History YMMV / TheManInTheHighCastle

15th Sep '16 2:24:09 PM DarkPaladinX
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** A similar alternate history novel, [[https://www.amazon.com/United-States-Japan-Peter-Tieryas/dp/0857665332 United States of Japan]], written by Peter Tieryas, is almost like ''The Man In The High Castle'', even stating to be the SpiritualSuccessor of the said novel. While ''The Man in the High Castle'' puts a lot of emphasis in the Nazi-occupied America, this novel focuses more on the Japanese-controlled America side of things instead. It's also geared towards a younger audience since ''United States of Japan'' novel uses a lot of anime and manga tropes, more particularly, {{Cyberpunk}} and ''[[{{Mecha}} giant robots]]''.
12th Jul '16 11:16:21 PM DaedalusEx
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** [[BilingualBonus Adler is German for "Eagle",]] so it presumably slipped under the radar.
7th Apr '16 12:22:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: In the live-action adaptation of Creator/PhilipKDick's AlternateHistory [[Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle novel]], Oberstgruppenfuehrer [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Reinhard Heydrich]] is the second-in-command of the SS, the [[StateSec paramilitary organ]] in charge of enforcing UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's racial ideology. He organized the [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust total genocide of the Jews within Europe and Nazi-occupied America]] and participated in the enslavement of the entire African continent, boasting of having personally hunted down "tribal subhumanoids." Heydrich's faction is opposed to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's policy of détente with the Empire of Japan, wanting to exterminate the Japanese so the Nazis can [[TakeOverTheWorld have the entire world for themselves]]. He arranges a public assassination of the visiting Japanese Crown Prince in an attempt to provoke the Empire into declaring war. When [[TheAtoner remorseful]] Nazi spy Rudolph Wegener passes on nuclear technology to his Japanese contacts to preserve peace, Heydrich flies to New York City to retrieve Wegener. He makes it clear that the only reason he hasn't already had Wegener tortured to death for high treason is because he needs him for his access to the Fuehrer, threatening to [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure have Wegener's family murdered if he doesn't comply]]. Heydrich wants to assassinate Hitler so he can [[TheStarscream take over the Reich]] and destroy the Japanese Home Islands with [[NukeEm nuclear missiles]], mocking loyalty as a weakness that greater men lack. When Obergruppenfuehrer John Smith discovers Heydrich's scheme, he invites Smith to a hunting party so he can [[HuntingAccident have him quietly killed]]. [[TheDreaded Feared even by his fellow Nazis]] as the Reich's foremost hatchet man and expert in mass murder, Heydrich enjoys every part of what he does and is known as [[RedBaron "The Man with the Iron Heart"]], a name he admits to wearing with pride.

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* CompleteMonster: In the live-action adaptation of Creator/PhilipKDick's AlternateHistory [[Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle novel]], Oberstgruppenfuehrer [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Reinhard Heydrich]] is the second-in-command of the SS, the [[StateSec paramilitary organ]] in charge of enforcing UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's racial ideology. He organized the [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust total genocide of the Jews within Europe and Nazi-occupied America]] and participated in the enslavement of the entire African continent, boasting of having personally hunted down "tribal subhumanoids." Heydrich's faction is opposed to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's policy of détente with the Empire of Japan, wanting to exterminate the Japanese so the Nazis can [[TakeOverTheWorld have the entire world for themselves]]. He arranges a public assassination of the visiting Japanese Crown Prince in an attempt to provoke the Empire into declaring war. When [[TheAtoner remorseful]] Nazi spy Rudolph Wegener passes on nuclear technology to his Japanese contacts to preserve peace, Heydrich flies to New York City to retrieve Wegener. He makes it clear that the only reason he hasn't already had Wegener tortured to death for high treason is because he needs him for his access to the Fuehrer, threatening to [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure have Wegener's family murdered if he doesn't comply]]. Heydrich wants to assassinate Hitler so he can [[TheStarscream take over the Reich]] and destroy the Japanese Home Islands with [[NukeEm nuclear missiles]], mocking loyalty as a weakness that greater men lack. When Obergruppenfuehrer John Smith discovers Heydrich's scheme, he invites Smith to a hunting party so he can [[HuntingAccident have him quietly killed]]. [[TheDreaded Feared even by his fellow Nazis]] as the Reich's foremost hatchet man and expert in mass murder, Heydrich enjoys every part of what he does and is known as [[RedBaron "The Man with the Iron Heart"]], a name title he admits to wearing with pride.
4th Mar '16 11:48:44 AM BatmanKalEl
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* GeniusBonus: In "Revelations", it is shown that the secret "Baynes" tries to get over [[spoiler:are nuclear fusion formulas.]]
1st Mar '16 2:53:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* CriticalResearchFailure: The name of the German-occupied "Greater Nazi Reich" doesn't really make sense. "Nazi" was a German colloquial abbrevation of "national socialist" and was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism#Etymology never officially in use during the period of the Nazi rule in Germany]] - officially naming a state like that would have been like officially calling the USA "United Yank States" or the USSR "Commie Union of Russia".

