History Literature / SixteenThirtyTwo

20th Feb '17 7:35:26 AM KazutoAbridged
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* RummageSaleReject: Elisabeth Lukretia von Teschen might be amused by the Viennese crowd remaking downtime Vienna according to an uptime guidebook of the city. She is not pleased with the people who have taken to mixing their apparel from 400 years of fashion. All at once.
1st Feb '17 7:00:31 PM Bissek
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* JobStealingRobot: An unavoidable consequence of introducing nineteenth and early twentieth century technology to the seventeenth century. Mills, factories, sewing machines and machine presses produce more goods in less time - and also at less cost once the initial equipment expenses are paid off - than small guild-run shops, so the guildsmen who adopt the uptime methods become extremely rich while those who do not quickly find themselves out of business. In one short story automated cotton pickers and gins are introduced for the purpose of making slave plantations economically unfeasible (why bother buying slaves to harvest and clean cotton if one man with two machines and a donkey can do all that work himself in a week?).
28th Jan '17 4:22:54 AM Bissek
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* BadassBiker: Buster Beasley is the spitting image of a "Hell's Angel" biker, though without the criminal attitude. In ''1635: The Dreeson Incident'', he wades into a (manufactured} crowd of rioters and takes out several handfuls before he's overwhelmed by their numbers.

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* BadassBiker: Buster Beasley is the spitting image of a "Hell's Angel" biker, though without the criminal attitude. In ''1635: The Dreeson Incident'', he wades into a (manufactured} (manufactured) crowd of rioters and takes out several handfuls before he's overwhelmed by their numbers.
28th Jan '17 4:19:51 AM Bissek
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The great artists of the 17th century are all facing this, and the someones better are ''themselves'' from ten to fifteen years uptime. Thus they (Rubens is the only example who is a focus character, but he's hardly the only example out there) find their works overshadowed by the masterpieces they haven't painted yet, and have to figure out how to rework their careers as a result.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: The great artists and composers of the 17th century are all facing this, and the someones better are ''themselves'' from ten to fifteen years uptime. Thus they (Rubens is the only example who is a focus character, character in any of the novels, but he's hardly the only example out there) find their works overshadowed by the masterpieces they haven't painted done yet, and have to figure out how to rework their careers as a result.
27th Jan '17 12:44:44 PM Teakay
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* IronicEchoCut: Rebecca's first television appearance.
-->'''Gretchen:''' She seems awfully nervous.\\
'''Annalise:''' That's nonsense. Becky is ''never'' nervous.\\
''[chapter break]''\\
'''Rebecca:''' I'm so nervous.



“That’s because up-time they used antitampering devices. Lots of wires, and if you pulled the wrong one, the bomb went off. [...]

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“That’s “That’s because up-time they used antitampering devices. Lots of wires, and if you pulled the wrong one, the bomb went off. [...]
6th Jan '17 7:31:58 AM Bissek
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* SuccessionCrisis: In ''The Cardinal Virtues'', King Louis XIII is killed [[spoiler:by men in the employ of his brother Gaston]] on the same day that his Queen goes into labor delivering their first son. Leading many people to question who the rightful King of France is: Monsieur Gaston or the infant Louis XIV.

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* SuccessionCrisis: SuccessionCrisis:
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In ''The Cardinal Virtues'', King Louis XIII is killed [[spoiler:by men in the employ of his brother Gaston]] on the same day that his Queen goes into labor delivering their first son. Leading many people to question who the rightful King of France is: Monsieur Gaston or the infant Louis XIV.XIV.
** Various noble houses across the USE have different internal rules as to how to determine the appropriate heir to their lands, which causes a great deal of confusion on occasion. Eventually Gustav Adolf steps in and declares that they can have whatever succession rules they like, so long as they follow three rules. 1: Each house has to explicitly write their inheritance rules down, so everyone knows what they are. 2: Once written down, they can't change them. 3: If they ever end up in a situation where there is no acceptable heir under the rules they chose, their lands revert to the crown.



* SuperweaponSurprise: Frequently in the first book. For example, the battle that pitted a tercio of pikemen and musketeers against an [[MoreDakka M60]] and rockets. [[CurbStompBattle It doesn't last long for the tercio.]]

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* SuperweaponSurprise: Frequently in the first book. For example, the battle that pitted a tercio of pikemen and musketeers against an [[MoreDakka M60]] and rockets. [[CurbStompBattle It doesn't last long for the tercio.]]]] Eventually other nations gain enough understanding of uptime technical skills to develop their own superweapons to turn on the Americans (and each other).
5th Jan '17 5:52:25 PM Bissek
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* TheUriahGambit: Sultan Murad allows his Janissaries and cavalry units to make charges he fully expects to be costly in his campaign to conquer Austria, because he's hoping they'll end up weakened enough that he can supplant them within his military hierarchy with new units that aren't affiliated with any factions in his court.


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* YouShallNotPass: Third Division gets an epic multi-phase one against the Turkish cavalry (numbering in the tens of thousands) during ''The Ottoman Onslaught''. [[spoiler:First Engler finds a terrain bottleneck that allows him to stop their charge with his volley guns. Then the Hangman regiment comes in to provide cover fire so the volley guns have time to reload and do it some more. Then the rest of Third Division shows up to reinforce the Hangman. Then, as the Ottoman cavalry's momentum is halted, Pappenheim's Black Curaissers show up and rout them.]]
5th Jan '17 9:47:57 AM Bissek
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* ''1635: The Wars for the Rhine'' by Anette Pedersen (coming December 2016)
* ''1636: The Ottoman Onslaught'' (coming in 2017)

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* ''1635: The Wars for the Rhine'' by Anette Pedersen (coming December 2016)
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* FriendlySniper: Julie Sims (later Mackay) is a very nice girl... and the deadliest shot in Europe. To the point where the official term some people use for sniper is "Jooli".





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** Julie Mackay manages to reverse the trope: her marksmanship is so renowned that people start referring to snipers in general as "joolis".
24th Dec '16 8:09:36 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* FourStarBadass: Mike Stearns goes from being the Prime Minister of the United States of Europe to being appointed Brigadier General in charge of the Third Division. While at first he is dismissed as a rank amateur, he goes on to [[CurbStompBattle win several battles in such an overwhelming way]] against not only superior forces, but superior commanders who have decades of experience under their belt. It eventually gets to the point that the mere threat of his entering a field of battle will prevent others from attacking.
13th Dec '16 11:43:31 AM Divra
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** Soundly mocked in ''1636: The Kremlin Games'', when a Russian ''knyaz'' laughs at the up-timer assumption that all Russian nobles are, automatically, supporters of serfdom and slavery. In reality, the big supporters of slavery are petty nobility and non-noble landowners, whose only assets are land and laborers, whereas the cash-rich high nobility are generally neutral or slightly leaning pro-abolition.
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