History Main / TheGreatPoliticsMessUp

9th May '17 12:42:18 PM CaptainAmazing
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** Other former Soviet-era national domains also existed to varying degrees, such as Czechoslovakia (.cs), East Germany (.dd), and Yugoslavia (.yu). These were successfully discontinued.
7th May '17 2:42:10 AM SublightMonster
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* Even scholars on the subject were caught off-guard. History Professor Michael Hughes of University College of Wales, in the epilogue to his book ''Nationalism and Society: Germany 1800-1945'', ends with speculation on the subject of German reunification. He quickly dismisses it as impossible, as it would require the dismantling of the Soviet Union and its European Empire. The book was published in ''1988''.
4th Apr '17 5:50:11 PM eroock
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26th Mar '17 10:22:17 PM Caps-luna
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** Artistic maps [[note]]As in those built into public spaces for decorative purposes.[[/note]] often feature countries that don't exist anymore because its harder to replace and update them. You ''could'' pry out USSR and add in all the countries it split into or you could just leave it alone and not spend thousands of dollars.
17th Mar '17 5:38:34 AM MitchellProductions
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Compare ScienceMarchesOn, SocietyMarchesOn and EndOfAnAge. See also IWantMyJetPack and {{Zeerust}}. See also MakeTheBearAngryAgain if the mess-up is somehow reversed.

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Compare ScienceMarchesOn, SocietyMarchesOn and EndOfAnAge. See also IWantMyJetPack and {{Zeerust}}. See also MakeTheBearAngryAgain if the mess-up is somehow reversed.
reversed, and {{Jossed}} If this trope applies to canonical changes.
16th Mar '17 10:23:23 AM MitchellProductions
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* Due to the frequent changes in political geographical properties worldwide, older maps would be rendered useless and "current" information in encyclopedias would be outdated alongside these maps. This would be an embarrassment for history teachers to remain consistent with current issues regarding their teachings.
12th Mar '17 6:28:48 AM Wuz
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* ''[[Literature/ThreeBodyProblem The Dark Forest]]'' by Cixin Liu, originally published in 2008, has a meeting TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture between a former American secretary of defense and an aged Islamic fundamentalist hiding out in Afghanistan who is clearly intended to be but not named as Osama bin Laden. The English translation of the book didn't appear until 2015, meaning that the mess-up was baked into it from the start.

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* ''[[Literature/ThreeBodyProblem ''[[Literature/TheThreeBodyProblem The Dark Forest]]'' by Cixin Liu, originally published in 2008, has a meeting TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture between a former American secretary of defense and an aged Islamic fundamentalist hiding out in Afghanistan who is clearly intended to be but not named as Osama bin Laden. The English translation of the book didn't appear until 2015, meaning that the mess-up was baked into it from the start.
6th Mar '17 8:23:11 AM Nakuyabi
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* In-universe in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Future Past". When Voyager is sent back to 1996, Tom Paris, the ship's expert on the 20th Century enlists the aid of an astronomer called Rain Robinson, claiming to be a CIA agent investigating a Soviet plot. When she tells him the USSR collapsed five years ago, he pauses for a second and replies "That's what they want you to think".

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* In-universe in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Future Past". When Voyager is sent back to 1996, Tom Paris, the ship's expert on the 20th Century enlists the aid of an astronomer called Rain Robinson, claiming to be a CIA agent investigating a Soviet plot. When she tells him the USSR collapsed five years ago, he pauses for a second and replies "That's what they want ''want'' you to think".think!"
22nd Feb '17 9:55:49 AM DeanMT94
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* In 1922 British Prime Minister David Lloyd George suggested that a good temporary solution to the growing religious, political and territorial tensions in Ireland would be to allow the more British-leaning counties of Ulster to be governed from Belfast, while the remainder of the region would be governed from Dublin with the two governments being separately elected and be allowed to pursue different policy paths. It's now '''''95 YEARS''''' later and the "temporary" solution is still in place.
31st Jan '17 7:08:54 PM MAI742
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* UsefulNotes/{{Bonn}} was 'temporarily' [[UsefulNotes/TheBonnRepublic the capital city]] of UsefulNotes/WestGermany for 41 years. Not wanting to name somewhere bigger and admit that East Berlin was lost, West Germany became used to Bonn's "provisional" status. After German reunification, only a small majority of the [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalSystemOfGermany Bundestag (parliament)]] voted to move the seat of government back to Berlin.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Bonn}} was 'temporarily' [[UsefulNotes/TheBonnRepublic the capital city]] of UsefulNotes/WestGermany for 41 years. Not wanting to name somewhere bigger and or admit that East West Berlin was lost, too vulnerable to be used, West Germany became used to Bonn's "provisional" status. After German reunification, only a small majority of the [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalSystemOfGermany Bundestag (parliament)]] voted to move the seat of government back to Berlin.
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