History Literature / AWorldOfLaughterAWorldOfTears

8th Nov '16 9:33:09 AM notahandle
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Various narrators and characters include White House [[ManipulativeBastard Chief of Staff]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Cohn Roy Cohn]], [[OnlySaneMan White House]] [[TheWoobie Press Secretary]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Dodd James W. Dodd]] [[RebelLeader protest organizer]] and [[AWorldHalfFull future president]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Brown Jerry Brown]], expatriate film director Creator/OrsonWelles, Senator [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lincoln_Rockwell George Rockwell]], government sponsored writer Creator/RobertAHeinlein, a mysterious beatnik known only as "[[CloudCuckooLander Beano]]", a young UsefulNotes/BillClinton, a civil rights leader called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldridge_Cleaver Eldridge Cleaver]], ''Sandstorm'' lead singer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wilson Brian Wilson]] and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many, many more.]]

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Various narrators and characters include White House [[ManipulativeBastard Chief of Staff]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Cohn Roy Cohn]], [[OnlySaneMan White House]] [[TheWoobie Press Secretary]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Dodd James W. Dodd]] [[RebelLeader protest organizer]] and [[AWorldHalfFull future president]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Brown Jerry Brown]], expatriate film director Creator/OrsonWelles, Senator [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lincoln_Rockwell George Rockwell]], government sponsored writer Creator/RobertAHeinlein, a mysterious beatnik known only as "[[CloudCuckooLander Beano]]", a young UsefulNotes/BillClinton, a civil rights leader called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldridge_Cleaver Eldridge Cleaver]], ''Sandstorm'' lead singer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wilson Brian Wilson]] Music/BrianWilson and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many, many more.]]
12th Sep '16 11:06:46 PM SantosLHalper
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* NeverTrustATrailer : [[https://web.archive.org/web/20120418202313/http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showpost.php?p=3171174&postcount=93 Averted.]]


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* RealTrailerFakeMovie: [[https://web.archive.org/web/20120418202313/http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showpost.php?p=3171174&postcount=93 Here.]]
11th Jun '16 1:51:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* MoralGuardians: Protests by the Mickey Mouse Club strangle ''{{Playboy}}'' magazine in its cradle, kill MarilynMonroe's career, stifle America's counterculture and drive it overseas, and, by stringently supporting segregation, cause the CivilRightsMovement to give up non-violent protest.

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* MoralGuardians: Protests by the Mickey Mouse Club strangle ''{{Playboy}}'' ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' magazine in its cradle, kill MarilynMonroe's career, stifle America's counterculture and drive it overseas, and, by stringently supporting segregation, cause the CivilRightsMovement to give up non-violent protest.
8th Apr '16 8:45:16 PM redandready45
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** The InUniverse view of [[spoiler: Nelson Rockefeller and John Stennis election]], according to black activists and college students.

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** The InUniverse view of [[spoiler: Nelson Rockefeller and vs John Stennis election]], Stennis]], according to black activists and college students.
22nd Mar '16 3:37:40 PM redandready45
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* GoodParents: Pat Brown to Jerry. [[spoiler: Despite his political career being killed by Jerry's activism, Pat encourages him to fight for justice]].
22nd Mar '16 3:36:08 PM redandready45
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** The InUniverse view of [[spoiler: Nelson Rockefeller and John Stennis election]], according to black activists and college students.



* BrokenPedestal: Jimmie Dodd to a certain extent. While he never actually abandons Disney, he finds himself less and less comfortable with the Disney emblem itself.

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* BrokenPedestal: Jimmie Dodd to a certain extent. While he never actually abandons Disney, he finds himself less and less comfortable with the Disney emblem itself.itself as the country grows more authoritarian.


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* CIAEvilFBIGood: Averted. J. Edgar Hoover is far more vindictive than ever after [[spoiler: being injured in an assassination]], and its implied [[spoiler: the government made deals with drug dealers]].
* ClassTraitor: Lyndon Johnson is viewed as this for his moderate views on race. When he runs for President in 1956, he even loses ''Texas''.


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* PetTheDog: Cohn giving a heartfelt eulogy to [[VillainousBreakdown Joe [=McCarthy=] ]], as well as praising Walt Disney's vision.


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* TokenGoodTeammate: Jimmie Dodd and Everett Dirksen in the Disney cabinet. Nelson Rockefeller becomes the only major political figure that is actively preventing the collapse of civil liberties.
22nd Mar '16 3:26:01 PM redandready45
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* BrokenPedestal: Jimmie Dodd to a certain extent. While he never actually abandons Disney, he finds himself less and less comfortable with the Disney emblem itself.


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* NetworkDecay: InUniverse, the Disney Corporation closes down its animation department, with many animators going over to Warner Brothers. Disney devotes itself to making pro-American propaganda.
17th Feb '16 10:21:46 AM Snarf
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Barry Goldwater delivers an ''epic'' one to Rockwell on the floor of the Republican National Convention.
11th Dec '15 5:51:40 PM redandready45
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* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler: When the Republican Convention is deadlocked, Rockwell offers to support Goldwater if they join on the same ticket. Goldwater not only refuses, but does so in a way that completely shreds Rockwell's chances]].
12th Nov '15 9:58:18 PM redandready45
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ed Wood and Orson Welles.
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