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No Gods And Kings, Only Man by RvBOMally No Gods And Kings, Only Man by RvBOMally
Because of the snowstorms in the South, my classes are canceled for the next few days. Have some scenarios. 

The same setting as my American Confederation map, where most of the background text is written: rvbomally.deviantart.com/art/A…

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After the end of the Second World War, the world is split into four blocs. The Anglo-Japanese bloc is the bulwark of the democratic ideas embodied by the Allies during WWII, although the Japanese are still under their WWII-era militarist regime. The British themselves have become rather more militaristic and paranoid ever since Europe fell to the reds, and it would be very accurate to describe Britain as a surveillance state. Its allies and puppets are little better, frequently European governments-in-exile, puppet post-colonial regimes or local dictators who happen to pay lip service to the West. 

Of course, while both the Americans and British are apt to consider the communists as a united front, they too are split. Indeed, it could be said that they hate one another more than they hate the more distant capitalist powers. The Third International is what remains of the Soviet-led alliance from WWII, and is dominated by the Soviets. Although the death of Stalin has decreased repression by a little, the Soviet Union is still a paranoid autocracy whose trade outside of the Third International is very limited. The Indians, under the socialist-nationalist Indian People's Congress, has fused Hindu nationalism with Stalinism, and treats its restless non-Hindu people like second-class citizens. 

The Fourth International, which broke off from the Third over the issue of perceived "softness" with regard to the West, is a more balanced but more divided organization. The German-dominated European Collective is still the superior power, although the Chinese are starting to catch up. The European Collective, while a confederation of socialist states in name, is in truth a German empire, a fact not lost on many of the WWII-era conquests. The Chinese, on the other hand, are far more centralized, and the Maoist clique in power refuses to turn down political repression even as they make backdoor deals with the Americans. 
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menapia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014

weird thing about Ireland but we covered this when doing constitutional law, the govt. declared a state of emergency during ww2 but they never officially wound it down till the 70's when the civil service noticed it only took a few minutes to correct apparently it was just sort of forgotten after the war.  Also we actually had an army force similar to the Irish Peoples Army you have in your Alt History except it was called the Irish Citizens Army which took part in the Irish Revolution it was small and made up of Irish communists.


Brill and frightening map man

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Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student General Artist
I was expecting Bioshock
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Tuskin38 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I had a similar Scenario happen in Darkest Hour (Hearts of iron 2 Spin off) only the US was still Democratic, and the POD was a very unlikely 1933 with the Communists being voted in instead of Hitler.
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Interesting. Were the sides in that WWII the Western powers vs. the communists?
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Tuskin38 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Basically yes, by the 1960s only Democratic Countries left Europe were Switzerland, Sweden, Norway and the UK. It had become a stalemate and I ended it there.
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TheAresProject Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I played "Wonderful Wonderful" by Johnny Mathis (also known as the song from the Burial at Sea trailer) on Spotify, because I assumed it was going to be Bioshock-related with that title. As I finished reading it switched to "Onward Christian Soldiers" and I realised that might be the aptest pair of melodies to describe this setting, ever.
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Nice soundtracks. I have ideas for a mass FPS crossover that will involve Bioshock, so keep on the lookout for that. :) 
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
What's the difference between the Third and Fourth Internationals?
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Officially, minor differences in their interpretations of how communism should be reached. In reality, major disagreements between Berlin and Moscow, namely the Soviets trying to control the EC's relationship with the non-communist world. 
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I thought the Fourth International seemed more like the Trotskyite rival of the Soviet bloc.
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