History Literature / TheFountainheadFilibusterTalesFromObjectivistKatanga

30th May '16 8:05:54 PM Doug86
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A WebOriginal AlternateHistory series created by AlternateHistoryDotCom member Linkwerk. Set in the late 1950s and 1960s, it features everyone's [[LoveItOrHateIt favourite/hated]] wacky founder of UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}}, Creator/AynRand, and a lot of various {{Historical Domain Character}}s. All of them get involved in a rather peculiar game of geopolitics.

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A WebOriginal AlternateHistory series created by AlternateHistoryDotCom Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom member Linkwerk. Set in the late 1950s and 1960s, it features everyone's [[LoveItOrHateIt favourite/hated]] wacky founder of UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}}, Creator/AynRand, and a lot of various {{Historical Domain Character}}s. All of them get involved in a rather peculiar game of geopolitics.
14th May '16 11:29:54 PM nombretomado
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* {{Crossover}}: None so far, but several AH.com members who read the series suggested doing one with ''MadMen''.

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* {{Crossover}}: None so far, but several AH.com members who read the series suggested doing one with ''MadMen''.''Series/MadMen''.
9th May '16 3:22:56 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: "My name is Ernesto Guevara. [[TheTerminator Come with me if you want to live.]]"

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* ShoutOut: "My name is Ernesto Guevara. [[TheTerminator [[Film/TheTerminator Come with me if you want to live.]]"
5th May '16 9:23:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', but without the science fantasy elements and '''[-[[RecycledInSpace IN COLD WAR ERA AFRICA]]-]!'''
** Alternatively, ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' with a touch of ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness''.
11th Jul '15 4:38:24 PM redandready45
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** [[spoiler: Ayn herself grows from an eccentric writer, to deranged dictator within a few years]].


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* YoureInsane: Pretty much everybody's response to Galtville.
11th Jul '15 4:33:49 PM redandready45
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* AnimatedAdaptation: One writer speculated on an in-universe cartoon based of the UN's battles with Galtville, called ''The Hammershields''.


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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of Objectivism as a means of building a country.


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* IronLady: It's lampshaded that this short Russian lady was able to convince businessmen, economists and mercenaries to embark on this grand endeavor. [[spoiler: By 1966, she's become the ''evil'' version]].


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* TookALevelInBadass: The UN is a more influential and powerful institution with a surviving Dag Hammersjkold. In first chapter, they are shown [[spoiler: bombing the crap out of Galtville]].
21st Jun '15 3:49:40 AM redandready45
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* MegaCorp: The Union Miniere de Haut Katanga (UMHK) which is stated to have its own private army to control the mines.
20th Apr '15 5:08:33 PM nombretomado
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* AlternateHistory: A pretty unusual one, set during the height of the early ColdWar, referencing a lot of the changing geopolitics (the decolonisation of Africa and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katanga_Crisis conflicts it spawned]], etc.).

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* AlternateHistory: A pretty unusual one, set during the height of the early ColdWar, UsefulNotes/ColdWar, referencing a lot of the changing geopolitics (the decolonisation of Africa and the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katanga_Crisis conflicts it spawned]], etc.).
8th Jan '15 3:50:23 AM Heavens_Chimney
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** Both that, and that remaining true to armchair principles in a real world situation spiraling out of your control is essentially impossible, especially if your philosophy tends to invite people who'd help cause the situation to spiral out of control. If you took an Objectivist Utopia out of the controlled fantasy of Rand's novels and placed it into the real world mess up that was Katanga, under the control of the already unstable and hypocritical Rand herself, it shouldn't be a surprise that it might not live up to its ideals.
18th Sep '14 5:07:24 PM psnuker
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** In a similar manner as to how communist states do: the logic of the ideology eventually has an end different then that it's creators thought it would.
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