another frontpage of the EBC. And with that ladies and gentlemen the series "Another Reich" comes to an end. It was a fun ride and I might revisit it in the future. But for now enjoy the news!
 
Legacy of Spring - Map 3.1 - Worldmap

Series 3 – Legacy of Spring
Map 3.1 – Worldmap

Vacuity Institute RAV219MEL / Sub-Department of the “Vacuity Galactic and Universal Ministry” of the “United Multiverse Assembly” and the “Supreme Multiuniversal Templar Multiverse-Imperium Assembly”.


### Incoming transmission ###

To Supervisor Martin,

Another interesting subject/Capsule Universe (CU) coming from the Multiversal Democratic Forum (MDF). As a matter of fact this CU is a combined work of the MDF, the Pangerman Multiverse Assembly and the All-Russia Multiverse Union. Cooperation between all the Multiverse entities has been ramping up recently – some contribute this rise to increased “interdimensionalization” of the Multiverse.

So without further ado, I represent you a world where the Spring of Nations, the revolutions of 1848 succeeded beyond the dreams of its instigators.

Synth-1234

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### Start of summary ###
  • The Revolution of 1848 overthrew the royal families of the German Confederation, Austria and Italy. Establishing a republican government in each of these former states and in Austria’s case giving independence to Hungary. The rest of Austria and the states of the German Confederation merged into Greater Germany. How this came to pass? With Russia busy putting down a Polish revolt, serf rebellions and famine it couldn’t help its Imperial allies in the Holy League. A harsher famine in central Europe also helped to stoke resentment against the monarchies who totally botched the relief supplies to the starving masses.
  • With a democratic neighbor Russia struggled more with revolutionary sentiments amongst its lower masses. Domestic revolts, strikes and pogroms prompted the old Tsar to go to war with their republican neighbors. The unpopular war nearly proved to be the end for Imperial Russia. But a coup by his more democratic-minded cousin did saved the Romanov dynasty at the eleventh hour. Peace was quickly declared, Poland was granted independence and democratic reforms started. Beginning with the 20th century the former enemies of Germany and Russia have slowly approached each other and thus turned into close allies by the end of the last century.
  • The approachment of Germany and Russia wouldn’t have happened if Italy hasn’t suffered its own coup. But unlike the Russian one – Italy underwent a reactionary, semi-fascist coup by a former general in the first decade of the 20th century. Rome quickly turned to Imperial France and left its former allies behind. This was a tremendous shock in Berlin, Warsaw and Budapest.
  • France did contemplate intervening in the war between Germany and Russia, but decided to sit it out. This proved to be a blessing and a curse. Napoleon III and his successors could solidify his dynasty in France and enlarge the French Empire in Africa. French influence in its former colonies is still felt to this day.
  • British working classes did draw inspiration from the revolutions on the continent. But the establishment crackdown has stifled revolutionary activity on the British Isles. Increased censorship over the decades, coupled with more and more brutal repressions against the working class in Britain and its colonies have turned the workers of the former British Empire to more radical ideologies. The spark that would spell the end of the British Empire was ignited by the British coal mine strikes of 1925. Overnight the British Empire transformed into the Federation of Workers Republics (FWR). The Royal family escaped to Canada, who along with South Africa and Australasia was the only part of the Empire who didn’t go red. Today London is still the capital of the FWR, but the most important decisions are decided in New Delhi and Lagos. (Authors note: This has been heavily inspired by Ed Thomas Fight and be Right Universe).
  • China also underwent a Meji reform which in turn morphed into a democratic reform in the middle part of the 20th century. It still has an emperor and the average Chinese is wealthier and more satisfied than OTL. The democratic constitutional empire is expected to be the next leader of the Axis.
  • The Axis is the world largest alliance – it is made up of Russia, China, Germany, Korea and Mitteleuropa states. With over two billion people the Axis has tremendous influence over international policy.
  • With no Forty-Eighters and less immigration from Central Europe, the US struggled in the American Civil War (ACW). While not war-winning the absence of democratic-union minded immigrants did contribute to Union defeat in the ACW. After the end of the Civil War the North turned increasing isolationist, which continued to this day. The US is the only country in the world which is not part of any international organization.
  • The only part of the world in which Philadelphia have interest in is in the former states of the CSA. The Confederate States survived for a couple of decades, but state-rightists, rivalries and corruption broke the CSA apart by the end of the 19th century. Repression of their black population has turned the American South into a brutal war zone that would make OTL Vietnam blush with shame. ( Authors note: This has been heavily inspired by Mark Ciccone novel – Red Delta)
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Authors note: Welcome to the start of the third map/infobox series of Timelines of the Capsule Universes or TLCU.
 
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