History Literature / FearLoathingAndGumboOnTheCampaignTrailSeventyTwo

23rd Nov '16 6:57:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ArabIsraeliConflict: [[spoiler:Heavily altered, with the Israelis holding on to the Sinai Peninsula after the Yom Kippur War, and the PLO getting split between the secular nationalists and the religious fundamentalists (who call themselves the PJO: Palestinian Jihad Organisation), who fight among themselves. The PJO eventually wins out against the PLO, and launches several terrorist attacks against Israel. These attacks, combined with the election of a far-right Israeli government, leads to Israel committing ethnic cleansing in Lebanon and brutally suppressing resistance in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and the Sinai Peninsula. Israel also starts expanding into Syria and former Saudi Arabia.]]
14th Nov '16 9:11:35 PM redandready45
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10th Nov '16 11:16:53 AM Jake18
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** [[spoiler: Jeremiah Denton who once, he gains the Presidency, tries to rebuild America from the years of Rumsfeld's rule. Unfortunately, his own CV allies resist his attempts at reform, leaving him little more than a figurehead]].

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** [[spoiler: Jeremiah Denton who once, he gains the Presidency, tries to rebuild America from the years of Rumsfeld's rule. Unfortunately, his own CV allies resist his attempts at reform, leaving him little more than a figurehead]].reform and eventually overthrow him]].
10th Nov '16 10:35:35 AM Jake18
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** The corporations get this with [[spoiler:Rumsfeld's]] extreme deregulation of the economy, as they find a totally unrestrained free market to be far more chaotic than they anticipated.
5th Nov '16 6:11:50 AM SorPepita
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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: The Muslim Brotherhood/PJO are an Islamist revolutionary groups(s) that commit atrocities everywhere they go.

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: The Muslim Brotherhood/PJO are an Islamist revolutionary groups(s) group(s) that commit atrocities everywhere they go.
5th Nov '16 6:10:34 AM SorPepita
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** Pete [=McCloksey=], a former Republican congressman, who rejects the increasing polarization of both parties, becoming the Governor of California on an independent ticket, [[spoiler: and becomes one the most powerful resistors of Rumsfeldia and later the Christian States of America]].
** [[spoiler: Jeremiah Denton, who once, he gains the Presidency, tries to rebuild America from the years of Rumsfeld's rule. Unfortunately, his own CV allies resist his attempts at reform, leaving him little more than a figurehead]].

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** Pete [=McCloksey=], a former Republican congressman, who rejects the increasing polarization of both parties, becoming the Governor of California on an independent ticket, [[spoiler: and becomes one of the most powerful resistors of Rumsfeldia and later the Christian States of America]].
** [[spoiler: Jeremiah Denton, Denton who once, he gains the Presidency, tries to rebuild America from the years of Rumsfeld's rule. Unfortunately, his own CV allies resist his attempts at reform, leaving him little more than a figurehead]].



** Creator/RogerEbert gives a blistering one to the movie industry [[spoiler: for producing Pro-Rumsfeldian, right-wing propaganda. He's fired by the ''Chicago Sun-Times'', and committed to a BedlamHouse]].
** UsefulNotes/BillClinton [[spoiler: gives one to Trent Lott for allowing a Christian Values wingnut to become vice-president]].

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** Creator/RogerEbert gives a blistering one to the movie industry [[spoiler: for [[spoiler:for producing Pro-Rumsfeldian, right-wing propaganda. He's fired by the ''Chicago Sun-Times'', and committed to a BedlamHouse]].
** UsefulNotes/BillClinton [[spoiler: gives [[spoiler:gives one to Trent Lott for allowing a Christian Values wingnut to become vice-president]].
5th Nov '16 5:53:59 AM SorPepita
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** [[spoiler: President Denton, who was expected to President Lunatic because of his fundamentalist ties, chooses to be President Personable, and tries to rebuild the political system and restore confidence]].

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** [[spoiler: President Denton, who was expected to be President Lunatic because of his fundamentalist ties, chooses to be President Personable, and tries to rebuild the political system and restore confidence]].
5th Nov '16 5:08:36 AM SorPepita
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** [[spoiler: For all of Rumsfeld's talk of freedom, he creates the most repressive regime in American history, and allies himself with Magnus Malan. Not to mention imprisoning Ted Turner for violating business regulations ''that are the process of being dismantled'' on behalf of Rumsfeld's corporate supporters]].
* IAmTheNoun: The Iranian Shah, in a closed discussion with President [[spoiler: Wallace]], declares "I am Iran!" when the latter says he has to go.

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** [[spoiler: For all of Rumsfeld's talk of freedom, he creates the most repressive regime in American history, and allies himself with Magnus Malan. Not to mention imprisoning Ted Turner for violating business regulations ''that are in the process of being dismantled'' on behalf of Rumsfeld's corporate supporters]].
* IAmTheNoun: The Iranian Shah, in a closed discussion with President [[spoiler: Wallace]], [[spoiler:Wallace]], declares "I am Iran!" when the latter says he has to go.
5th Nov '16 4:44:13 AM SorPepita
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* HeelFaceTurn [[spoiler: Jack Edwards and Jeremiah Denton both. It ends badly for both of them.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Jack Edwards and Jeremiah Denton both. It ends badly for both of them.]]
5th Nov '16 4:39:59 AM SorPepita
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* GovernmentProcedural: A lot the story explores and dissects the Constitutional system of government, which makes sense, considering the timeline involves the 1972 election creating a constitutional crisis.
* GranolaGuy: Pete [=McCloskey=] is a downplayed version: he believes in the environment, even becoming a proponent of the Jefferson State project to create an environmentally friendsly state, but he's otherwise politically moderate, [[spoiler: becoming California's governor on a ticket of moderation between Barry Goldwater Jr. and John Tunney]]. [[spoiler: Rumsfeld's anti-environmental policies are a factor in his decision to have California secede from the union]].

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* GovernmentProcedural: A lot of the story explores and dissects the Constitutional system of government, which makes sense, considering the timeline involves the 1972 election creating a constitutional crisis.
* GranolaGuy: Pete [=McCloskey=] is a downplayed version: he believes in the environment, even becoming a proponent of the Jefferson State project to create an environmentally friendsly friendly state, but he's otherwise politically moderate, [[spoiler: becoming California's governor on a ticket of moderation between Barry Goldwater Jr. and John Tunney]]. [[spoiler: Rumsfeld's anti-environmental policies are a factor in his decision to have California secede from the union]].
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