History Film / CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica

23rd Mar '17 11:16:14 PM Lanes17B
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* PlayingWithSyringes: A commercial for the Carthwrigt Institute promises that anyone who doesn't have the grades for medical school, or the patience for a nursing program, can enroll, and in several months will be qualified to diagnose and treat ''draeptomania'' (freedom sickness) and other "negro peculiarities."
27th Feb '17 9:26:31 PM Nakuyabi
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Since it's supposedly airing on television, there are also faux commercial breaks advertising things like Confederate versions of American TV shows and Afrophobic products that you'd think were made up. Sadly, most of them [[ValuesDissonance actually once existed]], as shown during the credits. The CSA documentary was produced by the British Broadcasting Service, likely the [[FictionalCounterpart in-universe version]] of the BBC.

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Since it's supposedly airing on television, there are also faux commercial breaks advertising things like Confederate versions of American TV shows and Afrophobic ''extremely'' racist products that you'd think were made up. Sadly, most Incredibly, as revealed in the credits, the majority of them [[ValuesDissonance actually once existed]], as shown existed]] during the credits. certain decades right here in RealLife. The CSA documentary was is indicated to have been produced by the British Broadcasting Service, likely the [[FictionalCounterpart in-universe version]] of the BBC.



* AmbiguousEnding: The film ends with slavery still prevalent in America, but [[spoiler:the One Drop scandal, which led to the Fauntroy family patriarch eating his gun, seems to have people questioning the authenticity of the whole program, not to mention the fact that slavery is taking a toll on the CSA economy]].

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* AmbiguousEnding: The film ends with slavery still prevalent in America, but [[spoiler:the One Drop scandal, which led to the Fauntroy family patriarch eating his gun, seems to have people questioning the authenticity of the whole program, not to mention the fact that noticing how slavery is taking a toll on the CSA economy]]. economy]].



* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: The only way the alternate history could happen. Slavery is unsustainable as a means of procuring labor at the industrial level, once you have even basic automation it is cheaper to just pay workers than to feed them, provide shelter, and hire guards to keep them from running away. How do you think that the North won the real war?
** Justified near the end, when Sherman Foyle outright admits that slavery has always been economically detrimental and that The CSA only practices it for ideological purposes.

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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: The only way the alternate history could happen. Slavery is unsustainable as a means of procuring labor at the industrial level, once you have even basic automation it is cheaper to just to pay workers than to feed them, provide shelter, and hire guards to keep them from running away. How do you think that the North won the real war?
** Justified near the end, when Sherman Foyle outright admits that slavery has always been economically detrimental and that The CSA only mainly practices it for ideological purposes. purposes.



* AsTheGoodBookSays: Quotes from ''Literature/TheBible'' are used by the Confederates to support their methods of slavery and racism. Depressingly true during the actual Antebellum period.
* BigBad: Each John Ambrose Fauntroy, as they head a family dynasty that's considered "American royalty" and are responsible for all the political and cultural direction undertaken by the Confederacy. For instance, it was the influence of the first John Ambrose Fauntroy that resulted in the North embracing slavery.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Quotes The Confederates use some ([[QuoteMining carefully selected]]) quotes from ''Literature/TheBible'' are used by the Confederates to support their methods practices of slavery and racism. Depressingly true during the actual Antebellum period.
* BigBad: Each John Ambrose Fauntroy, as they head a family dynasty that's considered "American royalty" and are responsible for all the political and cultural direction undertaken by the Confederacy. For instance, it was the influence of the first John Ambrose Fauntroy that resulted in the North embracing slavery.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Many of the modern-day Confederate-Americans come off this way. They seem perfectly pleasant...or at least as pleasant as someone who subscribes to white supremacy can possibly be.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Many of the modern-day Confederate-Americans come off this way. They seem perfectly pleasant... or at least as pleasant as someone who subscribes to white supremacy can possibly be.



** A Confederate leader demanding reparations for slavery...in the form of Canada paying the Confederacy for all of the labor that had been lost due to slaves escaping to Canada.

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** A Confederate leader demanding reparations for slavery... in the form of Canada paying the Confederacy for all of the labor that had been lost due to slaves escaping to Canada.



* NobleDemon: After the Confederacy wins the Civil War, Robert E. Lee called for the Emancipation of the slaves and almost got it through Congress. [[spoiler:John Ambrose Fauntroy prevented Lee's efforts from coming to fruition.]]

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* NobleDemon: After the Confederacy wins won the Civil War, Robert E. Lee called for the Emancipation of the slaves and almost got it through Congress. [[spoiler:John Ambrose Fauntroy prevented Lee's efforts from coming to fruition.]]



* PragmaticVillainy: The CSA rejects Hitler's final solution because it "wastes human livestock".

