History Literature / JulianComstock

4th Dec '15 2:57:02 AM msq
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* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Dutch]] Adam grabs a short letter off of a dead Mitteleuropan soldier; it is in untranslated Dutch.
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* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Dutch]] Dutch]]: Adam grabs a short letter off of a dead Mitteleuropan soldier; it is in untranslated Dutch.

* LostSuperweapon: tanks, planes, satellites - all gone once the oil ran out.
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* LostSuperweapon: tanks, Tanks, planes, satellites - all gone once the oil ran out.

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* LostSuperweapon: tanks, planes, satellites - all gone once StillWearingTheOldColors: In a twisted sense, officials of the oil ran out.Dominion don attire based on the dress uniforms of the United States Air Force, a nod to their origins in the USAF.
4th Dec '15 2:49:48 AM msq
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* FeudalFuture: Because people during the End needed to eat, they willingly became serfs. Unfortunately, the system of serfdom became entrenched, persisting into the relative prosperity of post-Peak Oil society.
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* FeudalFuture: Because people during the End needed to eat, they willingly became serfs. Unfortunately, the system of serfdom became entrenched, persisting into the relative prosperity of post-Peak Oil society. In addition, the return of an industrial working class in the cities is beginning to put said serfdom to the test.

* RuinsOfTheModernAge: There are still a good deal of abandoned ruins in the countryside, but many have long been salvaged of anything useful. Places like Montreal and New York on the other hand still preserve some shreds of their pre-Fall glory but for the most part have been cannibalized to the point of being unrecognizable.
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* RuinsOfTheModernAge: There are still a good deal of abandoned ruins in the countryside, but many have long been salvaged of anything useful. Places like Montreal and New York on the other hand still preserve some shreds of their pre-Fall glory but for the most part have been cannibalized to the point of being unrecognizable. While Washington DC in particular is mentioned as a swamp ruin which the government has been trying to reclaim for years.

** Seems to be a mixture from roughly the Civil War to about the First World War. Telegraphs seem common, as do Steam engines, but telephones and all sorts of wireless communication systems seem non-existent. Only a single reference to an internal combustion engine is made, and it is an alcohol fueled generator at that. Electricity exists only for illumination and only then for those who can afford their own generation system and typewriters are hand-made by craftsmen. No cars or airplanes, yet there are silent films- although going to see one is a much grander affair then it is now. Machine guns are available to cavalry units, yet Artillery now exists only in the form of Cannons- The U.S. Navy seems to have forgotten the lesson of the Monitor. ** Major cities like Montreal and New York were (re)built over the remains of their 21st Century incarnations, with some shreds of modern architecture still surviving here and there beneath under the generally Victorian/Edwardian aesthetics.
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** Seems to be a mixture from roughly the Civil War to about the First World War. Telegraphs seem common, as do Steam steam engines, but telephones and all sorts of wireless communication systems seem non-existent. Only a single reference to an internal combustion engine is made, and it is an alcohol fueled generator at that. Electricity exists only for illumination and only then for those who can afford their own generation system and typewriters are hand-made by craftsmen. No cars or airplanes, yet there are silent films- although going to see one is a much grander affair then it is now. Machine guns are available to cavalry units, yet Artillery now exists only in the form of Cannons- The U.S. Navy seems to have forgotten the lesson of the Monitor. ** Major cities like Montreal and New York were (re)built over the remains of their 21st Century incarnations, with some shreds of modern architecture or "original" city blocks still surviving here and there beneath under the generally Victorian/Edwardian aesthetics.
28th Oct '15 12:56:31 AM msq
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* FightingForAHomeland: It's suggested that the the Mitteleuropan armies at large, much of which are of Dutch descent continue fighting on so as to find a new place to call their own after their ''old'' homeland drowned beneath the waves.
28th Oct '15 12:48:28 AM msq
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See also ''Literature/FitzpatricksWar'' for a similar premise, albeit with a more deconstructive bent.
5th Sep '15 5:08:58 PM hamza678
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* UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion: From the information and propaganda mentioned, it's implied that ''Mitteleuropa'' could likely be a German-controlled EU remnant. It's also mentioned in passing that England is a nominal member of the alliance, [[WithEuropeButNotOfIt though it would rather stay out of it]].
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* UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion: From the information and propaganda mentioned, it's implied that ''Mitteleuropa'' could likely be a German-controlled EU remnant. It's also mentioned in passing that England is a nominal member of the alliance, [[WithEuropeButNotOfIt [[UsefulNotes/WithEuropeButNotOfIt though it would rather stay out of it]].
2nd Sep '15 9:53:09 AM allium
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* ThrowItIn: How Julian's biopic of Charles Darwin was made, including the last surviving giraffe in the Central Park zoo (which wandered into the shot out of curiosity).
2nd Sep '15 9:51:30 AM allium
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* BalanceOfPower: in the US between the Executive Branch, the Aristos, the armed forces and the Dominion (which used to be the United States Air Force until all the jet fuel ran out and it combined with Focus On The Family).[[note]]Both have major presences in Colorado Springs[[note]]
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* BalanceOfPower: in the US between the Executive Branch, the Aristos, the armed forces and the Dominion (which used to be the United States Air Force until all the jet fuel ran out and it combined with Focus On The Family).[[note]]Both have major presences in Colorado Springs[[note]]Springs[[/note]]
2nd Sep '15 9:51:17 AM allium
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* BalanceOfPower: in the US between the Executive Branch, the Aristos, the armed forces and the Dominion (which used to be the United States Air Force until all the jet fuel ran out and it combined with Focus On The Family).[note]both have major presences in Colorado[/note]
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* BalanceOfPower: in the US between the Executive Branch, the Aristos, the armed forces and the Dominion (which used to be the United States Air Force until all the jet fuel ran out and it combined with Focus On The Family).[note]both [[note]]Both have major presences in Colorado[/note]Colorado Springs[[note]]
2nd Sep '15 9:50:00 AM allium
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* BalanceOfPower: in the US between the Executive Branch, the Aristos, the armed forces and the Dominion (which used to be the USAF until all the jet fuel ran out and it combined with Focus On The Family).
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* BalanceOfPower: in the US between the Executive Branch, the Aristos, the armed forces and the Dominion (which used to be the USAF United States Air Force until all the jet fuel ran out and it combined with Focus On The Family).[note]both have major presences in Colorado[/note]
26th Jul '15 10:00:11 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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Julian Comstock, nephew of President Deklan Comstock, had been sent out west for his own safety, since the President had executed the boy's father and had hostile intentions toward Julian himself. His life with his friend Adam Hazzard and his teacher Sam Godwin is quite idyllic -- until the three are drafted into a war against "Mitteleuropa," a Dutch-German alliance seeking to control the northern waterways of what was once Canada...
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Julian Comstock, nephew of President Deklan Comstock, had has been sent out west for his own safety, since the President had has executed the boy's father and had has hostile intentions toward Julian himself. His Julian's life with his friend Adam Hazzard and his teacher Sam Godwin is quite idyllic -- until the three are drafted into a war against "Mitteleuropa," a Dutch-German alliance seeking to control the northern waterways of what was once Canada...
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