History Literature / ItCantHappenHere

6th Aug '17 8:07:07 PM Mdumas43073
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* EmergencyAuthority: President Windrip declares a state of emergency (or the 1930s equivalent expression) immediately after taking office and dismisses Congress & the Supreme Court and suspends the Constitution, becoming the dictator of the USA. (Needless to say [[IronicEpisodeTitle It Happens Here]].)

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* EmergencyAuthority: President Windrip declares a state of emergency (or the 1930s equivalent expression) immediately after taking office and office, dismisses Congress & and the Supreme Court and suspends the Constitution, becoming the dictator of the USA. (Needless to say [[IronicEpisodeTitle It Happens Here]].)



* TheMigration: American refugees have been steadily pouring into Canada.

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* TheMigration: American refugees have been begin steadily pouring into Canada.
6th Aug '17 8:02:53 PM Mdumas43073
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''It Can't Happen Here'' is a speculative fiction novel written by Creator/SinclairLewis and published in 1935. In the novel, the United States succumbs to a totalitarian government headed by Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, a charismatic politician who wins over the voters through populism and empty promises. With his cadre of advisors and a brutal militia of Minute Men (M.M.s), Windrip oversees a new era of poverty, oppression, and fear. Women and minorities are stripped of their rights, dissent is outlawed, and those who displease the government are imprisoned in concentration camps or killed.

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''It Can't Happen Here'' is a speculative fiction novel written by Creator/SinclairLewis and published in 1935.

In the novel, the United States succumbs to a totalitarian government headed by Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, a charismatic politician who wins over the voters through populism and empty promises. With his cadre of advisors and a brutal militia of Minute Men (M.M.s), Windrip oversees a new era of poverty, oppression, and fear. Women and minorities are stripped of their rights, dissent is outlawed, and those who displease the government are imprisoned in concentration camps or killed.
29th May '17 9:59:00 AM Mdumas43073
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Several real-life public figures of the '30s (including UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, UsefulNotes/HueyLong, and Father Charles Coughlin) are mentioned in passing.
** Which is rather interesting, when you consider that characters like Windrip and Bishop Prang are clearly intended as [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed stand-ins]] for people like Long and Coughlin.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Several real-life public figures of the '30s (including UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, UsefulNotes/HueyLong, and Father Coughlin) are mentioned in passing.
** Which is rather interesting, when you consider that characters like Windrip and Bishop Prang are clearly intended as [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed stand-ins]] for people like Long and Coughlin.
22nd May '17 3:01:50 PM Mdumas43073
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* CrappyHolidays: Christmas under Corpoism is, unsurprisingly, a decidedly non-joyful affair for the Jessup family.

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Christmas under Corpoism is, unsurprisingly, a decidedly non-joyful affair for the Jessup family.


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** Doremus is arrested by the M.M.s and taken to Trianon on the Fourth of July.
22nd May '17 2:54:01 PM Mdumas43073
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* DyeOrDie: Sissy and Lorinda dye Doremus's hair and mustache black and shave off his beard prior to smuggling him into Canada.
6th Apr '17 11:09:14 AM SorPepita
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--> ...he denounced all "Fascism" and "Nazi-ism," so that most of the Republicans who were afraid of Democratic Fascism, and all the Democrats who were afraid of Republican Fascism, were ready to vote for him.

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--> ... he denounced all "Fascism" and "Nazi-ism," so that most of the Republicans who were afraid of Democratic Fascism, and all the Democrats who were afraid of Republican Fascism, were ready to vote for him.
21st Mar '17 8:36:46 AM Mdumas43073
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* CrappyHolidays: Christmas under Corpoism is, unsurprisingly, a decidedly non-joyful affair for the Jessup family.
-->To make the holiday as good an imitation of mirth as possible, they were very noisy, but their holly, their tinsel stars on a tall pine tree, their family devotion in a serene old house in a little town, was no different at heart from despairing drunkenness in the city night. Doremus reflected that it might have been just as well for all of them to get drunk and let themselves go, elbows on slopped café tables, as to toil at this pretense of domestic bliss. He now had another thing for which to hate the Corpos—for stealing the secure affection of Christmas.



* TwistedChristmas: The Yuletide under Corpoism is, unsurprisingly, a decidedly non-joyful affair for the Jessup family.
-->To make the holiday as good an imitation of mirth as possible, they were very noisy, but their holly, their tinsel stars on a tall pine tree, their family devotion in a serene old house in a little town, was no different at heart from despairing drunkenness in the city night. Doremus reflected that it might have been just as well for all of them to get drunk and let themselves go, elbows on slopped café tables, as to toil at this pretense of domestic bliss. He now had another thing for which to hate the Corpos—for stealing the secure affection of Christmas.
21st Mar '17 8:33:55 AM Mdumas43073
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* CrappyHolidays: Unsurprisingly, Christmas under Corpoism is a decidedly non-joyful affair for the Jessup family.
-->To make the holiday as good an imitation of mirth as possible, they were very noisy, but their holly, their tinsel stars on a tall pine tree, their family devotion in a serene old house in a little town, was no different at heart from despairing drunkenness in the city night. Doremus reflected that it might have been just as well for all of them to get drunk and let themselves go, elbows on slopped café tables, as to toil at this pretense of domestic bliss. He now had another thing for which to hate the Corpos—for stealing the secure affection of Christmas.


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* TwistedChristmas: The Yuletide under Corpoism is, unsurprisingly, a decidedly non-joyful affair for the Jessup family.
-->To make the holiday as good an imitation of mirth as possible, they were very noisy, but their holly, their tinsel stars on a tall pine tree, their family devotion in a serene old house in a little town, was no different at heart from despairing drunkenness in the city night. Doremus reflected that it might have been just as well for all of them to get drunk and let themselves go, elbows on slopped café tables, as to toil at this pretense of domestic bliss. He now had another thing for which to hate the Corpos—for stealing the secure affection of Christmas.
21st Mar '17 8:27:35 AM Mdumas43073
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* CrappyHolidays: Unsurprisingly, Christmas under Corpoism is a decidedly non-joyful affair for the Jessup family.
-->To make the holiday as good an imitation of mirth as possible, they were very noisy, but their holly, their tinsel stars on a tall pine tree, their family devotion in a serene old house in a little town, was no different at heart from despairing drunkenness in the city night. Doremus reflected that it might have been just as well for all of them to get drunk and let themselves go, elbows on slopped café tables, as to toil at this pretense of domestic bliss. He now had another thing for which to hate the Corpos—for stealing the secure affection of Christmas.
20th Mar '17 8:58:29 AM Mdumas43073
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