History Literature / TheMirage

24th Apr '17 7:55:03 PM StrixObscuro
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* {{Eurabia}}: In this history, the Arab world became united into a powerful block that has enabled them to pull ahead of the West.
5th Mar '17 1:13:10 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* DrivingQuestion: What is the Mirage?



** The CSA is Iraq, the United Kingdom is Iran, the Rocky Mountain Territories are Afghanistan, Louisiana is Kuwait, and Texas is Saudi Arabia.

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** The CSA is Iraq, the United Kingdom is Iran, the Rocky Mountain Territories are Afghanistan, Louisiana is Kuwait, and Texas is Saudi Arabia.Arabia, and Germany is Palestine.



* FictionalCounterpart: The Library of Alexandria is obviously one of TheOtherWiki.
** [=EBazaar=] is [=Ebay=].



* MirrorUniverse: The novel explores a mirror version of TheWaronTerror; a liberated, cosmopolitan United Arab States is attacked by fundamentalist Christian Americans and ends up invading them in retaliation. Unlike a lot of examples, the fact that this world is such a funhouse mirror version of our own is actually key to the plot.



* WretchedHive: The Christian states of America is

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* WretchedHive: The Christian states of America isis a horribly corrupt, backward, impoverished totalitarian nation controlled by an aging Lyndon Baines Johnson.
9th Feb '17 7:01:31 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* GenieInABottle: [[spoiler: A Djinn was the one to create this world, who is later captured by Saddam Hussein. After the Djinn is killed, it's implied that the world returns to normal.]]
29th Jul '16 4:08:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Abounds.
16th Jun '16 12:45:51 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Considering this is a MirrorUniverse revolving around TheWarOnTerror, there are plenty.
** The United Arab States is obviously the USA.
** The CSA is Iraq, the United Kingdom is Iran, the Rocky Mountain Territories are Afghanistan, Louisiana is Kuwait, and Texas is Saudi Arabia.
** The Library of Alexandria mentions the Orthodox Union, likely a theocratic version of the USSR.
23rd Sep '15 10:09:47 AM Morgenthaler
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An AlternateHistory novel by MattRuff, published in 2012.

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An AlternateHistory novel by MattRuff, Creator/MattRuff, published in 2012.
1st Aug '15 12:50:06 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* AlternateHistory: The original 13 United Arab States broke away from the Ottoman Empire during the 19th century, later expanding to include the entire Arab world. According to the Library of Alexandria website, the second world war was ended when a third atomic bomb was dropped on Tokyo, Hitler didn't commit suicide and was instead beheaded at Nuremberg, there was a Mexican gulf war fought over the Kingdom of Louisiana, and it's implied that the UAS landed men on the moon and underwent an equivalent to the civil rights movement. And, of course, Christian fundamentalist terrorists attacked and destroyed the Tigris and Euphrates world trade center towers on November 9th, 2001, prompting a war on terror and invasion of the Christian States of America.



* SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility: While it initially seems to be a III or IV, it becomes AlienSpaceBats when [[spoiler: it's revealed history was changed by a wish made to a Djinn.]]



* VillainsOutShopping: Saddam, who does it on [=EBazaar=].

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* VillainsOutShopping: Saddam, who does it on [=EBazaar=].[=EBazaar=].
* WretchedHive: The Christian states of America is
7th May '15 10:12:19 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* BalkanizeMe: After World War II, Germany was divided into two states: one Christian and one Jewish.


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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: The Christian States of America is made up of 18 states along the east coast, as well as Alabama and Mississippi. Texas is an Evangelical Republic with claims over Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Coahuila, though the residents there would disagree. Missouri, rather than Utah, is a Mormon State. The Pentecostal Gilead heartland borders the CSA and Great Lakes. A Rocky Mountain nation controls, more in theory than fact, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas. It's split up between many tribal factions.
11th Feb '13 7:35:30 AM DanglyLeggedOwl
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* TheGhost: There's lots of talking about Bin Laden, but he's never seen directly.
11th Feb '13 7:26:30 AM DanglyLeggedOwl
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* BuryYourGays: Unfortunately for [[spoiler:Samir]], this is true for the Islamic society of the UAS.
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