History Literature / ChaosTimeline

20th Apr '17 4:57:13 PM DougSMachina
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** CallARabbitASmeerp: Justified, since history diverged in 1200 and people could well invent different names for things. E.g. America is called ''Atlantis'', teddy bears are ''mishkas'' since they were invented in Russia, computer hackers are ''Logos'' (from 'logic'), ''{{angst}}'' is called ''horreur'', a blitzkrieg is a ''molniya'' (Russian for 'lightning'), tanks are ''Walzen'' ('steamrollers' in German), capitalism is ''monetarism'' etc.

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** CallARabbitASmeerp: Justified, since history diverged in 1200 and people could well invent different names for things. E.g. America is called ''Atlantis'', teddy bears are ''mishkas'' since they were invented in Russia, computer hackers are ''Logos'' (from 'logic'), ''{{angst}}'' is called ''horreur'', a blitzkrieg is a ''molniya'' (Russian for 'lightning'), tanks are ''Walzen'' ('steamrollers' in German), capitalism is ''monetarism'' etc.



* SchizoTech: Some of the sciences and technological advances are discovered or perfected earlier than in our history, Novorossiya e.g. invents the telegraph and electrical devices nearly a century before it happened in our history. Let's just say that a resident from that timeline would compare our real world's present tech level with his 1960s at best.

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* SchizoTech: Some of the sciences and technological advances are discovered or perfected earlier than in our history, history. For instance, Novorossiya e.g. invents the telegraph and electrical devices nearly a century before it happened in our history. Let's just say that a resident from that timeline would compare our real world's present tech level with his 1960s at best.



* ShoutOut: Quite some, e.g. to ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ''GoneWithTheWind'', Creator/WilliamShakespeare, and also to a number of [[Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom AH.com]] members. See below.

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* ShoutOut: Quite some, e.g. to ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', including''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ''GoneWithTheWind'', Creator/WilliamShakespeare, and also to a number of [[Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom AH.com]] members. See below.



* ChristianityIsCatholic: Other than in our world, Catholic Christianity didn't split except for some minor fringe movements, but power gradually shifted to the governments of the Catholic nations, somehow akin to the Anglican Church or Gallican Church in our world whose rituals and doctrine were mostly kept unchanged. E.g. in Nippon, the tenno is the head of the country's Catholic Church! UsefulNotes/ThePope was gradually reduced to a mere figurehead, but this changed unexpectedly again when he had to go to [[strike:Australia]] [[strike:Tirland]] [[OverlyLongGag Antipodia]] after the revolution in Britain.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Other than in our world, Catholic Christianity didn't split except for some minor fringe movements, but power gradually shifted to the governments of the Catholic nations, somehow akin to the Anglican Church or Gallican Church in our world whose rituals and doctrine were mostly kept unchanged. E.g. in In Nippon, the tenno is the head of the country's Catholic Church! UsefulNotes/ThePope was gradually reduced to a mere figurehead, but this changed unexpectedly again when he had to go to [[strike:Australia]] [[strike:Tirland]] [[OverlyLongGag Antipodia]] after the revolution in Britain.
26th Feb '17 4:45:25 PM nombretomado
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** [[LawrenceOfArabia Lauritz von Arguim]]. Also has a [[ComicStrip/CaptnCrazy brainless captain]].

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** [[LawrenceOfArabia [[Film/LawrenceOfArabia Lauritz von Arguim]]. Also has a [[ComicStrip/CaptnCrazy brainless captain]].



* SlaveLiberation: Done by [[LawrenceOfArabia Lauritz von Arguim.]]

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* SlaveLiberation: Done by [[LawrenceOfArabia [[Film/LawrenceOfArabia Lauritz von Arguim.]]
4th Feb '17 6:38:32 AM Doug86
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--> '''Topper:''' ''"Mates, it's official now: The 9th of November is the most uninteresting day in German history!"''[[note]]In our world, this day stands for: The revolution of 1918, which ended UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany and started the WeimarRepublic; UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's unsuccessful putsch in 1923; the Reichspogromnacht of 1938, making the lives of German Jews much worse; and the fall of TheBerlinWall in 1989.[[/note]]

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--> '''Topper:''' ''"Mates, it's official now: The 9th of November is the most uninteresting day in German history!"''[[note]]In our world, this day stands for: The revolution of 1918, which ended UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany and started the WeimarRepublic; UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic; UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's unsuccessful putsch in 1923; the Reichspogromnacht of 1938, making the lives of German Jews much worse; and the fall of TheBerlinWall in 1989.[[/note]]



