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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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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
They may have adopted some Trotskyist ideas to spite Moscow, but they started out as Soviet allies and fans of Stalinism.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I suppose that would make sense.
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Another happy shiny fun-world, I see. :)

Frankly, I consider the chances of this German-dominated united Europe holding together till 2011, with the Brits and the Soviets undoubtedly trying to stir shit up, as somewhere between "slim" and "none", but what the hell, some concessions must be made for a proper Dystopia. 
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I mentioned a united Europe in the original map, so I wanted to show it. That being said, I didn't have to make the current year 2011. I can't justify that. :p
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
In any event, it's nice to see some more of your stuff without waiting till May.
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Thanks! I hope the Oneshot Scenarios thread is doing well. 
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TLhikan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
No God and Kings? What about a Brave New World :D?
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I thought of a scenario with all of the Civ V civilizations in it, but that would require butterfly genocide. 
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Is there a list of Civ V civilizations?
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Heh. Not merely a matter of butterfly death, but downright incompatible geographies, unless one wants to go "pocket empires". I mean, Ottoman, Persian, Arabian (Caliphate), Egyptian, Moroccan, Assyrian and Babylonian empires? (I am not including Byzantine here since you can always do Balkan Byzantines...)
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TLhikan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
The story I based mine off of didn't even try to fit it into the real world.
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
That would be the only way to do it, really. 
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MTT3008 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Hmmm, interesting scenario. What exactly did happen in 1941 that Europe turned all red?
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Whoops, that PoD is inaccurate. It should be 1923 and Hitler dying during the Beer Hall Putsch. 
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MTT3008 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Ah. So no Nazis coming to power instead a communist take-over after that, which leads later to a joint communist take-over of Poland and later western Europe, and then a schisma between the third and fourth internationale? Sounds totally legit. ;-) ^^
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Pretty much. 
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TLhikan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Darn Einstein and that time machine, huh :P
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:iconrvbomally:
RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Technically, the PoD for Red Alert is after Hitler gets out of prison. :p
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TLhikan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
So, this is what happens if he had set the dial a tad differently :D
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RvBOMally Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I suppose. :p
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