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The name of the German-occupied "Greater Nazi Reich" doesn't really make sense. "Nazi" was a German colloquial abbrevation of "national socialist" and was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism#Etymology never officially in use during the period of the Nazi rule in Germany]] - officially naming a state like that would have been like officially calling the USA "United Yank States" or the USSR "Commie Union of Russia".
1st Mar '16 2:45:45 PM Morgenthaler
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** This is TruthInTelevision - Heydrich really did have the nickname "The Man with the Iron Heart"--and that nickname was given to him by Adolf Hitler. He was directly responsible for nearly a quarter of Jewish deaths during the Holocaust. And he did all that at the beginning of the war, as he was assassinated by British intelligence in 1942 in our timeline. Definitely one of history's worst monsters.
18th Feb '16 10:18:02 AM GreenLady
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** In the TV show: as in the book, characters whose surnames are traditionally associated with Jewish heritage change their names to avoid persecution, even if they have no Jewish heritage and/or don't personally identify as Jewish, with Frank Frink (originally Frank ''Fink'') a prominent example discussed in-universe. So how the heck is no-one talking about the fact that the Obergruppenführer's son is being treated by a doctor named ''Adler''?

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** In the TV show: as in the book, characters whose surnames are traditionally associated with Jewish heritage change their names to avoid persecution, even if they have no aren't actually of Jewish heritage descent and/or don't personally identify as Jewish, with Frank Frink (originally Frank ''Fink'') a prominent example discussed in-universe. So how the heck is no-one talking about the fact that the Obergruppenführer's son is being treated by a doctor named ''Adler''?
18th Feb '16 10:16:48 AM GreenLady
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** In the TV show: as in the book, characters whose surnames are traditionally associated with Jewish heritage change their names to avoid persecution, even if they have no Jewish heritage and/or don't personally identify as Jewish, with Frank Frink (originally Frank ''Fink'') a prominent example discussed in-universe. So how the heck is no-one talking about the fact that the Obergruppenführer's son is being treated by a doctor named ''Adler''?
29th Jan '16 5:26:40 PM Edgehopper
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** This is TruthInTelevision - Heydrich really did have the nickname "The Man with the Iron Heart"--and that nickname was given to him by Adolf Hitler. He was directly responsible for nearly a quarter of Jewish deaths during the Holocaust. And he did all that at the beginning of the war, as he was assassinated by British intelligence in 1942 in our timeline. Definitely one of history's worst monsters.
9th Jan '16 12:47:26 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: In the live-action adaptation, Oberstgruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich is the second-in-command of the SS, the [[StateSec paramilitary organ]] in charge of enforcing UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's racial ideology. He organized the total genocide of the Jews within Europe and Nazi-occupied America and participated in the enslavement of the entire African continent, boasting of having personally hunted down "tribal subhumanoids". Heydrich's faction is opposed to Hitler's policy of détente with the Empire of Japan, wanting to exterminate the Japanese so the Nazis can [[TakeOverTheWorld have the entire world for themselves]]. He arranges a public assassination of the visiting Japanese Crown Prince in an attempt to provoke the Empire into declaring war. When [[TheAtoner remorseful]] Nazi spy Rudolph Wegener passes on nuclear technology to his Japanese contacts to preserve peace, Heydrich flies to New York City to retrieve Wegener. He makes it clear that the only reason he hasn't already had Wegener tortured to death for high treason is because he needs him for his access to the Fuehrer, threatening to [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure have Wegener's family murdered if he doesn't comply]]. Heydrich wants to assassinate Hitler so he can [[TheStarscream take over the Reich]] and destroy the Japanese Home Islands with nuclear missiles, mocking loyalty as a weakness that greater men lack. When Obergruppenfuehrer John Smith discovers Heydrich's scheme, he invites Smith to a hunting party so he can [[HuntingAccident have him quietly killed]]. Feared even by his fellow Nazis as the Reich's foremost hatchet man and expert in mass murder, Heydrich enjoys every part of what he does and is known as [[RedBaron "The Man with the Iron Heart"]], a name he admits to wearing with pride.

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* CompleteMonster: In the live-action adaptation, adaptation of Creator/PhilipKDick's AlternateHistory [[Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle novel]], Oberstgruppenfuehrer [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Reinhard Heydrich Heydrich]] is the second-in-command of the SS, the [[StateSec paramilitary organ]] in charge of enforcing UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's racial ideology. He organized the [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust total genocide of the Jews within Europe and Nazi-occupied America America]] and participated in the enslavement of the entire African continent, boasting of having personally hunted down "tribal subhumanoids". subhumanoids." Heydrich's faction is opposed to Hitler's UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's policy of détente with the Empire of Japan, wanting to exterminate the Japanese so the Nazis can [[TakeOverTheWorld have the entire world for themselves]]. He arranges a public assassination of the visiting Japanese Crown Prince in an attempt to provoke the Empire into declaring war. When [[TheAtoner remorseful]] Nazi spy Rudolph Wegener passes on nuclear technology to his Japanese contacts to preserve peace, Heydrich flies to New York City to retrieve Wegener. He makes it clear that the only reason he hasn't already had Wegener tortured to death for high treason is because he needs him for his access to the Fuehrer, threatening to [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure have Wegener's family murdered if he doesn't comply]]. Heydrich wants to assassinate Hitler so he can [[TheStarscream take over the Reich]] and destroy the Japanese Home Islands with [[NukeEm nuclear missiles, missiles]], mocking loyalty as a weakness that greater men lack. When Obergruppenfuehrer John Smith discovers Heydrich's scheme, he invites Smith to a hunting party so he can [[HuntingAccident have him quietly killed]]. [[TheDreaded Feared even by his fellow Nazis Nazis]] as the Reich's foremost hatchet man and expert in mass murder, Heydrich enjoys every part of what he does and is known as [[RedBaron "The Man with the Iron Heart"]], a name he admits to wearing with pride.
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