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23rd Apr '18 4:22:41 PM PaulA441980
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* Australia under Gough Whitlam recognised the Baltic States as part of the Soviet Union, believing that was permanent.
19th Apr '18 9:30:30 AM Narsil
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** Interestingly, novels set later in that universe--like 1974's ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye''--avoid the problem. In the far future, a post-communist Russia venerates both its Communist and its Imperial past--so there's a Russian (and Eastern Orthodox) world named "Saint Ekaterina" with a battleship named ''Lenin''. Under Putin in recent years, Russia has been doing just that.
17th Apr '18 10:59:14 PM PaulA
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* Occurs in ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' when the Abbé Farrier (who has been locked up in prison since long before Napoleon's fall) remarks to Dante that he assumes all of Europe has now been united under Bonapartist rule. Dante replies, "The emperor is no longer in power." Then Farrier says, "Then who is? Napoleon II I assume." Dante: "Louis XVIII". A few years after the book was published, Napoleon's nephew Napoleon III was placed on the French throne, due in part to the popularity of the book which renewed interest in Bonapartism. For the record, Louis XVIII did reign during 1814-1824.
4th Apr '18 3:56:35 AM Silverblade2
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** Well, let's see here, there ''was'' [[{{WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague}} that time]] ''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor'' [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} ran for]] [[{{OurPresidentsAreDifferent}} President]]...

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** Well, let's see here, there ''was'' [[{{WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague}} that time]] ''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor'' ''ComicBook/LexLuthor'' [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} ran for]] [[{{OurPresidentsAreDifferent}} President]]...
29th Mar '18 9:52:47 PM StrixObscuro
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* The early books of the ''Literature/VenusPrime'' series, being based on old short stories written by Creator/ArthurCClarke and having been started in the eighties, imply that Russia is still Communist, despite taking place at least a century into the future. The last book, written more recently, clarifies that the Soviet Union ''is'' still around (or reformed itself), but the second "S" in USSR stands for something other than "Socialist", and apparently, there are still Russian who want to return their country to socialism.

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* The early books of the ''Literature/VenusPrime'' series, being based on old short stories written by Creator/ArthurCClarke and having been started in the eighties, imply that Russia is still Communist, despite taking place at least a century into the future. The last book, written more recently, clarifies that the Soviet Union ''is'' still around (or reformed itself), but the second "S" in USSR stands for something other than "Socialist", and apparently, there are still Russian Russians who want to return their country to socialism.socialism; the Soviet colony on Mars featured in the third book was an attempt to pacify them.
29th Mar '18 10:45:58 AM HumanTorch2
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** Well, let's see here, there ''was'' [[{{WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague}} that time]] ''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor'' [[{{ItMakeswSenseInContext}} ran for]] [[{{OurPresidentsAreDifferent}} President]]...

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** Well, let's see here, there ''was'' [[{{WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague}} that time]] ''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor'' [[{{ItMakeswSenseInContext}} [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} ran for]] [[{{OurPresidentsAreDifferent}} President]]...
29th Mar '18 10:45:32 AM HumanTorch2
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** Well, let's see here, there ''was'' [[{{WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague}} that time]] ''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor'' ran for President...

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** Well, let's see here, there ''was'' [[{{WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague}} that time]] ''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor'' [[{{ItMakeswSenseInContext}} ran for President...for]] [[{{OurPresidentsAreDifferent}} President]]...
29th Mar '18 10:43:12 AM HumanTorch2
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** Well, let's see here, there ''was'' [[{{WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague}} that time]] ''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor'' ran for President...
26th Mar '18 1:45:13 PM AgProv
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** Similarly, the building in former East Berlin, that housed the nearest thing the German Democratic Republic had to a parliament, remained empty and mouldering, utterly redundant, for a long time after 1990. The new administration simply didn't know what the hell to do with a redundant white elephant of a building complex. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_the_Republic,_Berlin Palace of the Republic]] was finally knocked down in 2008, to make way for a reconstruction of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Palace the building]] which had been demolished to make way for the Peoples' Palace[[note]]Athe Berlin Palace, the former royal seat of the kings of Prussia, which the Russians wanted rid of, as a symbolic gesture that Prussian militarism was dead[[/note]]...

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** Similarly, the building in former East Berlin, that housed the nearest thing the German Democratic Republic had to a parliament, remained empty and mouldering, utterly redundant, for a long time after 1990. The new administration simply didn't know what the hell to do with a redundant white elephant of a building complex. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_the_Republic,_Berlin Palace of the Republic]] was finally knocked down in 2008, to make way for a reconstruction of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Palace the building]] which had been demolished to make way for the Peoples' Palace[[note]]Athe Palace[[note]]The Berlin Palace, the former royal seat of the kings of Prussia, which the Russians wanted rid of, as a symbolic gesture that Prussian militarism was dead[[/note]]...
26th Mar '18 1:42:54 PM AgProv
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** Similarly, the building in former East Berlin, that housed the nearest thing the German Democratic Republic had to a parliament, remained empty and mouldering, utterly redundant, for a long time after 1990. The new administration simply didn't know what the hell to do with a redundant white elephant of a building complex. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_the_Republic,_Berlin Palace of the Republic]] was finally knocked down in 2008, to make way for a reconstruction of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Palace the building which had been demolished to make way for the Peoples' Palace[[note]]Athe Berlin Palace, the former royal seat of the kings of Prussia, which the russians wanted rid of as a symbolic gesture that Prussian militarism was dead[[/note]]...

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** Similarly, the building in former East Berlin, that housed the nearest thing the German Democratic Republic had to a parliament, remained empty and mouldering, utterly redundant, for a long time after 1990. The new administration simply didn't know what the hell to do with a redundant white elephant of a building complex. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_the_Republic,_Berlin Palace of the Republic]] was finally knocked down in 2008, to make way for a reconstruction of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Palace the building building]] which had been demolished to make way for the Peoples' Palace[[note]]Athe Berlin Palace, the former royal seat of the kings of Prussia, which the russians Russians wanted rid of of, as a symbolic gesture that Prussian militarism was dead[[/note]]...
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