History Main / AllohistoricalAllusion

20th Apr '18 1:48:52 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/AScholarOfMagics'', set around 1920 in a world much like our own but with magic a known and scientifically-studied phenomenon, ends with a character departing for a tour of America on the ''Titanic'', a famous ocean liner that has recently broken its own Atlantic crossing speed record.
19th Apr '18 4:00:41 AM Muppet
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* In ''FanFic/EquestriaDivided'' Applejack has a BatteringRam that looks like [[TrojanHorse a wooden statue of a pony on wheels.]]
21st Mar '18 4:20:35 PM WickedIcon
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* If you complete an assassination plot in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings 2'', you may receive the news that the target was killed in the crossfire between [[WhoShotJFK a scroll depository and a grassy knoll, while the official story is that a "lone bowman" killed him]].
26th Jan '18 5:44:22 PM nombretomado
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* The Alternate Universe in ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' is home to a thousand and one of these. 20 dollar bills are called "Juniors" because [[MartinLutherKingJr of who's on them]], and likewise Nixon is on the 50 cent piece and JFK is still alive, suggesting Kennedy's and Nixon's presidential wins might have been reversed.

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* The Alternate Universe in ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' is home to a thousand and one of these. 20 dollar bills are called "Juniors" because [[MartinLutherKingJr [[UsefulNotes/MartinLutherKingJr of who's on them]], and likewise Nixon is on the 50 cent piece and JFK is still alive, suggesting Kennedy's and Nixon's presidential wins might have been reversed.
16th Jan '18 8:36:23 PM shrikelet
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* ''Comicbook/TheBoys:'' Vought-American sells the U.S. Army the fictional M-20 rifle whose poor performance (markedly inferior to the real-world M-16's troubled initialy introduction) in the Vietnam War results in the death of thousands of American soldiers. It is drawn as the [=SA80=], a British assault rifle with a reputation every bit as awful but very, very real.
15th Jan '18 11:34:00 AM Omeganian
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* At one point in ''Literature/TheCaseOfTheToxicSpellDump'', the hero briefly wishes that instead of all the toxic magic, the world only had simple mechanical forces. He then states it would have been a clean, but very technologically primitive world. Just like we tend to see a world where everything is done by magic.
1st Jan '18 9:20:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** Among the old Nazi leadership, Hermann Goering is noticeably absent. It turns out that this is because [[DeadAlternateCounterpart he was executed for treason several years before]], when he attempted to usurp the role of Fuehrer from Hitler when the latter fell into a coma. The real Goering attempted something rather similar at the very end of World War II while Hitler was holed up in his bunker and might be cut off from the outside world, which so incensed Hitler when he found out that he stripped Goering of all his offices and ordered his execution.
26th Nov '17 1:13:32 PM DaibhidC
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** "[[https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/ah-vignette-the-weed-of-crime-bears-bitter-fruit.430522/ The Weed of Crime Bears Bitter Fruit]]", a vignette about an alternate version of ''Film/TheShadow'', says Creator/AlecBaldwin didn't get the title role because he was starring in ''Film/BatmanForever''. The next choice was Creator/ValKilmer, who wasn't interested. Instead, new director Creator/JohnWoo cast Creator/ChristanSlater as Lamont Cranston, Creator/JohnTravolta as the Shadow (Woo was ''really'' playing up the SecretIdentityIdentity) and Samantha Mathis as Margo Lane. The plot still involved an early atomic bomb being stolen, just like it did in our universe, which the vignette even calls "a kind of prototypical '[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 broken arrow]]' situation".

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** "[[https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/ah-vignette-the-weed-of-crime-bears-bitter-fruit.430522/ The Weed of Crime Bears Bitter Fruit]]", a vignette about an alternate version of ''Film/TheShadow'', says Creator/AlecBaldwin didn't get the title role because he was starring in ''Film/BatmanForever''. The next choice was Creator/ValKilmer, who wasn't interested. Instead, new director Creator/JohnWoo cast Creator/ChristanSlater Creator/ChristianSlater as Lamont Cranston, Creator/JohnTravolta as the Shadow (Woo was ''really'' playing up the SecretIdentityIdentity) and Samantha Mathis as Margo Lane. The plot still involved an early atomic bomb being stolen, just like it did in our universe, which the vignette even calls "a kind of prototypical '[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 broken arrow]]' situation".
26th Nov '17 1:12:17 PM DaibhidC
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** "[[https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/ah-vignette-the-weed-of-crime-bears-bitter-fruit.430522/ The Weed of Crime Bears Bitter Fruit]]", a vignette about an alternate version of ''Film/TheShadow'', says Creator/AlecBaldwin didn't get the title role because he was starring in ''Film/BatmanForever''. The next choice was Creator/ValKilmer, who wasn't interested. Instead, new director Creator/JohnWoo cast Creator/ChristanSlater as Lamont Cranston, Creator/JohnTravolta as the Shadow (Woo was ''really'' playing up the SecretIdentityIdentity) and Samantha Mathis as Margo Lane. The plot still involved an early atomic bomb being stolen, just like it did in our universe, which the vignette even calls "a kind of prototypical '[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 broken arrow]]' situation".
22nd Nov '17 7:14:01 PM nombretomado
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** Several other allusions in the series take the form of missions, including two separate "unheard of" attacks on Pearl Harbor (in 2 and 3) and a mission involving [[CubanMissileCrisis doomsday weapons in Cuba]].

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** Several other allusions in the series take the form of missions, including two separate "unheard of" attacks on Pearl Harbor (in 2 and 3) and a mission involving [[CubanMissileCrisis [[UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis doomsday weapons in Cuba]].
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