Even [[AlternateHistoryWank absorbs the old motherland]] at one point. Becomes a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything political]] [[WeimarRepublic clusterfuck]] and quickly [[PuttingOnTheReich puts on the Reich]] as a so-called technocracy, [[WordOfGod a crossbreed]] of ''"Prussia, the GDR and the American military-industrial complex should it ever seize power."'' Not that [[BlackAndGreyMorality its]] [[TheMafia major]] [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain opponents]] were really [[CrapsackWorld more pleasant in this regard]].

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Even [[AlternateHistoryWank absorbs the old motherland]] at one point. Becomes a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything political]] [[WeimarRepublic [[UsefulNotes/WeimarRepublic clusterfuck]] and quickly [[PuttingOnTheReich puts on the Reich]] as a so-called technocracy, [[WordOfGod a crossbreed]] of ''"Prussia, the GDR and the American military-industrial complex should it ever seize power."'' Not that [[BlackAndGreyMorality its]] [[TheMafia major]] [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain opponents]] were really [[CrapsackWorld more pleasant in this regard]].
1st Dec '16 4:06:54 PM Macecurb
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* {{Eagleland}} Speaking German. In both parts of [[strike:the Americas]] Atlantis. [[note]]Guess which ethnicity most Americans in our lifetime claim to hail from? Right, the Germans. Guess where else in the New World Germans liked to settle? Right, Southern Brazil and the Plata countries.[[/note]] And appropriately, this Germany has three eagles in its crest, among them a condor that got dubbed as an "Andean eagle" in this world.\\\

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* {{Eagleland}} {{Eagleland}}: Speaking German. In both parts of [[strike:the Americas]] Atlantis. [[note]]Guess which ethnicity most Americans in our lifetime claim to hail from? Right, the Germans. Guess where else in the New World Germans liked to settle? Right, Southern Brazil and the Plata countries.[[/note]] And appropriately, this Germany has three eagles in its crest, among them a condor that got dubbed as an "Andean eagle" in this world.\\\
1st Dec '16 4:06:22 PM Macecurb
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* ADegreeInUseless:\\\
Subverted. The German technocracy [[HardOnSoftScience generally scoffs at anyone studying humanities]], minimizing their teaching to a "harmless enough" level, afraid of the potentially rising threat of [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill pro-democratic freethinkers]]. Education in "hard sciences" and general blue collar vocational training is encouraged, supplemented by a BreadAndCircuses approach in state propaganda.\\\

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* ADegreeInUseless:\\\
ADegreeInUseless: Subverted. The German technocracy [[HardOnSoftScience generally scoffs at anyone studying humanities]], minimizing their teaching to a "harmless enough" level, afraid of the potentially rising threat of [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill pro-democratic freethinkers]]. Education in "hard sciences" and general blue collar vocational training is encouraged, supplemented by a BreadAndCircuses approach in state propaganda.\\\



* {{Eagleland}}\\\
Speaking German. In both parts of [[strike:the Americas]] Atlantis. [[note]]Guess which ethnicity most Americans in our lifetime claim to hail from? Right, the Germans. Guess where else in the New World Germans liked to settle? Right, Southern Brazil and the Plata countries.[[/note]] And appropriately, this Germany has three eagles in its crest, among them a condor that got dubbed as an "Andean eagle" in this world.\\\

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* {{Eagleland}}\\\
{{Eagleland}} Speaking German. In both parts of [[strike:the Americas]] Atlantis. [[note]]Guess which ethnicity most Americans in our lifetime claim to hail from? Right, the Germans. Guess where else in the New World Germans liked to settle? Right, Southern Brazil and the Plata countries.[[/note]] And appropriately, this Germany has three eagles in its crest, among them a condor that got dubbed as an "Andean eagle" in this world.\\\



* EasyLogistics:\\\
Commenters raised one or another eyebrow about transporting six- to seven-figure numbers of soldiers across the Atlantic in each direction during this world's UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The author responded that several factors like bigger navies on both sides [[note]]That of Italia Nuova '''alone''' was supposed to be bigger than that of the USA in our world.[[/note]] and improved technology would work it out, but also confessed that [[RuleOfCool there wouldn't be a world war in this world if it wouldn't]] because the odds were [[CurbStompBattle so one-sided in each half of the world]].