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* PragmaticVillainy: The CSA rejects Hitler's final solution because it "wastes human livestock".livestock."
25th Feb '17 6:35:39 PM TheBigBopper
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The movie depicts the C.S.A. using the Confederate battle flag as its national flag after winning the Civil War, when it might make more sense for it to be using either the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America second or third]] national flag of the C.S.A.; the second had a pure white field and used the battle flag as its canton, while the third simply added a vertical red bar on the outside of the field. Because the public in real life largely forgot about the national flags of the Confederacy when the war was over, while the Battle Flag became the famous symbol of Southern and Confederate pride that it is today, the filmmakers may have decided that the Battle Flag flying over the White House or planted on the moon would be more recognizable and shocking to modern viewers. If anything, it's one of the less implausible counterfactuals presented by the film.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The movie depicts the C.S.A. using the Confederate battle flag as its national flag after winning the Civil War, when it might make more sense for it to be using either the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America second or third]] national flag of the C.S.A.; the second had a pure white field and used the battle flag as its canton, while the third simply added a vertical red bar on the outside of the field. Because the public in real life largely forgot about the national flags of the Confederacy when the war was over, while the Battle Flag became the famous symbol of Southern and Confederate pride that it is today, the filmmakers may have decided that the Battle Flag flying over the White House or planted on the moon would be more recognizable and shocking to modern viewers. If anything, it's one of the less least implausible counterfactuals presented by the film.
25th Feb '17 6:29:44 PM TheBigBopper
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The movie depicts the C.S.A. using the Confederate battle flag as its national flag after winning the Civil War, when it might make more sense for it to be using either the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America second or third]] national flag of the C.S.A.; the second had a pure white field and used the battle flag as its canton, while the third simply added a vertical red bar on the outside of the field. Because the public in real life largely forgot about the national flags of the Confederacy when the war was over, while the Battle Flag became the famous symbol of Southern and Confederate pride that it is today, the filmmakers may have decided that the Battle Flag flying over the White House or planted on the moon would be more recognizable and shocking to modern viewers. If anything, it's one of the less implausible counterfactuals presented by the film.



* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Played with. After the Civil War, there's an attempt to make the abolition movement, and the North, look misguided in popular culture.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Played with. After the Civil War, there's an attempt to make the abolition movement, and the North, look misguided but noble in popular culture.culture to encourage reconciliation between Northern and Southern whites.
28th Jan '17 10:59:31 AM Jhonny
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* CanadaEh: Inverted. Since many of those responsible for what we think of as American culture (from CreatorMarkTwain to Music/ElvisPresley) are forced into Canada due to Confederate morality laws, it essentially becomes the America of this world--the heart of global popular culture.

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* CanadaEh: Inverted. Since many of those responsible for what we think of as American culture (from CreatorMarkTwain Creator/MarkTwain to Music/ElvisPresley) are forced into Canada due to Confederate morality laws, it essentially becomes the America of this world--the heart of global popular culture.
28th Jan '17 8:55:49 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BurgerFool: Coon Chicken Inn, the CSA's version of KFC (and, like other products in the film, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coon_Chicken_Inn an actual place]]).
* CanadaEh: Inverted. Since many of those responsible for what we think of as American culture (from MarkTwain to Elvis Presley) are forced into Canada due to Confederate morality laws, it essentially becomes the America of this world--the heart of global popular culture.

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* BurgerFool: Coon Chicken Inn, the CSA's version of KFC UsefulNotes/{{KFC}} (and, like other products in the film, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coon_Chicken_Inn an actual place]]).
* CanadaEh: Inverted. Since many of those responsible for what we think of as American culture (from MarkTwain CreatorMarkTwain to Elvis Presley) Music/ElvisPresley) are forced into Canada due to Confederate morality laws, it essentially becomes the America of this world--the heart of global popular culture.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: The CSA turns a cold shoulder to Nazi Germany after finding out they exterminate the Jews in concentration camps, rather than enslaving them. Jefferson Davis ''does'' spread a terrible system of oppression throughout the South, but he will not tolerate antisemitism, considering it was the Jewish Judah P. Benjamin in this timeline that was able to form an alliance with England and France.


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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The CSA turns a cold shoulder to UsefulNotes/NaziGermany after finding out they exterminate the Jews in concentration camps, rather than enslaving them. Jefferson Davis ''does'' spread a terrible system of oppression throughout the South, but he will not tolerate antisemitism, considering it was the Jewish Judah P. Benjamin in this timeline that was able to form an alliance with England and France.
24th Jan '17 8:59:52 PM Lanes17B
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** The program started by the C.S.A. to "train" Native Americans to act civilized was inspired by actual programs in the U.S., Canada, and Australia that took children from their families, put in boarding schools to take the "Native out of the Native" by teaching them that their cultural roots were primitive and evil. They were not seen as civilized people, but more like trained animals that could act civilized.

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** The program started by the C.S.A. to "train" Native Americans to act civilized was inspired by actual programs in the U.S., Canada, and Australia that took children from their families, put them in boarding schools whose aim was to take the "Native out of the Native" by teaching them that their cultural roots were primitive and evil. They Even if they rejected their roots, they were not seen as civilized people, but more like trained animals that could act civilized.
24th Jan '17 8:56:36 PM Lanes17B
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** The program started by the C.S.A. to "train" Native Americans to act civilized was inspired by actual programs in the U.S., Canada, and Australia that took children from their families, put in boarding schools to take the "Native out of the Native" by teaching them that their cultural roots were primitive and evil. They were not seen as civilized people, but more like trained animals that could act civilized.
12th Dec '16 8:51:58 PM Lanes17B
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* TheWarOnTerror: [[AllThereInTheManual In the supplementary website]], mentioned that in 2001 the C.S.A. undertook a holy crusade against the Muslim Menace by overthrowing ruling dictators in the Middle East and converting the "liberated" people to Christianity. All to keep a steady supply of cheap oil.

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* TheWarOnTerror: [[AllThereInTheManual In the The supplementary website]], mentioned website]] mentions that in 2001 the C.S.A. undertook began a holy crusade Holy Crusade against the Muslim Menace by overthrowing ruling dictators in the Middle East and converting the "liberated" people to Christianity. All to keep a steady supply of cheap oil.
12th Dec '16 8:49:38 PM Lanes17B
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* TheWarOnTerror: [[AllThereInTheManual In the supplementary website]], mentioned that in 2001 the C.S.A. undertook a holy crusade against the Muslim Menace by overthrowing ruling dictators in the Middle East and converting the "liberated" people to Christianity. All to keep a steady supply of cheap oil.
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