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* EasyLogistics:\\\
EasyLogistics: Commenters raised one or another eyebrow about transporting six- to seven-figure numbers of soldiers across the Atlantic in each direction during this world's UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The author responded that several factors like bigger navies on both sides [[note]]That of Italia Nuova '''alone''' was supposed to be bigger than that of the USA in our world.[[/note]] and improved technology would work it out, but also confessed that [[RuleOfCool there wouldn't be a world war in this world if it wouldn't]] because the odds were [[CurbStompBattle so one-sided in each half of the world]].
28th Nov '16 11:38:52 AM SorPepita
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* YouHaveFailedMe: After the attack on the summer palace, the new Chinese emperor has several air controllers and airforce officers executed "for neglecting their duties".

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* YouHaveFailedMe: After the attack on the summer palace, Summer Palace, the new Chinese emperor has several air controllers and airforce officers executed "for neglecting their duties".



* CoolTrain: Vacuum maglevs which can reach speeds of no less than 10000 km/h !

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* CoolTrain: Vacuum maglevs which can reach speeds of no less than 10000 km/h !km/h!
28th Nov '16 10:33:36 AM SorPepita
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C5%8Dka_Gakkai Soka Gakkai]] is the name of an Al Qaida-like Japanese terrorist group.

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C5%8Dka_Gakkai org/wiki/Soka_Gakkai Soka Gakkai]] is the name of an Al Qaida-like Japanese terrorist group.
28th Nov '16 10:18:25 AM SorPepita
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* SanitySlippage: Tatjana during WorldWarIII. She even notices it. The way it's described it sounds like a near-death experience. [[spoiler:She gets better and gives the signal to save the world.]]

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* SanitySlippage: Tatjana during WorldWarIII. [[spoiler:WorldWarIII.]] She even notices it. The way it's described it sounds like a near-death experience. [[spoiler:She gets better and gives the signal to save the world.]]



* WhamEpisode: [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showpost.php?p=1210406&postcount=238 Read for yourself.]] Three words: [[spoiler:WorldWarThree.]]

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* WhamEpisode: [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showpost.php?p=1210406&postcount=238 Read for yourself.]] Three words: [[spoiler:WorldWarThree.[[spoiler:WorldWarIII.]]
28th Nov '16 10:16:07 AM SorPepita
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* EarnYourHappyEnding

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* EarnYourHappyEndingEarnYourHappyEnding: It ends up having this kind of ending.



** GratuitousItalian: In the late years of the TL, there are artificial insects (flying nanotech robots) called ''Zanzara''. Also, the Renaissance in known under the Italian term ''Rinascita'' in this history, rather than the French term from our history.
** GratuitousRussian: Brought this world, among others, the synonyms to teddy bear and blitzkrieg. Generally, German is the number one world language, with Italian and Russian being respective seconds and thirds.

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** GratuitousItalian: In the late years of the TL, there are artificial insects (flying nanotech robots) called ''Zanzara''. Also, the Renaissance in is known under the Italian term ''Rinascita'' in this history, rather than the French term from our history.
** GratuitousRussian: Brought this world, among others, the synonyms to teddy bear and blitzkrieg. Generally, German is the number one world language, with Italian and Russian being respective seconds second and thirds.third.



* WhamEpisode: [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showpost.php?p=1210406&postcount=238 Read for yourself.]]

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* WhamEpisode: [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showpost.php?p=1210406&postcount=238 Read for yourself.]] Three words: [[spoiler:WorldWarThree.]]
28th Nov '16 9:59:24 AM SorPepita
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* EarthDrift: The version 0.0 used InSpiteOfANail very egregiously, having Tilly, Wallenstein, MartinLuther, William of Orange and even Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan and Ken Thompson in the story becoming influential, similar to their roles in RealLife.

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* EarthDrift: The version 0.0 used InSpiteOfANail very egregiously, having Tilly, Wallenstein, MartinLuther, Martin Luther, William of Orange and even Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan and Ken Thompson in the story becoming influential, similar to their roles in RealLife.



* AscendedFanon: [[@/DrNodelescu Some fan]] suggested that the head of the Socialist part of Germany should have the title "Oberster Politischer Kommissar", which became canon.
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